Cheat Sheet

FarmVille For Dummies

From FarmVille For Dummies by Angela Morales, Kyle Orland

FarmVille is a social network game available through Facebook. It is free, fun, and easy to play, and anyone with Internet access can grow crops and raise animals without even breaking a sweat. This Cheat Sheet can help you level up by showing you the number of Farm Coins needed for land expansion, providing a few useful tips for new farmers, and giving you a daily to-do list of farm tasks.

Expanding Your FarmVille Farm

FarmVille land expansions increase the size of your farm and allow you to grow more crops. Having more crops means having more Farm Coins! Purchasing a land expansion is a great investment, and you should upgrade to higher farm levels, as shown in the table, as soon as possible.

Expansion Name Size (in Plowed Plots) Cost in Farm Cash Cost in Farm Coins Neighbors Needed for Farm Coin Purchase
Homestead 14x14 (196 plots) 20 10,000 8
Family Farm 16x16 (256 plots) 20 25,000 9
Big Family Farm 18x18 (324 plots) 20 50,000 13
Plantation 20x20 (400 plots) 20 75,000 16
Big Ole Plantation 22x22 (484 plots) 30 250,000 20
Mighty Plantation 24x24 (576 plots) 60 500,000 30
Grand Plantation 26x26 (676 plots) 80 2,000,000 35
Farm Estate 28x28 (784 plots) 120 Check game for updates Check game for updates

Tips for New FarmVille Farmers

If you’re new to virtual farming or just need occasional reminders of how to play most effectively, use the following tips for your FarmVille adventures:

  • Block your farmer: Blocking your FarmVille farmer avatar can save you precious time and speed up your farming experience. Why? Your farmer walks very slowly! You don’t need to wait around for it, though; you can farm just fine without letting your farmer move around. So block it in by arranging objects such as hay bales around it.

  • Wait to decorate: Decorating your farm is one of the most enjoyable parts of FarmVille for many players. However, decorations cost Farm Coins, so try to resist the temptation to overspend in the beginning. Keep in mind that decorations don’t provide you with any source of income.

  • Add FarmVille neighbors: Nothing enhances your FarmVille game play like the addition of neighbors! Neighbors are a major part of FarmVille and can make or break your farming experience, so if you are set on becoming part of the FarmVille elite, add a neighbor (or a few hundred).

  • Watch your Facebook news feed: The Facebook news feed is a great resource for finding items that you may need — for free! So even if you aren’t actively playing FarmVille at the moment, keep an eye on your news feed for all those great bonus shares and free items.

  • Maximize your crop space: In FarmVille, every part of your farm is a potential space to grow a crop and earn a profit because harvested crops yield Farm Coins.

  • Plant fast-growing crops: Crops that grow fast may take more effort but they can also mean more Farm Coins and XP if you plant multiple cycles in one day.

FarmVille Daily To-Do List

Use this simple to-do list as a simple reminder of all the tasks you should do daily or as often as possible to keep your Farm Coins multiplying and make your neighbors happy. Of course, you don’t have to do any of them, but if you do, you’ll have a shot at becoming a FarmVille millionaire!

  1. Plant and harvest your crops.

  2. Harvest trees and animals.

  3. Craft goods.

  4. Visit neighbors.

  5. Send and accept gifts.

  6. Check the Facebook news feed for free items and Farm Coins.

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