Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Witch's Kitchen Solution DETAILED



Ravensburger Exit Puzzles, often also called Escape Puzzles, are a range of mystery themed jigsaws all based on an escape room concept. Witch's Kitchen appealed to me because I love a good Halloween theme and I loved the image on the box.

SPOILER WARNING: if you haven't already completed Ravensburger's Exit jigsaw puzzle called The Witches Kitchen, you'd better exit this page (see my review instead) so you don't see any spoilers on how to solve the mystery.

The Witches Kitchen is not the easiest of jigsaws to put together with interchangeable edge pieces and some very dark inner pieces. Then you have the mystery to solve which is tricky. Got stuck? Let me help with the solutions here.

SPOILER ALERT: Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Witch's Kitchen Solution, Help and Hints

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First up, if you haven't already completed the jigsaw, why are you here? Wait until you've completed the actual jigsaw (see my review here) with all 759 pieces and then come back if stuck. Why risk spoiling the mystery if you haven't even done the jigsaw yet?

Second up, you may not need help with solutions for the whole jigsaw, you may just want a helping hand with how to start solving the mystery and what you should be looking out for. I'll give you hints before I'll give you all the actual, detailed answers. This gives you a chance to solve it yourself first.


Some puzzlers can solve the individual puzzle games but then get stuck with how to find the final answer. I've included the final answer with photos here too on exactly how you get to that. All the hints, help and solutions you need are here on this page.

This Witches Kitchen Solution Page has 3 Handy Sections:


1) Ravensburger Witches Kitchen Initial Hints:

Completed the jigsaw and are now confused about what to do next? Here is the help you need with hints to get you started.

2) Solving the Eight Mysteries:

Having discovered the eight mysteries in the jigsaw, you may need help solving one or all of these. Help, hints and solutions on the eight mysteries are included.

3) Witches Kitchen Escape Puzzle Solution:

Come to this section if you've solved all eight mysteries and are now puzzled on finding the remedy to your poisoning so you can finally escape.

1) Ravensburger Witches Kitchen Initial Hints


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If you've completed the jigsaw and are now confused about what you should be doing next, here's help and hints to get you started.

Don't worry, when I first completed The Witches Kitchen jigsaw, my initial thought was, "OMG, what are all these numbers and how in the world am I supposed to solve this?" It all looked so confusing, especially as maths is not my strong suit so that many numbers are a little overwhelming.

But I stepped away from it for a while and allowed myself time to take it in before having a more detailed look.

First up, I wondered what on earth all the numbers on the edge pieces were and what I was supposed to do with those. I couldn't figure that one out initially so decided to focus on other parts of the jigsaw.

Hints on Solving the Eight Mysteries


The leaflet inside the box of this Exit Puzzle said there were eight mysteries hidden within the puzzle to solve, so I decided to locate these eight mysteries first and then work out how to solve each one.

A clue to finding these mysteries was to compare the picture of the Exit puzzle on the box lid with the completed jigsaw. You can see some very obvious changes between the two which help you find where each mystery is.


1) The first mystery I spotted was the book in the middle of the jigsaw which now had some weird looking lettering on. What did that lettering mean and how was I supposed to unscramble it to make any meaning of it?

2) Next I saw the parchment on the floor with the toad and the compass. The parchment was now unrolled and has symbols on which look like sums because they end in an equals sign with a number.

The last one is waiting to be solved so I'm guessing each symbol must stand for a number. Once the symbols have been worked out the last sum can be completed.

3) On the left is a drawer that is now open and contains some coloured jars. There are shapes on the lids of each jar. I wonder what the point of the shapes are? And more intriguingly why there is one other place in the jigsaw where these specific colours are repeated. Why?

4) At the top left are some potion bottles, as to be expected in a witch's kitchen. Potions are pretty much essential. It looks like some kind of number logic puzzle to solve.

5) Hanging from the fireplace is a saucepan with numbers on. It's another number logic puzzle. Not great if you're not keen on number puzzles like me.

6) 4 little symbols under the kettle and the teapot on the fireplace. What could they mean? Is it another word puzzle where the symbols stand for a letter to make a word? Sadly no, you need to look carefully at each symbol to crack the mystery here.

7) It took me a long time to realise that the stool with the star symbol was actually two different number puzzles. In fact it wasn't me that worked this one out, it was my husband. So the star in the middle contains one puzzle.

8) And the numbers in the border around the star represent another number puzzle to solve.

If you are still stuck on these eight mysteries, note that the answer to each one ends with a number.

2) Solving The Eight Mysteries in The Witches Kitchen


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This section helps you to solve all the eight mysteries in The Witches Kitchen. You do need to solve the eight mysteries in order to discover the remedy to your poison so you can finally escape.

They're not optional puzzles, solving each mystery and keeping all the answers is essential to the final solution.


1) The Book Puzzle

The book in the middle of the jigsaw has some weird looking lettering written on it.

Each section of grouped symbols (runes) could be a word. This suggests we need to translate each symbol into a letter of the alphabet.

If you look very carefully all around your completed jigsaw, you will find each symbol written with an equals sign (=) next to it and then a letter of the alphabet.


On a piece of paper, write down the three rune words and leave a space below to fill in the letters of the alphabet as you find them.

The runes translate into three words which I've listed a little further down in case you wish to work the words out for yourself.

I was puzzled when the words I translated didn't make sense. However, you can find these words somewhere in your completed jigsaw.

Look to the book spines in the witch's kitchen to make sense of it all.

Each word on a book spine has a number.

You must put those numbers in the right order. Perhaps look at the order the words are in the book?

The runes translate into three words: Teiwaz, Hagall and Othala.

Your final answer is: 834


2) The Parchment on the Floor With the Toad

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The last sum is waiting to be solved which implies that each symbol must stand for a number.

Once we've worked out what each symbol means, the answer to the last sum can be completed.

The first sum is a funny symbol that looks like a cross between h and t. We will call this symbol on the first line H. So H + H + H = 90.

This first line should be easy to work out as 3 symbols that are the same make 90. Divide 90 into three to get your answer. So H = 30.

The second sum contains this first symbol and another one that looks like it is a circle with a cross in the middle. We will call this symbol O.

O + O + H = 40

So we know H = 30 so that means that there is 10 left over and 2 Os make 10. So O = 5.

The third sum introduces another funny crescent moon shaped symbol which we will call D. Looking ahead to the last line, it appears that a single D stands for a number and yet there are double Ds in this sum which works out to a total of 41.

For a start we know that O = 5. So take 5 away from 41 to make 36.

36 divided by the remaining Ds = 9. D= 9.

So now we know what number each symbol stands for, we can now complete the last sum.

O + H x D = ?

5 + (30 x 9) = 275.

Your final answer is: 275


3) The Coloured Jars in the Drawer

For the coloured jars in the drawer, each lid has a shape on it.

A hexagon, circle, triangle and a square.

You may be wondering what these shapes symbolise.

It isn't that easy to work out at first. I was looking round the jigsaw puzzle to see if these shapes each had a number or letter attached to them.

Eventually I worked out that each shape is equal to a single digit number.

When you figure out how many corners each one has, you can work out what each number is.

Hexagon = 6, Circle = 0, Triangle = 3 and Square = 4

But what sequence should the numbers go in? There are a lot of combinations with a four-digit number.

Intriguingly, you may notice one other place in The Witches Kitchen jigsaw where these specific potion jar colours are repeated.

Look to the right side and you'll see four glass bottles with these same colours: yellow, blue, green, red.

It seems to be indicating an order and we normally read things from left to right.

So yellow is the jar with the square, so that's 4.

Blue is the jar with the circle, so that's 0.

Green is the jar with the triangle, so that's 3.

And red is the jar with the hexagon, so that's 6.

Put them together and what do you get?

Your final answer is: 4036


4) The Potion Bottles

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At the top left are some potion bottles with a number logic puzzle to solve.

There are 6 numbers (that you can make out) on each potion bottle and the last potion bottle we can't make out the number. This suggests that we are looking to find the number on the last potion bottle.

From left to right those numbers are 7, 2, 16, 11, 88 and 83

There is a sequence here which suggests that the numbers follow on in some kind of logic pattern.

How can we get from 7 to the number 2?

Well 7 - 5 = 2

So that could be a pattern.

However 2 - 5 doesn't equal 16. So this pattern is repeated next.

It's a different pattern. How do we get from 2 to 16?

Could it be by adding 14? Well you'll see that this would not work further down the line since adding 14 doesn't make the next number anywhere else in the sequence.

So if it's not adding, it could be multiplication.

2 x 8 = 16

That's the second pattern.

So we are taking away 5 and then multiplying by 8 in sequence down the line of numbers.

7 - 5 = 2
2 x 8 = 16
16 - 5 = 11
11 x 8 = 88
88 - 5 = 83

And to find the number on the last potion bottle, we need to complete the sequence.

83 x 8 = 664

Your final answer is: 664


5) The Saucepan Hanging from the Fireplace

Hanging from the fireplace is a saucepan with numbers on. It's another number logic puzzle to solve.

The numbers are around the pan in a circle, a bit like a clock face.

One of the numbers has a question mark, so we know that we need to solve this number. But how?

If we write down these numbers in sequence starting with the number at 12 o'clock, we get:

60, 10, ?, 9, 45, 5, 30, 6

How can we work out what number the question mark stands for. There must be some kind of formula.

This may come easier for those familiar with their times tables.

Look at the numbers 5, 30 and 6. Is it a coincidence that 5 x 6 = 30.

Look at the numbers 9, 45 and 5. Is it a coincidence that 9 x 5 = 45.

This seems to be the formula. Multiplying the numbers on either side to get to the number falling between them.

So the question mark would be 10 x 9 which equals 90.

Your final answer is: 90


6) Symbols Under the Teapot

There are 4 little symbols under the kettle and the teapot on the fireplace. What could they mean?

At first I thought it might be another word puzzle where the symbols each stand for a letter that then makes a word. But it isn't this at all.

You need to look carefully at these symbols.

Notice how every symbol is symmetrical.

Can you see anything special if you use your finger to cover part of each symbol?

Well if you cover the left side only of each symbol, you'll end up with four numbers.

You get 2157

Your final answer is: 2157


7) Central Star on the Stool

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It took me a long time to realise that the stool with the star symbol was actually two different number puzzles. In fact it wasn't me that worked this one out, it was my husband. So the star in the middle contains one puzzle.

There are five numbers in the central star, starting from the bottom point or 6 o'clock position. And then one number at the end waiting to be solved.

The sequence is 1, 5, 9, 13, ?

So there is a pattern to work out.

How can we get from 1 to 5?

Add 4.

How can we get from 5 to 9?

Add 4.

So you see that to make the next number in the sequence, we need to add 4 every time.

So 13 + 4 = 17 which is the last number.

Your final answer is: 17


8) Outer Star Border on the Stool

And the numbers in the border around the star represent another number puzzle to solve.

Around the star are five diamond shapes. Each diamond is divided into three sections with 3 numbers.

This number puzzle should be easy if you know your times tables.

Look at the diamond shape which has the numbers 6, 5 and 30. 30 is in a bigger section which suggests it is different somehow. Maybe because it contains the answer?

If you multiply 6 x 5 you get 30.

Now try the same pattern around the other diamond shapes and you'll find that the numbers at the top of each diamond are multiplied together to make the number at the bottom.

Use this formula to work out what the answer to 8 x 7 is.

Your final answer is: 56


Now you've completed all the mysteries, you may know how to solve this Ravensburger Exit Puzzle so you can find the remedy to your poison and escape. Before breaking your puzzle apart, also try my free Search and Find game for even more fun with this jigsaw.

If you still don't know how to solve this Exit puzzle, carry on to the next section to find out the FINAL solution.

3) Witches Kitchen Escape Puzzle Solution: Your Remedy and Final Escape


If you've solved all eight mysteries and are now puzzled on finding your remedy so you can finally escape, this is the section you need to be in.

Phew, that took quite some time working out the answers to all eight mysteries in The Witches Kitchen jigsaw puzzle.

Hopefully you wrote all your answers down because you now need those numbers.

The final answers are: 834, 275, 4036, 664, 90, 2157, 17, 56


What do you think we do with those numbers? Can you see those numbers on your jigsaw?

You should be able to see all those numbers on the edge pieces of your puzzle.

Pull out each of those numbered pieces.

You may come up with the solution yourself now which is to assemble those pieces into a kind of frame.

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You've got eight pieces and they should fit into a square with 3 around every side and a puzzle shaped hole in the middle. I don't think it matters too much how they fit together as long as you have a puzzle shape in the middle.

Once assembled, move this frame around your completed jigsaw until you hit an area where the colouring and pattern works with the frame and something appears in the middle.

What is it?

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Well it looks like some kind of plant that will provide a remedy to your poison.

Congratulations, you've now solved Ravensburger's The Witches Kitchen Exit Puzzle!

BEFORE you break this jigsaw apart, come and have a go at my fun Search and Find game for it. There's no number puzzles I promise!


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  1. Thanks for the detailed description. We solved all the puzzles except for the symbols on the mantel piece. we recognized that they were all symmetrical, but didn't think of reading half of each one.

    We also didn't think to disassemble the identified pieces and reassemble them into a frame.

    The most frustrating thing about the solution is that the white flower piece DOES NOT FIT into the frame. I can see from the picture above that your piece is the same as ours. It is more or less the right shape, but it doesn't fit. If the solution rests on finding the piece that fits in the middle of the frame, it should fit.

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    1. That frustrated me at first as well until I realized it’s not about the puzzle piece with the remedy fitting into the frame. It’s centered around the markings on the pieces of the frame assembling and creating the exact same markings as the markings on the floor surrounding the white flower :)

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