Off the Record: Linden Shades Walkthrough

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Welcome to the Off the Record: Linden Shades Walkthrough

Something’s driven everyone away from Linden Shades. Can you break the story after all these years?

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This document contains a complete Off the Record: Linden Shades game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

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General Tips

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  • Select the typewriter to view the diary, objective, and evidence (A).
  • Select a sticky note to switch between the sections (B).
  • When viewing evidence you have collected, select a tape, and then press ‘play’ (C).
  • Your inventory (D) is located in the lower panel; select an item to use it.
  • The panel auto-hides; move your mouse down to bring it up.
  • You can lock the inventory panel in place with this lock (E).
  • Select the paper to view the map (F).
  • Hints are unlimited, but you must wait for the inkwell to refill (G).
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs in this walkthrough.
  • Mini-games and HOPs are sometimes randomized; your solution may vary.
  • Items listed in red are hidden, or they require additional actions to locate.

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  • Your current location is circled (H).
  • An exclamation point indicates the location has an active objective (I).
  • Gears indicate that there are still tasks to complete at that location (J).
  • Hover your mouse over a location to see the name (K) and view a picture (L).
  • Travel to a location by selecting it on the map.
  • As you visit locations, the map will fill in.
  • Select the ‘X’ to return to the game (M).

Chapter 1: Arrival at Linden Shades

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  • You will have the option of an interactive tutorial.
  • Take the APPLE (A).
  • Throw the APPLE at the lantern (B).
  • Collect the 5 LOCK PIECES (green).
  • Select the wagon for a HOP (C).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (D).
  • You will earn the PINCERS.

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  • Look at the gate and take the mini-game clue (E).
  • Use the PINCERS to take the 4 NAILS and remove the sign (F).
  • Place the 5 LOCK PIECES in the circle for a mini-game (G).

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  • Use the buttons to turn all the pieces blue (H).
  • Press the Sun (I) to turn the wheel 1 space clockwise; press the Moon (J) to turn the wheel 2 spaces counterclockwise.
  • Press: J, I, J, J, J, I, J, and I.
  • Walk forward to the Farm Pathway.

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  • Talk to Bob (K).
  • Take the SCARECROW HEAD (L).
  • Note the mini-game on the barn door (M).
  • Note the path to the Farmhouse Garden (N) and the Farmhouse Entrance (O).
  • Select the well for a HOP (P).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (Q).
  • You will earn the DUCT TAPE.
  • Walk to the Farmhouse Entrance.

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  • Look at the flowers; take the RUG and the 1/2 LADDER CROSSBARS (R).
  • Look at the plant and take the CHISEL (S).
  • Walk down twice.

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  • Look at the mailbox and use the CHISEL on the lid (T).
  • Take the drawing and the GLOVES (U).
  • Walk forward twice to the Farmhouse Garden.

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  • Take the 2/2 LADDER CROSSBARS (A).
  • Look in the shed; take the CHAIN, HAMMER, and Tape 01 (B).
  • Look at the tree and place the 2 LADDER CROSSBARS on the trunk (C).
  • Use the 4 NAILS and the hammer on the crossbars (D).

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  • Look at the birdhouse and take the HAT (E).
  • Place the SCARECROW HEAD, GLOVES, and then the HAT on the scarecrow (F).
  • Look at the birdhouse again; take the BARN LOCK PIECE and the SCREWDRIVER HEAD (G).
  • Look in the shed and place the SCREWDRIVER HEAD on the shaft to make the SCREWDRIVER (H).
  • Walk down and look at the barn door for a mini-game.

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  • Place the BARN LOCK PIECE in the right circle to activate the mini-game (I).
  • Find the 7 differences (color-coded).
  • You can select the differences on either circle.

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  • Place the CHAIN on the front of the tractor (J).
  • Take the end of the chain to attach it to the locker (K).
  • Look at the side of the tractor, open the cover, and use the DUCT TAPE on the wires (L).

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  • Look at the controls and press the red button (M).
  • Look at the controls again and take the Tape 02 (N).
  • Take the OIL CANISTER (O).
  • Pull down the tarp and select the area behind it for a HOP (P).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (Q).
  • You will earn the REACHER HOOK.
  • Walk down and go the Farmhouse Entrance.

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  • Look near the wheel; use the OIL CANISTER to fill up, and then take the OIL CAN (R).
  • Look at the mail slot; use the OIL CAN on the screws, followed by the SCREWDRIVER (S).
  • Use the REACHER HOOK to pull it close, and then take the FRONT DOOR KEY (T).
  • Look at the door and use the FRONT DOOR KEY in the lock; turn it and open the cover for a mini-game (U).

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  • Move the key pieces to the matching bottom area (V).
  • Pieces will continue in a direction until they hit an obstacle.
  • Select a piece, and then choose an arrow to move in that direction.
  • Move the pieces along the indicated paths in numerical order (1-7).
  • Walk forward to the Living Room.

Chapter 2: The Farmhouse

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  • Move the table under the chandelier (A).
  • Look at the stairs; take the CUP and place the RUG on the steps (B).
  • Select the basket for a HOP (C).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (D).
  • You will earn the RAG.

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  • Look the chair and place the RAG on the seat (E).
  • Take the MOIST RAG and the UMBRELLA (F).
  • Look at the panel and pull the right fuse (G).
  • Look at the chandelier and use the MOIST RAG to take the LIGHT BULB (H).
  • Enter the Bedroom (I).

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  • Look at the lamp and place the LIGHT BULB inside (J).
  • Look at the bed; move the animals and take the PLASTIC SCISSORS (K).

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  • Look at the desk and use the PLASTIC SCISSORS to cut the tie (L).
  • Open the roll-top; take the Tape 03, 1/2 COINS, and the clue (M).
  • Open the drawer and take the 1/2 OLD PHOTO (N).
  • Open the chest for a HOP (O).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (P).
  • You will earn the BUTTERFLY WING.
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the door and place the BUTTERFLY WING on the emblem (Q).
  • Enter the Principal’s Study (R).

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  • Open the cabinet to the right of the clock for a HOP.
  • Locate all the items on the list (S).
  • You will earn the 2/2 OLD PHOTO.

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  • Look at the desk and place the 2 OLD PHOTOS in the frames (T).
  • Drag the 3 frames to the outlines on the wall (U).
  • Look at the wall safe for a mini-game (V).

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  • Complete the picture shown in the sketch (A).
  • Select a color button at the top (B), then select the squares you want to color.
  • There are 3 pictures to complete (1-3).
  • Take the FILM REEL (C).

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  • Place the FILM REEL on the projector (D).
  • Pull down the screen (E).
  • Walk down and select the basket at the bottom of the stairs for a HOP.

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  • Locate all the items on the list (F).
  • You will earn the LETTER OPENER.
  • Enter the bedroom on the second floor.

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  • Look at the hutch and use the LETTER OPENER on the tin (G).
  • Take the CLOCK HAND (H).
  • Walk down and enter the Principal’s Study.
  • Look at the clock and place the CLOCK HAND on the face (I).

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  • Look at the clue for the times to set (J).
  • You will see the numbers lit if correctly set.
  • Set the clock to 10:10 (K).
  • Set the clock to 2:45 (L).
  • Set the clock to 7:25 (M).
  • Take the LIGHT SWITCH (N).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the archway and place the LIGHT SWITCH on the wires (O).
  • Flip the switch (P), and enter the Hallway.

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  • Note the hatchway (Q).
  • Note the entrance to the Library (R).
  • Look at the wall, move the painting, and take the 1/4 COG (S).
  • Select the crates for a HOP (T).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (U).
  • You will earn the BOLT.
  • Walk right to the Library.

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  • Look at the chair, move the blanket, and take the WHEEL (A).
  • Move the crate (B) and take the FEATHER DUSTER (C).
  • Look at the broken vase and take the 2/2 COINS (D).
  • Note the mini-game on the wall (E).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look in the corner and place the WHEEL on the hand truck (F).
  • Place the BOLT on the wheel, and then take the HAND TRUCK (G).
  • Walk to the right.
  • Use the HAND TRUCK twice on the boxes (H).
  • Go out the door to the Back Porch (I).

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  • Take the FLIMSY LADDER (J).
  • Zoom into the rack and take the OLD NEWSPAPER (K).
  • Zoom into the bush and take the 3 BERRIES (L).
  • Look at the sink, use the CUP on the tap, and turn on the tap to get the CUP OF WATER (M).
  • Walk down twice.

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  • Use the FLIMSY LADDER on the hatch (N).
  • Go up to the Attic (O).

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  • Use the FEATHER DUSTER anywhere on the scene to clear away cobwebs (P).
  • Take the METAL CUTTER (Q).
  • Look at the shelves; take the PAINTBRUSH, use the CUP OF WATER on the case, and take the CORK (R).
  • Note the chest (S).
  • Look at the arcade game; insert the 2 COINS in the slot for a mini-game (T).

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  • Clear all the green bricks (A) by hitting them with the ball (B).
  • Select the paddle (C) to begin, and move your mouse left and right to move the paddle to hit the ball.
  • Do not let the ball go below the paddle or you will lose a life; lose too many of your lives and you will have to start again.
  • Take the 2/4 COG from the front of the arcade game.
  • Look at the chest for a HOP.

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  • Locate all the items on the list (D).
  • You will earn the CRANK.
  • Use the map to return to the Back Porch.

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  • Use the METAL CUTTERS on the chain to take the CAGE (E).
  • Look at the counter and use the CRANK on the box (F).
  • Take the 3/4 COG (G).
  • Return to the Attic.

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  • Zoom into the floor and read the note (H).
  • Look at the mouse and place the CAGE on the floor (I).
  • Place the BERRIES in the cage (J) and take the 4/4 COG (K).
  • Return to the Library and look at the mini-game on the wall.

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  • Place the 4 COGS on the spindle (L).
  • Look at the circles to determine where colors should be placed (M).
  • Turn the metal bars in the grid to all the paint to flow (N).
  • Drag the paints to the correct reservoir (O).
  • Take the GARDEN KEY, 1/2 SMALL TILE, and the Tape 04 (P).
  • Use the map to travel to the Farmhouse Garden.

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  • Look at the gate and use the GARDEN KEY in the lock (Q).
  • Walk forward to the Field (R).

Chapter 3: Out the Back Gate

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  • Talk to Bob (A).
  • Select the bench for a HOP (B).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (C).
  • You will earn the TAR.
  • Walk right to the River.

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  • Talk to Ricky (D).
  • Look at the boat tarp for a mini-game (E).

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  • Pull the rope (F) from the tangle of holes.
  • Select the holes in numerical order (1-25).
  • You will see a red flash if incorrect.

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  • Remove the tarp from the boat (G).
  • Take the BROKEN BOTTLE NECK (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Look at the canvas, use the BROKEN BOTTLE NECK to cut a hole, and then take the BASEBALL and SCYTHE HANDLE (I).
  • Walk to the right.

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  • Give the BASEBALL to Rickey (J).
  • Take the APPLES (K).
  • Look in the boat and use the SCYTHE HANDLE on the blade to make the SCYTHE (L).
  • Walk down.

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  • Use the SCYTHE on the hay (M).
  • Walk forward to the Groundskeeper’s Front Door (N).

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  • Look at the pump and take the BUCKET (O).
  • Use the UMBRELLA to take the ROPE (P).
  • Note the mini-game on the door (Q).
  • Select the railing for a HOP (R).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (S).
  • You will earn the HARNESS.
  • Walk to the right.

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  • Look at the toolbox and take the red cloth (T).
  • Open the lid and drawer; take the SAW HANDLE, RUBBER GLOVES, and the 2/2 SMALL TILE (U).
  • Take the FUEL CAN (V).
  • Walk down and look at the mini-game on the door.

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  • Place the 2 SMALL TILES into the grid to trigger the mini-game.
  • Find matching pairs by turning over 2 tiles as a time (A).
  • This mini-game is randomly generated; your solution may vary.
  • Enter the Groundskeeper’s House.

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  • Look at the counter and take the TONGS (B).
  • Use the CORK on the drawer (C).
  • Open the drawer; take the RUBBER HOSE and Tape 05 (D).
  • Look at the stove and place the BUCKET on top (E).
  • Place the TAR in the bucket (F).
  • Open the grate and place the OLD NEWSPAPER inside (G).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the generator and remove the cap (H).
  • Set the FUEL CAN on the ground (I).
  • Use the RUBBER HOSE on the tank to get the FUEL (J).
  • Walk down.
  • Look at the sawhorse and use the SAW HANDLE on the blade to get the SAW (K).
  • Walk to the right.

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  • Zoom into the campfire and use the TONGS to take the HOT EMBERS (L).
  • Return to the Stables.
  • Use the SAW on the beam twice (M).
  • Take the 3 WOOD pieces (N).
  • Pet the horse.
  • Walk down and enter the Groundskeeper’s House.

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  • Look at the stove; place the 3 WOOD pieces inside, followed by the HOT EMBERS (O).
  • Take the BUCKET OF TAR (P).
  • Return to the River.

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  • Look at the boat, place the BUCKET OF TAR on the bow, and use the PAINTBRUSH on the bucket (Q).
  • Give the APPLES to the horse (R).
  • Place the HARNESS on the horse (S).
  • Use the ROPE on the horse and move the horse forward.
  • Once the horse leaves, look at the boat and open the engine for a mini-game (T).

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  • Place the red wire pieces to connect the 4 lights (red) with the power supply (U).
  • The blue wires do not move.

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  • Use the FUEL on the motor (V).
  • Close the cover and pull the starter cord (W).

Chapter 4: Outside the Orphanage

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  • Zoom into the woodpile and take the TORN FISHING NET (A).
  • Take the ROCK (B).
  • Look at the shore, use the ROCK on the bottle, take the HEART-SHAPED KEY, and read the message (C).
  • Select the barrel for a HOP (D).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (E).
  • You will earn the METAL STRIP.
  • Walk forward.

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  • Look at the garbage can, remove the lid, and use the RUBBER GLOVES 3 times to find the 1/2 STAINED GLASS PIECE (F).
  • Take the RAKE (G).
  • Walk to the Orphanage Backyard (H).

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  • Look at the corner of the pool and use the RAKE on the leaves (I).
  • Look at the window and use the METAL STRIP at the bottom (J).
  • Open the window and take the SICKLE (K).
  • Look at the wall; take the 2/2 STAINED GLASS PIECE and place the TORN FISHING NET on the ring (L).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the bushes and use the SICKLE to cut them back (M).
  • Look at the window for a mini-game (N).
  • Place the 2 STAINED GLASS PIECES in the diamond to activate the mini-game.
  • Select 2 pieces to swap positions until the picture is restored (O).
  • Take the HOOK (P).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the well and place the HOOK on the rope (Q).
  • Lower the rope; take the NEEDLE AND THREAD and the WATER (R).
  • Return to the Orphanage Backyard.

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  • Look at the wall; use the NEEDLE AND THREAD on the ring and net to make the NET (S).
  • Look in the pool; use the NET to get the HANDLE (T).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the doors and use the HANDLE to open them (U).
  • Enter the Orphanage Hall (V).

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  • Look at the front desk; take the WEIGHTS, PLAYGROUND KEY, and Tape 06 (A).
  • Note the mini-game on the door at the top of the stairs (B).
  • Note the locked door (C).
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the gate and use the PLAYGROUND KEY in the lock (D).
  • Walk left to the Playground (E).

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  • Talk to Ricky (F).
  • Take the SHOVEL (G).
  • Look at the anatomy doll and take the CARETAKER’S PUZZLE TILE (H).
  • Note the mini-game (I).
  • Select the sandbox for a HOP (J).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (K).
  • You will earn the WOODEN HEAD.
  • Look at the mini-game.

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  • Place the WEIGHTS in the top right (L).
  • Place the WATER on the right (M).
  • Move the sliders and weights to force the water out the top pipe (N).
  • Move the left slider down to the 3rd pipe (O).
  • Move the right slider to the middle pipe (P).
  • Place the large weight on the scale (Q).
  • Pour the WATER in the funnel (R).
  • Take the 1/3 MINING TOOLS (S).
  • Return to the Orphanage Hall and look at the mini-game at the top of the stairs.

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  • Place the CARETAKER’S PUZZLE PIECE in the board to activate the mini-game.
  • Slide the arrow tiles to allow the red arrow (T) to move to the exit (U).
  • Slide the tiles in numerical order in the direction indicated (1-15).
  • Enter the Caretaker’s Room.

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  • Zoom into the table and take the SCREWDRIVER (V).
  • Select the window seats for a HOP (W).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (X).
  • You will earn the HAIRPIN.
  • Walk down.

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  • Look at the door and use the HAIRPIN in the lock (Y).
  • Enter the Children’s Room (Z).

Chapter 5: The Children’s Floor

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  • Look at the toys and take the SKETCHBOOK PAPER (A).
  • Note the door to James’ Room (B).
  • Note the door to Jasmine’s Room (C).
  • Note the locked door (D).
  • Select the debris for a HOP (E).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (F).
  • You will earn the TOY BLOCKS.
  • Walk left to James’ Room.

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  • Look at the chest and place the TOY BLOCKS on the lid (G).
  • Place the cubes in the panel as shown and press the button (H).
  • Take the 1/2 BATTERY and the RIGHT ROBOT ARM (I).
  • Walk down, and then enter Jasmine’s Room.

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  • Look at the left bed, move the pillow, and take the PENCIL (J).
  • Use the HEART-SHAPED KEY in the lock and take the ROBOT HEAD (K).
  • Look at the floor, turn over the car, and use the SCREWDRIVER on the panel (L).
  • Take the 2/2 BATTERY (M).
  • Select the right bed for a HOP (N).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (O).
  • You will earn the WOODEN LEG.
  • Return to the Caretaker’s Room.

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  • Look at the table and use the PENCIL on the sharpener to get the SHARPENED PENCIL (P).
  • Walk down twice and go to the Orphanage Backyard.
  • Look at the wall; place the SKETCHBOOK PAPER on the wall, and use the SHARPENED PENCIL on the paper to reveal the code 142 (Q).
  • Walk down and go to the Playground.

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  • Look at the anatomy doll; place the WOODEN HEAD and the WOODEN LEG on the body (R).
  • Take KIM’S ROOM KEY (S).
  • Look at the sandbox for a HOP (T).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (U).
  • You will earn the LEFT ROBOT ARM.
  • Return to James’ Room.

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  • Look at the robot and place the RIGHT ROBOT ARM, LEFT ROBOT ARM, and ROBOT HEAD on the body (A).
  • Take the CLOVER (B).
  • Walk down.
  • Zoom into the locked door and use KIM’S ROOM KEY in the lock (C).
  • Enter Kim’s Room.

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  • Look at the daybed and place the CLOVER on the box (D).
  • Open the box and look inside for a mini-game (E).

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  • Swap the snails and kitties locations.
  • They can only move forward a space at a time or jump over another piece.
  • Select the pieces in these locations: H, J, K, I, G, F, H, J, L, K, I, G, H, J, and I.
  • Take the POWDER, 2/3 MINING TOOLS, and the Tape 07 (M).
  • Return to Jasmine’s Room.

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  • Look at the chest and use the POWDER on the surface to find the code 793 (N).
  • Look in your diary; read the 2 codes and add them together 142 + 793 = 935 (O).
  • Return to the Caretaker’s Room.

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  • Look at the aquarium and use the arrows to enter 935 (P).
  • Select any point on the star, and then make a continuous path covering every line and intersection.
  • Select the points in numerical order (1-16).
  • You will earn the 3/3 MINING TOOLS.

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  • Look at the mantle and place the 3 MINING TOOLS in the frame (Q).
  • Take the LOCK PICK, 1/2 SPARKPLUG, and read the note (R).
  • Return to the Shore.
  • Look at the gate and use the LOCK PICK in the lock (S).
  • Walk through the gate to the Mine Entrance.

Chapter 6: The Mine

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  • Look at the ground; place the 2 BATTERIES in it, and then take the FLASHLIGHT (A).
  • Take the WOODEN POLE and use it on the rock (B).
  • Take the 4 CONVEYOR BELT PARTS (red).
  • Look at the machine and attach the 4 CONVEYOR BELT PARTS (C).
  • Look at the panel for a mini-game (D).

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  • Turn on all the lights on the panel.
  • Selecting a light will change the surrounding lights as well.
  • Select each of the circled lights to solve the 3 levels (1-3).
  • You can press the circled lights in any order.
  • Press the green button to reset a board (E).
  • Once the panel opens, press the red button.

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  • Use the SHOVEL on the rocks (F).
  • Walk forward to the Engine Room (G).

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  • Use the FLASHLIGHT on the scene; look at the locker, take the 2/2 SPARKPLUG (H).
  • Look at the table; take the note, START BUTTON, and the Tape 08 (I).
  • Look at the generator, place the 2 SPARKPLUGS and the START BUTTON on the console and pull the switch (J).
  • Select the shelves on the left for a HOP (K).

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  • Locate all the items on the list (L).
  • You will earn the 1/3 SCUBA GEAR.
  • Walk forward.

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  • Look at the board; take the map and the WRENCH (M).
  • Note the path to Equipment Storage (N).
  • Walk left to the Copper Pit (O).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Move the 5 rocks into the cart (P).
  • Look at the back of the cart and use the WRENCH to remove the cover (Q).
  • Walk down and right to Equipment Storage.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Take the WOODEN LADDER (R).
  • Take the PICKAX (S).
  • Look at the lockers; take the clue and the LOCKER PART (T).
  • Walk down.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look on the left and use the PICKAX 3 times on the stone (U).
  • Take the 2/3 SCUBA GEAR and the 1/2 SQUARE TILE (V).
  • Walk down.
  • Look at the locker and place the LOCKER PART on the keypad (W).
  • Select the keypad for a mini-game.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Move the red tiles so that each column and row equals 2 (A).
  • Drag a tile to the tile you want to swap.
  • Take the HANDSAW BLADE and note (B).
  • Walk forward.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Zoom into the wall use the HANDSAW BLADE on the handle to get the HANDSAW (C).
  • Walk to the left.
  • Look at the rocks and use the HANDSAW to take the COIL OF ROPE (D).
  • Walk down.
  • Look at the bucket and attach the COIL OF ROPE to get the RUSTY BUCKET ON ROPE (E).
  • Walk to the left.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the well and place the RUSTY BUCKET ON ROPE on the beam (F).
  • Select the bucket to lower it into the well (G).
  • Select the well for a HOP (H).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Locate all the items on the list (I).
  • You will earn the SPRAY CAP.
  • Walk down twice.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the table and place the SPRAY CAP on the can to get the ANTIRUST SPRAY (J).
  • Select the left shelves for a HOP (K).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Locate all the items on the list (L).
  • You will earn the 2/2 SQUARE TILE.
  • Walk forward and left.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the back of the cart and use the ANTIRUST SPRAY on the panel (M).
  • Look at the panel for a mini-game.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Place the 2 SQUARE TILES in the grid to trigger the mini-game.
  • Use the arrow buttons to slide the colored tiles to the correct rows as indicated by the legend (U).
  • Press the arrows in this order: H, I, Bx2, E, G, C, L, Ex2, H, D, Q, Ax2, N, M, Jx2, K, B, Px2, and D.
  • Once a row is complete, it will lock in place.
  • Push the cart 3 times and walk forward to the Dead End.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Push the cart to fall in the hole (V).
  • Place the WOODEN LADDER in the hole (W).
  • Climb down into the Mine Hole.

Chapter 7: Escape

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Take the RUSTY HAMMER (A).
  • Take the CROWBAR (B).
  • Zoom into the cabinet and use the CROWBAR twice to remove the cover (C).
  • Take the TRIANGLE KEY (D).
  • Zoom into the door and use the TRIANGLE KEY to remove the cover for a mini-game (E).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Use the arrows (F) to move the coin half (G) through the maze to the bottom (H).
  • Walk forward to the Gold Pit.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the crates and take the 3/3 SCUBA GEAR (I).
  • Zoom into the water and use the 3 SCUBA GEAR to go forward (J).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the debris and stir up the sand (K).
  • Select the area for a HOP (L).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Locate all the items on the list (M).
  • You will earn the WEDGE.
  • Go down to the Gold Pit.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the crates and place the WEDGE on the right crate, then use the RUSTY HAMMER on the wedge (N).
  • Take the MEDICAL TWEEZERS (O).
  • Look at the rocks and use the MEDICAL TWEEZERS to take the PENDANT (P).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the safe and place the PENDANT in the lock (Q).
  • Open the safe; take the evidence and the STRANGE RING (R).
  • Walk forward into the Lake, and swim up to the Mine Cave.

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Look at the desk and use the STRANGE RING on the drawer (S).
  • Open the drawer; take the LETTER and the AX HEAD (T).
  • Look at the chest; use the AX HEAD on the handle to make the AX (U).

Off the Record: Linden Shades

  • Use the AX 3 times on the exit, then go forward (V).
  • Talk to Ricky (W).
  • Congratulations, you have completed Off the Record: Linden Shade.

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