The Sims Freeplay- SimChase

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SimChase is a TV game show styled event where over the course of 7 days your sim is tasked with completing a set of daily challenges to reach a checkpoint and win a checkpoint prize but be quick as you are competing against a rival sim and if they reach the checkpoint before you they will win the checkpoint prize. Find out if it is possible to complete a SimChase here

Want to skip to the prizes for each season? Click here

When a SimChase event begins a pop up will appear: 

You will then need to check in at the nightclub with the SimChase host Kam Ham (click on the SimChase symbol that appears above his head): 

Go to SimChase menu- from the active tasks tab you will find the SimChase goal, click on this to open the goal and then click on the blue SimChase symbol that appears next to the goal to get to the SimChase menu:

Here you will see a bar at the top with your sim and the rival sims progress and it also shows you the prizes for each episode (there are 7 episodes to complete, one episode a day): 

Scroll down and you will see the challenges you need to complete for that episode: 

I’m not going to post about the challenges as they may be different for you and they will be different for each season but if you are stuck look for the SimChase symbol on objects around your sims house:

Complete all the challenges on the list in a day, remember:

  • You can complete them in any order but you have to complete one at a time, once you start a SimChase challenge you need to complete it before you can start another one
  • If more than one sim is required to complete a challenge make sure you use as many as possible to complete it as quickly as possible
  • If you want to speed up with SP check the SimChase menu first and see how much it will cost you to skip a challenge or the whole episode as it may be cheaper than speeding up the task (you can only skip a challenge once you have started it)

  • All the Mastery tasks require you to send a sim to the park and click on the sim with the SimChase symbol above their head- these tasks cost simoleons or SP to begin (waste of money if you ask me!!)

TIP: if you are planning on using SP for the Mastery task, leave it until last and then check how much it will cost to skip from the menu as it may be cheaper than the SP cost in the park!

  • If you want to get the prize you need to complete all the challenges in an episode before the rival sim (the rival sim doesn’t appear to be a real player so it is going to be very difficult to complete before them as they don’t need to go to work/school or sleep!)
  • If you manage to complete an episode you either win a prize or a chase token:

Watch me completing a SimChase season here:

Chase tokens are used on the second tab in the SimChase menu to spin for roadblocks so you can progress faster or you can throw obstacles in the way of your rival sim to slow them down:

These roadblocks cannot be used against you, they can only be used on the rival sim

The third tab explains what all the different symbols mean: 

SimChase Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I start SimChase? SimChase will start automatically and is only available for a limited amount of time so there won’t always be one available in the game

Where is the SimChase event menu? The SimChase menu is accessed via the active tasks. Tap the blue SimChase icon next to the SimChase task to open the menu

What is the bar at the top of the SimChase menu? That is the progress bar and it shows your sim and your rival’s progress through the SimChase event, completing challenges makes you progress on the bar

Who is the other sim at the top of the progress bar? That is the rival who your sim is competing against. They aren’t a real player but if they reach the checkpoint first they will earn the prize not you and you will need to try and catch up to win the next prize, obviously because they aren’t real they make regular progress whereas we have real life to deal with too!

What does the circle next to the rival’s portrait mean? The circle is a timer that displays how close they are to finishing their current challenge. The grey part on the progress bar shows how much they will progress when they finish that challenge

What prizes do I earn if I win? Chase tokens are always a prize for completing some episodes but the main prizes will vary by Season, you can see on the progress bar the prize you will win for reaching each checkpoint but remember you will have to reach the checkpoint before the rival otherwise they will get the prize instead of you (see below for more information on the prizes)

If I lose an episode do I have to complete the rest of the challenges that day or do I go straight onto the next day? You will have to complete all the challenges on the previous day before you can move onto the next day so really you have no chance of completing this without hundreds of SP if you are behind

If I don’t use up all my chase tokens before the event is over can I use them next time? No, the next time a SimChase Season begins you will start with zero chase tokens again

What happens when a simchase event returns, do I have to start again? If you started it before but didn’t finish it you will start from the beginning, if you unlocked any of the prizes before you will earn a free one of each in buy mode or if it is a create a sim item you will earn a social point replacement (as they are already free)

Where is the map in the park? The map is on the toilet in the park:

SimChase Seasons and Prizes:

I am not going to create a post for each SimChase but below I will include when each SimChase Season is available and images of the prizes you unlock if you complete before your rival sim

What happens when a simchase event returns, do I have to start again? If you started it before and finished it you won’t get it again but if you didn’t finish it you will start from the beginning, if you unlocked any of the prizes before you will earn a free one of each in buy mode or if it is a create a sim item you will earn a social point replacement (as they are already free)

Season 1: Mother’s Day Madness! Available April 2019 & May 2020

Season 2: Last Resorts. Available June 2019 & 4th July 2020

Season 3: Summer Daze! Available July 2019 & 24th July 2020

Season 4: Teen Retreat! Available 1st August 2019 & 26th September 2020

Season 5: Backyard Battle! Available 23rd August 2019

Season 6: Kitchen Klash! Available 19th September 2019

Season 7: Restroom Rivals! Available 10th October 2019

Season 8: Cafe Conundrums! Available 7th November 2019

Season 9: Mansion Mania! Available 15th January 2020

 Season 10: Floral Feud! Available 14th February 2020

Season 11: Outdoor Engagement! Available 27th February 2020

Season 12: Desert Duel! Available 24th March 2020

Season 13: Boho Battleground! Available 9th April 2020

Season 14: Patisserie Pandemonium! Available 21st April 2020

Season 15: Bedroom Bedlam! Available 13th May 2020

Season 16: Eco Engagement! Available 16th June 2020

Season 17: Feuding Families! Available 13th July 2020

Season 18: Sports Day Stoush! Available 21st August 2020

Season 19: School Scuffles! Available 15th September 2020


I found it incredibly difficult to write this post as I do not like the idea of SimChase events at all, they are just a complete money grab in my opinion. I completed this on the early access version and I am not even going to try and complete it on my actual game because it is just set up to make us fail unless we spend hundreds of SP! I added up the times for completing episode 7 and it would have taken me 23 hours without SP which is alright for the rival as they don’t need to sleep!! The mastery tasks are what annoys me the most, why should I pay thousands of simoleons or SP to be allowed to complete a challenge? I know they need to make money but they are becoming as bad as The Sims Mobile with their money grabbing actions, being forced to spend money does not make anyone want to spend money!

Want to see an example of a SimChase event and tips to completing one? Click here to read my completing a SimChase event post

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167 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- SimChase

      • I won a Mastery Discount when I spent my one coin, but when I sent a Sim to learn the mastery lesson, I found I still didn’t have enough Simoleons or SP. What does the Mastery Discount really do?

      • Agreed. I won’t ever do a sim chase again. I need sleep and it was just Such a drain on my resources.

    • I’m done with SIM Chase events. They should change Commodore Know it all’s name to Commodore take all your resources. The prizes just aren’t worth the simoleons or social points required. 1.6 million simoleons is way too much. My “opponent” can win every time because I will not compete.

      • Hello, simchase is really so challanging, I needed to work hard for SP for that I needed 20 LP being able to use spin, all in all I won season 12, desert one, but on the price my male clothers such as shirts, pants and shoes are missing! Can you advice me whom to contact, I do not want to loose them like that.. thank you

    • I agree – I am not bothering with season 3 or any that come after. season 2 froze on me on the last task and I missed out on the main prize. firemonkeys gave me some simoleons in compensation but it doesn’t make up for the lost prize.

    • I agree, this was my first time playing sim chase and without spending I got behind and won’t win. The mastery challenges take so much simoleons. I have to have my sims garden repeatedly after work and it put me behind a whole episode. I just gave up it’s not worth it.

      • I am playing sim chase season 6 and slept in today, all I had left was the 5 second visit. Is there any way to reclaim that prize, or do I just not get that one? It was the sinks and what’s the point of completing the quest if you cant get all of the przes, because they go together!

      • I have tried to beat my rivals for 3 seasons and for the newest one, I don’t even care to try anymore. The prizes are nice sometimes, but the items are so expensive if I want to duplicate them (like the patisserie counters cost me a fortune). I couldn’t save up any money because of the mastery tasks. And I even set my alarm clock at 4am to start a new task and follow the time tightly (I never spend SP to finish tasks quicker). Not to mention the useless tokens. Is it worth it? No.

  1. I’ve got 3 chase tokens but don’t know how to apply them.

    You’re always a big Sims supporter, so your comments on the money-grubbing impossibility of The Chase Certainly caught my attention.

      • Thanks. I’m on second episode of SimChase and wouldn’t want that hard earned simoleons to be spent on stupid challenges. Haven’t even opened the R store and I’m already at level 15 by doing just challenges. It’s getting boring. It meant to be fun otherwise.

  2. One more stupid thing is that when you spend so much to complete an episode and get a token for spinning they give you stupid simoleons instead of the signs to help me in the episode…… the spin should only generate signs that give us profit., not simoleons and LPs…. 😒🙄

  3. The little picture of the fire table showed cool flames. So I played to win that one reward. But the prize didn’t have fire. I’m not bothering with the rest of these. I don’t trust them.

  4. Is there a possibility that the Sims Freeplay is going to end, rather fade away unexpectedly? I recently came across a comment suggesting that with the Simchase events the makers i.e. Firemonkies are collecting as much money as they can before ending it.
    I personally hate these events but Freeplay has always improved it’s gameplay in the past. They can just fix the event and continuity with the game.

      • I stopped playing SIM chase . It was a big investment with a small reward.
        They should change the name to SIM rip off !

  5. I completed season 3 but it is still showing in my list of quests. I also beat the rival to all the checkpoints but did not receive the prizes for episodes 5, 6 and 7.

  6. I dropped out of the first season of Simchase when I saw the cost of completion. It’s really set up like gambling – once you start the quest and spend resources, you are often in a position to spend more currency than you want to. You have to decide if you’re going to abandon what you spent, or keep going so you will at least get something out of it. I don’t like being pressured by a game so Simchase is not for me!

  7. My simchase is not working anymore. I was playing season 2 and around day 5 the daily challenges suddenly did not show anymore. I had to do the daily challenges without being able to see whether I was ahead or opponent was ahead which was very difficult. Simchase season 2 was in June/July and it is still sitting there till this very day. Please help. Any suggestions?

  8. I totslly agree. Started it but then realized I’d be spending all my SPs. The game is supposed to be fun, not frustrating

  9. I have been away from the game for many months and this was a new thing. I started season 5 but I’m calling it a day. I’ve wasted about £1,000,000 hard-earned simoleons already and day 5 requires £1.2million for the captain know it all challenge.
    There’s no way I’m wasting any more, and I too won’t be bothering with these ridiculous money – grabbing simchase challenges in future.
    I did spend some real world money in here a couple of years ago but I’m definitely doing that any more,especially when they try to force you into it in this way.

  10. For some reason, I had a brief update on the last day of season 2 of SimChase. I completed the season but SimChase season 2 is stalled?? I guess because it is still on my game as season 2 and I haven’t received the prize. So now I see it’s ip to season 6????!!! Do you know of this ever happening? I’ve sent an email to the game creators and it was not resolved. There is no way that I’m going to restart a game after coming this far 😦 …if you have any advice, I am all ears!

    • They said that they had fixed this issue in the previous update, have you updated your game recently? If you have and you still have this issue I would recommend contacting them again, unfortunately I cannot fix technical issues so only they will be able to sort this out for you, sorry I couldn’t be any help.

  11. I’m fairly new to Freeplay, and started my first SimChase a few days ago. I’m not going to succeed due to having to do normal things like going to work and sleeping. It takes a ridiculously long time to complete a task if you don’t have a lot of sp. I wish there was a way to opt out of it. I’ll never be doing these again, for sure.

  12. Is there a list of the tasks from season 9? I’m also very interested in the costs of the mastery levels! Since they changed them up now.

    • Sorry I don’t list the tasks for simchase events as I honestly have no time for the money grab of it all- I saw a screenshot the other day someone posted of the mastery and they were still too expensive in my opinion.

      • When the challenge is to master something in the park, do we HAVE to choose Master (skill) and use SP, or can we pay simoleons to choose Expert (in the same skill), and will we be able to achieve Mastery even though we selected Expert? I have simoleons to spend, but only about 18 SP after the last event, and I’m definitely not paying real money. Thanks!

  13. A sim just finished cleaning floors for 1:15, only to return to find that the task reset somehow & was never done. Now the competitor took the lead in the daily challenge & with only 18 SP, I can’t catch up. Money grab is right, and glitches truly make it impossible to win.

  14. I really do not like playing the Simchase events for three main reasons – One, you have to use a lot of SPs and not everyone can afford this. Two, the game play per episode is far too long and Three, it hinders and cuts into your sleep time so for these reasons, I will no longer play any of the Simchase challenges again unless the developers addresses each of these changes, and here is how they can do so: One, omit completely or lessen the SP to spend and not have this ocurrance in every episode played. Two, shorten the number of days played overall and Three, this will also lessen the number of hours played and give time for the players to have a decent number of hours sleep. It is a good game to play with some wonderful prizes, but I would rather not endure this lenghty and costly game and forfeit my chances of winning the prizes. Sorry, but I speak for many others game players and I am only being honest.

  15. never playing the simchase event again. I feel so stupid for even participating as much as I did. I had so much in-game cash and social points and i blew them on basically nothing but those construction cones that amounted to nothing

  16. Like many others, it’s a waste. When I do good and complete everything, I’m stuck waiting 10+ hours for the next day. Prob is, the opponent NEVER waits. I was spot on this challenge to where I made sure I had the 3star items matching to time requirement and somehow the opponent still got ahead of me. I even set my alarm twice to ensure I’d get the prize. Nope. No way¡ I’m mad as I agree these thing cost major amounts of simoleans and just to be overrun by a computer.

  17. I’m trying to beat it right now. I won a Mastery Discount in my coin spin, but I don’t have enough Simoleons or SPs to complete the task. I was ahead of my rival, but because I didn’t have the required amount of money (I’ve always been reluctant to buy the money, LP, and SP packs), my rival eventually overpassed me. It’s like the SimChase wants your rival to win. I stopped playing the game for several months because I was getting tired of all the in-game challenges and promotions; I may have to stop playing it again since I don’t want to have my failure used against me.

  18. I always won Simchase because l think about which quest l should do first and last per day. I also have to finish all quests before the next day’s mission begin.

    The opponent always finish their last quest at the last minute before the next mission. SP no need, it’s hard to find.

  19. I just did simchase 13 and I won the grand prize but not all of the items have shown up. I really wanted the long hair with the hairband but it doesn’t show up anywhere. Also some of the clothes and shoes from the grand prize do not show up. Seems like a bit of a scam.

    • That hairstyle and some of the clothes are only available for preteen sims, if you haven’t unlocked preteen sims you will find them in the wardrobe for them once they are unlocked.

  20. Hi! I just completed the boho battleground challenge and won but the long hairstyles aren’t anywhere, just the short curly ones. Does anyone know why? 😦

  21. I want you to rerun all Sim chase. I started to play this game on December 2019. I don’t have any chance to play the previous episodes. I really want those special items.

    • Do you know how the returning simchase is going to work?(like if i already won, say, the second prize but not the first one, will I have to do it all again?)
      Love this blog, the work you are doing is honestly amazing! Too bad the developers (although I guess it’s not their fault really) can’t seem to listen to what you (and the players!) would really like to see in these games

  22. Hi! For anyone still attempting the Simchase episodes I wanted to add to what was stated earlier about checking the Simchase menu before using SP to speed up a task. For the past three days I have been doing the mastery task last and to “skip the episode” (after finishing the other tasks besides seeing Kam) it cost the smallest amount of SP I would have had to spend in the park and I didn’t have to wait the two hours and wake up in the middle of the night. You don’t even have to start the task in the park. Once you have completed the first five tasks and all that is left is the mastery and Kam I just hit skip episode. It seems like as you get further into the season the amount of time needed in the day adds up but this was an easy way to cut two hours off. I decided not to start/complete the last two seasons because I didn’t think the prizes were worth it but I really want these counter tops! I hope some of this helps!

  23. I sooooooooooo appreciate your honest assessments of these challenges. I hate Simchase and after attempting the very first one and seeing how they had rigged it, I refuse to play anymore. I came here today to see if you had any tips because I really kicked myself at missing the French one and thought maybe I was doing it wrong. After reading your post and other’s comments, however, I realize it wasn’t me. They really have rigged it for us to fail just like a carnival game. You put in lots of money and effort and if you do finally win….you realize it’s a cheap payout worth nowhere near what you invested.

  24. Hey there! Just wondering if there’s a way you can get/buy the prizes missed in chase events?Thanks so much for your help, btw.

    • The only way is when the event ends you can buy them with social points but these events return so I would suggest you try again when it returns instead of using all your social points

  25. This is the first simchase I’ve done. All was fine until they wanted $1,202,332, 44 SP, or 49 SP for season 15, episode 5. That’s $1.2 MILLION! The beds I won in episode 2 weren’t even 3 star beds. One was a 1 and 1 was a 2!

  26. I just started playing Sims FreePlay again and was intrigued by this event… that is until I reached episode 5 of season 15. They’re asking me for 13k+ simoelons for lessons that won’t even go to the sims’ hobbies! And you’re right, we can’t even keep up with the opponent because they don’t sleep. -_-

    I really wish I saw this article before I spent my previous simoleons. 😥

  27. I usually never bother with simchase events but since these days I haven’t been sleeping a lot due to homework and I’ve enough simoleons I decided to give it a try. It is definitely very easy to win this thing when you don’t sleep lmao, I just set timers for all actions and always finish hours before next ep starts. I did have to spend all my LP to buy enough three star computers, though.

  28. I just want to be absolutely certain – if the fake challenger reached the prize before you, it will not unlock the prize for you to pay simoleons to purchase? Just want to be sure before I waste 200k in a masterclass in an episode I’m doomed to fail. 😦

  29. I love this post with all the pictures, thank you very much for your time and effort.
    I have a question, maybe it is obvious for others but I’m courious: do you think that all the Simchase seasons will return? They have done the first 3, in order, so I’m guessing they will give us the rest too. I really, really hope I can get a second chance to win the prizes, they are so beautiful, I will definitely play this time around.
    Thank you for your answer!
    (Writing my comment again because I just realized I accidentally replied to someone’s comment, sorry!)

    • The boost gives you some perks to help you win the simchase. In every episode of simchase you will have 1 challenge already completed, 50% discount on your mastery lessons and 50% less sims required to complete a task (for example if 6 sims are needed normally you would only need 3 with this boost) This is time limited but returns with every simchase, the boost only lasts for one simchase so you have to buy it again if you want another boost in the next simchase

  30. is it possible to start on another task while the current task is about to end? like say my current task has about an hour before it ends, then can i start another task thats about 6 hours? will it count? ugh i really hate this challenge but im just so lazy to keep up with it and its so expensive. after s3 i aint gonna do the challenge anymore.

  31. Sometimes I would do one of the tasks that require multiple Sims to do the same task (ex. 6 sims sort food in fridge), and when they finish, the task suddenly changed, requiring more Sims! This made me not finish in time and I couldn’t get the prize. And when you fall behind, there’s no way to catch up without spending hundreds of SP. Glad I saw this post, because the stuff you get isn’t worth spending all these simoleons and SP 😡

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