Unlock Edwina's past to discover her future in The Secret of Margrave Manor, a re-mastered version of the hit that started it all.
Torn drapes and dark chandeliers adorn the spooky Margrave Manor house. Here, Edwina Margrave is looking for her grandfather after receiving a mysterious stone and the promise of family secrets. The only problem is that the man has been missing for 10 years now and his disappearance is still a mystery. Can Edwina locate him?
Join in the search and help Edwina piece together her past. Traverse the halls and rooms of the mansion, finding and deciphering clues plus solving a host of odd puzzles. Be forewarned however, because Margrave Manor is a strange place, one that continuously changes for a greater challenge. Can you discover the family's forgotten past?
Find out when you try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of The Secret of Margrave Manor today!
See how it all began in this re-mastered version of the Hidden Object classic.
Follow Edwina to Margrave Manor as she discovers her family's forgotten past.
Travel from room to room finding clues and solving puzzles.
Enjoy the challenge as objects change positions every time you visit a location.
Play three modes including Item Collection and Freeplay.
Now, in most frames, the music doesn't even play, which was part of the 'ambiance' of the entire game. Without the music, all atmosphere is lost. The graphics are better, yes, but honestly - like I always say - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Because, by fixing it, you've made it unplayable. And I can't get the original version back. So this game is a total loss for me. Goodbye to the original version of The Secret of Margrave Manor. You were my first ever hidden object game years ago and I miss you dearly.
The game was okay. Lots of hidden objects and puzzles to put together. Fairly easy to find objects and the puzzles consisted of reassembling torn-up notes and a family crest. Not much of a challenge.
NORE | Added on: November 30, 2012
I was very disapointed in this game, the other ones were very good, but this one is just not up to par. Glad I did not buy it
devi | Added on: May 20, 2012
How long? Just think about at the pieces of the crest you have to collect..How boring? Repetitive rooms just filled with junk. Game has creepy butler conversations that you are forced to read through, no skip. Basic HO with some very difficult objects to find. Standard mini games: put shredded pieces of paper together, spot the differences. Hints recharged extremely slow. Disliked looking for objects with only a small halo of light. Throughout the game you will gather objects to add to your "collection" which was just a room full of junk like old shoes. Why? For basic HO lovers, you will probably enjoy this one. Me, not so much.
I knew this was the original of the series, and therefore not expecting all the latest improvements, but I kept waiting for it to go to an adventure type mode, where you could actually walk from room to room, but I eventually realized that wasn't going to happen. I don't miss the lack of usual minis, as I like the jigsaw type in this, but I don't care if there are none, really. I don't play them for mini games. I played a bit longer because I really was curious about the story, but just started yawning too much. I can't play pure HO for very long at a stretch. It especially grates that the items are purely random - in purely random places (toast stuck on the wall?) and I also noted that it showed its age since the great majority of the items you need are concentrated in the center of your field of view. In recent games, most of the required objects are typically on the outer edge of your field of view. (That's not too much of a spoiler, is it?) But for those folks who like just one static HO scene after another, no interactive places, no walking around, no using items, no combining items, just endless random hunting lists, they should be pleased. No thinking required. Items are large, mostly easily found, and the hints seem to increase the longer you spend on the scene- I guess they figure if you take that long, you needed more help. For me, it seems some games from the past are just better off left in the past.
very simple, true HOG. find items and progress in the game. there are no mini games-u do have puzzles and spot the differences, but other than that it's all HO. very refreshing. cool to have a refurbishment of a classic. very old school...
RokNRolMom | Added on: May 19, 2012
I think Margrave Manor was about the first HO game I played and purchased. That must have been 4 or so years ago. I have mixed reviews about the game. It is the same as when originally released. That means if you like HO games you are in luck. It is 90% HO mini-game with little else. The items are hard to find but the hints are generous. The story plot is a bit lacking but if you like hidden objects you are in your element. The graphics are good. But, I can't see a difference in the resolution from the old game. I think it is just a re-release. I won't spend my money again on the game, but a novice will find it challenging. The game is well produced so it does not hang or trick the player.
With this game your get your money's worth on levels to play. Liked it a lot. Played it several times.
Cat_In_RV | Added on: December 12, 2012
This is the first in the Margrave series and the most basic. It follows the standard HO formula of going from scene to scene to find a series of hidden objects while telling a story. In this case, the story centers around Edwina's grandfather who was an archeologist and supposedly found a great treasure. Edwina receives a ten-year-old letter from her grandfather calling her to his home. There she finds a butler who has remained in residence during the past 10 years while Edwina's grandfather has been missing. Together they look for a way to unlock a door with a puzzle key. Once the door is open, the story is finished for you through a series of scenes. The scenes themselves were fairly clear, although there were a few items I couldn't recognize. But going over and over and over the same few rooms was incredibly boring. I stopped trying to find everything and used hints just to get through it more quickly. As anyone knows who has played the Margrave series, the latter games are some of the best anywhere. This first one is more basic, but for true HO enthusiasts, it will still be enjoyable.