Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death Walkthrough

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Welcome to the Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death Walkthrough

A murderous figure in a red mask haunts the streets of a small French town, and the mayor needs your help to track him down. But you soon discover that the mysterious Red Masque might not be the real criminal…

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General Tips

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • This is the official guide for Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death.
  • Access the journal (A) to review your notes and to use the map.
  • Activate the camera (B) whenever you enter a new location; that location will then be added to the map.
  • Select the menu (C) to leave the game, to adjust sound and display mode, and to change the difficulty grade.
  • You can choose between three grades of difficulty: casual, advanced, and hard mode.
  • Collected items will be stored in the inventory (D).
  • Press the hint button (E) whenever you need help.
  • Access the scale of justice (F) to determine who is guilty at the end of the game.
  • Hidden-object puzzles will be referred to as HOP throughout this guide.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Put the spheres of guilt (G) onto either side of the scale (green) to determine who is guiltier: the mayor (purple) or the red masque (light blue).

Chapter 1: Lumineux

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to Dupin (H).
  • Take the LADDER (I).
  • Zoom into the cat; take the 1/2 WHEEL (J).
  • Zoom into the panel; take the 1/2 ANNOUNCEMENT PIECE (K).
  • Put down the LADDER (L1).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the statue; take the 2/2 ANNOUNCEMENT PIECE (L2).
  • Turn right.
  • Chase away the crow (M).
  • Zoom into the birdhouse and open it; take the NEWSPAPER (N).
  • Turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to the man (O).
  • Zoom into the crow; take the 2/2 WHEEL (P).
  • Walk down and move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to the man (Q).
  • Zoom into the painting; take the FISHLING LINE AND HOOK (R).
  • Zoom into the desk; take the TRAIN CARRIAGE (S) and the article (green).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the clock, open it, and take the clock hands (T).
  • Take the honey dipper, dip it into the honey jar, and take the honey (U).
  • Take the corkscrew, use it to pull out the cork from the bottle, and take the cork (V).
  • Take the candle, put it into the holder, and take the candlestick (W).
  • You will receive the MILK.
  • Walk down twice.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the door; put the 2 WHEELS and the TRAIN CARRIAGE into the slots (X).
  • Zoom into the fountain and throw the FISHING LINE AND HOOK into the water (Y); take the SCREWDRIVER (Z).
  • Move forward.
  • Take a look through the broken window (A).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bench and open the bag; take the BOWL (B).
  • Zoom into the floor and loosen the rope twice; take the note (blue) and the STONE (purple).
  • Zoom into the wall; take the note (C).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bench and put down the BOWL (D); pour the MILK into the bowl and take the cat (E).
  • Take the note (green) and the SCREW (F).
  • Move forward.
  • Zoom into the table and put the SCREW into the pruners (G); fasten the screw with the SCREWDRIVER and take the PRUNERS.
  • Walk down and turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bushes and cut them with the PRUNERS; take the GLUE (H).
  • Walk down and move forward.
  • Zoom into the wall; apply the GLUE to the paper piece (I) and connect the 2 ANNOUNCEMENT PIECES to it.
  • Zoom into the clocks (J) to play a mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (K), press the buttons in the following sequence: L, L, N, N, M, M, P, P, O, O, and P.
  • Take the justice scale (Q).
  • Walk down and turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to the man (R) to receive the BLANK PERMIT.
  • Move forward.
  • Give the BLANK PERMIT to the man (S) to receive the NOTARIZED PERMIT.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the 2 coins marked in green, put them into the purse, and take the coin purse (T).
  • Zoom into the bell; take the bell clapper (U).
  • Open the coffee grinder and take the ground coffee (V).
  • Take the nutcracker, use it to break the nuts, and take the cracked nuts (W).
  • You will receive the FLOUR.
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the DACHSHUND (X).
  • Turn right.
  • Give the NOTARIZED PERMIT to the man (Y).
  • Move forward.

Chapter 2: The Old Woman

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to the woman (Z).
  • Take the note (A).
  • Zoom into the window; throw the STONE into the window (B).
  • Zoom into the house; loosen the glove, take the GLOVE (C) and the PIN (purple).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the window and then zoom into the broken glass; remove the hinge with the GLOVE (D).
  • Turn right.
  • Take the TOWEL (E).
  • Zoom into the shelf; take the SALT (F).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the whisk, put it into the topping, and take the whipped topping (G).
  • Take the chocolate, hold it next to the grater, and take the grated chocolate (H).
  • Take the strawberry, put it on the tart, and take the strawberry tart (I).
  • You will receive the KNIFE.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the cheese and cut it with the KNIFE; take the note (J) and the CHEESE (K).
  • Zoom into the oven; hold the NEWSPAPER over the flames (L) to acquire the BURNING NEWSPAPER.
  • Zoom into the cauldron; light the wood with the BURNING NEWSPAPER (M).
  • Take the BOILED WATER (green).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the left shelf; take the YEAST (N).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Zoom into the crow and give the CHEESE to the crow (O); take the MARBLE (P).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the BEAR (Q).
  • Zoom into the bag and open it; take the RECIPE BOOK (R).
  • Move forward.
  • Zoom into the stall; put down the MARBLE (S).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (T), guess correctly which cup is covering the marble three out of five times.
  • Follow the movements of the correct cup. This solution is random.
  • Take the GRYPHON FIGURINE (U).
  • Turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the table; put down the RECIPE BOOK (V), the BOILED WATER (W), the SALT (X), the YEAST (Y), and the FLOUR (Z).
  • Turn the pages of the recipe book (green) to review the correct steps.
  • Pour the flour (A) and the boiled water (B) into the bowl (purple); take the whisk (C) and mix the ingredients with it.
  • Pour the eggs (D) and the yeast (E) into the bowl; take the whisk and mix the ingredients with it.
  • Pour the salt (F) and the boiled water into the bowl; take the whisk and mix the ingredients with it.
  • Knead the dough in the bowl.
  • Take the BREAD (G).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Give the BREAD to the woman (H); take the sphere of guilt (I).
  • Move forward.
  • Take the BRANCH (J).
  • Zoom into the bench; take the PEGASUS FIGURINE (K).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Send the BEAR to the apple tree (L).
  • Zoom into the well; take the APPLE (M) and throw over the bucket (N).
  • Take the EYE (O) and connect the bucket to the hook (P).
  • Move forward.
  • Take the note (Q).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the carriage; take the CRYSTAL GLASS (R).
  • Zoom into the chest; cut the belt with the KNIFE (S).
  • Insert the PIN into the lock (T); take the MEDALLION (U) and the EYELID (V).
  • Walk down.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Collect the rope (W), the key (X), and the iron scrap (Y).
  • Put the key into the lock (green); take the valve (Z).
  • Place the iron scrap and the rope on the bucket (purple).
  • Take the bucket.
  • Connect the valve to the pipe (A); connect the bucket to the faucet (B).
  • Turn the valve and take the bucket with water.
  • Pour the bucket with water over the flames (blue) and take the sword cane (C).
  • You will receive the SWORD CANE.
  • Move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the horse and open the trap with the SWORD CANE; tie the TOWEL around the hoof (D).
  • Give the APPLE to the horse (E).
  • Move forward.
  • Zoom into the skeleton; acquire the MEDALLION with the BRANCH (F).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bottom of the right statue and put the GRYPHON FIGURINE into the niche (G); take the RUBY (H).
  • Zoom into the left statue; put the EYELID and the EYE into the niche (I).
  • Zoom into the right statue; take the note (blue) and the CRYSTAL CLUSTER (J).
  • Zoom into the bottom of the left statue and put the PEGASUS FIGURINE into the niche (K); take the MEDALLION (L).
  • Move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Talk to the man (M) to receive a sphere of guilt.
  • Zoom into the note; take the note (green) and the 1/2 KNIGHT PICTURE (N).
  • Zoom into the right door; take the KEY (O).
  • Insert the 3 MEDALLIONS into the slots (P) to play a mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle, activate the hands and statue parts in the following sequence: S, T, R, V, U, Q, X, W, R, Y, B, C, A, E, D, Z, G, F, A, and H.
  • Move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the lantern and open it; take the COCKADE (I).
  • Zoom into the fool; take the 1/3 FLOWER (J).
  • Walk down and turn right.
  • Talk to the man (K).
  • Chase away the rat with the DACHSHUND (L).
  • Zoom into the hole; take the 1/3 PUZZLE PIECE (M).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the torch; take the ROPE (N).
  • Zoom into the gate; connect the KEY to it (O).
  • Insert the keys 1-3 into the corresponding locks.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (P), turn the keys in the following sequence: Q, S, and R.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Remove the top hat and take the doorknocker part (T).
  • Take the crowbar; open the box with it, and take the hourglass (U).
  • Turn the key twice and take the padlock (V).
  • Connect the spur to the boot and take the cowboy boot (W).
  • You will receive the DOOR ORNAMENT.
  • Walk down.

Chapter 3: Burning the Evidence

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the left door; insert the DOOR ORNAMENT into the niche (X) and press it.
  • Talk to the man (Y).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the POKER (Z).
  • Zoom into the desk; take the 2/3 PUZZLE PIECE (A).
  • Zoom into the compartment; take the 2/3 FLOWER (B) and acquire the BUTTERFLY with the CRYSTAL GLASS (C).
  • Zoom into the sofa; take the EMBLEM (D).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the chandelier; replace the bell with the CRYSTAL CLUSTER (E) to acquire the 1/3 BELL.
  • Walk down.
  • Zoom into the stairs and open the crack with the POKER (F); take the MAGNIFIER HANDLE (G).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the left statue; give the BUTTERFLY to the frog (H) and take the HANDLE (I).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Zoom into the well and connect the HANDLE to it (J); turn the handle and take the BUCKET OF WATER (K).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the wheel (L), the brush (M), and the crowbar (N).
  • Connect the wheel to the ladder (purple). Take the canvas (O).
  • Move the ladder aside. Remove the cobwebs with the brush (green). Open the panel behind the cobwebs with the crowbar; take the sun (P).
  • Put the sun into the niche (light blue).
  • Put the canvas into the frame (yellow) and take the picture.
  • Put the picture on the wall (Q). Take the moon (R).
  • Connect the moon to the sun.
  • Open the chest and take the puzzle piece (S).
  • You will receive the 3/3 PUZZLE PIECE.
  • Move forward four times.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the central door; insert the EMBLEM into the niche (T).
  • Zoom into the right door; put down the 3 PUZZLE PIECES (U).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Collect the 4 tulips (green), put them in the vase, and take the tulips (V).
  • Take the candle, light the lamp with it, and take the lit lantern (W).
  • Take the strings, connect them to the guitar, and take the guitar (X).
  • Take the arrow, insert it into the crossbow, and take the crossbow (Y).
  • You will receive the 2/3 BELL.
  • Walk down and turn left.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the fireplace and pour the BUCKET OF WATER over the flames.
  • Zoom into the letter and open it twice; take the note (Z).
  • Insert the RUBY into the niche (A).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (B), press the hands in the following sequence: E, C, D, F, and G.
  • Take the RED LENS (H).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the desk, place the MAGNIFIER HANDLE on it, and insert the RED LENS into the magnifier handle; take the INFRARED LENS (I).
  • Zoom into the fireplace and then zoom into the letter; hover the INFRARED LENS over the symbol (J) and take the letter (blue).
  • Walk down and move forward.
  • Zoom into the right door (K).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (L), press the buttons 1, 2, and 3.
  • Turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the barrel; take the CANNONBALL (M).
  • Zoom into the right bust and put the COCKADE into the slot (purple); take NAPOLEON (N) and the LOCK PART (O).
  • Zoom into the floor and lift the cover with the POKER (P); take the BRUSH (Q).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the cannon; take the 3/3 FLOWER (R).
  • Zoom into the left bust and put the 3 FLOWERS into the slots (green); take JOSEPHINE (S).
  • Take the LOCK PART (T) and put down NAPOLEON (light blue).
  • Zoom into the right compartment; put down JOSEPHINE (U).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the wall; take the PORTRAIT (V) and the note (W).
  • Turn left.
  • You will receive a sphere of guilt.
  • Zoom into the chair; take the WRENCH (X) and the 2 files (Y).
  • Take the HAT PIN (Z), the 2/2 KNIGHT PICTURE (A), and the CANDLE (B).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the knight; put down the 2 KNIGHT PICTURES (C).
  • Play the mini-game.
  • To solve this puzzle (D), put the correct pieces on the knight according to the picture (blue).
  • Walk down.

Chapter 4: The Study

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the lantern; remove the bolts (E) with the WRENCH to acquire the BOLTS.
  • Turn right and move forward.
  • Zoom into the lamp and remove the cover (F); take the LIGHTBULB (G).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the cabinet; place the PORTRAIT on it (H).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle, open compartment (1) and put the new portrait into compartment (2).
  • Open compartment (2) and put the new portrait into compartment (3). Open compartment (3) and put the left portrait into compartment (4) and the right portrait into compartment (5).
  • Open compartment (5) and put the new portrait into compartment (6). Open compartment (6) and put the new portrait into compartment (7).
  • Open compartment (7) and put the new portrait into compartment (8). Open compartment (3), take the weight, and connect the weight to the hook in compartment (7).
  • Take the new portrait and put it into compartment (9). Open compartment (5), take the key, and put the key into the lock in compartment (9).
  • Take the new portrait and put it into compartment (10). Open compartment (10) and put the new portrait into compartment (11).
  • Open compartment (6), take the matches, and light the candle in compartment (11) with it; take the new portrait and put it into compartment (12).
  • Take the SLIDE PHOTOGRAPHS (I).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the cannon; put the CANNONBALL into it (J) and light the fuse with the CANDLE (K).
  • Zoom into the barrel; take the 1/2 SWORD (L).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the broken hourglass; remove the sand with the BRUSH (M) to acquire the ORNAMENT PIECE.
  • Walk down and move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the desk and connect the ORNAMENT PIECE to the ornament (N); insert the HAT PIN into the lock (green) to open it.
  • Take the GOLD CHAIN (O) and the book (P).
  • Walk down and turn left.
  • Zoom into the frog and put the GOLD CHAIN on it (Q); take the 3/3 BELL (R).
  • Walk down twice.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the fool; connect the 3 BELLS to it (S).
  • Zoom into the corpse; take the 1/2 RED MASK (T).
  • Zoom into the left door; acquire the SHIELD (U) with the POKER.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Open the book and take the diamond (V).
  • Take the knife, remove the stone from the wall with it, and take the diamond (W).
  • Take the hammer, remove the board with it, and take the diamond (X).
  • You will receive the DIAMONDS.
  • Turn left.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take a match, light the candles with it, and take the piano key (Y).
  • Take the key, open the box with it, and take the piano key (Z).
  • You will receive the PIANO KEY.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the chair; take the PAINTBRUSH (A).
  • Zoom into the table; take the DRIED LEAVES (B).
  • Move forward.
  • Zoom into the giraffe and stuff it with the DRIED LEAVES (C); take the 1/3 MECHANICAL BUTTERFLY (D).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bush; insert the DIAMONDS into it (E).
  • Turn right.
  • Talk to the girl (F); you will receive a sphere of guilt.
  • Zoom into the hedge; take the NET (G).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the stone (H), the magnet (I), and the glass (light blue).
  • Cut the bamboo with the glass, and take the bamboo (J).
  • Take the worm (green).
  • Hold the magnet next to the hay (K); take the needle (purple).
  • Put the needle on the flat stone (yellow), hit it with the stone, and take the hook.
  • Remove the leaves and take the fishing line (L).
  • Put the bamboo into the holder (M).
  • Connect the fishing line, the hook, and the worm to the bamboo.
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • The fish move two spots at once; the orange fish will first move to spot (N), the blue fish to spot (O). Follow their movements to catch both fish.
  • Take the fish (P) and give them to the seagull (Q).
  • Take the typewriter handle (R).
  • You will receive the TYPEWRITER HANDLE.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the stairs, remove the stone, and attach the ROPE to the hook; take the ROPE WITH A HOOK (S).
  • Walk down four times.
  • Connect the ROPE WITH A HOOK to the balcony (T).
  • Zoom into the balcony; take the SWITCH (U) and the FILE (V).
  • Zoom into the clock; collect the 2/3 MECHANICAL BUTTERFLY (W) with the NET.
  • Turn left.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the chandelier and cut free the coin with the FILE; take the COIN (X).
  • Walk down, move forward, turn right, and move forward.
  • Zoom into the typewriter and connect the TYPEWRITER HANDLE to it (Y); turn the handle to acquire the note and take the TOY KEY (Z).
  • Walk down twice, turn left, move forward, and turn right.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the pitchfork (A).
  • Push the fishing rod (purple) and take the cup (B).
  • Remove the hay with the pitchfork and take the cup (blue).
  • Put down the 2 cups (C).
  • Take the net (D).
  • Collect the butterfly (E) with the net and take the butterfly.
  • Give the butterfly to the frog (yellow).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Follow the indicated line to guide the frog to the correct spot (F).
  • Take the PROPELLER (G).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the table and insert the COIN into the slot (H); take the BABY PANDA (I).
  • Walk down.
  • Zoom into the panda and give the BABY PANDA to it (J); take the HANDKERCHIEF (K).
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the table; dip the HANDKERCHIEF into the vase (L) to acquire the WET HANDKERCHIEF.
  • Zoom into the mirror and clean it with the WET HANDKERCHIEF (green); take the sketch (M).
  • Move forward.
  • Pick up the easel and zoom into it (N).
  • Put down the PAINTBRUSH (O).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle, use the eraser (P) to remove mistakes and use the paintbrush (Q) to repaint certain areas.
  • Restore the 10 spots marked in purple.
  • Take the MEDALLION (R).
  • Turn right.

Chapter 5: Helping the Girl

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Give the MEDALLION to the girl (S); you will receive the GEM.
  • Zoom into the lamp and open it; insert the LIGHTBULB into the lamp (T) and close it.
  • Insert the SWITCH into the slot (U) and push it; take a look at the code (green).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Turn the toy key twice (purple) and take the mechanical piece (V).
  • Open the pocket watch and take the mechanical piece (W).
  • Move aside the brooch and take the mechanical piece (X).
  • You will receive the 3/3 MECHANICAL BUTTERFLY.
  • Walk down twice and turn left.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the clock; put the 3 MECHANICAL BUTTERFLIES into the slots (Y).
  • Play the mini-game.
  • To solve this puzzle (Z), press the weights (A) and (B).
  • Move forward.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Hold the SHIELD next to the swinging axe (C) to stop it.
  • Take the 2/2 SWORD (D).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Zoom into the knight and give the 2 SWORDS to the knight (E); attack the knight three times.
  • Turn left.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the TORCH (F).
  • Zoom into the wall; take the HOSE (G).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the birdhouse; take the WOODEN STAFF (H).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the statue; set up the central planter frame (I).
  • Zoom into the bridge; acquire the FISH with the NET (J).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the upper part of the bench; remove the leaves and take the LEFT PLANTER FRAME (K).
  • Walk down three times, enter the left house, and move forward.

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  • Connect the hook and the axe (L).
  • Zoom into the paintings and remove three paintings; take the HAMMER (M).
  • Zoom into the chest and open it; take the BOW STRING (N) and the DAGGER HANDLE (O).
  • Zoom into the shelf; take the HALF OF A NIPPER (P).
  • Walk down twice and turn left.

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  • Zoom into the statue and hit its head with the hammer (Q) to acquire the 1/3 ARROW.
  • Move forward.
  • You will receive a sphere of guilt.
  • Give the FISH to the crocodile (R).

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  • Take the LILY (S).
  • Connect the HALF OF A NIPPER with its other half (T) to acquire the NIPPER.
  • Zoom into the bridge; take the MUSHROOM (U).
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Remove the blanket and take the box (V).
  • Open the door and take the dice (W).
  • You will receive the BOX OF NAILS.
  • Walk down and turn left twice.

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  • Take the KEY ON A CHAIN (purple) and the DACHSHUND (X).
  • Zoom into the chain and acquire the CHAIN with the NIPPER (Y); pull out the metal pin with the WOODEN STAFF and take the METAL PIN (Z).
  • Walk down.
  • Zoom into the birdhouse and insert the KEY ON A CHAIN into the lock (A) to open it.
  • Walk down.

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  • Zoom into the barrel; insert the METAL PIN into the barrel (B) and hit the metal pin with the HAMMER to acquire the PLANKS.
  • Move forward.
  • Zoom into the broken bridge and connect the PLANKS and the BOX OF NAILS to the bridge (C); fix the nails with the HAMMER six times.
  • Zoom into the pump; take the 2/3 ARROW (D) and connect the HOSE to the pump (E).
  • Move forward.

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  • Zoom into the box; place the MUSHROOM on the hedgehog (F) and take the HEDGEHOG.
  • Take the GUNPOWDER (G).
  • Walk down twice and turn left twice.
  • Chase away the snake with the HEDGEHOG (H).
  • Zoom into the basket; take the COOKIES (I).
  • Shake the empty pitcher (J); take the FOUNTAIN FRAME (K) and the EMPTY PITCHER.
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the birdhouse; give the COOKIES to the birds (K) and take the RIGHT PLANTER FRAME (blue).
  • Zoom into the water; put the EMPTY PITCHER into the water (L) and take the FULL PITCHER (M).
  • Zoom into the statue and connect the LEFT PLANTER FRAME and the RIGHT PLANTER FRAME to the planter (N); pour the FULL PITCHER over the flowers (purple) and take the ROSE (O).
  • Walk down three times, move forward, and turn left.

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  • Zoom into the box and then zoom into the lock; connect the 2 LOCK PARTS to the lock (P).
  • Turn the lock parts until they display the correct symbols (Q).
  • Take the TELESCOPE (R).
  • Walk down, turn right, and move forward.

Chapter 6: Getting Closer to the Red Masque

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the telescope stand and place the TELESCOPE on it (S).
  • Zoom into the loose hinge; put the SCREWS into the holes (T) and fix them with the WRENCH.
  • Look through the telescope (green).
  • Walk down three times and turn left.
  • Zoom into the wall; place the GUNPOWDER on the compartment (U) and light the gunpowder with the TORCH.
  • Zoom into the wall once more; take the PUMP HANDLE (V).
  • Move forward.
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Take the knife, pull out the glass from the frame, and take the glass (W).
  • Take the glue, apply the glue to the plate, and take the plate (X).
  • You will receive the CANNONBALL.
  • Move forward.

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  • Zoom into the cannon; put the CANNONBALL into it (Y) and light the fuse with the TORCH (Z).
  • Take the SAW (A).
  • Zoom into the boards; connect the DAGGER HANDLE to the blade (B) to acquire the DAGGER and take the FIXING PINS (C).
  • Walk down.

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  • Zoom into the pump; connect the PUMP HANDLE and the FIXING PINS to it (D).
  • Press the pump handle three times (E) to extinguish the fire.
  • Enter the hut.
  • Zoom into the painting and rip open the picture; take the KEY (F).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the table; take the 3/3 ARROW (G) and the note (H).
  • Zoom into the cabinet and remove the broken door; take the WOODEN HEAD (I).
  • Remove the other door of the cabinet and tear it apart with the SAW (green).
  • Move aside the cabinet pieces.
  • Zoom into the dresser and open the right door; take the CLOTH (J).
  • Turn right.

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  • Zoom into the wall; connect the CLOTH to the rope (K).
  • Zoom into the shelf and remove the book; insert the KEY into the lock (L) and turn it once.
  • Take the LENS (M).
  • Zoom into the camera; insert the PHOTOGRAPH SLIDES into the slot (N) and put the LENS into the camera (purple).
  • Turn on the camera (green) and watch the slide-show to receive a note.

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  • Zoom into the drawer and remove the page; take the HANDCUFFS (O).
  • Walk down twice and move forward.
  • Zoom into the crossbow; connect the BOW STRING and the 3 ARROWS to it (P).
  • Play the mini-game.

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  • To solve this puzzle (Q), hit each target with the arrow of the same color.
  • Select targets and move an arrow of the same color into the central spot of the crossbow.
  • Arrows can be moved with the buttons (green) and shot with the blue button (purple).
  • Take the RAMROD (R).
  • Walk down three times and turn right.

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  • Talk to the woman (S) and to the man (T).
  • Chain the man with the HANDCUFFS; you will receive a sphere of guilt.
  • Take the ROSE (U).
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Take the coal, finish the drawing with it, and take the drawing (V).
  • Take the axe, use it to break the vase, and take the diamond (W).
  • Take the stamp, put it on the leather, and take the sign (X).
  • You will receive the HOOK.
  • Walk down and move forward.

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  • Zoom into the window; acquire the WINGS with the HOOK (Y).
  • Turn left and move forward.
  • Zoom into the table; connect the PROPELLER, the TOY KEY, and the WINGS to the toy airplane (Z).
  • Take the TOY AIRPLANE.
  • Walk down three times, enter the left house, and move forward.

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  • Zoom into the panel; insert the DAGGER (A) and the GEM (B) into the empty gaps.
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (C), match 3 gems in a row horizontally or vertically 18 times.
  • Each line can be moved in any direction, but only for one spot.
  • The puzzle is randomized.
  • Take the PENDANT (D).
  • Walk down twice and turn left twice.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the bush; put down the 2 ROSES and the LILY (E).
  • Play the mini-game.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • To solve this puzzle (F), put the correct flowers from the surrounding area on the statues (items that belong together are marked in the same color).
  • Take the FOUNTAIN ELEMENT (G).
  • Turn right.

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  • Send the TOY AIRPLANE towards the kite (H).
  • Zoom into the door; take the SICKLE (I).
  • Zoom into the kite; take the HOOK (J).
  • Turn left.
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Collect the handle (K), the clamp (L), and the part of the box (M).
  • Take the wooden hammer (N) and open the device (purple).
  • Move aside the beam (light blue) and insert the part of the box into the box (O). Take the thread (green).
  • Use the thread on the bellows (yellow). Press the bellows (P) and open the oven (Q).
  • Take the jar (R) and connect it to the holder (blue).
  • Put the clamp into the oven and take the clamp with coal.
  • Open the kettle (S), insert the clamp with coal into it, and take the kettle. Drive away the bees (T) with the kettle.
  • Open the hive with the wooden hammer (U) and take the honey (V). Put the honey into the device.
  • Connect the handle to the device on the top and turn the handle.
  • Take the JAR OF HONEY inside the holder (blue).

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  • Zoom into the bench; take the OAKUM CAULK (W) and the 1/2 WEDGE (X).
  • Zoom into the water; put the bowl into the water (Y) and take the RIFLE STOCK (Z).
  • Zoom into the grass; take the STATUE’S HAND (A).
  • Walk down.

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  • Zoom into the fountain; connect the OAKUM CAULK and the CHAIN to the ball (B).
  • Zoom into the fountain statue; place the STATUE’S HAND on the incomplete arm (C).
  • Zoom into the joint; connect the FOUNTAIN FRAME and the FOUNTAIN ELEMENT to it (D).
  • Clean the outlet with the RAMROD (E).
  • Take the SHARPENER (F).
  • Zoom into the fountain; take the COUNTERWEIGHT (1).
  • Move forward.

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  • Zoom into the bench and put down the SICKLE (G); use the SHARPENER on the sickle and take the SHARP SICKLE.
  • Zoom into the laundry and cut the fabric with the SHARP SICKLE (H); take the PIECE OF FABRIC and the ROPE (I).
  • Zoom into the grass; cut the grass with the SHARP SICKLE (J), tie the grass with the ROPE, connect the RIFLE STOCK to it (K), and take the BROOM.
  • Walk down.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the door, then zoom into the statue and sweep away the debris with the BROOM (L); you will receive the RIFLE STOCK.
  • Take the 2/2 WEDGE (M).
  • Connect the HOOK and the COUNTERWEIGHT to the chain (N).
  • Take the CANNONBALL (O).
  • Move forward.
  • You will receive a sphere of guilt.

Chapter 7: Measuring the Guilt

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Open the left door (P).
  • Zoom into the piano; insert the PIANO KEY into the gap (Q).
  • Take the SCALE PAN (R).
  • Zoom into the easel; take the PAINTBRUSH (S) and the BOWL OF PAINT (T).
  • Zoom into the statue; take the GUN-SHAPED KEY (U).
  • Turn left.

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  • Zoom into the shelf; take the 1/3 RING (V).
  • Zoom into the scale; connect the SCALE PAN (W) and the PENDANT (X) to it.
  • Walk down twice and turn left.
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Use the rusty knife (Y) on the grinding stone (blue), and take the sharpened knife.
  • Close the left window, move the wooden beam to the left, open the right window, and take the pliers (Z).
  • Remove the leaves (purple). Remove the lock with the pliers (green) and open the crate.
  • Take the axe (A) and the shovel (B).
  • Take the timber (C).
  • Put the shovel into the gypsum powder (yellow) and take the gypsum.
  • Take the pot (D), place it below the water (purple), and take the pot with water.
  • Place the timber on the wood (light blue), break it with the axe three times, and take the firewood.
  • Cut open the form (E) with the sharpened knife. Open the form, pour the gypsum and the pot with water into it, and take it.
  • Put the firewood and the form into the oven (F).
  • Take the form out of the oven and take the BUDDHA FIGURINE (G).

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the water and put the BOWL OF PAINT and the PIECE OF FABRIC into the bowl (H); take the RED FABRIC from the bowl.
  • Zoom into the bench; put down the WOODEN HEAD (I) and the JAR OF HONEY (J).
  • Dip the PAINT BRUSH into the jar of honey and apply the honey to the head.
  • Put the RED FABRIC on the head.
  • Take the 2/2 RED MASK from the head (1).
  • Walk down, enter the house, and turn left.

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  • Zoom into the scale; put the 2 RED MASKS on the scale cups (K).
  • Go upstairs.
  • Zoom into the chest, put the GUN-SHAPED KEY into the lock (L), and open the chest; take the GUN (M).

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  • Zoom into the wall; put the RIFLE STOCK into the empty spot (N).
  • Play the mini-game.
  • To solve this puzzle (O), swap the gun pieces until each gun is assembled correctly.
  • You will receive the BAG OF COINS.
  • Walk down twice.

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  • Zoom into the right door; put the BUDDHA FIGURINE and the BAG OF COINS on the empty plates (green).
  • Play the mini-game.
  • To solve this puzzle (P), press the plates in the following sequence: T, R, R, Q, R, T, T, and R.
  • Turn right.

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  • Chase away the tiger with the DACHSHUND (U).
  • Zoom into the window; take the 1/2 FROG (V).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the toy horse; take the BOOK (W) and fix the horse with the 2 WEDGES (blue).

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  • Zoom into the bed; take the book (X) and the RIBBON (Y).
  • Zoom into the chandelier; take the 2/3 RING (Z).
  • Walk down twice and turn left.
  • Zoom into the sofa and tie back the curtain with the RIBBON (green); take the CHISEL (A).

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  • Zoom into the shelf and then zoom into the books; put the BOOK into the gap (B).
  • Swap the books to display the correct picture (C).
  • Take the DOVE PENDANT (D).
  • Walk down and turn right.

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  • Zoom into the right lion and remove the fang with the CHISEL (E) to acquire the FANG; insert the CANNONBALL into the mouth (purple).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the bed and cut open the pillow with the FANG (F); take the 2/2 FROG (green).
  • Walk down twice and turn left.

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  • Zoom into the sofa and cut it open with the FANG (blue); take the BULLET-SHAPED KEY (G).
  • Zoom into the box and put the 2 FROGS on the leaves (light blue); take the CAT RING HOLDER (H).
  • Go upstairs.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the chest, insert the BULLET-SHAPED KEY into the lock (I), and open the chest; take the BULLETS (J).
  • Zoom into the table and put down the GUN (K) and the BULLETS (L); apply the oil (M) to the gun and load the gun with the bullets.
  • Close the gun and take the LOADED GUN (N).
  • Walk down twice and turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Shoot the LOADED GUN at the chandelier (O).
  • Play the HOP.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Fold the paper twice and take the star (P).
  • Take the form, hold it below the candle, and take the star (Q).
  • You will receive the STAR.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the column; insert the DOVE PENDANT into the niche (R).
  • Turn left.
  • Zoom into the shelf; insert the STAR into the slot (S) and place the CAT RING HOLDER on the box (T).
  • Walk down.
  • Play the HOP.

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  • Take the scissors and cut the ring with it (U) to acquire the ring.
  • Remove the umbrella and take the ring (V).
  • You will receive the 3/3 RING.
  • Turn left.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Zoom into the shelf and put the 3 RINGS on the right cat (W); take the DOVE MEDALLION (X).
  • Walk down.
  • Zoom into the column, insert the DOVE MEDALLION into the niche (Y), and open the compartment; take the GOLDEN SPIDER (Z).
  • Zoom into the window; insert the GOLDEN SPIDER into the niche (A) and press it.
  • Turn right.

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death

  • Take the HANDCUFFS (B).
  • Access the scale of justice (C) and distribute the spheres of guilt to determine who is guilty.
  • Arrest either the mayor (D) or the red mask (E) with the HANDCUFFS.
  • Congratulations, you have completed Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death.

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Margie B is the Senior Strategy Guide Editor for Big Fish Games, working on the East Coast. She has been creating guides for the past 7 years and has several hundred guides under her belt. In her spare time she enjoys playing games on her iPad, going to the movies, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.