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Mystery Box Shop Mini Guide

While we have previously mentioned this elsewhere in the guide, this view of the Mystery Box Shop is offered to fill in the strategic value that it represents. What strategic value you might ask? Well a big one - especially if you are the sort of player inclined to desire the sort of objects that an only be obtained by spending LP and SP!

Here is the deal: The Mystery Box Shop offers just what it sounds like - Mystery Boxes. These are obtained by trading Keys - a specific number of Keys for the specific level of Mystery Box.

To obtain the Keys you need to trade for Mystery Boxes, you must complete the Weekly Tasks Sets in the given time, which naturally enough consists of a week!

Depending upon the level of the Mystery Box you choose to unlock / buy with your Keys you will get a different assortment of objects, some of which will be the sort you would ordinarily be using LP or SP (and with the higher level boxes LP and SP) to purchase.

So basically the Weekly Tasks give you something fun to do, and as long as you develop a solid habit for doing them and get them done, a source for special objects that you can obtain without parting with precious SP and LP!

Special Missions add to the entertainment value of FreePlay
So What Comes in the Boxes?
There are four types or levels of Mystery Box that you can obtain via the Mystery Box Shop, and these are:

Box Level One - Curiosity Box - Cost = 1 Key
This box contains a random selection of the following items and objects:

  • x1 Common Item
  • x3 Standard Prizes


Box Level Two - Loot Box - Cost = 3 Key
This box contains a random selection of the following items and objects:

  • x2 Common Items
  • x2 Premium Prizes
  • x4 Standard Prizes


Box Level Three - Bounty Box - Cost = 5 Key
This box contains a random selection of the following items and objects:

  • x1 Rare Item
  • x4 Premium Prizes
  • x6 Standard Prizes


Box Level Four - Fortune Box - Cost = 10 Key
This box contains a random selection of the following items and objects:

  • x2 Rare Items
  • x12 Premium Prizes
  • x10 Standard Prizes


So basically you successfully complete the Weekly Tasks for one week, three weeks, five weeks, or ten weeks, and you get a reward that is commensurate with the amount of time and effort that you put in. What, you are likely wondering, does that mean?

A Sampling of Rewards
If you are curious but do not want to waste your Keys on the lower priced boxes it may interest you to know that our experience with the Boxes was as follows:

1-Key Mystery Box
The following 4 Items were the contents of the box - each listed below being a different "item" and reward inside the box:

  • 2,000 XP
  • $5,000
  • 2 Wind Resource (Temple)
  • 3-Star Light


3-Key Mystery Box
The following 8 Items were the contents of the box - each listed below being a different "item" and reward inside the box:

  • $1,500
  • 1500 XP
  • 8 LP
  • 8 SP
  • $1,000
  • 1 Lava Rock
  • 3-Star Bathtub
  • SP Decoration


Saving up Keys is very time-consuming but the delayed result is often well worth the wait! Just keep doing the weekly quest sets!
5-Key Mystery Box
The following 11 Items were the contents of the box - each listed below being a different "item" and reward inside the box:

  • $2,000
  • 2 Gold Bars
  • $2,000
  • 8 LP
  • 6 LP
  • 3 Lava Rocks
  • 3 Lava Rocks
  • 2 Studio Lights
  • 2,500 XP
  • 2,000 XP
  • 3-Star LP Furniture


10-Key Mystery Box
The following 24 Items were the contents of the box - each listed below being a different "item" and reward inside the box:

  • 2,500 XP
  • 2,000 XP
  • $1,500
  • $1,500
  • $1,500
  • 3,000 XP
  • 3 Gold Bar
  • 2,000 XP
  • $2,500
  • 1,500 XP
  • 5 LP
  • 3 Picks
  • 6 SP
  • 5 LP
  • 6 LP
  • 8 LP
  • 5 SP
  • 5 SP
  • 5 LP
  • 5 LP
  • 3 Studio Lights
  • 3 Coral Rock
  • SP Dresser (Value = 24 SP)
  • SP Couch (Value = 28 SP)


Note that when you claim and open a box it deducts the number of Keys from your total, so for example the cost of opening one of each type of box, listed above, was 19 Keys in total -- being x1 Key, then x3 Keys, then x5 Keys, and finally x10 Keys for 19 Keys total.

Now personally, after considering the different types of items that were in each box and weighing the results, I have come to the conclusion that claiming anything OTHER than the 10-Key Mystery Box makes no sense. Consider the economics of the above prizes:

Box Level One - Curiosity Box - Cost = 1 Key
This box contains x1 Common Item and x3 Standard Prize Items whose value will vary widely but for our example adds up to:

  • $5,000
  • 0 LP
  • 0 SP
  • 2,000 XP
  • 0 Temple Resources
  • 0 Rare Furnishing


Box Level Two - Loot Box - Cost = 3 Key
This box contains x2 Common Items, x2 Premium Prizes, and x4 Standard Prize Items whose value will vary widely but for our example adds up to:

  • $2,500
  • 8 LP
  • 8 SP
  • 1,500 XP
  • 1 Temple Resources
  • 2 Rare Furnishings


Box Level Three - Bounty Box - Cost = 5 Key
This box contains x1 Rare Item, x4 Premium Prizes, and x6 Standard Prize Items whose value will vary widely but for our example adds up to:

  • $4,000
  • 14 LP
  • 0 SP
  • 4,500 XP
  • 10 Temple Resources
  • 1 Rare Furnishing


Box Level Four - Fortune Box - Cost = 10 Key
This box contains x2 Rare Items, x12 Premium Prizes, and x10 Standard Prize Items whose value will vary widely but for our example adds up to:

  • $7,000
  • 34 LP
  • 16 SP
  • 11,000 XP
  • 12 Temple Resources
  • 2 Rare Furnishing


To my way of thinking the contents of the 10 Key Mystery Box far far outweighs the contents of two of the 5-Key boxes by a landslide! In particular the LP and SP, but the money and XP was not bad either. Getting the two rare bits of furnishings added another 52 SP to the total value of the box so that pops the SP value in that box to 68 SP!

Yeah, totally worth the effort. Granted going with just the 10=Key boxes means only getting five of the boxes in a calendar year, the benefits far outweighs that minor inconvenience! In fact the adrenalin rush of seeing the reveal of the 10-Key Fortune Box contents was better than when I got the Key to the Ski Lift and built the bridge to the Island combined!

The GEICO Pig's name is Maxwell, and while Progressive seems to be the Insurance Co of FreePlay we can always hope for Max to come to our fav game world right?
In addition to the thrills you might want to bear in mind that among the rare items and objects that have been obtained via the 10-Key Fortune Mystery Box includes two items that ordinarily you would have to spend real-world money to get: the Automatic Pool Cleaner, the Dress-Up Chest -- and the Premium Object the Weather Machine, and how bloody cool is that?!

Yeah, I know that getting any one of those three items is incredibly rare and you would have to be massively lucky and fortunate to get just one of them, still the fact that you can is pretty effing awesome!




 

Comments

 
7 comments, latest first.
I completed my first week but it doesn't let me turn them in. NEED HELP. It tells me I have to wait 1 day and 11 hours.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 20th Dec 2014, ID #487120

 
So is there a way to use the keys if your weekly goals are up ? I use to press the mystery box but it doesn't show that anymore ? -.- .. Lemme know please

Guest PosterGuest
Added 12th Dec 2014, ID #483736

 
I just complete my 10th week and have all the keys but I can't turn then in for another 5 days because of this update. It won't let me tap the weekly goal task box if my week is 100%.
10 weeks of waiting and playing this game and they go and change it at the last second!??!!

Irby1992
Added 11th Dec 2014, ID #483091

 
Is there a way to access the mystery box shop after you've completed the weekly goals?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 10th Dec 2014, ID #482958

 
Where do you trade them in?

Guest PosterGuest
Added 3rd Dec 2014, ID #479845

 
Thank you!

Guest PosterGuest
Added 13th Nov 2014, ID #471090

 
This is very useful, thanks! I will be sure to get a 10-key instead of the others now that I know the prizes inside.

Guest PosterGuest
Added 25th Oct 2014, ID #462720

 
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