Her Interactive games

Does anyone here play Nancy Drew games? Don't be fooled, the games are very challenging, even for adults. The storylines are interesting and educational and the gameplay is a lot of fun. Let me know what you are playing and if you have any questions or need help. I'm playing "The Creature of Kapu Cave" right now. I've played several of the games and if you go to herinteractive.com, you will find people of all ages and genders play these games.

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Goodhart9 years ago
Are these PC games or are they machine dependent?
barb_s13 (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Good question. These are PC games which can be purchased at most stores that sell video games, as well as online from Her Interactive and downloaded directly. But, what I do is trade them through Game Trade Zone at gametz.com. I've only had to buy a couple and then I traded them for two more and so on. The interesting thing about Her Interactive is all the game designers/creators are women. What I like about the games is they cater to what you're interested in. For example, if you like horses and the old west, play "The Secret of Shadow Ranch." If you are interested in New Orleans and it's history, play "The Legend of the Crystal Skull." It you love trains, play "Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon." Another thing to note is some of the games also feature the Hardy Boys, like "Last Train" and "Creature of Kapu Cave." Check them out, they are a blast!!
Although I don't normally have a lot of time for any games, I am always on the look out for those that might stretch my mind more. I played a lot of Chess, Stratego, Alchemy, and pattern recognition games like bounce out, etc. (yeah you can call me a boring geek LOL), and once had the opportunity to learn 3-D chess, but that was a long time ago (I was about 15 I think). I will see what is out there information-wise anyway, Thanks.
barb_s13 (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
Yeah, I like games that make me think too...nothing wrong with that! The puzzles in the Nancy Drew games are very challenging. Most folks use strategy guides or walkthroughs to do them. If you like to stretch your mind, try Sherlock Holmes "The Mystery of the Mummy" also. I've never been able to master the game of chess, but this page has some interesting 3D downloads: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/free-3d-chess.html. Have fun!! Btw, experts say these types of games keep your mind sharp as you age and I have to agree. I'm 52 and back in school. I attended a computer applications program at 47 and now I'm in a certified Internet webmaster program. I think a person should never stop learning.
Yes, they do keep a mind sharp. I am still reading books in areas I am not familiar with (quantum physics, mathematics, programming (I have done a bit of that), chemistry, etc. I love to learn. Thank you for the additional suggestions, I will look into them. PS: I am going to be 50 in a few months, so I know what you mean about how others look at us so called "old dogs" learning new tricks......but then, if you watch Mythbusters, they busted THAT myth wide open :-)
barb_s13 (author)  Goodhart9 years ago
I do watch Mythbusters, but I didn't see that one. I wish I had, but either way, I know that as long as you are learning, you mind stays young. :)