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Bess Marvin, one of Nancy Drew's best friends, has won a trip to the Bahamas and invites Nancy and girlfriend George Fayne to go along. What starts as a great time in the Caribbean turns into disaster when Bess is kidnapped and held for ransom. Nancy and George end up in a whirlwind quest to find hidden treasure to rescue Bess.

Like previous games, Ransom of the Seven Ships is a point-and-click adventure game. It contains all of the normal elements of a standard adventure - talking to other characters, gathering objects and clues, and solving puzzles. In addition, there are some activities specific to a tropical island - beach-combing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving.

Up until now, Bess and George have only been voices on the telephone. This is the first game in which players will meet both of them. While playing the game, players will alternate characters between playing Nancy and playing George. There are two difficulty levels from which to choose: Junior or Senior Detective.

Based on the book The Broken Anchor, this is the 20th game in the Nancy Drew series.


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There are 10 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Screenshot
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Screenshot
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Screenshot
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Нэнси Дрю: Клад Семи Кораблей" -- Russian spelling
  • "Nancy Drew 20" -- informal name
  • "Les Enquêtes de Nancy Drew: Kidnapping aux Bahamas" -- French Title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Aug 05, 2009 9.3 out of 10 93
Just Adventure Jul 22, 2009 A- 91
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Jul 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Classic Gaming Sep 10, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Jul 21, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Shark Jul 28, 2009 B 75
Cheat Code Central Aug, 2009 3.5 out of 5 70
Adventurearchiv Jul 17, 2009 69 out of 100 69
GameBoomers Jul, 2009 B- 67 Apr 14, 2010 7 out of 20 35


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Jeanne (76308) added Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships (Windows) on Aug 09, 2009