The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle: Walkthrough

The Mystery of Blackthorn Castle
By: Syntaxity (Lone Wolf Games)

This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough guide with hints, tips, solutions and answers for the iOS and Android game Blackthorn Castle by Syntaxity. Feel free to ask for help in the comments section.


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

1. Go straight ahead to the cottage in scene 4. Go to the garden out back and get the brass key from the urn.

You can also watch my video for the first half of the walkthrough here:

2. Go into the cottage and pick up the horseshoe from the floor. Then look under the bed and take the wooden ball. Use the brass key to unlock the box and get a piece of parchment with a clue on it.

3.  Leave the cottage and go back to the first screen. Head right and look inside the mine cart to get a piece of charcoal.

4. Go back to the cottage and continue ahead along the path. Tap on the signpost to the left to get a clue (you will automatically take a photo of it with your camera).

5. Now, take the middle path and then the right path to a locked gate. Continue down the right path to a windmill. Solve the puzzle on the trap door (I didn’t get a photo of the complete puzzle in time) and go downstairs to screen 24.

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6. Pick up the shovel and place the wooden ball in the glass tube.

7. Go back upstairs and then open the door to the windmill. Go inside and up the stairs. Pick up a log from the fireplace and the blank piece of paper on the shelf.

  1. 8. Use the charcoal on the piece of paper to get a message about something buried at Richard Knight:’ grave.

9. Go back to screen 13 and take the right path to the church. Go inside the church and get a clue from the pews. Then go through the door and up the stairs. Take the piece of stained glass from the window sill.

10. Go back outside and to the graveyard next to the church. Use the shovel to dig in front of Richard Knight’s gravestone until a trap door appears. Go down the ladder and pick up the bellows and get the clue from the wall.

Continue to Part 2 of the walkthrough.

This Post Has 29 Comments

  1. RayLinStephens

    OMG! Great game! You’ll enjoy it!!

  2. Podbud

    Loving the game but I’m stuck.

    Im asking the hint book, however it keeps saying:

    “you have an item you can use at scene 57”

    – I have placed two horseshoes in the recess of the stable area. I don’t have anymore horse shoes at the moment and have used all my items but they aren’t the correct item.


    1. Nancy

      Did you try using your garden trowel to dig in the hay?

    2. renae

      I think you have to dig something up in the hay in that room

    3. Stephanie

      Did you find the magnet? It’ll help you on that scene.

  3. patti

    Love the game stuck can not solve #34 keep saying I have the clue but the only one I have will not work

    1. Nancy

      I’m stuck too but at #64. Hint says to turn out the lights but can’t figure out how to do it. The only things that I have are flint and grappling hook

      1. renae

        im stuck there too!! Have you gotten past it yet?

    2. Sue

      Patti, try the urn. There is a key in it.

      1. patti

        Have already gotten and used the key but

  4. jean

    The magnet worked for me in the hay to find more horse shoes and the flint. My map doesnt show on the device I am using. Can anybody tell me which screen is 26? I am suposed to find an item there. Does anyone know where we can find a complete walkthrough?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      The map is in the lower right hand corner. And I’ll try to finish the walkthrough ASAP. Was busy working out the kinks in my new iPad.

  5. Lee

    For the puzzle on the cellar in scene 29 (the crest), I have it exactly how you have and nothing happens. Might I have a bug? Do I need to push something to make it work?

      1. Lance

        I’m stuck with the same issue. Completed the puzzle in scene 29 but nothing happens.
        I even restarted the game and followed the walkthrough exactly but still nothing.

        I’m on iPhone 5… could that be an issue??

        1. Lance

          Disregard my last message.. the image in the walkthrough above is not the solved puzzle.
          Get it to the same as above and move the eagle head to the centre and look at the side pieces. You should get it after a few moves.

          1. Harry

            Thnkx! I had the same problem . Solved now!

            1. Anna

              I made the puzzle but nothing happens!! What to do?

  6. Clive

    I too cannot complete the puzzle on scene 29 :0 ( I have the tiles same as your picture but with top of helm in centre. The walkthru has helped get round this but of course I end up with no pry bar. My clus book helpfully tells me there is a puzzle to solve at location 29 – Grrr suppose I’ll have to reinstall and play again. Thx for the walkthroughs which are most useful.

  7. [email protected]

    I cannot figure out how to turn the lights off in scene 56 (in the ice scenes?)
    Othefwise it, is a great game and hope your game designers build some new, even harder games.

  8. Joan D Linville

    I cannot get from one scene tthrough to another except by backtracking through all intersecting scenes. Is there an easier way to go straight from one scene to a previous scene directly? Btw, I am playing this game on my Nook, rather than a regular computer. Thanks in advance for your help.

  9. cassandra hall

    the picture on the blocks at the windmill don’t match the ones that are shown on the video.i have a shield with 2 swords and 2feathers .all the rest of the game is correct

    1. cassandra hall

      does anyone else have this problem. when is the moderation going to be fixed

  10. Mil

    Where can i find an axe?Please help me i don’t have an axe so i can not break ice

  11. Alishia

    I cannot find the 4th horseshoe. Where are they all located?

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