Tools may be available to win after a successful investigation of certain pictures. Tools can also be won as a reward for combining certain collections. If you are stuck, tools can be bought in the shop for either crystals or coins.
Types of ToolsEdit
There are currently 6 tools available in the game:
- Explorer's Eye
- Time Machine
Some tools, such as the Torch and Lantern can only be used in certain Picture Modes. Other tools, such as the Explorer's Eye, may have different functions in Puzzles than in Pictures.
Tools can be won for successful investigations of Pictures and Puzzle games. They can also be rewards for combining collections, and for achieving certain awards. Tools can also be bought in the shop for both coins and crystals.
Tools during Picture investigationsEdit
Explorer's EyeEditIn all game modes, the Explorer's Eye tool will point out 1 object when used. The object will light up for a few seconds after the Explorer's Eye finds it.
In Night Mode the Explorer's Eye will point to an object even if it is in a darkened portion of the picture. The object will light up revealing its location, and you can tap the object to find it without moving the light circle to its location.
The Explorer's Eye tool will simultaneously point out and light up both objects in a pair if used in Pairs mode.
In all Picture modes, the Compass tool will point to an object on the list of items to be found for 30 seconds.
You can move the compass around the picture. As the compass gets close to the object it is pointing at that object will light up. When the compass is on top of the object, the compass needle will spin around.
In Night mode, if you place the compass within the light circle, the light circle will move with the compass as you move it around the picture. Note: The Spring 2015 update has removed this feature from the game, and you can now no longer move the light circle and the compass at the same time. You must move them separately.
In Pairs mode, the compass tool will light up both pairs when you drag it close to one object in a pair. When you press one of the pairs the other will stop being illuminated, so it is better to press the second object in the pair, not the one the compass is pointing to first to save time when looking for pairs. If you press the first object in the pair being pointed at by the compass first, the compass will then point towards the second pair until you miss tap or find it.
TorchEditThe torch can only be used in Night mode. The Torch lights the entire picture for 35 seconds
The Lantern can only be used in Night mode. The lantern doubles the light circle radius for 30 seconds.
In all Picture modes, the dynamite tool will remove up to 3 objects from the picture at a time.
In Pieces mode the dynamite will only remove pieces of the object you are currently looking for, so if you only have 1 or 2 pieces of that object remaining, the dynamite will only remove those pieces and not any pieces of the next object you must find. This is also true for researching a picture with the scroll-eater anomaly. The dynamite will only remove the current item listed, as only one item is listed at a time.
In all Picture modes, the Time Machine tool will add 45 extra seconds to your time limit.
Tools during PuzzlesEdit
Some tools will have slightly different functions in Puzzle games than they do in Picture investigations, and not all tools are available to use during Puzzle games:
There are two tools available to use while playing Blocks.
- Using a Time Machine in Blocks will add 45 seconds to the timer.
- Using an Explorer's Eye in Blocks will remove a random brown block from the game board.
PipesEditThere are two tools available in to use in Pipes.
- The Time Machine adds 45 seconds to the game timer.
- The Explorer's Eye will randomly rotate either one or two blocks into its correct position.
There are two tools available to use in Memory Match.
- The Time Machine adds 45 seconds to the game's timer.
- The Explorer's Eye overturns all cards revealing their images for 3 seconds.
There are two tools available to use in Gem Match.
- The Time Machine will add 45 seconds to the game timer.
- The Explorer's Eye will randomly remove one yellow border from the game board.
Some tools can be given as rewards for successful investigations of pictures. All tools can be won as rewards for combining collections or achieving certain awards in the game. Occasionally, you will receive a tool as a random thank you gift from a friend. Below is a list of collections that reward tools, the item created, number of tools rewarded, coins and Artefact association. See the individual collection pages, List of Collections, List of Collection Items, and List of Combining Element Requirements for more information. For full award information see the List of Award Levels.
Collections that reward ToolsEdit
|Collection #||Collection Name||Item created||Tool||Coins||Artefact|
|2||Wisdom of the Library||Book Set||Compass x1||750||Money Tree|
|5||A Set of Toy Soldiers||Toy soldiers||Compass x2||1500||Money Tree|
|6||Stargazer's Artifacts||Observatory model||Explorer's Eye x1||1750||N/A|
|13||Dark Dwellings||"Dark Dwellings" book||Torch x1||3500||Symbol of Success|
|14||Athlete's Equipment||Soccer Trophy||Compass x2||3750||Magister's Amulet|
|15||Exotic Eggs||Phoenix Egg||Lantern x1||4000||N/A|
|17||Honorary Medals||Medal Collection||Time Machine x2||4500||N/A|
|18||Ancient Arsenal||Assembled Arsenal||Compass x3||4750||Time Talisman|
|19||Birds of Paradise||Canary Cage||Compass x3||5000||N/A|
|20||Assortment of Sweets||Box of Chocolates||Explorer's Eye x2||5250||N/A|
|23||Beautiful Music||Music Award||Time Machine x3||6000||Magister's Amulet|
|25||Virtuous Armor||Golden Knight||Lantern x2||6500||Magister's Amulet|
|29||Instruments of Time||Hourglass of the Order||Explorer's Eye x3||7500||Time Talisman|
|33||Law and Order||Police Officer Statue||Dynamite x5||8500||N/A|
|38||Italian Cuisine||Pizza||Explorer's Eye x2||1500||N/A|
|39||Ghost Town (Collection)||Dead Man's Treasure||Lantern x2||2000||N/A|
|40||Polar Fauna||Reindeer||Time Machine x5||2500||N/A|
|41||Amusement park||Rollers||Dynamite x5||3000||N/A|
|42||Wishmasters||Falling star||Torch x4||3500||N/A|
|48||Sunshower||Mushroom soup||Time Machine x5||9500||N/A|
|50||Tarot Cards||Fool||Dynamite x5||10000||N/A|
|52||Music Boxes||Ballerina||Lantern x5||10000||N/A|
|54||Princess's Things||Gold princess||Torch x5||10000||N/A|
|77||Weapons against monsters||Arsenal against monsters||Explorer's Eye x5||15000||N/A|
|79||Charging device||Accumulating rotor||Compass x5||15500||N/A|
|81||The set of the traveling||Traveler's Backpack||Lantern x2||16000||N/A|
|83||Wooden toys||Wooden box||Dynamite x2||16500||N/A|
|85||Vinyl records||Classical music||Time Machine x2||17000||N/A|
|87||Wooden dinnerware||Complete set||Torch x2||17500||N/A|
|93||Cowboy's clothes||Complete cowboy outfit||Explorer's Eye x7||19000||N/A|
|95||Cowboy's weapons||Complete cowboy kit||Compass x7||19500||N/A|
|97||Paper origami||Origami "Heart"||Dynamite x4||20000||N/A|
|122||Fairy tale animals||Set of fairy tale animals||Explorer's Eye x8||10000||N/A|
|126||Keyboard instruments||Pipe organ||Lantern x5||5000||N/A|
|127||Geniuses of poetry||Bust of William Shakespeare||Compass x5||5000||N/A|
|131||Sights of Seoul||Seoul guidebook||Dynamite x5||5000||N/A|
|132||Exotic fruits||Fruit basket||Torch x5||N/A||N/A|
|134||London gentleman||Figure of a gentleman||Explorer's Eye x5||15000||N/A|
|154||Colored chalk||Set of Colored chalk||Time Machine x5||5000||N/A|
|159||Convenient boxes||Wooden box||Explorer's Eye x3, Money bag x1||N/A||N/A|
|162||Sting operation||Composition notebook||Compass x2, Fortune Talisman x1||N/A||N/A|
|171||Aromatic coffee||Ristretto||Torch x3||7500||N/A|
|172||Purebred cats||Siberian cat||Time Machine x2||10000||N/A|
|177||Potion of the present||Crystal clear potion||Dynamite x3||N/A||N/A|
|181||Storage of the grimoire||Lectern||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|184||Family doctor||Medicine chest||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|187||Varicolored sticky notes||Container for sticky notes||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|190||Christmas decorations||Sprig of mistletoe||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|197||Mad Tea Party||Fairy||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|203||Mountaineering Equipment||Carabiner||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|205||Beautiful Flowers||Medinilla||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|244||Anonymous's treasures||Golden bobby pin||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|245||Photographer's stuff||Camera bag||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|255||Bookmarks||The Order's bookmark||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|257||Phonograph||Phonograph||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|262||Pumpkin soup||Pumpkin soup||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|264||Cozy pillows||Pillow||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|266||Warm wraps||Woolen wraps||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|270||Pantry staples||Corn grits||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|280||Warm gear||Winter outfit||Lantern x3||N/A||N/A|
|283||Chinese vase||Chinese vase||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|288||Convincing evidence||Claire's diary||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|294||Beach postcards||Postcard "Sand castle"||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|295||Nutritious salad||Asparagus||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|296||Useful objects||Sugar tongs||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|300||Radio receiver||Radio receiver||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|301||Roman soldiers||Centurion||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|309||The artist's sketches||Lewis's sketchebook||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|312||Invitation postcards||"Canada" postcard||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|314||Ice statues||Ice lion||Torch x2||N/A||N/A|
|316||Watermelon smoothie||Watermelon smoothie||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|318||Meditation aids||Meditation chair||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|327||Potted flowers||Azelea||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|330||Vampire's bride||Christy's costume||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|337||Gustav's glasses||Gustav's glasses||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|341||Watercolor fish||"Mandarinfish"||Compass x2||N/A||N/A|
|346||Present for Howard||Christmas plaid||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|349||Christmas parfait||Christmas parfait||Torch x2||N/A||N/A|
|351||Lost valise||Billfold||Torch x3||N/A||N/A|
|355||Third legend||Painting "Rescue"||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|360||Archival photo||Archival photo||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|364||Mountain peaks||Alpinist's diary||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|369||Mysterious photos||Office shot||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|371||Wooden marionettes||Eavesdropping marionette||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|378||Garden equipment||Watering can||Torch x1||N/A||Sakuri Talisman|
|380||Japanese garden||Tea house||Compass x1||N/A||Sakuri Talisman|
|386||Ancient Mosaic||The "High Tower" mosaic||Torch x1||N/A||Amulet of Peace|
|389||Modern Art||High-fashion dress||Time Machine x2||N/A||Amulet of Peace|
|392||False Identity||Fake passport||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|394||Diary of legendary Explorers||Unknown's legend||Compass x2||N/A||Pathfinder's Amulet|
|397||Collection of clues||Treasure map||Torch x1||N/A||Pathfinder's Amulet|
|398||A place in the sun||Beach tent||Time Machine x3||N/A||Sea Amulet|
|403||Police dog||Dog figurine||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|406||Old Photography||Antique album||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|408||Cure for panic||Salt lamp||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|413||Music system||Music system||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|421||Prejudices about the mystical||Practices witchcraft||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|424||"Citizens and Gangsters" game cards||Deck of Cards||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|426||Happy farmer||Farmer figure||Compass x5||N/A||Farmer's Amulet|
|427||Vegetable crop||Huge pumpkin||Torch x3||N/A||Farmer's Amulet|
|428||Abundant harvest||Huge watermelon||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||Farmer's Amulet|
|429||Staff of fertility||Staff of fertility||Dynamite x2||N/A||Farmer's Amulet|
|430||Harvest festival||Pumpkin pie||Dynamite x2||N/A||Farmer's Amulet|
|431||Tricky treats||Jack-o-lantern cookies||Lantern x3||N/A||N/A|
|436||Winner's laurel||Winner's laurel||Dynamite x3||N/A||N/A|
|439||Reliable safes||Richard's safe||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|440||Living books||Caged books||Time Machine x1||N/A||Photographer's Amulet|
|444||Deal with the Ghost||The Ghost's contract||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|453||James' puzzle solution||Tesseract||Lantern x3||N/A||N/A|
|459||Traveler's belongings||Train ticket||Torch x3||N/A||Engineer's Amulet|
|462||Model train||Luxury Express||Time Machine x1||N/A||Engineer's Amulet|
|465||Holiday adornments||Card tree||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||N/A|
|471||Desk pendulums||Perpetual pendulum||Dynamite x3||N/A||N/A|
|476||In search of adventure||Metal detector||Compass x3||N/A||Amulet of Friendly Aid|
|475||Stone statues||Dragon statues||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|479||Masters' photos||Outstanding collage||Lantern x4||N/A||N/A|
|483||Golden masterpieces||Phoenix necklace||Torch x1||N/A||Amulet of Friendly Aid|
|490||The power of democracy||Meeting minutes||Torch x2||N/A||N/A|
|494||Invisible guest||Fairytale house||Lantern x3||N/A||Woodlander's Amulet|
|496||Multifarious snowflakes||magig snowflake||Compass x5||N/A||Woodlander's Amulet|
|497||Secrets of Gustav's book||Hidden chapter||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|500||Dietrich's things||Ratselschmidt's cane||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|502||Allies' business cards||Business card holder||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|507||Key of mechanisms||Key of mechanisms||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|515||Memories of a friend||Lost Letter||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|518||True hunter||Hunter's sash||Time Machine x1||N/A||Great Hunter's Amulet|
|521||Old books||Scroll with a picture||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||Dragon's Amulet|
|522||Inventions of China||Zhuri figurine||Dynamite x2||N/A||Dragon's Amulet|
|524||Monkey King||Monkey King statuette||Torch x3||N/A||Dragon's Amulet|
|525||Model aircrafts||Seaplane||Lantern x3||N/A||Avator's Amulet|
|526||Mysterious Mr. Connors||Ring binder||Time Machin x1||N/A||Aviator's Amulet|
|533||African masks||Ritual masks||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|534||Detective's desk||Detective's trench coat||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|535||Supernatural crime||Rusty safe||Dynamite x1||N/A||N/A|
|546||Spy gadgets||Reticule||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|548||Chemistry equipment||Hard case||Time machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|553||Lewis's things||Lewis's bag||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||N/A|
|555||Log cabin supplies||Chest||Torch x2||N/A||Amulet of the Forest|
|556||Wildlife photography||Camera gun||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||Amulet of the Forest|
|557||Naturalist's equipment||Naturalist's backpack||Compass x3||N/A||Amulet of the Forest|
|562||Marine navigation||Logbook||Dynamite x3||N/A||Coral Amulet|
|565||Farmer's tools||Millstones||Torch x1||N/A||N/A|
|569||Invisible observer||Camouflage canopy||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||Artist's Amulet|
|578||Investigation map||Investigation map||Lantern x1||N/A||N/A|
|579||Inconspicuous pursuit||The Order's address||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|582||Heirlooms||Family coat of arms||Time Machine x1||N/A||N/A|
|583||Criminalist's case||Criminalist's case||Dynamite x1||N/A||N/A|
|588||Control system||Bearing indicator||Compass x3||N/A||Secret of Time Amulet|
|589||Survival kit||Lifeboat||Lantern x3||N/A||Secret of Time Amulet|
|591||Temporal paradox||McDougale's device||Time Machine x3||N/A||Secret of Time Amulet|
|596||Mosaic picture||Mosaic picture||Explorer's Eye x3||N/A||Sacred Bird Amulet|
|597||To Richard from Gustav||Postcard with cipher||Torch x3||N/A||Prophecies Amulet|
|599||Stations of Europe||Railways of Europe||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||N/A|
|602||Artist's supplies (2)||Sketch box||Dynamite x2||N/A||N/A|
|607||Price of absurdity||Floating table||Time Machine x2||N/A||N/A|
|618||World of butterflies||Insectariun||Lantern x3||N/A||N/A|
|619||Color and personality||Restored card||Compass x2||N/A||N/A|
|622||Life of the Vikings||Viking's sword||Torch x3||N/A||Horn of Fate Amulet|
|623||Saga of times||Saga of times||Time Machine x2||N/A||Horn of Fate Amulet|
|624||First sea conquerors||Drakkar bow||Compass x2||N/A||Horn of Fate Amulet|
|627||Director's screenplay||"Epilogue sequence"||Lantern x3||N/A||Witch's Talisman|
|629||Mystifier's things||Mystifier's diary||Compass x5||N/A||Witch's Talisman|
|632||Strange finds||Ghost lantern||Lantern x3||N/A||N/A|
|634||Model building||Mysterious building||Dynamite x2||N/A||Creator's Amulet|
|636||Scientist's studies||Scientist's studies||Time Machine x3||N/A||Creator's Amulet|
|638||Alice's photograph||Alice's photograph||Explorer's Eye x2||N/A||N/A|
|646||Hypnosis psychotechnics||Hynotic objects||Torch x3||N/A||N/A|
|651||Tracking system||Telephone tracing system||Compass x1||N/A||N/A|
|653||Sweet assortment||Sweet assortment||Explorer's Eye x1||N/A||Amulet of Fall|
|654||Exquisite desserts||Dessert stand||Dynamite x2||N/A||Amulet of Fall|
|656||Confectionery decorations||Delicious decorations||Torch x3||N/A||Amulet of Fall|
|659||Wondrous celestial body||Christmas star||Lantern x2||N/A||Amulet of Santa|
|665||Travel through centuries||Frozen clock||Torch x3||N/A||N/A|
|666||Library finds||Bookshelf||lantern x2||N/A||Achivist's Amulet|
|667||Rare folios||Notes about everything by A.||Dynamite x3||N/A||Archivist's Amulet|
|679||Masterful forgeries||Collection of forgeries||Lantern x2||N/A||N/A|
|680||Doll world||Ruby heart||Time Machine x3||N/A||N/A|
|686||Exclusive outfit||One-of-a-kind attire||Compass x2||N/A||Actor's Amulet|
|697||Art therapy||watercolor paint set||Torch x3||N/A||Detective's Amulet|
|698||Forgery detection||Infared light||Dynamite x3||N/A||Detective's Amulet|
Pictures and Awards that reward ToolsEdit
|Compass||Polar Station; Throne Room||Workaholic; Task Commander; Dedicated; Mid-grade; Santa's Elf;|
Trainee (Level 3); Detective (Level 3); Expert (Level 3); Silhouette Catcher; Silhouette-Tracker; Silhouette Explorer; Sharp Sighted
|Lantern||Buddha's Square; Ghost Town||Industrial Strength; Generous Spirit; Risk-Taker; Courageous Clairvoyant|
|Time Machine||N/A||Mighty Master; Mogul; Expert (Level 4); Valiant Voyeur; Haunted Hunter|
|Explorer's Eye||Japanese House; Venice||Worker; Dedicated; Silhouette-Hunter; Silhouette-Explorer;|
|Dynamite||N/A||Mechanic; Objective; Industrial Strength; Detective (Level 4)|
|Torch||N/A||Relentless; Mighty Master; Generous Spirit; Trainee (Level 4)|
In addition to individual tools, it may also be possible to win chests containing sets of tools in the game. Three chests containing tools are available, the 'Tool Case', which contains 3 of each tool and the 'Tool Box', which contains 10 of each tool and 'Night Detective's Chest, which contains 5 torches and 2 Lanterns:
|Chest||Contains||Collections that reward chest||Awards that reward chest|
|Tool Case||3 of each tool||Poker Combinations||Machinist; Taskmaster; Key Book; Possibility to Solve the Task; Variety of Tasks; 'The Supreme Master of Tasks; Silhouette Knight; Assembling Avenger; Sentinel; One of a Kind; Curse Beater|
|Tool Box||10 of each tool||N/A||Engineer; Technician; Inventor; Skillful Inventor; Tools; Master of Instruments|
|Night Detective's Chest||Torch x5, flashlight(Lantern) x2||Board games||N/A|
Buying Tools in the ShopEdit
Some tools only require coins to be bought in the shop. This can be a good use of coins won in the game once all new pictures are unlocked. Below is a table of the prices of tools in the shop, in order of affordability:
|Tool||Price for 1||Price for 5||Price for 10|
|Compass||6500 coins||25000 coins||45000 coins|
|Lantern||6500 coins||25000 coins||45000 coins|
|Time Machine||12500 coins||50000 coins||90000 coins|
|Explorer's Eye||1 crystal||4 crystals||7 crystals|
|Dynamite||10 crystals||40 crystals||70 crystals|
|Torch||10 crystals||40 crystals||70 crystals|
Hints and TipsEdit
The Tooling Around Desktop AwardEdit
Three tools - the compass, Lantern and Time Machine, can be bought for coins in the shop. Compasses and Lanterns are cheaper than Time Machines. However, if you are working towards the higher level desktop tools award, which requires using thousands of tools to achieve, the Time Machines are worth the extra coins as many more can be used at a time during a single picture investigation or puzzle game. For example, Lanterns can only be used in Night mode, and last 30 seconds. The most Lanterns you can use in a single picture investigation (which must be in night mode) is 10. Compasses can be used in all picture modes, but again last for 30 seconds. The most Compasses that can be used in Text and Silhouette mode is 6, and the most that can be used in all other Picture modes is 10. Time Machines can be used in a Picture investigation or Puzzle game. There is no limit to how much extra time you can add to a timer other than your own patience and amount of Time Machines in your inventory. This means you can use 100s of Time Machines in one single picture investigation or puzzle game, helping you reach the Tools award objective faster.
Changes to ToolsEdit
Seeker's Eye renamed Explorer's EyeEdit
The Harvest and Halloween Update (September 2016) brought a number of name changes to the game, centered around removing the word "Seeker" from the game and replacing it with the word "Explorer". This may have been related to the game developer's (MyTona) second Hidden Object game, which was named Seeker's Notes: Hidden Mystery (previously titled Seeker's Notes: Mysteries of Darkwood), although the change in the Secret Society game was only implemented a year after Seeker's Notes was released.
During this change, the 5th Picture Level "High Seeker" was renamed "High Explorer", the tool "Seeker's Eye" was renamed "Explorer's Eye" and the "Seekers" category (number of Quests completed) of the Top 1000 list was renamed "Explorers".
Note that older images on the wiki will still show the old name "Seeker's Eye" but other than the name, the tool remains the same (function hasn't changed), so the information in the image is still accurate, just with an older name for the tool displayed.