To win the game, you must find 7 notebooks, and then exit the school! You have to have fun too, of course!
— HOW TO PLAY screen in Baldi's Basics Classic.

Notebooks are the main objective in Baldi's Basics Plus and supposedly belong to the Player's friend.


The notebooks are spiral notebooks found in classrooms hovering on the teachers' tables. The colors that they appear in according to the files, the notebooks can be (in order) black, blue, cyan, green, red, salmon, and yellow.


Baldi's Basics Plus

In the current version of Baldi's Basics Plus, there are only green notebooks in the classrooms. Once the Player clicks on the notebook, it will be immediately added in the notebook counter, the Player's stamina is refilled and Baldi's speed will get a bit accelerated. The amount of notebooks is changed over the floor:

Starting with Floor 2, some classrooms have a Math Machine. To get a notebook, the Player must answer the problem correctly by using Number Balloons floating around the room.

After collecting all notebooks, elevators will be opened. The Player must reach all the elevators to complete the floor.

Once collecting a notebook, it gives the Player 10 You Thought Points. A notebook from the Math Machine does not give points, however.

Similar to Hide-and-Seek and Explorer Modes, but there is no limit to the notebooks the Player collect. After a certain amount of time, the notebooks will respawn in random rooms, and a chime plays to notify the Player of their presence. If the classroom has a Math Machine, the Player has to solve the math problem again in order to get a notebook. The Player's score will be on the screen when caught by Baldi and on the leaderboard.

The amount of notebooks in some challenges are different:

Baldi's Basics Classic


The notebook seen in-game.

The notebooks consists with different colors and a slight bigger size. Touching the first notebook will open the You Can Think Pad, which prompts the first 3 normal math problems that are possible to solve. However, touching other notebooks will bring up the same pad, except an unsolvable, corrupted math problem as the third and last question.

When the Player collects all seven notebooks (so long as they get 6 questions wrong), Baldi will become rather fast (a bit faster than the Player's sprinting speed) and rush at the Player. At this time Arts and Crafters will also become a new threat to the Player. If looked at for more than 2 seconds, he will zoom at the Player and bring them straight to Baldi which puts the Player at a risk of a game over.

The new objective is to then find an exit and finish the game when all 7 notebooks are obtained.

The gameplay is almost the same as in Baldi's Basics Plus. If the Player finds a notebook in this mode, the unsolvable math problems (aside from the 2nd notebook) will be solvable, but Baldi will still accelerate in speed while the Player is trying to find them. When the Player gets caught by Baldi, the number of notebooks they collected is their high score for Endless Mode if the Player collected more than they did last time. (The high score is at the bottom.)

Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash

There are two additional salmon notebooks located in the Glitched School.

Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo

In this demo, there are 8 notebooks to collect.


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • The notebooks are a lot smaller than the Classic and Birthday Bash editions.
  • The notebook's respawn audio in Endless Mode is a slow-down version of a crashing cymbal. In Music Maker, the sound effect is 199 Reversed Cymbal and edited with 3F.
    • This audio is also played in the Kickstarter video when mystman12's face is closing up and he makes the frowning face. It is twice longer than the game's audio.
  • Prior to V0.1.3, when the notebook respawned, the subtitle showed Localized text not found and in V0.1.3, it showed Sfx_NoteRespawn. It is because there was no value for the notebook respawning sound's key before the V0.1.4 update.
  • Before V0.2, a regular notebook does not give You Thought Points.
Baldi's Basics Classic
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    A notebook stored under the map with It's a Bully while hacking

    Every time a notebook is collected, it is moved below the map. This can be seen when hacking the game.
    • Notebooks can still be interacted with when below the map. That means that more than 7 notebooks can be collected in Story Mode if using a hack.
  • There were two duplicated red notebooks in the original version's pre-update versions before the red notebook in the classroom with the chalkboard saying "The world is big. Class dismissed." was replaced with a yellow one in update V1.4.
  • Each notebook is originally planned to include different subjects than just math, but due to time constraints, while the history and spelling subject is considered too difficult for those who don't understand American histories and English, the idea is cut. Although according to mystman12 during his stream, the subjects are still intended to be added for the full game, although logic-based instead of facts.
    • When hacking, the notebooks' supposedly-used subjects are revealed as follows:
      • Geography: Yellow notebook.
      • English: Green notebook.
      • Spelling: Blue notebook.
      • History: Red notebook.
      • Math: Salmon notebook.
      • Geology: Cyan notebook.
      • Science: Black notebook.
  • It is possible to hack the game to make the 3rd problem for the 2nd to 7th notebooks solvable. However, not everything is fully loaded until the Player gets a question wrong.
  • In the "HOW TO PLAY" screen from the game menu screen, the word "notebooks" is misspelled as "noteboos" as a typo.


Audio Subtitles Description
A notebook respawned! The sound notebooks make when respawning in Endless Mode.



Baldi's Basics Classic
Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo
Full Game Alpha



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