One of the first real riddles we encounter Shadow of the Tomb Raider is in the Croft Residence. This one shows up in front of us during a flashback where we'll be playing the role of a still child Lara. There's a puzzle in the studio involving a globe and a big chessboard. Take a look at this guide to figure out how to solve the puzzle in the Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Residence and free the White Queen.
Guide Shadow of the Tomb Raider : Puzzle of the White Queen
At some point in the game, after finding a base camp with Jonah, we will be catapulted into a dream that will act as a flashback. Lara here is a little girl and her father is still alive. At the age of nine, Lara was already adept at climbing and had a vivid imagination. On a sheet of paper, which we also find in our inventory, there is an puzzle linked to the liberation of a phantom White Queen (we discover that it is a statue). This one is in a secret room that her father doesn't want anyone to visit.
After having solved the platform section in the garden and managed to enter the secret room, Lara will have in front of her a big chessboard and a huge globe, while a reconstruction of a bat surmounts the place. The puzzle on the sheet speaks of coordinates: 30 N and 90 E. In addition, there are two guards with a queen in the middle and a large bat with its wings spread. Here's how to figure it out.
First of all, you have to go near the big golden globe that is on the left side of the room and interact with it. Turn the globe with the two cranks (one in front and one behind) so that one axis highlights 30 N while the opposite axis is on 90 E.
When you have done everything, the shutters will close and it will become dark revealing a luminous shield above the room. Go up the stairs and go to the other side of the upper area. Use the crank to spread the wings of the big bat until the light passes through the red spots on its wings. This will project the red lights downwards in the direction of the chessboard. Go down and all you have to do is move the only two horsemen with the shield between the checkers right on the two red lights (you must first clear the path by moving the other checkers, but it's very simple).
Once this is done, a secret recess will be revealed where there is the statue of the White Queen which, however, is "segregated" by a golden staircase. To free it, go back to the globe and move the two axes as you wish, so that the ladder can be retracted. At this point, all you have to do is pull the queen until she arrives between the two knights with the shield. This will open the door.