Main Menu

  • Start the game by entering your name and clicking Create.
  • The Options feature allows you to adjust the SFX and Voice Volume, the Environment Volume, and the Music Volume. You can also adjust the window size. You cannot change the custom cursor. To save changes, click Accept.
  • To start the game, press Play.

Game Play

  • This is a hidden object adventure game.
  • Adventure aspect:
    • To advance the game, you have to gather objects in order to solve puzzles and perform actions such as unlocking doors/gates/boxes, adding ingredients to make spells, etc.
    • Gathered objects go into your inventory (located at the bottom of the screen). You can scroll through the inventory.
    • Action zones – When you need to use an inventory item, from the inventory, click on the item and move it to the action zone and then click again to perform the action.
    • Inventory items or action zones are distinguished by the cursor turning into a grabbing claw or a magnifying glass. Action zones or inventory items sometimes sparkle.
  • Hidden object aspect:
    • Click on a purple sparkling area to launch a hidden object area.
    • A list of items to find in the scene will appear at the bottom of the screen. Within the scene, click on items to cross them off the list. Each hidden object area has one item that is added to your inventory.
    • From time to time, you will need an inventory item to retrieve a hidden object item. For example, you would have to use clippers to cut a flower from its stem.

Gameplay tips

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  • There is no timer or point system.
  • At each scene, move your cursor to all areas to find inventory or action items. When your cursor turns to a magnifying glass or grabbing talon, there’s something to do.
  • Revisit locations.
  • When you click on areas, take note of the comments at the top of the screen. You can get valuable hints.
  • Hint system: If you are stuck, click the Hint icon (pink bottle in bottom right-hand corner).
    • Adventure aspect – At the top of your screen, you will be given options on what you’d like help with. This gives you a good indication on what needs to be done next so you could click No thanks and just use the hint options as a guide. If you do need more help, click on an option.
    • Hidden object aspect – The pink rays point out objects.
  • Puzzles can be skipped after a bit of time has passed. There seems to be no penalty for skipping puzzles.
  • When needing to perform a new spell, read the ingredients list. This will give you a good idea as to what to look for in a scene. Check the plant book for pictures (for example, it has a picture of Solomon’s Seal. I didn’t know what that was).
  • To use this guide, white circles denote action areas or inventory items and yellow circles denote hidden object areas.
  • All inventory items in this walkthrough will appear in bold.

Walkthrough

  • Watch the intro video.
  • Pay attention to the dialogue box that appears explaining how to play the game (i.e., how to navigate and pick up objects and how the hint system works). To close this window, click the X at the bottom-middle of the window.

Jessie Bodeen’s House

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  • Click the apple and lemon hanging from the trees to add to your inventory.
  • Click the mailbox. From the window, click the mailbox and click to take the intricately shaped brass plate. To close the window, click the X.
  • Click the rock to move it, then click the area where it was. Click to take the empty bottle.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the red twine is added to your inventory.
  • Click on the boards leaning against the shed (far left).
  • Enter the shed.

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  • Take the watering can.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the key is added to your inventory.
  • On the desk, there are four drawers.
  • Left drawers:
    • Click the top drawer and take the salt.
    • Click the bottom drawer and take the plant book. It will open to reveal its contents. Take note as this contains pictures of items you will need to find later. To close the book, click anywhere on the screen (but off the book). Make sure to take the clippers.
  • Right drawers:
    • Click the top drawer. “Open Me” is written on the drawer. Click to close the drawer. To close the window, click the X.
    • Use the key to open the bottom drawer. Click to examine. A puzzle starts. To spell out the phrase, you need to click on the letter you want the viewer to move to. Solution: openme. Click to take the spell book. Take note of the ingredients needed for the spell to unblock the gate to the house. Ingredients already in your inventory have a checkmark beside them. Click off the book to close it.
  • Click the wooden box. According to the message at the top of the screen, it won’t open however it’s missing an intricately shaped item. From your inventory items, click the intricately shaped brass plate and place it on the box. Click to open the box. Take the mint and cloves. To close the window, click the X.
  • Click the snake and plant in front of the window (centre). Click on the snake to get its attention. The spell calls for an Envenomed Apple. Once the snake is up and ready to bite, from your inventory, click the apple and use it on the snake. Use the apple again on the snake. You now have an envenomed apple. To close the window, click the X.
  • Click the centre area on the desk.

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  • This is where your spells will be performed. Click to take the graveyard ash and holy water.
  • Leave the shed.
  • On the brown patchy area just below the gate opening, use the watering can. Use the clippers until you get the Solomon’s Seal.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. You are prompted to check the plant book. Once completed, the Devil’s shoestring is added to your inventory.
  • With all the ingredients for the spell collected, go back to the shed.
  • Click on the centre of the table to perform the spell.

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  • Check the spell book and make note of the ingredients. In no particular order, take all the ingredients (except the red twine) and place them over the glowing seal.
  • Once completed, a poem will appear. In order from the poem, take the items from the seal and add them to the bowl. Click the bone to stir, making wide circles. Click the bowl and add the spell to the empty bottle. Place the red twine on the bottle. Click OK to add the potion to your inventory.
  • Leave the table and leave the shed.
  • From the inventory, take the Banish Spirits Amulet and place it over the gate.
  • Enter the house.

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  • Check the spell book and take the note of the ingredients needed for the next spell.
  • The piano is locked.
  • Click the table in the centre of the scene. Click the little bag of hexbones. Rearrange the hexbones to spell a message. The hexbones in green are in the correct position. Click bones to swap their positions. The message is “LIGHT A SPARK TO REVEAL MY FATE.”

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  • Click down to leave the table.
  • Go through the left door.

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  • Click the cupboards for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the empty jug is added to your inventory.
  • Click the bottom cupboard and take the wooden bowl.
  • Click the top drawer. Click to open the drawer. Take the wick. To close the window, click the X.
  • Leave the kitchen and then click the door on the right.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the pump is added to your inventory.
  • Take the pump handle and empty vial.
  • Click the music box on the bed. Click to open it. Take the piano key.
  • Click the statue. Put the empty vial on the statue and the pump beside it.

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  • Squeeze the pump to collect the tears. Once prompted, click to take the tears of a saint. To close the window, click the X.
  • Leave the room.
  • Use the piano key on the lock on the piano. Click to examine. Take the matches.
  • A puzzle starts. The piano plays a few notes and you must match them. Once finished, take the white pepper. Click down to leave the scene.
  • Leave the house.
  • By the large tree, click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Use the scissors to the get the onion flower, which is then added to your inventory.
  • Enter the shed.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the oil can is added to your inventory.
  • Leave the shed and return to the house’s kitchen.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the sponge is added to your inventory.
  • Use the pump handle on the water pump. Place the empty jug at the base of the pump. Click the handle to start the water. Take the jug of water.
  • On the lantern on the table, use the oil can, wick and matches.
  • After the cut scene, take the garlic.
  • You have all the ingredients for the spell. Leave the kitchen and return to the shed.
  • Click on the table where you made your first spell.
  • Lay out the wooden bowl and all the ingredients for the spell.

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  • The poem appears. Add the ingredients to the bowl in the order listed in the poem. Stir twice counter-clockwise then add the potion to the wooden bowl. Click to take it, then click OK.
  • Leave the shed and enter the house.
  • Click the window.

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  • Place the grease cleaning mixture on the pile of books. Dip the sponge into the mixture and rub it onto the window panes. To rub, place the sponge over a window pane, then click and hold and move the sponge up and down quickly. Once the pane is clean, you will have to dip the sponge in the mixture again to clean all the panes.
    • Tip: Start cleaning the top panes first!!!!!
  • Click the mirror to start a cut scene. You can now travel to other parts of New Orleans.
  • Click the carriage on the bottom left of the scene.
  • Click “Take me to LaLaurie’s place!”

LaLaurie’s House

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  • Check the spell book and take the note of the ingredients needed for the next spell.
  • Take the bucket and dirt.
  • Leave this location and go east.
  • Go north.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the rope is added to your inventory.
  • Use the bucket to gather ashes from the stove pit.
  • Click the face on the tree. Use the empty vial to fill with blood.
  • Leave this location and south twice to return to the back of LaLaurie’s house.
  • Click the cellar doors. Use the ashes bucket on the door. From the word pieces, click SAL VA TION. The cellar door opens.
  • Enter the cellar.

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  • Reposition the mirrors (yellow circles) to shine lights on all three rats (white circles) to make them leave.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the sulfur is added to your inventory.
  • From the shelf that had a rat (white circle above), click to take the seeds.
  • Leave the cellar.
  • At the back of LaLaurie’s house, click the bird house.
  • Put the seed into the bowl at the top. Once a bird flies into a door, click on the lever beside the door to close it. Then click the other levers to close all the doors. Then take the rope and string it from a loop, then click to tie it to each of the knobs in order to secure all the doors, ending with the rope on the second loop.
    • Tip: The rope can be tied to a knob more than once but it cannot go over a lever twice.
  • The feather is now added to your inventory.
  • Leave the location by heading east, then north.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the metal cutters are added to your inventory.
  • Go south.

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  • Use the clippers to take the lily.
  • Use the metal cutters on the locked chest. Take the white dye and saw.
  • Head south.
  • At the back of LaLaurie’s house, click the door. Use the saw, then take the brush.
  • Head out the gate (left) and go to Jessie’s house. Go to the shed and click on the table to make your potion.

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  • Lay out all the ingredients for the Reveal Spirits Paint potion. Add the ingredients to the bowl in the order listed in the poem. Stir twice counter-clockwise then add the potion to the can. Click to take it, then click OK.
  • Return to LaLaurie’s house.
  • Place the Spirit Revealing mixture on the rock beside the well. Dip the brush into the mixture. Move it around the screen until you highlight a ghost. Click and hold and “rub” the brush onto the ghost. You are prompted once you are successful.
  • Click to take the mixture and go into the cellar.
  • Place the Spirit Revealing mixture on the table on the left and perform the same actions as the previous location.
  • Take the mixture, leave the cellar and go east.
  • Place the Spirit Revealing mixture on the rock beside the chest and perform the same actions as the location previous.
  • Take the mixture and go north.
  • Place the Spirit Revealing mixture on the rock at the base of the water and perform the same actions as before.
  • Click the ghosts and when they disappear, take the pieces they leave behind.
  • Revisit the other scenes to collect all eight pieces, then return to the location with the gazebo.
  • Click on the gazebo.
  • Place the pieces into their proper locations.
    • Tip: Match the letter in the piece to the first letter of the name on the lock.
  • Click and turn the lock three times counter-clockwise.
  • Watch the cut scene.
  • Go through the gate and click “Take me to the Cajun swamp!”

Cajun Swamp

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  • Click to take the three blood oranges.
  • Take the path leading east.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the magnet is added to your inventory.
  • Take the four items off the laundry line.
  • Click on the skeleton to move its arm, then take the smoking pipe.
  • Click the laundry tub.

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  • Click to take a blood orange. When a leech swims up and bares its teeth, put the blood orange in its mouth. Drop the blood orange with the leech into the swamp (below the washing machine). Repeat to remove the other two.
  • Click the handle to free the tablecloth.
  • Click the panel on the side of the laundry tub and take the bottle of moonshine and thread.
  • Go north.

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  • Click the picture. The people match the alligators.
  • Use the clippers to take the orchids.
  • Click on the sail of the boat.

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  • Take the 5 pieces of cloth from your inventory and arrange them to cover the wooden sail.
  • To get a needle, return to Jessie Bodeen’s house.
  • Click on the cup on the dresser. Use the magnet to get the needle.
  • Return to the Cajun swamp and go north to the location with the skeleton.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the mirror is added to your inventory.
  • Go north.
  • Click on the sail. Use the sewing kit on the sail.
  • Click on the boat to move it. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the little toy trumpet is added to your inventory.
  • Click on the boat. After the cut scene, take the mango.
  • Use the mango to lure the blue anole. Take the blue anole.
  • Leave the location, then return to it. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the lollipop is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the swamp with the alligators.

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  • Click on each alligator to give them an inventory item that corresponds with the picture.
    • Pink hat alligator gets the orchids.
    • Open mouth alligator gets the mirror.
    • Face down alligator gets the smoking pipe.
    • Moustached alligator gets the little toy trumpet.
    • Crazy alligator gets the bottle of moonshine.
    • Sad alligator gets the lollipop.
  • Click on the porch.
  • Take the boat hook.
  • Place the blue anole on the mat.

After the cut scene, take the carriage to the French Quarter.

The French Quarter

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  • Take the horseshoe and the cobble.
  • The name Esther is written on the ground.
  • Click the bulletin board and note the names, Alfonse, Rainie and Joseph.
  • Enter the Apothecary.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area on the left for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the baking soda is added to your inventory.
  • Take the binoculars.
  • Leave the Apothecary and go north.

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  • Take the clock hands from the sign.
  • On the wheel on the right, place the horseshoe then use the binoculars to read the name Bessie.
  • Other names written are Elijah, Ezra and Chance.
  • Go south to the French Quarter main street.
  • Use the cobble and binoculars on the lamp. Another name, Elfi.
  • Put the clock hands on the clock. Click the clock. Use the binoculars to read the name Nathan.
  • Head north.
  • Click on the well.
  • Spell out the ten names you’ve seen in the French Quarter.
    • Tip: You cannot use the keyboard.
  • Click down to leave the scene.
  • Click the well to lower the bucket, then click it again.
  • Watch the cut scene.
  • Take Mrs. Anton’s key from the bucket.
  • Go south.
  • Use Mrs. Anton’s key on the locked door, then enter the house.

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  • Click the purple sparkling area on the table for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the iodine is added to your inventory.
  • Click the medical bag on the floor. Take the morphine and laudanum. Click the book to reveal poison antidotes.
  • Click on the fireplace to hear Mrs. Anton weeping.
  • Leave and go to the Apothecary.
  • Click on the purple sparkling area. Place the iodine, morphine and laudanum on the shelves.
  • Click the scroll to learn how to rearrange the items on the shelves. Click items to swap their positions.
    • Tip: Start with the definite items (for example, leeches on shelf #35, laudanum on shelf #20, etc.).
    • Tip: Once an item is in the correct position, it cannot be moved.

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  • Take the Aconite (glowing) and then leave the scene.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the aspirin powder is added to your inventory.
  • Return to Mrs. Anton’s house and click on the medical bag. Click the book to add the antidote to the spell book.
  • Leave the house and click on the carriage to return to Jessie’s house. Click the purple sparkling area under the large tree for a hidden object puzzle. Use the clippers to take the Yellow monkshood.
  • Go into the shed and click on the table.
  • Check the spell book, then lay out all the ingredients for the Aconite Antidote potion. Add the ingredients to the bowl in the order listed in the poem. Stir twice counter-clockwise then add the potion to the empty packet. Click to take it, then click OK.
  • Return to Mrs. Anton’s house.
  • Put the antidote packet in the tea on the table.
  • Click the tea cup, then click the book. Watch the cut scene.
  • Read the message at the top of the screen then click on the carriage.

Cemetery

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  • Take the door bell and skull.
  • Put the door bell on the store (far left). Click to enter.

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  • Click the shelf at the back of the room. Take the white chalk.
  • Click the chest for a clue how to open it.
  • Place the skull on the wheel at the back. Click the wheel.
  • Click the skulls to hear the sound they make.
    • Solution: Click the skulls in the correct order to make them say “I listen and obey.”
  • Take the voodoo key from the middle of the wheel.
  • Use the voodoo key to open the trunk. Click to examine.
  • Leave the store.
  • Take the carriage to the swamp.
  • Use the boat hook to take the doll head.
  • Take the path heading east.
  • Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the ball is added to your inventory.
  • Go north. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the baby doll is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the cemetery.
  • Give the baby doll to the girl ghost and the ball to the boy ghost.

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  • Take the slingshot.
  • Return to the swamp and take the path heading east. Use the slingshot on the bird in the tree. Take the fish it drops.
  • Leave the location and return to the cemetery.
  • Enter the store (far left). Use the fish on the cat. Click on the skull, then take the rum from its hat. Leave the store.
  • Place the cubes on the cemetery’s gate.
  • Click on the gate. Click the cubes to rotate them. When they turn purple, they are locked.
  • Go through the gate.

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  • Click on all the items in the circle to remove them or add them to your inventory. Use the white chalk on the circle. With the white chalk selected, click and hold it and drag it over all the lines in and around the circle. You are finished when it starts to glow. Place the spell ingredients in the glowing circle.
  • The voodoo doll disappears.
  • Click the carriage. Go to Jessie’s home. Enter the house and take the right hand door into the bedroom. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the blue string is added to your inventory.
  • Leave the house and go to the shed. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the glue is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the carriage and go to LaLaurie’s house.
  • Enter the cellar. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the Mrs. LaLaurie’s hair is added to your inventory.
  • Leave the cellar and go east.
  • Take the lipstick in front of the gazebo.
  • Go north. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the piece of Mrs. LaLaurie’s dress is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the carriage and go to the Cajun swamp.
  • Go east. Take the two sticks lying beside the laundry tub.
  • Return to the carriage and go to the French Quarter.
  • Enter the Apothecary. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the muslin bandage is added to your inventory.
  • Leave and go to Mrs. Anton’s house. Click the purple sparkling area for a hidden object puzzle. Once completed, the two buttons are added to your inventory.
  • Return to the carriage and go to Jessie’s home.
  • Enter the shed and click on the table to make the potion.
  • Place everything in your inventory on the table. Add items to the centre according to the order of the poem. The voodoo doll is in your inventory.
  • Leave the shed and return to the cemetery.
  • Go through the gate and put the voodoo doll in the centre of the circle.
  • Watch the cut scene.

The end!