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  • This is the official guide for Grim Façade: The Black Cube.
  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: Children of the Dawn

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Read papers; take NOTEBOOK.
  • Talk; examine cube. Take BLACK CUBE (A).
  • Walk forward.
  • Give BLACK CUBE (B).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take BROKEN FAN KNIFE (C).
  • Examine BROKEN FAN KNIFE; solution (D).
  • Receive SHARP KNIFE.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take CARAMEL APPLE; use SHARP KNIFE 3x (E). Take DOOR FEATHER.
  • Examine CARAMEL APPLE; remove caramel and stick. Take RIPE APPLE.
  • Take WET MITTEN (F). Examine feather (G); examine any cup 2x. Take DOOR FEATHER (3/4).
  • Examine photo; take coins and DOOR FEATHER (3/4) (H). Use WET MITTEN (I); receive DOOR FEATHER (4/4).
  • Place DOOR FEATHER (4/4) (J).
  • Walk forward.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine scene 3x.
  • Solution (K).
  • Talk.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take WOODEN NEEDLE (L).
  • Examine locket (M); read note. Receive ALLEGRA’S LOCKET. Take SHIELD KEY (1/3).
  • Take RED THREAD and SHIELD KEY (2/3) (N).
  • Examine books (O).
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  • Solution (P).
  • Read book; take SHIELD KEY (3/3).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take APPLE TOKEN; place SHIELD KEY (3/3) (Q).
  • Play HOP; receive SPELL BOOK (R).
  • Read SPELL BOOK; solution (S). Take SPELL BOOK.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (T).
  • Walk left.
  • Examine scene; use SPELL BOOK on scene.
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  • Solution (U).
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  • Remove vines (V); take METAL HORSE AND NOTE (W).
  • Place METAL HORSE AND NOTE and APPLE TOKEN (X).

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
Grim Facade: The Black Cube

  • Solution (Y-Z).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place RIPE APPLE (A). Remove hay; take LIGHTER (B). Play HOP.
  • Examine (C). Use RED THREAD and WOODEN NEEDLE; use needle on holes (D).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Talk; take CITY MAP (E).
  • Use CITY MAP (F).
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  • Solution (G).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine scene.
  • Take LUCKY PLAYING CARD (1/2) (H).
  • Talk; take LUCKY PLAYING CARD (2/2) (I).
  • Read papers; take METAL GRAPES (1/3) (J). Place LUCKY PLAYING CARD (2/2).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (K).
  • Take coins.
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  • Talk (L). Play HOP; receive coins.
  • Buy HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS (M).
  • Examine firework (N); use HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE FIREWORKS.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use LIGHTER (O).
  • Walk left.
  • Take NOTE; read spell book (P).
  • Solution is random (Q).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Talk.
  • Take GARGOYLE PART (R); solution (S-T). Take SUN KEY (1/3) (U).
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  • Place GARGOYLE PART (U); receive SUN KEY (2/3). Read book (V); take ANGEL BRACELET.
  • Place ANGEL BRACELET; receive SUN KEY (3/3) (W).
  • Place SUN KEY (3/3) (X).
  • Walk right.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine scene.
  • Take METAL GRAPES (2/3), CREATURE SYMBOL (1/4), GARDENING SHEARS, and GATE KEY (1/4) (Y).
  • Use GARDENING SHEARS (Z); take GATE KEY (2/4).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take METAL GRAPES (3/3); examine key. Examine flowers (A).
  • Solution is random (B).
  • Take GATE KEY (3/4).
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  • Place METAL GRAPES (3/3) (C); open.
  • Use LIGHTER (D). Play HOP; receive GATE KEY (4/4) (E).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine (F); use GATE KEY (4/4).
  • Match keys (G); turn keys.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (H): G-J-N-L-B-C-B-C-B-N-Bx3-J-A-K-A-L-B-L-Bx3-K-Ax3-K.
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine scene.

Chapter 2: The Obelisk

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Select either option. Remove vines; talk.
  • Take CROWBAR (I).
  • Take EMPTY BUCKET (J); use CROWBAR on crates. Take THORNS (K). Place star (L); take coins (M).
  • Move bag; collect pieces (N). Take CELTIC ORNAMENT (1/2).
  • Walk down three times.
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  • Play HOP; receive coins and MYSTERIOUS VIAL (O).
  • Go to the Park.
  • Use MYSTERIOUS VIAL (P).
  • Place THORNS; take RUSTY DAGGER (Q). Use EMPTY BUCKET (R); receive BUCKET OF WATER.
  • Walk down twice.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use RUSTY DAGGER (S); receive SHARP DAGGER and coins.
  • Buy ROAP-AND-SOAP (T).
  • Examine ROAP-AND-SOAP; solution (U).
  • Take ROPE and SCENTED SOAP.
  • Go to the Park.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use SHARP DAGGER (V); receive CLOTH.
  • SCENTED SOAP and CLOTH on BUCKET OF WATER; take CLEANING KIT.
  • Walk forward.
  • Use CLEANING KIT (W).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (X): Ax3-Bx4-C-Dx6-Ex2-Fx4-G-Hx5. Arrange sliders as shown.
  • Take FORCE FIELD NOTE; take MIRROR OF TRUTH, GOLDEN ROSE, and AZURE BIRD.
  • Walk down.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Play HOP; receive CRESCENT SUN (Y).
  • Place GOLDEN ROSE; take GOLDEN GRAPES and BIRD OF TRUTH (1/2) (Z).
  • Walk down.
  • Place CRESCENT SUN (A); take RABBIT SYMBOL and BIRD OF TRUTH (2/2).
  • Walk down twice.
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  • Place AZURE BIRD (B); take GLOWING CRYSTAL.
  • BIRD OF TRUTH (2/2) and GLOWING CRYSTAL on MIRROR OF TRUTH.
  • Walk down.
  • Use FORCE FIELD NOTE and MIRROR OF TRUTH; solution (C).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take METAL ROOSTER; examine cube (D). Place RABBIT SYMBOL; take CREATURE SYMBOL (2/4).
  • Walk down.
  • Place GOLDEN GRAPES (E); take WINEGLASS.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place METAL ROOSTER (F); take ANIMAL SET.
  • Walk forward.
  • Play HOP; receive LION (G).
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  • Place ANIMAL SET; solution (H).
  • Place WINEGLASS (I); take PICTURE PART (J).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine (K); place PICTURE PART. Take PICTURE. Give PICTURE.
  • Walk down.
  • Place LION (L); take HANDLE.
  • Go to the Hall.
  • Examine scene.
  • Take CREATURE SYMBOL (3/4) (M); place ROPE and HANDLE (N).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take STATUE PLAQUE (O).
  • Go to the Field.
  • Place STATUE PLAQUE (P); take CREATURE SYMBOL (4/4).
  • Walk down twice.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place CREATURE SYMBOL (4/4); solution (Q).
  • Walk forward.
  • Take SCROLL (R).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take OWL EYE (S).
  • Place OWL EYE (T); receive BRASS.
  • Use SCROLL (U). Play HOP; receive PLASTER OF PARIS and BRASS SKULL.
  • BRASS SKULL on PLASTER OF PARIS; receive BRASS SKULL (1/2). Take CAST.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place CAST and BRASS (V). Use tongs (W); take BRASS SKULL (2/2).
  • Place BRASS SKULL (2/2) (X); take BOOK.
  • Read BOOK; receive OLD CITY MAP.
  • Go to the Field.
  • Use OLD CITY MAP (Y).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (Z).

Chapter 3: The Excavation Site

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine scene; take BOARD (1/6).
  • Take NET and BOARD (2/6) (B).
  • Remove ropes (C); take LOCK PART (1/2) and ROPE.
  • ROPE on NET.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use NET (D); receive FISH.
  • Give FISH (E). Move barrels; examine chest.
  • Take LOCK PART (2/2) (F).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place LOCK PART (2/2) (G); open.
  • Walk right.
  • Examine (H); receive PENCIL and NOTES.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Move rug; take FUSE (1/2), WOODEN HEAD, and BROOM (I). Use NOTES.
  • Solution (J): B-A-D-B-E-C.
  • Take MILLING CUTTER (1/3).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use BROOM (K).
  • Play HOP; receive FUSE (2/2) (L).
  • Take BEAR (M). Open (N); take MILLING CUTTER (2/3). Place FUSE (2/2); take BOLT.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place BEAR (O); take MILLING CUTTER (3/3).
  • Walk down.
  • Place handle and BOLT; take AXE and BOARD (3/6)-(4/6) (P).
  • Walk down.
  • Use AXE 2x; take BOARD (5/6). Use AXE 2x; take BOARD (6/6) (Q).
  • Go to the Chamber.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place WOODEN HEAD (R); take CELTIC ORNAMENT (2/2).
  • Go to Old Street.
  • Examine (S); place CELTIC ORNAMENT (2/2). Take BRIDGE BLUEPRINT.
  • Walk right.
  • Place MILLING CUTTER (3/3), BOARD (6/6), and BRIDGE BLUEPRINT (T).

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
Grim Facade: The Black Cube

  • Solution (U-V).
  • Receive BRIDGE BOARDS.
  • Walk down.
  • Place BRIDGE BOARDS (W).
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  • Solution (X).
  • Go forward.
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  • Talk.
  • Take TORCH (Y).
  • Lighter on TORCH; receive BURNING TORCH.
  • Open bag; take CAGE KEY (Z). Open tent (A); move boards. Take BIRD (1/3).
  • Use BURNING TORCH; take BOLT CUTTERS (B).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine (C); take PAGE PART (1/2). Use BOLT CUTTERS; place 2 stones on wheel (D).
  • Solution (E): dodge obstacles.
  • Place CAGE KEY; take RAT (1/2) (F).
  • Talk; take RAT (2/2).
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  • Place RAT (2/2) (G).
  • Walk forward.
  • Take PAGE PART (2/2) (H).
  • Take PIPE (1/3) (I). Move plants; use BOLT CUTTERS. Receive WIRE.
  • Examine WIRE; take KEY (1/3). Examine wire 2x; take HOOK.
  • Take BOOK (1/3) (J). Use HOOK; receive KEY (2/3).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take BOOK (2/3) (K); place PAGE PART (2/2).
  • Solution (L); take KEY (3/3).
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  • Use KEY (3/3) (M).
  • Go upstairs (N).
  • Take FIGURINE and BOOK (3/3) (O).
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  • Move curtain; take BIRD (2/3) (P).
  • Place FIGURINE (Q); take PIPE (2/3) (R).
  • Place BOOK (3/3) (S); solution (T).
  • Take BIRD (3/3).
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  • Place BIRD (3/3) (U).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Casual and Hard Solution (V).
  • Take FERTILIZER.
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  • Use FERTILIZER; take PIPE (3/3) (W).
  • Place PIPE (3/3) (X).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (Y): (B-D-C)-(B-D-C-E)-(B-D-C-E-F)-(B-D-C-E-F-H)-(B-D-C-E-F-H-G).
  • Take GLASS BIRD.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place GLASS BIRD; examine (Z). Take BRASS HOOK, RUBY, and BOOK.
  • Read BOOK; receive MAP.
  • Place RUBY; solution (A).
  • Take STAR HALF (1/2).
  • Walk down.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Use BRASS HOOK (B). Play HOP; take COIN and STAR HALF (2/2).
  • Walk down.
  • Talk.
  • Place STAR HALF (2/2) (C).
  • Walk right.
  • Examine (D).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Solution (E): (A-B)-(A-C)-(B-C)-(A-B)-(C-A)-(C-B)-(A-B).
  • Take MOLE and GARLIC.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Arrange (F); take DRAWING (1/4) (G).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take DRAWING (2/4) (H).
  • Take MEDALLION and DRAWING (3/4) (I). Place MOLE (J); open. Take DRAWING (4/4) and coins.
  • Walk down.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine (K). Place MEDALLION (L); take PICK.
  • Walk right.
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  • Use DRAWING (4/4) and PICK (M); play HOP.
  • Examine scene.
  • Talk (N).
  • Use MAP (O).
  • Walk forward.

Chapter 4: Allegra

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine scene.
  • Take TREE (P).
  • Move leaves; take OWL HALF and CLOVER (Q).
  • Walk down.
  • Place CLOVER (R); open. Take HEAD.
  • Walk forward.
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  • Place HEAD (S).
  • Move items; take THIEVES’ EYE, BOOK PART (1/3), coins, and FISH SKELETON (T).
  • Talk (U); take OWL HALF (2/2) (V).
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  • Place OWL HALF (2/2) (W); receive RAG.
  • Enter House.
  • Use RAG; take SQUASH, CARVING PART (1/3), and EGGPLANT (X).
  • Take SAFFRON (Y).
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  • Take CARVING PART (2/3) (Z). Talk; take RECIPE, PEPPER, and PLATE.
  • Walk down twice.
  • Place THIEVES’ EYE (A); open. Take DEER SKELETON.
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  • Place SAFFRON; take SPICES (B).
  • Go to the House.
  • Use RECIPE, GARLIC, EGGPLANT, SQUASH, PEPPER, and SPICES (C). Use PLATE; receive RAGOUT.
  • Give RAGOUT; take CARVING PART (3/3) (D).
  • Place CARVING PART (3/3) (E); take FROG.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place FROG (F); open.
  • Solution (1-3).
  • Take coins and AMULET.
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  • Give AMULET (G). Play HOP; take DEAD TREE.
  • Walk down.
  • Talk.
  • Place TREE; FISH SKELETON, DEAD TREE, and DEER SKELETON (H).
  • Walk forward.
  • Take BOOK PART (2/3) (I).
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  • Take METAL BRUSH (J).
  • Take HEART, coins, and STATUETTE (K).
  • METAL BRUSH on STATUETTE; receive CARVED HEART.
  • Open; remove moss. Place CARVED HEART (L); take BOOK PART (3/3) and TEAR.
  • BOOK PART (3/3) on STATUETTE; place pieces (M). Take ANGEL’S BOOK (1/2).
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  • Place HEART; take ANGEL’S BOOK (2/2) (N).
  • Go right.
  • Examine scene.
  • Talk; take PAPER (O).
  • Take TIARA. Place TEAR; take RAT (1/3) (P).
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Take WAX CANDLE and PRISM (Q).
  • Walk down.
  • Place TIARA (R); take FACE (S).
  • Walk right.
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  • Place FACE (T); take RAT PART (1/3).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Place PRISM; take STONE FEATHER (U).
  • Walk left.
  • Place WAX CANDLE; take SKULL (V).
  • Walk down.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Buy HERBICIDE (W).
  • Walk forward.
  • Place ANGEL’S BOOK (2/2) (X); use HERBICIDE. Examine; take RAT (2/3) (Y).
  • Walk right.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Place STONE FEATHER; solution (Z).
  • Take RAT PART (2/3).
  • Place SKULL (A); take RAT PART (3/3).
  • Go to the Excavation Site.
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
  • Examine (B); use PAPER and PENCIL. Take KINSHIP PROOF.
  • Go to the Burial Place.
  • Give KINSHIP PROOF; take SPELL (C).
  • RAT PART (3/3) on SPELL; arrange (D). Take RAT (3/3).
  • Go to the House.
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  • Talk (E). Play HOP; take RITUAL.
  • RAT (3/3) on RITUAL.
  • Go to Burial Place.
  • Use RITUAL (F).

Grim Facade: The Black Cube
Grim Facade: The Black Cube
Grim Facade: The Black Cube

  • Solution (G-I): select symbols as they move out of marked positions. Runes are random, but position is fixed.
  • Congratulations! You have completed Grim Facade: The Black Cube.

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