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Chapter 1: Turkey

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take HIKING STICK (A).
  • Use HIKING STICK (B); receive BACKPACK.
  • Open BACKPACK; take FIRE STARTER and CLIMBING ROPE.
  • Use CLIMBING ROPE (C).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Examine (D).
  • Play HOP; receive MOON AND STAR EMBLEM (E).
  • Take Fact Card (@1); place MOON AND STAR EMBLEM. Read note; take MAZE FRAGMENTS (1/3), Map, and HERBICIDE.
  • Use HERBICIDE (F); examine.
  • Go left, then right.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (G).
  • Go right.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (H).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take MACHETE (I); examine.
  • Take SCUBA TANK (J); scroll up.
  • Use MACHETE (K); receive PATTERN TILES (1/2).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take BRONZE LAMP and Fact Card (@2).
  • Read (L); take MAZE FRAGMENTS (2/3). Gather papers (1-3); use FIRE STARTER. Receive SOFT RESIN; take PATTERN BASE.
  • Go left.
  • Take PATTERN TILES (2/2) (M).
  • PATTERN TILES (2/2) and SOFT RESIN on PATTERN BASE; take EAGLE PATTERN.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take MITHRIDATES MOSAIC (N); read note.
  • Use MACHETE 2x; receive ANCIENT CHAIN. Place EAGLE PATTERN; press stones (O). Take RAM ARROWHEAD.
  • Walk down.
  • Place MITHRIDATES MOSAIC (P).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (Q).
  • Take SCEPTER.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place SCEPTER and RAM ARROWHEAD; pull levers (R).
  • Walk right.
  • Examine (S); take TRAPEZA TABLE.
  • Play HOP; receive DIVING MASK (T).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Read note; take STAINED CAMERA. Place BRONZE LAMP (U).
  • Take SANDAL STRAP (V).
  • SCUBA TANK and SANDAL STRAP on DIVING MASK; take SCUBA GEAR.
  • Use SCUBA GEAR (W); examine each feather (X).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Open; take GREEK BATH SCRAPER (Y).
  • Use GREEK BATH SCRAPER (Z); take LION EMBLEM (1/2) and MUSSELS.
  • Give MUSSELS (A); take MAZE FRAGMENTS (3/3).
  • Take MITHRIDATES VI STATUETTE (B). Place MAZE FRAGMENTS (3/3) (C); receive MAZE PLATE. Press; take PHANACE’S SHIELD and SEA SPONGE.
  • SEA SPONGE on STAINED CAMERA. Press power button; scroll right 5x. Take PHOTO REFERENCE.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use PHOTO REFERENCE (D); press (1-3).
  • Take LION EMBLEM (2/2) (E).
  • Place LION EMBLEM (2/2) (F).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (G).
  • Take PONTIC EAGLE.
  • Walk down, then left.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place PONTIC EAGLE; pull each lever (H).
  • Place PHARNACE’S SHIELD (I); examine.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (J).
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take Fact Card (@3); open.
  • Place TRAPEZA TABLE (K).
  • Open; take LAODICE STATUETTE (L).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MAZE PLATE (M); take CLEPSYDRA RINGS (1/3) (N).
  • Go left.
  • Examine; play HOP (O). Receive ARCHEOLOGISTS’ LOGS.
  • Take CLEPSYDRA RINGS (2/3) (P).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MITHRIDATES VI STATUETTE and LAODICE STATUETTE (Q); take EMERALD AMULET (R).
  • Scroll right; take DISCUS (S).
  • Take HORSE HEAD (T).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Give ARCHEOLOGISTS’ LOGS (U); receive EMPTY SYRINGE.
  • Use EMPTY SYRINGE (V); receive TOXIC SYRINGE.
  • Take Fact Card (@4) and MINIATURE AMPHORA.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MINIATURE AMPHORA (W); pull lever (X).
  • Solution (Y).
  • Take AMETHYST AMULET.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place AMETHYST AMULET and EMERALD AMULET (Z); take CADUCEUS (A).
  • Walk left.
  • Place CADUCEUS (B); open. Take ARCHIMEDES SCREW.
  • Place ARCHIMEDES SCREW; use TOXIC SYRINGE (C). Pull levers (D).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (E).
  • Walk down, then forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take Fact Card (@5).
  • Use DISCUS (F).
  • Examine (G); take ANCIENT PULLEY and MAGNETIC LODESTONE.
  • Examine (H); place ANCIENT CHAIN (I). Take SILVER RING.
  • Walk down, then left.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use SILVER RING (J); open. Take PONTIC SUN.
  • Use MAGNETIC LODESTONE (K); receive CLEPSYDRA RINGS (3/3).
  • Walk down, then right.
  • Place CLEPSYDRA RINGS (3/3) (L); take CRESCENT MOON (M).
  • Place PONTIC SUN and CRESCENT MOON (N).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Play HOP; receive RECIPE TABLET (O).
  • HOP solution (P).
  • Use RECIPE TABLET on scene. Select ‘Send for translation’; examine scene.

Chapter 2: Prague

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Answer phone (Q).
  • Give RECIPE TABLET (R); take MITHRIDATES COIN (1/3).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take SHIP BLUEPRINT and ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EXPLORERS (S).
  • Walk left.
  • Open (T).
  • Take Fact Card (@6) and PLAQUE.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take MITHRIDATES COIN (2/3) (U).
  • Use SHIP BLUEPRINT (V). Play HOP; receive COMPASS ROSE.
  • Answer phone.
  • PLAQUE and COMPASS ROSE on ENCYCLOPEDIA OF EXPLORERS. Solution (1-4).
  • Read; take CLOCK HAND.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place CLOCK HAND; examine 3x (W). Take Fact Card (@7) and MITHRIDATES COIN (3/3).
  • Place MITHRIDATES COIN (3/3) (X).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (Y).
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Examine (Z).
  • Examine (A); take EARTH INLAY.
  • Take AUDIO SET (B).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Scroll left; open. Place HORSE HEAD (C); take SPEAR SOLDIER (D).
  • Take MICROFILM (E).
  • Walk down, then left.
  • Place EARTH INLAY (F). Play HOP; receive GLOBE KNOB (G).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MICROFILM (H). Use SPEAR SOLDIER (I); press button. Take COORDINATES PART (1/3).
  • Place AUDIO SET (J); select (K). Take Fact Card (@8) and AUDIO CABLE.
  • Walk down, then forward.
  • Use GLOBE KNOB (L); open.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place AUDIO CABLE (M); press button (N). Turn 2x; take note, FIBULA CLIP, and COORDINATES PART (2/3) (O).
  • Press buttons (1-4).
  • Take METAL BOOKMARK and GREEK DICTIONARY.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Give GREEK DICTIONARY (P); take MARCO POLO.
  • Place MARCO POLO; examine each statue (Q). Take note, MALTESE CASTLE EMBLEM, and COORDINATES PART (3/3) (R).
  • Place COORDINATES PART (3/3) (S).

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates

  • Solution (T).
  • Solution (U): stop icon inside red circle.
  • Examine map.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take HANDLE (V).
  • Place MALTESE CASTLE EMBLEM (W); take SILVER BARREL. Place ANCIENT PULLEY; turn handle 2x (X). Take COUNTERWEIGHT (1/2).
  • Talk (Y).
  • Select (Z).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use METAL BOOKMARK (A); take COUNTERWEIGHT (2/2). Place COUNTERWEIGHT (2/2) (B); examine. Pull lever (C).
  • Walk forward.
  • Place SILVER BARREL (D).
  • Play HOP; receive ROPE (E).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take Fact Card (@9) and KNIGHT’S BANNER. Place HANDLE; turn. Take WOODEN HOOK.
  • WOODEN HOOK and FIBULA CLIP on ROPE; take ROPE HOOK.
  • Take STAINED GLASS (1/4) (F).
  • Walk right.
  • Take STAINED GLASS (2/4) (G).
  • Use ROPE HOOK (H); examine. Receive HERBICIDE.
  • Open (I); take STAINED GLASS (3/4) (J).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take GLAZIER’S TOOL (K).
  • Walk down.
  • Use GLAZIER’S TOOL (L); receive CROWN SHAPE.
  • Use HERBICIDE (M); take LONG BEAM.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place CROWN SHAPE (N); take COAT OF ARMS (1/2).
  • Use LONG BEAM (O); take STAINED GLASS (4/4) (P).
  • Walk forward, then right.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place STAINED GLASS (4/4) (Q).
  • Open; take WRENCH and COAT OF ARMS (2/2) (R).
  • Place COAT OF ARMS (2/2) (S).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (T).
  • Take note, METAL SHARD, and MALTESE SHIELD.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MALTESE SHIELD; examine each flower (U).
  • Walk left.
  • Use METAL SHARD. Read note; take SHIPSEY CREST (V).
  • Take Fact Card (@10); place KNIGHT’S BANNER.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (W).
  • Play HOP; receive KEYS.
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take AUROCHS STATUETTE (X).
  • Take DRAGON LAMP (Y).
  • Use KEYS (Z); take note and SYMBOLS SKETCH.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place DRAGON LAMP (A); examine each lamp (1-3).
  • Examine (B).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (C).
  • Take GRAND MASTER’S MEDAL.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Examine (D).
  • Place SYMBOLS SKETCH; solution (E).
  • Take EAGLE BEAK SHEARS and MARBLE URN.
  • AUROCHS STATUETTE and GRAND MASTER’S MEDAL on MARBLE URN; Take DECORATIVE URN.
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place DECORATIVE URN (F).
  • Play HOP; receive HORN OF AUROCHS (G).
  • Answer phone.

Chapter 3: The South Sandwich Islands

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use EAGLE BEAK SHEARS (H); receive TENT CANVAS.
  • Scroll down; take SHACKLE (I).
  • Take Fact Card (@11) and NAUTICAL TOKENS (1/3).
  • Walk right.
  • Take SCOOP (J).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use WRENCH (K); take the NAUTICAL TOKENS (2/3).
  • Examine 3x; take NAUTICAL TOKENS (3/3) (L).
  • Place NAUTICAL TOKENS (3/3) (M).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (N).
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take CLOCK HANDS (1/2); place SHIPSEY CREST (O). Turn 3x. Take LADDER RUNG (P).
  • Examine TENT CANVAS 2x; place LADDER RUNG. Take IMPROVISED ROPE HOOK.
  • Take FISH (Q).
  • Walk down twice.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Scroll up. Use IMPROVISED ROPE HOOK (R); take SPYGLASS LENS.
  • Give FISH (S); use SCOOP. Receive LEATHER GLOVE.
  • Walk right, then forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take Fact Card (@12); use SPYGLASS LENS. Enter code (T).
  • Play HOP; receive FANG (U).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Open. Use LEATHER GLOVE (V); receive SMALL CANNONBALL.
  • Walk down.
  • Use SMALL CANNONBALL and FANG (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (X).
  • Walk left, then forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Give SHIPSEY CREST (Y).
  • Use SHACKLE (Z); receive MURAL PIECE.
  • Take Fact Card (@13) and ANCHOR INSERT.
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Turn handle (A).
  • Take GUN BOLT (B).
  • Take HEMP ROPE (C).
  • Read; take PLANT EMBLEM (D).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place MURAL PIECE (E); turn. Take MURAL PIECE (F).
  • Scroll right. Place MURAL PIECE (G); turn. Take note and CLOCK HANDS (2/2) (H).
  • Walk down.
  • Place CLOCK HANDS (2/2) (I).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (J): Ax6-Bx5.
  • Take VICE PART.
  • Place PLANT EMBLEM (K).
  • Walk right.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take CHEST (L); pull lever (M).
  • Play HOP; receive HEALING PLANTS (N).
  • Place ANCHOR INSERT (O); open. Take CUTLASS SCABBARD.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take Fact Card (@14). Place GUN BOLT; examine. Receive BULLET.
  • Use BULLET (P); examine. Receive LANTERN.
  • Walk down.
  • Place LANTERN; examine. Place CUTLASS SCABBARD; take Fact Card (@15), VICE CLAMP, and BANDAGES.
  • VICE PART on VICE CLAMP.
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Examine (Q). Place VICE CLAMP; examine pick (R). Use pick (S); take note, BAYONET, and ALCOHOL.
  • Place BANDAGES, HEALING PLANTS, and ALCOHOL; solution is random (T).
  • Receive VOLCANO KEY.
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place VOLCANO KEY (U).
  • Walk left.
  • Use HEMP ROPE on scene.
  • Take CORKS (V); use BAYONET. Take FISHING REEL.
  • Take TORN CLOTHES (W).
  • Take TUNING FORK (X).
  • Walk down, then right.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place TUNING FORK; pull (Y).
  • Play HOP; receive CRAB (Z).
  • CRAB on CHEST; examine. Take CAPTAIN’S HEART.
  • Place FISHING REEL (A); examine. Take CAPTAIN’S MEDALS (1/6)-(6/6) (B).
  • Walk down, then left.
  • Examine (C).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take BOARDING AXE (D); use BOARDING AXE 3x.
  • Take OARLOCK (E); use OARLOCK.
  • Place CAPTAIN’S HEART and CAPTAIN’S MEDALS (6/6) (F).

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates

  • Solution (G-H).
  • Take BITTER MELON.
  • Answer phone.

Chapter 4: India

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take TORN CLOTHES and CORKS (I).
  • Take Fact Card (@16), SCULPTURE PIECES (1/3), and HUNTER’S EMBLEM (1/3).
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take BAMBOO STICKS (1/8)-(8/8) (1-8).
  • BAMBOO STICKS (8/8) on TORN CLOTHES; take LADDER.
  • Take LEATHER DRAWING and BONE CHARM (J).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place LADDER (K).
  • Take CLAY BOWL (L).
  • Place BONE CHARM; arrange. Take HUNTER’S EMBLEM (2/3) (M).
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use CLAY BOWL (N); receive WATER.
  • Pour WATER (O); take HUNTER’S EMBLEM (3/3).
  • Place HUNTER’S EMBLEM (3/3) (P).
  • Walk left.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (Q).
  • Take TRIBAL PAINT.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take BELLOWS (R).
  • Take Fact Card (@17).
  • Take FEATHER (S).
  • Walk down twice.
  • Place CORKS (T); replace BELLOWS (U). Receive GOLDEN CHEETAH and ANTLER.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use TRIBAL PAINT and FEATHER (V).
  • Play HOP. Examine paints (W); receive TRIBAL SHIELD.
  • Go forward, then left.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Give TRIBAL SHIELD (X).
  • Place LEATHER DRAWING and ANTLER; arrange (Y).
  • Take STRING and SILVER ELEPHANT.
  • Place GOLDEN CHEETAH (Z).
  • Place SILVER ELEPHANT (A).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take TRIBAL EMBLEM (B).
  • Walk down.
  • Place TRIBAL EMBLEM (C); receive Fact Card (@18) and BAMBOO BRUSH. Examine.
  • Walk forward.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (D): Cx3-Ax4-Bx3-A-B-Ax2.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take SCULPTURE PIECES (2/3)-(3/3) (E).
  • Take DRUM (F). Place SCULPTURE PIECES (3/3); examine each part.
  • Enter Sacrificial Chamber.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take BOW and CONSTELLATION MAP (G).
  • Use BAMBOO BRUSH (H).
  • Take Fact Card and BOAR TUSK (@19).
  • Walk down.
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Use CONSTELLATION MAP; play HOP (I). Receive RED DIAMOND.
  • Place BOAR TUSK (J); examine boar. Examine fish; take QUIVER (K).
  • STRING and QUIVER on BOW; take BOW AND ARROWS.
  • Walk right.
  • Use BOW AND ARROWS; shoot (L). Receive NECKLACE.
  • Place RED DIAMOND (M).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Solution (N).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Scroll down. Take HALFPIPE (O); place NECKLACE. Take SLEEPING POWDER and TEMPLE INLAY (1/2).
  • SLEEPING POWDER on BOW; take TRANQUILIZING ARROW.
  • Walk down.
  • Use TRANQUILIZING ARROW on scene. Solution (P): stop lines over man.
  • Receive TEMPLE INLAY (2/2).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place TEMPLE INLAY (2/2) (Q).
  • Move plants.
  • SPEAR and Fact Card (@20).
  • Use SPEAR (R).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Play HOP; receive SUNSTONE (S).
  • HOP solution (T).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take SAPPHIRE (U).
  • Walk down, then right.
  • Place SUNSTONE (V).
  • Scroll up; place SAPPHIRE (W).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Take CEREMONIAL TORCH and PLATES (X).
  • Walk down, then forward.
  • Place HALFPIPE and PLATES (Y); take CHEETAH EMBLEM (Z).
  • Examine (A).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Place CHEETAH EMBLEM (B).
  • Go forward.
  • Use DRUM on scene.
  • Solution (C).
  • Use CEREMONIAL TORCH on scene.

Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates

  • Solution (D-E).
Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates
  • Examine (F).
  • Congratulations! You have completed Hidden Expedition: The Curse of Mithridates.

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