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The Sims Freeplay- How Much Does it Cost to Build a Workplace? (Workplace Price Increases)

This has been a much requested post, it has just taken me a while to get all the information collected for it! This post shows how much it costs to build each workplace, the time it takes and how many sims are needed in your town as all three of these factors increase each time you build a workplace.

NOTE: this table included the profession workplaces (police station, movie studio and hospital) and Simtown High School.

0 2 minutes 30 seconds 500 1
1 2 hours 500 1
2 4 hours 600 4
3 8 hours 2,500 5
4 12 hours 2,500 6
5 16 hours 5,000 8
6 1 day 10,000 10
7 1 day 4 hours 20,000 12
8 1 day 8 hours 100,000 14
9 1 day 12 hours 150,000 16
10 1 day 12 hours 600,000 18
11 1 day 12 hours 1,000,000 18

However some workplaces that you have to build during a quest do not follow this pattern, some may be completely different while others such as the Simtown Elementary take a certain amount of time to build and this doesn’t change but the cost and sims needed still increase each time you build a workplace.

Does building a workplace increase the price, time and sims needed for simtown businesses or houses?

No, building a workplace only increases the requirements for building another workplace, it will not affect a business or house. If you build a business then the requirements will increase for the next business only and if you built a house only the time and cost for building a new house will increase.

I will be uploading a similar post for the simtown businesses soon!

Thanks for reading!




The Sims Freeplay- Party Time Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version

Party Time!! Complete this event to unlock new party items!

Live Events are very similar to a community event but this time you don’t need help from everyone who plays the sims freeplay to unlock the prizes, there are only personal prizes this time! You firstly need to update your game to the dance party update for this event to appear

This event is only here for 8 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event


NOTE: if you have participated in a Live Event before then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory, you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event


NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.


Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the discoball event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the archway entrance! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up! 
Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the archway entrance (click on the discoball event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the discoball event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:


Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free

2nd- S2,000

3rd- S4,000

4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000

2nd- S7,500

3rd- S10,000

4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500

2nd- S15,000

3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

  • 1st- S7,500
  • 2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs


  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the discoball button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.


1.Archway Entrance- requires 50 candles to buy

Once brought it can be found in the outdoor decorations section


2.Constructor Coins 

3.Constructor Coins

4.Blinded by the Lights- Discoball and Lights and Strobe, Floor Lights and Lamp

Discoball and Lights– requires 900 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Pack includes disco ball and party spotlight

Once brought they can be found in the lighting section


Strobe, Floor Lights and Lamp– requires 2,600 candles and 25 constructor coins to buy

Pack includes ground party lights, party light stand and strobe light (NOTE: the strobe lights flash so if you have photosensitive epilepsy you may not want to use them)

Once brought they can be found in the lighting section


5.Pottery Station

  6.Constructor Coins

  7.Constructor Coins

8.Sit and Drink- Loveseats and Punchbowl Fountain

Loveseats- requires 7,900 candles, 5,950 pottery and 70 constructor coins to buy

Pack includes 2 loveseats, one light and one dark

Once brought they can be found in the living room section


Punchbowl Fountain– requires 10,600 candles, 7,900 pottery and 90 constructor coins to buy

Once brought it can be found in the decorations section


9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13.Mood Music- Smoke Machine and DJ Deck

Smoke Machine- requires 11,255 pottery, 11,900 jewelry and 130 constructor coins to buy

Once brought it can be found in the decorations section

DJ Deck- requires 12,000 pottery, 12,500 jewelry and 135 constructor coins to buy

Once brought it can be found in the electronics section


14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Dance Floored- Small Disco Dancefloor Tiles and Large Disco Dancefloor Tiles

Small Disco Dancefloor Tiles- requires 12,500 pottery, 13,500 jewelry, 13,500 glassware and 145 constructor coins to buy

Once brought they can be found in the lighting section


Large Disco Dancefloor Tiles- requires 14,000 pottery, 14,500 jewelry, 14,500 glassware and 160 constructor coins to buy

Once brought they can be found in the lighting section


19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

  21.Constructor Coins

22.Party House

 NOTE: you can only claim the party house if you have brought all the other packs using your arts and crafts items

Once claimed you will be able to build the party house on a standard or premium house lot.

The only difference when building on a premium is the garden, the second image below shows how the garden looks if you decide to build on the premium lot:


The first one is free, after that it will cost you simoleons to build another one

You will find a stretch hummer when you build the party house:


And you will also unlock the Party Photo Booth and Party Balloons:


Check out my house tour of the party house here:

That is all the personal prizes!

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Construtor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 480 candles,  720 pottery, 1080 jewelry or  1190 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 8 hours.

Thank you for everyone who let me know what Laura Craft does!

Do I think she is worth it? Definitely not! If she made constructor coins too then maybe but I’m really struggling to see how she is a good investment- even if I could afford her! I am shocked at how many people brought her before even knowing what she did!!

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? I believe you will have to buy her again for this event BUT everyone gets to try her out for 24 hours in this event:

Click on the board at the front of your house and click try for free on this pop up

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys- may differ from actual version

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The Sims Freeplay- Dance Party Update!

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys

Time to Party in the latest update! There is sooo much going on in this update! I have been extremely busy in the last few days creating the content for it all, as usual the posts and videos on each event/quest will be posted when it becomes available (and I will add the links to this post so you can find them easily)



AVAILBLE NOW-> Party Time Live Event– unlocks new party items such as light up dance tiles and if you complete the event in the time limit you unlock a party house template with a stretch Hummer!

Luxury Laundry Live Event (not yet available, will be posted when out to avoid confusion)- unlocks highly requested items such as washing machines, dryers and ironing boards!


Prom Hobby Event (not yet available, will be posted when out to avoid confusion)- unlocks Prom King and Queen Outfits by completing the Fashion Designer Hobby

Teen Life Event (not yet available, will be posted when out to avoid confusion)- unlocks NEW items for teens including bunkbeds by completing the Teen Idol Hobby


Strange Things In Simtown Discovery Quest- complete to unlock super villain outfits for your toddlers



New Items tab in the home store so you can find all your recently unlocked items without scrolling through everything!

Duplicate button- click this to buy and place multiples of one item (post and video on this will be created soon!)

NOTE: if you play on a Windows Phone you will not get this update as Firemonkeys have stopped updating the game for Windows Phones.


The Sims Freeplay- Boutique Hair Event



This event is only here for 7 days from the 17th April!

You will need the easter update of the sims freeplay in order to start this event

To get all 9 new long hair styles you need to complete the fashion designer hobby collection 9 times! You get a new hairstyle each time you complete it, once you unlock a hairstyle you get to keep it even if you don’t find them all. If you have never done the fashion designer hobby click here for details.

If you completed this event last time it will not appear for you again. If you got some hairstyles last time you will start from the point you reached so if you got 5 last time you only need to complete the collection 4 times this time.

You need to buy a fashion studio from the promotions r us store to complete this hobby


You need to firstly accept this quest, it will remove the fashion pieces you have already created from the collection so you don’t get a head start.


If you say no you can start it from the goal tab:

Once you have said yes you now need to complete the collection nine times in 7 days!

Confused about time limited hobby events? This video explains how they work:




-have more than one sim working on it
-it is easier if you have all the sims in one house, maybe build a room for them so they are all together but you don’t have to!


-if you can, do the 10 minute option over and over, you will find the most designs this way (once you have a sim at level 6)
-have at least one sim at level 6 or working on getting to level 6 (maybe do 6 hour or 12 hour options) so all designs are unlocked (if you have previously completed the collection you do not need to get another sim to level 6 to complete this)
-remember to click start new collection on the fashion hobby collections list once you have got all the pieces
-most importantly: just keep going! I know it’s annoying when you get the same one constantly but you will eventually get the ones you need.

There is a new element now, from the hobby collection screen you can now use LPs to finish a whole row instead of using the lucky spin to find one at random. The LP price varies depending on the row you are completing and how many you have left to find in that row:

Hairstyles: Can be found in the wardrobe for female adults under hair for free

There are 12 different colours of each hairstyle; Black, Blonde, Blue, Light Brown, Dark Brown, Red, Grey, Violet, Pink, Bleach Blonde, Orange, Dark Purple








These last two come in 14 colours!



That is all the hairstyles!

Click here for my Boutique Hairstyles Review 


Thanks for reading!


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The Sims Freeplay- Bingo Hall

During the Seniors Quest you build the bingo hall, this post explains how you use it. 
The bingo hall can be found on the mysterious island, it is a bit like the Competition Center, you cannot enter the bingo hall building but you send a sim there for 24 hours and they have a chance of winning S15,000!

To use the bingo hall:

1.Click on the bingo hall and a pop up will appear saying the prize is S15,000 if your sim wins, click select sim:

2.Only senior sims can play bingo, if they are busy the option will be greyed out, click on the sim you want to play bingo:

3.Your sim will be playing bingo for 24 hours, during this time they cannot do anything else and you cannot visit them:

4.Once the time is up you will need to go back to the bingo hall and it will tell you the results of the bingo contest:

You may lose:

but you could win:

Previously when I entered I never won but now it looks like they have increased the odds of winning!

Is it worth it? I rarely use the bingo hall, its a good way to make a few extra simoleons but there is a chance you won’t win and it does mean your sim cannot do anything else for a whole day.

Thanks for reading!