Grindstone: Walkthrough Guide, Tips and Tricks

By: Capybara Game

Grindstone is an Apple Arcade match-three game from Capybara that works similarly to Dungeon Raid. You need to draw through hordes of enemies of the same color to attack them and create grindstones. It’s a pretty challenging game, so this walkthrough guide should help you if you get stuck. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.

Tips & Tricks:

– If you lose a heart, it’s not gone permanently, but you do need to buy it back from the Inn between levels. Otherwise you’ll be playing with fewer lives and it’s more challenging.

– Create chains of 10 or more enemies of the same color to create a grindstone.

– Draw through a grindstone to change colors, allowing you to create a bigger chain.

– Break crates and rocks to get crafting materials.

– To access the treasure chests, you first need to pick up the key from the minion carrying it.

– Some enemies can only be destroyed if you first build a chain of 5 or 10 or more minions on your path to them. Some require a specific color.

– Blueprints can be found in chests, so make sure you unlock them all.

– Reveal and craft items from your blueprints are the smithy. Some replenish between levels, while others don’t.

– If things look bad and you’re worried about losing a heart, you can always flee the battle and forfeit the loot you picked up in that level.

– The longer you stay in a level, the angrier monsters get. If monsters are getting impossible to manage, try to head to the exit. You can always play again to get the treasure or crown if you’re missing them.


Most of these are related to Challenges, so you would have to clear earlier challenges to find them.

1. Complete Tutorial
2. Pull off 10 creep chain
3. Pull off 30+ creep chain
4. Pull of 40+ creep chain
5. Kill 5 creeps with arrows
6. Kill a total of 50 punchy jerks
7. Kill a total of 50 jumpy jerks
8. Kill a total of 50 shieldy jerks
9. Kill a total of 50 speary jerks
10. Complete 3 levels with one heart


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Part 27, The End:

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Part 33, Final Boss:

And that’s everything!

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Are there any specific levels with a lot of shieldy jerks? I’m on the 25 shieldy jerks challenge and I haven’t been able to figure out which ones are best for it