Welcome to the Arcane Arts Academy Official Walkthrough! Join Erika on a magical adventure when she becomes a college student at the Arcane Arts Academy. Not all is as it seems in this thrilling Time Management tale! This is the official Arcane Arts Academy strategy guide. It features all levels, Sphinx the cat locations, achievements, and more! Choose a topic from the Contents below to get started.
- General Tips & Tricks
- Arcane Arts Academy Walkthrough
- Episode 1: Levels 1 – 5
- Episode 2: Levels 6 – 10
- Episode 3: Levels 11 – 15
- Episode 4: Levels 16 – 20
- Episode 5: Levels 21 – 25
- Episode 6: Levels 26 – 30
- Episode 7: Levels 31 – 35
- Episode 8: Levels 36 – 40
- Episode 9: Levels 41 – 45
- Episode 10: Levels 46 – 50
- Episode 11: Levels 51 – 55
- Episode 12: Levels 56 – 60
- Sphinx the Cat Locations
- Achievements & Trophies
Arcane Arts Academy General Tips & Tricks
If you’re looking to hone your skills, you’ve come to the right place! Learn how to play Arcane Arts Academy, how scoring works, additional tips and tricks, and more.
How to Play
Arcane Arts Academy is a GameHouse Premiere exclusive Time Management game. The goal of the game is to serve customers as quickly and efficiently as possible to earn high scores. Playing is simple!
- Click or tap the item a customer orders to place it in your inventory tray.
Tip! Did you pick up the wrong item? Tap on it on your tray to remove it!
- Deliver the customer’s order by tapping on them once the items have been collected.
- Combine items with multiple pieces by tapping on them in the correct order.
- Prepare special items by tapping their station. A meter will appear showing when it’s ready.
- Check out customers once you’ve delivered all the items they asked for to receive a final score.
Scoring and Customer Happiness
Customers give you a score based off how good your service was. The quicker you serve a customer, the happier they’ll be. Bring the correct items and check them out quickly to earn the highest scores. If you bring the wrong items or take too long, the customers will get upset. If they lose all their hearts, they’ll leave without giving a score!
Earn bonus points by serving orders quickly, bringing all the items ordered in a single trip, serving customers back-to-back, and finishing levels with all stations cleaned.
Sphinx the Cat Locations
Erika’s beloved feline companion Sphinx the Cat is hidden in each level of the game. Find Sphinx for a score bonus. Find Sphinx in every level to earn a special achievement! For all Sphinx the cat locations, check out the Sphinx locations section.
Erika’s Dorm Room
Use diamonds you collect from completing story objectives and earning high scores to decorate Erika’s very own dorm room!
Additional Tips and Tricks
Learn how to obtain the highest scores and become the best student the academy has ever seen. Here are a few bonus tips and tricks that will make you an instant expert at the Arcane Arts Academy!
- Happy Customers – Customers can have up to 5 hearts. Happy customers give the biggest tips to boost your score, so don’t keep anyone waiting around too long! Serving orders quickly can even boost their mood.
- A Magical Combination – Serve customers back-to-back to earn additional score bonuses. Checking out multiple customers at once will also boost your score! The more you serve or check out subsequently, the higher the bonus will be.
- Bonuses – Serve customers within a few seconds of their order to earn a Quick Service bonus. Bring all the items a customer requests in a single trip to earn a Full Order bonus. Combos and bonuses are the key to multiplying your score.
- Sparkling Clean – Keep stations clean so new customers can come in. If you complete your shift with all stations cleaned, you’ll earn a special score bonus!
- Cat-astrophe – Sphinx the cat is hidden in every level. Find Sphinx to earn a small score bonus!
- Much To-Do About Something – Complete story objectives in every level to earn diamonds to decorate Erika’s dorm room! You’ll also receive a bonus for completing objectives before your shift ends.
The Arcane Arts Academy Official Walkthrough is meant as a guide and does not contain cheats, hacks, or serials.
Arcane Arts Academy Official Walkthrough
Welcome to the Arcane Arts Academy Official Walkthrough! This is the complete official strategy guide featuring all levels, Sphinx the cat locations, story objectives, and more. Get started by choosing a topic from the list of Contents above or scroll down to dive right in!
Episode 1 – Bookshop (Spring)
Level 1 – Beginning
Keep serving orders. Level 1 is all about learning the basics. Click on the item a customer requests, then tap on the customer to bring them that item. Tap on the book on the counter to check them out and receive a score based on your service.
Level 2 – Missing
Clean up the scattered books. There are 3 piles of books which must be picked up before the end of your shift. Tap on a pile to start cleaning. A meter will show your progress. Finish cleaning up all 3 piles before the end of your shift to complete today’s challenge.
Level 3 – Portal
Examine the book to open the portal. During your shift, a “!” bubble will appear over the book on the stand. Tap on the book to examine it. Examine the book when prompted 4 times during your shift to complete the challenge.
Level 4 – Magic
Serve wands to incoming students. Bring wands to the students when requested. You can assemble wands by tapping the wand, followed by either the feather or cuffs to complete it. Serve 3 completed wands before the end of your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Level 5 – Opportunity
Don’t let anyone leave unserved. Put everything you’d learned thus far to action in this level and make sure you serve every customer!
Episode 2 – Courtyard (Summer)
Level 6 – First Day
Talk to Margie about your tasks. During your shift, a “!” bubble will appear over Margie. Tap on Margie to speak with her. Talk with Margie a total of 4 times today to complete your objective.
Level 7 – Questions
Ask the students about the magic of Chaos. During your shift, students will arrive with a “!” bubble over their head. Tap on them to question them before the green color disappears. Question 3 students before the end of your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Level 8 – Unexpected Situations
Check out two or more students at once. Serve multiple students, but don’t check them out until at least two are at the counter! Tap on the book to check out students. You’ll need to check out 8 sets of two or more students for them to count toward your goal.
Tip! Checking out two students counts toward your goal just as much as three. When you have three or more students, try serving only two and checking them out before serving the third. Let the other student count toward a new combo for your objective!
Level 9 – Chaos Magic
Look through the books. Tap on the stack of books on the table marked with a “!” bubble at the start of the day. Once Erika begins looking at the books, a meter will appear displaying her progress. Finish checking all the books and fill her meter before the end of your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Level 10 – Chosen One
Fix the wizard hat. The hat is sitting on the table and will require multiple tools to be fixed. Six tools are scattered around the area. Find the tool the hat requests and bring it to the hat as if you were serving a customer. Finish fixing the hat before the end of your shift to complete the challenge! All six tool locations are pictured here:
Episode 3 – Glasshouse (Fall)
Level 11 – Self-cleaning Spell
Try to clean up the mess. The action “!” bubble will appear over several dirty areas during your shift. Tap on the bubble to try cleaning the area. Interact with all four locations marked as they appear to complete this level’s objective.
Level 12 – New Friendships
Flirt with William. William will wander into the greenhouse throughout your shift. Each time he appears and a “!” bubble shows up over his head, tap on William to flirt. Flirt with William 4 times before the end of your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Level 13 – Friend in Need
Take care of the special plant for Chen. During your shift, the plant will need specific ingredients. Serve the plant just as you would any other student or customer. Tend to the plant 3 times by bringing the items it needs to complete the story objective.
Level 14 – Friends and Foes
Prepare the gift for Chen. All the items needed to make Chen’s gift are scattered around the greenhouse. Order bubbles will appear over the table on the left during your shift. Find the item needed and take it to the table to begin assembling the gift. Finish putting the gift together before the end of your shift to complete the story objective! All 5 Chen gift item locations are shown here:
Level 15 – Dangerous Decisions
Learn the spell from Chen. Chen will stand on the right and offer to teach Erika every time the “!” bubble appears. Tap on Chen before the green color disappears from the bubble. Train with Chen 4 times before the end of your shift to complete this level’s story objective.
Episode 4 – Clocktower (Fall)
Level 16 – Training or Punishment?
Clean Markov’s family chest. The check is located on Professor Markov’s desk and will be marked with a “!” bubble at the start of your shift. Tap on the chest to begin cleaning. A meter will appear displaying your progress. Finish cleaning the chest before the end of your shift to complete the level objective.
Level 17 – Questions
Collect scattered pages. There are 8 papers scattered around the clocktower. Find all 8 pages before the end of your shift! Scattered page locations are revealed here.
Tip! One of the pages is hidden behind Erika at the start of the day. You’ll need to make her move to collect it.
Level 18 – Difficult Spells
Make sure nobody leaves unhappy. Check out all students and customers with a 4-heart rating or higher!
Level 19 – Forbidden Lessons
Respond to Markov’s questions. Professor Markov will quiz Erika throughout your shift. Tap on Markov each time the “!” bubble appears to answer his questions. Don’t let the color empty from the bubble! Answer Markov 5 times during your shift to pass the exam.
Level 20 – Hard Decisions
Don’t let any customers leave with less than 1 heart. Show them everything you’ve learned and knock their socks off with service today!
Episode 5 – Laboratory (Fall)
Level 21 – Lesson Results
Operate quickly to impress Director Nimue. Today’s challenge is all about quick service! Serve orders within a handful of seconds of them appearing to earn a Quick Service bonus. Earn 8 or more Quick Service bonuses during your shift to complete today’s challenge.
Level 22 – Paying Attention
Serve items to William. Help William in potions class by bringing him the items he needs. Serve William 5 times during this level to complete the story objective.
Level 23 – Potion of Polymorphism
Serve Margie ingredients needed to make the elixir. Like Level 22 with William, bring Margie all the items she needs. Serve Margie a total of 5 times during class to complete the story objective.
Level 24 – Difficult Talks
Try to get more information out of Margie. A meter in the upper right corner will slowly empty during the day. Tap on Margie anytime before the meter empties to question her and fill it again. Complete your shift without the meter ever fully emptying to finish the story objective.
Level 25 – Strange Behavior
Clean crashed bottles. Crushed and broken bottles are strewn all over the laboratory. Find and clean up 10 broken bottles before the end of your shift. All 10 bottle locations are shown here.
Tip! One of the broken bottles can be found behind Erika at the start of the level. You’ll need to move her before you can click on it.
Episode 6 – Courtyard (Fall)
Level 26 – Secrets
Question Margie. Tap on Margie each time the “!” bubble appears during your shift. Question Margie a total of 5 times to complete the story objective.
Level 27 – The Only Right Choice
Serve Professor Logan. Professor Logan is a demanding customer and will order 10 times during your shift! Bring Professor Logan 10 orders during your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Tip! Professor Logan is very impatient. Make sure you prioritize his orders and bring them to him before the green color drains from his order bubble!
Level 28 – Real Problems
Don’t let any customers leave with less than 1 heart. This level should be easy after dealing with Logan in Level 27, right? Put that practice to good use and serve all your customers in a timely manner.
Tip! There’s a new station in the Courtyard. Siren will be there to stamp student passports. Siren’s station works separately from Erika’s, so even while Erika is busy with another task, you can still perform passport tasks with Siren. Use this time management to your advantage!
Level 29 – Equilibrium
Examine the Equilibrium. Multiple “!” bubbles will appear at the start of your shift. Click on each bubble to have Erika examine the Equilibrium. Examine all 10 bubbles before the end of your shift to complete this level’s objective.
Level 30 – Unexpected Twists
Siren is lost in her thoughts. Make her orders for her! Erika will be in charge of Siren’s station today on top of her usual tasks. The passport station will be busy! In addition to your regular service tasks, stamp 12 passports for students when ordered.
Episode 7 – Clocktower (Fall)
Level 31 – Reverse of Order Magic
Don’t let any customers leave with less than 1 heart. Pay extra close attention to students and make sure each one gets served and checked out during your shift.
Level 32 – Looking for Solutions
Receive books from Siren. Siren will show up throughout the day with books in tow. Tap on Siren when the “!” bubble appears to collect the books. Receive books 5 times to complete this level’s objective.
Level 33 – Feeling “Different”
Serve customers as quickly as you can. Today is all about Quick Service bonuses! Bring items to customers within a handful of seconds of them ordering. Earn 12 Quick Service bonuses before the end of your shift to complete today’s challenge.
Level 34 – Conditions
Cheer Siren up. Siren’s having a difficult day. Tap on her each time she appears with a “!” bubble to cheer her up. Cheer up Siren 8 times to complete this level’s story objective.
Level 35 – Plans and Decisions
Don’t let Siren leave the clocktower. Tap on Siren whenever the “!” bubble appears to intercept her and keep her from leaving. Complete your shift without letting Siren leave to complete the story objective.
Episode 8 – Bookshop (Winter)
Level 36 – Bad Times
Receive boxes with books. Erika will arrive with boxes of books throughout the day. Tap on Erika whenever she appears with a “!” bubble to collect the books. Receive 5 shipments of book during the level to complete the objective.
Level 37 – Safe Haven
Arrange the books on the shelves. Tap the pile of boxes marked with a “!” bubble at the start of the day to begin unpacking books. A meter will appear displaying your progress. Finish unpacking the books before the end of your shift to complete the objective.
Level 38 – Old Books
Observe old books with Chen and Siren. Tap on Siren whenever the “!” bubble appears to have a look at the old books. Look over books with the duo 5 times during your shift to complete the story objective.
Level 39 – Message
Help Erika decorate the shop. Holiday decorations are located all over the shop. Tap on the corresponding decoration, then tap on the area with the matching order bubble. Decorate 6 areas of the shop before the end of your shift. All holiday decorations are shown here.
Tip! One of the light strings will be used twice.
Level 40 – Ready for Action
Calm down rebellious moods. The students are up to something! Tap on the group when they start to look mischievous to deter them. The meter in the upper right corner will keep track of their mood. Tap on them before it empties to refill it. Complete your shift without the meter ever fully emptying to complete this level’s challenge.
Episode 9 – Glasshouse (Spring)
Level 41 – New Director
Listen to what students have to say about Logan. Tap on groups of students that appear with a “!” bubble to listen to them. Listen to 8 groups of students before the end of your shift to complete the story objective.
Level 42 – Good News
Deliver orders to Chen to eavesdrop on Siren. Bring 6 separate orders to Chen during your shift to catch bits and pieces of Siren’s conversation. Make sure you serve Chen before the green color drains!
Level 43 – Looking for Answers
Respond to Logan’s calls in time. Logan will be standing near the door during your shift. Tap on Logan to answer his call. The meter in the upper right corner shows how much time is left before it’s too late. Complete your shift without ever letting the meter empty completely to finish this story challenge.
Level 44 – Strange Behavior
Answer Erika’s questions. Erika will appear during your shift to question you. Tap on Erika each time the “!” bubble appears to answer. Answer Erika’s questions 4 times during your shift to complete the story challenge.
Level 45 – Redemption
Don’t let the plants burn. Keep an extra close eye on the plants in the lower left corner today. If you place any beneath the light, make sure to click on them again and pick them up before the needle moves into the red zone! Finish your shift without any plants burning to complete the story objective.
Episode 10 – Courtyard (Spring)
Level 46 – Plan
Make a plan with your team. Different team members will wander into the courtyard today. Tap on them whenever the “!” bubble appears over them to discuss the plans. Discuss plans with the others 8 times during your shift to complete the story objective.
Level 47 – Serum
Receive boxes with the serum. During your shift, your friends will show up to deliver boxes of serum. Click on them when the “!” bubble appears to collect the shipment. Receive 5 boxes of serum before the end of your shift to complete the story challenge.
Level 48 – Djinn
Keep Erika moving. The meter in the upper right corner will show how much time you have left before Erika has to move again. Erika will naturally move from place to place as you pick up items and complete tasks. However, the trick is keeping her moving when you’re not serving students. The best way to do this is to alternate tapping on the fireball and iceball. If you don’t pick up the lantern first, Erika will move back and forth between them without adding any new items to your inventory.
Level 49 – Last Hope
Calm Vertigo down. Professor Vertigo is upset, and you’ll have to do your best to keep her calm. A meter in the upper right corner will show how much time you have left to try and calm her down. Tap on Vertigo to go to her, calming her down and refilling the meter. Complete your shift without the meter ever fully emptying to finish this story challenge.
Level 50 – Final Battle
React to nervous students. It’s your job to keep anxious students calm and encourage them. Tap on worried students marked with a “!” bubble before the color drains to reassure them. Encourage 8 nervous students before the end of your shift to complete this story challenge.
Episode 11 – Laboratory (Spring)
Level 51 – New Day
Serve customers with the best satisfaction rating. You’ll need to complete this level with 12 students having 5 hearts when they check out. Remember to serve them quickly and restock whenever you’re able – availability and speed is key in completing this level.
Level 52 – Tough Decisions
Don’t let any customers leave with less than 1 heart. If you serve everyone and keep anyone from storming off, you’ll complete this level with ease. Like Level 51, restock items whenever you’re able and focus on quick service to keep them happy.
Level 53 – New Problems?
Do as many cash combos as you can. Check out multiple students at once to earn a Checkout Combo bonus. You’ll need to earn 12 of these combos to complete this level’s challenge. The key is not to check out more than 2 students at a time, or you may not have enough to complete your goal. Instead, focus on checking out 2 students at a time, every time, to complete the challenge.
Level 54 – New Leads
Clean tables on time. Pay extra close attention to the worktables today! Tap a dirty table as soon as the “!” bubble appears to start cleaning. The meter in the upper right corner will show you how much time is left. Time passes quickly, so you’ll want to keep on top of things!
Tip! Chen will clean tables while Erika works. Don’t be afraid to tap a dirty table marked with “!” as soon as it appears – it won’t interfere with Erika’s service workflow.
Level 55 – A Suspicion
Don’t run out of empty flasks. Complete this level without the empty flasks ever reaching 0. The number beside the flasks indicates how many are left. Restock flasks by tapping the sink in the upper right corner.
Episode 12 – Bookshop (Summer)
Level 56 – Changes
Give away lots of wands. Create 8 wands for students who order them during your shift to complete this level’s story challenge.
Level 57 – Goodbyes
Prepare a great banner to say goodbye to William. Tap the table marked with a “!” bubble at the start of your shift to begin working on the banner. A meter will appear showing your progress. Finish working on the banner before the end of your shift to complete the story goal.
Tip! You don’t have to finish the banner in one sitting. Tap on any customers or items to pause progress on the banner and focus on service instead. You can always resume work on the banner afterward.
Level 58 – Plans for Future
Serve orders quickly. Today is all about Quick Service bonuses! Earn 12 Quick Service bonuses during your shift by bringing the complete order a customer wants within a few seconds of their order.
Level 59 – Unexpected
Try to calm down Siren and Chen. Siren and Chen are at it again! Tap on the duo before their disagreement gets out of hand. The meter in the upper right corner shows how much time you have left to tap on them. Complete your shift without the meter ever fully emptying to finish this story challenge.
Level 60 – Decisions
Don’t let anyone leave unserved. Put every level you’ve played into practice and show off your very best service skills today. Complete your shift without anyone leaving upset to finish the last story level.
Congratulations! You’ve completed Arcane Arts Academy!
Arcane Arts Academy Sphinx the Cat Locations
Sphinx is one clever cat! She follows Erika everywhere – including school! Sphinx the cat can be found hidden in every level of Arcane Arts Academy. Scroll down to view all hidden Sphinx the cat locations! Numbers correspond to the level (e.g. 1 = Level 1).
Bookshop Sphinx the Cat Locations
Courtyard Sphinx the Cat Locations
Glasshouse Sphinx the Cat Locations
Clocktower Sphinx the Cat Locations
Laboratory Sphinx the Cat Locations
Arcane Arts Academy Achievements & Trophies
Show off your arcane skills with 24 unlockable achievements in Arcane Arts Academy! Learn how to unlock them in this section.
|Achievement Description||How to Unlock|
|Complete levels with at least 1 star||Finish all Levels 1 – 60 with at least 1 star.|
|Fire up and win an already played level 5 times||Replay any level 5 times. Complete each playthrough with at least 1 star to unlock this achievement.|
|Collect crowns by performing side tasks||Each level has a special task or story objective. Complete all 60 story objectives in Levels 1 – 60 to unlock this achievement.|
|Find the cats||Find Sphinx the cat in all 60 levels. For a list of Sphinx the cat locations, check out the Sphinx locations section.|
|Complete levels with 3 stars||Finish all Levels 1 – 60 with the maximum score of 3 stars. For additional tips and tricks, check out the General Tips section.|
|Bring 20 customers to anger and leave||Let 20 customers get so angry they leave without giving a score. This applies across all levels of the game and can be completed at any time.|
|Serve customers with 5 hearts at the checkout||Check out five-heart customers across all levels of the game to work toward this achievement.|
|Watch all the scenes||Watch all cutscenes in the game. You can rewatch cutscenes by tapping the clapperboard icon at the top of the level select map.|
|Get “all clean” bonus on 10 levels||Complete 10 levels with an All Clean bonus. All tables and stations must be clean to earn this bonus.|
|Get a bonus for quick service||Serve all the pieces of an order to a customer within a few seconds of the order being placed to earn a Quick Service bonus.|
|Get a bonus for full orders||Bring a customer all the items they ask for in a single trip to earn a Full Order bonus.|
|Complete all levels in the bookshop||Finish all 15 levels at the Bookshop location.|
|Complete all levels in the courtyard||Finish all 15 levels in the Courtyard location.|
|Complete all levels in the glasshouse||Finish all 10 levels at the Greenhouse location.|
|Complete all levels in the clocktower||Finish all 10 levels at the Clocktower location.|
|Complete all levels in the laboratory||Finish all 10 levels at the school Laboratory.|
|Complete the tutorial||Finish the game’s tutorial in Level 1.|
|Decorate Erika’s room||Use diamonds to purchase items for Erika’s dorm room.|
|Collect diamonds||Collect 300 diamonds across all levels of the game.|
|Serve books in a bookshop||Play levels at the Bookshop and fulfill orders of books to work toward this achievement.|
|Serve sets of clothes in the courtyard||Play levels in the Courtyard location and serve sets of clothing to students to count toward this achievement.|
|Grow a magic flower in the glasshouse||Grow magical plants using the lamp in the Glasshouse location.|
|Expose magic lenses in the clocktower||Assemble and expose magical lenses in the Clocktower to work toward this achievement.|
|Make a crystal potion in the laboratory||Create potions in the Laboratory to count toward this achievement.|
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