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Check out our tips and tricks to some of the more taxing puzzles in Agatha Christie Death on the Nile.

How do I perform the nail polish test in the bonus round of Investigation #5?

HINT: In this simple test, you must find out the identity of the mystery liquid by comparing its behaviour to that of three known liquids: nail polish, blood and ink. Begin by adding a drop of each of the four substances along the top (nail polish remover, salt, water and vinegar) to the samples. Observe how the mystery liquid reacts when it comes in contact with the other substances; then compare it to how the other three liquids behave. If one of the other liquids behaves in the same way as the mystery liquid, then that should be your guess.


How do I solve the puzzle box in the bonus round of Investigation #6?

HINT: Place tiles next to the tile that they rhyme with. For example, "tree" and "bee."



  • Bee: tree, 3, knee



  • Snail: pail, grail (the cup), nail



  • Dog: frog, log, hog



  • Book: cook, rook (chess piece), hook


    You’ll find pearls inside the locked puzzle box, which you have to examine. Bring the magnifying glass over the pearls until you find a flawed-looking one. Hold the glass over it for a few seconds to register a clue.

    How do I examine the evidence in the bonus round of Investigation #8?

    HINT: When the magnifying glass approaches something interesting, you’ll hear a buzzing kind of sound effect that lets you know you’re on the right track. If you hold the magnifying glass still for a few seconds, a clue will turn up.



  • Use the crowbar on the box



    • Use the magnifying glass on the bottle (clue #1)



    • Use the crowbar on the cloth bundle



  • Use the magnifying glass on the gun (clue #2)



    • Use the magnifying glass on the stained handkerchief (clue #3)



    • Use the magnifying glass on the ashtray (clue #4)



    • Use the magnifying glass on the upper right corner of the cloth (clue #5)



    • Use the magnifying glass on the upper left corner of the cloth (clue #6)


    How do I solve the rosary beads puzzle in the bonus round of Investigation #11?

    HINT: The beads have to be rotated so that they display symbols in alphabetical order, starting at "A" with the first bead and moving counter-clockwise around the necklace.

    What are the underlined clues?

    ANSWER: Clues that appear as phrases with certain words underlined require you to click and drag objects around the screen. Some examples of these are:


  • Ducks in a row: find the three ducks labelled 2, 3 and 4 and drag them so that they sit in between the ducks labelled 1 and 5 in the correct order in the row.



  • Next ball in jar: click on the "16" ball and drag it onto the jaw.



  • Pens in cup: find all the pens and drag them into the pen holder



  • Rainbow: locate the colorwheel with the missing color wedges. Find each color wedge and drag it into the appropriate missing spot so that the colors all blend smoothly together. (For example, in between yellow and red would be orange; in between blue and yellow would be green.)



  • Roses: find all the roses and drag them into the vase.



  • Teabags: click on teabags and drag them into the teacup.


    What are some general tips to keep in mind?


  • As with any hidden object game, it pays to think outside the box. For example, if "duck" is on your list, it could refer to a rubber ducky, a wooden carving of a duck, or a roast duck on someone’s dinner plate



  • Be sure to visit the salon at regular intervals during an investigation. Sometimes finding new clues will open up new questions for Poirot to ask.



  • All of the items to find are historically accurate to the early 20th-century time period in which the book took place, which requires a bit of an adjustment in thinking. For example, if "car" is on your list of items to find, you should be looking for an old-fashioned Model T Ford type of vehicle; if you’re looking for a music stand, expect to see an old ornate wooden one instead of the black metal variety; and a bathing suit will be a modest black affair, not a sexy bikini!


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