The Girl Who Games

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The Sims Freeplay- Town Map

I have created this basic birds eye view map of the sim town for those of you who are having trouble finding a certain building, its all colour coded, with a key below to help.

  •  Yellow= Standard houses
  • Orange= Premium houses
  • Green= Places to do hobbies
  • Blue= Businesses
  • Red= Workplaces

Mysterious Island Map & Downtown Map

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The Sims Freeplay- House Design Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition!

For those of you who don’t know the competition was to create a one story house for a couple with 2 children.

I received lots of great enteries so it was hard to pick my favourite but I finally have!

I’ve picked a winner on a regular plot and also one on a premium plot.

I have included details about the winning houses below, with pictures and a floor plan of the house so you can copy the layout easily.

Winner- Regular Plot

Jill L

house design comp winner 2

imageAs I myself have a pink and white themed house I was really happy to see this design! There is a lovely big kitchen at the entrance of the house which leads to the really nice living room, I love how simple but effective this design is. The bathroom is in a good place, between the master bedroom and bedroom 1.

Bedroom 1 would be perfect for a preteen girl, but could always be changed to a teen room when she grows up, the same goes for bedroom 2 which at the moment is a cude toddler room!

The garden is very neat, I like the layout of the flowers and the whole outside area, the garden plots are hiding away behind the bathroom keeping the place tidy.


Winner- Premium Plot


house design comp winner





twins rooms and living area


back garden

When I first saw this house I said wow, I loved how pretty the girls rooms were as Jem said: “I designed for a couple with twin girls but it could be easily changed for boys.”  I really liked how the space had been used in the corridors, for a one story house you sometimes feel like there isn’t enough room but this way of using areas usually not in use is great!

The living room flooring is a great colour, again this could always be changed to match twin boys. There is a lovely sized kitchen and master bedroom and the bathroom is in a good place, the cinema room is also a nice added touch.

There is a good sized swimming pool in the garden, which could always be made bigger if you wanted.



Well done to the winners!

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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Quilting


Senior sims can complete the quilting hobby once you complete the In Stitches Quest. Once you complete this quest to begin this hobby you need to buy the quilting kit from the promotions r us store and place it in one of your sims houses.

I cannot find it in my home store to place it? You need to look in your inventory under the hobby and career items section

I cannot place the quilting kit, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the quilting kit in one of your sims houses.

You can buy as many quilting kits as you want so you can have as many seniors sims as you want completing this hobby

Once placed tap on it and select the option:

  • Work on Quilt- 4 hours

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the quilt collectibles. Every time your senior sim works on their quilt their quilting hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the quilting collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  Work on Quilt
1-2 249%
2-3 83%
3-4 41%
4-5 24%
5-6 19%

For example you would need to work on the quilt twice to reach level 3.

NOTE: it says 249% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what quilting collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Patchwork Mismatcher In Bloom, The Enternal Struggle and Rigorous Splendor are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Supervised Stitcher Blue Overalls are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Fabric Handler Yule be Black and Trade Secret are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Quality Quilter The Architect and Brown Fury are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Sewing’s Secret Weapon True Believer and All the Kings Men are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 The Needle Master The Telltale Heart and Alfs Deceit are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby!

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed quilting collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection/start a new quilt’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are a chair, a couch, a bed and 3LPs:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the lazy patch chair (costs S10,000 and can be found in the living room section)
  • The second time you unlock the patchpouri couch (costs S12,500 and again can be found in the living room section)
  • The third time you unlock the quiltinator 5000 which is a bed (costs S15,000 and can be found in the bedroom section)
  • From the fourth time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LPs


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

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Related Hobby: Bird Feeding

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The Sims Freeplay- Houseboats Guide

This guide will show you pictures of each of the houseboats available on the mysterious island and my opinion of each one to help you decide which one you would like to build first, they all cost SPs so I will include the prices so you can start to save up while you work on unlocking a houseboat plot.

The boats are:

  • The Tinytight Pocket
  • The Cavernous Cruiser
  • The Pint Sized Prince
  • The Royal Wavecutter

How do I unlock houseboat plots?

Each monument unlocks a houseboat plot once you reach level 5 on that monument (I am still working on monuments so a post will be created as soon as I have completed them)

So if you are past level 33 and have got to/ past level 5 on each monument you will have unlocked all of the houseboat plots!

The Tinytight Pocket- 3/5









This is the cheapest houseboat but it still costs 20SPs which I think is just a bit excessive for what you get. Its a one story, one bedroom houseboat that could fit 2 sims in (but it may be a bit of a squeeze) it has a good sized bathroom but I don’t like that the wardrobe had to be put in there, it just doesn’t work, if you need a wardrobe maybe you could replace that with a chest of drawers, that would look better. I think the kitchen and living area are really nice, they are a good size and they have managed to fit a dining table in! The bedroom and outside areas are a little cramped but overall I think its a nice little starter boat and an extra floor could always be added!

The Cavernous Cruiser- 4/5




This is a two story houseboat with room for 3 sims to live here, again the price is quite expensive, it will cost you 40SPs!
I really like this houseboat actually, it has good sized living areas and I think the kitchen and bathroom sizes work well for this, but you could always make the dining area smaller and make those two rooms bigger, if you really wanted!
There is a good sized bedroom upstairs which has three single beds in it but you could always turn that into one big master bedroom for a couple or even put the bathroom up there!
It even has a garden plot outside the house and a good sized garden area.

NOTE: You need to have completed the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat.

The Pint Sized Prince- 4/5



This is a one story houseboat that costs a staggering 65SPs! You don’t actually get that much for your money with any of these houseboats.
This is a good sized houseboat for a family of 4 but they have substituted the garden area for those extra and larger rooms which is a shame.
But saying that, the layout of the house is good, I do like the living area, its a great size and is open plan into the dining area. There is even a games room with a ships wheel in it which is a nice decoration.
The kitchen and bathroom again are good sized and this bathroom even has a bath in it!

The Royal Wavecutter- 4.5/5



houseboat4[2]This is a really beautiful looking houseboat but it will cost you 100SPs!
Its a two story, two bedroom house with a double bed in each so two couples could fit in here easily or one of them could be a children’s room.
Downstairs there are two really good sized rooms, the kitchen and the living room, the dining table is right in the corner of the kitchen but I think it would look better moved over.
Glass doors lead out to the outside area which has a small swimming pool in it- I love it! However it does mean there is no room for gardening plots but I can forgive that!
There is a nice size bathroom upstairs but no bath although that could be easily added.

NOTE: You need to have completed the multi story renovations quest to be able to build this houseboat.

Part One: Unfurnished Studio, Furnished Townhouse, Family Home, 1 Story Mansion, Empty Lot, The Sanctuary, Dark Secret, Skater’s Dream Pad, Medieval Castle, Designer Home and Player Designed House

Part Two: Japanese Retreat, Sci Fi Shuttle, Neo Tokyo, Geek Heaven, Sim Cinema, Hallway House, Two Story Mansion, Scandinavian House and Teen Mansion

Part Three: Templates

Part Four: Penthouse Apartments

Part Five: Prize Houses