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General Tips

  • This is the official guide for Grim Facade: The Message.
  • 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: Madame Esperance

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  • Take BULL KEY (A).
  • Read; take CROCODILE KEY (B).
  • Remove leaves; take EAGLE KEY (C).
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  • Take SPONGE (D); place BULL KEY, EAGLE KEY, and CROCODILE KEY.
  • Solution (E).
  • Take SUN.
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  • Examine (F).
  • Solution (G).
  • Place SUN (H); examine.
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  • Solution (I).
  • Go through window.
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  • Talk; take SNAKE HEAD (1/3) (J).
  • Examine scene 8x.
  • Take TRAY and PHOTOS (K).
  • Examine PHOTOS; take PAPER CLIP.
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  • Use SPONGE (L); receive SOAPY SPONGE. Examine (M).
  • Solution (N).
  • Examine (O); sharpen screwdriver (P). Receive SCREWDRIVER.
  • Examine TRAY. Examine bread; take BUTTERFLY KEY (1/2). Turn tray; use SOAPY SPONGE. Take MIRROR.
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  • Use SCREWDRIVER; open (Q). Place key (R).
  • Solution (S).
  • Take WEDDING RING and LOCKPICK PARTS.
  • PAPER CLIP on LOCKPICK PARTS; take LOCKPICK.
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  • Examine (T). Use MIRROR; examine.
  • Use LOCKPICK (U).
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  • Solution (V).
  • Exit cell.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Remove note. Solution (W): B-Ax5-Bx2-Ax2-Bx2-A.
  • Play HOP; receive KEYS (X).
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  • Use KEYS; turn (Y-Z). Open door.
  • Walk forward.
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  • Examine scene 2x.
  • Solution is random (A).
  • Take SNAKE HEAD (2/3) and WEDDING RING (B).
  • Combine 2 WEDDING RINGS; take CABINET KEY.
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  • Use PHOTOS; solution (C).
  • Take SNAKE HEAD (3/3).
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  • Use CABINET KEY (D); turn. Read book (E); take RAVEN.
  • Take CRYSTAL BALL (F). Examine 3x; take PRISM OF SOULS.
  • Turn CRYSTAL BALL 2x (G); examine.
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  • Take RAVEN (2/3) (H).
  • Place SNAKE HEAD (3/3); open. Take SCREWDRIVER and RAVEN (3/3) (I).
  • RAVEN (3/3) on PRISM OF SOULS.
  • Use Prism of Souls (J).
  • Solution is random (K).
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  • Talk; play HOP (L).
  • Talk (M).
  • Open; examine (N). Take ADDRESS. Open; examine recorder (O). Take money (P).
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  • Talk (Q).
  • Walk left.
  • Use ADDRESS (R); examine. Select ‘Buy’.

Chapter 2: The Town Square

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  • Examine (S).
  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (T).
  • Take BUTTON (1/3) and money (U).
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  • Examine (V); buy batteries. Press button; take BATTERIES.
  • Take KNIFE (W).
  • Take FLASHLIGHT COMPASS (X); use KNIFE 3x. Remove cover; examine.
  • Remove cloth; take HANDLE (1/3). Use SCREWDRIVER 4x (Y); examine. Take CROWBAR.
  • BATTERIES on FLASHLIGHT COMPASS.
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  • Use CROWBAR and FLASHLIGHT COMPASS (Z).
  • Go forward.
  • Solution (A).
  • Casual: Bx2-C-Ax3-C-B.
  • Hard: A-C-Bx3-C-B-Cx2-Ax2-B-A-Bx2.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Take PITCHER and UV LIGHTBULB (B).
  • UV LIGHTBULB on FLASHLIGHT COMPASS.
  • Examine (C).
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  • Use FLASHLIGHT COMPASS (D); examine (E).
  • Enter code (F); examine papers.
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  • Play HOP; receive KEY (G).
  • Use KEY (H).
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  • Solution (I): (A-B)-(B-C)-(D-E).
  • Examine (J).
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  • Solution (K): (J-N)-(K-M)-(J-I)-(J-G)-(L-K)-(I-H).
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  • Examine (L).
  • Talk; use KNIFE (M). Take PASS.
  • Walk down.
  • Use PASS (N).
  • Walk forward.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Take BUTTON (2/3), EYE (1/3), and money (O).
  • Take BUTTON (3/3) and FISHING LINE (P). Place PITCHER; pull lever (Q). Take PITCHER OF WATER.
  • Open; take money (R).
  • Walk down, then left.
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  • Buy PADLOCK (S).
  • Walk down, then forward.
  • Place PADLOCK (T).
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  • Place BUTTON (3/3); solution (U).
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine scene.
  • Examine elevator (V).
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  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (W).
  • Take BIRD KEY, newspapers, and UMBRELLA (X).
  • Pour PITCHER OF WATER (Y); take FLOAT.
  • Solution (Z).
  • Receive PIN.
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  • Examine purse (A). Play HOP; receive SCISSORS.
  • Examine FISHING LINE 2x; use SCISSORS. Receive STRING.
  • Examine UMBRELLA 3x; use STRING, FLOAT, and PIN; take FISHING ROD.
  • Solution (B).
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  • Use FISHING ROD.
  • Solution (C).
  • Receive JULIANNA’S PASS.
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  • Use JULIANNA’S PASS (D); select (E).
  • Examine scene 3x.
  • Take TAPE (F); remove papers. Take HANDLE (2/3) and money.
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  • Examine (G).
  • Open wallet; take ID and KEY (H).
  • Open; take money and HANDLE (3/3) (I).
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  • Examine; take SHOEHORN (J). Place HANDLE (3/3); open. Examine.
  • Go through window.
  • Solution (K): dodge lights. Solution is random.

Chapter 3: The Museum

Grim Facade: The Message
  • Examine scene.
  • Take KEY PART (L). Use SHOEHORN (M); receive HANDLE.
  • KEY PART on KEY.
  • Use KEY (N); open.
  • Enter Hallway.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Take EYE (2/3) (O). Move magnet (P); receive NOTE. Use HANDLE (Q); open.
  • Open jar; take FAT (R). Take CAKE SHOVEL (S).
  • Use FAT (T); open. Take TEAR GAS. Unfold crane; receive NOTE (1/3).
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  • Take BUTTERFLY KEY (2/2) (U); open. Play HOP; receive NOTE (2/3).
  • Walk down.
  • Place BUTTERFLY KEY (2/2) (V); open. Take NOTE (3/3).
  • NOTE (3/3) on NOTE; arrange (W). Use TAPE.
  • Walk right.
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  • Take money (X); use NOTE.
  • Solution (Y): A-Dx2-B-C-B.
  • Go forward.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (Z).
  • Take money. Use CAKE SPATULA; take WAND (A).
  • Take EYE (3/3) (B).
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  • Solution (C).
  • Take CONCH (D), money, letter, and SNOWFLAKE KEY (E).
  • Walk down.
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  • Place SNOWFLAKE KEY (F); open. Take CASKET.
  • Play HOP; receive WING KEY (G).
  • WING KEY on CASKET; open. Take SCOOP and COMPUTER MOUSE.
  • Walk down.
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  • Use SCOOP (H); receive SEEDS.
  • Place EYE (3/3) (I); examine (J).
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  • Solution (K).
  • Open; take money and FLASH DRIVE.
  • Walk right, then left.
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  • Give SEEDS (L); receive POWER BUTTON.
  • Place COMPUTER MOUSE and POWER BUTTON (M).

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  • Solution (N-O): Symbol order and locations are randomized.
  • Use FLASH DRIVE (P); scroll down. Receive JULIANNA’S NUMBER.
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  • Examine scene; use JULIANNA’S NUMBER (Q). Take money (R); buy WAND HANDLE (S).
  • WAND HANDLE on WAND.
  • Give WAND (T).
  • Go forward.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Take KEY BIRD (2/2) (U).
  • Give CONCH (V); receive BONE.
  • Place BONE (W); take money and STARFISH SYMBOL (X).
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  • Take MOON KEY (Y); solution (Z). Examine lock.
  • Play HOP; receive SPONGE SYMBOL (A).
  • Walk down.
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  • Place BIRD KEY (2/2) (B); open. Take TURTLE SYMBOL.
  • Walk left.
  • Examine (C); place STARFISH SYMBOL, SPONGE SYMBOL, and TURTLE SYMBOL. Open door.
  • Go left.
  • Use TEARGAS (D); solution is random.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (E).
  • Take FISH KEY (F).
  • Examine door; take MEDALLION PART (1/3) (G).
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  • Take money and KEY (H).
  • Open; take money and VALVE (1/3) (I).
  • Walk down.
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  • Play HOP; receive MEDALLION PART (2/3) (J).
  • Place FISH KEY (K); open. Take money and FIRE EXTINGUISHER (L).
  • Walk left.
  • Use FIRE EXTINGUISHER; take MEDALLION PART (3/3) (M).
  • Walk down twice.
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  • Buy GLUE (N).
  • MEDALLION PART (3/3) on KEY; arrange (O). Use GLUE.
  • Go left twice.
  • Use KEY (P); open.
  • Walk forward.
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  • Take money and KEY SHOWCASE (Q).
  • Take VALVE (2/3) (R).
  • Solution is random (S); take COMPASS ROSE and NECKLACE (1/2).
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  • Take money; move items. Take NECKLACE (2/2) (T).
  • Walk down.
  • Place KEY SHOWCASE; open. Take EMPTY BOTTLE (U).
  • Walk down.
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  • Place NECKLACE (2/2) (V); take VALVE (3/3) (W).
  • Walk left, then forward.
  • Place VALVE (3/3) (X).
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  • Solution (Y).
  • Casual: B-F-C-E-F-G-A-C-D-B.
  • Hard: A-F-G-D-Bx2-F-C-E-F-G-A-C-D-B.
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  • Use EMPTY BOTTLE (Z); receive FILLED BOTTLE.
  • Use FILLED BOTTLE (A).
  • Take ADDRESS: MORDAMO HARBOR and SYMBOL J (B).
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  • Go to Taxi (C).
  • Use ADDRESS: MORDAMO HARBOR (D); examine. Select ‘Buy’.

Chapter 4: Mordamo Harbor

Grim Facade: The Message
  • Examine scene.
  • Give SYMBOL J; take SPEARGUN ARROW (E).
  • Take BLOWTORCH (F); place COMPASS ROSE.
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  • Play HOP; receive SPEARGUN (G).
  • SPEARGUN ARROW on SPEARGUN.
  • Use SPEARGUN. Solution (H): stop marker over net.
  • Take LUCKY SHELL.
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  • Give LUCKY SHELL (I); solution is random.
  • Take BONE (J).
  • Give BONE (K).
  • Go forward.
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  • Talk; take VAULT KEY (L).
  • Use VAULT KEY (M); open.
  • Take KNIFE (N). Open crates; take CAN OPENER. Collect bottles, grains, and vegetables; take FOOD.
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  • Give FOOD; take DISHES (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Use KNIFE; take BAR TRAY (P).
  • Examine BAR TRAY; use BLOWTORCH and DISHES.
  • Walk right.
  • Use BAR TRAY on scene.
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  • Solution (Q).
  • Receive EMPTY TRAY.
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  • Give EMPTY TRAY (R); take ADDRESS: FOREST and money.
  • Go to Taxi.
  • Use ADDRESS: FOREST (S); examine. Select ‘Buy’.
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  • Examine scene.
  • Open latches; open box. Take HANDCUFFS and HAND KEY (T).
  • Remove police tape (U); open.
  • Walk forward.
  • Examine scene.
  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (V).
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  • Examine plant; take MOUSE (W).
  • Place HAND KEY; take GUN and WIRE CUTTERS (X).
  • Solution (Y); take HORN (1/2).
  • Walk down.
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  • Play HOP; receive GRINDSTONE (Z).
  • Place ladder (A).
  • Use WIRE CUTTERS (B); take SAW BLADE.
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  • Place ladder (C).
  • Give MOUSE; take HORN (2/2) (D).
  • HORN (2/2) on SAW BLADE; take RUSTY SAW.
  • Place GRINDSTONE; turn handle (E). Use RUSTY SAW; receive SHARP SAW.
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  • Use SHARP SAW 3x (F); open.
  • Use GUN (G).
  • Go forward.
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  • Open door. Use HANDCUFFS (H); take CIRCUIT TILE (1/3) (I).
  • Play HOP; receive LATEX GLOVES (J).
  • Take WINDOW KEY (K); place MOON KEY. Open; take CIRCUIT TILE (2/3) (L).
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  • Take CIRCUIT TILE (3/3) (M). Use LATEX GLOVES; place CIRCUIT TILE (3/3).
  • Solution (N).
  • Pull handle; take CROWBAR.
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  • Remove wires (O); use CROWBAR.
  • Go forward.
  • Take WINDOW KEY (P).
  • Take STETHOSCOPE (Q). Place bone and 2 WINDOW KEYS (R); open.
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  • Use Prism of Souls; solution is random (S).
  • Use STETHOSCOPE (T).
  • Solution is random (U).
  • Open; take money and VIDEOTAPE.
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  • Take HANDKERCHIEF and money (V).
  • Go to Taxi.
  • Examine (W); select ‘Buy’.
  • Remove papers; take BADGE KEY (X).
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  • Place BADGE KEY (Y). Open; take AMMONIA (Z).
  • CAN OPENER and HANDKERCHIEF on AMMONIA; take AMMONIA HANDKERCHIEF.
  • Use AMMONIA HANDKERCHIEF (A).
  • Take TV REMOTE (B).
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  • Use TV REMOTE and VIDEO TAPE (C).
  • Solution (D): stop symbols inside target.
  • Congratulations! You have completed Grim Facade: The Message.

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