Bluebeard’s Castle Walkthrough

Posted on November 11, 2011 in Walkthroughs -- Share:

Welcome to the Bluebeard’s Castle Walkthrough!

Save your sister from Bluebeard’s Castle in this incredible Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game!

Whether you use this document as a reference when things get difficult or as a road map to get you from beginning to end, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

This document contains a complete Bluebeard’s Castle game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. Use the walkthrough menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with.

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This walkthrough was created by Margie B, and is protected under US Copyright laws. Any unauthorized use, including re-publication in whole or in part, without permission, is strictly prohibited.

Walkthrough Menu

General Tips

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  • Click on Play to begin your adventure (A).
  • The Options (B) Button allows you to adjust the screen size, music, cursor, and sound.
  • The ‘Change Player’ button (C) can be used to manage your profiles in the game.
  • To exit close-up scenes, click on the ‘Back’ button in the lower right or click outside of the close-up area.
  • This guide will refer to Hidden Object Scenes as ‘HOS’.
  • The lists in HOS are random.
  • Use the HINT button in the lower left to get hints in HOS and quest Scenes.
  • Click on the INFO button in the lower right to view your current location or to obtain general information.
  • Items will stay in inventory until they are no longer needed.
  • All mini-games can be skipped once the skip button has recharged.

Chapter 1: The First Key

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  • Take the GARDEN SHEARS PART (A).
  • Zoom into the paper; take the NUMBERS CLUE (B).
  • Click on the lever (C) and zoom into the panel.
  • Click on the NUMBERS CLUE in your inventory.
  • Click on the lights to rotate them until the matching numbers pair up according to the numbers clue.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (D).
  • Go through the gate and head right.
  • Take the SNAKE’S HEAD (E).

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  • Go back to the fountain.
  • Put the SNAKE’S HEAD on the snake (F).
  • Your goal is to place the 7 nymphs into the right spots.
  • Click on the snake’s head to view a silhouette of the nymph’s positions.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.

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  • Zoom into the base of the statue for a HOS.
  • The lists are random.
  • The coins are marked in red, the snails in white, and the scissors are marked in yellow.
  • Note: some items may be blocked in the screenshot by passing objects but the screenshot will show the exact location of the item.
  • Take the FISH KEY and the COINS will be added to inventory.
  • Head right.

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  • Zoom into the left side of the wall; note the diagram (1).
  • Zoom into the door.
  • Click on the ring to rotate it so the letter ‘V’ is on top.
  • Click on the letters in this order: E, V, I, and L.
  • Insert the FISH KEY into the lock (2).
  • Open the door and go through it.

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  • Zoom into the steps (3); take the 3 MIRROR pieces (red).
  • Zoom into the steps; note the diagram (4).
  • Head left.
  • Take the MIRROR (red) in the lower left (5).
  • Click down and go up the steps.

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  • Take the 2 MIRROR pieces (red) on the ground (A).
  • Head left.

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  • Examine the frame (B); take the MIRROR piece (red).
  • Zoom into the tile (C); take the 2 MIRROR pieces (red).
  • Examine the left tile (D); take the 2 MIRROR pieces (red).
  • Zoom into the back door to activate a puzzle (E).

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  • Drag the outer ring around until it’s in the right place as shown in the screenshot. Then, rotate the small inner ring in place.
  • Once the rings are in place, you must put the snakes in place.
  • Click on the 4 yellow buttons to rotate the snakes into place.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the complete solution (F).
  • Go through the door to access Clarice’s bedroom.

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  • Take the 4 MIRROR pieces (red) scattered around the room (G).
  • Zoom into the mirror; put the 15 MIRROR pieces on the mirror to activate a puzzle.
  • Put the mirror pieces into the right spots. Pieces placed correctly will lock in place.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (H).

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  • Take the SCISSORS on the mirror.
  • Examine the books by the bottom of the mirror; take the OCTOPUS (I).
  • Zoom into the teddy bear.
  • Cut the clothes with the SCISSORS; click on the envelope and take the ARROW (J).
  • Note the diagram attached to the letter (K).
  • Examine the sparkly area for a HOS.

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  • Find the listed items to obtain the GAVEL.
  • Click down three times.

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  • Zoom into the vase on the left; break it with the GAVEL and take the SERPENT’S EYE (L).
  • Go up the steps.
  • Zoom into the door and place the ARROW on the lock.
  • Move the arrows by using the levers. Make sure the arrows land on the same spots as the sketch found in Clarice’s bedroom.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (M).
  • Put the SERPENT’S EYE in the center.
  • Go through the door to access the attic.

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  • Examine the items on the ground; take the FISH (1).
  • Zoom into the center of the floor; look at the NOTE (2).
  • Examine the back left area; take the DRY CLOUD (3).
  • Examine the trunk; take the SWAN and the SUN CENTER PART (4).
  • Zoom into the bodice; open the pocket book and put the SUN CENTER PART in the center of the rays.
  • Take the SUN (5).

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  • Play the HOS in the back of the attic.
  • Find the items listed to find the BIRDCAGE KEY.

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  • Zoom into the birdcage; unlock it with the BIRDCAGE KEY and take the FISH TAIL and the SWALLOW (6).
  • Examine the vase; put the DRY CLOUD in it and take the WET CLOUD (7).

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  • Return to Clarice’s bedroom.
  • Play the HOS to obtain the MERMAID.

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  • Zoom into the fish; put the FISHTAIL on it and take the FISH (@).
  • Return to the attic.

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  • Examine the stage; put the WET CLOUD in the sky (8).
  • Put the SWALLOW on the right swing (9).
  • Place the SUN and the OCTOPUS on the right (10).
  • Put the SWAN, 2 FISH, and the MERMAID in the water.
  • Take the FIRST KEY (11).

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  • Play the HOS in the back.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the WOLF BONE.

Chapter 2: The Second Key

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  • Return to the downstairs Hall.
  • Zoom into the right door.
  • Put the WOLF BONE in the wolf’s mouth (1).
  • Go through the door to access the library.

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  • Examine the lower right corner; look at the NOTE (2).
  • Examine the ground; open the locket and take the CHEST KEY (3).
  • Take the WRENCH (4).
  • Head left towards the orchard (5).

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  • Take the 36 golden APPLES on the tree. The apples appear as you move your cursor through the leaves.
  • Note the name ‘VINGELMINA’ in the lower left (6).
  • Use the hint to find all the apples if you get stuck.
  • The 4/4 APPLES will be added to inventory.

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  • Zoom into the stone (7).
  • Click on the 3 dials to move them to the center.
  • Once in the center, place the 3 matching pairs as shown in the screenshot. (The clue for this puzzle can be found in the library).
  • Go through the stone to access the dungeon entrance (8).
  • Go through the door; this is the location where the 7 keys need to be used (9).

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  • Go back to the library; click down, and head left.
  • Zoom into the door.
  • Put the 4/4 APPLES on the door to activate a puzzle.
  • Put the apples in the mouths of the correct lions and in the right order. Match fangs with the holes in the apples.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.
  • Go through the door to access Bluebeard’s study.

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  • Read the NOTE (A).
  • Take the MATCHES on the ground (B).
  • Examine the right side of the desk; take the GEMSTONE (C).
  • Use the CHEST KEY on the lock; take the FEATHER PEN (D) and the GEMSTONE (E).
  • Move the lid and take COGWHEEL (F).
  • Click on the handle (G); zoom into the post (H). Look at the skull. This action activates a HOS.

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  • Play the HOS in the study.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the BRUSH and the COG WHEEL.

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  • Examine the compartment on the left (@).
  • Move the items aside to find the 2 COGWHEELS marked in yellow.

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  • Examine the fireplace.
  • Look at the note and take the BOOK CLUE (I).
  • Take the OIL CAN (J).

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  • Return to the library.
  • Click on the ladder and zoom into the right bookcase.
  • Put the BOOK CLUE on the bookcase.
  • Click on the books in the order shown on the book clue.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.
  • Open the last book; take the KITCHEN RECIPE (7).

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  • Play the HOS in the back of the room.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the KITCHEN HANDLE.

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  • Click down to return to the hallway.
  • Zoom into the door behind the steps; put the KITCHEN HANDLE on the door (@).
  • Go through the door to access the kitchen.

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  • Take the AXE in the lower right (1).
  • Take the BAY LEAVES (2) in the upper center.
  • Examine the top of the fireplace; look at the newspaper clippings (3).
  • Open the cabinet; take the POTION BOTTLE (4) and the HOT SPICE (5).

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  • Look at the stained glass window to activate a puzzle.
  • Click on the tiles to rotate them.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution.
  • Take the SPIDER (6).

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  • Play the HOS on the table.
  • Find the items listed to obtain PARSLEY ROOT and GARLIC.

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  • Inspect the back door; loosen the SCREW with the WRENCH (7).
  • Take the SCREW.
  • Click on the latch; open the door and go through it to access the kitchen yard.

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  • Take the EMPTY POT on the left (8).
  • Use the AXE on the 4 branches marked in white.
  • Pick up the 4 TREE BRANCHES marked in yellow on the ground.
  • Note the LANTERN on the right (9).

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  • Return to the library.
  • Play the HOS.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the PAPER ROLL.

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  • Zoom into the puzzle in the back of the library.
  • Find the 4 shield pairs.
  • Please look at the screenshot for a random solution.
  • Put the SPIDER in the center of the next puzzle that appears.
  • Click on the letters to form the word:”VINGELMINA” (10).
  • Take the SECOND KEY (11).

Chapter 3: The Third and Fourth Keys

Bluebeard's Castle

  • Return to Bluebeard’s study and go right into the winter garden entrance.
  • Click on and zoom into the left branch; put the GARDEN SHEARS PART on the other piece (A).
  • Place the SCREW on the shears; take the GARDEN SHEARS.
  • Click down.

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  • Play the HOS in the study.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the TREBLE CLEF and the ROLLING STAMP.

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  • Zoom into the left side of the desk; open the ink bottle cap (A).
  • Take the 2 GEMSTONES (B).
  • Dip the FEATHER PEN into the ink (C).
  • Put the ROLLING STAMP into the ink blotter (D).
  • Take the NOTE (E).

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  • Go out to the winter garden entrance on right.
  • Put the TREBLE CLEF on the gate.
  • Click on the birds above the gate to activate a puzzle.
  • Click on the birds so you can see their colors. Click on 2 matching birds to eliminate them until all birds are gone.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (F).
  • Go through the gate to access the winter garden.

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  • Cut the vines by the red flower with the GARDEN SHEARS to activate the HOS.
  • Play the HOS on left.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the KNIFE and the PLIERS.

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  • Zoom into the base of the statue; take the FILE (G).
  • Click down.
  • Zoom into the steel rods; cut the rods with the FILE and take the PHOENIX (H).

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  • Return to the kitchen and go out to the kitchen yard.
  • Zoom into the lantern; cut the chain with the PLIERS.
  • Open the lantern and take the GLOVE (J).
  • Return to the winter garden.
  • Take the FLOWER with the GLOVE (K). Note: Make sure that you already used the Garden Shears on the flower; otherwise, you will not be able to take the flower.

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  • Return to the kitchen.
  • Put the 4 TREE BRANCHES below the cauldron (L).
  • Use the MATCHES on the branches.
  • Put the EMPTY POT in the cauldron; take the FULL POT (M).
  • Zoom into the mortar and pestle (N); click on the KITCHEN RECIPE located in your inventory (O).
  • Place the GARLIC in the mortar.
  • Put the BAY LEAVES over the mortar and click on each leaf (P).
  • Place the HOT SPICE in the mortar.
  • Put the PARSLEY ROOT on the cutting board; cut it with the KNIFE.
  • Place the cut PARSLEY ROOT in the mortar.
  • Put the FLOWER on the cutting board; cut it with the KNIFE.
  • Place the cut FLOWER and the FULL POT in the mortar.
  • Put the POTION BOTTLE in the mix and take the VANISHING DUST.

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  • Play the HOS in the kitchen.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the EAGLE.

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  • Return to Bluebeard’s study.
  • Zoom into the fireplace.
  • Give the VANISHING DUST to the wolf (Q). This action activates a HOS in the winter garden.

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  • Return to the winter garden.
  • Play the HOS.
  • Find all the listed items to obtain the EMPTY PITCHER.

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  • Put the EMPTY PITCHER into the water; take the FULL PITCHER (R).
  • Return to the fireplace in the study.
  • Put the FULL PITCHER on the fire.
  • Take the COAL (S).

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  • Move the sword and the mace on the armor (yellow).
  • Put the NOTE in the mouth (T).
  • Take the BAR (U).
  • Go into the secret room.

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  • Take the GEMSTONE (V) and the SCREWDRIVER (W).
  • Click on the blue board to activate a puzzle (X).
  • Click on the same squares the game is showing you. Duplicate 4 patterns correctly to beat one round. You must play 3 rounds to complete this puzzle.
  • The patterns are random.
  • Take the SECRET ROOM KEY after the first round (1).
  • Take the COGWHEEL after the second round (2).
  • Take the second SECRET ROOM KEY after the third round (3).

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  • Put the PAPER on the map.
  • Put the COAL on the paper and take the SECRET ROOM MAP (4).
  • Go right towards the secret room escape route (5).
  • Take the GEMSTONE on the steps (6).
  • Grab the BUCKET (7).

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  • Examine the back door; put the BAR on it to activate a puzzle.
  • Click on the bars to change the image until the image of the frog is complete.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (8).
  • Go through the door to access the lost soul garden entrance.
  • Read the NOTE (9).

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  • Click on the pumpkin for a HOS.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the TWEEZERS and the HOOK.

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  • Click down 4 times to return to the study.
  • Zoom into the post (A). If it is not accessible to you yet, make sure you click on the handle (B) first.
  • Clean the cobwebs with the BRUSH.
  • Put the 5 COGWHEELS on the scene and arrange them on the brain as shown in the screenshot (C).
  • Put the OIL CAN on the gears.
  • Place the PHOENIX on the lock (D) and take the THIRD KEY (E).

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  • Return to the winter garden.
  • Zoom into the puzzle on the back wall; put the EAGLE in the empty slot.
  • Arrange the eagles according to the rivets on the board.
  • Click on any 2 pieces to swap their positions.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (F).
  • Remove the 4 screws with the SCREWDRIVER (yellow).
  • Take the FOURTH KEY (G).

Chapter 4: The Fifth and Sixth Keys

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  • Return to the lost soul garden entrance beyond the secret room. Directions from the winter garden: Click down twice; go through the fireplace. Go into the secret room; head right and then forward.
  • Put the HOOK on the rope and the BUCKET on the hook (1).
  • Place the 5 rocks marked in yellow into the bucket.
  • Remove the twigs; take the SPATULA by the gate (2).
  • Go through the gate into the lost soul garden.

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  • Click on the angel’s speech bubble (3).
  • Take the CHISEL (4).
  • Head right.

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  • Use the SPATULA on the resin; take the RESIN (5).
  • Click on the wharf entrance and the walkway will self-destruct (6).
  • Chop down the tree with the AXE (7); take the third SECRET ROOM KEY (8).
  • Go into the wharf.

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  • Take the HAMMER (7).
  • Click on the bell (8); you can come back here later.
  • Click down three times.

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  • Play the pumpkin HOS.
  • Find the items listed to obtain the PLIERS and the ROPE.

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  • Zoom into the wheel; take the NAILS with the HAMMER (9).
  • Click down.
  • Use the CHISEL on the wall; take the BUTTERFLY NET (10).
  • Click down.

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  • Zoom into the lock on the back door; insert the 3 SECRET ROOM KEYS into the locks (A).
  • Take a closer look at the box.
  • Place the 6 GEMSTONES on the board.
  • Drag the GEMSTONES into the eye sockets as shown in the screenshot (B).
  • Take the FIFTH KEY (C).

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  • Return to the wharf.
  • Catch the BUTTERFLY with the BUTTERFLY NET (D).
  • Zoom into the lizard; give it the BUTTERFLY and take the MOON (E).

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  • Return to the lost soul garden.
  • Put the TREE RESIN on the right side of the statue; drag the wing in place (F).
  • Take the FEATHER (G).

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  • Open the puzzle by the fountain.
  • Drag the skulls over each other until none are left.
  • To solve the puzzle, drag the skulls in this order: F to H, D to J, B to D, A to H, J to D, and E to C.
  • Put the MOON in the slot (1).
  • Take the SIXTH KEY (2).

Chapter 5: The Seventh Key

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  • Return to the wharf.
  • Click on the bell (if you haven’t already).
  • Put the NAILS on the pole and use the HAMMER on the NAILS (A).
  • Put the ROPE in the bell (B); click on the rope for the boatman to appear.
  • Click on the boatman’s speech bubble; give him the COINS and the SECRET ROOM MAP (C).

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  • Play the HOS in the shaman’s entrance.
  • Find the listed items to obtain RAVEN BROOCH and the CRANK HANDLE.

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  • Head left towards the swamp.
  • Zoom into the nest; give the RAVEN BROOCH to the bird and take the RABBIT’S EAR (D).
  • Use the TWEEZERS on the broken bottle to retrieve the ROOSTER’S HEAD (E).
  • Click down and head right to the dead silence garden entrance.

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  • Take the STICK (F).
  • Use the PLIERS to remove the wire attached to the cat’s tail; take the CAT’S TAIL (G).
  • Examine the right post (H); use the CRANK HANDLE in the slot to activate a puzzle.
  • Move the handle in the order shown in the markings on the rock: 10 clockwise, 6 counterclockwise and 2 clockwise.
  • Take the CANDLE and the SKULL’S EYE (I).

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  • Click down.
  • Zoom into the rabbit; put the RABBIT’S EAR on it (J).
  • Zoom into the skull; put the 2 SKULL’S EYES in the socket (K).
  • Zoom into the rooster; put the ROOSTER’S HEAD on it (L).
  • Zoom into the cat; put the CAT’S TAIL on it (M).
  • Enter the Shaman’s hut.

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  • Click on the Shaman’s speech bubble (@); The Shaman will ask you for a list of items.
  • Put the CANDLE in the fire to light it; take the CANDLE back (N).
  • Take the EMPTY LAMP (O).
  • Grab the INGREDIENTS LIST (P).
  • Click down.

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  • Play the HOS.
  • Find the listed items to obtain GREEN FRAGMENT.

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  • Return to the swamp.
  • Zoom into the hanging hand; use the CANDLE on it to add the BONE HAND (Q) to inventory. Note: You must light the candle first in the Shaman’s hut.
  • Click down and go right.

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  • Hang the EMPTY LAMP on the tiny statue on the left (R).
  • Click on the fireflies to add them to the empty lamp. You must collect them all until they disappear.
  • Take the LAMP.
  • Note the word: FORGIVENESS engraved in the lower right (@).
  • Go forward to the cemetery.

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  • Play the HOS in the lower left.
  • Find the listed items to obtain the LETTER G.

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  • Take the DARK-BLUE FRAGMENT (S).
  • Grab the SHOVEL (T).
  • Zoom into the statue on the right; take the VIOLET FRAGMENT (U), the LETTER V (V), and the LETTER I (W).
  • Click on the FROG to add it to inventory (X).

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  • Examine the lower left side of the steps for a puzzle.
  • Pull the web apart until all the lines turn blue as shown in the screenshot (Y).
  • Take the MOUSE’S TAIL and the RED FRAGMENT (Z).

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  • Put the LAMP on the back door (1).
  • Zoom into the back door to activate a puzzle.
  • Put the LETTER G, LETTER I, and the LETTER V on the board to complete the sentence: ‘A good deed conveys for a sin’.
  • Click on the letters: F, O, R, G, I, V, E, N, E, S, S.
  • Enter the family tomb.

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  • Take the DEVIL’S DISC (2).
  • Grab the BAT (3).
  • Click on the stone; remove the moss with the SPATULA (4). Note the numbers: 1638.
  • Click down.

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  • Play the HOS in the cemetery.
  • Find the items listed to obtain the CHEESE and the YELLOW FRAGMENT.

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  • Put the CHEESE in the mousetrap (5).
  • Put the STICK on the mousetrap; take the MOUSE from inside the trap.
  • Click down.
  • Zoom into the owl; give it the MOUSE and take the BLUE FRAGMENT (6).

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  • Zoom into the puzzle in the upper right (7).
  • Insert the BLUE FRAGMENT, YELLOW FRAGMENT, RED FRAGMENT, VIOLET FRAGMENT, GREEN FRAGMENT, and DARK-BLUE FRAGMENT into the slots to activate a puzzle (8).
  • Use the SHOVEL on the spot the light is shining on (9).
  • Zoom into the box; insert the DEVIL’S DISC in the center (10).
  • Press on the disc to open the box and take the ROSE (11).

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  • Return to the family tomb.
  • Zoom into the recess on the casket; put the ROSE in it (12).
  • Zoom into the casket to activate a puzzle.
  • Move the boards around to the numbers:’1638′ (A).
  • Take the UNICORN (13).

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  • Zoom into the back door; put the UNICORN on the right (14).
  • Take the SEVENTH KEY (15).

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  • Return to the Shaman’s hut.
  • Click on the INGREDIENTS LIST in your inventory (16).
  • Put the FROG, FEATHER, BONE HAND, MOUSE’S TAIL, and BAT into the cauldron.
  • Take the DAMNED SOULS POTION (17).

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  • Click down until you reach the main Hall. Head right into the library; go into the left door (orchard), into the dungeon entrance, and finally into the door of the seven deadly sins.
  • Insert the FIRST KEY, SECOND KEY, THIRD KEY, FOURTH KEY, FIFTH KEY, SIXTH KEY, and the SEVENTH KEY into the slots (A).
  • Put the DAMNED SOULS POTION in the center of the lock.
  • Go through the door.
  • Congratulations! You have completed Bluebeard’s Castle!

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