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Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (Windows)

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Released to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Nancy Drew, this is the 12th in the series of point-and-click, 1st person adventure games in which you take the role of the famous teen detective.

Taking place in the town of Titusville during the Depression era, the surroundings, clothing and manner of speaking are representative of the early 1930s.

A friend asks Nancy to go see 17 year old Emily Crandall who runs the lovely Lilac Inn. Money is tight, but a kindly neighbor tells her she will inherit his estate after his death. But, when he dies, the will leaves everything to someone else! In addition to this unexpected and suspicious occurrence, there have been some strange things happening of late. For instance, various things have disappeared and suddenly reappeared .. strange whispers have been heard in the halls when no one is about .. items on the walls move suddenly on their own. Nancy deduces that there is more to Emily's predicament than meets the eye. Determined to get to the bottom of it all, Nancy settles in to solve the mystery.

During your investigation, explore the town of Titusville, talk to its people, find and use inventory objects, and solve unusual adventure-type puzzles.


Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Watch Richard Topham attempt to bend spoons
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Emily's new guardian, Jane
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows A game in the Lilac Inn's parlor.
Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock Windows Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Нэнси Дрю: Секрет старинных часов" -- Russian spelling
  • "Nancy Drew 12" -- Informal name
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: Le Mystère de l'Horloge" -- French title

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User Reviews

A fun game for when it's raining outside and just play with yourself or with friends or family, it's a fantastic game! erika hvistendahl (12) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Good who-dun-nit keeps you guessing until the end Jeanne (75627) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars

The Press Says

Edutaining Kids Aug, 2005 A 100
Game industry News (GiN) Oct 03, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamerDad Nov 05, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone Aug 08, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Adventurearchiv Aug 07, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Quandary Aug, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Oct, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65 May 11, 2006 12 out of 20 60 Apr 24, 2006 11 out of 20 55


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The blue convertible roadster that Nancy drives in this game has a history. In the books, Nancy’s father gave her trusty blue roadster to her as a birthday gift. After a brief stint as a maroon roadster, it went back to snappy Nancy Drew blue, eventually morphing into a blue convertible to keep up with the latest styles.

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Jeanne (75627) added Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (Windows) on Jul 14, 2005