Gamezebo Introduction – Shattered Minds: Masquerade

Welcome to the Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector’s Edition walkthrough on Gamezebo. Shattered Minds: Masquerade is a hidden object adventure game played on the PC created by Vast Studios. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide for how to complete Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector’s Edition.

General Tips

  • To access the Menu during gameplay, click on the mirror in the lower left corner.
  • To use a Hint, click on the mirror in the lower right corner. You can use these to find hidden objects or to receive a clue as to where you should go next.
  • Key Items, or Inventory Items are identified with CAPS in the guide below and are circled in red.
  • Objects within hidden object scenes are mostly randomized. Items identified with yellow text require you to uncover their hiding place before you can collect them. Items identified with green text require you to combine two items to acquire one before you can collect it. They are identified with the same colors in the guide screenshots below.
  • If you own the Collector’s Edition, you can play a bonus chapter upon completing the game. The bonus chapter is outlined at the bottom of the guide below.
  • Throughout the game, several morphing objects are hidden. Finding a designated number of these objects will unlock additional bonus material for you to enjoy.
  • Puzzles may be skipped after a designated amount of time has passed. Hints are unlimited, though they require time to recharge.

Chapter 1: The Casino

Starting Location

  • Speak with the police officer. He will give you the Journal.
  • Click on the slumped-over man on the right for a closer view. Click on his hand to open it and collect the $200 GOLD CHIP 1/5 and add it to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the colorful circular object on the ground nearby to enter a puzzle.
  • Swap pieces to complete all the faces. Look carefully for patterns to help you discover the solution. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, the Hint button will be activated.
  • Continue forward into the next area.

Casino Street Corner

  • Click on the unicorn float to enter a hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the LIGHT BULB will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the poster hanging on the right. Click on the JOKER CARD TOP to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the red fire hydrant on the left. Click on the TWINE tied around the top to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the Casino door– it’s locked.
  • Return to the previous area.

Starting Location

  • Click on the BAMBOO POLE bracing the door to remove it and add it to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the fallen officer, then click on the badge for a closer view. Click on the badge to move it aside, then click on the note for a clue. Once you’ve read the clue, click on the TWEEZERS to add them to your inventory.

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  • Read the officer’s notebook in his hand for another clue.
  • Back in the main area, take a closer look at the round display board on the left. Use the LIGHT BULB on the empty light socket to restore light to the board.
  • Click on the DOLLAR EMBLEM and the CHEWING GUM to add them to your inventory, then click on the piece of paper with the picture of the horse to loosen it, revealing a code (2464) to be added to your journal.

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  • Continue forward into the next area.

Casino Street Corner

  • Take a closer look at the casino door. Use the DOLLAR EMBLEM on the slot on the right to reveal a key slot on the left.
  • Return to the previous area.

Starting Location

  • Take a closer look at the storm gutter. Use the TWINE, the CHEWING GUM, and the BAMBOO POLE on the close-up. Use the Twine on the Bamboo Pole, then use the Chewing Gum on the Twine. Click on the pole and use it to retrieve the GAMBLER’S KEY from the grate and add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Casino Street Corner.

Casino Street Corner

  • Take a closer look at the Casino door. Use the GAMBLER’S KEY on the key slot to unlock the door, then proceed inside.

Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the trash can on the right. Click on the top to remove it, then click on the SLOT TOKEN and the RED BATTERY to add them to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the register on the right. Click on the ELECTRICAL TAPE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Examine the man on the left. Click to remove the handkerchief from the suit, then click on the SPADE PIN to add it to your inventory.

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  • Read the newspaper for a clue.
  • Proceed into the next room.

Staircase

  • Take a closer look at the small table with the fan at the foot of the staircase. Click on the LOTTERY TICKET to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Lobby.

Lobby

  • Examine the register on the right again. Use the LOTTERY TICKET on the slot, then click on the NICKEL to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Staircase.

Staircase

  • Proceed to the left.

Gambling Table

  • Take a closer look at the vending machine at the back of the room. Click on the MATCHES sitting in the prize tray to add them to your inventory. Next, use the NICKEL on the coin slot, then collect the DIAMOND PIN from the tray to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Staircase.

Staircase

  • Proceed to the right.

Slot Machines

  • Take a closer look at the small table towards the left side of the screen. Click on the notepad for a closer view, then click on the $200 GOLD CHIP 2/5 to add it to your inventory.
  • Use the MATCHES on the candle to burn it and melt the wax, revealing the HEART PIN. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the clown slot machine on the left. Click on the arm to play and the clown will break. Click on the COPPER WIRE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Examine the lit slot machine on the row on the right. Use the SLOT TOKEN on the slot to activate the machine. However, it’s broken!
  • Exit the close-up: a hidden object area has appeared in front of the sun at the back of the room.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the BLUE GEM will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Staircase.

Staircase

  • Take a closer look at the table near the stairs. Use the COPPER WIRE on the severed chord, then use the ELECTRICAL TAPE to repair it. Flip the switch on the fan to clear the fog away.
  • Go up the stairs to the next area.

Upper Floor

  • Examine the table on the left. Click on the SWITCHBLADE stuck in the table to add it to your inventory.
  • Examine each hand of cards for clues. When you examine the second hand, click on the CLUB PIN to add it to your inventory. When you examine the fourth hand, click on the $200 GOLD CHIP 3/5 to add it to your inventory.
  • Examine the magazine lying on the table on the right for clues.
  • Take a closer look at the elevator doors at the back of the room. Input the code according to the clues given by the card hands you looked at previously. The solution is shown below.

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  • Return to the Gambling Table.

Gambling Table

  • Talk to Francois for a clue as to what you should do next.
  • Return to the Lobby.

Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the red door on the left. Use the SPADE PIN, the CLUB PIN, the HEART PIN, and the DIAMOND PIN on their respective slots to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the “V” buttons to rearrange the suit emblems into a specific pattern to unlock the door. The solution is shown below.

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  • Once the door is open, proceed through into the next room.

Safe Room

  • Take a closer look at the stack of papers on the right. Click on the crumpled paper to remove it, then read the note for a clue. Click on the TRICK DICE to add them to your inventory.

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  • Examine the bulletin board in the upper right corner. Read the memo, then click on the JOKER CARD BOTTOM to add it to your inventory.

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  • Click on the painting of the unicorn at the back of the room to reveal a safe. Click for a closer view. Input the code “2464” to open the safe and reveal a hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the HIGH ROLLER KEY will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Upper Floor.

Upper Floor

  • Take a closer look at the elevator doors at the far side of the area. Use the HIGH ROLLER KEY on the lock to open them, then proceed forward into the next area.

Suite

  • Take a closer look at the stack of papers on the desk on the left. Read the note, then click on the $200 GOLD CHIP 4/5 to add it to your inventory.
  • Examine the large cabinet on the right. Use the JOKER CARD BOTTOM and the JOKER CARD TOP on the lock to open it, revealing a closet. Click on the purple suit jacket, as well as the jacket immediately behind it to reveal a final one with a pocket. Use the SWITCHBLADE on the pocket to cut it open, revealing the DRAWER KNOB. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Examine the drawer in the desk on the far left side of the room. Use the DRAWER KNOB on the hole to restore it, then click to open it, revealing a new hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the SCREWDRIVER will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Slot Machines.

Slot Machines

  • Take a closer look at the lit machine on the right again. Use the SCREWDRIVER to remove the screws on the panel, triggering a puzzle.
  • Turn the gears inside the machine to align the symbol reels. Force the machine to line up three of the same symbol to win the jackpot. Click on the center gear once and the rightmost gear three times to solve the puzzle.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, click on the pile of chips that fall to the floor for a closer view. Click to remove the chips until only the $200 GOLD CHIP 5/5 is visible, then click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Gambling Table.

Gambling Table

  • Use the $200 GOLD CHIPS 5/5 on the table to trigger a puzzle.
  • Place your white chips on the table so that none of your chips are in the same row, column, or diagonal as his black chips. The solution is shown below.

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  • After the cutscene, use the TRICK DICE on the game table.
  • Return to the Lobby.

Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the pile of clothing lying on the floor. Click on the clothes to remove them, then click on the FRANCOIS MASK to add it to your inventory. Once you’ve collected it, also pick up the SUITCASE KEY to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Suite.

Suite

  • Take a closer look at the suitcase lying on the bed. Use the SUITCASE KEY on the lock to open it, then click on the HAMMER and the ROOM 1303 KEY to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Safe Room.

Safe Room

  • Take a closer look at the locker on the left. Use the HAMMER to break the lock, then click to open the locker. Click on the GREEN BATTERY and the HEAVY DUTY WRENCH to add them to your inventory.

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  • Exit the Casino.

Chapter 2: The Greenhouse

Casino Street Corner

  • Take a closer look at the fire hydrant on the left. Use the HEAVY DUTY WRENCH on the bolts to loosen them, dowsing the fog away.
  • Proceed forward to the next area.

Conservatory Entrance

  • Enter the glass building on the left.

Entrance Hall

  • Take a closer look at the body lying between the fountain and the doorway on the left. Click on the CANE to add it to your inventory.
  • Proceed through the doorway on the left.

Dome Hallway

  • Click on the BLUE BATTERY sitting on the stone edge on the left to add it to your inventory.
  • Click on the hidden object area in the corner.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the TROWEL will be added to your inventory.
  • Enter through the archways at the back of the room into the next area.

Tree

  • Take a closer look at the large blue specimen tubes on the left. Click on the SHEARS to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the previous room.

Dome Hallway

  • Use the SHEARS on the moving vine on the right to cut it, then click on the TANK VALVE that falls to the floor to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Tree.

Tree

  • Take a closer look at the red tank at the base of the tree. Use the TANK VALVE on it, then click and watch what happens.
  • Click on the MAINTENANCE KEY that falls to the ground to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Entrance Hall.

Entrance Hall

  • Take a closer look at the red box on the wall on the right. Use the SHEARS to clip away the dead branches, then use the MAINTENANCE KEY on the lock to open the cabinet. Click on the PASSCARD and the YELLOW GEM to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Tree.

Tree

  • Take a closer look at the yellow door on the right. Use the PASSCARD on the card swipe, then proceed through to the next area.

Office

  • Click on the hidden object area over the blue locker on the right.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the CHLORAZINE will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the desk on the left. Click on the RUBBER HOSE to add it to your inventory, then read the notes left behind for clues.
  • Open the drawer of the desk and collect the KNIFE inside.

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  • Examine the yellow panel on the wall on the left. Use the KNIFE to cut the two leather straps, then click on the AXE to add it to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the lift in the corner of the room. Use the CANE on the mechanism to improvise a handle.
  • Click on the BLACK LIGHT lying on the lift surface after it descends to add it to your inventory.
  • Go up the steps in the corner to the next area.

Plant Room

  • Take a closer look at the large plant in the middle of the room. Use the TROWEL on the dirt just below the large plant to dig it up until you reveal the POWER CORD. Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Dome Hallway.

Dome Hallway

  • Take a closer look at the doorway on the right. Use the AXE to chop away the branches and gain access into the next room.

Lab

  • Take a closer look at the computer monitor at the far end of the room. Use the POWER CORD on the outlet on the right to restore power to the computer.
  • Click on the POWDER KIT and the ORANGE BATTERY to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Office.

Office

  • Take a closer look at the greenish-colored panel at the back of the room. Use the POWDER KIT on the keypad, then use the BLACK LIGHT to reveal fingerprints. Click on the buttons in the correct order, 4-1-9, to open the shutter.
  • Click on the AMMONIA (on the middle shelf) to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Plant Room.

Plant Room

  • Examine the mechanism on the right. Use the BLUE BATTERY, the GREEN BATTERY, the ORANGE BATTERY, and the RED BATTERY on their respective slots before exiting.
  • Back in the main area, take a closer look at the chart on the wall on the left. Click on the bottom corner of the chart to remove it, then click on the FLOPPY DISC to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Lab.

Lab

  • Take a closer look at the computer on the back wall. Use the FLOPPY DISC on the computer’s disc drive to restore power to the room.
  • Examine the counter on the left. Click on the FUSE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Use the CHLORAZINE on the glass beaker, followed by the AMMONIA to obtain the green CHEMICAL SOLUTION.
  • Take a closer look at the machine on the right wall. Use the CHEMICAL SOLUTION on the empty slot on the left.
  • Return to the Tree.

Tree

  • Take a closer look at the large blue subject tubes again. Use the FUSE on the slot on the right side of the middle tube, then click on the POWER CARTRIDGE that appears to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Lab.

Lab

  • Take a closer look at the machine on the right again. Use the POWER CARTRIDGE on the slot in the upper right corner to trigger a puzzle.
  • Move the chemical sample through the machine, changing its pH level. Get the sample to drain with a specific pH (orange) level to acquire the plant poison. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, the PLANT KILLER will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Plant Room.

Plant Room

  • Take a closer look at the machine on the right. Use the PLANT KILLER on the base of the rod in the middle to trigger a puzzle.
  • Align the battery cartridges to open the valves and pump the plant killing solution into the feeding tubes. Click the dials in the following order to complete the puzzle: Red, Orange, Orange, Green, Green.
  • Now that the plants are dead, return to the Dome Hallway.

Dome Hallway

  • Notice the pile of clothing on the floor. Click on the THEO MASK to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the dead plant on the left. Click on the SAFE DIAL inside to add it to your inventory.
  • Exit outside.

Conservatory Entrance

  • Go up the street to the next area.

Chapter 3: The Art Gallery

Fallen Sign

  • Enter the open doorway on the left into the Gallery.

Gallery Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the table on the right, then click again for a closer look at the note lying on the table. Read it for a clue, then click on the RED GEM to add it to your inventory.

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  • Place the RUBBER HOSE on the table before exiting back to the main area.
  • Proceed to the right.

Statue Exhibit

  • Take a closer look at the head of the statue of the woman on the left. Click on the hat to lift it, revealing the SECURITY BADGE. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the paintings on the back wall. Click to knock each of them down, then click on the etchings on the wall to jot them down in your notebook.
  • Take a closer look at the door on the right. Use the BLUE GEM, the YELLOW GEM, and the RED GEM on the puzzle, then exit.
  • Return to the Gallery Lobby.

Gallery Lobby

  • Proceed to the left into the next area.

Painting Exhibit

  • Take a closer look at the fallen guard. Click on the ORANGE GEM to add it to your inventory. Next, use the SECURITY BADGE on the wooden box to reveal a hidden compartment containing the SECURITY KEY. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the gold wall section on the left. Use the SECURITY KEY to open the panel. There’s nothing more you can do here at the moment.
  • Take a closer look at the odd sculpture for a hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below.

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  • Upon completing the area, the CONTROL KNOB 1/3 will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Statue Exhibit.

Statue Exhibit

  • Take a closer look at the door in the far corner of the room. Use the ORANGE GEM on the last remaining slot to trigger a puzzle.
  • Arrange the gems into a specific pattern by rotating them. Pay careful attention to color patterns on the door. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, the door will open. Proceed through the door into the next room.

Stage

  • Take a closer look at the purple table on the right. Click on the CONTROL KNOB 2/3 sitting just below the book to add it to your inventory. Next, click on the book to open it, and click on the pages until a hollowed area appears. Click on the GLASS CUTTER to add it to your inventory.
  • Click on the red curtain to move it aside, revealing a hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the GAVEL will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the gold panel on the inner portion of the stage’s wall. Use the SAFE DIAL on the panel.
  • For now, try to proceed through the door, only to have it slam shut.
  • Return to the Statue Exhibit.

Statue Exhibit

  • Take a closer look at the glass case on the right. Use the GLASS CUTTER to cut a portion of the glass out (click to remove), then click on the CRYSTAL STATUE to add it to your inventory.
  • Go back to the Painting Exhibit.

Painting Exhibit

  • Take a closer look at the open portion of the gold wall panel on the left. Use the CRYSTAL STATUE on the slot with the lasers to disrupt them.
  • Return to the Stage.

Stage

  • Proceed through the doors at the far end of the room, which are now open.

Storage Room

  • Click on the CONTROL KNOB 3/3 on the right to add it to your inventory.

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  • Look at the green mechanical panel on the back wall for a closer view. Use the CONTROL KNOBS 3/3 on the pegs on the right to trigger a puzzle.
  • Swap circuit tiles to complete a full circuit that goes through every tile on the grid. A section will light up when it is in the correct position. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, all the fog will be sucked out of the building.
  • Return to the Painting Exhibit.

Painting Exhibit

  • Proceed forward to the area that was previously blocked off by fog.

Supply Room

  • Take a closer look at the box with the hand coming out of it on the right. Use the GAVEL on the sphere to break it open, revealing the TURPENTINE. Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the section of wall with the ripped wallpaper. Click on the paper to tear it down further, revealing the code to the safe (2974).
  • Click on the hidden object area in the left corner.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the PLASTER KNIFE will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Gallery Lobby.

Gallery Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the table on the right again. Place the TURPENTINE on the table.
  • Proceed back to the Stage area.

Stage

  • Take a closer look at the safe (the gold panel) on the stage wall. Check your journal for the code, as well as which symbols correlate with which number. The solution is shown below (click the buttons in the order shown in the screenshot below).

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  • Once the safe is open, click on the LEATHER BAG to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Storage Room.

Storage Room

  • Take a closer look at the crate on the left. Use the PLASTER KNIFE to chip away the gray areas on the box, then click to open it. Click on the TIMER to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Gallery Lobby.

Gallery Lobby

  • Examine the table on the right. Place the LEATHER BAG and the TIMER on the table to trigger a cutscene.
  • Talk with Maxime to trigger the next portion.
  • Examine the base of the unveiled statue. Open the lid clasps in the correct order (shown below).

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  • Align the ball bearings to complete the circuit. Press the buttons in the order shown in the screenshot below.

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  • Re-arrange the plugs into a specific pattern. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzles, the bomb will be disabled. Click on the HACKSAW lying on the ground to add it to your inventory.

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  • Exit the building.

Chapter 4: The Hotel

Fallen Sign

  • Back outside, take a closer look at the doors for the building on the right. Use the HACKSAW on the chains to cut them and gain entrance to the building.

Hotel Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the desk on the right. Click on the LADDER lying on the floor behind the desk to add it to your inventory.
  • Examine the sign on the left. Click on the HEART HALF 1/2 to add it to your inventory.

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  • Enter the open elevator.

Elevator

  • Take a closer look at the upper right wall of the elevator. Click on the HEART HALF 2/2 to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Hotel Lobby.

Hotel Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the doors on the left. Use the HEART HALVES 2/2 on the slot in the door to open it and gain access into the next room.

Reception

  • Click on the hidden object area over the tables on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the LOBSTER CRACKER will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the tables on the right. Remove the lid from the first of the two serving trays, however there’s nothing more you can do here at the moment.
  • Take a closer look at the wedding cake in the corner. Click on the BRIDE FIGURE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Examine the table in the opposite corner. Use the LOBSTER CRACKER on the claw holding the PLIERS, then click on them to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Hotel Lobby.

Hotel Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the front desk. Use the PLIERS on the wire holding the toolbox shut to cut it, then click on the SCRUBBING SPONGE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Reception.

Reception

  • Take a closer look at the table on the right. Use the SCRUBBING SPONGE on the food plate on the right, then click to remove the lid. Click on the CHAIN inside to add it to your inventory.

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  • Go outside the Hotel.

Fallen Sign

  • Enter the alley on the right.

Alley

  • Click on the MAXIME MASK on the left to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Hotel.

Hotel Lobby

  • Enter the Elevator.

Elevator

  • Use the LADDER on the left side of the elevator, then look at the top/climb up for a closer view.
  • Click on the GROOM FIGURE wedged between the gears to add it to your inventory, then use the CHAIN on the motor to restore the elevator to working order.
  • Go back down inside the elevator and take a closer look at the floor panel for a puzzle.
  • Illuminate all the floor buttons at once. Press the following buttons in the following order to complete the puzzle: 5, 15, 12, 3.
  • Upon completing the puzzle, you will arrive at the 13th floor. Exit the elevator.

Hallway

  • Take a closer look at the catering cart on the right. Click on the drapes covering the bottom portion to move them aside, revealing the PICK. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the door labeled 1303. Use the ROOM 1303 KEY on the lock to gain access to the room.

Room 1303

  • Click on the hidden object area over the mirror on the right.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the LADLE will be added to your inventory.
  • Read the magazine lying on the bed for more information.
  • Return to the Reception.

Reception

  • Take a closer look at the table on the right. Use the LADLE on the dish filled with green goo, then click on the CLOCK HANDS to add them to your inventory.
  • Return to the Hallway.

Hallway

  • Take a closer look at the door labeled 1302. Take note of the time 3:25 that has been carved into the door.
  • Return to Room 1303.

Room 1303

  • Take a closer look at the clock hanging over the bed. Use the CLOCK HANDS on the clock, then put them in the position 3:25.

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  • The clock is jammed shut. Use the PICK to pry it open, then click on the HEART KEY inside to add it to your inventory.
  • Go back out to the Hallway.

Hallway

  • Take a closer look at the catering cart on the right. Use the HEART KEY on the box on the edge to open it, revealing the DOVE inside. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to Room 1303.

Room 1303

  • Take a closer look at the box sitting in the lower right corner. Place the BRIDE FIGURE, the GROOM FIGURE, and the DOVE into their respective slots to open the box and trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the colored buttons to complete the image in the center of the box. Press the buttons in the following order to solve the puzzle: Red, Green, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow.
  • Upon solving the puzzle, click on the ENGAGEMENT RING to add it to your inventory.
  • Use the ENGAGEMENT RING on Marie to trigger a cutscene.
  • Take a closer look at Lucy, who’s sitting on the bed.
  • Return to the Hotel Lobby.

Hotel Lobby

  • Notice the pile of clothing on the floor. Click on the POWER BOX HANDLE and the MARIE MASK to add them to your inventory.

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  • Exit outside to the Alley.

Alley

  • Use the POWER BOX HANDLE on the power box on the left, then click to shut it off.
  • Go back to the street with the Fallen Sign and proceed forward from there.

Chapter 5: The Theater

Theater Entrance

  • Enter the Theater.

Theater Lobby

  • Notice the magician standing in front of you. Wait until he disappears.
  • Click on the trash can in front of the booth on the right for a closer view. Click to remove the lid, then remove the trash inside until you find the HANDLE. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Click on the hidden object area over the booth on the right.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the TICKET will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the entrance into the theater. Use the TICKET on the slot to gain access, then proceed forward.

Theater

  • Take a closer look at the panel hidden just to the left of the steps leading up onto the stage. Use the HANDLE on the panel to open it, then click on the PRY BAR to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Theater Lobby.

Theater Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the worn bit of carpet towards the left on the floor. Use the PRY BAR to lift the floor board, revealing the WINCH COGS and the BELL 1/3. Click on them to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Theater.

Theater

  • Take a closer look at the control panel in the far right corner. Use the WINCH COGS on the panel to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the large cranks to align the three dials at the bottom. Illuminate all three lights at once. The solution is shown below (note that the dials are tricky, so you may have to adjust slightly as you go).

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, the curtains will open.
  • Take a closer look at the red chair on the left illuminated by the beam of light. Click on the seat to raise it, then click on the LIGHT BULB lying on the floor to add it to your inventory.

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  • Proceed forward onto the stage.

Stage

  • Take a closer look at the newspaper lying on the table for clues, then click on the BELL 2/3 to add it to your inventory.

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  • Click on the SCALPEL sticking out of the girl’s head to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Theater.

Theater

  • Take a closer look at the small hatch door to the left of the stairs. Use the SCALPEL on the sack to cut it open, revealing the MALLET. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Stage.

Stage

  • Take a closer look at the meal lying on the table. Use the MALLET on the turkey to break it open, revealing the EYE EMBLEM. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Theater Lobby.

Theater Lobby

  • Take a closer look at the gold door on the left. Use the EYE EMBLEM on the slot in the door, then click on the pistons (left, bottom, right) in the correct order to open the door.
  • Proceed inside.

Dressing Room

  • Take a closer look at the dresser on the right. Use the LIGHT BULB on one of the sockets at the bottom of the mirror to restore light. Click on the BELL 3/3 and zoom in on the photos for a clue with music notes to be added to your journal.

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  • Click on the hidden object area in the left corner.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the BRUSH will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the upper portion of the back wall and notice a bell hanging above. Use the BELLS 3/3 on the hanger, then check your journal for the sequence of musical notes you just found. Click on the bells in the correct order according to the notes to open a secret doorway.
  • Proceed through into the next area.

Sewer

  • Click on the hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the WOOD PLANK will be added to your inventory.
  • Use the WOOD PLANK on the gap between the two sides of the sewer to bridge it. Click on the VALVE to add it to your inventory.

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  • Use the VALVE on the pipe on the upper left and click to shut it off. Proceed forward down the sewer.

Ladder

  • Try to climb up the ladder, but it will crumble. Click on the LARGE STONE on the left to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Sewer.

Sewer

  • Take a closer look at the large section of brick wall on the right. Use the BRUSH to clean the wall, then use the LARGE STONE to break through it. Click on the METAL BARS to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Ladder.

Ladder

  • Use the METAL BARS on the broken steps to repair them, then proceed up the ladder.

Chapter 6: The Paddleboat

Theater Entrance

  • Continue up the street to the Paddleboat.

Paddleboat Entrance

  • Proceed forward onto the boat.

Lower Hall

  • Proceed forward up the steps.

Upper Hall

  • Open the door on the right and proceed inside.

Bedroom

  • Notice the red-eyed ghoul in the mirror. Click on the mirror containing the entity, clicking on the mirrors it flees to to break them. Once you’ve broken all the mirrors and it disappears, click on the SHARD OF GLASS to add it to your inventory.

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  • Use the SHARD OF GLASS on the large drape in the middle of the room to cut it open, revealing a hidden object area.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the GREED GEM will be added to your inventory.
  • Exit the room for now.

Upper Hall

  • Open and enter the door on the left.

Trophy Room

  • Take a closer look at the small box sitting on the small table on the far right. Use the GREED GEM on the slot, then click to open the box. Collect the PORTRAIT PIECE (1) inside to add it to your inventory.
  • Click on the hidden object area over the trophy shelf.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the RAZOR BLADE will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Upper Hall.

Upper Hall

  • Take a closer look at the large door straight ahead. Place the FRANCOIS MASK, the THEO MASK, the MAXIME MASK, and the MARIE MASK into their respective slots. Once all the masks are placed and the panel opens, click on the BUG SPRAY to add it to your inventory.
  • Go back to the Lower Hall.

Lower Hall

  • Take a closer look at the door on the left. Use the BUG SPRAY on the door to clear it of webs and insects, then click to open and proceed inside.

Lab

  • Click on the hidden object area over the sacks on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the LACROSSE STICK will be added to your inventory.
  • Exit and return to the Trophy Room.

Trophy Room

  • Take a closer look at the deer trophy towards the upper right corner of the screen. Use the LACROSSE STICK to knock down the LETTER OPENER and add it to your inventory.
  • Examine the bear pelt lying on the floor. Use the LETTER OPENER to pry open its mouth, revealing the MOLECULE SAMPLE. Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Lab.

Lab

  • Examine the desk with the microscopes in the corner of the room. Use the MOLECULE SAMPLE on the microscope. Take note of the color pattern that appears.
  • Exit to the Lower Hall.

Lower Hall

  • Take a closer look at the door on the right. Press the buttons surrounding the door so that their color and position match those of the molecule sample. The solution is shown below.

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  • Enter the room.

Mannequin Room

  • Click on the hidden object area over the pile of mannequins.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized.
  • Upon completing the area, the BOLT CUTTERS will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Lab.

Lab

  • Take a closer look at the bird cage hanging in the corner. Use the BOLT CUTTERS on the cage door and collect the FURY GEM inside.
  • Return to the Mannequin Room.

Mannequin Room

  • Take a closer look at the small golden table on the right and examine the box on top of it. Place the FURY GEM in the box groove to open it, revealing the PORTRAIT PIECE (2).
  • Examine the painting hanging on the back wall. Use the RAZOR BLADE to cut open the canvas, revealing the CURIOSITY GEM and the MANNEQUIN HEAD. Click on them to add them to your inventory.

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  • Use the MANNEQUIN HEAD on the large torso on the left to restore it, then click on the mouth to open it, revealing the SADNESS GEM. Click on it to add it to your inventory.

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  • Go back to the Lab.

Lab

  • Take a closer look at the box on top of the aquariums on the left. Use the CURIOSITY GEM on the box to open it, revealing the PORTRAIT PIECE (3). Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Bedroom.

Bedroom

  • Take a closer look at the small table with the box sitting to the right of the bed. Use the SADNESS GEM on the slot to open the box, revealing the PORTRAIT PIECE (4). Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Go back to the Upper Hall.

Upper Hall

  • Take a closer look at the large door straight ahead. Place the PORTRAIT PIECES (1-4) into the door to reveal a new component.
  • Press the buttons in the correct order to open the way. The correct order is shown below.

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  • The doors will open. Proceed through into the next area.

Engine Room

  • Click for a closer view at the panel on the boiler to trigger a puzzle.
  • Rotate groups of four pipe segments at a time to connect the main pipe at the top to the three outputs. A possible solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, exit out the Paddleboat.

Congratulations! You’ve completed Shattered Minds: Masquerade!

Bonus Chapter: The Boudreaux Mansion

To access the bonus chapter, from the main menu click on the red car that says “Bonus”, then click on the steering wheel that says “Play”.

Front Gate

  • Climb up the telephone pole on the right. Click on the GREEN SKULL to add it to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the mud on the ground next to the car on the right. Click on the CAR KEY to add it to your inventory.
  • Use the CAR KEY to open the trunk of the car.

Trunk

  • Take note of the symbols on the left, then exit for now.

Front Gate

  • Use the CAR KEY to open the passenger door of the car.

Inside Car

  • Take note of the symbols on the left.
  • Click on the TIRE IRON to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Trunk.

Trunk

  • Use the TIRE IRON on the bolt holding the spare tire, then click to remove it. Click on the hatch to open it, revealing the FLASHLIGHT and the LOCKPICK. Click on them to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the inside of the car.

Inside Car

  • Take a closer look at the sun flap above the driver’s seat. Click on it to lower it, revealing the UNICORN EMBLEM. Click on it to add it to your inventory, then use it on the glove box to open it. Click on the MAP FRAGMENT 1/7 and the KNIFE to add them to your inventory.

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  • Exit the car.

Front Gate

  • Take a closer look at the front gate. Use the KNIFE to cut the police tape, then use the LOCKPICK to open the gate.
  • Proceed forward.

Mansion Entrance

  • Click on the hidden object area on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the CHISEL will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the cellar door on the right. Use the GREEN SKULL on the door, then exit for now.
  • Take a closer look at the front door mat. Click on it to fold it up, revealing the MAP FRAGMENT 2/7 and the VIOLET SKULL. Also take note of the number etched into the concrete (9462).

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  • Take a closer look at the post box to the left of the door. Click to open it, then click on the letter inside to read it and collect the MAP FRAGMENT 3/7. Also collect the OILCAN and the ORANGE SKULL to add them to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the cellar door again. Use the VIOLET SKULL and the ORANGE SKULL on the door to trigger a puzzle.
  • Rotate the gem wheels to light up the four skulls. Watch the color patterns carefully. The solution is shown below.

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  • Enter the Cellar.

Cellar

  • Click on the hidden object area over the chest on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the TOP HAT will be added to your inventory.
  • Read the note lying on the right to learn more about the family.
  • Examine the locker at the back right corner of the room. Use the OILCAN on the door to open it, taking note of the symbols on the right. Click on the red VIAL OF ACID to add it to your inventory, then click on the jar of eyes to move it to the side, revealing a hole in the wall. Use the FLASHLIGHT on the hole to reveal the SHRUNKEN HEAD and add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Front Gate.

Front Gate

  • Climb the telephone on the right, then take a closer look at the telephone box. Use the VIAL OF ACID on the box, then click to open it. Input the code “9462” to open another panel. Click on the MAP FRAGMENT 4/7 and the SKELETON KEY to add them to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Mansion Entrance.

Mansion Entrance

  • Click on the hidden object area on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the RED BUTTON will be added to your inventory.
  • Enter the Cellar again.

Cellar

  • Take a closer look at the silver skull within the arch on the back wall. Use the SKELETON KEY on the forehead of the skull to reveal a new doorway.
  • Enter into the next area.

Hidden Room

  • Take a closer look at the large figure on the left. Place the SHRUNKEN HEAD within the statue’s open hand, then collect the SKULL JAW that appears within the figure to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Cellar.

Cellar

  • Take a closer look at the trapdoor in the floor. Use the SKULL JAW on the skull to open the door.
  • Proceed down into the next area.

Catacomb

  • Click on the hidden object area over the candles on the right.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the YELLOW ROSE will be added to your inventory.
  • Take a closer look at the alcove on the left. Click on the FIELD PHONE and the BLUE ROSE to add them to your inventory. Don’t forget to examine the paper regarding the field phone!

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  • Examine the shield the left knight has. Click on the hand to raise it, then click on the SHIELD to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Hidden Room.

Hidden Room

  • Use the SHIELD on the pedestal at the back of the room to reveal a second portion of the room.
  • Examine the tubes at the back of the room, then examine the panel in front of the tubes.
  • Use the RED BUTTON on the bottom left screen, then press it to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the knobs to control the bottom, the frequency, and amplitude of the bottom screen. Match the readings to the top screen. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, click on the RED ROSE to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Cellar.

Cellar

  • Click on the hidden object area over the chest on the left.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the MAGICIAN’S CAPE will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Hidden Room.

Hidden Room

  • Click on the yellow button in the upper left corner to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the knobs to control the bottom, the frequency, and amplitude of the bottom screen. Match the readings to the top screen. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, click on the ARMOR SEAL to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Catacomb.

Catacomb

  • Take a closer look at the knight on the left. Use the ARMOR SEAL on the circular groove in the knight’s armor, then proceed through to the next area.

Cage Room

  • Take a closer look at the pillar on the right. Click on the MAP FRAGMENT 5/7 and the GREEN BUTTON to add them to your inventory.

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  • Take a closer look at the wooden steps at the far left end of the room. Use the TOP HAT on the middle shelf, causing a flurry of bunnies to appear. Once they’re gone, click on the BLUE BUTTON to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Hidden Room.

Hidden Room

  • Take a closer look at the heart panel/pedestal in front of the test tubes. Place the BLUE BUTTON into the upper right slot and click to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the knobs to control the bottom, the frequency, and amplitude of the bottom screen. Match the readings to the top screen. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, click on the GREEN ROSE to add it to your inventory.
  • Use the GREEN BUTTON on the lower right slot and click to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the knobs to control the bottom, the frequency, and amplitude of the bottom screen. Match the readings to the top screen. The solution is shown below.

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  • Upon completing the puzzle, click on the MAP FRAGMENT 6/7 to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Cage Room.

Cage Room

  • Take a closer look at the panel on the front of the cage. Place the YELLOW ROSE, the RED ROSE, the BLUE ROSE, and the GREEN ROSE into their respective slots to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the numbers in each row and column to determine the amount of blocks that must be activated in each row and column. The solutions are shown below.

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  • Take a closer look at the center table. Use the MAGICIAN’S CAPE on the stand, then click to remove it, revealing the DECODER WHEEL. Click on it to add it to your inventory.
  • Return to the Catacomb.

Catacomb

  • Click on the hidden object area over the candles on the right.
  • Find the objects listed at the bottom of the screen: most are randomized. Items listed in yellow must be revealed before you can collect them. Items listed in green require assembly before you can collect them. The locations of these items (if applicable) are squared below. The Key Item is circled in red.

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  • Upon completing the area, the MAP FRAGMENT 7/7 will be added to your inventory.
  • Return to the Hidden Room.

Hidden Room

  • Take a closer look at the board sitting in the right corner. Use the MAP FRAGMENTS 7/7 on the board. Once they’re all in place, use the DECODER WHEEL on the slot to trigger a puzzle.
  • Use the decoder wheel on the right to align the numbers and symbols to discover the code to solving the mysterious message. The solution is shown below.

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  • Read the decoded message, then once the paper burns, click on the WIRING to add it to your inventory.

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  • Return to the Front Gate.

Front Gate

  • Climb the telephone pole on the right. Take a closer look at the phone box. Use the WIRING to repair the severed wiring, then use the FIELD PHONE on the plug to trigger a cutscene.

Congratulations! You’ve completed Shattered Minds: Masquerade Collector’s Edition!