Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving Story Part I

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the story and puzzles will eventually get lost to time; so here we will have an archive of the story. Let’s take a look at the first part of the story, for the previous ones or for the puzzles click here.

The Abstraction Contraption and the Global Puzzle Search

A mysterious box that spirits away those who open it in the blink of an eye. This little box has had me and so many others around the world embroiled in all kinds of puzzles. Who on Earth made it? Why? And how?

There is both hope and despair metaphorically locked in this box, and as yet, I don’t have the key to unlock its secrets. It all started one day when a small package arrived at the Layton Detective Agency on Chancer Lane…”

Ah-ha, post!
What’s in there?

 Perhaps a new case for me to investigate! Let’s see…

It’s more of a box than a case. And a letter, is it?


 Hm, it’s addressed to Dad… Well, he’s not here. So it looks like it’s down to me to solve this little puzzle!

Don’t even think about opening that thing! Not unless you want to see the Sherly gates.

 You know the agency motto: Any mystery solved. So…let’s see… How do we open it? Four locks and a button. Hm, let’s press it and see what happens.

Oh yes, great idea. Press the button on the contraption of doom. Don’t be such a cocky spaniel!

 Oh! What’s happening? Is, is it some sort of hologram?

The power to change the world? Hard to believe when it didn’t even do what it said on the tin and abstract us away.

 Well, it sounds like we need to solve all these puzzles if we’re going to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Oh yes, that’ll be a walk in the park. There’s only fifty of them…scattered all over the world! How are you planning on managing all that?

 Haha, elementary, my dear Spots-on. I’ll enlist the help of my international friends!

I’m not a dalmatian. I haven’t got spots. They’re patches. …And what international friends?

 The ones I’m going to make on the Internet. I had a feeling something like this might happen, so I’m streaming our conversation live as we speak!

What? You mean…people are reading this conversation we’re having? Right now?

 Yup, every man and his dog! …With an Internet connection. Friends, if you’re reading this, look out for puzzles in your area. We have fifty to find and solve. Remember, if we all work together, we can solve any mystery!

Um, yeah… Pups, this Abstraction Contraption is too dangerous for us to handle alone. We need you all to lend a paw.

 So join the mystery journey, people! Let’s solve these puzzles. All fifty of them!


If you missed the game as it was online well you missed a heck of a time but at least you can still solve the puzzles. For the rest of the Layton World Puzzles click here. If you have any questions on the puzzles ask me on twitter @0sdp or email me [email protected]

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