The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Bowling


Once you complete the Catwalk Model hobby, build the stores and clean up areas 3 and 4 of the mall (see my guide to the mall for more details) you will be able to build the bowling alley and then your teen and adult sims can bowl.

There are 4 lanes in the bowling alley so you can have 4 sims bowling at once, click on a bowling lane and select:

  • Let’s bowl!- 6 hours 30 minutes

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the bowling collectibles. Every time your sims bowl their bowling 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 bowling 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 Let’s Bowl!
1-2 133%
2-3 49%
3-4 29%
4-5 23%
5-6 16%

For example you would need to bowl 7 times to reach level 6 from level 5

NOTE: it says 133% but you will start from 0% at level 2

The next table shows you for each level what bowling 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 Gutter Baller Gutter Ball and Ball Dump are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 7-10 Split Single and Big Five are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Spare Setter Big Ears and 7-10 Split are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Spinking Cranker and Down are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Punch Out Queen Striker is now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 The Perfect Baller Spare, Turkey and Perfect Game 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 bowling collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ 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):

The first time you complete the 2nd and 4th row you will unlock a new mall store, after this time 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


Find all three in the second row to unlock:

  • Dreams (teen females)- S80,000 -20 hours to build

Find all three in the fourth row to unlock:

  • Classy Clothing (adult female)- S125,000 -16 hours to build

Check out my Guide to the Mall post for more information on these stores

The rewards for completing this collection are the juice bar and 5LP:

  • The first time you complete the bowling collection you unlock the Juice Bar (even if you don’t manage to complete in the time limit):

imageNOTE: you need to press the upstairs button at the mall to get the icon to build the juice bar, if you can’t see the button you need to have a sim go to the mall. Click on a bench on the left side upstairs as if you want that sim to “rest from shopping.” The icon should appear now.

What can you do with the juice bar?
You can have a sim mix juice for 10 hours and teen, adult and senior sims can sit at the table and wait for drink order for 10 minutes, they will then take 8 minutes to drink it.
Teens can sit at the stools and hang out for 10 minutes

  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 5LP


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobbies: Catwalk Model & Makeup Artist & Fashion Hunter


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