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Chapter 1: Pendulum House

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Read letter (A).
  • Look (B).
  • Talk (C).
  • Take FEATHER (D).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place FEATHER; take CRYPTEX. Look through window. Take VALVE 1/2 (E).
  • Take CRYPTEX CODE and VALVE 2/2 (F).
  • Open compartment; take STATUETTE 1/4. Place and turn VALVE (G).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Collect 5 CRYPTEX CHIPS (H).
  • CRYPTEX CODE and CRYPTEX CHIPS on CRYPTEX; solution (I).
  • Take RAVEN 1/2 and MEDALLION INVITATION (J).
  • Show MEDALLION INVITATION; go (K).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk (L).
  • Play HOP (M); receive MEDALLION 2/3.
  • Talk.
  • Move curtains and drag latches (N).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take FIRE SYMBOL 1/2 (O).
  • Take FIRE SYMBOL 2/2 (P).
  • Place FIRE SYMBOL; take EXTINGUISHER (Q).
  • Use EXTINGUISHER (R).
  • Go (S).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk (T).
  • Look (U).
  • Talk; take CHEST KEY (V).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take WINE, KEY CARD and CODE (W).
  • Place CODE; solution (X).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Enter 3-4-7 (Y); take 8 BROKEN MASK pieces (Z).
  • Take GLUE (A).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use CHEST KEY. Use magic wand (1), move elephant (2)(B).
  • Take piece (3); use hammer (4). Take piece (5), use coins (6)(C).
  • Move star (7), take two pieces (8)(D).
  • Enter code (E).
  • Take LIGHTER and MASKS 1/3 (F).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take RAVEN 2/2 (G).
  • Go (H).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place RAVEN (I). Take UMBRELLA; move coats (J). Take BUTTON (K).
  • Place KEY CARD and BUTTON; solution (L).
  • Take MASKS 2/3 (M).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Restore BROKEN MASK; take MASKS 3/3.
  • Place MASKS (N).
  • Casual solution (O).
  • Hard solution (P).
  • Go (Q).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Fight (R).
  • Take MECHANICAL BIRD (S).
  • Take BREAD and STATUETTE 2/4 (T).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take FLOWERS 1/2; place MECHANICAL BIRD (U).
  • Find 5 pieces and use GLUE; take STATUETTE 3/4 (V).
  • Take LAMP with UMBRELLA (W).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Open LAMP; take FLOWERS 2/2 and use LIGHTER.
  • Place FLOWERS (X).
  • Play HOP (Y); receive STATUETTE 4/4.
  • Place STATUETTE. Solution (Z).
  • Go (A).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take map (B).
  • Talk to ghost (C).
  • Find keys (D).
  • Use keys; take diamond (E).
  • Give diamond to ghost; take pick (C).
  • Use pick (F).
  • Take gold key (G).
  • Use gold key (H).

Chapter 2: Betrayal

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk.
  • Take CARABINER (I).
  • Find 8 ROCKS (J).
  • Use ROCKS; receive SHOES (K).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place SHOES, BREAD and WINE; receive AX (L).
  • Use AX (M).
  • Place CARABINER and use UMBRELLA (N).
  • Go (O).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use LIGHTER (P).
  • Play HOP (Q); receive BOOK 1/2.
  • Look; take BOOK 2/2 (R).
  • Place BOOK; solution. Take BISHOP’S AMULET 1/2 (S).
  • Take BRACELET (T).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place BRACELET; take BISHOP’S AMULET 2/2 (U).
  • Go left.
  • Place BISHOP’S AMULET (V).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Solution 1: W-Z-Y.
  • Solution 2: Z-Y-Z-W-Z-W.
  • Solution 3: Z-W-X-W-X-Y-Z.
  • Solution 4: Ax3-B-A-B-A-B-Ax3-Cx2-A-C-A.
  • Take KEYS (D).
  • Use KEYS (E). Select F.
  • Go (G).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Throw UMBRELLA; look (H).
  • Use LAMP (I).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Fill bar and move spears (J).
  • Use KEYS (K); select L.
  • Take TOOLBOX KEY (M).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Move crates (N).
  • Take SYMBOL 1/2 (O).
  • Find 6 CRYSTAL EYES; (P1-3) take SYMBOL 2/2 (Q).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place SYMBOL; take SKULL (R).
  • Place SKULL and CRYSTAL EYES; select skulls in random order given. Go (S).
  • Go (T).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take DUPIN’S HAT (U).
  • Take HORSE 1/3; use KEYS (V). Select W.
  • Put items back; take SCEPTER 1/2 and STONE KEY (X).
  • Use STONE KEY; take HORSE 2/3 (Y).
  • Walk down twice.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use TOOLBOX KEY; take OILER (Z).
  • Go forward twice.
  • Remove drape.
  • Use OILER; solution (A).
  • Use LAMP; take HORSE 3/3 (B).
  • Walk down and left.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place HORSE; casual and hard solution (C).
  • Take EVIL FACE (D).
  • Go (E).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place and turn EVIL FACE as shown; take SCEPTER 2/2 (F).
  • Go (G).
  • Place SCEPTER; pull 1 and 2 (H).
  • Go (I).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Solution (J).
  • Go right.
  • Solution 2 is random.
  • Go forward.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Solution (K).
  • Go forward.

Chapter 3: On the Chase

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Open curtain; talk (L).
  • Take LEVER (M).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take FLOWER 1/3 and GEAR 1/3 (N).
  • Take MECHANISM INSTRUCTIONS (O).
  • Take GEAR 2/3. Place LEVER and MECHANISM INSTRUCTIONS (P).
  • Place levers as shown; turn handle (Q).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take FLOWER 2/3; look (R).
  • Take FLOWER 3/3 (S).
  • Place FLOWER (T).
  • Play HOP (U); receive CLOWN SYMBOL.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take GEAR 3/3 (V).
  • Turn lift handle; place CLOWN SYMBOL (W) and GEAR (X).
  • Pull rope (Y).
  • Go (Z).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk (A).
  • Talk; take MEDALLION 3/3 (B).
  • Go (C).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place MEDALLION; play random game. Take BREAD BOX KEY (D).
  • Go left, up and forward.
  • Play HOP (E); receive FRUITS.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use BREAD BOX KEY; receive COIN 1/3 (F). Move items; place FRUITS, use pestle, pour into glass and take JUICE (G).
  • Walk down twice.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Offer JUICE; talk (H).
  • Offer DUPIN’S HAT (I).
  • Select ‘Yes, let’s go!’
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take EMBLEM 1/2 and CODE 1/2 (J).
  • Take EMBLEM 2/2 (K).
  • Take JACK and LEVER 1/2 (L).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take COIN 2/3 and SOLUTION; place EMBLEM (M). Take LEVER 2/2 (N).
  • Place LEVER; move both levers (O).
  • Go (P).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take KEY and move two tokens (Q).
  • Take SCRAPER (R).
  • Scroll left; use KEY (S). Take COIN 3/3 and CODE 2/2 (T).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Scroll right twice; place CODE (U).
  • Enter 4-9-3-0 (V).
  • Take BUTTON and HELMET EMBLEM (W).
  • Scroll left; place HELMET EMBLEM (X).
  • Take BOLT and SIGNPOST (Y).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place COIN and BUTTON; select down button. Take RAILWAY CARRIAGE 1/3 and TOOL CHEST EMBLEM (Z).
  • Go (A).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place TOOL CHEST EMBLEM. Move tokens, block and handle. Take SIEVE (B).
  • Move token and use file (C).
  • Move figurines and symbol (D).
  • Move figurine (E).
  • Take WRENCH (F).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use SIEVE; take RAILWAY CARRIAGE 2/3 (G).
  • Place SOLUTION and SIGNPOST and use WRENCH. Solution. Take WHEEL (H).
  • Go (I).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place and use JACK; remove block and place WHEEL and BOLT. Use WRENCH (J).
  • Take RAILWAY CARRIAGE 3/3 (K).
  • Place RAILWAY CARRIAGE (L). Solution: (4-3)-(8-2)-(9-5)-(7-9)-(11-7)-(2-11)-(1-10)-(5-1)-(10-5)-(3-10)-(7-3)-(10-7).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Play HOP (M); receive FUEL BRIQUETTES.
  • Place FUEL BRIQUETTES (N).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Casual and hard solution: Qx2-O-Qx3-P-Qx5-P-Qx2-P-Qx2-P-Qx4-P-Qx5.

Chapter 4: The Artifact

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take MAIL EMBLEM 1/2 (R).
  • Remove poster; take SYMPHONY 1/3 and MAIL EMBLEM 2/2 (S).
  • Place MAIL EMBLEM; take RING 1/3, SIGNET and NUMERAL KEY 1/2 (T).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Remove handle; take NUMERAL KEY 2/2 (U).
  • Take GOLD PEN 1/2. Place NUMERAL KEYS (V).
  • Solution: 2-1-4-3-5-2-3 (W).
  • Go (X).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take FIRST AID KEY 1/3 (Y) and PICTURE 1/4 (Z). Use SIGNET and take EMBLEM HALF 1/2 (A).
  • Take GOLD PEN 2/2 (B).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take TWEEZERS and PICTURE 2/4 (C). Place GOLD PEN; take RING 2/3 and HOTEL EMBLEM 1/2 (D).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use SCRAPER; take HOTEL EMBLEM 2/2 with TWEEZERS (E).
  • Place HOTEL EMBLEM; take EMBLEM HALF 2/2 (F).
  • Go (G).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place EMBLEM HALF (H); take TURNING WHEEL and TIARA (I).
  • Walk down.
  • Place and turn TURNING WHEEL (J).
  • Play HOP (K); receive RING 3/3.
  • Go (L).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place TIARA and RING; move arm x2 (M1) and select bracelet x2 (M2).
  • Take SAFE KEY (N).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use SAFE KEY (O); take PICTURE PART 1/3 and find 8 CHIPS (P).
  • Place CHIPS (Q).
  • Casual solution: 6-7-9-10-12-7-4-4-12-2-1-1-1-14-17-17-13-9-2-16-19-14-7.
  • Hard solution: 14-17-17-4-15-17-17-13-9-9-9-2-19-19-12-7-7-7-14-1-19-3-19-5-7-4-4-19-12-8-11-4-9-12-12-17-2-10-15-9-17-4.
  • Go (R).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take KNIFE (S).
  • Take PICTURE PART 2/3 and FIRST AID KIT (T). Use KNIFE; take SPRING (U).
  • Take ROD (V).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • SPRING on FIRST AID KIT; take STETHOSCOPE.
  • Use ROD; take FIRST AID KEY 2/3 (W).
  • Place STETHOSCOPE (X).
  • Solution: Zx3-Y-Zx2-Y-Z; Yx2-Zx2-Yx2-Z; Zx3-Yx2; Yx2-Zx4-Yx2.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk; take TABLE KEY (A).
  • Use TABLE KEY; take FIRST AID KEY 3/3 (B).
  • FIRST AID KEY on FIRST AID KIT; move four corners. Take AMMONIA and BANDAGE.
  • Offer AMMONIA (C).
  • Take BROKEN HOTEL CARD and JIM’S RING (D).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use JIM’S RING; take PICTURE PART 3/3 and PICTURE SOLUTION (E).
  • Place PICTURE PART and PICTURE SOLUTION. Select 1-6; take ELEVATOR KEY and CLOCK (F).
  • Place ELEVATOR KEY, push button and go (G).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place CLOCK; take BELL (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Place and push BELL (I).
  • Go (J).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk. Offer BROKEN HOTEL CARD; take SYMPHONY 2/3 (K).
  • Take SYMPHONY 3/3 (L).
  • Take SEA EMBLEM 1/2. Place SYMPHONY. Move buttons as shown. Take PIANO CODE (M).
  • Walk down and left.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place PIANO CODE; enter 7-3-4 (N). Take PAPERS (O).
  • Go down and right.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Offer PAPERS (P).
  • Take ROOM KEY (Q).
  • Scroll right x3. Enter ROOM KEY; pull handle (R).
  • Play HOP; receive PICTURE 3/4 (S).
  • Receive DESK KEY.
  • Walk down and left.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use DESK KEY; take MUSICIAN (T).
  • Walk down and right.
  • Place MUSICIAN; take PICTURE 4/4 (U).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place PICTURE. Solution: (2-5)-(1-2)-(5-6)-(2-5). Take UNIVERSAL KEY (V).
  • Place UNIVERSAL KEY; pull handle (W).
  • Play HOP (X); receive PAPER 1/2.
  • Walk down.
  • Talk (Y); let’s go!

Chapter 5: The Pier

Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take ORNAMENT 1/2 (Z).
  • Take THERMOMETER 1/3 (A).
  • Take SEA EMBLEM 2/2 (B).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take NAMEPLATE 1/4. Place SEA EMBLEM (C).
  • Remove items in pairs; take CROWBAR (D).
  • Use CROWBAR x5; open door (E).
  • Go (F).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Talk; use BANDAGE (G).
  • Remove items; take BELT and THERMOMETER 2/3 (H).
  • Use CROWBAR; take CANE (I).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take ORNAMENT 2/2 (J).
  • Take CANNON (K).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place ORNAMENT; take HANDLE and WEAPON SYMBOL 1/3 (L).
  • Go (M).
  • Use HANDLE; take THERMOMETER 3/3 (N).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place THERMOMETER (O).
  • Casual solution: Sx2-R-S-Px2-Rx4-Q-Px2-S-P-Qx2-S-Rx2-Qx2-Px3-Rx3-Sx3-R-Sx2-P-Qx2-R-Q-Px2.
  • Hard solution: Rx2-S-R-S-Px2-Rx2-Sx3-Px4-Qx2-Rx2-Q-R-Qx2-Px2-Sx2-R-S-Px2-Rx2-Q-Rx2-S-P-R-Sx2-P-Qx2-R-Q-Px2-R-Sx3-Px3-Qx2-R-Qx2-S-Rx2-Qx2-Px3-R-Sx3-R-Q-Rx2-Sx2-P-Q-R-Q-Px2.
  • Play HOP (T); receive ANTIBIOTIC SHOT.
  • Go (U).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Give ANTIBIOTIC SHOT (V).
  • Take JOKER (W).
  • JOKER on CANE; take PAPER 2/2 and JOKER KEY.
  • Use PAPER; take ROUTE SOLUTION (X).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use JOKER KEY (Y); take CANNON 2/2 and WEAPON SYMBOL 2/3 (Z).
  • Walk down.
  • Place CANNON; take HACKSAW (A).
  • Go left.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Use HACKSAW (B).
  • Go (C).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Take NAMEPLATE 2/4 (D).
  • Take LION RING and NAMEPLATE 3/4 (E).
  • Remove all boxes; take WEAPON SYMBOL 3/3 (F).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place WEAPON SYMBOL; solution (G).
  • Take GUN, ELECTRIC MOTOR 1/2 and SKULL EMBLEM (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Use LION RING; receive BALL (I).
  • Go left and forward.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place BALL; take ROLLER DISK (J).
  • Place SKULL EMBLEM; take ELECTRIC MOTOR 2/2 (K).
  • Place ROLLER DISK, BELT and ELECTRIC MOTOR (L).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Play random mini-game (M).
  • Take NAMEPLATE 4/4 (N).
  • Walk down.
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place NAMEPLATE and ROUTE SOLUTION; solution (O).
  • Take CODE (P).
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Place CODE. Enter 9 4 – 8. Take PIER KEY (Q).
  • Go (R).
  • Use PIER KEY (S).
  • Go (T).
  • Congratulations, you have completed Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum.

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