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Green markings are scrawled across a portion of the wallpaper and each of the six bookcase pieces. Could they be connected? How can you put them together?
To discover the meaning of the green scratches, start by rebuilding the broken bookcase. Study the details of each of the six pieces carefully to learn how to rebuild the shelf.
A detail on the wallpaper might also be helpful.
Notice the different notch sizes in the wood planks. To build a stable bookcase, pair short notches with long notches. Keep in mind, one spot allows a little extra room to shift the pieces of the bookcase and connect the final piece.
A completed bookcase will not reveal the answer on its own. Think about where the bookcase may have been located before it was broken.
Line the bookcase against the wall, matching it to the faded areas on the wallpaper. Look inside the house at the markings on the bookcase and the wall to see the answer. You may have to slightly change the angle of your view until all the green markings appear to connect. What symbol do you see? Find this symbol on the green section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Living Room icon (couch).Back to top
There is a red rug that has been stitched together from scraps of fabric on the floor. Could it be covering something?
Underneath the rug there is a scattering of red symbols scratched on the wood floor. Which symbol will help you unlock the door?
The perforated rug will help you find the correct red symbol. Tear along the perforations. Which sections of the rug should you align to fix the poorly assembled rug?
Lining up the black border around the rug reveals a square hole in the bottom right corner. This hole will help you find the correct symbol.
Place the reassembled rug back on the wood floor. The dark splotch on the floor will help you position the rug correctly.
When the reassembled rug is aligned properly on the floor a symbol in the upper right corner shows through the square hole in the rug. Find this symbol on the red section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Living Room icon (couch).Back to top
A blue cross-stitch pattern hangs above the door. A blue spider lazily spins its web.
The blue cross-stitch pattern will help you find meaning in the blue spider web. Need another hint? Click the spider web.
A blue spider has spun a peculiar blue web. Why did the spider spin its web this way?
Another blue pattern in the room will guide you through the answer.
Closely examine the cross stitch pattern. Why does the pattern point in different directions?
The cross-stitch pattern gives directions for a path to follow within the spider web. Starting at the green dot, move DOWN until you reach an intersection, then DOWN again. What should the next moves be?
When you arrive at the third instruction in the cross-stitch pattern, there are two ways you can go UP. However, only one of these choices will lead you to the red dot in the correct number of steps.
Following the DOWN, DOWN, UP, DOWN, DOWN path from green to red reveals a symbol. Find this symbol on the blue section of the Solution Wheel and line it up with the Living Room icon (couch).Back to top
A portrait of a young girl hangs on the wall. Could there be anything behind it?
There is a picture of a house on the other side of the portrait. It doesn’t seem to connect to anything else in the room. Remember this double-sided painting, it may be useful later.
A hollow voice seems to come from the doll, “Some things are broken… others made whole… some remain lost…” What could this be referring to?”
Each phrase refers to something in the room. Focus on those items to get out of the living room.
The bookshelf is broken apart, the rug is made whole with scraps of fabric stitched together, and the spider is lost in a maze. Find the symbols revealed by the bookshelf, rug, and spider web to get out of the living room. The doll itself will not help reveal a symbol. It may be useful later.
It’s a lock symbol with green, red, and blue circles. You’ll have to find three symbols in the colors green, red, and blue to exit the living room.
Line up the three solution symbols from the red, green and blue rings with the Living Room symbol (couch) on the outer yellow ring as shown.
The red symbol is revealed by realigning the rug and placing it in the correct orientation on the floor.
The green symbol is revealed by rebuilding the bookshelf and aligning it with the faded areas on the wall.
The blue symbol is revealed by tracing a path within the spider web that follows the directions on the hanging cross-stitch pattern.