Welcome to the Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover Walkthrough

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  • This is the official guide for Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover.
  • 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: Room 206

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Try to go through door (A).
  • Take EMPTY BOX CUTTER, PHOTO STICK, and BLADE (B).
  • Move bag; take PINECONE LID (C).
  • BLADE in EMPTY BOX CUTTER and select wheel; receive BOX CUTTER.
  • Use BOX CUTTER (D). Play HOP; receive LANTERN EMBLEM.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Answer phone (E); select mail icon and choose Reply. Choose a question twice and hit Reply after each time. Choose one last question.
  • Place LANTERN EMBLEM; take CARABINER and DOOR KEY (F).
  • Use DOOR KEY (G).
  • Enter (H).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select books on scene.
  • Select radio; look at magazine (I).
  • Open drawer; take SUITCASE TAG and select vase (J).
  • Place PINECONE LID; take DECORATIVE STONES 1/3 (K).
  • Move pictures; take DECORATIVE STONES 2/3 and LANTERN (L).
  • Place LANTERN (M).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution one (@1): Ax2-C-E-F-G-E-F-E-H.
  • Solution two (@2): Ax2-B-C-Dx2-E-F-E-I.
  • Take SHARP SHELL (N). Select twice; take PENCIL (N1).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use PENCIL and open envelope; take BRASS PEDAL and SMALL COG (O).
  • Go (P).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use BRASS PEDAL and SMALL COG (Q); look at photo; take DECORATIVE STONES 3/3 (Q1).
  • Place DECORATIVE STONES 3/3; select all three (R).
  • Look at newspaper; take UNLOADED GUN and CHARGER (S).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CHARGER (T1) and select phone (T2) and then Joan (T3).
  • Select phone twice; take KEY FOB (U).
  • Use KEY FOB and go (V).
  • Select scene. Exit Car (W).
  • Talk (X). Take TOUR FLYER (Y).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take Map (A). Flip monitor around and select file icon (B).
  • Use PHOTO STICK (C).
  • Open book and select twice (D); receive GUEST BOOK.
  • Place GUEST BOOK over the rooms. Select Room 206 and enter (E).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Talk (F). Give TOUR FLYER (G).
  • Look at note (purple).
  • Remove sheet (H). Play HOP; receive SEAHORSE.
  • Place SUITCASE TAG; select Ix3-J-Kx2.
  • Look at book and select; take INCOMPLETE MAP (L).
  • Place SEAHORSE; take USB STICK (M).
  • Take DOOR HANDLE (N).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use USB STICK (O). Select icon (P).
  • Take CROCHET HOOK and SCREWS 1/2 (Q).
  • Go (R).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CROCHET HOOK; take SCREWS 2/2 (S).
  • SCREWS 2/2 on DOOR HANDLE; receive HANDLE.
  • Place HANDLE and select; take METAL TILE and FERTILIZER (T).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place METAL TILE. Solution (@3): (G-D)-(C-E)-(H-F)-(I-C)-(F-I)-(C-F)-(B-H)-(A-G)-(F-A)-(E-B).
  • (J-C)-(K-E)-(L-F)-(G-L)-(F-G)-(E-K)-(C-E)-(B-F)-(A-J)-(G-A)-(F-B)-(J-G)-(K-C).
  • (E-K)-(D-J)-(G-D)-(J-G)-(K-E)-(G-K)-(E-J)-(D-G).
  • Go (U).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take MATCHES and ANCHOR (V).
  • Open door; take METAL PIPE (W).
  • Look at ID. Use SHARP SHELL (W1); receive CLOTH.
  • Open door; take FUEL (X). Use SHARP SHELL (Y); receive HOSE.
  • Look at note (Z).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place ANCHOR; take LIQUID NITROGEN and SUN (A).
  • Go (B).
  • Place SUN; take BOTTLE and HOSE ATTACHMENT (C).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place FUEL and HOSE; use HOSE ATTACHMENT (D); take FUEL TANK.
  • Go (E).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use FUEL TANK (F). Play HOP; receive PIN.
  • FERTILIZER, CLOTH, and MATCHES on BOTTLE; receive SMOKE BOMB.
  • Use SMOKE BOMB; take RING (G).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place STONE RING and PIN. Solution (H).
  • Go (I).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select scene.
  • Open book and select twice; take PUNCH CARD (J).
  • Select K-L-M.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select twice; take SAFETY HELMET (N).
  • Go (O).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Look at note; use PUNCH CARD (P). Select lever (Q). Take SCREWDRIVER BATTERY (R).
  • Take HEX BIT (S).
  • Move left.
  • Use LIQUID NITROGEN and METAL PIPE; take WOODEN TOTEM (T).
  • Use SAFETY HELMET (U). Play HOP; receive CORDLESS SCREWDRIVER.
  • Go Under the Docks.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • SCREWDRIVER BATTERY and HEX BIT on CORDLESS SCREWDRIVER; take CORDLESS TORQUE WRENCH.
  • Use CORDLESS TORQUE WRENCH. (V); take CRANK HANDLE (W).
  • Go (X).
  • Attach CARABINER (Y) and CRANK HANDLE (Y1).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (1-6).
  • Remove sheet (not pictured).

Chapter 2: Rose Bay Town

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take TRICK BOX (J1).
  • WOODEN TOTEM on TRICK BOX. Solution (@4): (A-H)-(C-I)-(S)-(B-G)-(S)-(A-F)-(B-E)-(C-D).
  • Look at note; take TAPE and EYE (J2).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use METAL PIPE and select; receive BARS 1/3 (K).
  • Go (L).
  • Pull (M).
  • Select scene.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CROCHET HOOK (N) and select; take ROPE.
  • Take LAB COAT (O).
  • Select eyelid; place EYE (P).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place LAB COAT; take POPCORN and FIRECRACKER (Q).
  • Use TAPE (R). Play HOP.
  • Take MAP FRAGMENT (S).
  • Walk down; go forward (T).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place POPCORN and open door; take GLUE and SAW (U).
  • Go (V).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take WEIGHTS 1/2 and TRASH CAN (W).
  • Use SAW; receive BARS 2/3. Select latch and open window; take CAMERA and WEIGHTS 2/2 (X).
  • Walk down.
  • Use ROPE, TRASH CAN, and WEIGHTS 2/2 (Y). Select 3x; enter Cinema Lobby.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Try to go (A).
  • Take COCONUT OIL (B).
  • Use CAMERA (C); receive LOCK PHOTO.
  • Walk down.
  • Place LOCK PHOTO (D).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (E-Fx3)-(Ex3-F)-(Fx3-E).
  • Receive BARS 3/3. Take SHOWCASE KEY (G).
  • Go to Cinema Lobby.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use SHOWCASE KEY; take BANDANA (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Use GLUE and BARS 3/3 (H1); select ladder.
  • Use BANDANA (I); take LETTER J (J).
  • Go (K).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use LETTER J (L); receive NAIL.
  • Take YARN DOLL and LIGHTER (M).
  • Use YARN DOLL (N).
  • Open container (O). Play HOP; receive COINS.
  • Go to Cinema Lobby.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use COINS (P); select handle (Q); take GUM (R).
  • Use LIGHTER; take FIRE HELMET (S).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use GUM, FIRECRACKER and LIGHTER; take FELT PEN and GAME TOKEN (T).
  • Go to Cinema Lobby.
  • Insert GAME TOKEN (U).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution: C-B-A-D-C-B-A-B-C-D-A-D-C-B-C-B-A.
  • Take GRABBER.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use GRABBER (E); receive BULLET.
  • BULLET in UNLOADED GUN; receive GUN.
  • Use GUN (F); aim and select (G); receive UNLOADED GUN.
  • Go (H).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Move box (I). Use COCONUT OIL (J).
  • Select photo (K).
  • Go (L).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Look at poster (M).
  • Talk (N).
  • Take RIBBON (O).
  • Walk down twice.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place RIBBON (P). Play HOP; receive LASER.
  • Go to Projection Booth.
  • Use LASER; select three film strips (Q). Take REEL BOX and look at strip (R).
  • Take FILM and REEL (S).
  • Use NAIL and REEL BOX; take TICKET and DIAMOND (T).
  • Walk down.

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover

  • Place DIAMOND; swap fragments as shown (U).
  • Take HAMMERHEAD (V).
  • Solution (W).
  • Take WIRE (X).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use HAMMERHEAD and select lever (Y).
  • Go (Z).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take BROKEN TOOL (A).
  • Select hose (B).
  • Walk down twice.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • WIRE on BROKEN TOOL; receive WIRE CUTTER.
  • Use WIRE CUTTER (C); receive BRANCH.
  • Go to Projection Booth.
  • Use BRANCH (D). Play HOP; receive SWITCH.
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place SWITCH and select (E).
  • Use TICKET on seats. Select Row 3 (F). Seat 3 (G).
  • Take REEL PIN (H).
  • Go (I).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • FILM and REEL PIN on REEL; receive FILM ROLL.
  • Use FILM ROLL. Solution (J).
  • Look at book; take SKULL.
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place SKULL; take MAP FRAGMENT and RED WHEEL (K).
  • Go (L).
  • Place FIRE HELMET and RED WHEEL (M).
  • Pull rope (N).
  • Go (O).

Chapter 3: Bowling Alley

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Look at newspaper; take WASH TOKEN and BULLET (P).
  • BULLET in UNLOADED GUN; receive GUN.
  • Use GUN, aim here and select (Q). Receive ANCHOR ARM.
  • Enter (R).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take CORKSCREW and SPRING (S).
  • Walk down.
  • Press button and place SPRING (T); replace button (U). Select V and T.
  • Play HOP (W); receive MOP HANDLE.
  • Go to Bowling Alley.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use MOP HANDLE (X); take WRENCH ADAPTER (X1).
  • Use ANCHOR ARM; take BOWLING BALLS 1/2 (Y).
  • Walk down.
  • Place WRENCH ADAPTER (Z1); select. Take PLASTIC SHEET and SHOEHORN (Z2).
  • Go (Z3).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use SHOEHORN (A); receive ROUND KEY and take BOWLING BALLS 2/2 (B).
  • Use ROUND KEY (C).
  • Place BOWLING BALLS 2/2 (D).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select (E) 7x. When (F) is in position shown, select (G).
  • When (H) is in position shown, select (I).
  • Take CIGAR CUTTER (J).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CIGAR CUTTER; select (K).
  • Select (L-M).
  • Go (N).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select scene.
  • Play HOP (O); receive DIRTY MAGNET.
  • Go (P).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take GOLF BALLS 1/3 (Q).
  • Use WASH TOKEN and DIRTY MAGNET (R). Press third button (S); receive MAGNET.
  • Use CORKSCREW; take HUBCAP (T).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use MAGNET (U); take FISHING LINE and RING (V).
  • Go (W).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use FISHING LINE (X). Solution (Y).
  • Receive ICE AXE.
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use ICE AXE (Z).
  • Enter (Z1).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Talk (A).
  • Take WELDING TORCH (B).
  • Select twice (C).
  • Go (D).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take TABLE LEG (E).
  • Select gears, use WELDING TORCH and select (F); take FORK and DECORATIONS 1/3 (orange).
  • Use WELDING TORCH (G). Play HOP; receive SPATULA.
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take CLUB HANDLE and DECORATIONS 2/3 (H).
  • Look at book and answer phone. Use PLASTIC SHEET and FELT PEN (I); receive CLUE.
  • Use SPATULA; receive DUST and take DECORATIONS 3/3 (J).
  • Go (K).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place DECORATIONS 3/3; take GRIP and TAPE MEASURE (L).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Use TAPE MEASURE and look at paper; take BELT (M).
  • Go (N).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use BELT (O); receive MIRROR SHARD.
  • Go (P).
  • Use MIRROR SHARD; take VACUUM and LOCK CHAIN (Q).
  • Walk down.
  • Place DUST and LOCK CHAIN (R).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (S): 4-9-4-6-4-4-4-9-6-11-4-4-4-6-4.
  • Enter (T).

Chapter 4: Manager’s Office

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take CURTAIN and NUTCRACKER (A).
  • Select CURTAIN twice; receive SEAT.
  • Select photo and picture (B).
  • Use RING (C). Open compartment; take GOLF BALLS 2/3 and BOOK (D).
  • Walk down.
  • Place BOOK (E).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (F).
  • Use CLUE. Solution (G): (5-6-2); receive NUMBER SEQUENCE.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place NUMBER SEQUENCE and select phone; press 562 (H).
  • Flip phone; take CLOCK HANDS 1/2 and GHOST EMBLEM (I).
  • Go (J).
  • Place GHOST EMBLEM (K). Play HOP; receive PENDULUM.
  • Place PENDULUM; take MAGNETIC GLOVES (L).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use MAGNETIC GLOVES (M).
  • Take CLOCK HANDS 2/2 (N).
  • Use MIRROR SHARD and FORK; take HEAD and LONG CHAIN (O).
  • Use TABLE LEG, LONG CHAIN (P) and SEAT (Q).
  • Climb Down (R).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take MAP FRAGMENT (S).
  • Receive METAL CHAIN.
  • Go to Manager’s Office.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place CLOCK HANDS 2/2. Solution (T). Take GOLF BALLS 3/3 (U).
  • GRIP and HEAD on CLUB HANDLE; receive GOLF CLUB.
  • Place GOLF BALLS 3/3 and GOLF CLUB; select each ball (orange). Take UV LIGHT (V).

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover

  • Three MAP FRAGMENTS and UV LIGHT on INCOMPLETE MAP.
  • Solution one (@5): U-L-A-L-D-L-D-A-L-U-R-A-U. Take Fishing Rod (B).
  • Solution two (@6): D-A-L-D-R-A-U-R-U-R-U-L-U-L-U-L-A. Use Fishing Rod (orange) on fish (C); take fish.
  • Solution three (@7): A-R-U. Use Fish (purple) on Crocodile (E).
  • Solution four (@8): U-A-Rx2-D-A-R. Take Raft (F).
  • Solution five (@9): L-A-U-Lx2-A-D-L-A. Use Raft on area marked with G. Select: L-D-L-U-A-L.
  • Receive ROSE BAY MAP.
  • Walk down twice.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place ROSE BAY MAP and go (W).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take REED (X).
  • HUBCAP on METAL CHAIN; receive LASSO.
  • Place LASSO (Y); receive LIMB.
  • Play HOP (Z); receive SICKLE.
  • Use SICKLE and VACUUM; take BLADES 1/3 (A).
  • Use LIMB (B1) and go (B2).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Talk (C).
  • Take CRYSTALS 1/2 (D).
  • Use NUTCRACKER (E); receive RIB. Take ANTENNA (F).
  • Go (G).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Look at note (H); take BROKEN TROWEL and LETTER D (I).
  • Use RIB; take SYRINGE BARREL and CRYSTALS 2/2 (J).
  • Place CRYSTALS 2/2 (K).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (L).
  • Take BROKEN PLAQUE and CADUCEUS (M).
  • Walk down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • LETTER D on BROKEN PLAQUE; receive PLAQUE.
  • Place PLAQUE and look at book. Take RUBBER BAND (N). Select typewriter.
  • REED and RUBBER BAND on BROKEN TROWEL; receive TROWEL.
  • Use TROWEL (O). Play HOP; receive ETCHING SCRIBE.
  • Pull handle; use ETCHING SCRIBE (P).
  • Enter (Q).

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover

  • Take WOODEN BOX, CHIPS 1/3, and BEAR (R).
  • Select WOODEN BOX. Solution (S).
  • Place BEAR on WOODEN BOX; look at note and photo; take BLADES 2/3 and KNOB.
  • Go to Bunker.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Take CHIPS 2/3 (U).
  • Place KNOB (V).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Solution (1-17).
  • Take WRENCH.
  • Walk left, then down.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use WRENCH; take METAL WHEEL and SYRINGE PLUNGER (W).
  • Go (X).
  • Place METAL WHEEL (Y). Play HOP; receive CROSS.
  • Go to Bunker.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place CROSS; take NEEDLE and SWORD (A).
  • Place SWORD; take CHIPS 3/3 (B).
  • Walk left.
  • Place CHIPS 3/3 (C).

Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover

  • Swap chips as shown (C).
  • Place (J) as shown.
  • Move (C-K)-(E-N). Place (K) and (N) as shown.
  • Move (J-H)-(N-B)-(K-D). Place (B), (H), and (D) as shown.
  • Swap tiles. Solution (@11).
  • Take CHEMISTRY BOOK and BLADES 3/3.
  • Go to Bunker.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use BLADES 3/3 (P); receive ROTOR BLADES.
  • Place ANTENNA (Q) and ROTOR BLADES (R); receive HELICOPTER.
  • Walk left.
  • Use HELICOPTER (S); take ANTLER (T).
  • Go to Trailer.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Press button (U). Place ANTLER; take CAN OPENER and SHARP ANTLER (V).
  • Go to Bunker.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CAN OPENER (W). Play HOP; receive RED HANDLE.
  • Use RED HANDLE (X); take SCISSORS (Y).
  • Use SCISSORS (Z); receive RUBBER TUBE.
  • Walk left.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Place RUBBER TUBE and SHARP ANTLER (Z1); receive CROSSBOW.
  • Use CROSSBOW and enter (Z2).
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Select balloons on left and balloons on right.
  • Use CROSSBOW on balloons. Solution: B-F-D-A-H-I-C-E-G-J.
Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover
  • Use CROSSBOW (K).
  • SYRINGE PLUNGER and NEEDLE on SYRINGE BARREL; receive SYRINGE.
  • Place CADUCEUS and use CHEMISTRY BOOK; select book twice (L).
  • Select 1-2; use SYRINGE on bottles; receive ANTIDOTE.
  • Select plunger (M). Select arm and use ANTIDOTE (N).
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed Phantasmat: Death in Hardcover.

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