Friday Fun: Haunted House – Quest for the Magic Book

By Akemi Iwaya on October 26th, 2012


In this week’s game you embark on a quest into a haunted house to search for a magic book…a search that will have to be conducted room by room in order to successfully make your way through the house. Will your quest be successful or will you go home empty handed?

Haunted House – Quest for the Magic Book


Here is the first section of the first level (each level is split into three sections). This first section will have you searching for a given set of items among all the household items in the room. You can see the set we were given to look for here and you may encounter a same, slightly different, or totally different set when playing. As you can see in our screenshot some of the items will be rather obvious, but others can and will be difficult to locate across various levels.

There are some things to keep in mind during game play:

  • Each wrong guess costs you 5 seconds of game time.
  • Each use of a hint (no limit) costs you 20 seconds of game time (sometimes the loss of a few seconds is well worth the cost and can actually save time if you are having difficulty locating a particular object).
  • The amount of game time available at the beginning of a level (upper left corner) applies to all three sections combined, so work as quickly as possible.
  • The higher the level you attain, the shorter the amount of allotted time you will have to complete each level (three sections).
  • You can easily pause the game using the Pause Text Button in the upper right corner (very useful if you need to stop for some reason and do not want to loose time from the game clock).


The second section of each level will be a ‘spot the difference’ test using half of the room shown in the first section. You can see the seven differences we were presented with here, but you may encounter a slightly (or totally) different set when playing.


The third section will return you to the whole room shown in the first section, but this time you only have to find one item…the golden key that will allow you to unlock the next room (i.e. level).


Once you have found the golden key the level will be complete and you will be presented with your score, time bonus, and can then move on to the next level.


This is what the first section of the second level looks like. Good luck and have fun searching for the magic book!


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Haunted House – Quest for the Magic Book

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/26/12
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