Your Game ID & AchievementsTo view your avatar, game name, current level, achievements and game ID, tap the avatar icon in the upper left corner of the game.
Your Avatar PictureYour avatar is the profile picture that represents you as a player. You begin the game with a default image and game name that you’ll want to change. To change your avatar or game name, tap the pencil icon. You can select any avatar that is unlocked. You unlock them through achievement rewards and castle challenges. If you’re interested in a locked avatar, tap the picture and a pop-up explains how to obtain it.
Your Game NameEveryone begins with the default name of Player, but when a friend sends you a gift, they will look for you by name. You want to be recognized, so don’t keep the default name. To change it, tap the pencil icon. Make it unique because millions of other players may have the same name! Many players will keep track of gifts from you so they can return the favor. To avoid confusion, stick with the same game name. You can tack a small message on the end while keeping the first part of your name the same. Because it’s difficult to gift multiple friends with the same name, many players refuse to accept a friend invitation from anyone with the name of ‘Player.’
Your Friend ID CodeWhen you install the game, a unique code is automatically assigned to your game. You can find the number below your avatar picture. The platform on which you’re playing is also indicated by the code. To make friends and receive gifts from other players, you must be on the same platform. A good source for finding game friend IDs are Facebook groups. For more information, see my top picks.
Friend Code Formats
- Windows PC — all numbers, no letters
- iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) — numbers begin with a small letter i
- Android/Kindle Fire — numbers begin with a small letter a
Achievement TrophiesWith a whopping 369 achievements available as of spring 2021, you should familiarize yourself with the list! Rewards vary, but can include diamonds, avatars, stamps, or pets. Every achievement listed has 3 possible trophies you can earn. Trophy levels increase in value and difficulty. For more information, see the achievements list, which includes details on each trophy level for every achievement. In the screenshot below, the 1st trophy for the ‘Food Frenzy’ achievement has already been awarded. The 10 diamond prize shown is for the 2nd trophy. You cannot yet see what the 3rd trophy task and reward will be. In the next two achievements, the 3rd trophies have already been awarded so the achievements are now complete.
Trina’s QuestsA special character based on a real person, Trina Mils, is memorialized in the game. Trina is the official ‘key master’ who rewards you with golden keys. You need these keys to open private rooms, special event HOS, and numerous furniture slots that involve significant achievements and pets. Trina’s quests become available when you reach level 13. Her character resides in the Key Master Shop, which can be a little tricky to find. Go to the Castle Gates, and you’ll see a key logo sign over the lighted doorway.
Gnome QuestsWhen you reach level 10, you can perform a new type of daily quest that is unrelated to other quests. The gnome quest icon is always below all other quest character icons.
Game Countdown ClockThe timer connected to the gnome icon is used as a countdown to the end of a game day. When the counter reaches zero, a new 24-hour game period begins. This is important to know since gifting and many other game features end or refresh when the new day begins. For more information, see Gifting Periods & Timers.
Gnome CharactersOne of 3 different characters appear for the gnome quest: Mechanogle the Engineer, Librender the Archivist, or Potionmant the Alchemist. Gnome quests are not connected to character quests or earn any increase in your level. However, you need to complete them since they are the primary means of obtaining pet medallions used to craft new pets.
Gnome Quest AchievementsAchievements involving gnome quests are a bit confusing. They require you to complete a 3, 5, or 10-part quest. This refers to the gold ‘spokes’ on the wheel surrounding the gnome icon. The number of sections between these spokes are the ‘parts’. When you complete one part, the section turns purple. In this example, the icon on the left indicates there are 10 parts (gold spokes) to these quests. In the 2nd icon, the 2 purple sections between the gold spokes indicate that 2 parts are completed and another 8 parts remain undone.
Event QuestsDuring seasonal events, the gnome quest character is replaced with one associated with the event:
- Spring Fairy
- All Hallows Jack
- Christmas Elf
Pets & FoodCrafting or earning achievement pets is an optional but highly profitable task! When you ‘feed’ (tap) a pet, it rewards you with a chest of goodies: quest items, diamonds, pet medallions, stamps, and/or significant amounts of coin. Chests increase in value by type: from wood, iron, silver, to gold and crystal blue. The most rewarding are the gold and exclusive crystal blue chests. Available at level 68 or above, exclusive pets can produce crystal blue chests that contain a significant number of airship supplies. For more information, see Pets, Chests & Eggs or Pet List & Details.
Coins, Diamonds & the Bank
The upper right corner displays your inventory of coins and diamonds. The plus sign is a link to the game bank where you can pay real money for more coins or diamonds.
When you tap the gear icon, you can change or mute the game volume, disable hidden object scene night mode, access help topics, and contact Big Fish Games. You can also disable tournament notices, but they are not currently functional.
To check your supplies, sell items, or change the pet displayed on your main screen, tap the inventory icon. Tabs are used to sort items from hidden object scenes & zoom zones, pets & food, stamps, craft items, pet eggs, airship supplies, event items, and amulets.
Selling InventoryThe value and description of an item pops up when you tap the picture. To sell for coins or shards, click the appropriate button. In this example you could sell the bird scales for 90 coins or 3 shards.
Craft LabYou can access the craft lab from the 2nd to the last icon on the right lower screen. When following instructions from a quest, you’ll frequently land in the lab. Gather the required materials to create a crafted item or a pet. Requirements usually include coins, HOS or ZZ items, and stamps. All crafts are listed on an Items tab. If you’re required to craft for a quest, you can use the Find buttons to obtain the ZZ or HOS items that you’re missing. If you’re not crafting for a quest, the Find buttons are not guaranteed to result in the correct item. The craft lab has a tab with a paw print that is not related to quests. When you tap this tab, you’ll see all pets and foods you can craft. However, not all pets are available from the lab; some can only be obtained as a reward for an achievement. For more details and help, see the Craft Laboratory.
Available from the lower right corner of the screen, the map enables you to navigate regions other than the Castle.