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Help Emma dig through the poisonous pieces of this family mystery and solve the case!

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Chapter 1: Beach

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (A). Play HOP. Select (A).
  • Select (B) 2x, select (B1).
  • Talk (C). Select (C1).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 1-4. Move 5-6. Place 7-8-9-10 as shown. Select 11-12-13-14. Select 15×6.
  • Open envelope and select twice.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Talk (D); take FLASHLIGHT (D1).
  • Use FLASHLIGHT (E). Play HOP; receive MEDALLION NECKLACE.
  • Go (F).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take MEDICAL INLAY (G).
  • Place MEDICAL INLAY and select; take MEDICAL BAG and PANEL CARD (H).
  • Open MEDICAL BAG; get COTTON SWAB and DNA SOLUTION.
  • Use PANEL CARD (I).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution: 2-3-6-4-1-2-3-4. Select (6).
  • Return to Shark Cliff Bay.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Open (J).
  • Use COTTON SWAB (K); receive SAMPLE TUBE. Take TIME OF DEATH (L).
  • Go (K1).
  • Enter 468 (M).
  • Use DNA SOLUTION and SAMPLE TUBE (N); select (O).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution (Px1-Qx2-Rx3-Sx4-Tx5); receive DNA RESULT.
  • Select (U).

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Select 6x (V). Solution (1-6)-(2-8)-(3-9)-(4-6)-(5-7).
  • Solution: fill (W-X-Y). Solution is random. Example (Z). Complete twice to solve.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Talk (A); take MARK’S WALLET (B).
  • Open MARK’S WALLET; take ELLENA’S LOVE LETTER and STICKER CARD.
  • Take HOT COFFEE (C).
  • Use HOT COFFEE (D); receive SUN STICKER.
  • Use SUN STICKER and STICKER CARD (E). Play HOP; receive ELLENA’S ROOM KEY.
  • Use ELLENA’S ROOM KEY (F).
  • Go (G).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Talk (H); take KEY CARD (I).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use KEY CARD (J).
  • Go (K) to play HOP.
  • Select 2x (L); select 2x (M) drag to (N); select and drag to (O).
  • Take EPI KIT (O).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Go (P).
  • Use EPI KIT (Q).
  • Select R-S-T-U.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use DNA RESULT (V).
  • Select 2x (W) and place on (X). Select 2x to take SUSPICIOUS LIPSTICK (X1).
  • Use SUSPICIOUS LIPSTICK (V).
  • Select (Y).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Place MEDALLION NECKLACE (A), TIME OF DEATH (B), and ELLENA’S LOVE LETTER (C).
  • Solution (B-D-2)-(B-D-1)-(B-D-3)-2.
  • Take MARK’S SMALL FACTORY (E).
  • Go (F).

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Select 6x (G). Solution (1-9)-(2-6)-(3-7)-(4-8)-(5-10).
  • Talk (H); take SURVEILLANCE KIT (I).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Open SURVEILLANCE KIT; get SPY KIT and LOCK PICKS.
  • Select 2x (J); use SPY KIT (K).
  • Select 2x (L).
  • Use LOCK PICKS (K). Select 2-4-5-3-1.
  • Go (M).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select all (N).
  • Take GRABBER (O).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (P); use Smartphone and GRABBER; receive DOG COOKIES.
  • Go (Q).
  • Use DOG COOKIES (R); receive DISPOSABLE CAMERA.
  • Open DISPOSABLE CAMERA; get UNDEVELOPED FILM.
  • Take PHONE CARD and HEART TOKEN (S).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (T); use PHONE CARD (U); take ENCRYPTED PHONE and COIN TOKEN (V).
  • Go (W).
  • Select 2x (X).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • USE COIN TOKEN and HEART TOKEN.
  • Solution (select A: down-left-up-left-up-right-down-left)-(select B: up-right-down-right-down-left-up-right).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (C); take USB CABLE (D).
  • Use USB CABLE (E); use ENCRYPTED PHONE (F).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution (F1): (6-2-7)-(9-1-7)-(1-5-3)-(3-6-1)-(4-1-8).
  • View code (G).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (H).
  • Enter 85147 (I).
  • Select 2x (J).
  • Go (K).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 4x (L).
  • Solution (R-Q)-(M-R)-(N-R)-(O-T)-(P-S).

Chapter 2: Warehouse

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (A); get EMERGENCY BAG.
  • Open EMERGENCY BAG; get GLASS BREAKER. Use Smartphone and UNDEVELOPED FILM on EMERGENCY BAG.
  • Use GLASS BREAKER (B).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take UNDEVELOPED FILM, FLASHLIGHT, and SMARTPHONE (C).
  • Select 2x (D).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use FLASHLIGHT (E); take AIR PUMP and OLD PARASOL (F); select 6x and take POCKET KNIFE (G).
  • Open OLD PARASOL; get INFLATABLE BUOY.
  • Use INFLATABLE BUOY and AIR PUMP (H). Play HOP (H1); receive SET OF WRENCHES.
  • Open SET OF WRENCHES; use POCKET KNIFE; receive TAPE.
  • Open OLD PARASOL; use SET OF WRENCHES; receive CLIMBING POLES 2/2.
  • Go (I).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use CLIMBING POLES (J).
  • Solution (Kx2-L)-(M-Nx2)-(Ox2-Px2).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Play HOP. Drag (Q) to (R); receive BRIEFCASE.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (S); take NOTE and CAR INLAY (T).
  • Open NOTE; take SD CARD.
  • Use TAPE (S).
  • Use CAR INLAY (U).
  • Select (V).

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Select (W)-(X)-(Y)-(Zx2); use SD CARD (Z1).
  • Select tiles according to solved image (A).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (B); receive briefcase code 482.
  • Open BRIEFCASE; enter 482; take STRANGE PHOTO and PLAN OF WAREHOUSE.
  • Go (C).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 5x (D).
  • Solution (1-6)-(2-7)-(3-5)-(4-6).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use POCKET KNIFE; get CLOSED LADDER and PLIERS (E).
  • Take BIKE HORN (F); use PLIERS (G); select (H); select and get MAGNET (I).
  • Use MAGNET; receive LADDER PINS (J).
  • Open CLOSED LADDER; use LADDER PINS; receive OPENED LADDER.
  • Use OPENED LADDER and go (K).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take SAW HANDLE (L).
  • Use BIKE HORN (M); use SAW HANDLE (N).
  • Take METAL ROD (O).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use METAL ROD (P). Play HOP (P1); receive LIQUID ACID.
  • Go (Q).
  • Use LIQUID ACID (R).
  • Go (S).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take BASEBALL BAT (A).
  • Use POCKET KNIFE, select, use BASEBALL BAT (B); take VALVE and CRANK (C).
  • Use CRANK (D).
  • Use VALVE (E).
  • Select (F).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution: 4-3-1-4.
  • Take BOLT CUTTERS (G); select 2x and take LEVER (H).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use BOLT CUTTERS (I); select 2x (J); select 2x (K); get STAN’S WALLET (L).
  • Open STAN’S WALLET; take KEY CARD and PIECE OF PHOTO.
  • Use KEY CARD (M).
  • Go (N).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use LEVER (O); select (P).
  • Take ENVELOPE (Q).
  • Open ENVELOPE; get BANKNOTES.
  • Use BANKNOTES (R); use UNDEVELOPED FILM (S); select (T).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution is random. Solved image (U).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take PHOTO OF STAN and CAR FRESHENER (V).
  • Walk back.
  • Use CAR FRESHENER and PHOTO OF STAN (W).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Get OLD RAG (A).
  • Get ROPE (B).
  • Get HOOK (C).
  • Open HOOK; use ROPE; receive HOOK ON A ROPE.
  • Use HOOK ON A ROPE (D); receive POCKET KNIFE.
  • Use POCKET KNIFE (E).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 2x and take HAMMER (F).
  • Use OLD RAG and HAMMER; select and take PALLET HANDLE (G).
  • Use PALLET HANDLE (H).
  • Select 3x (I).
  • Use POCKET KNIFE and Smartphone (J).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • See solved image (K).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Receive UNCHARGED PHONE.
  • Take DIRTY GLASSES, CORKSCREW and GREEN LEMON 1/2 (L).
  • Select 4x (M).
  • Take GREEN LEMON 2/2 (N); use DIRTY GLASSES (O); select (P); take CLEAN GLASSES (O); use CORKSCREW (Q); take COCKTAIL SHAKER and SLEEPING PILLS (R).
  • Select (S).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution (T-W-T-Y-V-X-U-Y).
  • Take WHITE RUM (W).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use COCKTAIL SHAKER, GREEN LEMONS, CLEAN GLASSES, SLEEPING PILLS, and WHITE RUM (1). Select 2-3-4-5-6-5-7-7-1; use POCKET KNIFE (1). Drag 1 to 5, select 5. Take SPICED DAIQUIRIES (8).
  • Use SPICED DAIQUIRIES (A); select 2x (B). Play HOP (B2); take KITCHEN KEY.
  • Use KITCHEN KEY (C).
  • Go (D).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Drag (E) to (F).
  • Solution: fill (G-H-I). Solution is random. Example (J). Complete twice to solve.

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Select 2x (K); take ELLENA’S ROOM KEY (L). Use POCKET KNIFE and take CROWBAR and LEATHER GLOVES (M).
  • Select 3x each and take WOOD PEGS 2/2 (N).
  • Use CROWBAR (O); use WOOD PEGS and LEATHER GLOVES (P).
  • Solution: select 8x anywhere when (Q) is inside (R).
  • Use CROWBAR and go (S).

Chapter 3: Ellena’s Room

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Select and use ELLENA’S ROOM KEY (A).
  • Go (B).
  • Talk (C).
  • Select 2x and take BELT (D).
  • Use BELT (E).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (F). Take DRAWER KEY, WALKIE TALKIE and NOTE (G).
  • Open NOTE; take SPECIAL TOKENS 2/2 and MAP TO THE DOCKS.
  • Use DRAWER KEY (H); take SPARE BATTERY and ELLENA’S DIARY CLOSED (I).
  • Open UNCHARGED PHONE, select 3x, use SPARE BATTERY; receive Smartphone.
  • Open ELLENA’S DIARY CLOSED; use POCKET KNIFE.

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Solution: 1-(Jx3). 2-(Kx2). 3-(Lx1). 4-(Mx3). 5-(Nx2). 6-(Ox3). 7-(Px3). 8-(Qx2). 9-(Rx1). 10(Sx3).
  • Solution: 11-(A). 12-(Bx3). 13-(Cx3). 14-(Dx2). 15-(E). 16-(Fx3). 17-(Gx2). 18-(Hx1). 19-(Ix3). 20-(Jx2). 21-(K). 22-(Lx1).
  • Solved image (M).
  • Solution (V): 23-(Nx1). 24-(Ox3). 25-(Px3). 26-(Qx3). 27-(Rx1). 28-(Sx3). 29-(Tx2). 30-(Ux3).
  • Solution (W): 31-(A). 32-(Bx1). 33-(C). 34-(Dx3). 35-(Ex2). 36-(Fx1). 37-(Gx2). 38-(Hx1).
  • Solved image (X).
  • Take PHOTO OF STAN’S ROOM, ANOTHER PIECE OF PHOTO, and BRILLIANT PINS (I).
  • Select (J).
  • Use BRILLIANT PINS (K); solution: 3-2-4-1-5.
  • Select (L).

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Open STRANGE PHOTO; use PIECE OF PHOTO and ANOTHER PIECE OF PHOTO; get TWELVE SYMBOLS.
  • Use TWELVE SYMBOLS (M); play HOP. Take LEDGER, EMPTY REVOLVER, and BULLETS (N).
  • Open LEDGER; take USB CONFESSION.
  • Open EMPTY REVOLVER; use BULLETS; take GUN.
  • Use GUN (O).
  • Go (P).
  • Select all (Q).
  • Take TAPE (R).
  • Take SHIRT (S).
  • Open SHIRT; get FOUNTAIN PEN.
  • Open FOUNTAIN PEN; take INK CARTRIDGE.
  • Use USB CONFESSION (T); select (U).
  • Solution: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-(10 on 11)-12-(13 on 14)-15-(16 on 17)-18-19-(20 on 21)-22-23-(24 on 25)-26-27.

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Receive code.
  • Select (V); select (V1).
  • Use INK CARTRIDGE and TAPE (W); receive FINGERPRINT.
  • Use FINGERPRINT and enter 0612 (X); get PADLOCK KEY 3 and FOLDER (Y).
  • Open FOLDER; get GARAGE CODE.
  • Go (Z).
  • Select 7x (A).
  • Solution (11-13)-(1-12)-(2-14)-(3-10)-(4-8)-(5-9)-(6-7).
  • Take PADLOCK KEY 2 (B); use GARAGE CODE and enter sequence (C).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take PADLOCK KEY 1 (D).
  • Use PADLOCK KEY 2 (E); select (F); use PADLOCK KEY 3 and PADLOCK KEY 1 (E). Play HOP (F1); receive CAR MANUAL.
  • Open CAR MANUAL; get IGNITION WIRE COLORS.
  • Use POCKET KNIFE (G).
  • Use IGNITION WIRE COLORS and POCKET KNIFE then select (H).
  • Select (I); use MAP TO THE DOCKS (J).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take PLANK 1/2 and OLD SHOE (K).
  • Use SPECIAL TOKENS 2/2 (M).
  • Take PLANK 2/2 and JAR OF NAILS (L).
  • Use PLANKS 2/2, JAR OF NAILS, and OLD SHOE (N).
  • Go (O).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take BOLT CUTTERS, EMPTY CAN, GAS HOSE, and HARPOON GUN (P).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use BOLT CUTTERS and select (Q). Play HOP (Q1); receive SHIP HELM INLAY.
  • Go right.
  • Use SHIP HELM INLAY; select 2x take MAP OF THE BAY; select 8x take BILLS; take SPEEDBOAT KEY and STARTING SEQUENCE (R).
  • Walk back.
  • Use GAS HOSE (S); use BILLS (T); use EMPTY CAN and take FUEL CAN (U).
  • Go right.

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Use FUEL CAN (V).
  • Use SPEEDBOAT KEY (W); use MAP OF THE BAY (X); use STARTING SEQUENCE (Y); select 2-1-3-4.
  • Solution: (Bx2)-(Ax4)-(Bx2-Ax2-Bx3).

Chapter 4: Yacht

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 2x (A); take WIRE GARROTE (B).
  • Use WIRE GARROTE (C).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select and take SKULL (D); take CABIN 45 KEY and EMPTY WALKIE TALKIE (E).
  • Select 4x and take DISPLAY CODE (F).
  • Open EMPTY WALKIE TALKIE; get EMPTY BATTERIES.
  • Select 2x and use DISPLAY CODE; enter 4837 and select 4x (G).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution: (1-2-3)-(4-5-6)-(7-8-9)-(10-11-12). Solved image (K).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Talk (L).
  • Go (M).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select (N); select (O).
  • Take CARDBOARD HOOK (P); use CABIN 45 KEY (Q).
  • Go (R).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take GLOVES (S).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select and use GLOVES (T), select.
  • Use POCKET KNIFE and select; use POCKET KNIFE and take RED WIRE (U).
  • Return to Storage.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use CARDBOARD HOOK and take RECTANGULAR INLAY (V).
  • Go forward.
  • Use RECTANGULAR INLAY and select (W); take BLOWN FUSE (X).
  • Open BLOWN FUSE; use RED WIRE; receive REPAIRED FUSE.
  • Use REPAIRED FUSE and select (X).
  • Go (Y).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use POCKET KNIFE and select (Z). Play HOP (Z).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take GAS MASKS (E).
  • Open GAS MASKS; take 2x SKULL.
  • Return to Storage.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Talk (E).
  • Use GAS MASKS (F); take SPECIAL TILE (G).
  • Return to The Henchman’s Room.
  • Use SPECIAL TILE (H).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Solution is random. See solved image (I).
  • Select 1-3-2-4 (I).
  • Take BATTERY CHARGER and SKULL (K).
  • Exit cabinet.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use 4x SKULLS (L). Take WRENCH and EMPTY TABLET DIARY (M). Use BATTERY CHARGER and EMPTY BATTERIES and take CHARGED BATTERIES (N).
  • Open EMPTY WALKIE TALKIE; use CHARGED BATTERIES; receive TWO WALKIE TALKIES.
  • Use EMPTY TABLET DIARY and select (O).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 1. All solutions are random. See solved image (P). Select 2x (S).
  • Select 2; solved image (Q). Select 2x (T).
  • Select 3; solved image (R).
  • Go (U).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 3x (V). Solution: (1-4)-(2-3).
  • Walk back.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Select 2x (W).
  • Take MAP OF THE GUARDS (X).
  • Return to Storage.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use WRENCH, take LIQUID NITROGEN and SLEEPING GAS TANK 1/2 (A).
  • Use LIQUID NITROGEN and WRENCH (B). Play HOP; receive SLEEPING GAS TANK 2/2.
  • Use SLEEPING GAS TANKS, MAP OF THE GUARDS and TWO WALKIE TALKIES (C).
  • Return to Ship’s Hallway.
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Use MAP OF THE GUARDS (D).
  • See solved image (E).
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
  • Take BATTERY DRILL and SCREW JACK BOX (F).
  • Open BATTERY DRILL; use SCREW JACK BOX; receive BATTERY DRILL WITH SCREWDRIVER.
  • Use BATTERY DRILL WITH SCREWDRIVER and take AXE (G).
  • Use AXE and select (H). Take OIL CAN, AIR HANDLING KEY, and METAL BRUSH (I).
  • Use AIR HANDLING KEY (J).
  • Use OIL CAN and METAL BRUSH (K); select (L); use WRENCH (M). Select both and use SLEEPING GAS TANKS (N). Use WRENCH (M); select (L).

Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises
Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises

  • Take SCUBA INLAY (M).
  • Place SCUBA INLAY and take HARPOON GUN (N).
  • Use HARPOON GUN (O).
  • Solution: fill (P-Q-R). Solution is random. Example (S). Complete 3x to solve.
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Family Mysteries: Poisonous Promises!

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