How to Be an Expert at Nancy Drew Gaming

If you're a fanatic of Nancy Drew games, here are some tips on how to make the most of your gaming experience without cheating.


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    Familiarize yourself with the tutorial to fully understand how to be Nancy Drew.
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    Read through the scrapbook to check out previous cases.
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    Start the case.
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    Check every nook and cranny, every detail, and every book when searching rooms. Anything you find may help you solve the mystery.
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    Take good notes of your observations. Even though Nancy already keep notes, keep your own. Trust me, it helps.
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    When questioning suspects, pay attention to details. Write down in your notes any inconsistencies, main points, locations, etc.
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    Do not give up on puzzles. Some take time. When stuck, look through your inventory, notes, and notebook for clues. Give Ned, the Hardy Boys, Bess or George a call (depending on which game you're playing).
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    Appreciate the educational merits of the game. Don't just skim through the books. Read and enjoy them. HerInteractive makes information easy to learn and very accessible. Plus, this information may help you solve the game.
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    Pay attention to motive and intent with regard to suspects.
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    Be sure to remember that some steps in the mystery have to be done in order. You may not be able to talk to someone about a particular topic before you solve a particular puzzle, for example. If you're stuck, make sure you aren't trying to put off one of the difficult puzzles as this may be the key to unlocking other clues to pursue.


  • Keep your own notes (particularly symbols, notes, languages, codes, etc.). Sometimes Nancy does not write these things in her notebook.
  • HerInteractive offers two difficulty levels, junior and senior. While you may be new, try going for senior. Isn't it more enjoyable to know that you didn't take the "easy way out?"


  • Don't cheat -- The game lasts longer and is more satisfactory if you solve it on your own.

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