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Virtual Villagers 3 – Strategy Guide, Hints, and Tips

Virtual Villagers 3 – The Secret City
Hints, Tips, and Puzzle Walkthroughs

Warning – This guide contains spoilers and tips to solve the game. Puzzle solutions are put on separate pages so you don’t have to worry about seeing further than you want.

Getting Started:

— First thing to do is plant your first seed right away (drop an adult villager – but not a nursing mom – on the seed near the lift). The seed could be a mango, papaya, or banana (random chance).

— There are some locations that you can make your visitors stay so they are easy to find, especially if you want them to make babies. The lift, the waterfalls and bath (when complete) are the best places. The villagers will stay in that location for several seconds before wandering off to work or play.

— When your adults are collecting objects like keys, firewood, and other items, they may drop them if interrupted by a celebration or if you click on them. The item will then “warp” back to where it was found originally. –

– The collectable tablet pieces will start to appear near the rubble when the rubble clearing project has gotten started with at least 2%.

Here are the 6 herbs located in the area:

— The Cactus is located just above the Science area.

— The Black Orchid is on the edge of the grassy area below the orchard

— The Rose is located on the right edge of the orchard, below the hanging thing

— The Lotus is to the left of the stairs near the bath

— The Tiger Lily is partway up the path to the door (orange flower on right)

— The Berry (Magic) or Pitcher Plant (Nature) is located to the left of the alchemy lab, where the kids go when nature calls. These plants only appear when you have purchased Level 2 in your faction.

Next – Puzzle 1 – The First Chief
Puzzle 2 – The Bee Hive
Puzzle 3 – The Alchemy Lab
Puzzle 4 – The Roster of the Dead
Puzzle 5 – Weather Dancing
Puzzle 6 – The Lift
Puzzle 7 – The Rubble
Puzzle 8 – The Ancient Bath
Puzzle 9 – The Statue
Puzzle 10 – The Orchard
Puzzle 11 – Banishing the Sharks
Puzzle 12 – Aromatherapy
Puzzle 13 – The Ash Key
Puzzle 14 – The Hanging Key
Puzzle 15 – The Clam Key
Puzzle 16 – The Sun Dial

Virtual Villagers 3 Game Page

Editor’s Note – If you like these games, we highly recommend you try Virtual Villagers 1 – A New Home and Virtual Villagers 2 – The Lost Children. These games build on the story of the game that comes before it. If you’ve never played these games before, we recommend you start with the first Virtual Villagers and then progress to each sequel in order.