Charlie732 - The gas comes from..

..a leaking hose in the schoolhouse cellar.

I'm afraid Whack-a-Mole is the only way I know of to get the coin.

Smilingt - Is the hammer still in your inventory? If you are certain you've removed a total of four nails and the hammer is still in your inventory, you may have encountered a bug. Try restarting, but if that doesn't work then you may want to contact the developer or publisher. http://bigfishgames.custhelp.com/app/ask

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where can i find the matches?

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ryle - Did you check the inventory list in the walkthrough section? The matches..

.. are obtained by using the knife on the teddy bear chained to the wall in the toy store attic.

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Charlie732 July 11, 2009 12:40 PM

I'm at the end of game.(finally!) Is there a trick to the last puzzle ( putting numbers 1-17 in order)? Thanks, Charlie732

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Hi Charlie - there is a trick to it.

The question has been asked before a couple of times in this thread, but let me see if I can remember, as I had solved that one on my own when I played through the first time.

Notice that there is an odd number of digits that you must put in order. This is significant because if you try to move one digit around in one direction and it doesn't land where it needs to, then try moving it around in the opposite direction.

Each number can be manipulated by swapping places with every other digit all the way around. Since you're skipping 2 places each time, and there's an odd number of places, you just can't end up in the same place you started. It will take you twice around to do that.

What I would do is start with the number 1, get that into its correct position. There is only one place that it can be. Then work on getting 2 into position, and so on.

Just keep at it that way, moving the digits into place and you will see the pattern. I hope that helps. It's been a long time since I solved that one.

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adrianna July 17, 2009 6:28 PM

i'm stuck on the side of the schoolhouse puzzle,can someone please help.

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Adrianna -

When you look at the cellar doors on the side of the schoolhouse there should be a temperature carved into it. Once you see that, go back to the toy store and set the oven to that precise temperature (hopefully you have found the potholder). Then look at the top of the oven. The burners at the top will form a pattern of red and black areas. Go back to the left of the schoolhouse and look at the puzzle. Click on the spaces to either turn them red or leave them blank to match the pattern on the stovetop. When done, push the button and the doors should open.

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Love the game, played it 5 times since i purchased it.
One problem is the cash register.
How do you open it? I keep skipping that one because i don't know how to solve the puzzle.

Please help

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PADDY - To open the cash register,

all the rows and columns of the keys must add up to 15. Solution:

4 - 8 - 3
9 - 1 - 5
2 - 6 - 7

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i have just completed this game and thinks its one of the best games i have played in ages, i love the mcf games anyway but this is definatly the best. i only skipped a few puzzles the whack a mole one and purely out of frustration the last one with the numbers!! am gonna play it again to see if i can beat my time and not skip them""

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Yes, definitely one of my favorite games of all time, too, allyk.

And the Whack a Mole(!) How frustrating that game was! I'm so glad they allowed you to skip it. It was the only one I skipped (the 2nd time through).

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I have been playing Return to Ravenhurst a very long time. I've started over several times and get stuck at the same place every time. The phone connection and cannot find key to open skeleton box in elevator. Any help would be most appreciated.

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Loretta -

Have you checked out the walkthrough above? It has the answers to both of your questions.

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Finally beat the phone connection and now looking for the last heart to go on the heart door. Thanks.

[Edit: Please refrain from using all caps when posting a comment. Thanks! -Pam]

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Can anyone help me? I could not get the last typewriter key. And also I'm stuck at the classroom. Please help me.

Thanks.

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sheila pinkerton August 8, 2009 7:34 PM

I've gotten the 10 hearts in place, but the door doesn't open. Did I forget to do something....it's been a while since I played.
Thanks

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Sheila - Go back and make sure you have completed all the sparkling areas as well, then the wall should open if you have all the hearts.

Raj - All the typewriter keys are in hidden object scenes - Kayleigh has listed their locations in the "List of all Inventory Items" in the walkthrough section above.

What do you mean you are stuck at the classroom?

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Sorry if I'm being a divot, but I can't seem to skip any puzzles. I've collected zillions of items, including many that I've used in various puzzles, but I'm completely stuck on the "Raise Rose from the dead" puzzle and REALLY need to skip it but when I click on "skip puzzles", nothing happens. I haven't tried to skip anything else - what am I doing wrong?!
Many thanks for any help!
S

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Jay this is a spectacular site you have. I don't think I would have been able to finish Return to Ravenhearst without it!!! I just wanted to say thanks! Also I've been searching the internet like a crazy person.. have you heard of any news on Madame Fate 2? Or are some of the rumors on the net true that there will not be a MF2?

[Edit: Thank you, Jaime! I am glad you found us. ^_^ As for a sequel to Madame Fate, I would love to see one, too! That is an excellent game. The entire Mystery Case Files series has been awesome so far, and I am sure there is another one coming soon(!) I have no advance knowledge of whether it will be another Madame Fate, however. -Jay]

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Bellatrice August 20, 2009 12:15 AM

Yikes, my telephone has no bugs so I can't use the repellant to reveal the phone puzzle. I've gone to all the floors, bathrooms, cupboards, of all the locations I can think of - blue door (store, beauty parlor), pink door (toy store, school, gingerbread house), elevator (sewer), garden, even the kitchen but I cannot find any more puzzles or hidden objects. Is this a glitch or am I forgetting something basic?

Thanks:)

PS This magnificent game is the closest I've ever seen to Myst. Just a little more story development & it will be comparable to Riven!

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righttttttt, i've been reading this about the glitch with the young girls coffins.
when i reached this point, the video of the two girls did come up.
alas the 'hidden clue' did not appear, i know what the clue is but it is nowhere to be found.
is this another glitch, or am i just being blind?! haha :) much appreciated xxx

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SOLVED it, well my father did :p
hahaha, :) xxx.

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No bugs come up on phone. I get message that phone is dead.The first time I played there was bugs. What am I missing?

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I cant get into the celler door beside the school. did i miss something that im suppose to do first?

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Vicki -

Are you talking about the telephone or the telephone box? You need to kill the bugs to gain entrance to the telephone box, and you need to solve the telephone box puzzle to be able to use the phone.

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Maleah -

There is a puzzle to open the cellar door. Have you checked the walkthrough?

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Hi Jay and Company; this is my first time playing RTR and I've reached the EMPTY coffin!! I'm in a panic right now and a bit frustrated. I do not want to start over!
Please tell me there is a solution...you're my only hope.
Thank you,
Tracey

[Edit: Sorry, Tracey. I'm afraid that's a known issue with the game, but I would be surprised if Big Fish hadn't already fixed this issue. Are you playing a recently purchased version? You should contact Big Fish customer support about this: https://bigfishgames.custhelp.com/app/ask -Jay]

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I'm having trouble opening the door with the typewriter. I can't find the "R" key. I've searched everywhere. Or maybe I shouldn't use that key? Can anyone help me to pass that door? Thanks.

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eileen September 24, 2009 4:58 PM replied to fifa

fifa - You can check Kayleigh's walkthrough above for the locations of inventory items. The "R" key..

Toystore, showcase, search scene 3
If you did not see the video with the twins in their coffin before, you wont be able to find the letter R. It seems, that some people have a bug there, which can till now, only be solved by starting the game all over again. People, which discovered this bug, had no issue, when they did it the second time. [from the walkthrough]

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Anonymous October 3, 2009 12:45 PM

ok i can't find the key to the skull box in elevator & i can't find the r for the type writer .... i turned up the heat on the stove to 450 i can't get no reaction from it.. last the cellar doors on the side of the school what do i do please any help will do been stuck for days... thanks in advance

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Recently found this game, took a day to complete, sad its finished. It was awesome to play. Takes some common sense and little thinking.

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FREE ROSE GAME - Please help me.. I'm am getting so frustrated with the game to free rose. I just can't get the rings over the dots. I got the first one as a fluke, then stuffed up the second now i can't get the first again... can anyone give me a break down of the moves to do these.. thanks

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Hello,

I am in the children's section near the school house....I am stuck at the cellar? Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Theresa - stuck at cellar

Please have a look at the walkthrough above. You will probably find help there :).

For further questions, please come back and we will love to help you

Greetings, Kayleigh

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How do i solve the electrical box connection in the workshop cellar? what is the route to light up all the lights.

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just finished game, but did not get to use torn canvas/tapestry. what was it for?

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Allie Everclear October 31, 2009 10:54 AM

Okay so I found the fuse and everything the only problem is the fusebox isn't opening. I've put the code in but I don't understand what the problem is. Each time I attempt to open it it says that my code is incorrect and the red light flashes. :[
I thought that I had to go get the fuse for the box to open. lol, no Allie WRONG! It should have opened when I put the stupid code in. What am I doing wrong? Was I not supposed to use the code from the stupid 15 game thing?

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Anonymous October 31, 2009 4:42 PM

I want to give a HUGE thank you to whomever did the walkthrough. I would not have been able to finish the game without help!!

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Tyler Hicks November 1, 2009 12:00 PM

I have got every jeweled heart except for one.I checked everywhere please help.

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I am in the Library but can't see the symbles on the top shelve. I think I have th lower shelf completed. If you could tell me the book titles maybe I could go on to another puzzle.
thanks

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My computer locked up when I was trying to get the locket from Emma's statue. I went around and collected all ten hearts, but I can't get the locket from Emma. What do I do? Am I going to have to start over to finish the game?

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I don't have the 'X' typewriter key. I've looked at the walkthrough, and been back to the place where I should have found it, and I had already done the hidden objects search. So I should have it, but I don't. Help! Do I need to start all over again?

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I am stuck on this game. I love it but have reached a wall that is not letting me go any farther. I am unable to open the door at the school that is in the cellar by the school. I looked at youtube and I did it exactly that way but nothing happens. I wonder if I may have missed a step. Thanks
Mary

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merrymerry-cellar school door
I don't know, what you tube shows, but please be aware, that the solution of the oven pattern is random.

On top of the comments, you will find a walkthrough, describing what you have to do. I'm sure, that will help you.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I can't go any further in the game until I solve the problem with the stove in the playroom. Must have a temperature of 550 degrees. How can you regulate the stove temperature to 550 degrees when each time you move the handles they either go all the way up or just below the 550 degree line.

Please Help!!! Spoilers welcome

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I lost all my items in my inventory somehow. Is there a way to get them back or do I have to restart the game?

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wildhare218 November 25, 2009 11:02 PM

I am new to this game. This is the first one I have ever done and I am stuck. I have made it in the kitchen. I am stuck at the birdman in the garden and how do I get the flower to the statue? Plus I dont' know how to get thru the fireplace puzzle. Any help would be appreciated. I like the game just wish I knew more about how to get about. Thanks Kelly

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Kelly, have you taken a look at the walkthrough we have up on this page? Click the spoiler that reads "Outside the manor, Kitchen, Moon Puzzle" then the spoiler under that that reads "Go left on the front porch" to solve the flower and the statue puzzle.

For the Fireplace, the answer you seek is also listed above. You need to follow all the steps in "Outside the manor, Kitchen, Moon Puzzle" to have what you need to solve the Fireplace puzzle.

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wildhare218 November 28, 2009 1:36 AM

Jay thanks for your help! Like I said this is all new to me.

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How do I get past the bookcase, the one with the symbols on the books? Is it some kind of puzzle you have to solve? And what's with the record player after you play the record?

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Can someone help me? I'm stuck on the level after you

get captured by Victor. There's two doors one on the left and one on the right and a hole in the center floor in the hall. How do you get past the hole and the room with the bookcase and the record player? I've played the record but

I can't figure it out

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Jonathan -

Have you tried the walkthrough above? It should have the answers to your questions.

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Can someone help me? I left the house without going to the attic again. Now I can't seem to get back up there.

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Help! I can not find the letter R no matter what I try. I have started over 3x, printed out the walkthrough and followed it word for word, screaming.... :)

Any advise would be welcome.

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dnz - Letter R
The letter R is a glitch in this game, that normaly does correct it self, when you play again with another profile. When this does not work out for you at all, you should contact the customer support of the vendor you purchased the game from.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I'm at the tram and have done the search and I have the fuel and funel but some how I don't have a wrench

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Melly - wrench

That is my fault.... so to say ;)

I messed up the words because in my language, they are pretty equal ;). You need the screwdriver - You will find it: third search scene rose bush, left side of garden door.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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how do you turn tha handle in the well to get the knife and how do you solve the puzzle in the phone connection

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I am at Rose's coffin but cannot figure out the Love Connector puzzle. I have 3 of the squares over the little button/lights but can't get the last one to work. Any suggestions?

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Apologies for not using the 'spoiler' tag correctly! My previous comment was my first.

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Susie,
You don't have to use a spoiler tag to ask a question. Use them when you are giving a hint or walk through information.

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help! i've gone through the walkthrough a dozen times and still can't figure out how to get the 4th marble from rose's coffin.
its supposed to be in the cavern - is this the cavern where the boat is? I don't see any coffin (did seek & find there twice now) need red marble to go further
help!!!!!!

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never mind. found rose's coffin.

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hey guys, can someone help me with the telephone? I cant get the pattern to get all the lights to work.

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I just bought this game. I am stuck with the sun icon,have found the moon and solved the rest puzzle. Please tell me where to find the sun.also how to solve the skeleton puzzle? Do i have to solve it out 1st i order to get the sun icon? thanks...

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Eleen - moon puzzle, skeleton puzzle
Please have a look on top of these comments - you will find a walkthrough there with answers for all your questions:)

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I'm not sure where "the mailbox at the right side to read the newpaper article in the direction of the cavern is. Any help would be appreciated.

Also, where is the Gingerbread House?

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Okay, i found the gingerbread house. Now i'm stuck at the well in the toy store. It says go back to toy store and go down to the well and click the rope to climb down. I don't understand what it is asking. Do i go to the well in the toy store or by the initial gate? Some help would be greatly appreciated.

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tdvl13 - well
As it says: You need to enter the well by the toy store. - the part where you can click the rope is part of the well.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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help! im suck on the bookshelf puzzle! how do i solve it? ive been playing it for a couple of time and still cant figure out that puzzle!

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I think I am close to the end of the game...I think?? Anyways, I still need the "R" key to do the typing puzzle. Where would I have found the "R" key, that is, if my game glitched, so I know if I need to start over again or not. Thanks to all!

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JJypsie - R-key
Toystore, showcase, third HO-scene
If you did not see the video with the twins in their coffin before, you wont be able to find the letter R. It seems, that some people have a glitch there, which can till now, only be solved by starting the game all over again. People, which discovered this bug, had no issue, when they did it the second time.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Kayleigh...yes most definitely have to start the game over...bummer! :( Oh well I enjoyed playing it, so a second time shouldn't be a problem...thanks for the info.

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I found out that I didn't go far enough...found letter "R", am now captured by Victor, how do I arrange the books?

What are those symbols anyways? What do they mean? Are they a language or just simple symbols...hmm? Could someone help me, yet again.

Thanks for the help!

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Nevermind...arranged the books...now to find the jeweled hearts and I think I am finished! :D

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I understand your instructions about the Easter Eggs and found what I need like you have step by step, but there is no "extra" game to be played. I dont understand. Is it just the message spoken to us?

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Hi, I cannot find the attic, library, or the letter "R". Please help?

[Edit: Have you tried consulting our complete walkthrough just above the comments here on this page? You will likely find the answers to your questions. -Jay]

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Anonymous January 20, 2010 5:36 PM

I did solve the puzzle at the fireplace than
I went downstairs and saw a ghost I have been
all over the place but how do I get to the
attic and libary please someone help me I have started over and over I love your game

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Christine Page January 25, 2010 1:50 PM

I am missing a tenth heart! There are no sparkling areas anywhere in the game. I love this game and would hate to not be able to finish - I am so close... Please Help!!!

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Christine Page January 25, 2010 3:10 PM

Never mind...I FOUND my last heart - it was someplace I forgot to return to...DUH!

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hey look is anyone playing?? i'm so lost
i'm in the general store and i don't know how to get to the

sewer, the elevator isn't letting me and i don't know why

i've been gettng some help but wherever i go they just tell me that it just stops there and well mine won't stop and idon't know why can someone please help me

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@ peys
Please have a look at our walkthrough on top of these comments - I'm sure you will find help there :)
Having still trouble afterwards please come back and we will love to help you.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I can't seem to dial the number on the telephone. it says there is no dial tone...and i can't do anything else til I get that back door open...help!

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I'm having problems completing the "whack-a-mole" mini-game...been there for 2 days...just cannot get past it! I'm just not fast enough...I only get 5 or 10 points! definately not even close to 100...anyone have any suggestions for me...thank you

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pammyj11 - I had the same problem. You may just want to use the "Skip Puzzle" option in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Hillary - Before you can get a dial tone, you must..

..repair the fuse box downstairs.

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Thanks Eileen! That's just what I did...hate to skip something...but just not fast enough...finally...I finished the whole thing...so addictive...so fun! I know my time wasn't good..but this is the first game I have played like this, and I definately want to do more of them...think I'll go through this one again!! Whoo..Hoo!!!

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Please, HELP ME! I can't find tenth heart and I still have shovel in my inventory. Where do I use it? I red all comments...there is no answer.

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Milica - hearts
The shovel has to be used at the left side of the beauty parlor.

The hearts are in random ho-scenes - you will have to go around and see, if you might have missed one. Don't forget to take the one out of Emma's hand.

Greetings,
Kayleigh

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Thank you, Kayleigh!
I finished it. I forgot to look at the front gate. My mistake. The best game!!

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I'm almost done. I've put the hearts in place, but the door won't open! I've been everywhere. I don't think there's anything else to find. Why won't the door open!!?
Libby

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Absolutely love this game. I'm still having difficulty with the last page on the original Ravenhurst. Can anyone tell me the word on the last page?

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Please tell me how to get to the library. the first time I started this game it came up black after awhile and i couldnot continue on..
now i am back and forth no library or attic in sight.

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Grizzleesgirl February 27, 2010 1:04 PM

Help! I Have been thru the center door of main house cellar & Left door to kids side, But I can't seem to open the drawer in Emma's Bedroom, I still have the hammer in inventory, but it only rem'd 3 out of 4 nails...The upper left hand corner nail is still stuck, so the drawer won't open. Do I need something else for that 4th nail?? Thanks so much, I am really having fun with the game so far, I've had to skip a few puzzles (because I didn't want to wait to go on, mostly:) But WOW!
Thanks in advance for any help!
Leigh

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Grizzlesgirl...try clicking the hammer all over...you may just be missing the correct spot...good luck

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HELP Please !! I notice other people have a problem with the puzzle at Rose's coffin as well, I get three and then can't get the last one! Any chance someone can let us know how they did it so I don't have to skip it?

Thanks

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Anonymous March 14, 2010 11:30 PM

can any one tell me how to pass the part where you put the two coins on top of the chemeny, i can't seem to get pass that level, it asked me for a missing part, and i know it is the moon on the statue and i can't get the moon because i need the rose, and i can't get the rose, becuse i need the scissors to clip them.

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I am at the finale and can't seem to drop the last heart. Am I having a glitch in the game or is there a trick to it? I have to admit that I ran out of time previewing the game and have been clicking on the "5 more minutes" till the end of the game. Not sure if this would make a difference though.

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I am at the last part and am stuck at the front door uncovering the hidden objects.It wants me to find the note and I keep clicking on it and it does not go into the inventory. This is prohibiting me from getting the last heart released. What do I have to do?

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Anonymous March 21, 2010 2:29 AM

Love the game. Has anyone heard if there is a Ravenhearst 3 in the works? If so, when is the expected release date? Thanks

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CGates...the note is on the paper tacked to the door...its the little musical note

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