Ben Jordan Case 1Ben Jordan Case 1

In Search of the Skunk-Ape

Game Details:  Mystery, 2004

Links:  Moby Games, Adventure Gamers

Walkthrough Updated:  8/17/2020

Suggested Listening:  Where There's Smoke (Ash 25)

Ben Jordan Case 1: In Search of the Skunk-Ape is the first in a long-running series of point-and-click adventures starring Ben Jordan, and created by Grundislav Games. In this game, you are exploring the Florida Everglades in search of a local variant of Bigfoot. There are 2 versions of this game (original and deluxe), and this walkthrough covers both. The series continues with Ben Jordan Case 2: The Lost Galleon of the Salton Sea.

Original Edition


After automatically entering the Ranger Station, ask Ernie about everything. Open the refrigerator to pick up a liverwurst sandwich, and search the drawers on the right to find a park brochure. Head outside and ask Rick about everything. Walk to the left.

Talk to Lloyd outside the Visitor Center. Look at the photos on the wall and take the one on the right. Use the computer and insert the photo and the park brochure into the slot to create a doctored photo. Look at the display case, but the receptionist will not let you touch it. Give your doctored photo to Lloyd, then steal a shark tooth from the display case while the receptionist is distracted. Now head around behind the Visitor Center to the right.

Use your sandwich on the low bush, and you will place it on the ground. Leave and return to this area, and collect the tuft of hair. Return to the Ranger Station and combine the shark tooth and tuft of hair in your inventory. Give this amulet to Rick.


Talk to Rick again to receive a compass. Walk left and pick up a dry stick from the ground, then enter the cave. Place the stick on the ground, then use your compass on the cave wall to start a fire. Throw the lit stick into the hole to be able to see inside.

After waking up in the middle of the night, head left towards the cave again.


Search the old couch to find a remote control, then use this on the television. Look at the television to see it is used to control the Skunk-Ape. Use your compass on the television.

Deluxe Edition

Murder Scene

Ask Ernie about everything. Examine the dead ranger's body and take the tuft of hair from his hand. Use the map in your inventory to start moving around.

Ranger Station

Open the door and head inside. Ask Rick about everything. Search the desk drawers to get some diuretic pills.

Visitor Center

Ask Lloyd about everything, then head inside and ask the receptionist about everything. Look at the display case, but the receptionist will not let you touch it. Enter the bathroom and steal the toilet paper. Use this on the toilet, then flush the toilet to cause it to block. Put the diuretic pills into the receptionist's mug. After the receptionist goes outside, steal a shark tooth from the display case. Head outside and take the picket sign.


Use the picket sign on the tree to make some sap appear. Use your tuft of hair on the sap, then combine it with the shark tooth to create an amulet.

Visitor Center

Go inside and head to the right. Look at the coin slot, then use your notepad on it. Examine the coin return to get an arrowhead and a quarter. Put your amulet on the shaman's hand, then put the quarter in the coin slot. You will automatically retrieve the blessed amulet.

Ranger Station

Go inside and give the blessed amulet to Rick.


Rick will automatically give you a compass. Search the backpack to get a nasal decongestant. Head left to enter a maze. Use the nasal decongestant on yourself, then click on the nose icon and walk in the direction indicated. Repeat this until you eventually find the cave. Go inside and search the nest to find a stick. In your inventory, combine the arrowhead and compass to make a spark, then use this on the stick. Throw the lit stick into the hole to be able to see inside.

At night time, enter the cave again, then go back outside when you hear noises. Back in the maze, just head north.


Knock on the door and Jed will let you inside. Go through the doorway on the left. When the Skunk-Ape arrives, quickly use the table.