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Chapter 1: Subway

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select scene. Answer phone (A).
  • Take MYSTERY BOX (B).
  • Look at note on MYSTERY BOX; take SUBWAY TICKET (C).
  • Go (D).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Move forward.
  • Use SUBWAY TICKET (E).
  • Use ability (F).
  • Go (G).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take HANDLEBAR (H).
  • Select newspapers twice; take EMERGENCY PLATE 1/3 (I).
  • Go (J).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take COIN (K).
  • Walk down.
  • COIN in MYSTERY BOX; take PLATFORM TILE.
  • Place PLATFORM TILE; select platform 3 (L). Play HOP; receive TRACK ROUTE.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • TRACK ROUTE on MYSTERY BOX. Solution (M).
  • Take POCKET KNIFE and PUZZLE BOX.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use POCKET KNIFE; take EMERGENCY PLATE 2/3 (N).
  • Go (O).
  • Use PUZZLE BOX (P).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution (1-16).
  • Solved image (Q).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use HANDLEBAR (R).
  • Take EMERGENCY PLATE 3/3 (S).
  • Go (T).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place EMERGENCY PLATE 3/3 (U).
  • Move handle (V-W-X).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select scene twice. Use ability (A).
  • Use POCKET KNIFE (B); receive RIPPED SHIRT.
  • Use RIPPED SHIRT; take FIRE EXTINGUISHER (C).
  • Use FIRE EXTINGUISHER and select (D).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select screen when ball is in middle (E-F). Repeat once.
  • Select backpack (G) twice; take BATHROOM KEY and ORNATE CASE (H).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use ability (I).
  • Take WIRE (J).
  • Look at poster (K).
  • Use WIRE; take Map, JUNK FOOD 1/3-2/3 (L).
  • Select laptop (M); take HOUSE PLANS (N); answer phone (O).
  • Open lunchbox; take TRACKER and JUNK FOOD 3/3 (P).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Throw JUNK FOOD 3/3 (Q).
  • Place HOUSE PLANS (R).
  • Play HOP (S); receive SECURITY CODE.
  • Place SECURITY CODE; enter 2134 (T).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take UMBRELLA and PUPPET NOSE (U).
  • Select boxes (V); take KNITTING NEEDLE (W). Select door and carpet (orange).
  • Open door and go (X).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select scene.
  • Look at photo and calendar (Y).
  • Use KNITTING NEEDLE and BATHROOM KEY (Z). Take SOLVENT (Z1).
  • Select painting (A).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use SOLVENT and select (B).
  • Play HOP (C); receive DRAIN CLEANER.
  • Select scene.
  • Go (D).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use DRAIN CLEANER; take HEDGE SHEARS (E).
  • Walk down.
  • Use HEDGE SHEARS; select 1-4 (F).
  • Go (G).

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life

  • Select mannequins on scene.
  • Open book and select 3x (H); take SCREWDRIVER (I). Select books 1-5.
  • Use SCREWDRIVER (J). Spin globe twice; take THREAD (K).
  • Take CRYPTIC DRAWING and PUPPET (L).
  • Open window and use UMBRELLA (M); receive PAINTS.
  • Select 6-8; look at photo; take HANDLE and CHISELS (N).
  • Set clock to 7:20 (O). Take BOX CODE (P).
  • Go to Living Room.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • BOX CODE on ORNATE CASE; enter 358 (Q); take FRIDGE MAGNET (R).
  • Place FRIDGE MAGNET on fridge; solution (S). Play HOP; receive PUPPET HEART.
  • Place HANDLE and select; take FIRST AID KIT and BUTTON (T).
  • Place BUTTON (U).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution 1-4.
  • Take MODEL SHEET.
  • Go to Workshop.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place MODEL SHEET. Solution (V).
  • Take PUPPET FLOWER (W).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • PUPPET NOSE, PUPPET HEART, and PUPPET FLOWER on PUPPET; take BOOKSHELF KEY.
  • Place BOOKSHELF KEY. Solution: (F-C)-(F-E)-(E-H)-(A-I).
  • Take BRUSH SET (K).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • PAINTS, CHISELS, THREAD, and BRUSH SET on ORNATE CASE; receive PUPPETEER’S TOOLS.
  • Place PUPPETEER’S TOOLS (L).
  • Go (M).

Chapter 2: Panic Room

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select scene 3x.
  • Use FIRST AID KIT (N) and select dog whistle (N1).
  • Take ANTENNA (O).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place CRYPTIC DRAWING; Rotate as shown (P).
  • Select monitor twice (Q).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use ANTENNA; take BROKEN WATCH (R).
  • Place BROKEN WATCH (S) and select soldering iron (S1).
  • Select monitor (T).
  • Play HOP (U).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take COINS 1/3, CANE, TEDDY BEAR, and SLINGSHOT (V).
  • Puzzle solution (W).
  • Go (X).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select TEDDY BEAR twice; take KITTEN PIECES 1/3 and RULER and TALKING BEAR.
  • Select poster; take COINS 2/3 (Y). Use RULER; take GLITTERING STARS (Y1).
  • Look at board (Z).
  • Enter (Z1).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Look at poster (A).
  • Take FOX FIGURE (B).
  • Look at note; receive COINS 3/3 (C).
  • Go to Rat Tower.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use COINS 3/3 (D). Press 3 (E); take ORANGE JUICE (F).
  • Give ORANGE JUICE (G); receive CAT FIGURE.
  • Go (H).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place FOX FIGURE and CAT FIGURE (I). Select painting (J).
  • Solution: Nx3-Mx4-Kx3-Lx2.
  • Take CRYPTEX.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place CRYPTEX on scene; select 1-5 (O).
  • Walk down.
  • Select 1-7 (P).
  • Take FOOD STAMPS (Q).
  • Go to Market.
  • Look at board (R). Give FOOD STAMPS (R1). Choose 5-3-2 (S).
  • Take NOODLES (T) and CASSETTE (U).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Give NOODLES and CASSETTE (V).
  • Play HOP (W); receive RESIDENT CARD.
  • Go to Market.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use CANE (X).
  • Use SLINGSHOT on scene; select twice (Y1-Y2).
  • Select scene twice.
  • Go (Z).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use RESIDENT CARD (A).
  • Go (B).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take BRASS KNUCKLES and RED PAINT (C).
  • Look at poster (D).
  • Go (E).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take CARBONATED WATER and KITTEN PIECES 2/3 (F).
  • Look at note; take MAGNET (G).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use MAGNET (H); receive KEY BUNDLE.
  • Use KEY BUNDLE and select (I).
  • Enter (J).

Chapter 3: Classroom

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take FLASHLIGHT, CLAMP, FORK, and FOX WATCH (K).
  • Look at poster (L).
  • Use CARBONATED WATER; take KITTEN PIECES 3/3 (M).
  • Use KEY BUNDLE. Select bag and use TALKING BEAR; select 1-4. Look at notebook (N); take HORSE RACE TAPE (O).
  • Remove note; push button (P).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place KITTEN PIECES 3/3. Solution (Q).
  • Take BUILDING CLUE.
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place BUILDING CLUE on scene; select 1-5.
  • Play HOP (R); receive BLACK HORSE.
  • Go to Elevator.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take CHARGER (S).
  • Go to Classroom.
  • CHARGER on FLASHLIGHT; receive EMPTY FLASHLIGHT.
  • Place EMPTY FLASHLIGHT; take CHARGED FLASHLIGHT (T).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use CHARGED FLASHLIGHT; look at note and take RUBBER BAND (U).
  • Solution (V).
  • Take GOLD PAINT (W). Open cage and use GLITTERING STARS (X); take WHITE HORSE (Y).
  • Use FORK and press button (Z).
  • Receive OLD MASK.
  • Go to Classroom.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place RED PAINT, GOLD PAINT, and OLD MASK. Use scissors (A) on masks.
  • Dip brush (B) in each can of paint and color according to 1-4.
  • Receive REPAIRED MASKS.
  • Walk down.
  • Place REPAIRED MASKS (C).
  • Go to Classroom.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Play puzzle. Solution (D).
  • Walk down and then go to Rat Den.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select twice (E).
  • Take card (F).
  • Place HORSE RACE TAPE (G).
  • Place WHITE HORSE and BLACK HORSE. Arrange horses as shown (brown-black-white) and then select 1-3. Take TATTOO PLATE and MONEY STASH (H).
  • Give MONEY STASH (I); receive RAT TOWER CARD.
  • Go (J).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use RAT TOWER CARD (K).
  • Select 3x and use RUBBER BAND (L).
  • Go (M).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Pull both levers (O).
  • Place TATTOO PLATE, FOX WATCH, and BRASS KNUCKLES (P).
  • Examine (Q).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution one 1-9 (R).
  • Solution two 1-10 (S).
  • Solution three 1-10 (T).
  • Select scene and then circled items (U).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution (V).
  • Receive CAT GLASSES.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place CAT GLASSES (W) and select each marked painting (purple).
  • Play HOP (X); receive TORN BOOK.
  • Open TORN BOOK and select; answer phone (Y).
  • Talk to and then give TORN BOOK; select for an HOP (Z); receive SKETCHBOOK.
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select scene. Select notebook (Z1) and 1-5.
  • Take HOGGS SIGN.

Chapter 4: Planning Room

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take SIGN PARTS 1/3 and LAPTOP (A).
  • Look at note (B).
  • Go to Recreation Room (C).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use ability (D).
  • Take HOSE and SIGN PARTS 2/3 (E).
  • Move crates (1-2).
  • Select portraits (F); receive FAMILY PORTRAITS 1/4.
  • Take WOOD FILE from HOGGS SIGN.
  • Use WOOD FILE; receive WOOD FILE; take WIRE BRUSH and BOOKEND (G).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place HOSE and use CLAMP (H).
  • Take FOX TOKEN (I).
  • Place BOOKEND (J); take KEY (K).
  • Go (L).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use KEY; take TRANQUILIZER GUN, FAMILY PORTRAITS 2/4, and RUST SPRAY (M).
  • Take CAT TOKEN from TRANQUILIZER GUN.
  • Place CAT TOKEN and FOX TOKEN (N).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution (O).
  • Take FAMILY PORTRAITS 3/4 and CHALK DUST (P).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use RUST SPRAY and WIRE BRUSH; take SIGN PARTS 3/3 (Q).
  • SIGN PARTS 3/3 on HOGGS SIGN; slide pieces into place (R); take LUMBER SIGN.
  • Place LUMBER SIGN (S).

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life

  • Solution one (T).
  • Solution two (U).
  • Take REEL and FAMILY PORTRAITS 4/4.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place FAMILY PORTRAITS 4/4. Solution (V).
  • Take RECORDER and SCOPE (W).
  • Go to Recreation Room.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use SCOPE (X). Hit the bullseye 6x (1-6). Take CLEAR TAPE (Y).
  • Walk down.
  • Use CHALK DUST and CLEAR TAPE; take HANDPRINT (Z).
  • Go to Recreation Room.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place HANDPRINT (A).
  • Go (B-C).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take ROD and TRANQUILIZER DART (D).
  • REEL on ROD; receive FISHING ROD.
  • Use FISHING ROD (E). Play HOP (F); receive SAW BLADE.
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place SAW BLADE; solution (1-5). Solved image (G).
  • Take GENERATOR.
  • Go (H).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take JAMMED BOX CUTTER, PORTABLE TV, and SAW REMOTE (I).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use SAW REMOTE on log and select (J).
  • Select Finn (K).
  • Take HAMMER (L).
  • Go to Lakeside.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use WOOD FILE and HAMMER; take BATTERY (M).
  • Go to Camp Site.
  • TRANQUILIZER DART in TRANQUILIZER GUN; select it.
  • Use TRANQUILIZER GUN (N). Play HOP; receive FINN’S ARM.
  • Walk down.
  • Use GENERATOR, PORTABLE TV, BATTERY, and FINN’S ARM (N1). Select it.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution (O).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use RECORDER (P).
  • Select BRANCHES twice; take PAPER SCRAP (Q). Select branches again.
  • Go (R).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Place PAPER SCRAP and select bag (S); take BINOCULARS and CELLPHONE (T).
  • Go to Camp Site.

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life

  • Select hint on LAPTOP and place CELLPHONE on it. Select laptop 2x; receive ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS.
  • Remove signs (U).
  • Select 1-3 (V).
  • Select (1) (W) and place ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS. Select 2-5 (W); take EXPLOSIVES.
  • Place EXPLOSIVES (X).
  • Select car (Y).
  • The solution is random (Z).

Chapter 5: Boulevard

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take METAL PLATES 1/2 (A).
  • Go (B).
  • Look at poster; take HAIRPIN (C).
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use HAIRPIN; take OLD COAT and PERFUME (D).
  • Use ability (E).
  • Use BINOCULARS (F).
  • Go (G).

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life

  • Take BROOM and ROPE (H).
  • Use OLD COAT (I). Play HOP; receive HOOK.
  • HOOK on ROPE; receive ROPE WITH HOOK.
  • Use ROPE WITH HOOK (J) and examine area.
  • Solution: L-K-M-Kx2-L-K.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Take CLEAR TAPE and SOAP (N).
  • Walk down.
  • Receive TEST LIGHT.
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • SOAP on JAMMED BOX CUTTER; take BOX CUTTER.
  • Use BOX CUTTER and remove tire; take SUITCASE and METAL PLATES 2/2 (O).
  • Go to Roof.
  • Place METAL PLATES 2/2 and use TEST LIGHT (P). Push button (Q).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select pairs of branches (1-10).
  • Receive BOX PLAN.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Play HOP (R).
  • Go to Square.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use HAIRPIN (S); receive SECOND SCRAP and FIRST SCRAP.
  • Walk down.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • FIRST SCRAP, SECOND SCRAP, and CLEAR TAPE on BOX PLAN; receive COMPLETE MAP.
  • Place COMPLETE MAP on scene and select. Use BROOM; take SEAL RING 1/2 (T). Select board (U).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Solution (1-8).
  • Select ground; take ZIP TIE (V).
  • Go to Shopping Street.
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use ZIP TIE; look at note (W).
  • Select grid; take BOLT CUTTERS (X).
  • Use BOLT CUTTERS on each chain (Y).
  • Enter (Z).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Select (A-B).
  • Open cover and use TEST LIGHT; select wires (green arrows). Select switches (white) (C).
  • Select package (orange).
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
  • Use BOX CUTTER; select puzzle (D).
  • Solution (1-12).
  • Take SEAL RING 2/2 (E).
  • SEAL RING 2/2 on SUITCASE and look at note; take FIST DRAWING.
  • Walk down.

The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life
The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life

  • Solution (F).
  • Play HOP (G); receive POLICE UNIFORM.
  • Go to Square.
  • POLICE UNIFORM is automatically used (H).
  • Place COMPLETE MAP in center of scene.
  • Remove papers and place FIST DRAWING; recreate image (I).
  • Take puzzle in box and select marked symbols (J).
  • Select scene.
  • Congratulations, you’ve completed The Andersen Accounts: The Price of a Life!

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