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Big Fish Editor's Choice! This title was selected for its exceptional quality and overwhelmingly positive reviews from our Game Club beta testers.

Daily Magic Productions presents the next haunting installment of the Harrowed Halls series!

Your sister is in the hospital with a mysterious illness! Your only clue is her mumbling about an abandoned house that you explored as children. The search for a cure quickly takes a dangerous turn as spirits interfere with your investigation! Can you solve a cold-case about a series of murders in the house and save your sister in time? Find out in this captivating hidden-object puzzle adventure game!

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“I LOVE this game! Can't wait for the full version. The storyline was great. Different minigames and hos are great. I actually jumped a couple of times from being startled...LOL. One of the best demos I've played with you guys.”  - Samantha, Beta Tester

“Love this game!!! The storyline is amazing. It had me hooked as soon as the ball went through the window the first time and the boy and girl went in after it. Some of the scenes made me jump. I love getting spooked by a game it keeps me wanting to know and see more. This is a great game!!!! Thank you for making this game. Truly fantastic!!!!!”  - Diane, Beta Tester


  • Learn the truth behind the Wantley Family tragedy in the bonus chapter.
  • Find lots of collectible hidden coins and morphing objects!
  • Never get lost with the strategy guide!
  • Enjoy exclusive wallpapers, concept art, music, and more!

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • CPU: 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 1244 MB

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Harrowed Halls: Hell's Thistle Collector's Edition is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We may need a flashlight. This is one dark game! Others have reviewed and told what's in the game, so I'll just say: if you don't like dark, creepy games, pass this one by. I was held in thrall from the first few minutes, and hated to leave to make supper! It's a "page turner" for sure, but a fairly dark one! Thanks, DM!
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Game! Must Try It! It seems that most of the games these days might have some really nice Hidden Object Puzzles (HOPs) and other puzzles, but the story is quite bland, following either a well-worn formula or just not developed enough. Not this game though! The cut scene even before you enter a profile name is quite gripping, and the story gets only more intense as you go along. I had actually thought at one point that maybe the developers revealed too much, too soon. As it turned out, however, there was more to come! Yes, the plot thickened, as they say... :D The graphics are great, and the music is most haunting - perfect for the storyline. The HOPs and puzzles are quite easy and fun at the same time. There are only two "side quests," so to speak - the Morphing Objects and Coins. But, unlike many games in which you collect these "extras" only for some achievement, this game gives you a whole lot more for your effort! As for the Morphing Objects, each one is actually a puzzle piece. You can go in the Bonus Menu at any time during the game, open the Morphing Objects tab, and see how many pieces you have collected. You will find that there are six jigsaw pictures that you can put together with the pieces you collect; and, no, there are no tricks - only the pieces required to complete a given picture will be found on that particular page. So you don't have to take the pieces from picture to picture to see where each fits! As for the Coins, they are easy enough to spot. What's more, as far as I noticed, a close-up does not disappear until you have picked up the coin in it! So you should not have any problem collecting these coins. Then, whenever you are ready, just go to the Bonus Menu again, open the Collections tab, and you will see six different games in a room. Yes, you use your coins to purchase these games. You can then play the game you purchased, and win an item. You will use the close-up icon on the cabinet in upper-right to see what you won. You get the Achievement only after you have won all six games. In short, this game is just filled with fun. I should note, however, that I did not care that much about the Bonus Game. Something that was undoubtedly resolved (or certainly seemed to be) in the main game, resurfaces in the Bonus Game, and without any explanation as to why it does so. [You will see what I mean when you play the game.] It was almost as if the Developers felt obliged to provide a Bonus Game because this *was* a Collector's Edition, after all. They still gave it a good shot, however, and they do provide some important background information to the main story. And, of course, there are more fun HOPs and puzzles. So do be sure to play the Bonus Game as well. Well, that's all I can think of right now. Hope that my review has been helpful, and that you will enjoy the game as much as I did. :)
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Story With Lots of New Bling Based on Main & Bonus Games This is the best Daily Magic game I've played, and I'm usually lukewarm on this dev. I usually forgo the story for adventure, but this one kept me hooked. (I get very annoyed when the whole plot is given away in the first scene and it's off to hammer ladders and find well cranks for the next two hours.) This. Game. Is. Great. The plot slowly unfolds which is awesomeness. Disclaimer: I love haunted house games, especially without crystals, artifacts, and bwah-ha-ha villains in mandatory red cowls. This is an actual ghost story. The graphics, scenery, music, and environmental sound effects are spot on. Puzzles and HOs are balanced at about 50/50. Most HOs are at least somewhat interactive, but traditional HO fans won't be disappointed. HO scenes are used twice. Puzzles are easy to moderate, with no aggravation. Adventure level is excellent, at least in hard mode. Bling includes morphing puzzle pieces; get them all and do 6 jigsaw puzzles in extras. Also collect coins to buy & play fun video games in extras. Now that was new and a nice touch. Also included are achievements, plus the usual. I got all the puzzle pieces, so I don't know if you can go back and find any you missed. The main game lasts a good 4+ hours in hard mode. Bonus game is about 1 hour, and carries the story a bit further. Is it worth a CE? Unqualified yes. This is a high quality game with great production values, a good bonus game, and new, creative bling that definitely extends your playing time. Snap it up.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BLOOD IS CALLING Plagued with heliacus nightmares stemming from her childhood; Dana's psychiatrist suggests she revisits the past; where it all went horribly wrong. Dana and her brother Rick were just innocent kids when they entered the abandoned house on Maple Street, but their innocence shattered like a fragile piece of glass that fateful day. Today, Dana has found the strength to return to the house where the entire Wantley family was murdered. Whatever it was that she seen all those years ago must still be in there, and like a thistle in her side, her nightmare's thorns have only begun to dig in. Now Dana's only hope of salvation, lies within her baby brother Rick, but will he suffer the same consequences when he returns to 23 Maple Street? I was a fan of this new series when Lakeview Lane was released last year, and (censored...H-e double L's) Thistle has exceeded my expectations! The graphics are some of the best I've seen in a long time, and although the story isn't exactly new per se, it does leave room for plot thickening and a few twists and turns. I love games that are based upon modern day events, and even though I'm not a fan of "ghost catching" devices, I'm willing to overlook the gimmicky device, because a cell phone is exactly what you'd expect someone to be using in current times. This edition has a whopping 72 Morphing Puzzle pieces (the beta only had 44!) that allows you to assemble Jigsaw Puzzles and save as Screensavers. You will also collect Coins throughout the game, that can be used to purchase Video Arcade and Billiards to decorate your virtual mancave garage, which also has a section to store your collectibles. The Hidden Object Scenes are at times more like a mini game, but for the most part, they are variations of Interactive List finds. There are also Keywords in Sentences, Multiple Symbol finds and of course, the ghostbusting app HOP's that require you to find specific items using your cell phone, which I might add, wasn't a bad feature, quite the opposite, it's not a dreaded repetitious game like most gimmicky tools. The Mini Games are in abundance, and many are available in a Casual or Hard difficulty mode, some of which are unique, and I enjoyed almost all of them. Below are brief descriptions of some of the games you'll encounter during the demo: 1-Create a path between the stages of the moon in the correct numbered order. 2-Use the phone to scan the room and search for the items listed. 3-Interact with the scene by finding and replacing items that are relevant to the story. 4-Find matching pairs under tiles by selecting two tiles to see their images. The circle will turn 90 degrees with each match found. 5-Select the correct key sections to to replicate the locks mechanism. 6-Assemble the picture by finding and rotating picture fragments. 7-Shoot down the boxes being thrown at you, shoot when the target turns green, using brief moments to fire at the unguarded ghost to defeat him. (oh yeah, I'm a sharp shooter) 8-Move the tokens to the correct shaped slots by moving to highlighted spots without intersecting paths within a specified amount of moves. 9-Move fuses to connect the wires by selecting switches to chose colors and directional arrows to move them. 10-Swap tiles to restore the picture, select switches to toggle between halves. 11-Select correct code numbers and scroll through cylinders to replicate the symbol shown. 12-Arrange the spheres according to the clue shown, selecting a central circle to rotate the spheres surrounding it. 13-Guide the large vertical bar to the bottom of the safe, by rotating the dial to move the bar in either direction, and selecting rows to rotate. 14-Select and drag knobs to change the positions, and size of each character. 15-Swap books to restore the image, then change the tokens to reflect the images on the books. 16-Restore the faces by swapping parts from the same section of each mask using directional arrows. 17-Extinguish the fire by selecting highlighted sections next to each extinguishers, starting from the fire's origins. HARROWED HALLS GAMES AVAILABLE Title***Collector's Edition Release Date***Average Rating 1-Lakeview Lane (October 20-2016) 3.6 2- (H-e-double L's) Thistle (October 26-2017) n/a (?????? Why do they give these games a name that you're not allowed to write on a review??????) This Collector's Edition has 20 Developer Diary pictures, 14 Wallpapers, 24 Concept Art pictures, 4 Music Soundtracks, 6 Jigsaw Puzzle Screensavers, 72 Morphing Jigsaw Puzzle pieces (to assemble the screensavers) 17 Achievements to earn, Collectible Coins (to buy virtual arcade and billiards) a built in Strategy Guide and a Bonus Chapter, enjoy the nightmare!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ~~YOU'LL NEED MORE THAN GARDENING SHEARS TO CONQUER HEII'S THISTLE!~~ Once in a full moon an outstanding Murder Mystery is offered on Big Fish. Daily Magic has delivered the second chapter in the Harrowed Halls scary hidden object series. Another installment of the new series which is truly outstanding that provides casual gamers with a perplexing suspense thriller that fans of the genre will definitely want to add to their collection. It begins in 1980 when Dana and Rick (brother and sister) are kids playing with a soccer ball that gets thrown into the old abandoned Wantley family house on 23 Maple Street in Portland Orgegon. Little do they know about the secrets hidden within the rooms of the Harrowed Halls...but Rick is about to find out and SOON. Fast forward to 1991 when Rick receives a cell phone call from his niece May informing him that his sister Dana is in the hospital suffering from a mysterious illness. The same illness which claimed the life of Dana and Rick's mother. When you arrive at the hospital Dana regains consciousness briefly from her coma to tell you that "Blood is calling" from the old Wantley Family estate. Your only clue is her mumbling about the abandoned estate that you explored as children. With Dana incapacitated it's clear that Rick (being the other half of the equation) must investigate what's happening at the Wantley estate for the sake of his sister and for his own closure on this childhood trauma. When you arrive at Whantley house you learn immediately that the entire Whantley family was murdered! But WHY? Clues about the murders eventually come to light as you make your way thru the horrific rooms of Harrowed Halls. Clues that can save your sister. The sub-plot of the story reveals the poisoning of twin brothers Arlow & Arnot Whantley and an affair with an instructor at the local Portland University. When May shows up at Whantley estate you must act quick to save her too! The storyline itself is so incredibly entangled as it progresses that you won't be able to stop playing once you begin. Daily Magic developers have created a captivating and engaging horror story that truly evolves into an enigma so suspenseful and thrilling you'll enjoy every moment until the terrifying conclusion. The end of the adventure will surprise fans of the genre after devoting roughly 6 hours of intense gameplay and another hour for the bonus chapter. This superb adventure ranks among "The Best Game of The Year" and you don't want to miss this original and unique new series.....Cheers! •Learn the truth behind the Wantley Family tragedy in the bonus chapter. •Find lots of collectible hidden coins and morphing objects! •Never get lost with the strategy guide! •Enjoy exclusive wallpapers, concept art, music, and more!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NIce Mystery Full marks for the best mystery game of the year. All of the usual disclaimers - this one will be too easy for some, too difficult for others, and for me it found the just-right zone. Pros: the writing, mentioned separately below. Great graphics, great voice acting, atmospheric music, and a jump-scare or two. The puzzles are plentiful, some quite challenging. I regret inadvertently playing the last one on Casual because it deserved better. Male POV for a welcome change. Nice bonus game with an interesting ending. Cons: the plot is very dark, not suitable for children. Writing: yes, a real mystery! The plot is properly convoluted and the player may wish to keep notes on relationships, because it's one slow reveal after another as the overall plot becomes apparent. Only at the last is the player character's real involvement in the story revealed. Very, very well done. Some may find the game too easy, some too hard, but for me it was the best mystery game of the year so far.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT GAME AND A PUZZLE LOVERS DELIGHT This is the second game in the Harrowed Halls series and in this one you play the game as Rick whose sister Dana collapsed one evening after work and is now in a semi-coma. When you arrive at the hospital she keeps repeating that “it is calling her back”. You know that she is referring to the old house that you and Dana explored when you were kids; an adventure that could have been deadly had you not run for your lives. Somehow Dana in her subconscious seems to hear that old house, or whatever evil resides in it, calling to her. Now it seems that you must confront your fear and re-enter the house after all of these years. Hopefully, by finding what lies hidden in that house, you will be able to save Dana. The game is very creative and the HOPS in this game are used to move the story forward. Even though a lot of the HOPS are the storybook type, they are very interesting and well-designed. I am not a huge fan of the story type of HOPS but in this game they work. There are some terrific puzzles in the game but IMHO, there are maybe too many puzzles in the game. Sometimes it felt like the puzzles outweighed the storyline. In this case the story is so good that I wanted to find out more and quite frankly I felt that having to stop and play a puzzle, no matter how good, interfered with the games momentum. I was disappointed that there is no replay of HOPS or of the puzzles in the game – mainly because I wanted to skip some of the puzzles in order to move forward with the storyline, thinking I could replay them in the extras but that is not an option in this game. The CE content has morphing puzzles pieces to find and they are very difficult to spot in some scenes. We also will find collectible coins that can later be used to play various types of arcade games. As usual, there are achievements to earn that we rack up simply by playing the game. The other extras are almost paltry in comparison to other games and include all of the standard fluff so I am not going to bother with them here. This second game in the Harrowed Halls series is excellent and one that is very fitting for the upcoming Halloween celebrations. There are some great jump-scare moments and one that I really didn’t expect at all. I love the game and think it is destined to become a Halloween classic and one that many of you might like to replay each year. Even though I found the game close to being perfect, as always, I recommend that you play the demo to see if it is one you will enjoy. Happy gaming!
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FAMILY FEUD REVIEW OF COMPLETED GAME AND BONUS This is a very enjoyable game with plenty to do in each scene. There is: * Voiceovers (with dialogue); * Casual, Advance, Hard and Custom modes of play; * Interactive map; * 17 Achievements; * Notebook; * Collections; * Find 72 morphs in game and bonus (puzzle pieces). The graphics are not bad but it is very dark in most scenes. However, it is an old house with lots of ghosts and creepy sounds to keep you company, so I suppose it has to be dark to add that ambiance to the game. Sound is good and the music is orchestral and piano. The hidden object games are mainly interactive straightforward which you will do twice. These are easy to do and each one only takes a couple of minutes. Items are clear to see. There are a huge range of mini-games and I enjoyed them all. These ranged from easy to medium. There are a few of my favourite ones in there as well. None are too hard or boring and I'm sure you will be able to conquer them all without any problem. As you go through the game and bonus, you will collect coins. When you have enough coins then go to Collections and play some extra mini-games. These are fun to do. There are 72 morphs (puzzle pieces) to find throughout the game and bonus. In some scenes these were actually hard to spot. There are 6 puzzles in total which you can complete any time you like. I did these are I went through the game. You also have a cellphone with apps to help you. This does not hinder the game in any way and it was fun using it. All up the game and bonus took me about 5 hours to play. I took my time as there was lots to do and it wasn't always obvious what to do next. I enjoyed that. Overall, a fabulous game and well worth putting in your collection. Happy playing fishies.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very long excellent game This is a very long game and has an excellent storyline. No demons which is fabulous, excellent puzzles and HOPS. No voiceovers, or hardly any, so we dont have to worry about them. I am thoroughly enjoying myself and I recommend you all to try it out.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought it before I had finished the trial. Enjoyed it the whole way through!
Date published: 2017-11-05
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