Welcome to the Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret Walkthrough.

Recover the artifact that contains the secrets of H.E.L.P.’s past.

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General Tips

  • This is the official guide for Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret.
  • This guide will not mention each time you have to zoom into a location; the screenshots will show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. This guide will not show HOP solutions. It will identify the location of the HOP and the inventory item acquired.
  • This guide will show solutions for non-random puzzles. Please read the in-game instructions for each puzzle.
  • In this game, you may have to select the new scene to trigger dialog, cut-scenes, or tasks prior to interacting with the scene.

Chapter 1: The Hall

Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select (A).
  • Take H.E.L.P FOLDER (B).
  • Open H.E.L.P FOLDER and examine contents; take PEN, CAR REMOTE, and CREDIT CARD.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select (C).
  • Use PEN (D).
  • Play HOP; earn BIDDING PADDLE (E).
  • Walk left.
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  • Use BIDDING PADDLE (F).
  • Solution (G).
  • Take FACT CARD 1/20 (@1).
  • Place BIDDING PADDLE; select folders 4x; take AUCTION CERTIFICATE (H).
  • Go right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Give AUCTION CERTIFICATE and CREDIT CARD (I).
  • Take ARTIFACT, PRINTER CARTRIDGE, and BOX TAPE (J).
  • Go right.
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  • Talk (K).
  • Use CAR REMOTE (L).
  • Take FACT CARD 2/20 (@2).
  • Take CHOPSTICK and MONEY; remove tire (M).
  • Play HOP; earn LOCK PICK.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use LOCK PICK; take POWDER and TRIANGULAR BANDAGE (N).
  • Go right.
  • Use TRIANGULAR BANDAGE; take SURVEILLANCE CASSETTE (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Select (P).
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  • Use SURVEILLANCE CASSETTE (A).
  • Select (B).
  • Take ASSAILANT’S PHOTO (C).
  • Return to Auction Room.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use POWDER and BOX TAPE; take FINGERPRINT (D).
  • Go right.
  • Use FINGERPRINT (E).
  • Take BIDDER’S PROFILE (F).
  • ASSAILANT’S PHOTO on BIDDER’S PROFILE.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Solution (G).
  • Take HUNTER’S INFO.
  • Fax HUNTER’S INFO; move fax machine; take FILE (H).
  • Select (I).
  • Walk right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use FILE; take METAL CHAIN, MIRROR SHARD, and TOMMY BAR (J).
  • Use TOMMY BAR and remove panel; take FUSE, remove broken spring, and place METAL CHAIN (K).
  • Go left.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Take 3/20 FACT CARD (@3).
  • Use MONEY; take TOKEN and TICKET (L).
  • Take PLIERS; use TOKEN (M).
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  • Solution (N).
  • Take SOUVENIR CAP (O).
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  • Use SOUVENIR CAP; select (P).
  • Take SMALL NET (Q); use TICKET (R).
  • Use MIRROR SHARD; select (S).
  • Take KEYS (T).
  • Use KEYS (U); select (V).
  • Go right.
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  • Pan down; take DISPENSER HANDLE (A).
  • Go left.
  • Use PLIERS (B).
  • Play HOP; earn SOUVENIR CUP (C).
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  • Take 1/3 FISH EMBLEM (D).
  • Take 4/20 FACT CARD (@4).
  • Take FIRE CREST, open case, and place PRINTER CARTRIDGE (E).
  • Use DISPENSER HANDLE (F).
  • Take PAPER (G).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use PAPER; take GOLDEN TILE and CASTLE MAP (H).
  • Pan up; use SOUVENIR CUP (I).
  • Take 5/20 FACT CARD (@5).
  • Place FIRE CREST and remove panel; pull lever (J).
  • Go left.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select K-L-M.
  • Use CASTLE MAP; select (N); take CLEARANCE CODE.
  • Close cover; use CLEARANCE CODE; select 1-9-2-0 (O).
  • Select button; take KEY CARD (P).
  • Walk down.

Chapter 2: Hildebert’s Office

Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use KEY CARD (A).
  • Walk right.
  • Read ticket; take ARTIFACT and BLACK INK (B).
  • Use CHOPSTICK; take 2/3 FISH EMBLEM (C).
  • Select (D).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place GOLDEN TILE.
  • Solution (E).
  • Take OLD DIARY (F).
  • Read OLD DIARY; take LETTER H.
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  • Place LETTER H; take 3/3 FISH EMBLEM (G).
  • Place 3 FISH EMBLEMS (H).
  • Use SMALL NET; take CABINET PLAQUE (I).
  • Walk down, left.
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  • Place CABINET PLAQUE (J).
  • Play HOP; earn FREQUENCY NOTE (K).
  • Walk down, right.
  • Place FREQUENCY NOTE; select Mx5-Lx2-Mx3.
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  • Select (N).
  • Open panel; take BATTERY (O).
  • Place BATTERY, close panel, and press button (P).
  • Take LONDON PAMPHLET and DIAL (Q).
  • Place and select DIAL; open safe; take BAYONET and ROPE GUN (R).
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  • Select (S).
  • Use ROPE GUN; solution (T).
  • Go forward.
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  • Take 1/4 and 2/4 ROOF TILES; take LACROSSE STICK (A).
  • Use BAYONET; take 3/4 and 4/4 ROOF TILES (B).
  • Select 1-2-3.
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Play HOP; earn RHYTHM STICKS (C).
  • Take 6/20 FACT CARD (@6); take LIGHTER.
  • Walk down.
  • Use RHYTHM STICKS; take ARROW (D).
  • Go forward.
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  • Use ARROW; earn ARROWHEAD; take ADVENTURER’S HAT (E).
  • Remove old net from LACROSSE STICK; add ADVENTURER’S HAT; take IMPROVISED SCOOP.
  • Open globe; read card; take 1/2 CONSTELLATION PARTS (F).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use IMPROVISED SCOOP; earn 2/2 CONSTELLATION PARTS (G).
  • Go forward.
  • Select (H).
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  • Place 2 CONSTELLATION PARTS.
  • Select (F-G-Hx3-F)-(C-B-Ax2-C-D-C-B-Ax2-C-D-E).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select (K-O)-(M-N-Q-K-J-I)-(O-K-Q)-(P-N-O-K-R)-(Q-K-O)-(I-J)-(R-L)-(O-K)-(S-T-U-V-W-X).
  • Take 7/20 FACT CARD (@7); read note; take WINE OPENER and ORNATE BROOCH.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place ORNATE BROOCH; take CAPE (A).
  • Use WINE OPENER; take MINIATURE SHIP (B).
  • Place MINIATURE SHIP (C).
  • Move (C-D)-(E-F)-(G-H).
  • Take LENS (I).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place LENS (J).
  • Play HOP (K).
  • Take CLIMBING HOOKS (L).
  • Use ARROWHEAD on CAPE; add 4 ROOF TILES and CLIMBING HOOKS; earn IMPROVISED LADDER.
  • Walk down.
  • Place IMPROVISED LADDER (M).
  • Go right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use LONDON PAMPHLET; take LED BULB and HELICOPTER EMBLEM (N).
  • Take FOLDING CHAIR (O).
  • Take 8/20 FACT CARD (@8); place HELICOPTER EMBLEM (P).
  • Use LED BULB; take MARSHALING WANDS and WIRE CUTTERS (Q).
  • Close doors; use FOLDING CHAIR (R).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place FUSE; use WIRE CUTTERS (S).
  • Use MARSHALING WANDS (T).
  • Select (U).

Chapter 3: The Helicopter

Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select B-A-B-A-B-A-B-A.
  • Take 9/20 FACT CARD (@9); take SANDPAPER and COMPARTMENT KEY.
  • Use COMPARTMENT KEY; pull latch (C).
  • Play HOP; earn HEADPHONES (D).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use HEADPHONES (E).
  • Select route A (F).
  • Select 2x (G).
  • Take MAGNIFYING GLASS (H).
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  • ARTIFACT and MAGNIFYING GLASS on OLD DIARY.
  • Match symbols to letters A-C.
  • The GOLDEN WHEEL returns to inventory.
  • Use LONDON PAMPHLET; select (D).
  • Take GRAVEYARD LOCATION and DIARY CLUE (E).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Give GRAVEYARD LOCATION (F).
  • Select (G).
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  • Take 10/20 FACT CARD (@10); take WINGS.
  • Take VINES (H).
  • Use SANDPAPER; place WINGS (I).
  • Go forward.
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  • Use VINES; take SPADE and METAL PIPE (J).
  • Use LIGHTER; take CANDLE (K).
  • Walk down.
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  • Use SPADE (L).
  • Take SCRAPER and LAMP OIL (M).
  • Use METAL PIPE; earn MARBLE SHARD (N).
  • Go forward 2x.
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  • Use SCRAPER (O).
  • Use BLACK INK (P).
  • Remove vine; use SCRAPER (Q).
  • Restore logo (R).
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  • Go forward.
  • Take MECHANICAL CLAW (A).
  • Walk down.
  • Place MECHANICAL CLAW; select Bx2-Cx2-Dx2-E.
  • Walk right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place CANDLE (H).
  • Open box; take THROWING BLADE and 1/2 ARROW TILE (I).
  • Walk down 2x.
  • Use THROWING BLADE (J).
  • Play HOP; earn ARCHEOLOGIST’S SPADE (K).
  • Go forward, right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use ARCHEOLOGIST’S SPADE and MARBLE SHARD; take AXE and ANCHOR CREST (L).
  • Walk down, forward.
  • Use AXE; take PICKAXE (M).
  • Walk down, right.
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  • Use PICKAXE; take CROWN (N).
  • Place CROWN; read note; take 2/2 ARROW TILE (O).
  • Walk down, forward.
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  • Place 2 ARROW TILES.
  • Select D-E-C-G-E-H-G-I-H-J-F-H-D-F-B-D-A-B-C-B-E-C-G-E-I-G-H-F-G-D-F-E.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use LAMP OIL; select valve (K).
  • Take 1/3 CONTINENTS (L).
  • Go right.
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  • Play HOP; earn MECHANICAL MUSKET (M).
  • Take CHARCOAL and GRABBER CONTRAPTION (N).
  • Take 11/20 FACT CARD (@11).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use MECHANICAL MUSKET; read vase; take GREEN GEM, CANDLESTICK, and ROUND MIRROR (O).
  • Go right.
  • Use CANDLESTICK; take BROKEN HELMET (P).
  • Open BROKEN HELMET; take GOLDEN HANDLE.
  • Select (Q).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place GOLDEN HANDLE (R).
  • Select R-Sx2-R-Sx2-Rx2-S.
  • Go forward.

Chapter 4: The Secret Library

Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Take 2/3 CONTINENTS and SCREWS; place ROUND MIRROR (A).
  • Read note; take SILK RIBBON; place CHARCOAL (B).
  • Drag to reveal message (C).
  • Take H.E.L.P. MANIFESTO (D).
  • Take 1/2 FLAG PIN (E).
  • Walk down 2x.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use H.E.L.P. MANIFESTO; play HOP; earn COMPASS (G).
  • Use SILK RIBBON; take VASE SHARD (H).
  • Go right, forward.
  • Place COMPASS; take TIN SOLDIER (I).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use VASE SHARD; earn GLOVES (J).
  • Pan right; use GLOVES (K).
  • Place TIN SOLDER; select (L).
  • Select (M); earn 2/2 FLAG PIN.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place 2 FLAG PINS (N).
  • Go forward.
  • Place GREEN GEM; take ORNATE FEATHER (O).
  • Take HEADPIECE DECORATION (P) and 12/20 FACT CARD (@12).
  • Walk left.
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  • Take GLASS FLASK (A).
  • Walk down 2x; go right.
  • Use GLASS FLASK; earn FLASK WITH WATER (B).
  • Go forward.
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  • Use FLASK WITH WATER and ORNATE FEATHER; take INK WITH QUILL (C).
  • Use INK WITH QUILL (D).
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  • Solution (E).
  • Take MAZE DIRECTIONS (F).
  • Walk down 2x; go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use MAZE DIRECTIONS (G).
  • Go forward.
  • Take SPRING (H).
  • SCREWS and SPRING on GRABBER CONTRAPTION; earn GRABBER.
  • Take BROKEN BEAM; use GRABBER; take PATTERN (I).
  • Take 13/20 FACT CARD (@13).
  • Walk down, left.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use BROKEN BEAM; read plaque; take RUSTY PLATE and 3/3 CONTINENTS (J).
  • Walk down.
  • Place PATTERN (K).
  • Place 3 CONTINENTS; rotate to match (L).
  • Read scroll; take 14/20 FACT CARD (@14); take 1/4 STONE FRAGMENT and SEXTANT EMBLEM.
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place SEXTANT EMBLEM (M).
  • Play HOP; earn DUNGEON KEY (N).
  • Walk down, left.
  • Use DUNGEON KEY (O).
  • Open pouch; take ROUND BULLETS; take BLACKSMITH’S HAMMER (P).
  • Return to Bust Hall.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use BLACKSMITH’S HAMMER; take BENT BAR (A).
  • Place ANCHOR CREST (B).
  • Walk down, left.
  • Use BENT BAR; take PYRAMID TOP (C).
  • Go to Foyer.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place PYRAMID TOP; take 2/4 STONE FRAGMENT and HOUND STICK (D).
  • Walk left.
  • Place HOUND STICK; take RALEIGH CREST (E).
  • Walk down, forward.
  • Select (F).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place RALEIGH CREST.
  • Select (G-J)-(G-I)-(I-K)-(H-K)-(G-J)-(G-I)-(I-K).
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Take 15/20 FACT CARD (@15); take EAGLE PLATE (L).
  • Walk down 2x; go left.
  • Place EAGLE PLATE; read note; take WOODEN SLAT and SAW BLADE (M).
  • Return to Bust Hall.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use SAW BLADE; take SODA CAN SCOOP (N).
  • Walk down, left.
  • Use SODA CAN SCOOP; earn SCOOP WITH TAR (O).
  • SCOOP WITH TAR on BROKEN HELMET; take DIVING HELMET.
  • Go to Stone Relief.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use DIVING HELMET; take 3/4 STONE FRAGMENT and PARCHMENT PIECE (P).
  • Walk down.
  • Place PARCHMENT PIECE (Q).
  • Play HOP; earn LEVER (R).
  • Use LEVER (S).
  • Take 4/4 STONE FRAGMENT; place THE GOLDEN WHEEL; take COMPLETED GOLDEN WHEEL (T).
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use WOODEN SLAT and 4 STONE FRAGMENTS; earn STONE RELIEF PIECE (A).
  • Place, select STONE RELIEF PIECE (B).
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  • Place DIARY CLUE and COMPLETED GOLDEN WHEEL.
  • Solution (C).
  • Take EL DORADO MAP (D).
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  • Give ELDORADO MAP (E).
  • Use DIVING HELMET; play HOP; earn STONES (F).
  • Use STONES (G).
  • A STONE returns to inventory.
  • Select 1-5; go up.

Chapter 5: The Jungle

Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Select (A).
  • Take 16/20 FACT CARD (@16).
  • Use HEADPIECE DECORATION; read note; take TOOTH NECKLACE and CLOTH (B).
  • Take ICE CREAM CUP (C).
  • Go right.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use ICE CREAM CUP; earn CUP WITH RAINWATER (D).
  • Use STONE; earn STALACTITE (E).
  • Talk; give CUP WITH RAINWATER; take BOAT LOGO (F).
  • Take 17/20 FACT CARD (@17).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place BOAT LOGO; take WIRE BRUSH and PACKAGE (G).
  • TOOTH NECKLACE on PACKAGE; take GLASS CUTTER.
  • Select (H).
  • Use GLASS CUTTER; take 1/3 ORNATE PARTS and PAINTED TILE (I).
  • Go right.
  • Select (J).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place PAINTED TILE.
  • Select Bx2-Ax2-C-Gx2-Fx2-Dx5-E.
  • Go forward and left.
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  • Use RUSTY PLATE; take 2/3 ORNATE PARTS (H).
  • Use WIRE BRUSH; take GUNPOWDER and NATIVE CLUB (I).
  • Walk down 2x.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use NATIVE CLUB; take ALLIGATOR SKULL and 1/4 ROPES (J).
  • Go forward.
  • Use ALLIGATOR SKULL (K).
  • Take 2/4 ROPES and SCEPTER (L).
  • Go left.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use SCEPTER; read note; take BROKEN SPEAR (M).
  • Use BROKEN SPEAR; play HOP; earn UNLOADED RIFLE (N).
  • GUNPOWDER and ROUND BULLETS in UNLOADED RIFLE; earn LOADED MATCHLOCK RIFLE.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use LOADED MATCHLOCK RIFLE; select when target is in position (O).
  • Take JAGUAR HEAD (P).
  • Go left.
  • Place JAGUAR HEAD; take 18/20 FACT CARD (@18).
  • Read note; take ROUGH GEM and CUTLASS (Q).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use CUTLASS (A).
  • Select (B).
  • Select (C).
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  • Start (D).
  • Select arrows 1-6.
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  • Solution continued (E).
  • Select arrows 7-12.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use STALACTITE and STONE; take CROWN PIECE and 3/4 ROPE (J).
  • Go left.
  • Take 19/20 FACT CARD (@19).
  • Place CROWN PIECE (K).
  • Play HOP; earn GOLDEN RING (L).
  • Take SUN STONE (M).
  • Go to Square.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place and select GOLDEN RING (N).
  • Take 20/20 FACT CARD (@20); take EMERALD EYE.
  • Walk left.
  • Place EMERALD EYE; take 3/3 ORNATE PARTS (O).
  • Select (P).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place 3 ORNATE PARTS.
  • Solution Q-R-S-T.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Take GOLDEN BAR (A).
  • Walk down.
  • Remove items; use CLOTH and GOLDEN BAR; take WHIP (B).
  • Use WHIP; earn GOLDEN HEADPIECE; take LEATHER STRIP (C).
  • Go left.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place GOLDEN HEADPIECE; take SUN EMBLEM (D).
  • Place SUN EMBLEM; select 1-4; take BAMBOO FLUTES (E).
  • Play HOP; earn GOLDEN SHIELD (F).
  • Select (G).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place GOLDEN SHIELD (H).
  • Read carving (I).
  • Use LEATHER STRIPS; earn BOLAS; take 4/4 ROPE (J).
  • 4 ROPES on BAMBOO FLUTES; take ROPE LADDER.
  • Walk down.
  • Pan up; place ROPE LADDER (K).
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Use BOLAS (L).
  • Take BOCHICA BRACELET (M).
  • Walk down.
  • Place BOCHICA BRACELET; take BOCHICA STAFF (N).
  • Go forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place SUN STONE and ROUGH GEM (O).
  • Pan left.
  • Use BOCHICA STAFF; take JEWELRY MOLD (P).
  • Pan right.
  • Place JEWELRY MOLD; select; take RED GEM (Q).
  • Select (R).
Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret
  • Place RED GEM.
  • Select Ax7-Bx6-Cx3-Dx5-Ex5.
  • Select Fx2-G-Jx4-Kx2-Hx4-M-Lx3-Nx4.
  • Final solution (O).
  • Congratulations! You have completed Hidden Expedition: The Golden Secret!

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