Nancy Drew®: Danger by Design is a first-person perspective, point-and-click adventure game. The player is Nancy Drew and has to solve a mystery. Explore rich environments for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve puzzles and mini-games.
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Mixed (12 reviews) - 50% of the 12 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

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Includes 20 items: Nancy Drew ®: Danger on Deception Island, Nancy Drew® Dossier™: Lights, Camera, Curses!, Nancy Drew®: Legend of the Crystal Skull, Nancy Drew®: Ransom of the Seven Ships, Nancy Drew®: The Creature of Kapu Cave, Nancy Drew®: The Haunting of Castle Malloy, Nancy Drew®: The Phantom of Venice, Nancy Drew®: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister, Nancy Drew® Dossier™: Resorting to Danger!, Nancy Drew®: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED, Nancy Drew®: Shadow at the Water's Edge, Nancy Drew®: Curse of Blackmoor Manor, Nancy Drew®: Danger by Design, Nancy Drew®: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake, Nancy Drew®: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, Nancy Drew®: Secret of the Old Clock, Nancy Drew®: Secret of the Scarlet Hand, Nancy Drew®: The Haunted Carousel, Nancy Drew®: Warnings at Waverly Academy

 

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Nancy Drew®: Danger by Design is a first-person perspective, point-and-click adventure game. The player is Nancy Drew and has to solve a mystery. Explore rich environments for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve puzzles and mini-games.

Fashion designer Minette might be at the height of her career, but rumors have been flying about her bizarre behavior. Is this designer diva coming apart at the seams, or is someone keeping her spring collection unfashionably behind schedule? It’s up to you, as Nancy Drew, to travel to Paris for an internship and sew up this case in style!

  • Discover the inner workings of the fashion industry.
  • Experience Parisian life—dining at a café, translating French, and riding the Metro.
  • Skin dive and snoop around the creepy catacombs.
  • Haggle with merchants for souvenirs.
  • Solve puzzles based on concocting parfaits, developing photos, and completing circuit boards.
  • Erase mistakes by using the ‘Second Chance’ feature.

 

About The Nancy Drew Adventure Series


The original #1 selling PC adventure series.
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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1GHz CPU
    • Memory: 128MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB DirectX video card
    • DirectX®: 9.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 650MB of free space
    • Sound: 16bit DirectX sound card
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Mixed (12 reviews)
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This game simply doesn't run on newer computers. And by newer, I mean anything newer than Windows 98. I have no idea how the actual game is because it won't run! But it's probably fun if you can make it work.

EDIT:
Since posting this, I got some info for how to make the game work. Yay!

1. Right click on Desktop
2. Select Screen Resolution (if you do not see screen resolution select Personalize then select Display Settings from the resulting pop-up window)
3. Click Detect or Identify Monitors (with no additional monitor connected)
4. Next to your first display, you'll see a grey square with the text "Another display not detected" Click on the grey square
5. Next to "Multiple displays" it will say "No display detected"
6. Click on "No display detected"
7. A drop-down menu will appear
8. Select "Try to connect anyway on: VGA"
9. Click on your primary display (the square with the big "1" in it)
10. Next to "Multiple displays" select "Duplicate Display"
Hit the “Apply” button and start the game.
If duplicating the display does not work, then try choosing “Extend Display.” Extending the displays can cause windows you open to be “hidden” on the non-existent second monitor, so it isn’t the best option, but it should work to play the game – “duplicate displays” is a better option if available. This change can be reversed once you have finished playing the game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
As a longtime Nancy Drew fan, i've played everysingle game and this is one I am easily able to recommend to newer nancy drew players.

Pro's
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Point & click
Accurate depiction of historical events
Female Protagonist
Fun and intruiging storyline

Cons
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Only takes a couple hours to complete to a more seasoned puzzle solver (buy on a sale)
Not as new as other ND games so graphics and interface is outdated in comparison (not necessarilly a con)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Previously posted that this game doesn't work...It DOES in fact work, but none of the current articles provided for it anywhere were a solution, I had to get a friend to edit the Game.ini file and play with it til we found a solution.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
Yet another outing for this popular P&C puzzler. Not as good as some but still worth a bash if part of a cheap pack. There are a couple glitches in the puzzles but they are not show stoppers and you can easily just guess the missing elements.

72/100
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
110.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2014
i like this game sure but steam wouldn't let me play it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Overall good game. The mystery was challenging enough, but the ending left many plot holes. (like why JJ had those electric books, or how it seemed 2 different people were sending the threatening messages...)
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Wonderful game but dont not buy the digital download from anywhere!!!! The mouse does NOT work in the game.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
Can only be played on old style PCs
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Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2015
Here we come to my first downvote of a Nancy Drew game. I did not like this one at all. Puzzles were unintuitive; traveling by train was redundant; characters were more like stereotypical caricatures; the ending is the biggest WTF in stupidity. It had promise but failed to deliver on many fronts.
Maybe next time, Miss Drew.
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Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Doesnt work on new computers. I have Windows 7 and it just wont run I can only hear music.
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chrissy_17_sorensen
8.1 hrs
Posted: September 3
First off, this game doesn't work unless you follow the screen resolution setup in one of the other comments.

I'm still confused about this game. You arrive in France and you maybe-kinda-ish have a mystery? There's not quite an end goal proposed to you. You're just told "Check on this designer. She's acting up." The ending caught me by surprise because I didn't know what it would end at.

Making money is quite tedious, and you need it. You're doing chores, not solving mysteries. But hey, you don't know why you're there so it makes sense. There's some interesting World War facts you learn about, and graphics are quite alright, it's just missing the mystery.
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