In this Little Nightmares 2 guide, we’ll walk you through the chess piece puzzle in Chapter 2. To solve this puzzle and retrieve the key, you’ll need to assemble three chess pieces — a king, a queen, and a rook. The steps for finding them and placing them are below.
The projector screen
After escaping the schoolteacher, you’ll find your way to a room upstairs. When you first arrive, you’ll have to assemble a chess piece to reach the door handle. Inside, you’ll find a room with an oversized chess board.
Head to the lower right to find a short hallway. Jump up, grab the projector screen, and drop to make it roll up. The solution to the puzzle is on the wall behind it. You’ll need to place three pieces: a rook, a queen, and a king.
The rook chess piece
Head left and back out the door you entered through. The rook is the piece you used to open this door. Pick it up, and place it on the piece closest to the table on the left side of the board.
The king chess piece
Use the rook to climb up to the table and grab the king. Carry it down and place it on the white base in the middle of the board.
Move the rook top from the left to the right side and place it on the white base there.
The queen chess piece
Head to the lower right again, past where the clue was, and jump onto the table against the window. Pick up the queen. Carry it back to the chess board.
Place the queen on the white base along the left side where you just had the rook. You’ll see a light flicker on along the right side.
Climb onto the rook and up onto the table on the right. Jump up to grab the light fixture, and you’ll pull it down.
That opens the hidden door behind the shelves at the back (top) of the room. Head inside to pick up the key. Take it back downstairs to unlock the door and proceed.