Welcome to the Grim Tales: Guest from the Future Walkthrough

A surprise visitor brings news of a grievous future!

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  • 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: Mansion

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Receive BILLY’S BAG.
  • Take CANE (A).
  • Use CANE (B); receive MAIL BADGE.
  • Place MAIL BADGE and look at letter; take NUMBER and HAIRPIN (C).
  • Use HAIRPIN (D).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (Hx2-Gx1-Jx2-Ex1-M). Completed image (N).
  • Enter (O).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Talk (P).
  • Take OCTOPUS AMULET and COSMETIC BAG (Q).
  • Place OCTOPUS AMULET; take PHOTOS 1/5 and LAMP (R).
  • Use LAMP (S). Play HOP; receive MONOGRAM B.
  • MONOGRAM B on BILLY’S BAG; take BRANDON’S STATUETTE and BOX BUTTON.
  • Place BOX BUTTON (T); take BILLY’S STATUETTE (U).
  • Place BRANDON’S STATUETTE and BILLY’S STATUETTE (V); take ISABELLA’S BRACELET and DOG TOY (W).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Give DOG TOY (X); take GRAY’S EMBLEM (Y).
  • GRAY’S EMBLEM on COSMETIC BAG; take COIN and POCKET KNIFE.
  • Use COIN; take MAGNET HANDLE (Z).
  • Go (Z1).
  • Use MAGNET HANDLE (Z2).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (1-12).
  • Go (A).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (B); receive PHOTOS 2/5.
  • Use POCKET KNIFE (C); receive NECKLACE.
  • Use COIN (D); receive NET.
  • Use NECKLACE; take NUMBER (E).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use NET (F); receive BILLY’S MEDAL.
  • Place BILLY’S MEDAL; take PICTURE PART and NAMEPLATE PART (G).
  • Go (H).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place PICTURE PART; take MONOGRAM G (I).
  • MONOGRAM G on BILLY’S BAG; take PHOTOS 3/5 and GARAGE CODE.
  • Walk down twice.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place two NUMBERS and GARAGE CODE; select (589456) (I). Play HOP; receive STAR AMULET.
  • Go to Billy’s Study.
  • Place STAR AMULET; take NAMEPLATE PART (J).
  • Walk down twice.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place two NAMEPLATE PARTS (K); take GOLDEN FEATHER, PHOTOS 4/5 and SAFE DIAL (L).
  • Go to Billy’s Study.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place SAFE DIAL; take BOOK CLUE (M).
  • Place BOOK CLUE; arrange as shown (N); take PHOTOS 5/5 and LONG BOLT (O).
  • Place PHOTOS 5/5 (P). Play HOP; receive WEDDING ALBUM.
  • Walk down.
  • Give WEDDING ALBUM (Q).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take CARRIAGE KEY (R).
  • Use CARRIAGE KEY; take TILE and REPAIR SIGN (S).
  • Place REPAIR SIGN; take PLIERS, BROKEN JACK, and RUBBER GLOVE (T).
  • Use RUBBER GLOVE; take PHYTOLAMP and METAL JACK PART (U).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place PHYTOLAMP (V). Play HOP; receive LEMON.
  • METAL JACK PART and LONG BOLT on BROKEN JACK; take REPAIRED JACK.
  • Use REPAIRED JACK and go (W).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (X); receive POCKET WATCH.
  • Use POCKET KNIFE (Y); receive TILE.
  • Take MUSIC NOTE 1/3 (Y1).
  • Place two TILES (Z).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (1-8).
  • Take BIRD ORNAMENT.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use LEMON (A); take MUSIC NOTE 2/3 (B).
  • Use PLIERS (C); receive TREE AMULET.
  • Place BIRD ORNAMENT (D); take SHOVEL (E).
  • Place TREE AMULET; take WIRE CUTTER (F).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use WIRE CUTTER (G); receive MUSIC NOTE 3/3.
  • Use SHOVEL; take KNOB (H).
  • Place KNOB (I); take PIN and DRAWER HANDLE (J).
  • Go (K).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place MUSIC NOTE 3/3 (L). Play HOP; receive ROSE 1/2.
  • Walk down.
  • PIN on POCKET WATCH; take ROSE 2/2.
  • Place ROSE 2/2 (M).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (@1): (Ex2-Ax3-E-Cx7-Ax2-Cx6-B-Cx2-Ax7-Dx2-Bx2-Ax3-Bx5-Ex3-Ax7-Bx6-A).
  • Enter (O).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take BALLERINA FIGURINE, BRIDE’S DIARY, and ACETONE (P).
  • Place DRAWER HANDLE; take LIGHTER (Q).
  • Use LIGHTER (R); receive BOW.
  • Use ACETONE; take VIOLIN AMULET (S).
  • Go to Wedding Hall.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place BALLERINA FIGURINE; take GOLDEN CLASP (T).
  • Place VIOLIN AMULET; take RING (U).
  • Go to Bride’s House.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place BOW and RING (V). Solution (Wx5-Xx7-Yx6-Z). Take WARDROBE AMULET (A).
  • Place WARDROBE AMULET; take ISABELLA’S LOCKET 1/2 (B).
  • GOLDEN CLASP on BRIDE’S DIARY; take BRIDE’S KEY.
  • Use BRIDE’S KEY; take ISABELLA’S LOCKET 2/2 (C).
  • Place ISABELLA’S LOCKET 2/2 (D). Play HOP; receive MIRROR.
  • Talk (E).

Chapter 2: Archives

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (F); receive SKULL AMULET 1/3.
  • Take BROKEN PRUNER, PRUNER HALF, and BERRIES (G).
  • Give BERRIES to bird; take ARCHIVES EMBLEM and PRUNER HALF (H).
  • Place ARCHIVES EMBLEM (I).
  • Enter (J).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take GRINDSTONE, PAPER, STICK, and SCREWDRIVER (K).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use SCREWDRIVER (L); receive SCREW.
  • Two PRUNER HALVES and SCREW on BROKEN PRUNER; use SCREWDRIVER and GRINDSTONE; take PRUNER.
  • Use PRUNER and select 1-6; receive DEMON STATUETTE and PRUNER. Take SKULL AMULET 2/3 (M).
  • Use PRUNER (N); receive BRANCHES and CRANK HANDLE.
  • Go (O).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place CRANK HANDLE; take ANGEL STATUETTE (P).
  • Place ANGEL STATUETTE and DEMON STATUETTE (Q); take BATTERIES and SKULL AMULET 3/3 (R).
  • Place SKULL AMULET 3/3 (S).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (S).
  • Take PETAL AMULET (T).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place PETAL AMULET; take ULTRASONIC REPELLANT and PENCIL (U).
  • Place MIRROR (V). Use PAPER and PENCIL (W); receive COMBINATION.
  • Use ULTRASONIC REPELLANT on rat; take BOOK AMULET 1/3 (X).
  • Go (Y).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use COMBINATION (@); select I-V-II (A); take SILVER FEATHER, MONEY, and BOOK AMULET 2/3 (B).
  • Place GOLDEN FEATHER and SILVER FEATHER (purple); take FISHING LINE (C).
  • BRANCHES and FISHING LINE on stick; take IMPROVISED BROOM.
  • Use IMPROVISED BROOM; take DESK HANDLE and PLIERS (D).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use DESK HANDLE; take BOOK AMULET 3/3 (E).
  • Place BOOK AMULET 3/3 (F). Play HOP; receive DANIEL’S ADDRESS.
  • Walk down.
  • Give DANIEL’S ADDRESS and MONEY (G).

Chapter 3: Daniel’s House

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use PLIERS; take VALVE (H).
  • Place VALVE (I); receive DANIEL’S SIGNET RING.
  • Use DANIEL’S SIGNET RING (J); take GOLDEN COMB (K).
  • Use GOLDEN COMB (L); take ANNEX KEY.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use ANNEX KEY (M). Play HOP; receive AXE.
  • Use AXE; take FLOWER TILE (N).
  • Place FLOWER TILE (O).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (P): (E-H-A-Gx2-B-A).
  • Take DANIEL’S WALLET.
  • Open DANIEL’S WALLET and select photo 3x (Q).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (R); receive LEATHER PACKAGE.
  • Take WRENCH (S).
  • Use ISABELLA’S BRACELET; take CLOCK WEIGHT (T).
  • Place CLOCK WEIGHT (U); take MIRROR PART (V).
  • Use WRENCH (W); receive CLOCK HANDS 1/2.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place MIRROR PART (X). Play HOP; receive MONOGRAM D.
  • MONOGRAM D on LEATHER PACKAGE; take BAS-RELIEF PART 1/3 and SWITCH BUTTON.
  • Place SWITCH BUTTON (Y).
  • Go (Z).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take PHONE EMBLEM, CROSSBOW BASE, INFINITE KNOT, and CHILD BAG (A).
  • Place PHONE EMBLEM; take BAS-RELIEF PART 2/3 and CLOCK HANDS 2/2 (B).
  • Place INFINITE KNOT (C). Play HOP; receive BAS-RELIEF PART 3/3.
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place BAS-RELIEF-PART 3/3 (D); take CHILD CLASP (D1).
  • Place CLOCK HANDS 2/2 (E).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution: 6-F-3-Fx2-5-F-6-Fx5-11-F-12.
  • Take GOLDEN LEVER.
  • Go to House Corridor.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • CHILD CLASP on CHILD BAG; take LION HANDLE.
  • Place LION HANDLE; take LOCK ELEMENT (G).
  • Remove handle and place GOLDEN LEVER (H). Take MAGNET and CROSSBOW PART (I).
  • Place LOCK ELEMENT (J).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (@2): C-G-H-Ax2-H-E-H-G-B-F-E-H.
  • Enter (K).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take SMALL KEY and BLADE (L).
  • Use BLADE (M); receive BOW STRING.
  • Walk down.
  • Use SMALL KEY; take RULER and ARROW (N).
  • Go to Daniel’s Study.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • CROSSBOW PART, BOW STRING, and ARROW on CROSSBOW BASE; take REPAIRED CROSSBOW.
  • Use REPAIRED CROSSBOW (O); take BROOCH (P).
  • Use RULER; take TOOL AMULET and FILE (Q).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use FILE (R); receive TOOL AMULET.
  • Go (S).
  • Place two TOOL AMULETS; take BALCONY HANDLE (T).
  • Place BALCONY HANDLE (U). Play HOP; receive TAPE.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (V); receive HEALING POTION.
  • Use HEALING POTION (W); receive ELENA GRAY’S BUSINESS CARD.
  • Select ELENA GRAY’S BUSINESS CARD.

Chapter 4: Elena Gray

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take BRANDON’S KEY CASE and BIRD AMULET (A).
  • Use MAGNET (B); receive WHISTLE and WOLF TRINKET.
  • Use WHISTLE (C); take BELL PUSH BUTTON (D).
  • WOLF TRINKET on BRANDON’S KEY CASE; take CAR KEY.
  • Use CAR KEY (E). Play HOP; receive WRENCH.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use WRENCH; take BIRD AMULET (F).
  • Place two BIRD AMULETS (G); take WHEEL WRENCH (G1).
  • Use WHEEL WRENCH; take WIRE (H).
  • Place WIRE and use TAPE (I). Place BELL PUSH BUTTON and select (J).
  • Go (K).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Talk (L); receive MAN’S BAG.
  • Take PHOTO PART 1/3 and GRADUATION SCRAPBOOK (M).
  • Place BROOCH; take DRAGON FIGURINE (N).
  • Place DRAGON FIGURINE (O); take PENDANT (P).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place PENDANT (Q); take EARRING (R).
  • EARRING on MAN’S BAG; take BRANDON’S KEY.
  • Use BRANDON’S KEY (S).
  • Enter (T).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take GOBLET (U).
  • Select chair (V). Play HOP; receive PALLET.
  • Use PALLET (W); receive PHOTO PART 2/3.
  • Place GOBLET (X); take BIRD CLAW (Y).
  • Place BIRD CLAW; take PHOTO PART 3/3 (Z).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place PHOTO PART 3/3 (A).
  • Solution (B).
  • Take FLAME AMULET.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place FLAME AMULET; take TWEEZERS and TOGGLE SWITCH 1/2 (C).
  • Go (D).
  • Use TWEEZERS (E); receive BREAD CRUST.
  • Give BREAD CRUST to hamster; take TOGGLE SWITCH 2/2 (F).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Remove cover and place TOGGLE SWITCH 2/2 (G); take METAL CLASP (H).
  • Go (I).
  • Use METAL CLASP; take ELENA’S MEDAL (J).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • ELENA’S CLASP on GRADUATION SCRAPBOOK. Solution (K).
  • Take DANIEL’S PHOTO (L).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Give DANIEL’S PHOTO (M). Play HOP; receive UNIVERSITY BADGE.
  • Walk down.
  • Give UNIVERSITY BADGE (N).

Chapter 5: University

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Select skull (X); receive MAGICAL SHIELD.
  • Take PATTERN PART 1/4, MANUAL, and BRIEFCASE (Y).
  • Place MANUAL (Z).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution: (B-Ax2)-(B-Cx2)-(A-Cx2)-(B-Ax2)-(C-Bx2)-(C-Ax2)-(B-Ax2)-(B-Cx2).
  • (A-Cx2)-(A-Bx2)-(C-Bx2)-(A-Cx2)-(B-Cx2)-(B-Ax2)-(C-Ax2)-(C-Bx2)-(A-Cx2)-(A-Bx2)-(C-Bx2)-(C-Ax1).
  • (B-Ax2)-(B-Cx2)-(A-Cx2)-(B-Ax1).
  • (C-Ax2)-(C-Bx2)-(A-Cx2)-(B-Ax2)-(C-Ax2)-(B-Cx1)-(A-Bx2)-(A-Cx1)-(B-Cx1)-(B-Ax1).
  • Take ELENA’S CAMEO (D).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place BATTERIES (E); take ANTENNA (F).
  • Use ANTENNA (G); receive PATTERN PART 2/4.
  • ELENA’S CAMEO on BRIEFCASE and select; take SCISSORS and PATTERN PART 3/4.
  • Use SCISSORS; take PATTERN PART 4/4 (H).
  • Place PATTERN PART 4/4 (I).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Solution (@4): (L-M)- (Ix3)-(B-A)-(Ex2)-(K-L)- (J-K)-(F-J)-(A-F)-(C-A)-(E)-(G-C)-(F-G)-(A-F)-(C-A)-(Ex2).
  • (F-B)-(J-F)- (G-C)-(K-J)-(L-G)-(M-K)-(H-M)-(Ix2)-(D-H)-(C-D)- (M-L)-(G-C)-(K-G)-(L-K)-(H-M)-(I)-(G-H).
  • (K-G)- (J-L)-(F-K)-(B-J)-(C-F)-(G-B)-(H-C)-(L-G)-(M-H)-(K-M)-(Ix3)-(M-K)-(H-M)-(G-H).
  • (F-G)- (H-L)-(D-H)-(C-D)-(B-C)-(A-F)-(C-B)-(D-C)-(H-D)- (G-H)-(K-G)-(J-K)-(F-J)-(B-A)-(G-B)-(J-F).
  • (K-J)- (H-K)-(L-H)-(F-G)-(B-F)-(A-B)-(M-L).
  • Take MONOGRAM E.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place MONOGRAM E (N).
  • Go (O).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Use MAGICAL SHIELD on scene. Play HOP; receive ISABELLA’S LOCKET.
  • Give ISABELLA’S LOCKET (P).
  • Take BROKEN HAND DRILL, ELENA’S LOCKET, and POSTCARD (Q).
  • Place ELENA’S LOCKET; take AWL (R).
  • Use AWL (S); receive CHAIN SWITCH.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place CHAIN SWITCH (T); take DRILL PART and PEN (U).
  • Place POSTCARD and use PEN (V); receive POSTCARD WITH CODE.
  • Place POSTCARD WITH CODE; take BORER (W).
  • Walk down.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • DRILL PART and BORER on BROKEN HAND DRILL; take HAND DRILL.
  • Use HAND DRILL (X).
  • Enter (Y).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Take RUST REMOVER (A).
  • Remove tapestry (B).
  • Use RUST REMOVER and open tin; take DISK DRIVE BUTTON (C).
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place DISK DRIVE BUTTON (D); take HIEROGLYPH (E).
  • Use SCISSORS; take STUDY SYMBOL (G).
  • Place STUDY SYMBOL (F). Play HOP; receive TUNING FORK.
  • Go to Elena’s Room.
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
  • Place HIEROGLYPH; take STAR HANDLE (H).
  • Place STAR HANDLE; take GRAMOPHONE LEVER (I).
  • Go to Daniel’s Room.

Grim Tales: Guest from the Future
Grim Tales: Guest from the Future

  • Use TUNING FORK; take TREBLE CLEF (J).
  • Place GRAMOPHONE LEVER (K) and TREBLE CLEF (L); take SAFE LOCK PART (M).
  • Place SAFE LOCK PART; take SPELL OF OBLIVION (N).
  • Use SPELL OF OBLIVION (O).
  • Solution (P).
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Grim Tales: Guest from the Future!

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