Those of you who read me regularly (and thank you) know that I’m a big fan of Clash of Clans. Of course, given its massive popularity, this is hardly worth saying. Pretty much everyone is a Clash of Clans fan, or about to become one. But, popular as it is, I think it’s a little sad that this popularity has stunted a lot of the conversation about one of Supercell’s other big games, Hay Day. Like CoC, Hay Day has complex strategies, time-based challenges, and copious amounts of resource management, all of which must be competently navigated in order for you to progress.
But since it’s a completely different game (with completely different goals and design aesthetics), this means there’s a whole new set of strategies and techniques that a player has to master in order to do well. Some would just say play until you master it. In problem solving terms, this is what is referred to as “brute force”: trying every possible combination of solutions until you get the set up that meets your needs. Yes, this can be just as annoying, boring, and time-consuming as it sounds. It’s much better to have a system in place, and a few tried but true tips to get you started. I would say take all the Hay Day tips you can get and leap frog the competition in a matter of days. Sounds good to you?
Below I present some of the best tips and tricks that will be sure to give you the competitive advantage, no matter your experience level. Keep in mind some of these secrets are more beginner and some more advanced.
There is no silver bullet to becoming a Hay Day master, the best advice I can give you is to practice daily for hours and make sure you follow this guide.
Without keeping you waiting any longer, let’s dig into some of these tips you’ve all been waiting for. If you don’t already have the app installed, simply head over to the App Store on your iPhone or Android and download the app. It’s completely free but there are some in app purchases that will make the game go by a bit quicker. Usually these are in the form of currency packs which you can use to speed things along. Some people will sink a lot of cash into these games and “buy power” (in game design terms, these players are called “whales”), and some have set up elaborate workarounds to keep from ever having to pay a cent. Personally, I like to strike a middle-ground: since I enjoy these games so much, I like to make sure the developers get a little something from me, so I might put a couple bucks into it if I can afford it. But you don’t need to pay anything in order to have a good time.