Game Introduction – Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward

Welcome to the Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward walkthrough on Gamezebo. Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward is a hidden object/adventure game created by Specialbit Studios. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide on how to complete Haunted Hotel: Charles Dexter Ward.

How to use this walkthrough

  • This walkthrough is a guide to assist in solving mini-puzzles and acquiring all items in order to complete the game. You may explore locations in the order you wish, this walkthrough is written to take the most direct route to the game’s finish.
  • Inventory objects will be written in bold. The walkthrough will state, “Use the inventory item on the blah blah,” because it assumes you have the item. If you don’t have the item, on your keyboard, press CTRL+F (at the same time). In the text box, type the name of the item you are looking for and press ENTER. This will scan this page for the appearance of that word.
  • Play the tutorial! It will explain gameplay elements. The tutorial is available in Casual mode only.
  • Often you need to perform an action (i.e., place or collect an inventory item) in order for the game to progress. Before assuming the game has a glitch, go through your inventory and see if you can place any of your items anywhere or look for an item to pick up, switch to flip, etc.

Gameplay and tips

  • This is a hidden object adventure game. You will move from location to location solving hidden object hunts, mini-puzzles and picking up items to use in order to proceed in the game.
  • Achievements can be found from the main menu screen. Click on Achievements to see the achievements you can earn. Most of the achievements are earned simply by advancing through the game. Achievements you can earn are solving every puzzle and not using hints, not using hints in the hidden object hunts and finding all of Spillet’s notes.
  • The Menu button at the top left of the screen gives access to the options screen and can bring you back to the main menu.
  • There are two difficulty settings. You cannot switch settings midgame.
  • In Casual mode, sparkles indicate areas of interest and the Hint and Skip meters fill quicker. Casual mode has a tutorial.
  • In Expert mode, there are no sparkles and the Hint and Skip meters take longer to fill. Expert mode does not have a tutorial.
  • Move your cursor over every aspect of a scene and watch for it to change, it’s the only way to find everything, especially if playing in Expert mode.
  • Items collected throughout the game go into your inventory, located at the bottom of your screen.
  • When an inventory item has a [+] plus sign beside it, it needs to be combined with another inventory item (that also must have a [+] plus sign beside it). To combine items, click on an inventory item, then click on another inventory item. If they belong together, they will be combined. If not, they will return to the inventory.
  • Hidden object scenes provide a list of items to find. When you have found everything from the list, an item will be added to your inventory. In this walkthrough, the inventory item will be indicated by a yellow highlight and all the other items to find will be indicated by white highlights.
  • All notes, letters, scrolls, etc. collected can be found in Info, located in the top right hand corner of the screen. These items will be indicated by green highlights.
  • Your tasks are located at the bottom left hand of the screen.
  • Closing a window – To close the zoom-in windows, click Close. Tip: If you can zoom in on the area again, you likely haven’t found everything you needed to find.
  • Mini-puzzles can be skipped once the Skip button fills. The Skip button is located at the bottom right of the puzzle window.
  • Use the Back button to leave a mini-puzzle. Note this will reset a puzzle.
  • Hints are available in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Hints used in the hidden object scenes highlight an item.
  • Hints used during the adventure mode tell you what to do or where to go.

Day One

  • From the main menu, click Play. Select your difficulty setting. Watch the cutcene. If you are playing in Casual mode, click Yes to play the tutorial.

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  • Click on the fountain to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a metal cross is added to your inventory.
  • Move right to the patio.

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  • Click on the bush at the bottom of the scene. Take the stones.
  • Click on the window.

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  • Knock the birdcage down, then click on it. Take the hook.
  • Move down, then go forward through the gates to the swing.

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  • Click on the right lamppost to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, fishing line is added to your inventory.
  • Click on the area under the tire swing. Take the pole spikes.
  • Click on the gate. Add the metal cross. A mini-puzzle starts. This is a Tower of Hanoi puzzle.

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  • Move the stacked crosses so they are all on the far right peg (C). A cross can only be placed on another cross that is larger than it. To move a cross, click on it and drag it to another peg. The following instructions is one possible solution to the puzzle. Reset the puzzle (click on the Back button to leave the puzzle, then go back into the puzzle) and using the screenshot above as a guide, move the crosses in the following order: A – C – A – B – C – B – A – C – B – A – B – C – A – C – A – B – C – B – C – A – B – A – C – B – A – C – A – B – C – B – A – C – B – A – B – C – A – C – B – A – C – B – C – A – B – A – B – C – A – C – A – B – C – B – A – C – B – A – B – C – A – C.
  • Go through the gate to the ferry.

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  • Click on the crow. Move down to the swing.

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  • Throw the stones at the crow. Pick the key up from where it dropped. Go through the gate to the ferry.

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  • Open the box with the key. Click on the open box. Take the pliers and insulating tape.
  • Click on the plaque. Read the inscription. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Return to the courtyard (move down two scenes, then go left).
  • Watch the cutscene.
  • Go left to the electrical pole.

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  • From your inventory, combine the pliers with the insulating tape to get the insulated pliers.
  • Put the pole spikes on the pole. Click on the box at the top of the pole. Open the panel and use the insulated pliers on the open box. A mini-puzzle starts. Reconnect the wires. Start by clicking on a coloured wire at the top of the scene. From the bottom of the scene, find the same coloured wire. Trace its path through the tangled wires until you reach the end of the wire, then click on it to connect the two. If they do not connect, click on the top wire again, then on the wire end. If they still do not connect, they are the incorrect wires.
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  • If the last wire to connect is the blue one and you are having a hard time selecting it, note when your cursor is over a top coloured wire, it slightly illuminates. Move your cursor slowly to the left until the blue wire illuminates (it’s subtle).
  • Once you are finished, click on the woodpile at the left of the scene.

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  • Read Charles’ letter. Click anywhere outside the window to close it. You can click on Info to view the letter. Note Charles’ pocket watch.
  • Take the boards. Click on the stump and take the firewood.
  • Go to the generator (move down, then go right to the courtyard, then right again, forward two scenes to the ferry, then go right to the generator).

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  • Put the boards in the water. Click on the end of the boards and take the seltzer bottle with water.
  • Click on the barrel to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a sledgehammer is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the courtyard (move down three scenes, then go left), then move forward to the entrance of the hotel.

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  • Use the sledgehammer to remove the boards (five clicks, it doesn’t matter where).
  • Enter the lobby.

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  • Click on the left wall. Turn on the light switch (you need to have completed the electrical pole puzzle; if you haven’t, look up a few steps in this walkthrough to see what you need to do).
  • Click on the safe on the right wall. A mini-puzzle starts.
  • Move the lock to the top of the column by clicking on the left and right arrows in the correct sequence. Start by clicking on the left button and note how the lock moves upward. Click on the arrows to continue moving the lock upwards. A wrong move will return the lock to its starting point. To solve the puzzle, click left – right – left – left – right – left – left, then turn the handle.

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  • Take the numbered tiles and the newspaper (when you are finished reading the newspaper, click anywhere outside the window to close it).
  • Move down, then go up the stairs and go left into the hallway.

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  • Read Curwen’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the door closest to you. Add the numbered tiles. A mini-puzzle starts. Rearrange the tiles so the rows and columns all equal 34.
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  • Enter Curwen’s room.

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  • Click on the axe above the fireplace. Take the axe.
  • Click on the fireplace. Take the poker. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the window. Read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Return to the generator (move down five scenes to the courtyard, then go right, then forward two scenes, then go right).

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  • From your inventory, combine the poker with the fishing line then with the hook to get the fishing rod.
  • Use the fishing rod on the water to get the ferry wheel.
  • Move down to the ferry.

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  • Add the ferry wheel to the ferry, then cut the rope with the axe.
  • A mini-puzzle starts. Drive the ferry. When the rectangle appears in the green zone, click on the wheel. Do this six times in a row. Making a mistake will cause you to move backwards.
  • When you are finished, watch the cutscene.

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  • Take the wooden sign. Click on the area at the bottom right to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a pocket knife is added to your inventory.
  • Move right up the path to the crypt entrance. Enter the crypt.

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  • Take the flint from the bench. Use the flint on the torch beside the door, then take the torch.
  • Read Spillet’s diary entry. Click anywhere outside the window to close it. Click on casket #7. Take the hatch ring.
  • Click on the floor. Click on the floor to reveal the hatch hook. Add the hatch ring. Use the torch on the opening of the basement to enter the crypt basement.

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  • Take the bowl and the rope fence. Click on the hand and read the note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it. Remove the sheet, then click on Charles. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Move down to the crypt.

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  • Click on the top left window. Add the rope fence. Climb through the window to the crypt entrance.

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  • Click on the steps. Take the crowbar.
  • Move down to the ferry dock.

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  • Click on the dock. Use the crowbar to remove a board.
  • Go right to the crypt entrance.

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  • Place the board on the overgrown grass beside the crypt. Go forward to the boat.

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  • Click on the bottom of the tree. Use the pocket knife to scrape off some moss.
  • Click on the boat. Use the bowl to remove the water, then add the moss, then the wooden sign. Take the boat to the ferry.
  • Move down two scenes to the patio, then click on the window.

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  • Click on the vines below the window. Chase the snake away with the seltzer bottle with water.
  • Click on the window. Open the shutters and use the pocket knife to open the window. Climb through the window to enter the kitchen.

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  • Click on the lower cupboard and take the candle stump.
  • Click on the top cupboard. Take the candle stump. Open the cupboard door and take the spirit.
  • Click on the hanging utensils and take the candle stump.
  • Click on the broken shelves. Take the candle stump and boric acid.
  • Click on the hutch. Take the candle stump and matches. Open the drawer and take the candlewick and candle stump.
  • Click on the table.

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  • Click on the instructions at the bottom right of the table.
  • Take the pan.
  • To the bowl, add the boric acid and the candlewick. Cut the wick using the pocket knife, then take the three pieces of candlewick.
  • Add the spirit to the burner, then put the pan on the burner. Put the six candle stumps in the pan, then light the burner with the matches. Take the pan with wax.
  • Put a piece of candlewick in the mold, then pour the pan with wax into the mold. Remove the candle. Do this two more times. Take the three candles.
  • Add the three candles to the candelabra. Light the candles with the matches. The candelabra is added to your inventory.
  • Open the door and enter the lobby.
  • Go up the stairs and take the left hallway. Enter Curwen’s room (first door on the right).

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  • Click on the fireplace. Add the firewood and newspaper to the fireplace, then light the fire with the candelabra.
  • Watch the cutscene.

Day Two

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  • Click on the window. After the tree crashes through the window, read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the desk. Read the instructions. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Return to the courtyard (move down four scenes).

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  • Click on the fountain. Take the saw.
  • Go left to the electrical pole.

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  • After the electrical pole crashes through the gates, go into the shed.

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  • Click under the table and take the sprayer and insect spray.
  • Click on the toolbox and take the hammer and the metal pin.
  • Click on the wall shelves and take the rusty shears and saw handle.
  • Click on the wall shelves at the right to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, coins are added to your inventory.
  • Return to the patio (move down, then go right two scenes).

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  • Click on the bike. Use the gloves to take the chain.
  • Return to the generator (move forward two scenes, then go right).

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  • Click on the generator and add the chain. From your inventory, add the saw and the saw handle to get the saw. Use the saw to cut the log blocking the large wheel.
  • Click on the generator again and press the red button at the top right corner.
  • Return to the hotel (move down three scenes, then go left, enter the lobby and go up the stairs, then go left into the hallway).

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  • Click on the wall lamp. Take the puzzle piece.
  • Click on the far door on the right. Add the coins. A mini-puzzle starts. Switch the positions of the gold and silver coins. Gold coins can only move right and silver coins can only move left. Coins can only move into empty spots. A coin can jump over an opposite coin into the next empty space. Click on the Reset button to reset the puzzle if there are no available moves left.

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  • The following instructions is one possible solution to the puzzle. Reset the puzzle (click on the Reset button) and using the screenshot above as a guide, click on the spaces in the following order: 4 – 5 – 7 – 3 – 8 – 5 – 7 – 6 – 7 – 4 – 9 – 2 – 1 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 8 – 10 – 9 – 6 – 7 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 5 – 8 – 6 – 4 – 5 – 7 – 5 – 6.
  • Enter the study.

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  • Click on the desk. Read the instructions. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the lamp. Take the light bulb. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Move down two scenes to the stairs.

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  • Click on the door on the right. Add the puzzle piece. A mini-puzzle starts. Move the blocks to allow the block with the handle to slide all the way to the left. Reset the puzzle (click on the Back button to leave the puzzle, then go back into the puzzle) and using the screenshot above as a guide, click on the spaces in the following order:

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  • Move block A all the way up, move B and C all the way to the left, move D and E all the way down, move F all the way down, move G all the way to the left, move H all the way up and move I all the way to the right.

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  • Move J all the way down, move K all the way to the right, move L all the way up, move M all the way to the left and move N all the way down.

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  • Move O all the way to the right, move P all the way up, move Q all the way up, move R all the way to the left, move S all the way up, move T all the way up, move U all the way to the right, then move V one space over, leaving a space between it and U.

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  • Move W all the way down, move X all the way to the right, move Y all the way up and move Z all the way to the left.

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  • Move AA all the way up, move BB all the way to the right, move CC all the way down, then move DD all the way to the left.
  • Enter the hallway.

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  • Take the pump handle. Click on the small table. Take the puzzle piece.
  • Return to the lobby, then go through the hallway at the left.

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  • Read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the far door on the right. Add the puzzle piece. A mini-puzzle starts. Use the arrows to rearrange the tiles to recreate the image. If you recreate the X but the puzzle isn’t solved, it means you have to rearrange the tiles that don’t have a part of the cross in them.
  • This puzzle is randomly created so a solution cannot be provided.
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  • Enter the back room. Watch the cutscene. You have fallen into the pump room.

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  • Click on the box at the right. Take the shovel.
  • Click on the pump. Add the pump handle, then the metal pin.
  • Click on the alchemy room door. A mini-puzzle starts. Rearrange the mini-discs by colour; place each mini-disc on its matching coloured large disc. Rotate the large discs by clicking on the centre medium disc. This puzzle is randomly created so a solution cannot be provided.
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  • Enter the alchemy room.

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  • Click on the table ledge. Take the bowl and the fixer.
  • Click on the shelves. Take the red paint and the oil.

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  • Click on the table. Pour the red paint into the bowl, then add the light bulb. Take the red bulb. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Move down and go up the hole in the floor to the back room.

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  • Click on the fireplace mantle. Take the developer.
  • Click on the ladder. Take the trays and the ladder.
  • Click on the desk. Take the rope.
  • Leave the hotel (move down three scenes), then go left to the electrical pole.

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  • Use the bowl on the puddle to get the bowl of water.
  • Return to the upstairs left hallway (move right, then forward into the lobby, go up the stairs and take the hallway on the left).

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  • Use the ladder on the attic door hatch. Go up into the attic.

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  • Click on the radio. Take the needle and the button. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the desk. Open the camera and take the film.
  • Return to the pump room (move down three scenes, take the hallway on the left, enter the back room and go down the hole in the floor), then move down to the elevator.

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  • Move the hose. Move back to the pump room.

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  • Click on the pump. Move back down to the elevator.

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  • Click on the plank. Click on the elevator and add the button. Open the elevator door and go into the elevator to go to the tower room.

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  • Click on the transmitter. Take the magnet.
  • Click on the desk. Read the notice from the tower. Click anywhere outside the window to close it. Use the pocket knife to open the package. Take the UV bulb.
  • Click on the stairs (on the right). Open the latch.
  • From the upstairs right hallway, move down to the stairs, then go left into the hallway, then enter the study.

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  • Click on the lamp. Add the red bulb. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the desk. Add the trays. Add the developer to the left tray and the fixer to the right tray. Put the film in the left tray, then take the half-developed film. Take the half-developed film and add it to the right tray.
  • Take the developed film, then add it to the viewer.
  • Click on the picture to take note of it. Click anywhere outside the picture to close it.

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  • Click on the lamp. Add the UV bulb. Click on the symbols on the floor. Use the hammer to remove the floorboard. Take the key.
  • Move down and enter the study.

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  • Click on the desk drawer. Use the key to unlock the drawer. Take the corked bottle.
  • From your inventory, combine the corkscrew with the corked bottle to get the cork.
  • Again from your inventory, combine the needle with the magnet to make the magnetized needle. Now combine the magnetized needle with the cork to get the cork with magnetized needle.
  • Click on the desk.

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  • Put the bowl with water on the indent on the desk. Add the cork with magnetized needle. Take the compass.
  • Go to the kitchen (move down three scenes, then go through the door on the right to the kitchen).

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  • Click on the sink to start a hidden object hunt.
  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a corkscrew is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the swing (go back into the lobby and move down to the courtyard, the go right to the patio, then forward to the swing).

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  • Click on the ground under the swing. Use the shovel to dig up the dirt, take the statuette.
  • Go left to the garden.

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  • Read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • From your inventory, combine the oil and rusty shears to make the oiled shears. Use the oiled shears to cut away the vines. Click on the gate. Take Charles’ handkerchief, then place the statuette in the inset. Open the gates and enter the labyrinth.
  • A mini-puzzle starts. Navigate through the labyrinth. You can only move up and down, left and right. Click where you want to move and you will move in one direction until you have a choice to make.
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  • Take the long branch. Use the long branchon the large stone to move it under the birdhouse. Click on the birdhouse. Read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it. Take the lighter.
  • Click on the tree a little farther back. Take the green flower. Use the pocket knife to take some moss.
  • Go right to the bridge.

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  • Click on the base of the tree. Take the pine needles. Click on the reeds to the left of the bridge. Use the pocket knife to take the reeds.
  • Move down to the forest.

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  • Click on the fire pit. Add the moss, reeds and pine needles, then light it with the lighter. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Go right to the bridge, then cross the bridge to the swamp house entrace.

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  • Click on the rock. Take the grass mill handle.
  • Click on the talisman frame. Take the talisman frame.
  • Click on the roots on the wall. Use the pocket knife to cut off a piece of root.
  • Move forward to the swamp house glade.

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  • Click on the skeleton’s head. Take the key. Read the dog tags to note this is Spillet.
  • Click on the skeleton’s hand. Read Spillet’s note. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the flowers. Take the red and purple flowers.
  • Move down and enter the swamp house.

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  • Take the ash form.
  • Click on the book. Open the book and click on its pages. Read the Necronomicon. Click anywhere outside the window to close it.
  • Click on the briefcase. Unlock it with the key. Take the phone handle. Read the instructions.
  • Click on the table. Add the grass mill handle. Put the red and purple flowers and green flower in the mill, then turn the handle. Take the flower juice.
  • Click on the ritual stone above the oven. If necessary, read the instructions.
  • Add the flower juice to the ritual stone. A mini-puzzle starts. Retrace the symbols using your mouse. Watch the symbol get drawn. When it disappears, use the flashing area as a starting point, click and hold your mouse and recreate the symbol. If you are successful, you will then retrace the next symbol. You will have to keep tracing the symbol until you get it correct.
  • Click on the ritual stone again.

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  • Add the talisman frame and then the Charles’ handkerchief. Use the pocket knife to cut a small handkerchief.
  • Move down three scenes to the forest.

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  • From your inventory, combine the ash form and root and small handkerchief to make the skull with root and handkerchief.
  • Click on the fire. Add the skull with root and handkerchief. Take the ash.
  • Return to the swamp house.

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  • Click on the ritual stone. Add the ash. Take the talisman. Leave and move forward to the swamp house glade.

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  • Use the talisman on the shadow. Move forward.
  • Use the compass to follow the map. The compass is in the top right corner. The blue needle points north. Use the compass to move north, then west, then north, then northeast. If you take a wrong turn, the game will reset you.
  • To make things simple, first move right, then left, then forward, then right.

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  • Click on the tree. Take the branch.
  • Click on the middle portion of the fence. Use the branch to pull the toolbox closer. Take the crowbar.
  • Click on the left portion of the fence. Pry it open with the crowbar, then go through the fence to the courtyard.
  • Watch the cutscene.

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  • Click on the telephone. Add the phone handle. Watch the cutscene.

Day Three

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  • Click on the shelves to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, matches are added to your inventory.
  • Return to the shed (move all the way down to the courtyard, then go left, then forward into the shed).

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  • Click on the shelves to start a hidden object hunt.
  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a wooden disk is added to your inventory.
  • Return to the lobby, then go left into the hallway.

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  • Click on the door closest to the right. Add the wooden disk. A mini-puzzle starts. Rotate the disks to recreate the image. Left-click to rotate the disks clockwise, right-click to rotate the disks counter-clockwise.
  • The solution is shown in the screenshot above.
  • Enter the library.

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  • Read Spillet’s note.
  • Click on the broom. Take the broom and the screwdriver.
  • Click on the wall cabinet. Take the surgical mask and the syringe.
  • Click on the chandelier. Use the broom to take the fountain skull.
  • Return to the courtyard.

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  • Click on the fountain. Add the fountain skull, then take the cross key from the gargoyle’s mouth.
  • Return to the library.

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  • Click on the wall clock. Add the cross key. Go through the doorway to the underground bestiary.

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  • Read Spillet’s note.
  • Click on the table at the left. Take the sealed container.
  • Click on the torch between the cells. Light the torch with the matches, then take the torch. Take the power plug.
  • Click on the bookshelf. Use the broom to sweep away the webs. Take the wrench and the hacksaw. Read the Red Dragon manuscript.
  • Use the torch on the dark entryway. Enter the underground mortuary.

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  • Read Spillet’s note.
  • Click on the chest. Open the chest and take the aroma lamp and dead water vial.
  • Click on the coffin. Take the coffin lid and metal hanger.
  • Click on the sewer grate. Take the skeleton arm.
  • Click on the body. Take the small scissors.
  • Move down and take the door to the right to the underground river.

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  • Click on the ground towards bottom of scene. Take the small bones.
  • Click on the urn. Take the batteries.
  • Click on the water. Use the skeleton arm to get the bucket.
  • Click on the doorway in the skull’s mouth. A mini-puzzle starts. A memory puzzle. Click on the tiles to reveal the symbol. Match two symbols to remove them from play. Continue until all symbols have been matched. This puzzle is randomly generated, therefore no step-by-step instruction is possible.
  • Go through the doorway into the crypt basement.

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  • Click on the Charles’ head. Use the small scissors to take a lock of hair.
  • Go up the stairs to the cemetery.

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  • From your inventory, combine the sprayer with the insect spray to get the full sprayer. Use the full sprayer on the berry bush. Click on the berry bush and take the berries.
  • Click on the gravestone at the right. Read Spillet’s note. Take the horn.
  • Click on the hole in the ground at the left. Use the pocket knife to take the leaves.
  • Take the path to the right to the dead water.

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  • From your inventory, combine the bucket with the rope to get the bucket with rope. Click on the mouth sticking out of the water. Use the bucket with rope. Click on the bucket. Use the dead water vial to get the dead water.
  • Move down, then take the left path to the old church.

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  • Use the surgical mask anywhere on the scene.
  • Read Spillet’s note. Put the coffin lid on the ground stone tombstone. Click on the mushroom. Use the sealed container to take the mushroom.
  • Return to the shed (move down seven scenes, go left, then go forward into the shed).

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  • Click on the grinder on the table. Add the small bones, then turn the handle, then take the ground bone.
  • Return to the attic (move down two scenes, go forward two scenes, go left to the hallway and go up the ladder).

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  • Click on the top of the armoire. Take the microphone.
  • Click on the radio. Take the radio without batteries.
  • Click on the window. Use the wrench to remove the screw (added to your inventory). Go out to the roof.

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  • Read Spillet’s note.
  • Click on the antennae. Use the hacksaw to make a groove, then use the screwdriver. Add the screw and then the wrench.
  • Return to the tower room (move down three scenes, go right and enter the tower room).

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  • Click on the transmitter. Add the microphone.
  • Click on the shelf. Take the vinyl record.
  • Click on the gramophone. Add the horn, vinyl record and power plug.
  • Return to the alchemy room (return to the lobby, go left into the hallway and enter the back room, go down the hole in the floor, then go through the door).

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  • Click on the shelf at the left. To the mortar (bowl), add the berries and leaves. Take the pestle. Take the pestle from your inventory and mash the berries and leaves, then take the oil.
  • Click on the table.

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  • Add the ground bones, hair and mushroom. Light the burner with the matches. Use the syringe on the beaker to get the syringe with elixir.
  • Return to the crypt basement (move down, go up the ladder, move down, enter the library, move forward, go right, then go forward).

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  • From you inventory, combine the radio without batteries with the batteries to get the radio. Put the radio on the pedestal. Add the metal hanger.
  • From your inventory, combine the aroma lamp and the oil to make the full aroma lamp. Put the full aroma lamp on the slab beside Charles. Light the aroma lamp with the matches. Click on the Charles. Inject him with the syringe with elixir, then pour the dead water over his face.
  • Watch the cutscene.

The end!

Bonus Chapter

  • Watch the cutscene.

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  • Click on the box to start a hidden object hunt. Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a screwdriver is added to your inventory.
  • Enter the alchemy room.

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  • Click on the back shelf. Take the phosphorus flask.
  • Click on the medical coat. Take the gloves.
  • Move down two scenes to the elevator.

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  • Click on the panel. Remove the four screws with the screwdriver. Remove the panel. Click on the gears. A mini-puzzle starts. Arrange the gears so they all turn. Tiles can only be slid into empty spaces. The tiles with tiny screws in the corners cannot be moved. This puzzle is randomly generated therefore a step-by-step solution cannot be provided. A solution is shown in the screenshot above.
  • Once you are finished, click on the elevator shaft.

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  • Throw the phosphorus flask down the shaft. Use the gloves on the cable.

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  • Take the pipe. Click on the brick with the symbol. Remove the brick, then add the pipe.

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  • Click on the pipe in the wall. Take the pipe.
  • Click on the left side of the doorway. Take the mechanism piece.
  • Move forward into the temple hall.

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  • Click on the left corner. Take the burlap sack and click on the panel. A mini-puzzle starts. Watch the symbols light up, then repeat the sequence. Do this three times. This puzzle is randomly generated therefore a step-by-step solution cannot be provided.
  • Take the flint. Use the flint to light the lamp.

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  • Click on the fire to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, a knife is added to your inventory.

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  • Click on the second door from the right. A mini-puzzle starts. Tangram puzzle. Put the blocks in the inset. Left-click to select a block then right-click to rotate the block. The solutions appear in the screenshot above.
  • Enter the dagon room.

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  • Click on the inset at the far right. Take the dagon. Click on the stick. Take the stick.
  • Click on the panel. Add the mechanism piece. A mini-puzzle starts. Click on the arrows to guide the claw down to the bottom right. If the correct sequence hasn’t been selected, the puzzle will reset. The rotating arrow buttons will reset the puzzle. The solution is in the screenshot above.

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  • Click on the statue. Take the plates. Click on the table to start a hidden object hunt.

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  • Find all the objects. Once you have found all the items, rope is added to your inventory.
  • Move down to the temple hall

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  • Click on the second door from the left. Add the plates. A mini-puzzle starts. Move the marker from the bottom to the top using the plates as a guide.

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  • To begin, use the plate on the left as a guide. Move the marker through four square symbols, then three circle symbols, four X symbols, two circle symbols and then three square symbols. (See screenshot above.)

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  • For the second puzzle, use the plate on the right as a guide. Move the marker through three squares, two Xs, four circles, three Xs then four circles. (See screenshot above.)
  • Enter the cthulhu room.

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  • Click on the gear at the bottom left of the scene. Take the gear and the cthulhu.
  • Click on the second gear on the left. Take the stones.
  • Click on the pendulum. Add the rope.

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  • Click on the pendulum again. Add the burlap sack and the stones.

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  • Click on the second gear from the right. Take the coin. Click on the gears. A mini-puzzle starts. Arrange the blocks so the gears can connect. See screenshots below as a guide.

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  • Move block A all the way to the right, then block B, C and D all the way down, move E all the way to the left, move F, G and H all the way up, then move I all the way to the right.

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  • Move J all the way down, move K all the way to the right, move L all the way up, move M and N all the way to the left, move O all the way up, move P all the way to the left and move Q all the way down.

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  • Move R all the way to the right, move S all the way up, then move R all the way to the left, move T, U and V all the way down, then move W all the way to the right.

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  • Move X all the way up, move Y all the way to the left, move Z all the way down, move AA all the way to the right, move X all the way down, move BB all the way to the left, move CC all the way up and then move AA all the way to the right.

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  • Click on the pendulum again. Cut the rope with the knife.
  • Click on the floor and take the rope.
  • Return to the temple hall.

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  • Click on the first door on the left. Add the coin. A mini-puzzle starts. Rearrange the coins so the coin colours are with their matching gem colours. Use the screenshot below as a guide.

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  • Move I – H – G – C – J – K – I – H – F – G – C – J – I – H – C – D – B – A – C – E – D – B – C.
  • Enter the old ones room.

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  • Click on the mechanism in the centre in the room. A mini-puzzle starts. Note the colour of the pairs of eyes encircling the closed eyes. Click on the closed eyes to open them, set their colour and create the same matches as all the pairs of eyes. Continue to click on the eyes to change their colour.
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  • Click on the turning wheel. Stop the wheel with the pipe.
  • Click on the broken pipe on the wall. Add the stick, then the rope.
  • Click on the wheel again. Take the pipe.
  • Click on the stone flower on the left. Click on the button and take the old one.
  • Click on the stone flower on the right. Click on the button and take the tiles.
  • Move down to the temple hall.

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  • Click on the first door on the left. Add the tiles. A mini-puzzle starts. Click on pairs of tiles to match the surrounding tiles. This puzzle is randomly created so a solution cannot be provided.
  • Once the puzzle has been solved, enter the azathoth room.

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  • Click on the crack in the glass. Take the azathoth.
  • Click on the ledge at the left. Take the vial.
  • Click on the base of the large statue. A mini-puzzle starts. Click on the heads so they all are straight. Click on a head to turn it and the heads above, below, to the right and to the left of it.
  • Use the screenshot below as a guide to solve the puzzle.

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  • Click on the pedestal on the far left. Add the dagon. Then to the next pedestal (to the right), add the cthulhu, then the old one to the next pedestal and the azathoth to the last pedestal.
  • Click on the statues. A mini-puzzle starts. Swap the statuettes so their heads are all aligned. The statuettes have different weights, as you swap the statuettes’ positions, note which are heavy and which are light. This solution to this puzzle is random so a proper solution cannot be provided. The screenshot below shows a completed puzzle so you get an idea of how the statuettes should line up.

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  • Click on the crack in the glass. Take the ladle.
  • Go down to the temple hall.

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  • Click on the fire. Use the ladle to get the ladle with fire.
  • Enter the dagon room.

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  • Click on the water. Use the vial to get the vial with water.
  • Move back down to temple hall, then go forward to the statue room.

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  • Click on the altar. Break it with the pipe.
  • Click on the statue head. A mini-puzzle starts. Put the mirror back together. Left-click to select a piece and right-click to rotate the piece. The screenshot below shows the solution with one piece left to place.

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  • Click on the next statue head. A mini-puzzle starts. Pull the handles out in the proper sequence. Start by clicking on all the handles until one remains out. This is handle #1. Now click another handle. If it is incorrect, handle #1 will go back in. Click on handle #1 again, then click another handle. Continue until both handles remain out. Continue until all the handles are out. This puzzle is randomly generated so a solution cannot be provided.
  • When you are finished, click on the next statue head. Recreate the painting by rearranging the panels. Click two to swap.
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  • When you are finished, click on the next statue head. Rearrange the rays so they all pass through the mirrors.
  • Solution:

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  • Click on the steam machine. Add the vial with water and ladle with fire.
  • Go through the exit.
  • Watch the cutscene.

The end!