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In this point and click adventure game you play the famous teen detective, Nancy Drew, as she takes on an interesting summer internship as Deputy Curator of a Washington D.C. museum, Beech Hill. The museum specializes in the ancient Mayan culture, and part of Nancy’s job is working with Mayan artifacts and preparing them to go on exhibit.

Shortly after beginning her new position, Nancy learns that the museum has had a series of mysterious thefts. Only one clue has been left behind to connect the otherwise seemingly unrelated incidents – a bright red handprint. As she learns more about the Mayan civilization and its culture, she realizes that there is much more to the thefts than the authorities realize.

Part of Nancy’s investigation involves travel outside the confines of the Beech Hill Museum building to other parts of the Capitol City. She will take a subway, visit a hospital and meet characters in the Mexican consulate in Washington, D.C.

Secret of the Sacred Hand is based on a book by the same name, #124 in the paperback series.


Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Windows Taylor Sinclair, a shrewd art dealer
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Windows Outside Nancy's Hotel
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Windows Match up the proper glyphs with their meanings in this puzzle
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand Windows Henrik van der Hune in the lab

Alternate Titles

  • "Nancy Drew 6" -- Informal name

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Chock full of interesting puzzles! Jeanne (75412) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Aug 20, 2002 A 100
Edutaining Kids Oct, 2002 A 100
Quandary Oct, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Sep 21, 2010 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Jul 24, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Nov, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventurearchiv Oct 23, 2002 72 out of 100 72
GameZebo Jul 10, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Scarlet Hand has won the following awards:

  • Parents' Choice Gold Award 2002
  • National Parenting Center, Seal of Approval

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    Jeanne (75412) added Nancy Drew: Secret of the Scarlet Hand (Windows) on Aug 14, 2002