Grindstone: Walkthrough Guide, Tips and Tricks

By: Capybara Games

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.

– If you’re looking for the 50 new levels added, you need to search for these holes hidden throughout the map. You can find them near levels 38, 67, 97, 130 and 161.


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


Part 1, Levels 1 – 6:

Part 2, Levels 7 – 14:

Part 3, Levels 15 – 21:

Part 4, Levels 22 – 26:

Part 5, Levels 27 – 32:

Part 6, Levels 33 – 37:

Part 7, Levels 38 – 41:

Part 8, Levels 42 – 47:

Part 9, Levels 47 – 50:

Part 10, Levels 51 – 55:

Part 11, Levels 56 – 60:

Part 12, Levels 61 – 64:

Part 13, Levels 65 – 72:

Part 14, Levels 73 – 78:

Part 15, Levels 79 – 84:

Part 16, Levels 85 – 89:

Part 17, Levels 90 – 94:

Part 18, Levels 95 – 101:

Part 19, Levels 102 – 108:

Part 20, Levels 109 – 112:

Part 21, Levels 112 – 115:

Part 22:

Part 23:

Part 24:

Part 25:

Part 26:

Part 27, The End:

Part 28:

Part 29:

Part 30:

Part 31:

Part 32:

Part 33, Final Boss:

Part 34:

Part 35:

Part 36, Level 170:

Part 37:

Part 38:

Part 39, Levels 177 – 178:

Part 40, Levels 179 – 180:

More coming soon!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Teresa

    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

  2. Larry

    I am totally stuck on two challenges:

    1. ”Repair a piece of gear 3 times 0/3” Seems easy but I cannot get the counter to toggle. Tried running a sword down to 0/3 then repairing it three times to 3/3 but the challenge counter stayed at 0/3. What am I missing?
    2. ”Kill 3 skjeletons with 1 chain” Again seems straightforward, have done it a few times but the challenge won’t clear. Am I missing something here? I am guessing these might be game bugs?

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