It's the first ever FarmVille Sandcastle building competition! Everyone's excited to spend a whole day on the beach, enjoying the weather and waiting to see who'll take home the trophy! By the way, no one ever said Sandcastles had to just be made of sand... props are the key to winning!
If you are at least Level 12, you will see a pop-up inviting you to the Sandcastle Competition! You will need to force close the game to see the update, which means to clear it from your mobile device's memory or even reboot your device.
Start off the quests by visiting the Sandcastle Stage located behind Eagle Eye Eddie's Hangar. The Sandcastle Stage is where you earn Seashell Points and display the leaderboard.
The Sandcastle Competition ends on Wednesday, August 8th. It has 2 stages, giving you a total of 12 days to compete against other Farmers for the top leaderboard position and complete the Sandcastle Competition quests.
The Sandcastle Stage let's you do 3 orders at a time. They can either be harvested (crops), or crafted. Each item requested on the board will have a different timer, allowing you to efficiently gather the needed Event items.
Tip: Check the Farm Stand often to see if your friends are selling what you need.
Boosts: Gold and Silver Buoys
You can boost the amount of Seashell points by 50% for coins, or by 100% with keys. There will be a timer once a boost is activated and a short cool-down period when you can buy another boost. Boosts will last 1 hour, and you can only select one boost at a time. (prices subject to change based on level)
The second tab will show you the leaderboard that you are in. Not everyone you know will be in the same leaderboard. The leaderboard tab will tell you which prize category you are currently in (Gold, Silver, or Bronze). You can also see how you rank among your friends. To be fair to all, you will be in a leaderboard with others of the same level.
Temporary Place of Interest: Sand Shack
Across the road from the Sandcastle Stage is the Sand Shack. You can send up to 4 Farm Hands to get Event items such as Vanilla Frosting, etc.
New items and where to get them:
Vanilla Frosting: - Sand Shack, Grandma's Glade, Prized Cow, and Prized Chicken
Crushed Ice - Sand Shack, Merryweather Mine, Prized Pig, Prized Reindeer, and Prized Sheep
Colored Canvas - Sand Shack, Pappy's Pond, the Cove, Mallard Mill, Prized Horse, and Prized Goat
Tip: Crafted items that need these ingredients will be worth higher Seashell points! Make sure to have plenty of these items to help you move up on the leaderboard!
Temporary Farm Hand: Sculptor Sven and Lifeguard Lani
You can purchase Sculptor Sven, and/or Lifeguard Lani to help you during the Sandcastle Competition. They can help you find the needed rare event items, and will leave your farm once the