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The Room Walkthrough – All Chapters

Uncover the secrets of The Room.

The Room is an indie puzzle game that challenges your mind with interesting illusions, moderately difficult puzzles, and mystical themes of alchemy. If you're struggling with any of its puzzles, I'll show you how to complete every chapter of The Room in this walkthrough.

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The Room Chapter 1 Walkthrough

Starting the tutorial for The Room
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The first chapter of The Room is the tutorial. Rotate the camera to the top of the safe to see an envelope. Pull the letter out of the envelope to get a key.

  • Looking at the top of the safe in The Room tutorial
  • Pulling the letter and a key out of the envelope on top of the safe

Now turn to look at the red jar next to the letter. Rotate its lid to unlock the keyhole, then insert the key into the hole and open the jar. Take the eyepiece hidden in it.

  • The red jar on top of the safe
  • Unlocking the red jar with a key
  • Opening the red jar to get an eyepiece

The jar also contains a note with a riddle. The answer to the riddle is "fire", so zoom out on the safe and find the panel at its base that reads "fire". Zoom in on the panel and press it to get a key.

  • The hint in the red jar
  • The location of the fire puzzle in the The Room tutorial
  • Pressing the button with the symbol for fire on it
  • Getting a key from the fire-themed puzzle

Take the key and go to the side of the safe near the red jar. There is a small slider visible in the center. Move the slider to find a uniquely shaped keyhole. Open the key in your inventory and rotate its teeth to match this hole, then insert it and twist it to get a wrench.

  • The slider on the side of the tutorial safe
  • Moving the slider to see the keyhole on the side of the safe
  • Changing the teeth of the key to fit the side keyhole
  • Putting the key into the keyhole on the side of the safe
  • Getting the metal frame after rotating the key in the safe's side lock

Rotate to the back of the box and look at the metal tag. There is a small screw on the right side of the tag that can be removed. Place the wrench around it and twist it to move the tag and get a lens for the eyepiece.

  • The location of the metal tag on the back of the safe
  • Using the metal frame as a wrench to remove the screw on the metal tag
  • Getting the lens for the eyepiece

With the eyepiece completed, return to the front of the box. There is another small slider above the circle in its center. Move this slider to reveal the keyhole, then go into your inventory and reshape the key once again. Put the key into the hole and turn it to unlock the next puzzle.

  • The location of the lock at the front of the safe
  • The lock at the front of the safe
  • Rotating the key's teeth to fit the lock at the front of the safe
  • Putting the key into the lock to unlock the final puzzle

This puzzle consists of a set of spinning gold rings. Equip the eyepiece to see a hidden pattern on the rings. Rotate each ring to complete the pattern. This causes the door to pop open.

  • The ring puzzle on the front of the safe
  • Using the lens to see the pattern on the rings
  • The solution for the ring puzzle on the front of the safe
  • Opening the safe in the tutorial of The Room

Opening the door fully will end the tutorial, leading you to the rest of the game.

Completing the tutorial for The Room
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The Room Chapter 2 Walkthrough

The puzzle box in the second chapter of The Room
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After entering the second chapter, you will see a gear on the left side of the box. Spin it to the left to open it. You'll need to do this a couple of times to unlock the compartment at the top of the pillar fully. Grab the telescope piece from the compartment at the top.

  • The exposed gear mechanism on the side of the Chapter 1 box
  • Spinning the exposed mechanism to the left
  • Grabbing the Telescope Piece from the revealed compartment in The Room Chapter 1 walkthrough

Select the telescope piece in your inventory. The outer ring on it has two arrow heads while the inner ring has two arrow feathers inscribed on it. Rotate the inner ring so that the symbols match up to extend the telescope.

  • Opening the telescope piece in The Room chapter 1 walkthrough
  • Rotating the telescope piece to connect the arrows

The next hidden compartment is on the pillar to the left of the one with the gear. Tap on the pillar to zoom into it, then tap on it again to open the compartment. The compartment contains a book and a small symbol you'll need for a later puzzle.

  • A suspicious pillar with a handle on the box in the first chapter walkthrough of The Room
  • Pressing the suspicious pillar on the first box in The Room chapter 1
  • Grabbing the book from the hiding spot in the pillar in Chapter 1

Open the book from your inventory to view the puzzle on its cover. Begin by rotating the top and bottom pieces so they no longer touch the hourglass-shaped piece in the center. Rotate the central piece next to be positioned horizontally. This will unlock the piece on the right, which can be spun to open the book. It contains a short message and a key.

  • Holding the book in the first chapter of The Room
  • Flipping the top and bottom pieces on the cover of the book
  • Flipping the center piece on the cover of the book
  • Flipping the right tile on the cover of the book to unlock it
  • Opening the book to get the Key in The Room

The last easy hidden compartment on the box is on the right side. This one is a bit more hidden because it is on the bottom of the pillar. Spin the mechanism to the left to get a piece of cotton.

  • The location of a gear hidden at the bottom of a pillar on the first chapter box
  • Spinning the gear to the left to open it
  • Getting a piece of cotton from the gear at the bottom of the Chapter 1 box

With these three items gathered, move the camera to face the number puzzle. It requires you to find four numbers and input them in the correct slots around the square compartment in the puzzle's center. Tap the lens on the right to equip it and view the hidden solution for the puzzle. You'll need to rotate the camera in a few ways to view the solution accurately.

  • Rotate the camera upwards and to the right. This shows you that the top number is "2" and the right number is "7".
  • Now rotate the camera to view the box from the left. This reveals that the left number is "5".
  • As for the bottom number, I had a lot of trouble rotating the camera enough to view it. Luckily, it's easy to guess the number since it is the only one that isn't known for sure. After checking all of the numbers, I discovered that the bottom number is "6".

Take the lens off and move all the tiles so that the numbers match the numbers above. When they do, the small compartment in the center will open, revealing a switch. Pull the switch down to unlock the next puzzle.

  • The puzzle on the back of the first box in chapter 1 of The Room
  • Pressing the lens button to view the numbers puzzle in a new way
  • Finding the top and right numbers in the Room chapter 1
  • Finding the left number in the Room chapter 1
  • The solution for the number puzzle in the Room chapter 1 walkthrough
  • The switch unlocked by the number puzzle that reveals the next puzzle

The film puzzle unlocked by the numbers puzzle contains multiple parts requiring all of the items in your inventory. There is a note on top of the puzzle, but it has the same message that was in the book previously.

The film puzzle in the second chapter of The Room
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Begin by looking at the left side of the box. There is a small compartment on the left corner. Tap it to look closely, then move the latch to open the compartment. Insert the key into the hole here and twist it clockwise to turn the film machine on.

  • The compartment on the left side of the film puzzle during our walkthrough of the Room Chapter 1
  • Unlocking the compartment on the left side of the film machine by lifting the latch
  • Spinning the key to activate the film machine in the first chapter of The Room

Next, place the telescope in the two handles extending from the machine's base.

Placing the telescope in the film puzzle in The Room Chapter 2
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Next, look at the compartment on the right side of the film machine. Place the cotton piece into the hole in the center and rotate the gear counterclockwise to light the cotton. A small lever will appear after doing this. Pull it up through the line it is on to raise the candle to the top, lighting up the machine.

  • The compartment on the right side of the film puzzle
  • Placing the cotton piece in the right compartment of the film puzzle in the Room chapter 1 walkthrough
  • Rotating the gear to light the cotton piece on fire in The Room chapter 1
  • Moving the small lever to the top so that the candle lights the film machine

Equip the lens on the right side of the screen and look through the telescope. This will give you the word "Trial" and open a new compartment in the center of the film machine.

Looking through the eyeglass to find the word Trial in the film machine in The Room Chapter 2
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This new compartment contains a puzzle with three rotating rings. Begin by activating the lens on the right side of the screen. This shows a hidden pattern of a goat's head. Solve it to complete the puzzle and get a small wooden piece with the letter "L" on it.

  • The unlocked compartment at the center of the film machine in the Room chapter 1
  • Using the lens on the puzzle in the middle of the film machine
  • Solving the puzzle at the center of the film machine

Take this "L" tile to the tile puzzle on the side of the box. Place the "L" tile into the final slot, then flip the other four tiles to spell the word "Trial". This unlocks one of the seals on the front of the box and extends a new red box from the side of the main box.

  • The letter tile puzzle toward the top of the chapter 1 box
  • Placing the L tile in the final slot of the tile puzzle
  • Using the tiles to spell Trial and solve the puzzle
  • Opening the first seal in the first box of the The Room walkthrough
  • The red box extending out of the side of the box

You'll need to solve the symbol puzzle on the other side of the box before beginning to solve the puzzles on the red box. To solve it, you'll need to find the following clues:

  • The identity of the lower right symbol is found on the pillar to the left of the puzzle.
  • The identity of the top left symbol is found at the top of the box facing the front.
  • The identity of the top right symbol is found in the hidden compartment where the book was.

I was unable to find the clue for the final symbol, but fortunately, it is easy to guess like the number puzzle was previously. After putting the three symbols into their proper places and guessing the fourth, you'll receive an iron key.

  • The symbol puzzle on the side of the chapter 1 box in The Room
  • The location of the first clue for the symbol puzzle in The Room chapter 1
  • The location of the second clue for the symbol puzzle in The Room Chapter 1 walkthrough
  • The location of the third symbol puzzle clue in the Room chapter 1
  • Completing the symbol puzzle in The Room chapter 1

With the iron key in tow, head to the top of the new red box. Pull the slider on it to the left to open the top and reveal a new puzzle. It requires you to rotate the disc in the center until the gems on all four orbs face upwards and light up. I recommend starting with whichever orb has its gem closest to the top and continuing from there. They do not need to be lit up in a specific order.

  • The slider on top of the red box protruding out from the main box
  • Using the slider to open the top of the red box
  • Rotating the circle at the top of the box to light up the four orbs around it
  • Completing the puzzle on top of the red box in the first chapter of The Room

The platform that appears on the right will have a small slip of paper with the "Null" symbol on it. Memorize the symbol and then equip the lens again. You'll need to rotate your camera down to turn the small fragments of black into the Null symbol.

  • The null symbol on top of a rainbow-colored platform
  • Using  the lens and rotating the camera to make the null symbol appear

Completing the previous puzzle unlocks a keyhole at the base. Place the iron key into this base and twist it to unlock the drawer on the right. Pull the handle on the drawer to open it and get a new small key.

  • Placing the iron key into the slot on the platform
  • Twisting the Iron Key to unlock the drawer on the side of the red box
  • Grabbing a new key out of the desk drawer

Take this key and insert it into the front of the red box. Twist it to open the metal plate and get a star piece. This piece can be placed into the star-shaped hole at the top of the box, opening it up. There is a small note with a new message in front of the star-shaped piece. By rotating around the top of the box, you'll find part of a dial for a safe. Take this and return to the red box.

  • Putting the key into the front of the red box
  • Getting the star piece from the front of the red box
  • The star-shaped hole on top of the box in the first chapter of The Room
  • Placing the Star Piece into the star-shaped hole during a walkthrough of The Room
  • Grabbing the dial off the top of the wooden box

Now look at the safe dial on the left side of the box. Add the dial piece to the circular metal piece in the center.

  • The left side of the red box with a small safe
  • Adding the dial rim on the knob around the safe

To crack the safe, you'll need to spin the dial left and right to hit the six sliders in the right order. When hit correctly, the slider will open. When a slider is hit out-of-order, all the sliders will return to their original state. When numbered from one to six clockwise, hit the sliders in the following order.

  • Slide the dial left to slider 6.
  • Slide the dial right to hit sliders 1 and 2.
  • Slide the dial left to slider 5.
  • Twist the dial right to hit slider 3.
  • End by turning the dial left to slider 4.

If it's easier for you to think in terms of clockwise and counterclockwise, turning to the right is clockwise while turning left is counterclockwise.

All of the sliders on the safe dial in the second chapter of the Room
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Completing the safe slider puzzle will unlock a second safe puzzle. This one contains two sliders next to a row of five numbers. To solve it, you'll need to don the lenses once again and look toward the back of the red box. You'll see a 2 and a 5 written in blue ink. Return to the puzzle. Move the first slider next to the 2 and the second slider next to the 5 to solve it and get a key.

  • The second part of the safe puzzle in The Room
  • The hints for the second safe puzzle
  • The solution for the second safe puzzle in The Room walkthrough

The new key is used to open the intricate lock at the front of the red box. Open it in your inventory and rotate the pieces until they match the keyhole. Don't be afraid to mess up as it will create a blue outline in your inventory that you can view while transforming the key. When the key fits in the hole, twist it to get a circular piece with a star-shaped cutout in its center.

  • The location of the intricate keyhole in the red box
  • Shaping the intricate key to fit the keyhole
  • Inserting the intricate key into the red box to open it
  • Unlocking the safe to get a round piece with a star-shaped hole

The piece with the star cutout fits in the small hole on the other side of the box. Inserting it will unlock the second seal on the front of the box and create a new puzzle where it is placed.

  • The space where the circle with the star-shaped hole is meant to go
  • Unlocking the second seal on the first box in The Room
  • The new celestial puzzle in The Room chapter 1

Start with the left side of the new puzzle, which contains a series of gears. Pull the slider on the bottom left toward the left to move one of the smaller gears. Rotate the small handle next to it to push the skinny slider on the left up, revealing a drawer with four corner locks.

  • The set of gears on the left side of the starry box
  • Moving the gears on the starry box to reveal the locked drawer
  • The new drawer at the top of the box in the first chapter of The Room

To unlock the drawer, all four of the locks need to be rotated so that their empty corner is facing the drawer. This can be done by finding all four buttons with the matching symbols and rotating them so that their darker section is facing the same direction that the locks' empty spaces need to be.

  • The square button is in front of one of the statues at the top of the box. Rotate it so that its dark section is in the top right corner of the button.
  • The circle button is on the side of the box between the drawer and the set of locked gears. Twist it so its darker section is in the button's lower left corner.
  • The pentagon button is to the right of the gears section of the star-themed box. Rotate it so its dark section is in its upper right corner.
  • The triangle button is hidden behind a small panel on the right side of the star-themed box. Slide the panel up, then quickly rotate the button so the dark section is in the lower right corner.

When all of the buttons have been rotated, open the drawer to get an elastic band and a large cog.

  • The location of the square button in front of the knight statue in The Room
  • The location of the circle button between the gears and the locked drawer
  • The location of the Pentagon button next to the gears on the starry box
  • The location of the panel containing the triangle button in the first room of The Room
  • The location of the Triangle button in The Room
  • Adjusting the triangle button to unlock the locked drawer
  • Opening the locked drawer in The Room chapter 1
  • Getting the elastic band and large gear from the drawer

Add the large cog to the empty space on the left side of the gears area. Turn the handle at the bottom again to get the screwdriver.

  • Placing the large cog next to the other gears on the side of the starry box
  • Getting the screwdriver in the first non-tutorial chapter of The Room

Return to the right side of the box where the triangle button is. Use the screwdriver to unscrew all four screws on the corners of the golden panel. Afterward, you'll need to press the button on the right side to stop the gears. When stopped in the right place, you can grab a peculiar key from a secret compartment behind the gears.

  • The plate with four screws on the starry box
  • Using the screwdriver to open up the screwed-on plate next to the triangle symbol
  • Getting the peculiar key from the compartment beneath the screwed-in plate

The Peculiar Key fits in a lock on one of the upper panels right of the star-themed box. First, look at the keyhole to see how the Peculiar Key needs to be shaped. Afterward, select the Peculiar Key in your inventory and move its four teeth around until they match the lock. There should be two teeth on the left side, one tooth on the top, and one tooth on the right. Opening the lock gives you a medium-sized cog.

  • The location of the lock requiring the Peculiar Key in The Room chapter 2
  • The lock requiring the Peculiar Key
  • The shape that the Peculiar Key needs to be in to fit the lock in the Room Chapter 2
  • Opening the Peculiar lock to get a medium-sized cog in The Room

Take this cog back to the panel of cogs on the left side of the box. Place it on the leftmost empty slot on the panel. Move the slider back to the left side so that the bottom gear forms a path to the center slot with your newly placed gear. Rotate the handle counterclockwise. This will open a compartment at the front of the box giving you another medium-sized cog.

  • Where to place the first medium-sized cog in the Chapter 2 walkthrough of The Room
  • Placing the first medium-sized cog in Chapter 2 of the Room
  • Moving the slider so that the base touches the gear connected to the newly-placed cog
  • Getting a third cog by rotating the gears in The Room Chapter 2 walkthrough

Grab the new cog and return to the panel of gears. Begin by taking off the cog that you placed earlier. Next, place each cog in the two rightmost slots. Connect them with the rubber band, then rotate the handle. This will start the gear at the front of the clock. Push the button on the left to cause the top of the clockface to move, giving you a small steel tube.

  • The new locations for the medium-sized cogs in Chapter 2 of The Room
  • Attaching the two new cogs with an elastic band
  • The button on the front of the clock
  • Pressing the button on the front of the clock to rotate its gears
  • Getting the steel tube from the clock in The Room

Open the tube in your inventory and pull off its top to get a small key. Next, tug on the white object in the tube to get a photograph. Take note of the phrase "REV 6:05" written on the back of the photo.

  • Opening the Steel Tube in your inventory in The Room
  • Getting the key out of the steel tube in chapter 2 of The Room
  • Pulling the photograph out of the steel tube in the Room chapter 2
  • The code on the back of the photograph in The Room Chapter 2

This key fits the panel on the right side of the clock box. Opening it reveals a new Null puzzle, which you can equip your lens to solve. Start by pushing the slider with the Null symbol to the center of its line, then equip the lens and rotate the circular piece so that the line with the small black circle is at the top. You'll need to wiggle them around and view them slightly from the left to make the symbol. Solving this gives you a small shield.

  • The lock for the next key in Chapter 2 of The Room
  • Unlocking the top panel on the clock box
  • The Null puzzle on the clock box
  • Viewing the clock's Null puzzle through your lens in The Room Chapter 2 walkthrough
  • The starting places to put the slider and the circular ring on the clock's Null puzzle
  • The solution for the Null puzzle on the clock box

With the shield in hand, find the golden knight statue at the top of the box. Give him the shield to get a small blue oval gem.

  • The gold knight statue at the top of the box in this The Room Chapter 2 walkthrough
  • Getting the blue gem off of the back of the gold knight after giving him the shield

The blue gem goes into the empty hole at the bottom of the clock. Once it is placed, equip the lens to see the clock's invisible hands. This is where you'll need the 6:05 hint from the photograph item. Rotate the center dial following the direction of the arrow on it until the clock reads 6:05. Doing so successfully completes Chapter 2.

  • The empty slot on the clock in Chapter 2 of The Room
  • Placing the gem into the clock
  • Using the lens to see the invisible hands on the clock
  • Setting the clock hands to 6:05 in Chapter 2 of The Room
  • Completing the Chapter 2 walkthrough of The Room

The Room Chapter 3 Walkthrough

The box in the third chapter of The Room
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Begin by finding the small metal tag on the left side of the box. Pull it to the left to reveal a switch, then pull the switch down to open a compartment containing a note and an intricate box.

  • The location of the metal tag in the Chapter 3 box in our The Room walkthrough
  • Sliding the metal tag to the left to knock it off of the box
  • Pulling the switch behind the metal tag
  • Getting the intricate box in chapter 3 of the Room

Open the intricate box in your inventory. To solve it, you'll need to go through a series of steps to get the slider to the end spot on the right side.

  • The line the slider is on needs to be connected to the thinner track in the center with two hills. Move the slider to the end of that line while keeping it in the center circle.
  • Rotate the circle so that the current track is connected to the lines at the top of the box. Pull the slider so that it's at the end of the top line.
  • Connect the slider's current track to the line in the middle that touches both it and the left side of the box. Push the slider onto this track, but not onto the left side.
  • Rotate the circle until the slider can be pushed down the track at the bottom left corner of the box.
  • Rotate the inner circle until the L-shaped line in the center is connected to the lower left track. Push the slider onto this line.
  • Rotate the circle so the L-shaped line is connected to the final track on the right.
  • Move the slider over to the final spot to unlock the box.

This gives you a small key.

  • Starting the intricate box puzzle in Chapter 3 of The Room
  • Moving the small slider along the first path, stopping it at the edge
  • Rotating the central circle and moving the slider to the edge of the line at the top of the box
  • Pushing the slider onto the central circle
  • Rotating the central circle again and pushing the slider down the line at the bottom of the box
  • Rotating the circle so that the "L" piece is connected to the bottom line and pushing the slider along it
  • Connecting the line the slider is on to the final line
  • Completing the slider puzzle on the intricate box
  • Getting the key from the drawer in the intricate box

This key goes to the lock next to a safe dial puzzle on the right side of the box. Twisting the key into the lock unlocks the dial. To fully open the safe, you'll need to rotate the dial so it opens all of the sliders around it in a particular order.

  • Turn the dial counterclockwise to open the first five sliders on the left side.
  • Now rotate it clockwise to open the first four sliders on its right side.
  • Turn it counterclockwise again to open the remaining five sliders on the left.
  • Complete the safe by twisting the dial clockwise to open the final sliders.

Opening the safe reveals a red spyglass for examining photos. The box beneath it contains a small square peg that needs to be taken.

  • The location of the keyhole next to the safe in Chapter 3 of the Room
  • Using the key to unlock the safe in The Room
  • Unlocking the first five sliders on the left of the safe
  • Unlocking the first four sliders on the right side of the safe
  • Unlocking the last five sliders on the left side of the safe
  • Unlocking the remaining sliders keeping the safe shut in our walkthrough of The Room Chapter 3
  • Getting the small square peg from the safe

While at the safe, place the photograph from the previous chapter in front of the red spyglass. Use the lens to view the photo through the spyglass, giving you the codeword "Sigil".

  • Placing the photograph in front of the red spyglass
  • Getting the word "Sigil" after looking at the photograph through the spyglass

To use the square peg, you first must solve the slider puzzle to the right of the globe at the front of the box.

  • First, move the slider at the bottom right corner down to the end of its track.
  • Next, activate the lens to see a secret compartment in the puzzle.
  • Rotate this compartment so it is next to the left slider.
  • Push the left slider in the center into the compartment.
  • Rotate the compartment to connect it to the area with the bottom slider and push the left slider onto the bottom slider. This will leave the compartment empty.
  • Rotate the empty compartment to touch the right slider in the center. Insert the right slider into the compartment to reveal a square hole.

Place the square peg into the hole to unlock the chest at the front of the box.

  • The location of the slider puzzle requiring the square peg
  • Moving the bottom slider in the slider puzzle down
  • Using the lens to see the secret slider in the slider puzzle
  • Rotating the circle so that the slider compartment is next to the slider on the left
  • Putting the left slider into the hidden slider compartment
  • Moving the compartment containing the left slider next to the bottom slider
  • Putting the left slider into the gap next to the bottom slider
  • Moving the sliding compartment next to the right slider and then inserting the right slider into it
  • Inserting the square peg into the hole to unlock the chest at the front of the box

The chest has a set of five tiles on it that can be flipped to reveal certain letters. Move the tiles so that they spell out the word "Sigil". This opens the chest, revealing a purple gem on a hexagonal base.

  • Looking at the tiles on top of the chest in the Chapter 3 The Room puzzle
  • Spelling "Sigil" using the tiles on top of the chest
  • Unlocking the chest to get the purple gem

The purple gem goes in the hexagonal slot on the base of the box. After placing it, a laser beam will be created above it. Spin the gear at the base of the beam to the left to concentrate it. This will unlock the wooden compartment above it, which contains the flywheel.

  • The area where the purple gem needs to be placed in Chapter 3 of The Room
  • Placing the gem into the hexagonal hole in the box
  • Concentrating the beam created by the purple gem
  • Getting the flywheel from completing the gem puzzle

The flywheel goes in a small indentation in the box's base to the right of the safe puzzle. Placing the flywheel into this wheel will unlock the nearby drawer's handle, which can be pulled to get a light refraction device. Additionally, a small pressure plate at the bottom of the left side of the drawer can be pressed to get a hexagonal map piece.

  • The area where the flywheel needs to be placed
  • Placing the flywheel in Chapter 3 of The Room
  • Getting the light reflection device from the drawer and the panel that can be pressed within it
  • Getting the hexagonal map piece from a secret compartment in the flywheel drawer

Before we use the light refraction device, go ahead and turn to the globe at the front of the box. Rotate the globe until you see a hexagon-shaped hole toward its bottom. Place the hexagon map piece here to get a handle.