Yesterday, I ended the 2013 Scary Nancy Drew Games Marathon with Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor. As a fun experiment, I tried to go through the game as long as possible, without going to the downstairs floor of the manor.
It turns out that you can play for at least an hour, before going downstairs. Really, the only reason to go downstairs is to access the secret passageways. Mrs. Drake lets you get through Secret Passage #1, and Nigel gets you through Secret Passage #2.
I kind of want to do a speedrun for Curse of Blackmoor Manor now. The game has about seven overarching puzzles, which can be done in any order. I'd be interested in seeing which order is the ideal order.
I talked about a possible Curse speedrun twice before. Is there any interest in me resuming this project?