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Nancy Drew Codes and Clues Mystery Coding Game

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Teacher Overview

Kids can learn the basics of visual block coding and observe storytelling and analyzing information as they hear Nancy and friends reason through the clues they discover. However, they don't influence or contribute to the analysis themselves and the coding game is relatively shallow. 

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Developer Description

Kids will learn basic coding, reading and critical thinking skills as they find clues and code their robot puppy in this fun story-based hidden object mystery game!

The strength is that the coding element is useful within the story instead of being an isolated skill out of context. As an instructional technology teacher, Nancy Drew Codes and Clues, gets my kids excited about coding and puts those skills in a fun and familiar context. Who could want more than that?

An amazing introduction to teach kids coding in an easy, approachable way. Nancy Drew Codes and Clues delivers an entertaining experience with a dash of education making it well worth picking up.

Essential skills for children are reading, writing, math and now coding. Today everything related to technology requires some type of code. So sparking an interest in coding, especially for girls, at an early age is important. Nancy Drew Codes and Clues sparks this interest through a fun and engaging story. The mystery adventure story also builds critical thinking and reading skills as kids read along with story dialogue. Nancy Drew is not a complicated app. Parents or kids DO NOT need to have any prior knowledge of programming. It’s just full of fun education, music and coding!

In one of the most creative and educational coding games for kids, as a member of Nancy Drew’s De-TECH-Tive crew, choose disguises, find clues, and program your robot puppy to solve the mystery of a missing project at the Tech Fair.

The fun mystery unfolds in a full narrative story spanning six chapters, as Nancy and friends encounter students who may have taken the missing project. Help Nancy track down suspects and discover what happened to the project before the Tech Fair competition begins!

Throughout the game players develop and use their growing de-TECH-tive skills. Players find clues in hidden object games and apply basic coding concepts to code their puppy and help Nancy out of tight spots at the end of every chapter.

The coding challenges increase as the story progresses and leads to a Super Coder award. Not only is it a great way for girls to get some basic education on coding skills and knowledge, but it’s also a great way to keep them entertained and challenged.


Girls will have fun learning two of the three basic logic structures in the computer programming educational process:

  • Sequences
  • Loops

Super De-TECH-Tives will develop critical thinking skills:

  • Pattern recognition
  • Spatial visualization
  • Problem solving
  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Attention to detail


  • Kids will follow the story and have fun while narrowing down their list of suspects:
  • Read along with story dialogue!
  • Find clues within 20+ hidden object games!
  • Review clues, evidence, and possible suspects in the player’s Clue Book!
  • Select undercover disguises for Nancy, Bess and George!
  • Investigate a new location in each chapter!
  • Play bonus coding levels in Obstacle Course mode!
  • Collect in-game charms!
  • Listen to the “Codes and Clues” theme song composed by Berklee College of Music contest winner, Ana Tish, performed by Sofia Mazursky and produced by Grammy Award winner Tena Clark.
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