This scary bundle includes five spooky mystery games for Windows PC: Midnight in Salem, Shadow at Water’s Edge, Ghost of Thornton Hall, Curse of Blackmoor Manor, and Message in a Haunted Mansion. Digital strategy guides for each game are included as downloadable .PDF files. Learn more about each game below!
Nancy Drew unexpectedly finds herself in Salem, Massachusetts investigating an arson on the Hathorne estate.
As Nancy races to uncover the truth behind the arson, she discovers connections to the house’s past with the Salem trials and finds herself drawn into a struggle with supernatural events that she simply can’t explain. Nancy’s convictions are put to the test. Are the ghosts real? Has Salem’s dark history come to life, or is there someone else to blame? Time is short, and Nancy must find the answers before the clock strikes midnight.
Confront Terrifying Secrets in a Haunted Japanese Inn!
Traditional Japanese family ryokans (inns) are charming places, but a vengeful ghost is terrifying you and other unsuspecting guests. Is there a shadowy spectre haunting the placid inn or is something far more sinister driving away business?
Some Families Keep Deadly Secrets!
Jessalyn Thornton’s fateful sleepover at the abandoned Thornton estate was supposed to be a pre-wedding celebration, but the fun ended when she disappeared. While her family searches for clues, others refuse to speak about the estate’s dark past. Did something supernatural happen to Jessalyn, or is someone in Thornton Hall holding something besides family secrets?
Delve into Dark Legends Lurking in the Shadow of an Old English Mansion!
All is not well in Blackmoor Manor, a fourteenth-century English mansion haunted by a tragic past. You, as Nancy Drew, embark on your first international adventure to visit Linda Penvellyn, your neighbor’s daughter and newlywed wife of a British diplomat. A mysterious malady keeps Linda hidden behind thick bed curtains. Is she hiding from something or someone, or is a more menacing threat stalking her? Face your fears to find the truth in Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor!
Discover who — or what — is behind the mysterious accidents in a house full of secrets!
Nancy Drew is invited, by a friend, to San Francisco to assist in the renovation of a Victorian mansion. But there are other uninvited guests, visitors from the past–spirits who want the place all to themselves. Nancy suspects that there is another force at work: greed. In a house full of trap doors and secret tunnels, breaking glass and suspicious fires, one misstep and Nancy won’t stand a ghost of a chance in Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion!
You’ll get free strategy guide walkthroughs for each game with your purchase of the bundle from HeR Interactive.
Already own the games? You can purchase the Official Digital Strategy guides here!
Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem
"Nancy Drew: Midnight in Salem has so much to offer over and above the main task of solving the arson. It is filled with complicated puzzles and a captivating cast of suspects. This mystery will surely test your abilities. Any of the Nancy Drew games from HeR Interactive will provide many, many hours (15+ for me) of critical thinking fun. They are well worth the price. This is fun for the whole family." - Marcel Dufresne, Mause Reviews
Nancy Drew: Shadow at Water's Edge
“This is probably one of the best Nancy Drew mysteries - and I have reviewed them all.“ ~Games 4 Women
Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall
“This is by far the scariest game of all in the entire series of Nancy Drew games. Tread carefully when you play the Ghost of Thornton Hall, or you will get scared out of your wits when you meet some rather spooky apparitions… We here at GamesWarp have thoroughly enjoyed this game and know that this series of adventure games deserves much more attention than it is currently getting.” — GamesWarp
Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor
“The best of the Nancy Drew adventures to date, and even if you don't like the series, this is one you just might wish to try. A well written story, colorful graphics, and interesting puzzles make this a winner.” ~GameBoomers
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion
“Message in a Haunted Mansion scores especially high in the area of personal identification. Role-playing is at the heart of the game. The user becomes Nancy, becomes an amateur sleuth, becomes the person peeking into suitcases and musty drawers.” ~ GirlsTech
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Released October 2021
Returning to help Nancy on another case, the Hardy Boys hone in on unexplained occurrences and aid in the hunt for the arsonist of the Hathorne House. With Frank’s practical sensibilities and Joe’s unbridled enthusiasm, they make an excellent team in search of the truth. The Hardy Boys will provide great insights and vital information regarding the investigation. You, as Nancy Drew, can depend on Frank and Joe’s assistance to shed light on the motivations of suspects and those that might be influenced by Salem’s dark past.
High-maintenance Deirdre Shannon has spent her life hovering in Nancy’s shadow and lives with the knowledge that she is the “girl who would have become Nancy Drew” had circumstances turned out better for her. Deirdre is concerned for her cousins Mei and Teegan and begins her own investigation to clear Mei’s name. When Deirdre discovers that there is more to the Hathorne Estate case than an arson, she reluctantly calls Nancy to come and help solve the mystery. Will Deirdre’s tense relationship with the famous teen sleuth hinder the case? Or is she hiding something about her cousin’s true motivations?
Mei Parry has spent her young life pulled between two extremes – the near-crushing protective attention by her parents and sister Teegan, and the cruel gazes and whispers by the local townsfolk. Mei’s mysterious past haunts her when she is accused and placed under questioning by the Salem police for the recent fire at the Hathorne Estate. Few of the townspeople are surprised and offer little support. Unfortunately for Mei, multiple scars publicly mark her mistakes of the past and results in a constant reminder that she often seeks to hide. Only those closest to Mei understand that her deepest pain can also be her greatest strength. Can Nancy Drew help Mei or has she gone too far this time?
Teegan Parry is Mei’s older sister and cares for her and the house while their parents are away. A warm, hospitable person, she runs the local museum and is passionate about Salem’s history. As an advocate for past accused witches, will Teegan take drastic measures to right the wrongs of history and protect her sister?
Constantly commanding the spotlight, Olivia Ravencroft runs a witch tour and novelty magic shop. It’s well-known locally that her smoke and mirrors entertainment is not always accurate, but it’s always very theatrical! Her self-guided tours depict Salem’s haunted past while ensuring to capitalize on the tourist trade. While Olivia uses her elaborate performances to ‘enhance’ the tourism experience, would she set fire to the Hathorne House to profit from the additional attention to her business?
As the last living person residing on the Hathorne property, Lauren claims to be the heir of the historic Hathorne House. Lauren owns an apothecary and tea shop in Salem and mixes natural remedies in the traditional methods. She has great respect for the town’s history, but would she use her expertise to unethically get what she wants?
Jason Danforth is the son of Judge Danforth. As a child, Jason loved to play in and around the infamous Hathorne House. Even though the people of Salem speculated the estate was haunted, Jason continued to visit until one day, when he was ten, he witnessed an unexplained sighting, one that haunts him to this day. As years passed, Jason enjoyed being the “it” guy in town and being both wealthy and handsome. Some say that Jason is his own biggest fan. For Jason, position has its privileges, but does his status mask the curse of his past?
Alicia Cole is a highly qualified attorney who left the big city to work with the soon-to-be-retired Judge Danforth. She loves the area and finds the smaller town environment more to her liking. However, in Salem, she must learn to deal with the occasional ‘she put a spell on me!’ case, especially behind the backdrop of a community that hasn’t come to terms with its dark and haunting past. Have the residents’ superstitions influenced Alicia’s judgment or do her ambitions run deeper than she lets on?
The well-established, yet somewhat scatterbrained, Judge Danforth is at the center of pressing legal battles in the town of Salem. The arson of the famed historic Hathorne Estate is under investigation and citizens want justice. But could Judge Danforth be harboring a hidden agenda to disrupt the investigation?
Miwako takes the ryokan very seriously and helps out by running the front desk and virtually everything else. But as the youngest daughter, she, according to tradition, can’t inherit the inn. Is the ghost just a ploy she’s using to help subvert an ancestral custom?
As the first daughter, Yumi is the rightful heir to the ryokan. She’s chosen to forego this responsibility for a fast-paced city life, much to the disapproval of her family. Are the hauntings merely a scheme to close down the ryokan and prevent her from having to leave her urban lifestyle?
As a loveable goofball, Rentaro spends most of his time in his shed building or tinkering with the latest technology. That is, when he’s not doting on his girlfriend, Miwako. He dreams of moving with Miwako to the city. A few staged scares could help convince her, but would this quirky technophile destroy a family and their business in the name of love?
Having grown up and lived in the ryokan her whole life, Takae has seen many things happen there, including the accidental death of her daughter. Still, she insists on following tradition, even if it’s against both of her granddaughter’s wishes. As an expert on Japanese culture, is she using the Yurei legend to help get her way?
Clara is the CEO of the family business and Thornton family matriarch. She grew up in this house which holds many memories. How much is she willing to share with you? Although clearly distraught over her missing daughter, is Clara hiding valuable information about Jessalyn’s disappearance? Find out in one of the best ghost games.
Having a shady past makes Wade an embarrassment to Clara but with a strong sense of duty he has returned to Thornton Hall to help track down Jessalyn. Wade reached out to Savannah for help since he believes in the supernatural. Could his knowledge and skills prove he has another motive for being here?
Harper is known for being the crazy black sheep of the family and is kept a secret from outsiders for the sake of the untarnished family name. She believes that her older sister, Charlotte, was murdered long ago. Could her theory be true or is she simply a dangerous distraction to your investigation?
Colton is Jessalyn’s fiancé and comes across as charming and suave, and seems genuinely concerned for her. Although the marriage appears to have Clara’s blessing, there seems to be some behind-the-scenes tension with his own family. Can Colton be trusted? Or is he as adept as Clara at creating a perfect façade?
Jessalyn and her best friend, Addison, visited Thornton Hall for a pre-wedding celebration and sleepover when Jessalyn suddenly went missing. Was she kidnapped or has something terrible happened to her in the haunted hall?
Your ghost hunter and phone friend, Savannah Woodham, calls you in to investigate Jessalyn’s disappearance at the haunted Thornton Hall. She needs your help and believes that a logical-thinking investigator would survive long enough to track down Clara’s daughter.
Addison Hammond (phone friend) is Jessalyn’s best friend who spent the night with her at Thornton Hall. Not nearly as brave as Jessalyn, Addison has been really shaken up over the fun-turned-traumatizing night and might not be comfortable discussing the strange happenings with just anybody.
Your friends Bess Marvin and Ned Nickerson return as your helpful phone friends and voice of reason for this odd and creepy case. Give them a call for a tip when you get stuck or don’t know where to turn!
Charlotte died the night of her 21st birthday in a suspicious fire. Although it appeared to be an accident, her haunting may indicate that there is more to the story. Could her ghost be back for revenge? Did she kidnap Jessalyn? How real is Charlotte to the visitors who meet her?
A historian currently researching and cataloguing the Blackmoor Manor library. Nigel is interested in writing a history of the Penvellyn family. Could he be the one who can help find the key to unlocking the past? But what’s really behind his keen interest in the manor and its quirky inhabitants?
Ethel is Jane’s tutor and comes from a long line of tutors to the Penvellyn Clan. She is very mysterious; her oh-so-charming demeanor has an edge that hints at something deeper. Is there something painful in her past, or is she hiding a secret?
Grand-aunt to Jane and housekeeper of Blackmoor Manor. Mrs. Drake puts up a no-nonsense attitude and is truly confounded and frustrated with the recent spate of events. Outwardly she ‘pooh poohs’ the issue of curses and witches, but she is superstitious herself.
Linda married Hugh Penvellyn and recently moved from America to Blackmoor Manor, his ancestral home. She now refuses to let anyone see her face — even Nancy. She says there are some doors that should never be opened. What is she hiding besides her face?
Jane is unhappy with her move to Penvellyn Manor having enjoyed being raised in the US. Very curious and smart, she is knowledgeable of the manor’s secrets — is she stirring up trouble so she can go back home to her mom?
She met Rose Green in River Heights during a stint directing a school play and together they purchased the Victorian mansion. Abby has a fascination for the supernatural and believes the mansion is truly haunted. Is she trying to turn her beliefs into reality?
Charlie is working on the house renovations and secretly lives in the mansion’s hidden room. Affable, adorable, endearing and sincerely nice, is Charlie causing the delay in renovations so it will extend his job and free-of-charge stay?
An antique dealer and Victorian era expert, Louis has agreed to consult with Rose on decoration in return for access to her library. However, he doesn’t seem to know as much as he says he does, so could he be causing the distractions?
A retired teacher who invested all of her savings into the Victorian mansion to convert it into a bed-and-breakfast. Is Rose starting to have second thoughts about the wisdom of her investments given the delayed schedule in renovating the house? Find out in this amazing adventure game!
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