Nearwood: Chapter One: Welcome to Nearwood

Our Nearwood Walkthrough will prove to be a valuable companion as you travel through this magical world in search of Jane's father and a way to drive the shadow creatures from the land. Rely on our detailed, point-by-point instructions, our beautiful custom screenshots, and our solutions to all the puzzles you'll encounter to help set the past wrongs to right and free the time keepers from their prison.


  • Zoom into the desk; click the portrait.
  • Examine the photo and collect the key.
  • Move upstairs.



  • Collect the medallion; use it on the mirror.
  • Move ahead.



  • Click the lock; insert the key and click it once.
  • Click the turtle to trigger a hidden objects area.



  • Find the 10 turtles and the snails.
  • Collect the brass figurines.



  • Collect the bell and the stone slab.
  • Insert the brass figurine into the mural to trigger a mini-game.


Turtle Game

  • To solve the mini-game, place the snails and turtles into their matching slots.
  • Move ahead to the Golem.



  • Click the golem; insert the stone slab.
  • Click the golem; collect the ruby.
  • Move right to the Crossroads.



  • Click the flowers; collect the knife.
  • Click the rocks; examine and collect the recipe piece.
  • Move to the right and go to the Statue.



  • Collect the emerald.
  • Move to the Golem and move left to the River.



  • Collect the unlit torch.
  • Move down 2 times.


Lit Torch

  • Place the unlit torch into the flame.
  • Collect the lit torch.
  • Move to the Statue.



  • Select the torch and use it to clear the cobwebs.
  • Click the statue to trigger a puzzle.
  • Solve the puzzle by arranging the tiles to allow the fire and water to flow through the pathways.
  • Collect the spear.
  • Move ahead to the Path.



  • Click the tree trunk.
  • Select the knife to carve the trunk; collect the tree sap.
  • Collect the amethyst.
  • Move to the River.



  • Select the spear to use on the stone.
  • Click the riverbed; collect the 2nd bell.
  • Move ahead to the Bells.



  • Collect the topaz.
  • Select the knife; use it on the mushroom and collect the glowing mushroom.
  • Move down once.



  • Click the plate; insert the ruby, amethyst, the topaz and the emerald to trigger a puzzle.
  • Solve the puzzle by rotating the gemstones until the color matched stones are aligned.
  • Click the discs using the following sequence to solve the puzzle.
  • A – A – A – B – D – D – D – C – C – C  – B – B
  • Collect the crystal pitcher.
  • Move to the Path.



  • Place the crystal pitcher into the fountain; collect the grow water.
  • Pour the grow water onto the flower.
  • Move ahead to the Front Yard.



  • Click the door; collect the 3rd bell.
  • Move to the right to the Gazebo.



  • Click the vines twice; collect the ladder.
  • Move down once.



  • Lean the ladder onto the window.
  • Zoom into the window to trigger a hidden objects area.



  • Find the silhouetted items.
  • Collect the animal net.
  • Move to the Crossroads.



  • Click the ferret.
  • Select the animal net to use on it; collect the rainbow ferret.
  • Move to the Bells.


Bell Holder

  • Attach the bell and the 2nd bell onto the holders.
  • Click the tree and insert the rainbow ferret into the trunk.
  • Collect the 4th bell.
  • Attach the 3rd and 4th bells onto the holder.
  • Move ahead.



  • Zoom into the scale; collect the bird seed and the picture slide.
  • Click the metal star.
  • Collect the rainbow coal and the rust remover.
  • Move to the River.



  • Click the hand.
  • Select the rust remover and use it on the spikes; collect the metal spikes.
  • Move to the Gazebo.



  • Click the gazebo.
  • Put the metal spikes onto the stone to trigger a puzzle.
  • Solve the puzzle by switching the clock hand positions until none of the clock hands lap over the others.
  • Collect the glowing crystal.
  • Move down once.



  • Click the well and insert the glowing crystal; collect the house key.
  • Click the door; insert and click the house key.
  • Move into your Parents’ House.



  • Click the cupboard to trigger a mini-game.
  • Solve the mini-game by switching the pieces to form a completed image of an hourglass.
  • Collect the birdcage and the valve handle behind it.
  • Move to the Crossroads.



  • Place the bird cage beneath the Phoenix.
  • Insert the birdseed into the cage; collect the captured Phoenix.
  • Click the nest; collect the box handle.
  • Move to the Gnome Village.



  • Give the captured Phoenix to the gnome; collect the metal star.
  • Click the furnace; attach the valve handle and click it.
  • Zoom into the plate to trigger a puzzle.
  • Solve the puzzle by using the arrows to move the slider across the board while making sure that it moves through each square on the grid one time.
  • Collect the Phoenix feather and the book, “Bird Keeping.”
  • Move to the Gazebo.



  • Click the chest and insert the metal star.
  • Collect the pearls and the sticky hand.
  • Move down once.



  • Click the well.
  • Select the sticky hand to collect the 2nd picture slide.
  • Move into your Parents’ House.



  • Zoom into the swan box; click the drawer and collect the 3rd picture slide.
  • Click the chest; collect the recipe.
  • Attach the box handle and click it once.
  • Insert the 1st, 2nd and 3rd picture slides to trigger a puzzle.
  • Solve the puzzle by using the arrows to move the pictures in the correct order.
  • Collect the gate key half.
  • Move to the outside of your Parents’ House and click the window to trigger a hidden objects area.



  • Find the silhouetted items.
  • Collect the owl figurine.



  • Insert the owl figurine into the groove.
  • Collect the 2nd gate key half.
  • Move into your Parents’ House.



  • Zoom into the flasks and examine the holder.
  • Insert the 2 gate halves onto the holder.
  • Place the pearls down.
  • Select the tweezers and use them to place the pearls into the holes; collect the gate key.
  • Move to the area outside of the Parents’ House.