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#852700 - 11/29/12 10:03 AM Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish
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You can download Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition here.

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A classic Christmas tale tail, with a whole new twist! Help the Nutcracker rescue the princess from the evil Rat King in this memorable hidden-object puzzle adventure game.

You might be too late for the Christmas Ball, but you're just in time for adventure! The Nutcracker needs your help, and there's an army of rats running rampant through the kingdom. Luckily, a few cute little sidekicks have got your back. Uncover the Rat King's evil plot - and find out what created the toothy little monster.

This Collector's Edition includes a bonus game that tells the story of your agile sidekick and his super band of feline fellows.

Other fun extras:
Concept art - some that never made it into the game!
A special "Cat Cave" collection
Achievements under the Christmas tree
Wallpaper and soundtracks




As always, please remember to come back and tell us what you think.

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#852702 - 11/29/12 10:17 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, Ana. Downloading the demo now. This game comes to us from Elephant Games, and it looks beautiful. santa wave

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#852705 - 11/29/12 10:25 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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What an outstandingly beautiful game! smile Hard to pass this one up.

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#852725 - 11/29/12 11:19 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Sparkle]
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What a delightful game, and a nice change from the spooky ones rah
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#852742 - 11/29/12 12:15 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Rosaboobie]
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Hi, Boobie!

I'm downloading the demo right now, but it's nice to know that none of the characters will have red eyes grin !

Susan

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#852756 - 11/29/12 01:41 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Susie07]
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Well, the rats might have red eyes LOL grin
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#852759 - 11/29/12 03:03 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Rosaboobie]
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Hi, Boobie!

I was ROFL because I realized I had spoken too soon when, not too far into the demo, I ran into a door that had red eyes, so I guess we just can't escape them.

It's definitely a buy for me, though, because I not only enjoyed the demo, but I need 4 more punches to complete another punch card, and I just looked at the calendar and noticed I only have 2 days to do so.

Susan

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#852789 - 11/29/12 06:43 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thank you, Ana.
I downloaded the demo this morning. This is a beautiful enjoyable game. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until next month to buy.
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#852797 - 11/29/12 06:49 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: smitty145]
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December isn't far away. smile

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#852929 - 11/30/12 11:24 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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That was a FANTASTIC game and well worth playing again.

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#852935 - 11/30/12 11:45 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Tammy64]
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Glad you enjoyed it so much, Tammy. rah wave

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#852991 - 11/30/12 05:13 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I did the demo and realized that December was 2 days away and could not wait. I am enjoying this game completely. rah santadance

Kathy
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#852992 - 11/30/12 05:16 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I needed a couple punches on my card since I actually bought a couple games this month so I bought this sight unseen based on your reviews. I'm looking forward to playing it.
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#853016 - 11/30/12 07:24 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I bought this too. I do enjoy the spooky games, but felt this would be great to get me in the mood for the holiday season.

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#853066 - 12/01/12 04:01 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I also bought this sight unseen. After I read the comments, I went and saw I had only half a punchcard filled, so I grabbed this at 11:57! LOL! Talk about under the wire. laugh

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#853095 - 12/01/12 09:44 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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lol Well done Cynder!

Ana wave
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#853755 - 12/04/12 03:20 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi I wonder if anyone has had this problem with this game. I am onto chapter 6. No problems at all. Closed game last night, came today to start again, and it wants me to start from the beginning again. I was really enjoying this beautiful game, but I really do not want to start it all over again. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Sam
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#853759 - 12/04/12 03:40 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: samson]
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I'm really sorry to hear that, Samson; I don't believe there is any workaround for this problem, unfortunately. I would contact Big Fish Customer Support to see if they can determine why the game did not save properly. wave12

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#854116 - 12/05/12 09:07 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: samson]
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I am having the same problem in the demo. Played for about 20 minutes,saved and when I got back into the game it said my profile was corrupted and I would have to start over again.

BF today posted that they had a new build that addressed this problem, but when I downloaded the demo again, there was no change, and my time did not start again. In the past when I have downloaded a demo with a new build, I have always re-started the clock at 60 minutes.

This looked like a beautiful game that I would like to have played. It apparently doesn't like my computer very much. Bah Humbug!
Jeanne

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#854117 - 12/05/12 09:15 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Jeanne]
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Jeanne, did you start the demo again with a new player profile? I'm also wondering if the demo would behave in the exact same way as the full-version game would. You might want to look into this problem with Big Fish Customer Support. Thank you for mentioning the update. Update was announced as follows:

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We have a new PC version available for Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition!

This new version helps fix those profile corruption issues.

That update is available in the Game Manager or by uninstalling and reinstalling the game.

If you've already seen the profile corruption message you'll need to start a new player profile. If there has been no error then the new build should be compatible.


Hopefully this new build will help samson, who was having the same problem.

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#854118 - 12/05/12 09:27 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian]
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Yes, even though I was surprised that the demo remembered that I had "x" minutes left, but no profile was saved...I started a new one. Played for awhile, and saved the game. When I eagerly launched the game again, same message that my progress was not saved.

Thanks for your response, Marian. I will wait a day or two and then contact Customer Service. I would really like to play this one.
Jeanne

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#854119 - 12/05/12 09:32 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Jeanne]
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Yes, I would definitely contact Customer Support, Jeanne; it may just be some little adjustment that you need to make to get the game to save properly. The game works otherwise, and it would indeed be a "bah humbug" if you missed getting to play it. flowers wave12

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#854256 - 12/06/12 10:55 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Hi I have contacted Big Fish and they have given me a game credit. They would also like me to get Felix to sort it out, but as I am not very good at sorting that side of things out I was wondering about the update. I have not had the profile corruption message so can you tell me how I go about the update, and will it start from when I finished. I would so like to finish this lovely game.Thanks Sam
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#854265 - 12/06/12 11:38 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: samson]
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Samson, in order to get the update you would need to completely uninstall your game and then redownload the game from your Purchase History, which would now download the updated version. If your previous game did not recognize your save game and was only giving you the option to start over with a new profile, this probably means that you would need to start over from the beginning with the updated version even if you did not receive a specific error message, as the game did not save properly the first time through. You can always give this a try and see what happens - I sure understand not wanting to start over from the beginning, though. wave12

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#854278 - 12/06/12 12:57 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Marian]
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No more Humbug for me!

I did a live chat with Big Fish this morning.
They had me go into the game file and delete everything. Even though I had completely (or so I thought) deleted the first version from my computer...apparently some remnants of the original version were still in there.

The game now works for me! I went in and out of it four times just to make sure.
Happy Dance!
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#854287 - 12/06/12 01:18 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Jeanne]
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Excellent, Jeanne! happydance12 wave12

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#854710 - 12/08/12 01:55 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm thoroughly enjoying this game. The graphics and music are very nice. There aren't a lot of HO scenes. The map is interactive so you can "jump" from location to location. And I also appreciate the "helpers" that are found along the way. Fun game.

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#855209 - 12/10/12 09:33 AM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I finished this game the other night. Beautiful graphics, pleasant music, enjoyable story and some extra items to hunt for during gameplay. Love the map and the achievements.
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#855375 - 12/10/12 07:20 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Now playing the Bonus Game and wanted to pop in to say how delightful it is. Of course, I'm a cat person, so that makes it more fun. And so far, plenty of gameplay in the Bonus Game.

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#855379 - 12/10/12 07:32 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: Sparkle]
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I'm happy to hear you are enjoying the game. thumbsup12 wave12

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#855604 - 12/11/12 08:00 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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uh having an issue trying to do something really simple in the first part of the game, I have literally just started and having an issue..LOL I can't figure out how to use the screwdriver on the darn cabinet door...HELP

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#855611 - 12/11/12 08:18 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cheryl1091]
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Hi cheryl, and welcome to GameBoomers! happydance12 Until someone else comes along who has played this game and can advise you, have you looked at the built-in strategy guide/walkthrough to help you with this? wave12

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#855612 - 12/11/12 08:24 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I cant find the walkthrough for it, but I did look at the strategy guide, it just says to use the screwdriver on the screws on the handle. But I can't seem to make it work, I play these games all the time and have never run across this problem of not being able to make it do what the guide says. I wondered if I missed something so I went back on the guide and I did not see anything I had missed! Thanks for the answer and suggestions, this is gonna be a cool place to be I think!

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#855617 - 12/11/12 08:39 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cheryl1091]
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I'm not sure what the problem is, so let's wait and see if someone else can help you with this. When I said strategy guide/walkthrough, I was referring to the strategy guide itself. smile12

We have plenty of people here who play these games, and quite a few of us are addicted to them. grin12

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#855619 - 12/11/12 08:46 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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LOL, Big Fish has sucked me into the vortex...LOL...my desk top looks like a gaming website, with all the games I have. Sorry to have been a bother, will keep checking and trying to figure it out. thanks a lot!!!!!

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#855620 - 12/11/12 08:55 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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You aren't a bother cheryl, and welcome to GameBoomers.

Ana wave12
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#855622 - 12/11/12 08:58 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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LMBO, I went back and started over........FOUND THE SCREWS that I missed at the very beginning boy do I feel like I need a smack to the head! Thanks, I will keep looking here for more exciting games...

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#855623 - 12/11/12 08:58 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Not sure if this helps, but depending on the game, sometimes you have to put the tip of the cursor where you want to use it, other times you put the object where you want to use it Does this make sense? Well hope you work it out.

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#855624 - 12/11/12 08:59 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Glad you got it cheryl. yay12

Thanks thracia. wave12
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#855625 - 12/11/12 08:59 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: cheryl1091]
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Originally Posted By: cheryl1091
LMBO, I went back and started over........FOUND THE SCREWS that I missed at the very beginning boy do I feel like I need a smack to the head! Thanks, I will keep looking here for more exciting games...


We've all done things like that before, cheryl. Glad you figured it out! wave12 thumbsup12

I put all my Big Fish game icons in one folder on my desktop so that my desktop looks less like a train wreck! lol12

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#855626 - 12/11/12 09:00 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Sorry chery1091, saw your post after I finished typing. Glad you figured it out. Very nice game. You're gonna love it herewelcome

thracia


Edited by thracia (12/11/12 09:01 PM)
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#855631 - 12/11/12 09:22 PM Re: Christmas Stories: Nutcracker Collector's Edition - New IHOG on BigFish [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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thank you all.....

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