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This holiday season, Elephant Games invites you to enjoy another installment of the best-selling Christmas Stories brand!

Bundle up and prepare for an exciting adventure this holiday season! After receiving a desperate letter from your old nut-cracking friend, Albert, you rush to help him. When you arrive, you learn that the Rat King's evil wand has fallen into the hands of a vengeful baron, and now three innocent people – including Albert – have been turned into toys! Team up with the Nutcracker and your new friend, the Tin Soldier, to fight trolls and destroy the Baron's curse in this delightful Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

This is a special Collector's Edition release full of exclusive extras you won't find in the standard version. As a bonus, Collector's Edition purchases count toward three stamps on your Monthly Game Club Punch Card!

The Collector's Edition includes:

  • Two bonus games featuring everyone's favorite cast of cats!
  • Three extra puzzles that unlock animated screensavers
  • Collectible presents with surprises inside
  • Soundtracks, wallpapers, and concept art
  • An available Strategy Guide

Game System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1515 MB

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Christmas Stories: Hans Christian Andersen's Tin Soldier Collector's Edition 4.2 5 94 94
Animated Christmas Wonderland The Nutcracker has once again been turned into a toy, by now he's probably used to it, but this time his sister Nina and her fiance Charlie have become toy victims as well! Charlie and Nina were childhood sweethearts and were about to be wed when Charlie was called into war, Nina vowed to wait for him. Several suitors pursued Nina, but her heart remained true and she waited for Charlie's return, no matter how long it took. The Baron also wanted Nina for his own, and ordered his servants to do whatever it takes to assure Charlie never returns to Nina's loving arms. Charlie was severely wounded and lost his leg as a result of his injury, his love for Nina gave him the will to fight for his life! The Baron became filled with rage and turned everyone into teeny tiny toys when he saw that Charlie had returned, the Nutcracker managed to escape just before the Baron threw poor Charlie into the fireplace and kidnapped Nina! It's a good thing Charlie is now made of tin because you are able to meld a new tin soldier using Charlie's original crystal heart, a little bit of paint and he's good as new and available at a moments notice to fight those nasty Box Trolls! The Nutcracker joins us in the adventure as a hint icon. There are 36 collectible puzzle pieces that fit into three different pictures, when completed they become animated screensavers, and there are 15 Christmas packages throughout the game that contain miniature cat collectibles. Some of the inventory items you find are complex items as indicated by a snowflake, which means some type of interaction is required before using that item such as opening the package or combining the item with another inventory item. The Hidden Object Scenes are beautiful, with Christmas themed items, some are silhouetted shapes to find, interactive list finds that expose puzzle pieces that you swap to complete a picture and even moving items two at a time trying to find matching pairs. The mini games aren't difficult but certainly fun such as guiding soldier Charlie through a re enactment scene from the war, you have Charlie shoo away a crow, the crow drops the key into a haystack, charlie pushes the cow out of the way to search the haystack to find the key that opens a chest containing an axe to chop down the door of a burning house and so forth. This Collectors Edition has Wallpapers, Music, Concept Art, Animated Screensavers, Collectible jigsaw puzzle pieces, Collectible miniature Cats, Achievements, a built in Strategy guide and two Bonus Chapters, enjoy! December 10, 2014
The Trolls are so Darn Cute! Based on Demo Only? So much to do! I played the Demo; 90 minutes worth. Elephant Games has done it again! Extremely beautiful graphics and sound. I own the 1st Christmas Stories: The Nutcracker CE. Still waiting for my credits to build up to buy A Christmas Carol and now this?! WOW! I didn?t think any game would EVER come close to the breathtaking quality of graphics like The Nutcracker, but this one does. The Breakdown: - 4 modes; casual (Nina), advanced (Charlie), hardcore (Nutcracker), and customize. - Integrated SG which shows 6 Chapters plus the 2 Bonus chapters - 23 Achievements; finishing One Mini-Game in less than a Minute, pick-up 5 items in 5 seconds, etc. - 5 Choices of Music. - 16 Wallpapers - 20 Concept Art - 36 Puzzle Pieces to collect - 15 Miniature Cats to collect - 3 Screensavers that are created AFTER the Puzzle Pieces are collected. - ?Looked like an extra Bonus Game available after the full game is purchased. - Jumpable Map showing current location, still active locations, etc. - The Nutcracker and Charlie assist you in your quest, Charlie being the activity helper. - More Games to play (The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol) Demo versions? Not Sure) There is clearly no shortage of fun, beauty, enchantment, delight, and a tad of mischief from the trolls in this Amazing CE. --The voice of Charlie was a bit robotic sounding, but a tiny thing like that is not keeping me away. I would definitely recommend this game, if not for the simple enjoyment I feel while playing! Keep Swimming Everyone!!! ~~My apologies for any incorrect numbers in this review. I do have brain damage problems, so I miscount sometimes. December 4, 2014
The spirit of Christmas lives in this Christmas Story This is a wonderful game filled with Christmas touches throughout, besides being artistically beautiful and a great story as well! There is so much to like about this game -- I already bought it! If you haven't played the previous ones, rush and get them as well! So the Baron has found the Rat King's magic wand that the toymaker fixed - kind of. He's in love with Nina, and turns her, her fianc Charlie, and her brother Albert into a toy doll and toy soldiers. Plus the Baron becomes a jack-in-the-box. Albert becomes your hint button, and Charlie beomes your assistant - after you rebuild him - to help you recover Nina, who has been kidnapped by the box trolls - and turn everyone back into humans. The box trolls are little green men with their own personalities that live inside Christmas boxes. You can click on just about anything and it will react in some way. The game is so clever. The HOS are Christmas based -- find hidden pairs or silhouettes. But the mini-games -- wow! Rebuild a snowman, make a doll by cutting a tree and carving then assembling then painting the pieces, interact with Charlie in vignettes to tell his wartime story about how he lost his leg. You even get to make a shrinking potion! When you fix the electric lights, the entire Christmas tree lights up making a beautiful scene. There are 4 modes of play, including custom. Plus the gamma option allows you to brighten your screen. There are 2 bonus games, miniature cat collectibles in their own cat Christmas boxes, and 36 jigsaw puzzle pieces to find to make 3 different puzzles. The 23 achievements open up presents and are story-based or time/hint/skip based. Don't wait for Christmas -- try this now! December 4, 2014
A MAGICAL LOVE STORY TO LIGHT UP YOUR YULETIDE SPIRITm A warm, heart-felt Christmas love story awaits you with this glistening little Yuletide present from Pachyderm. Christmas magic is wrapped up in a rainbow of pastel colors and bright lights. It is a fairy tale come-to-life accompanied by music from the "Nutcracker." Our Pachyderm is all dressed up for Yuletide with green, red, and golden ribbons decorating his cute pink tail. GAME DETAILS: LEVELS: 4 Nina (sparkles, quick hints) Charles (No sparkles, longer hints) Nutcracker (No help) Baron (extreme difficulty). There should be CUSTOMIZATION in all CE games. GRAPHICS: They are beautiful as usual for Pachyderm. Absolutely breathtaking. INVENTORY: It is interactive and very creative. It can be locked HOP SCENES: Not a cookie cutter assortment. They are unique and innovative (A) Find pairs. (B) Storybook sequences - locate items to interact with the storybook scenes to further the story. (C) Silhouette (D) Riddles used to locate items PUZZLES: I found few puzzles in the demo. (A). Variations of a slider puzzles. (B) Create potions from searched items. SOUND OF/AND MUZAC: If you like "The Nutcracker" and want to get into the Christmas spirit, you may want to keep the music on. There is interactive dialogue with choices given for the dialogue. EXTRA GOODIES: (A). Map - transports you and signals areas of activity. (B) Helper - tin soldier who fights trolls. He waves to you when needed. (C) Collect puzzles pieces to complete jigsaw puzzles. (D) Exclamation mark at the bottom - indicates tasks to complete COMMENTS: I HATE HELPERS; however, in the spirit of Yuletide, I will be kind. The helper is a toy soldier who battles trolls. Is he needed? Probably not. In my opinion, the helper slows down the action in the game. It is "fluff" which, to me, actually detracts from the enjoyment of the game. Despite the helper, this game has more positives than negatives. Romantic storyline, beautiful graphics, excellent music, a good mix in the types of HOP scenes, make this an excellent game. December 4, 2014
A Christmas gem full of charm... Yes, the backstory of the poor soldier is a little dark - but then Hans Christian Andersen was known for his "dark stories of the North"- dark fairy tales- which are more adult in nature than written for the children of today (fun fact: the original fairy tales of the 19th century like HCA's were actually written for adults, not children, and were more moralistic. Disney and others milked them down for children's entertainment). So even if this game doesn't faithfully follow Andersen's story as someone mentioned (I never read that one)- it is in keeping with the theme of how he wrote. That said- this game is no different than the other dark fairy tales I have played on BF (i.e. -Dark Parables, which I really enjoy)- so keeping that in mind - I absolutely loved the demo and was so excited to see this game finally listed. I just bought it, and can't wait to play the rest. :) For all of us adults who are kids at heart and love an old-fashioned, old England Christmas tale, and who enjoy a story that has more meat to it than the fluffy rainbows and unicorns fairy tales designed for kids today - I highly recommend this game. And the sweet and touching romance of Charlie and his Nina was an added plus! :) Also cool that the Nutcracker is back with us! lol As a game for children, be wary, as already mentioned there is a bit of dark tragedy in the cut scenes of backstory - much like Hans Christian Andersen would write (the Little Red Shoes fairy tale comes to mind which haunted me when I was a little girl). I would say this game should be for ages 12 and up because of the soldier losing his leg in the war in the backstory of cut scene. I didn't mind it, (though that part was sad)- because it makes the story more real and genuine - especially when the main characters are likeable - which they are- and those touches immerse me more deeply into the game so that when the happy ending does come, it gives even more impact, because of all the conflict they've been through to reach that point. (Story means everything to me, more so because I am a novelist.) The HOS scenes were fun and colorful and interactive (even having puzzles within them!). All of the scenes were gorgeous, festive, and full of the Christmas spirit and old world charm. The puzzles/games are a lot of fun, some of them unique and inventive. (Really enjoyed making the toys and the backstory one with Charlie talking while the player moved him along to do various tasks during the war, etc.- sort of like a game and cut scene both) Oh- and loved the British accents of the main characters! <3 Felt very BBC-ish :) The music was classical, beautiful, from The Nutcracker. The cats were cartoonish, but fun. All in all, a great game to get one (or keep one) in the holiday spirit! :) December 5, 2014
I look forward to these every year now! For the past 3 years, the developers have brought us the best 3 games on Bigfish with these Christmas Stories. After playing the first one with the Nutcracker, I loved it sooooo much when I see new ones I immediately buy them at regular club price of 13.99, I dont wait for a deal I have to have it then. I looooove the classic stories and the developers bringing those treasured and well loved classics to life. In this and the other Collectors editions are a must. They have the works. 16 Wallpapers, concept art that you can SAVE, music that you can save, collectable kitty's, the achievement room is awesome and set up as gifts and if you earn the achievement you open the gifts, There are 2 bonus chapters and that was great. You also collect puzzle pieces throughout the main game and put them together in the bonus section. BTW you collect the cats throughout the main game, at the end of the game you will think you are missing a cat, you are not, the last cat is at the end of the bonus games. The graphics were stunning, the music AWESOME as usual, I love the Nutcracker music. Good long game too, at perhaps 7 hours in all. The hidden object scenes were superb and very well done. Puzzles were perfectly challenging.. The scenes which I could not say enough about just make me want to teleport through the screen. Or rather sit and stare at the screen in wonderment. I loved this beautiful game as I did the past 2. This is a game that you MUST own the Collectors edition!!! 5 Stars on all levels. December 7, 2014
Even better than last years! I thought last years Christmas Stories was good. Well they somehow managed to improve upon it. I play without any hints at all, and I had to really use my noggin on this one. So be prepared to settle in and play a good long game. Have fun and Merry Christmas! December 4, 2014
Wonderful addition to this series! Hi all. Wow, another addition to the Christmas Stories series. I have the first 2 and really did like them. This one is a great story. Graphics are extremely nice, with bright clear colors. Game play was excellent, no problems with any of the demo and the game fit my large screen perfectly. Music was fun, and I usually turn it way down. I always demo in the easy mode to get the feel of a game during the demo and then go from there. Voice overs are good and the Rat King has a very sinister sound to his voice. Sound FX are appropriate for what is happening at the time and are nicely done. HOPs are clean and clear and switch between standard, find pairs and silhouettes, so you don't get bored with the same thing all the time. Well done. Puzzles were simple. The only thing I didn't care for was the "story" puzzles using Charlie. They were very slow, too long and very bland, but not a deal breaker on this game. Hint system worked very well and was quite helpful. Yes, it does transport when needed and fills fairly quickly. SG was the standard, and is something I rarely use anymore, except to see if I find all the collectibles. I spent quite a little time looking for the one that I missed during the demo and haven't found it yet, but I will. The collectibles I found were 36 puzzles pieces, some of which are well hidden and others quite easy to spot. There's more than one in each location, so keep a look out for them. You also find 15 miniature cats. Not sure why yet, but I assume we will find out at the end of the game. I got so engrossed in this game that I nearly forgot to keep any notes! Yes, we have Charlie as our helper, but he is quite useful getting rid of trolls and into small spaces. This is a wonderful game, one that pulled me in from the beginning. Not so much because of the story, but because of everything else about it. It flows extremely well and is very well done. I believe this game will appeal to all levels of players. Am I going to get it? Absolutely, I can't wait to get back to it and play it out. As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. However, if you like Christmas, you will like this game. Thanks for the reviews. December 4, 2014
Delightful to Play Put me in the Christmas mood and it's so nice to play a game that isn't always so dark. This was cheerful, the storyline adorable as well as the characters and the games were really fun. Wish it wasn't only during the holiday seasons that these type of games were released. December 12, 2014
Review Based on Finishing Game Plus Bonus Games What a ton of fun this was and perfect to put you in the festive holiday mood! There are little cat dolls to find (which is fairly easy, since they are always located in pink gift boxes) and puzzle pieces to collect - these are a little harder, because they sometimes don't appear until you click or do something. I finished the game with six missing pieces (sad face). The difficulty is customizable, which I love, because I hate, hate, hate tutorials and it was nice to choose not to have one, yet still get my precious sparkles. :D Lots and lots of variety in this game; there's a match-3, some complex puzzles in which you have to interact with several disparate pieces, and mini puzzles within objects. The puzzles range the gamut in difficulty from simple (yet fun) to fairly complex. There were a couple that I had to refer to the strategy guide to figure out, as there were no instructions and I wasn't sure what I was trying to accomplish. Not a bad thing, though; I don't mind hitting the SKIP button if necessary. You'll have various helpers along the way; I get a bit impatient waiting for them to jump down and run to fetch things for you, but it's not too terribly often, so no dings for that. Speaking of accomplishments, achieving various tasks or being skillful fills up a room with toys and gifts; some of the accomplishments are going to be very difficult indeed; others you earn just by dint of reaching a certain place in the game. I'm personally not that interested in trying to find 5 items in 5 seconds, for instance, but others may enjoy the extra challenges. The story line is great; while not all that unique (a lady love needs rescuing), the variety of gameplay keeps you interested and wanting to see what's around the next corner. Game length is superb; I played for many hours over two sessions; lost track of time the first go-around and was surprised to see more than four hours had passed. The second time took about as long with the bonus games. The bonus games are imaginative and sweet, though I always wonder how Elephant's graphic artists manage to make their cats so much less adorable than real cats. (Hint: making a cat's face look like a human baby's does it no favors!) Highly recommend! December 16, 2014
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