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The Sims Freeplay- Weekly Tasks and Mystery Box Shop


This post will list weekly tasks, how to do them and explain how the mystery box shop works and what you are likely to get in the boxes.

Weekly tasks are tasks you complete to unlock keys that you can use to buy prizes from the mystery box shop, click on active goals then on the green gift button as shown below:


You can skip a goal with 10LPs if you are unable to complete it.

The bar at the bottom shows you how long you have to complete the weekly tasks before the next week starts and how many tasks you have completed so far (when you get to each symbol you get a reward- read the mystery box shop part of this post for more information)

If you click on the picture of the gift it will open up the mystery box shop, there you can buy boxes or see how many keys you have.

This is an incomplete list of weekly tasks, I will keep updating it but if you have any that I haven’t listed please comment with the time it takes and I will add it.

Time may vary depending on the star rating an item has

  • Grill em all on a bbq- 7 hours
  • Have a sim fall asleep in the bath- 2 hour 20 minutes
  • Catch some Zs on a couch- 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Make a fancy coffee- 5 minutes
  • Rest eyes on a couch- 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Go to work with low hygiene (to reduce hygiene kick over and clean up the trash can a few times)
  • Use another sims phone (go to a different house in simtown and use their phone)
  • Have a sim hibernate- 1 day
  • Watch a movie on TV- 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Browse the internet- 4 minutes
  • Use a phone to be on hold to tech support- 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Deep sleep in another sims bed
  • Clean under fingernails- 4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Have a movie marathon- 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Have a rich lather in the shower- 15 minutes
  • Nap on a couch- 2 hours
  • Check the mail- click on the mailbox at the front of a sims house when the envelope bubble appears (once a day)
  • Play an album on an MPFreePlayer (can be found in the preteen section of buy mode)
  • Play a harp (you can find the harp at the castle!)
  • Read big book of stuff- 19 hours (bookcase)


  • Hug a cat- 11 seconds (you can buy a cat from the pet store)
  • Have a dog dig for treasure 10 times (click on the shovel that appears above the dogs head 10 times to collect simoleons or LPs)
  • Play frisbee with a dog- 1 hour

Baking– using a stove

  • Make some rocky road- 12 hours
  • Make some donuts- 8 hours
  • Bake some brownies- 5 minutes
  • Bake some croissants- 18 hours
  • Bake some apple pie- 40 minutes
  • Bake some gingerbread sims- 6 hours
  • Bake some danish- 1 day
  • Bake some cookies- 1 minute
  • Bake banana bread- 20 hours
  • Make some pancakes- 12 minutes
  • Bake waffles- 45 minutes
  • Make heart shaped chocolates- 12 minutes (bake on a stove)
  • Put out an oven fire (bake brownies until they cause a fire)- 3 minutes

Gardening– use a garden plot

  • Grow some zucchinis- 4 hours
  • Grow some garlic- 8 hours
  • Grow pumpkins- 1 day
  • Grow some lettuce- 45 minutes
  • Grow some watermelon- 1 hour
  • Grow strawberries- 1 day
  • Grow an eggplant- 18 hours
  • Negotiate with a sim eating plant (grow lettuce until it turns into a sim eating plant)- 3 minutes


  • Make 2 sims friends
  • Make 2 sims bro hug (need to be good friends)- 3 seconds
  • Dance with a sim- 10 seconds
  • Make 2 sims chest bump (need to be best friends)- 1 second
  • Fake hand shake a sim (need to be disliked)- 3 seconds
  • Give food to a baby- 2 minutes
  • Create 2 enemy relationships
  • Get two sims to divorce (personally I would skip this with LPs)
  • Make a sim slap another sim (need to be nemesis)

Max out a sims.. (fulfil the need on a sim to complete the goal)

  • Max out a sims hunger
  • Max out a sims hygiene
  • Max out a sims bladder
  • Max out a sims fun
  • Max out a sims energy
  • Max out a sims social


  • Have 2 sims practice diving
  • Perform aquatic lunges on a diving board- 1 hour
  • Practice diving- 10 minutes
  • Have a sim sharpen skills using a woodworking bench- 1 hour
  • Have 1 sim designing clothing- 10 minutes (fashion designer hobby)
  • Perform a quick routine in the ice hockey rink at the snow park- 1 hour
  • Have a 24 hour fishathon in the park- 1 day
  • Catch a ghost
  • Make red boot on a fashion studio
  • Perform a spiral spill on a diving board- 10 minutes (keep diving until you earn this medal)


  • Buy a 3 star toilet
  • Buy a 3 star stereo
  • Buy a bookcase
  • Buy a window
  • Buy a chair
  • Spend S600 on windows
  • Buy an easel (promotions r us)
  • Spend S2000 on the garden (outdoor section)
  • Buy a picnic table (outdoor furniture)
  • Buy a dog (an adulr dog, not a puppy)
  • Buy a dog bone (2LPs)
  • Buy a cat
  • Buy a fridge
  • Buy a computer
  • Buy a fire hydrant (promotions r us)
  • Buy a door
  • Buy a couch
  • Buy a TV
  • Buy a red sedan
  • Buy a kitchen bench (misleading as it is a counter top-find in the counter top section)
  • Spend S3000 on lighting
  • Buy a fireplace (you can buy a furnace to complete this task)
  • Buy a car (car dealership)
  • Buy a bed


  • Change a rooms floor
  • Change a rooms wallpaper
  • Change a rooms exterior walls
  • Change a roof
  • Create a room
  • Expand a room

Photograph– use camera button on screen

  • Photograph a ghost (ghost hunting hobby)
  • Photograph a cat

Using a number of sims– have the number of sims doing the same action at the same time, once the last person starts you will complete the goal

  • Have 5 sims reading fine literature
  • Have 3 sims rest eyes on a couch
  • Have 4 sims playing on dance arcade machines at the arcade
  • Send 3 sims to bed for a deep sleep (there is a glitch on this goal in the royalty update, try using 4 sims or if that still doesn’t work you may have to skip with LPs)
  • Get 6 sims in the park
  • Have 5 sims reading pulp novels
  • Have 10 sims gardening at once
  • Have 3 sims speculate (using dining chairs)
  • Send 5 sims to work
  • Have 4 sims browsing the internet
  • Make 6 sims have a nap on a couch
  • Have 4 sims playing sim city


  • Chillax in an inflatable chair- 5 minutes 24 seconds
  • Swim in a pool
  • Add or resize a swimming pool


  • Play with a teaset


  • Make a preteen sim have a nap at the park (park bench)- 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Have a preteen sim waste hot water in the shower- 41 minutes
  • Have 2 preteen sims jumping on their bed
  • Have a preteen or teen write in their diary on a bed- 10 minutes
  • Listen to an album on mp3 player- 34 minutes
  • Make a preteen have a triple fudge hot chocolate- 7 minutes 12 seconds (using a coffee machine)


  • Have a teen avoid chores on a bed- 48 minutes
  • Have a teen read an epic fantasy trilogy from a bookcase- 11 hours
  • Have a teen hang out on the parks pier (click on lake)- 9 hours
  • Have a preteen or teen write in their diary on a bed- 10 minutes
  • Have a teen waste a whole day on a couch- 19 hours
  • Teach a teen how to drive- 5 hours (requires an adult sim and a car)
  • Have a teenager make a chai tea- 10 minutes


  • Use the park toilet- 30 seconds
  • Have a sim reach Nirvana in the park- 12 hours (click on the sim at the park to get the option)
  • Have a sim practice Tai Chi in the park- 1 hour (click on the sim at the park to get the option)


  • Have a romantic ride in a canoe (you will need two sims click on the canoe at the campgrounds to complete this goal)
  • Test the depth at the campground (once you have the lookout built at the campground you can complete this goal)

Snow park

  • Have a fancy coffee at the snow park- 4 minutes
  • Make 2 sims have a snowball fight at the snow park- 2 hours


  • Play the dance arcade machine at the arcade- 10 minutes


  • Have 4 sims employed as firefighters
  • Send 5 sims to work
  • Go to work with low hygiene
  • Play soccer- 3 hours
  • Practice painting- 3 hours (using an easel)
  • Have 4 sims employed as politicians
  • Have 4 sims employed as artists
  • Have 4 sims employed as athletes
  • Start a career as a firefighter

Certain times of the day- complete at or between the times stated in the goal (the time is the time it is for you in real life)

  • Have a preteen be funny between 7am-11am
  • Go fishing between 6pm-12am- 10 minutes
  • Do tai chi in the park at 7pm (click on your sim in the park)
  • Play cowboys on a rocking horse between 5pm-7pm (toddler)
  • Have 6 sims watch a show on TV between 8pm-10pm
  • Read a pulp novel in the morning (any time before 12pm)
  • BBQ in the park between 6- 10am
  • Post on simbook between 7pm- 9pm (preteen)
  • Have 3 sims speculate between 9am-12pm
  • Search for ghosts between 6am- 12pm
  • Grow garlic between 8pm- 6am
  • Watch a movie at midnight (works anytime between 12am and 1am)
  • Have 3 sims speculate between 9am to 12pm (select the option on a chair with 3 sims)
  • Make a sims breakfast on a barbeque between 6am-10am (select any option on a BBQ)


Would I get a goal for a certain sim or place if I haven’t unlocked that aged sim or place yet?

Yes, the goals are random and everyone gets the same ones even if you haven’t unlocked a place or don’t have a correctly aged sim you still may get a goal requiring them, all you can do in this situation is skip with 10LPs or wait for a new update and that goal you are stuck on will complete automatically.



You have a week (7 days) to complete all of the 20 tasks to get a key, you get a reward for every 5 tasks you complete.

  • 5 tasks= 25% completed= S1,000
  • 10 tasks= 50% completed= S3,000
  • 15 tasks= 75% completed= 3LPs
  • 20 tasks=completed!= a Key and 5,000XPs

If you go to the mystery box shop you can see how many keys you have at the moment and the boxes you can open:

  • Curiosity Box requires 1 Key (1x common item, 3x standard prizes)
  • Loot Box requires 3 Keys (2x common items, 2x premium prizes, 4x standard prizes)
  • Bounty Box requires 5 Keys (1x rare item, 4x premium prizes, 6x standard prizes)
  • Fortune Box requires 10 Keys (2x rare items, 12x premium prizes, 10x standard prizes)


So what is in each box? The items you receive are random but this gives you some idea of what you could get:

This is what I got in my Curiosity Box:

  • (1 common item) Stylish Marble Bathtub
  • (3x standard prizes) 1x Igneous Rock, 3000XPs and 2500XPs

This is what I got in my Loot Box:

  • (2x common items) Warships and Pink Bed
  • (2x premium prizes) 3 Magma Embers and 5LPs
  • (4x standard prizes) 1500XPs, 2500XPs, S1500 and 2000XPs

This is what I got in my Bounty Box:

  • (1x rare item) Black Cat Painting
  • (4x premium prizes) 8LPs, 5LPs, 3 Pearls and 8LPs
  • (6x standard prizes) S1,500, S2,000, 2000XPs, 5000XPs, 1500XPs and S1,500

This is what Lena got in her Fortune Box:

  • (2x rare items) Neo Tokyo Dining Table, Designer Sofa.
  • (12x premium prizes) 5LPs, 8SPs, 10LPs, 6LPs, 6LPs, 5LPs, 4SPs, 5LPs, 8LPs, 3 Axes, 6LPs and 5LPs
  • (10x standard prizes) 1 File. S2,000, 1500XPs, 3000XPs, 1 Wind, S3,000, 1500XPs, S2,000, 1 Clapboard and S3,000.


I hope that gives you some idea about what you can find in your mystery box!

Thanks for reading!



Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 22 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

258 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Weekly Tasks and Mystery Box Shop

  1. Can you complete weekly tasks in a neighboring town? I need to take a selfie at the campgrounds but I don’t have the lookout unlocked yet. I tried it in a neighboring town and it didn’t recognize it. I wasn’t sure if this was a glitch or standard.

  2. Is the mystery box the only way to obtain the black cat painting? (I assume it is the same one seen in the wizard’s house in Book of Spells)

  3. Omgg thank you soooo much, you have helped me a lot!! Buuuuuut I have a question! How do I play frisbee with the dog? I have a puppy, I bought the frisbee, click on it with the dog, without him and nothing..please help!! Thank you

  4. i have completed only 5 tasks and all of them are for about 20 hours . This is unfair, how can one complete 20 tasks if every task takes a day? Have you faced that problem?

  5. One thing you can do in the gardening section is grow and harvest a crop and I did bell peppers which is free and takes 30 seconds 💚 Hope this helps

  6. How do I max out a sims fun, in the weekly mystery box pleaset.

  7. I have a task to “buy a tree” I’ve purchased 3-4 of the ones I have unlocked and nothing the task remains? Is there a specific tree I need to buy?

    • There may be a glitch on this goal where it isn’t recognising the task as being complete, you could either contact EA and let them know about this issue, skip with LPs or wait for the next update to the game as the task will complete when you update.

  8. i’ve a task to spend my lp, should i spend it?

  9. As first task of this week, a toddler should play with building blocks. Building blocks cost 12 LPs >:(. I really don’t want to spend 12 LPs on blocks or 10 LPs to skip the task. If I choose not to work on weekly task this week, will they reset for next week? Or will they be the same? Thanks in advance. I 💗 your blog

  10. One of my tasks is to build a fireplace. (Cant see it here) Is there only one that you have to use lifestyle points to get?

  11. Hi! Your blog is so helpful ❤ If you still want to update this post, I also had: Listen an album on mp3 player (preteen, 34 minutes). Spend 3000 on lightning and send 5 sims to work. 🙂

  12. Hello, I want your opinion on something. My current social task is to Practice Auctioneering with a neighbors auctioneer podium. Well none of my neighbors have one. Do you think I should just spend the 10lp? I’ve been stuck on it for a week or so, but I’m fairly new at the game and 10lp is ALOT to me.
    (I hope I’m posting this in the right place:/) ty 😂

  13. In the fortune box one of the standard prizes says “1 file” what is that?

  14. Hi, I have a weekly task to “make a preteen sim have a nap at the park” but whichever park bench I try to use it says that my sim is not the appropriate age and that I should use an adult sim. Am I missing something here? Thanks for you help.

  15. I got a weekly goal to buy a dog for a sim.

  16. How do I get my items once I submit for the fortune box?

  17. Hi, wondering if you could help me, i have trouble completing this task “Make a meal on the stove”, i tried cooking all the options available to me on the cooking tab of the stove and on different stoves, nothing seems to work

  18. I had “have 4 sims browsing the internet” for my weekly goal!

  19. To add to your list: I have play a harp as a weekly goal. It is frustrating, because I have built the castle, but am not through with the archery yet, so I can’t get to the harp! Thanks for this wonderful resource!

  20. I got a really specific one this time… “grow garlic between 8pm and 6am”

  21. how do I complete the goal “use a sims barbecue to make breakfast between 6and 10am

  22. How should I complete the event speculate 3 sims between 9am to 12pm

  23. My social task was to have a sim on hold with tech support on a neighbor’s phone. I just happened to have a pre teen sim there already so i had her on hold for over 5 hours but it didn’t work. Does it have to be an adult or is there something wonky with my game?

  24. Hey my weekly quest is to buy a dog, but i’ve already bought it and the quest won’t finish. Is it because the dog is a puppy, and not an adult dog? Thanks

  25. Do you know how to complete this weekly task, “Test the Dept at the Campgrounds’ Lookout”?, do i do it at the ‘Deer Spring Falls Lookout’, because mine is currently locked, i’m still doing the 7 day survivalist hobby. Thanks

  26. Hi! As a sidenote….I am so grateful for this blog! I come to it often whenever I am stuck on something in the game. I also love the fact that you now have videos, for I am more of a visual person. I wanted to let you know I have had two weekly tasks that I don’t see listed if you are still updating this post, which are have 4 sims employed as an athlete & have a romantic ride in a canoe ( 1 hour, 30 minuets) (You need to be in the campground with two sims & you first select “Wait for a canoe buddy”, which is 10 minuets. You don’t have to wait that long, you can just select another sim that is the campground, then select the canoe again & then select the” Romantic Ride” option. I did find this one a little misleading because in the description, It does make you think you have to have two sims who are “romantically involved”but you don’t have to. You can use any sim who can use the canoe.) Thanks once again for this blog!!

  27. How do you perform a spiral spill on the diving board???

  28. Hi, I got ‘Neo Tokyo Dining Table’ as prize. But i’m not finding it anywhere. Where it’ll be??

  29. Hi I love your blog! I just got a weekly task “Teach a teen to drive” 5 hours. Took me ages to figure it out as you have to have an adult sim drive with them and you can’t use an expensive car. I had to use the silver sedan, wouldn’t work with my other cars that I have. Hope this is useful for you. Thanks for all your hard work on here. X

  30. I also had: “Have 4 sims playing SimCity” (Using a number of sims) and “Play with a tea set” (Toddler).
    And thank you so much for your blog, it’s always been helpful! Keep up the very great work!

  31. Hello my name is Anusha, when I purchased the loot box, I got a pearl. What is it and what is used for exactly? Could you please delete my other comment? Thank you, and I’m a huge fan of your blog. Also does EA sponsor you?

    • The pearl is a resource used to upgrade one of monuments on the mysterious island and I have deleted your other comment. You’re welcome!
      No, EA don’t sponsor me for this blog.

      • No, I meant does EA sponsor you for the game not the blog. Also thank you for making this blog it really helps! If I’m stuck on a quest or something that I go to your blog for help. Thank you, I am greatly appreciated.

      • No, they don’t sponsor me for anything, I don’t work for them.
        You’re welcome!

  32. I had “Start a career as a firefighter”.

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