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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Skill Tester

This post will tell you all you need to know about the skill tester hobby.

Who can skill test?


How can you be a skill tester?

Firstly you need to complete the life dreams and legacies quest then build the arcade on the mysterious island using geeky orbs, once unlocked you can access the machines

Where can you skill test?

At the arcade

What are the skill testing options?

  • Play ‘bear’ skill tester- 1 hour
  • Play ‘dog’ skill tester- 2 hours
  • Play ‘doll’ skill tester- 4 hours
  • Play ‘frog’ skill tester- 6 hours
  • Play ‘ragdoll’ skill tester- 8 hours
  • Play ‘piggy’ skill tester- 12 hours

What are the skill testing levels?

  1. Claw Fumbler
  2. Grabber
  3. Prize Horder
  4. Skill Bester
  5. Machine Sweeper
  6. God of Claw

What toys are there to collect?




The first time you complete the hobby you need to find all 3 for one machine before you can go onto the next one, so you need to get all toys on the bear machine before you can play the dog machine.

Once you have completed it you can then play them in whatever order you like.

What do I win?

The first time you find all the toys you unlock the skill practicer machine for your home! (which costs 10SPs and can be found in the electronics section)

The second and further times completed you get 5LPs.

I can’t find one of the pieces, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection on the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this has helped!

Thanks for reading!