Game Introduction – Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s Mansion

Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s Mansion developed by Casual Mechanics and tuttifrutti interactive allows you to explore the mansion of Sheldon “Shelly” Howard, an eccentric oil tycoon turned crazed collector in his final years. Gamezebo’s Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s Mansion walkthrough will provide you with detailed images, tips, and latest information on how to play your best game.

Getting Started

  • Antique Mysteries: Secrets of Howard’s Mansion can be purchased by clicking on the “Buy Now” link at the top of this page.
  • Once the game loads enter your user name.
  • If you exit the game it will return at the point you left off provided you exit the game through the menu at the top left of the screen.
  • More than one player can have a game in progress by entering their user name at the bottom of the screen. The game will keep the last player’s game active until it is changed manually.

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  • Options - Click on the “Options” button on the main menu to adjust the volume of game music and sound effects, turn game hints on or off, mute the game, toggle full screen and allow custom cursors.
  • Be sure to check out the forums here at Gamezebo to discuss the game with other players and share tips and hints.

Game Elements

  • This seven chapter game consists of screens you are to navigate through and find items which act upon other items in the scene such as keys to open doors and parts of other items needed to navigate the area. Click on items you find and they will move to an inventory area at the bottom of the screen which activates when you place your cursor along that area.
  • Cursor will change to a magnifying glass whenever you can click on an area for a closer look.
  • You will also come across hidden object scenes which will require you to always locate a scroll in the room before the hidden object list appears along the left of the screen. If you have hints turned on in the option menu the scroll will always glow to help you find it. You will be asked to locate at least fifteen hidden objects in a scene by clicking on them. (See “Hidden Object Scenes” below)

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  • Hints - Hints are available to help you navigate around the grounds and find hidden objects in the hidden object scenes. These hints recharge every 30 seconds and will cause a highlight of certain areas and items with a bright effect for a few moments if initiated. You will find the hint button at the lower right corner of the game screen.

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  • Mini Games - Varying Mini game puzzles are scattered throughout the game and you will need to successfully complete them to gain access to items needed to advance in the game and unlock certain areas of the mansion. You can after a certain amount of time skip these puzzles if you wish by clicking on the “Skip” button at the top right when it fills up after a predetermined amount of time.
  • Anytime you are in a mini game puzzle click on the “?” to receive detailed instructions as to how to play.

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  • Game Journal - Access the game journal at the bottom left of the screen and click on the “Objectives” tab to see a list of what you must take care of and if you click on the “Hint” button a hint will appear to help you out. If you click on the “Journal” tab, you can read up to your current point in the storyline and see the text of any notes found along the way.

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  • Game Map - The map button is directly above the hint button and will show you where you are at any given time. Once you complete a chapter of the game you will be rewarded with a key that unlocks another section of the mansion for you to explore. You will see this area unlock on the map and must click on this area to unlock the area shown to you.

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  • Gallery - You can access the gallery by clicking on the button at the top right of the screen at any time. As you collect antiques from the various rooms certain ones will be placed in the gallery in special cases as collections. When you have filled all of the eight cases you have completed the game.

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  • Auctions/Auction Room - You can access the auction room through the gallery by clicking at the top left of the screen. This will take you to an optional portion of the game that allows you to upgrade your gallery items by auctioning off one of three items presented to you.

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  • How to participate in an Auction - If you decide to participate in the auction click on the one of the three items to auction off along the bottom left of the screen and when ready click on the “Start” button when prompted. The people seated (bidders) will lift up paddles and you must click on these paddles as they appear (within a few seconds) but you are to only click on the correct ones which will have the symbol shown to you before the auction begins which is a check mark on the first auction. Some paddles will have other items on them and you must avoid these paddles. You will see the bidder glow green if you correctly click on their paddles. The first auction will start slow at 30 seconds and each auction will become increasingly longer and more difficult to complete the more you participate in them. If you complete the auction with no mistakes you will upgrade a gallery item. You can do the auctions as many times as you wish and you can even retry them if you are not happy with the outcome. The auction room is an optional portion of the game and can be skipped completely if you do not wish to participate without any adverse effects to the game.

Hidden Object Scenes

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  • You must locate a scroll in every hidden object scene. This scroll will glow brightly if you have the hints turned on in your options menu and are always shown out in plain view.

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  • Once you click on the scroll a list of items will appear at the right side of the screen and your inventory panel will not be available until you exit the scene which you can do by clicking at the bottom of the screen at any time.
  • Simply look for the items on the list and click on them and they will disappear from the scene and will disappear from the list.
  • Once you locate all of the hidden objects you will earn either an item for your gallery or items that will be placed in your inventory for use in exploring the mansion. When they appear click on the panels to send the items to their correct locations.
  • Note that there are puzzle pieces at the top right corner near the gallery button. Each of these pieces represents a hidden object scene in the chapter. Each time you complete a hidden object scene a piece of the puzzle will disappear. When they are all gone a key will be underneath which is awarded to you to unlock the next location in the mansion which represents several rooms you can explore.

Walkthrough

  • Here you will have a step by step detailed walkthrough of the game.
  • Images will be posted with letters marking various locations and items in the game you will need to find to proceed.
  • Hidden objects scenes are shown with all hidden items circled. It appears the hidden object scenes are the same each time you play the game.
  • The solutions to mini games are shown whenever possible. Some have more than one solution and at least one will be shown to help you progress if you are stuck.
  • Be sure to refer to your objectives in your journal as you play the game.

Chapter 1 – Entering the Mansion gate, Foyer, Grand Staircase, Gear Room and Tunnel

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  • Watch the brief video and click through the screens to read the dialogue from “Seymour” the groundskeeper to learn of the game back story.
  • Seymour will give you a key when the game begins. Click on the key and it will move into your inventory. You can always access your inventory by placing your cursor along the bottom of the game screen except when in a hidden object scene.
  • A. Click on the gold plaque next to the gate. There is a gear there. Click on it and add to your inventory.
  • B. Use the key in your inventory to open the lock. A panel will appear when you click on the lock.
  • Once the gate opens proceed by clicking ahead where you will move to the “Rocket and fountain” area for a hidden object scene.

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  • Click on the scroll shown circled in red to activate the hidden object list.
  • Locate the hidden objects on the list shown circled above.
  • Once you locate all hidden objects click on the letter tiles and hand shovel and place in your inventory.
  • Click on the original Civil War sword to place in your gallery case.
  • Watch for sparkles in the scene and click on items to explore them such as the rocket launch panel which you will have to come back to later.
  • Proceed past the scene to the mansion door.

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  • A. Click on the map and it will move to the lower right side of the screen as your map button. Click on this whenever you need to access the map and move to a new location.
  • B. Click on the left plant and then take the hand shovel from inventory and place it on the dirt to dig. Take the door handle and place in your inventory.
  • C. Click on the right plant again using the hand shovel in inventory to dig and take the key into inventory.
  • D. Place the doorknob on the door then take the key from inventory and use it to open the door.
  • As you try to enter a steel door will slam down. Click on the paper and read it. This will trigger your journal at the bottom left of the screen. Use it for information gathering and objectives and hints to help you in the game as needed.
  • You will now see a panel which must be triggered to let you inside.

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  • A. Take the tiles from inventory and place them in the slots. From the paper you will see that Sheldon’s friends called him “Shelly”. Place the tiles to spell his nickname.
  • B. Once you place the tiles the buttons will light up. You will now need to click on them in matching pairs as they light up. Click on one symbol, then when its match highlights clicks on it and they will stay lit up as a pair.
  • Once you have all five pairs completed you will gain access to the mansion and can enter the Foyer.
  • The solution is shown in image above.

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  • A. Once you enter the foyer click on the painting to the far right wall. This is a mini game puzzle.
  • B. To complete this puzzle you will need to slide the items in the puzzle in order for the fire truck to connect with the hydrant along the bottom of the scene.
  • The image shows the final positions of the items before the fire truck can move downward to the hydrant.
  • You will need to slide these items into the positions shown in the image starting with the yellow car and ending with the bus at the bottom left which will move to the bottom right of the scene.
  • You can skip this puzzle if you wish when the button at the top right highlights.
  • Once completed you will have restored the water flow to the fountain at the bottom of the painting.
  • You will return here after you find a few items
  • Proceed forward to the grand staircase for a hidden object scene.

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  • Click on the scroll shown circled in red to activate the hidden object list.
  • Locate the hidden objects on the list shown circled above.
  • Once you locate all hidden objects click on the Viking helmet encased in resin, teacup, and hammer and place in your inventory.
  • Next click on the diamond encrusted dress and place in the gallery case.

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  • A. Return to the foyer and click on the image of the woman on the far left wall.
  • B. Click on the note and read it. It will enter into your journal.
  • C. When the note disappears take the staircase key that appears into inventory.
  • D. Read the plaque under the painting. This is Shelly’s wife and the clue states that her first name and last name can be read the same forward and backward.
  • Return to the grand staircase and place your cursor in the center until it turns to a magnifying glass then click on it to activate a mini game.

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  • In this mini game you will find several stair banisters to the left of the scene with letters on each. Some are gold and some are blue. You are to spell the first name of Shelly’s wife along the left side and her maiden name along the right side.
  • Each name will spell the same forward and backward as stated in the portrait clue.
  • A. Take the gold banisters and spell out “H-A-N-N-A-H”
  • B. Take the blue banisters and spell out “T-I-P-P-I-T”
  • Once you complete this a key hole will appear at the bottom of the stairs.
  • C. Take the stair key from inventory and use it on the key hole.
  • When the door opens proceed down into the gears room.

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  • A. Once in the gears room click on the panel to the far left of the scene. Read the note that appears and it will move into your journal. When the panel opens you will have a mini game to complete.
  • B. Click on the nodes where you will connect lines between the nodes in one continuous path. Lines can only be formed in straight or diagonal paths in the grid and cannot intersect each other. All nodes must be used and each node can only be used once. If you make a mistake the puzzle will reset or you can click on the last node you clicked on to reverse the action. You may also exit out and back into the puzzle to reset it if you prefer.
  • The solution is shown above. Once completed the door will open.
  • C. Take the gear from your inventory and place it where the gears are missing. You will need to find more and come back to this location later.
  • Go through the open door to the tunnel.

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  • A. Once in the tunnel click on the crank handle and add it into inventory.
  • Proceed down further into the stone wall area.
  • You will see a wall with an “X” on it. Click on the “X” to open a panel.
  • B. Take your hammer from inventory and use it on the “X” and this will expose dynamite lodged into the wall. You can’t light it yet so leave the area and return to the foyer.

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  • A. Take the teacup from inventory and place it under the faucet and click to start the water flow. When the teacup fills up it will return to inventory as a “Teacup full of water”
  • B. Take the teacup full of water and pour it on the plant. The plant will immediately grow very tall and knock the keys off the wall down onto the table where the plant sits.
  • C. Take the keys and place into your inventory.
  • Exit back out until you reach the area of the open entrance gate.

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  • A. Click on the stone face sculpture for zoom in panel.
  • B. Take the crank handle from inventory and place in hole. Click on handle to turn it.
  • C. Take the lighter from the mouth and place in inventory.
  • Return to the stone wall area with the dynamite.
  • D. Click on the panel to open it then take the lighter from inventory and light the fuse. Watch the wall blow apart and now you have a new room you can enter.
  • Enter the blast off room.

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  • A. Click on the rocket wing and add to inventory.
  • B. Place the Viking helmet in resin on the stone table.
  • C. Click on the notes and read them then a mini game panel will open.
  • Mini Game – You will need to place the pieces in the outline grid as shown in the image above. Place the pieces over the button to the left to rotate them. Once they are all placed click on the red button. This will cause the panel at letter D to open.
  • D. Once door panel is open take the microchip into inventory.
  • Return to the rocket outside the mansion near the fountain.

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  • A. Take the rocket wing and place it on rocket to repair.
  • B. Click on the launch panel to zoom in.
  • C. Take the microchip from inventory and place in panel slot.
  • D. Take the key and place in slot and then click on the “Launch” button to launch the rocket.
  • Watch the rocket launch then return to the area it was located. Take the gear into inventory.
  • Return to the rocket launch room.
  • You will see the rocket launch has been incinerated an has melted the resin from the Viking helmet.
  • Click on the helmet and it will add into your gallery collection.
  • Return to the grand stair case and click on the portrait to the far right of the scene.
  • Take the key from inventory and open the portrait. Take the gear into inventory.
  • Return to the gear room.

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  • A. Take the three gears from inventory and place on the gear panel. This will cause the diamond necklace to rise from the platform below.
  • B. Take the diamond necklace and it will be entered into your gallery collection.
  • C. Collect the key that will appear and open your map.
  • D. Click on the new location text and the new areas will open for you to explore.
  • This is the end of chapter 1.

Chapter 2 – Grand Salon, Kitchen, Dining Room and Wine Cellar

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  • Click on the scroll circled in red to trigger the hidden object scene.
  • Locate the hidden objects in the scene.
  • When finished collect the Egyptian Urn into your gallery collection.

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  • A. Click on the piano to open a mini game.
  • You will need to click on each of the panels marked “B through E” and repeat the melody you see played on the piano.
  • Each key is numbered from left to right. Click on the keys in the order listed to complete the puzzle correctly.
  • If you make a mistake the music will play again.
  • B. 3 3 4 5
  • C. 3 3 4 5 5 4
  • D. 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2
  • E. 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 1 1
  • F. Click on the note that is exposed now and read it. Next take the cutters into your inventory.

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  • A. Click on the painting at the far right of the room to zoom into a mini game puzzle.
  • You will need to click on the arrows to swap out the tiles in the portrait until it is assembled correctly.
  • The solution is shown in the image above.
  • B. Once you complete the puzzle a scepter will raise out of the vase next to the painting. Click on it to place in your inventory.
  • Enter the dining room area.

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  • A. Click on the note at the center of the table.
  • B. When the note opens look around the room to solve the questions. The solutions are shown in image above.
  • Now a mini game will open and you will need to use the clues from the paper to solve it.
  • Click on the place settings in this order.
  • C. 9
  • D. 10
  • E. 4
  • F. 7
  • G. Click on the center hole to trigger the next phase and place the scepter from your inventory into the center of the table.
  • This acts as a key and unlocks the kitchen.
  • Proceed through the kitchen door.

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  • Click on the red scroll to activate the hidden object scene.
  • Locate the hidden objects in the scene.
  • Collect Marie Antoinette’s boot into the gallery collection.
  • Click on the refrigerator.

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  • In this mini game you will need to click on the missing words and place them in the empty spaces to complete well known phrases.
  • A. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
  • B. “Don’t rock the boat”
  • C. “Would you like to dance?”
  • D. When the refrigerator door opens take the frozen key into inventory.
  • E. Take the preserved piece of cake from the Royal wedding into your gallery collection.
  • When you exit out of the scene zoom into the pots on the stove.

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  • A. Remove the lid from the pot.
  • B. Take the frozen key from inventory and place into the pot.
  • C. Click on the picture of the wine cellar and look closely at it. A keyhole in the drawer is now revealed. Take the key from inventory and use it on the drawer.
  • D. Once the drawer is open take the light bulb into inventory.
  • Go back into the dining room.

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  • A. Take the light bulb from inventory and place it in the lamp on the wall.
  • The dining table will drop into the floor and reveal another path.
  • Click on the area near the back of the dining table where you see a magnifying glass cursor.

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  • A. Take the cutters from inventory and use on the chains.
  • Once open go inside the wine cellar.

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  • A. Click on the note at the top left of scene.
  • B. Click on the area where note was to trigger a mini game puzzle.
  • In this puzzle you will need to turn the wine bottles in such a way so that when you hit the first bottle with a hammer the corks will fly out and break all of the bottles.
  • The solution is shown in the image above. Click on one of the arrows to move the bottles right or left if needed.
  • C. Once all the bottles are positioned click on the hammer to start the process.
  • D. Click on the shade over the lamp and click on the wine bottle.
  • The vintage wine bottle will be added to your inventory and a key will be awarded to you.
  • E. When the new area of the map opens up click on it to proceed to the next chapter.
  • This is the end of Chapter 2.

Chapter 3 – Library, Hallway, Elevator and Upside-Down Room

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  • A. Click on the note in the fireplace and read it.
  • Click on the scroll shown circled in red to trigger a hidden object scene.
  • Locate all the hidden objects shown circled above.
  • Take the three books into inventory.
  • Take the ancient pot into your gallery collection.

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  • A. Click on the bookshelf panel to open a mini game puzzle.
  • B. Place book one on the second shelf empty spot.
  • C. Place book two on the third shelf empty spot.
  • D. Place book three on the last shelf empty spot.
  • A panel will open up where the books were but you can’t solve it now.
  • Exit into the hallway.

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  • Click on the scroll shown circled in red to initiate a hidden object scene in the hallway.
  • Locate all the hidden objects in the scene shown circled above.
  • Take the fire extinguisher, matches, and bellows into inventory.
  • Place the vintage gnome into your gallery collection.

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  • A. Click on the portrait to the left wall twice to open it and trigger a mini game.
  • Click on the tiles and rotate them until the painting is complete.
  • The solution is shown above.
  • When the puzzle is finished take the elevator key into inventory.
  • Proceed forward to the elevator.

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  • A. Click on the panel above the power switch and read the panel shown.
  • You will need to remember these numbers.
  • Return to the library.

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  • A. Use the matches from inventory to start a fire in the fireplace.
  • B. Use the bellows on the fire four to five times until it stops you.
  • C. Click on the panel to the left of fireplace to zoom in.
  • D. Click only on the right arrow once.
  • Exit back out of the scene
  • Use the fire extinguisher in inventory and put out the fire.
  • A. Use the matches in inventory once again to start a second fire.
  • D. Go back into the panel to the left of fireplace. Click on the right arrow once again.
  • Exit the scene and go back to fire.
  • B. Use the bellows on the fire again but this time only twice.
  • Return to the panel to the left of fireplace.
  • E. Click the activation button.
  • Return to the outside elevator.

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  • A. Click on the switch turning it on.
  • B. Push the button at panel to far right of elevator.
  • C. When elevator opens click on violin which is an auction item.
  • D. Click on the Viking compass which is placed in your gallery collection.
  • E. Click on the piece of gnome candy and follow instructions to eat it.
  • F. When the gnome appears click on him and read the note left behind.
  • Step inside the elevator.

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  • A. Take the elevator key from inventory and place in keyhole and turn.
  • B. Click on the button.
  • Exit at the Upside down room.

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  • You are now in an upside down room.
  • The lever at the far left will toggle the room in both directions.
  • A. Click on lever to flip room.
  • B. Take bottle opener into inventory.
  • C. Take the red pillow into inventory.
  • Flip the room again.

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  • A. Use the bottle opener to open the wine.
  • B. Throw the pillow into the moving fan.
  • When feathers fall click on them and add to your inventory.
  • Rotate the room again and pick up the clock winder when it falls to the floor.

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  • A. Click on the clock to zoom into the panel and place the winder at bottom center and turn once. Take the dresser key that comes out of the side compartment.
  • B. Take the feathers from inventory and place in the bowl.
  • C. Zoom into the dresser and when panel opens use the dresser key to open it.
  • D. Rotate the room again.

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  • A. Pick up the scissors and place in your inventory.
  • B. Use the scissors to cut the flowers at the right.
  • C. Rotate the room again.

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  • A. Pick up the clock hand and put into inventory.
  • B. Use the scissors from inventory again to cut the flowers at the back wall.
  • C. Rotate the room again.

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  • A. Pick up the second clock hand and place in inventory.
  • B. Rotate the room again.

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  • A. Click on the clock to zoom into the panel.
  • B. Place both clock hands in your inventory on the clock. A Faberge egg will drop into the bowl of feathers below.
  • C. Take the Faberge egg into your gallery collection.
  • You will now earn another key and will be able to access additional rooms.
  • Click on the area that opens up for you on the map.
  • This is the end of Chapter 3.

Chapter 4 – Reading Room, Cactus Room, Duke’s Hangout and Saloon

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the note and read it.
  • Click on the scroll circled in red to activate the hidden object scene.
  • Locate the hidden objects in the scene.
  • Take the haystack, crowbar, gloves, boots, and mustache into inventory.
  • Take the classic 6 shooter into the gallery collection.
  • Exit to the left past one room to the cactus room.

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  • Locate the scroll circled in red to activate another hidden object scene.
  • Locate the hidden objects on the list shown circled above.
  • Take the dog biscuit, sun, letter C, revolver, saddle, and star into inventory.
  • Add the golden horseshoe to your gallery collection.

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  • A. Take the glove from inventory and use it to take the key from the cactus.
  • B. Take the crowbar from inventory and smash away the panel.
  • Click on the scene behind it to trigger a mini game puzzle.

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  • Arrange the pipes so they are all connected with no open ends.
  • A. Click on the dial to start pumping the oil when pipes are connected.
  • Solution shown above.
  • Return to the reading room.

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  • A. Take the dog biscuit from inventory and give to dog and he will give you his bandana into inventory.
  • B. Take the key and open the hutch in center of scene.
  • C. Remove the white cowboy hat and place into inventory.
  • Return to the cactus room.

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  • A. Take the white hat from inventory and place on the nail over picture. It will turn black from the oil.
  • B. Click on the gnome in the chair. When the medication appears click on it and add to diary entry.
  • A. Return to the black hat and take it into inventory.
  • Return to the center room.

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  • A. Click on the painting in the center of room to trigger a mini game puzzle.

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  • Place the ten items in inventory into the scene as shown with red circles in image above.
  • A. Click on the spur and collect it into your gallery collection.
  • Enter the saloon when finished.

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  • A. Click on the note and read it.
  • B. Click on the red curtain and add to inventory.
  • C. Take the red curtain from inventory and place it on the hook over the vent.
  • D. Click on the bar area to trigger a mini game puzzle.

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  • A. Click on the mixing glass and you will hold it up to the various colors of dye which will mix together to make the three drinks on the bar.
  • You must fill bottles all the way to mix them.
  • If you make a mistake dump it into the cement bin below and you may start over.
  • B. Here you will see the blue, red, yellow, and dyes marked X and Y.
  • C. Here you will put the mixer back into the electronic bull and pull this lever to turn it on and mix contents.
  • Bottle 1 - B. Place the mixer up to the red dye and click on the lever once, place it under the yellow dye and click once, then place it under the “Y” bottle at far end and click on it twice.
  • A. Place the mixer in the bull
  • C. Click on the handle to mix.
  • D. Your color should be orange. Click on the empty glass over the first orange chair.
  • Bottle 2 - Blue once, yellow once, Bottle X twice.
  • E. Place in the bull and pull lever to mix. Place in the second chair which should be a green liquid.
  • Bottle 3 - Blue once, red once, X once, and Y once. Mix at the bull by placing and pulling lever.
  • F. You should now have a purple liquid. Place it in the final glass.
  • G. Now the vintage wanted poster is available. Click on it to add to your gallery collection.
  • You will now be given the final key.
  • H. Click on the new location to open the doors.
  • This is the end of chapter 4.

Chapter 5 – Garden Tree, Koi Pond, Grassy Meadow, Shed and Jacuzzi Den

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Click on the scroll circled in red to activate the hidden object scene.
  • Locate all the hidden items in the scene.
  • Once you find all the items take the seedling packet and dead leaves into inventory.
  • Take the parasol into your gallery collection.
  • Head to the far right to the Koi Pond go past it and click on the shed.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the note and read it.
  • Click on the scroll circled in red above to activate a hidden object scene.
  • Locate all hidden items on the list shown above.
  • Once you find all of the hidden items take the fishbowl, seeds, gas can, hatch valve and empty watering can into your inventory.
  • Take the cannon ball into your gallery collection.
  • Exit to koi pond.

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  • A. Take the fish bowl from inventory and when you see the fish swim by click on it with the bowl to catch it.
  • Click on the water for a mini game puzzle.

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  • The objective here is to click on the posts in the correct order so they will all go under water.
  • You can exit the scene to reset.
  • Click on the posts in alphabetical order as shown in the image above.
  • Click on A through I to solve puzzle.
  • All water will drain out once completed.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the empty watering can and place in the water. It will return to inventory as a filled watering can.
  • B. Take the hatch valve from inventory and place it on the hatch. Click it once to turn it.
  • The hatch will open.
  • Click to go inside Jacuzzi den for another mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Locate the 19 difference between the two scenes.
  • Click on anything that is not in common with the other side.
  • You will need to click on both sides to finish the puzzle.
  • Solution shown above.
  • Exit to the grassy area when you finish this puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the gas can from inventory and place it on the lawn mower to start it.
  • B. Click on the lawn mower and move it out on the tall grass to trigger a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Here you must click on the squares of grass and cut them all away except the ones with gnomes on them.
  • You can only mow one patch at a time and never more than once.
  • Use the pattern shown above for your solution.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the dancing gnome and take the letter he leaves behind and read it.
  • B. Take the pile of grass clippings into your inventory.
  • Return to the shed.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the grass clippings and dead leaves from inventory and place in the compost machine.
  • Click on the machine to trigger a mini game.
  • B. Once mini game is over click here to collect soil to inventory.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Mini Game - This is a match 3 or more puzzle.
  • Click on one item and swap it out to make matches of 3 or more.
  • Match as many leaves and piles of grass as you can as when you hit 50 or more points on each you will win the game.
  • Exit back to the grassy area.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the soil, seeds, and full watering can and use it on the pot to the far left of scene.
  • A sunflower will instantly grow in the pot.
  • B. Take the flower and seeds will move to your inventory.
  • Return to the tree.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the seeds and place in the first feeder.
  • B. Take the vulture seeds and place in the center feeder.
  • C. Take the sunflower seeds and place in the final feeder.
  • D. When the panel opens take the Egyptian tablet into your gallery collection.
  • You will be rewarded with a key to open the next location.
  • This is the end of chapter 5.

Chapter 6 – Luxury Car Garage, Stage Coach, Laundry, and Game Room

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • You are now in the luxury car garage click on the stage coach for a closer look.
  • Click on the scroll circled in red to activate a hidden object scene.
  • Locate the hidden objects in the scene.
  • When you find all of the objects, place the towels in inventory
  • Place the antique Russian dresser into your gallery collection.
  • Proceed to the workbench area.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the saw to open a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Here you will look at the images at the bottom left of the scene and cut the wood so you can build these images.
  • You may not always need to cut all the wood or use all the wood you cut.
  • Exit out or wait until you make a mistake and the game will reset.
  • A. Wagon Wheel – Here you will cut the spokes. Use the images above to see the solution.
  • Place wood as shown and cut with the second saw.
  • B. Place the wood as shown in image and again cut with the second saw.
  • C. Assemble the wheel spokes.

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  • A. Horse – Cut the wood as shown in the image using the second saw.
  • B. Place the wood as shown in the image and use the second saw.
  • C. Assemble the Horse.

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  • A. Doll – Cut the wood as shown in image above using the first saw.
  • B. Adjust and cut the wood as shown in image above with the second saw.
  • C. Assemble the doll. There will be a piece left over.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Locate the scroll circled in red and click on it to trigger a hidden object scene.
  • Locate all the hidden objects in the scene.
  • Once you find all items take the black dress into inventory.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the Gnome and read the letter under him.
  • Click on the washers to the left for a mini game.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the black dress and place in washer.
  • B. Take the towels and place in washer to trigger a mini game.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • In this mini game you will click on the washers in an order that causes all of them to turn on.
  • One washer may affect other washers.
  • Solution – Click on the washers in the order shown in image above.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Now you will be asked to turn all of the washers up to the high setting.
  • Click on the four machines as shown in the image above.
  • Return to the workroom.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Use the bucket opener to open the silver paint.
  • B. Take the doll from inventory and add to the paint. It will return to inventory as silver doll.
  • C. Take the horse from inventory and add to the paint. It will return as silver horse.
  • Return to the room with the cars.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the front end of the limo to open a panel.
  • Place the silver doll in the center of the ring. Click on Z, Y, L, and K in the order shown in image above and take the key into inventory.
  • B. Place the silver horse in front of the coach.
  • Go back to coach for closer look.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the wheel from inventory and place on wagon.
  • B. Take the key from inventory and use to open the drawer and take the horse reigns and limo key into inventory.
  • Go back into showroom.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the reigns from inventory and place on silver horse.
  • B. Take the limo key from inventory and use on the limo door.
  • C. Click on the electromagnet and limo will move away.
  • D. Click on Seymour lingering in the doorway watch video.
  • E. Click on the car lift.
  • A secret room is revealed proceed to the game room for a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Locate the 17 differences between the two scenes.
  • Solution is shown above.
  • You will need to click on both sides to find all differences.
  • Take the closet key into inventory.
  • Place the samovar into your gallery collection.
  • Return to laundry.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the key and use it on the closet.
  • B. Take the soldier’s uniform from closet and add to gallery collection.
  • You will be given a key which will open up the next location.
  • This is the end of chapter 6.

Chapter 7 -Media Room, Walk in Closet, Master bedroom, Ballroom and Trampoline Room

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the blue lollipop into inventory.
  • Go into the walk in closet.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Take the scroll circled in red and activate a hidden object scene.
  • Locate all the hidden objects in the scene shown circled above.
  • When you find all the items collect the red lollipop and train track into inventory.
  • Take the Russian doll into your gallery collection.
  • Exit to the media room.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the machine under the television to activate a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Follow the cords from bottom to top to find out where it goes.
  • The solution is shown and color coded for you in image above.
  • Proceed into ballroom at your right and click on the table to the far left to trigger a hidden object scene.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Locate the scroll shown circled in red above to activate a hidden object scene.
  • Locate all hidden items in the scene shown above circled.
  • Take the green lollipop and train engine into inventory.
  • Collect the Egyptian Sarcophagus and add to gallery collection.
  • Return to master bedroom.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the train engine from inventory and place it as shown above.
  • B. Take the piece of track and add it where it belongs above.
  • C. Place the green lollipop in the red car and when it comes back collect the green key.
  • D. Place the blue lollipop in the red car and when it comes back collect the blue key.
  • E. Place the red lollipop in the red car and when it returns gain the red key into inventory with the others.
  • F. Click on the picture at far left bedroom wall to trigger a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Here you will need to place the three keys in your inventory into the center key holes.
  • You will turn the letters until you can have a letter showing right outside the key as the letter on the key.
  • Click on the red buttons to move the letters.
  • The solution is variable and the final image is shown above.
  • Exit out and now you can go into the trampoline room.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the gnome jumping in the trampoline.
  • B. Take the remote control and add to inventory.
  • C. Read the note on the chest then click on the chest for a mini game puzzle.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Using the arrows along the side of each button turn the rings until the picture is correctly assembled.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the vinyl record into your inventory.
  • B. Take the Viking shield into your gallery collection.
  • Return to the media room.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Take the remote control from inventory and use it to turn on the television.
  • You will see four colors and corresponding numbers be sure to take note of this for next puzzle.
  • Go into ballroom.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • Here you will click on each of the ballroom doors in the background from left to right.
  • The colors and numbers match the TV pattern seen earlier.
  • A. Click on the small yellow button to light up the panel.
  • B. Click on the small blue button to light up the panel.
  • C. Click on the small green button to light up the panel.
  • D. Click on the small pink button to light up the panel.
  • Now all the doors in the ballroom will open.
  • Watch for the dancing gnomes. This will take a moment.

 Secrets of Howard's Mansion

  • A. Click on the hat and add to your gallery collection.
  • Pick up the paper which is a “Zalexatrin” purchase order which is how you solve the case and prove Seymour was villain.
  • Watch the video play out the rest of the storyline.
  • This is the end of Chapter 7.

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