The House of da Vinci: Complete Walkthrough Guide

The House of da Vinci
By: Blue Brain Games

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This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough with hints, tips, tricks, solutions and answers for the iOS, Android and PC puzzle adventure game, The House of da Vinci, by Blue Brain Games. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.


Chapters 1 2 3 4 | Chapters 5 6 7 8 | Review

Chapter 1 – Street:

You can watch my walkthrough video for chapters 1 & 2 here or continue to the step-by-step walkthrough below:

1. Follow the tutorial. Look around, then double-tap the guard to zoom in on him. Double-tap on the scroll and then pick it up. Open your inventory to look at it. Pull the ribbon off the scroll by swiping to the left. Then unwind the scroll and read it.

2. Continue with the tutorial. Double-tap on the door to the left. Zoom in on the bell. Rotate the top piece and then the bottom piece. Pull the chain to ring the bell and take the key piece.





3. Zoom in on the top of the mailbox and slide it apart to get the other part of the key.


4. Combine the two key parts, slide them together and rotate to make the key.


5. Zoom in on the mailbox. Slide the square piece to the left to reveal a keyhole. Insert the key, turn it and then take the Oculi Infinitum from inside.




6. Slide the Oculi Infinitum up and look at the door. You can now see the mechanisms inside. Rotate the three pieces so the pentagon cutouts meet in he center. The door will open. Watch the cutscene, then push the door open and go inside.


7. Head up the stairs. Turn the lion-headed door handle to open the door. Push it open and go through to complete the chapter.


Chapter 2 – Library:

1. First, examine the lamp post. There’s a scroll here. Slide the scroll seal off and read the scroll.


2. Look at the seal in your inventory. Rotate the middle piece so the two arrows match up. You’ll now have a three-spoked seal.


Sorry, guys. This game is too big. I’m just going to be posting videos with the occasional screenshot from here on. I might add more later, but for now it made more sense to just focus on making videos.

Chapter 3 – Workshop:

This is the crumpled note that has the clues for the globe:


For the globe model tower puzzle where you have to conquer the world, always go for the smallest number available first. Otherwise you’ll lose. But you can always restart that section by making a few wrong moves to reset everything.

This is the exact order to attack in:

Round 1 (Sardinia): 14, 29, 32, 19, 38, 77

Round 2 (Italy): 20, 28, 30, 47, 58

Round 3 (Africa): 100, 123, 46, 143, 34, 300, 55, 351, 512, 790

Chapter 4 – Courtyard:

NOMEN ILLI MORS is Latin for His Name was Death.

This is the correct order to press the buttons at the base of the door:


Continue to the walkthrough for chapters 5 – 8.

Chapters 1 2 3 4 | Chapters 5 6 7 8 | Review

This Post Has 96 Comments

  1. Stephen Metcalf-Conte

    I can’t find this in the Apple App Store for some reason… can you supply an App Store link?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      I can’t generate my usual links yet. But you can find it by searching Blue Brain Games to find their other game, then see the rest of their games through that.

      1. Stephen Metcalf-Conte

        I found it. Don’t know why it didn’t appear in my previous searches. Thank you.

  2. Chrisy Mitchell

    Is there any way to reset the map puzzle? It’s driving me nuts

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Yeah, just make a couple of wrong moves until it puts everything back the way it was.

      1. Trudy Waters

        its not working for me alas. Ive done lots of wrong moves but its not resetting it aurgh

        1. Agnes Dalton

          Me too. I attack a tower with 143 men, when I have only 9 men….but my score then rises to 175 men. No matter how often I try to get it wrong.

          1. James Bowles

            I had to restart the chapter, being careful to always attack the smallest number. Seemed to work.

          2. emist

            start with that 175 then always attack the lowest army

            1. Tom

              I did same. No good. Always go to small but!!!

  3. Lisa Lyons

    Hoping you can help, stuck in the workshop… I did the sliding puzzle for the sphere side, with the stuck figure. The cylinder that’s half wood and half metal came out Correctly, but I couldn’t manipulate any of it. So I zoomed out, to see what I’d missed, but can’t zoom back in again!

  4. Jen

    I’m in cgapter 3, working on the globe. I’ve got everything, except the letter wheels that are supposed to show up in the circles over the globe. Im using the eye piece thingy, but not showing the wheels at all. I see this a glitch in the game that anyone else has had?

    1. Heather Stokes

      I’m having the same issue!

      1. Brendan Dempsey

        Same problem with globe code wheels not showing. I am using ipad pro.

      2. sue hollar

        you can move the optical eye thing both up and down!

    2. sue hollar

      you can move the optical eye thing both up and down!

    3. Beth Latimer

      Same problem with globe. What do I do to correct it?

      1. Agnes Dalton

        Are you using the occultism to look at the rings on the globe?
        There are two rings when you begin the puzzle.
        Is the shutter closed on the ring you are looking at?
        Now examine the desk beside the globe….is there something odd sitting at the top edge?
        Try the time viewer on it…..using the settings to move through time.
        Write down anything you see… you would for any adventure game. 🙂

  5. Sarah

    Having trouble I made part 3. I’ve got the key for the crypt door (and twisted it) and aligned the hole wit her the lock but it won’t accept the key ….

    1. Cynthia

      I’m having the same problem. My key for the crypt door is complete and hole is aligned but it will not accept the key.

      1. Epada79

        Same here! I can’t progress any further. Has anyone found a solution?

        1. Janet

          Same problem – anyone found a solution?

  6. Cole

    Anyone having an issue getting the octahedron to complete?

  7. Marnie

    Did anyone figure out why the Oculi is not working in some areas? I use the walkthrough to position the castle arms correctly yet now I am stuck at the sun puzzle and the Oculi is not revealing anything.

    1. Clare mills

      Had same problem but I think you have to wait for the power of the oculus to charge up. When you open oculus there is a little glass bit in the right hand corner that has little bits tin glass in it and when it’s full that’s when you can see the wheels hope this helps

      1. Marnie

        That was it! Thank you so much, Clare!

  8. Nepanthe

    Can someone explain the map game in the workshop to me? I’m clearly missing a key element…I attack countries with less troops than my own but still lose troops. What am I doing wrong?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      It can’t just be fewer troops than yours. It has to be the lowest number you’re able to attack at any moment.

      1. Nepenthe

        Thank you!

      2. Smitty Redcard

        The key for me was attacking Spain from Sicily. I kept forgetting about that channel across the Mediterranean.

  9. John pin

    Help please – I’m in the garden. I turned the handle to make the key, but it won’t fit in the circle in the door. In the video it seems to go in straight, mine will not approach that way. Am I missing something?

    1. Malin Liljequist

      I have exactly the same problem

      1. John p

        But the solution here is really simple – all you need to do is to raise the handle a bit higher. Try to point your finger directly at the hole and you should be fine I reached out to the designers

  10. RonB

    I can seem to solve the “engraved qometric object” on the tower within the workshop [at approx. 22:20 in the chapter 3 workshop video]. The two ends automatically pop back out after I push them in. I’ve watched the video about a dozen times but just can’t get it. Please help. Thank you.

    1. Jennifer Wiley

      You have to turn it sideways and pinch both ends together at the same time.

      1. Amina

        How do you do that on a laptop? i tried using my keyboard and an external mouse and it still didn’t work.

  11. nikki

    Im stuck on the top cabinets puzzle what position do i put the towers help

  12. Joann

    I cannot seem to get the catapult to hit the right spot. I have the target in the sight but never hits the right spot as I do not move on? Is there something I am missing?

    1. vixen

      just keep the oculi open as u aim. make sure you look how the catapult rotates. sometimes its a hit or miss but you just have to aim. make sure the light lines up with the piece u put into place

    2. Smitty Redcard

      Double-tap on the aiming piece and it will show where itΓÇÖs aiming.

  13. Gray De Graeve

    Im still missing the chair achievement and i cantfind it any tips pls

  14. Carol Davis

    Okay, I deleted the game off of my iPad after completing it.
    When I saw there was an update (achievements room), I brought it back, and of course had to start from scratch.
    That’s fine, but I touched the achievements title on the home screen first, it took me there, now I’m stuck in there with a painting of Da Vinci and don’t know how to get out!

  15. Teresa Bowles

    Im having trouble with the church puzzle. No matter how I try to align the towers, I just can’t open it! Even after I’ve looked through the Occuli I still can’t get it to open.

    1. Smitty

      Use the time device. You can move the steeples while watching over time.

    2. Janice

      Do it from the side. ThatΓÇÖs how I did it after hours of trying. Worked first shot at it

  16. Keva

    Having problems in the boiler room setting the fuel formula numbers

  17. Nicole

    Chapter 5 – I keep getting a hint that I need to check out marks on the bottom left corner of the cabinet, but I don’t see any marks. And I don’t see any secret compartment???

  18. Ba-bye45 (@Konaque)

    Stuck on rotating sun/moon altar for 2 nights. Oculi will not show lines to trace. Waited for all the hints to go by, wiggled it around, turned oculi off/on and get nothing. Losing patience.

  19. Your name

    Still stuck after 4 days. May ask for a refund.

  20. Ba-bye45 (@Konaque)

    I wish the hints were better on this game. On ‘The Room’ games I didn’t have to leave so much to go to a ‘walkthrough’ to find out what to do next. Those games flowed better. This game is cumbersome quitting and going back in all the time.

    1. qwert

      Agree, I love this kind of puzzle games and have played all 4 The Room games repeatedly and then I’m playing this. I want to say bad things about this one but you know . . . Many hints and puzzles that is not logically ‘acceptable’ to me. If not for the story maybe I wouldn’t finish this game. It’s a bad thing but this game just could be better.

  21. aufo 50

    I an stuck in the tower-chapter 7 part 2. I solved the astrolade. I noticed the phases and colours of the moon and the number of dots representing the number of the sphere game under the wooden suspended wheel.
    I put on the centre dial wheel I found earlier.
    I replicate the moon phases on the sphere – and trigger an animation in the centre of the dial. This animation (it reminds me of an old fashioned type writer working) just goes on and on and nothing happens. I let it shuffle letters for 12 minutes- but nothing happened.
    what is the trick to getting this puzzle come to a conclusion?
    When they are clicking and shuffling- the little rune letters occasionally light up to spell something- but too quickly to write them down.
    I am playing on an ipad pro 12.9-OS11.3

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Rock

      How in heaven do you solve the ticking letters. IΓÇÖve lost my mind.

  22. cc

    How do you do the sun and the moon puzzle. Ive traced all the patterns. Nothing. The walkthrough shows a patter and the thing turns and opens up. Why cant i do this. cc

  23. Teresa Bowles

    I’m also stuck on the chapter 7 astrolade puzzle. I’ve had to leave it for a few days otherwise I would have thrown my tablet out of a window. Is it really just fiddling around with those arms to get it in the right location?

  24. Anna

    I can’t move the letters cylinder down the ripper. I can’t, close hr monument and take off the cylinder. I try and … nothing go happens.

  25. Andrea

    The game wonΓÇÖt let me double tap on the cylendar sticking out at the bottom of the pedestal so I can open it. As soon as I finished aligning the numbers in order it zoomed out and I canΓÇÖt get close again.

  26. Anna

    how i press the buttons at the base of the door, i don’t now how to close the base of the door i c lick and nothing go happen. Where i must click in he base to close i click the buttons. I dont have any idea. plis help

  27. Bryan

    In chapter 8, the second pipe the sections don’t line up correctly. Even when I have them all basically in line the sections don’t line up perfectly, so it doesn’t work and I can’t progress. Am I missing something?

  28. Linda

    I was in Chapter 3 Workshop and had to conquer the world – I quickly copied all your numbers and barely made it to Africa after more tries than I can count.

    Thank you – I never would have made it. Great game!

  29. Ryan

    On the Roman numeral puzzle chapter 3 my disk only has one slot and your video shows two – seems fairly impossible with only one slot

  30. Oloong Te

    How did you get that the “h” symbol was first? The flying machine puzzle shows the “f” symbol first on the left. Is there a clue I missed?

    1. Oloong Te

      My comment was in reference to the Time Machine room. Sorry for posting it here.

  31. Karen

    TY for wonderful game. Having problem anchoring flying machine to box mechanism…must flying machine be altered while in viewing mode? TY for any help.

  32. Julie

    Hi I just buy the game and canΓÇÖt get in. It ask me to name my device and after choose my device but it not working itΓÇÖs Just skanning I donΓÇÖt know what to do


    Did you find all the Achievements? I only found four…

    I am just now playing this, and actually enjoyed it even more that the Room Games.

  34. Talaith

    I am stuck with conquering Europe in the globe in the workshop. Whenever I conquer one piece the amounts go down, so if I overcome one when I have a count of 146 say, the count goes down to 9 as do all the other pieces of land so I can never beat the other sectors. There appears to be no re-set option and I don’t want to have to start the chapter again. I am playing on Kindle Fire. Can anyone advise what to do? Thanks.

  35. CatReader

    Without your help, I could not have completed House of DaVinci. You really enabled me to enjoy the game much more than I would have without your mini -walkthroughs and textual helps with screen shots.

    I feel the game has a good hint system, but I really needed more assistance a few times in the latter chapters.

  36. Pamela Douglas

    I cannot get the catapult to hit the target, I must have tried 30+ times. Any help would be great, thanks.

    1. Dorothy

      I am having the same problem with the catapult I must’ve fired it 100 times and I cannot get it to move forward in the game

  37. Marnee DeRider

    I just got past the tutorial. I’m on the bell. I can’t back up or move away (which I would expect to in a game like this), but apparently what I need is at the bell, anyway. However, ringing the bell produces no key. I’m 1 minute in, and seem to be 100% stuck! I’m not happy.

    1. Marnee DeRider

      Never mind. I’m a dumb***. User error.

  38. Carrie

    In workshop, found “special geometric object”, supposed to move little sliders to close ends but bottom slider won’t slide! Have tried million times and can’t go any farther. Help

  39. Lisa Brown

    Omg….so stressed! Cannot complete the map game. Been working on it for 2 weeks! IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m not a stupid person! Has ANYONE finished this puzzle in the game?

  40. Lisa Brown

    Has ANYONE actually completed the globe map puzzle in the beginning of the game?! ANYONE! IΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗m not stupid, but I have been working on this for 2 weeks…about ready to uninstall! WTF?!

    1. Janice

      Always attack the lowest number available to you

  41. Star69

    I’m stuck on the golden tiles in Roman numerals 1-4 mine do not look like yours do in your video. Mine go 4321 from top left to right and the rotating wheel that changes the tiles lets me put tiles in from top 3 and right 3 . your numbers required to line all 4 tiles facing up are in a diffrent order and the wheel lines up with the empty spaces differently. This is absolutely nuts. I’ve tried so many times, set it down walked away for hours, days, weeks, months and no luck. I’m always one tile short of all facing up but then have to spin the others around to get that one facing up only to have all the others facing left, right and upside down.
    I can’t reset the tiles to original placement and I get one hint. “All tiles must face up in correct order.” No S#!t.
    Another hint would be helpful or the ability to reset. What I don’t understand is why my puzzle layout is not the same as your walkthrough video.
    Usually when I get frustrated I quit and come back later and I am able to figure it out but not in this case. Maybe the developer can help if it comes to that… Lol actually I think it has come to that.

  42. Kath

    Cannot hit the fire target with the catapult! What does the white eyeball with arrow do? I assume itΓÇÖs for aiming, too, but not working for me. Anyone?

  43. Helen Stanford

    Help I’ve completed the catapult, the sliding picture and the Vitruvian Man puzzle. The font opened and out came a chalice. Lined up tracks to remove it, but I’m playing on a PC so I can’t “pinch” picture to move cover over chalice base! Any idea’s please?

  44. Arlene

    Is there a way to clear the map without starting the chapter over?

  45. Paksen

    Thank you. I got stuck on the war. And it was late.. and I got tired, so, I peeked, and glad of it! I’ll get some sleep and finish (I hope) by myself tomorrow. Appreciate the thorough walkthru, great for when you are getting to the edge of “this ain’t fun?” so you can move on, and have fun. Take care.

  46. Jerry Schull

    There must be an glitch in my game. I can’t trace the octagon on the floor

  47. Kim

    How can you start a puzzle over

  48. Lynn Fisher

    I am in Chapter 4 and I have touched the square button on top of the sarcophagus. It opens the corner on the right where there is a spire. However, the corner immediately closes so I can’t get the spire or be able to press the button behind the spire. The game then takes me back to the square button which does nothing. I have restarted my iPad, but it doesn’t help. I tried going to other parts of the chapter and “ignoring” the spire and associated button in hopes that when I go back to it that it will work as designed… luck……Help (I wrote to BlueBrain Games – I really think something is wrong and I fear I’m probably going to have to remove it and start all over….Grrrrrr)

  49. EJ

    I’m stuck on chapter 3 conquering all of Africa. I have watched walkthroughs so many times I dream about the next move. Can you hel

  50. Ellie

    How can I reset the globe game. Ive gone wrong and can’t start again.

  51. Pat

    I turned the wheel counterclockwise to put tension to the slingshot and something shot out in the room..I then quit for a while and now when I go back I seem to be stuck…the catapult is still up but I can’t seem to move on and go to the curtain…Help

  52. Rosemarie white

    IΓÇÖm in chapter 6 of the first game and reached the cannon. I cannot get the cannon lined up with the first globe nor can I fire the cannon because it will not stay still or fire. I keep loading it and shut down my iPAD to restart but no success. Please HELP

  53. Rosemarie white

    IΓÇÖm in chapter 6 of the first game and reached the cannon. I cannot get the cannon lined up with the first globe nor can I fire the cannon because it will not stay still or fire. I keep loading it and shut down my iPAD to restart but no success. Please HELP

    Will you answer my question?

    1. Rosemarie white

      Can you help me please ?

  54. Cherrye

    How in the world do you get the ammunition in the catapult to hit the target above the door. I’m using the occuli infinitum AND I am aiming squarely using the ornamental sight/scope, and still nothing. I’m even using the handle/crank as well to rotate and line up the catapult, and the best I can get the ammunition is on top of the door, but for some reason, it will not go high enough to hit the target squarely. Is there some way the siege tower can be raised up or lowered down in order to have a better shot at hitting the target? This game is very frustrating; almost not worth your time to play because they made it unnecessarily too difficult to navigate and complete what should be easy tasks. I’ve been in this catapult room too long, not really getting anywhere, and just about ready to uninstall this game and ask for a refund. How much fun can a game be if it’s too difficult to navigate?

  55. Janice

    How do I ‘pinch’ when playing on a PC? I can’t get past the first part of the tutorial after paying for the game!

  56. Anna P.

    devo assemblare la molla all’acciarino, ma quando di cerco di bloccarla la fessura si abbassa e la parte destra non si muove. ho visto dei video su you tube e ci riescono al primo tentativo. Credo sia difettoso il gioco, mi fa rabbia perché l’ho pagato, ma sembra difettoso. The room non aveva questi problemi tecnici.

  57. Michael Morris

    Would like to know what computer keys are used in the game House of Da vinci.

  58. George Turner

    The conquer Europe map game – complete mind-f*ck with no reset. Shame, ruined the whole game fr me.

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