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Weekday Escape N°83


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Weekday Escape

DoraHow's your week treating you, precious friend? No matter your answer, it's bound to get a lot better with Weekday Escape on the job! After all, there are few situations in life that aren't improved by being trapped somewhere and forced to solve a series of strange puzzles before you can escape... that's what makes the Saw franchise so uplifting! This week, we take a look back with two older titles, including a stage show gone wrong by Just Pine Games (now Pine Studio), and a loft apartment overflowing with gems by TeraLumina, and then cap it off with some refreshing summer treats from Funkyland!

Fruit Kitchen Escape 23: Watermelon GreenFruit Kitchens No. 23: Watermelon Green - I don't know about you, but it's been broiling every day where I am, so finding seven watermelon in Funkyland's perky retro kitchen sounds like a great idea, as long as you let me wallow in them face-first rather than eat them. You go ahead and solve all the cute little puzzles for me, okay? I'm just going to lie here under the table and sweat. No, it's fine. Just leave the soundtrack on and nudge me once in a while. One grunt for "I'm fine." Two grunts for, "Feed me watermelon."

Diamond Penthouse EscapeDiamond Penthouse Escape - So here's something odd... though I discovered we had hosted this classic game from TeraLumina as I scuttled through the ancient recesses of JayisGames, I couldn't actually find a corresponding article... so let's do it now! You're stuck inside a swanky loft apartment, and before you can find your way out, you'll also need to fill your pockets with some multicoloured gems! Are you a thief? No, of course not. I'm sure you're just cracking all your own odd puzzles and finding all your own diamonds hid away from prying eyes.

Magician's EscapeMagician's Escape - Pine Studio, formerly Just Pine Games, have made a lot of escape games over the years, and we haven't featured all of them, so let's try this one on for size! After volunteering to be part of a stage magician's act, you suddenly find yourself in a room with a lot of locks on the door. This one's on the short side, which is nice, because social anxiety dictates that even if you got me on the stage for a trick like this, you have approximately five minutes before I start babbling. Let's see Penn and Teller sass their way out of this!

We love escape games, and our readers love talking about them and sharing hints! How about you? Let us know what you think, ask for clues, or help out other players in the comments below.

Walkthrough Guide


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Walkthrough for Fruits Kitchen (since it's short and sweet!)

Zoom in on left side of the room, watermelon #1 is on the pink cabinet.

Zoom in on the stove area at the back of the room. Watermelon #2 is in the sink. Collect the watering can behind the small window above the counter top, and collect the can opener on the shelves above the sink (sitting on top of one of the pots).

Zoom in on the table in the middle of the room. Use the can opener to get watermelon #3 (canned watermelon?!). Use the watering can on the frog in the middle of the table. Press the red rectangle on the front of the frog pedestal to get a disc with colours. Click and hold on the frog to see her parasol. You need to remember the order of the colours. From the top, clockwise: red, blue, purple, yellow, brown, green.

Go back to the left side of the room, and zoom in on the cabinet. Put the disc in place on the only knob that doesn't have a circle of colours around it. When you click on the circles, it moves the colours around. The knob in the middle represents the six sections of the parasol, so move the colours around until the right colour is next to the section highlighted in black.

Top left is yellow, top right is blue, bottom left is green, bottom right is brown.

Press OK and you should get watermelon #4 and a watermelon key.

Zoom out from the cabinet, and look at the panel on the wall to the right. There are four watermelons with different amounts of stripes. Click the panel to lift it and see that each watermelon has a different number of seeds. This is a hint for a code! The seeds represent the number, and the stripes represent the order.

The code is 5437

Zoom out from the panel, and then zoom in on the green vent at the bottom of the scene. Use the watermelon key on it to get watermelon #5. Click on the empty space to see that there's another little door in the vent. Open it and get watermelon #6.

Zoom in on the door at the back right of the room. Use the code from earlier on the green fridge to open it up and get watermelon #7. Get the key, and use it on the door to escape!

34 Comments

I'm stuck on Diamond Penthouse with

a broken statue, a blacklight, five tokens (red, green, yellow, magenta, orange), and all but two diamonds.

And that key should have opened more than one lock, dang it. :P

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Linnea July 8, 2015 6:34 AM replied to Xelia

I'm also stuck in Diamond Penthouse, but a (very) little further ahead...

Here is how you open the right-hand drawer under the TV:

Look at the table in front of the sofa

It is possible to do something with the game

the dice are thrown...

...but the piece has not been moved

Once you've done that, you have a clue for the drawer.

Simply count the number of game pieces, black and white together, from left to right.

I have used

wine bottle, key, knife, screwdriver, six tokens

I have

broken statue and blacklight, and all the diamonds except two

I have not opened

the left-hand drawer under the TV (I suspect I need

matches to light the candles in the shelf

for this code) or the hatch in the boat

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Ha, POP. It was a matter of looking closely enough at the

ship

After that, everything fell neatly into place. I only found 14 of the 15 diamonds, though.

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Xelia July 8, 2015 6:51 AM replied to Linnea

I'm out.

PoP got me the right-hand drawer code, and I just figured out the

broken statue.

Check the ship thoroughly.

Specifically, the barrels in front of the left-most sails.

Now, if anyone could let me know why that worked, I'd be most grateful.

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stuckinabasement July 8, 2015 7:18 AM replied to Xelia

Xelia, re

broken statue

when you click on the barrels that help you fix the statue, it should tell you that they are "filled with glue".

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Fuzzy McFarkles July 8, 2015 11:16 AM

Can someone please explain to me what "pop" means in reference to games? I see it all over the place on casual gaming sites and cannot figure it out.

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I created an account just so I could say: I started reading Jay Is Games during my first year of law school (2004/2005) and have been a regular reader (and player) ever since. Diamond Penthouse was one of the first room escape games that I played--I can still remember most of it, which is amazing to me. This games is where I learned how these type of games worked.

Thanks for the hard work and years of good memories.

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VoxPopuli42 July 8, 2015 11:50 AM

Oh Diamond Penthouse! It's been just long enough that I've forgotten all the details.

But, I was able to escape with all 15 diamonds, after 2 tries

The view of the Tv & the shades of grey poster has a green diamond to your left on top of the cabinet

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I'm missing the pink token, 2 diamonds, and I need to use the knife again. Any hints?

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VoxPopuli42 July 8, 2015 12:13 PM replied to nnnou

nnnou, here's a knife hint:

Did you notice any that was a bit stuck?

It's missing from an empty shelf

The wine bottle on the square shelves

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VoxPopuli42 July 8, 2015 12:24 PM replied to nnnou

And pink/magenta token hint:

Have you looked at the living room from EVERY angle?

How about the couch?

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I'm stuck on the Magician's escape. I've opened two of the three locks. I have:

pink cloth, three daggers (used) and matches (used)

I have clickity, clicked everywhere...I'm at a loss!

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nnnou July 8, 2015 12:40 PM replied to VoxPopuli42

Thank you! Those sweet spots are tight

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can't wait for the walkthroughs.

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nerdypants July 8, 2015 1:21 PM

I can't figure out the clock on Diamond Penthouse. I feel like I've looked everywhere for a clue. This is gonna be one of those cases where it's right out in the open and I feel like an idiot once I realize, isn't it?

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nerdypants July 8, 2015 1:23 PM

Oh gosh dang it! POP! I probably should have looked more closely at the

TIME magazines.

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firecaller July 8, 2015 4:43 PM replied to Maivie

Maivie,
I was stuck at the same spot for a while.

You can use the matches again...

look for a candle

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Clearly missing something in Magician's Escape. Got two locks sorted out, but can't figure out where to use the clue I got for the third key.

Got the note from the fortune teller, but now what?

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N/m, found what I'd been overlooking. (Not POP, checked a walkthrough. :P )

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Wanted to ask for help on Diamond Penthouse escape, and wrote an incomplete guide in the process of figuring out the best way to ask.

14/15 diamond locations, listed from left to right, top to bottom:

Diamond 1 - TIME magazine zoom, top-left of bottom magazine
Diamond 2 - Model ship screen, between second and third masts
Diamond 3 - Table screen, fruit bowl zoom, in the fruit bowl
Diamond 4 - Dresser-top clock screen, bottom-left of clock
Diamond 5 - 4x4 shelves bottom shelf zoom, in the flowers to the right

Diamond 6 - Couch screen, right side of couch
Diamond 7 - TV screen, on the shelf at the left side of the screen
Diamond 8 - !Warning! this must be the last gem you collect. Under the wine rack. Only revealed as you open the exit door, and you cannot leave the screen once you have done so.
Diamond 9 - counter under TV, in bowl
Diamond 10 - dresser zoom screen, bottom-left of dresser

Diamond 11 - Need some help here.
Diamond 12 - Othello board zoom, left side of board
Diamond 13 - Main screen, bottom-right of dresser
Diamond 14 - Wine rack screen, in bowl
Diamond 15 - 4x4 shelves screen, 2nd shelf down, right side

Need some help finding the diamond that goes to the bottom-left corner, listed as Diamond 11 above.

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i'm stuck on the umbrella puzzle on fruit kitchens. i have the piece that i need but cannot figure out how to do the puzzle. any help?

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ShadowWolfSBI July 8, 2015 9:36 PM replied to Mutevampire

The #11 Diamond is...

on the table, in the "main" view where all of the place settings are visible. If you number the places like so:

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

...then the diamond is on the bottom right corner of setting #5.

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hope some are coming soon :)

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JCS July 9, 2015 1:05 AM replied to R

R, make a study of that umbrella.

The color pattern doesn't match the knobs, does it?

Turn the knob so the marking matches the where the color appears on the umbrella

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BlueBird July 9, 2015 6:55 AM

Thought it might be worth a mention that there is a little bit of colourful language in Magician's Escape. Personally I didn't mind it, but I know some people may prefer to be forewarned.

:)

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In case anyone is stuck where Chris was (because it also stumped me for a bit!):

Click around the carpet on the screen where the mannequin is, there's something there you need to uncover! It should all fall into place from there.

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Maivie July 9, 2015 12:04 PM replied to firecaller

Thanks for the help. I had already lit the candle. I got tired of clicking and left for the day. Came back today and voila...I found the one spot I had not clicked yesterday. lol I have escaped.

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Walkthrough for Fruits Kitchen (since it's short and sweet!)

Zoom in on left side of the room, watermelon #1 is on the pink cabinet.

Zoom in on the stove area at the back of the room. Watermelon #2 is in the sink. Collect the watering can behind the small window above the counter top, and collect the can opener on the shelves above the sink (sitting on top of one of the pots).

Zoom in on the table in the middle of the room. Use the can opener to get watermelon #3 (canned watermelon?!). Use the watering can on the frog in the middle of the table. Press the red rectangle on the front of the frog pedestal to get a disc with colours. Click and hold on the frog to see her parasol. You need to remember the order of the colours. From the top, clockwise: red, blue, purple, yellow, brown, green.

Go back to the left side of the room, and zoom in on the cabinet. Put the disc in place on the only knob that doesn't have a circle of colours around it. When you click on the circles, it moves the colours around. The knob in the middle represents the six sections of the parasol, so move the colours around until the right colour is next to the section highlighted in black.

Top left is yellow, top right is blue, bottom left is green, bottom right is brown.

Press OK and you should get watermelon #4 and a watermelon key.

Zoom out from the cabinet, and look at the panel on the wall to the right. There are four watermelons with different amounts of stripes. Click the panel to lift it and see that each watermelon has a different number of seeds. This is a hint for a code! The seeds represent the number, and the stripes represent the order.

The code is 5437

Zoom out from the panel, and then zoom in on the green vent at the bottom of the scene. Use the watermelon key on it to get watermelon #5. Click on the empty space to see that there's another little door in the vent. Open it and get watermelon #6.

Zoom in on the door at the back right of the room. Use the code from earlier on the green fridge to open it up and get watermelon #7. Get the key, and use it on the door to escape!

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Kaykayenne July 10, 2015 5:28 PM

I'm stuck on Diamond Penthouse.

I don't know where to use the screwdriver and I can't figure out the shades of grey (hihihi) puzzle.. I guess it is related to the poster over the television, but I don't know what to do with it.

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ShadowWolfSBI July 10, 2015 5:48 PM replied to Kaykayenne

Where to use the screwdriver:

There's a grey panel in the lower right corner on the close up view of that poster above the TV. Use the screwdriver there to uncover a "light switch" of sorts to get the clue for the shades puzzle.

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Kaykayenne July 10, 2015 5:57 PM replied to ShadowWolfSBI

Wow thank you!! I feel like it was kind of obvious now.. TuT

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Fuzzy McFarkles July 16, 2015 12:45 PM replied to Dora

Thank you! :) It was driving me mental not being able to figure it out.

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lynnehammar927 July 28, 2015 11:43 AM

Squiddly, you rock! I would never have found that ...

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