Hints & Solutions Edit
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In the story text, Sam mentions that they can't go to Ten of Diamonds first. The reason is because all paths leading out from the Ten of Diamonds have a dead-end.
Remember, you only need to go through each card once (even if they are duplicate cards found within the maze).
Try starting from the END of the maze and working your way to the START.
The first three cards you'll come across if you head out from the START are: Three of Diamonds, Queen of Diamonds, Eight of Diamonds.
The full path through the Castle Maze is found in the next block of text. If you do not wish to be spoiled, please do not continue.
Three, Queen, Eight, Nine, Jack, Four, Seven, Two, Ten, Five, Ace, Six. That is the order of puzzles you must solve. Congratulations! Turn to the Three of Diamonds puzzle to continue your quest.