Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Guide: How To Solve Founder’s Puzzle And Find Red Squares In Chapter 11

by Damian Seeto

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The Founder’s puzzle in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End can be tricky because you have to find the red squares in the portraits of the pirates. Not to mention you have to know where the tablets need to be positioned. We are here to help to try and make your life a little easier.

The first tier of tablets that you have to solve is pretty easy. There are only two that you need to rotate and all you have to do is look at the white looking arrows on the perimeter of them. Match the white arrows next to each other and a door will open. This is where you have to search for some red squares on the portraits of pirates.

Once the first door opens, just look for a red square on the pictures. The first room is pretty easy to scout out for because they are blatantly in your face. After you see the red squares, go back to the main room and rotate the tablets like you see in the picture above.

When you do that, the next door opens and you have to look out for another set of red squares embedded inside the pictures of the pirates. The next room is quite tricky because they have camouflaged the red squares in the pictures. We’re going to tell you where to look for them.

First on the left is a picture of William Mayes. His red square is just on the bottom leftt hand corner of the screen. The next picture (in the middle) is of Richard Want. The red square is positioned next to his cigar smoke on the left side. Lastly we have the picture of Joseph Farrell on the far right. His red square is on the bottom right hand side of the picture near his sword. After you found them all, just rotate the tablets like you see below.


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If successful, you will open up the final room that has four pictures. You still have to find the red squares on them even though the two pictures on the left are kind of burnt.

The first picture on the left is burnt, but you can see his red square should be positioned to the right where his elbow should be. It should be near the middle of picture.

After that is the second picture next to it which is also kind of burnt. You should find the red square on the top right hand corner of the picture. It shouldn’t be too hard to find.

The third picture should be a picture of a pirate named Yazid Al Bassra. The red square is on the bottom of his red scarf near his waist. It looks kind of camouflaged so be sure to look very carefully at the bottom of the portrait.

Lastly the fourth picture should be of a bloke named Edward England. Look for his red pouch on his side. The reds square should be there. Again, this one is hard to see but you’ll know when you go near the pouch.

After that, go back to the main room and rotate the tablets like you see above. Even though two tablets have question marks, just rotate the images on how you see them. The second tablet with the question mark should have the logo on its side, while the third tablet with the question mark the logo should be upside down. If successful, you’ve finally solved this tricky puzzle!

- This article was updated on March 22nd, 2023