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Catching Ducks for 100 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Wed, January 23rd, 2013 at 9:00 am

Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation!

Can you smell it? There’s another fun new game and another fun challenge for a shot to win 100 Swag Bucks afoot. Before we get to that, I want to thank Thera17 again for the great suggestion for last Weekend’s Game Challenge. I think many of us hadn’t played Monster Invasion in a while or hadn’t ever really challenged ourselves to do well at the game and it seemed like everyone had a lot of fun. If you weren’t with us over the weekend and haven’t tried it yourself, it’s a fun game and not a bad way to win some Swag Bucks.

I always look forward to seeing what you guys think of games and how well you do on challenges, but nothing makes me happier than when you guys work together. In the spirit of teamwork and random acts of kindness, if you gave someone a compliment, cheered someone on, helped someone, or even liked someone else’s comment in last Weekend’s Game Challenge, I hooked you up with 5 SB for each time I saw it happen.

Today’s game, Catch a Duck, has a really fun, cheeky(?) feel to it. It’s both a bit silly and a good challenge.

In Catch a Duck, you guide a cunning and quick fox through perils of the woods like wolves, bears, and hunters in his quest to… you guessed it… catch a duck! Catching ducks will require you to think quickly and pick a good, strategic path to your meal. Especially, if you want to collect all of the 3 stars on each level. Just click an area near the fox to get them to move to it as quickly as possible. You can view more of the map by clicking and holding to “grip” the map. You can also view useful information about your surroundings by holding your cursor over an area. This will let you know if the fox can walk through it or hide in it. This is good for things like hollow trees and certain bushy areas. Hiding in these spots can help you evade predators, collect stars, and get the drop on those ducks.

So what’s today’s challenge? Collect all 3 stars on any 3 levels of Catch a Duck and post a link to a screenshot of your level select screen in the comments. For each of these correctly filled out posts you make, you will have one entry in a raffle to win 100 Swag Bucks. You may enter as many times as you like with new screenshots showing different stars and level unlocks. You may wish to protect your screenshots by adding your Swag Name to it in a paint program. If you need an image hosting service, I recommend tinypic.com because it’s quick and easy. Three winners will be selected at random from all of today’s entries and announced in this blog post and on Twitter on Thursday.

You can also participate via Twitter by tweeting your screenshot @Swagbucks, along with your Swag Name and the hashtag #sbgames. You may place each entry both on Twitter and in the comments, but if you win from an entry placed on Twitter, you will win an additional 100 Swag Bucks.

So what do you think of Catch a Duck and today’s challenge? Easy? Difficult? Do you see the game more as an arcade game or a puzzle game? Did I use the word cheeky correctly?

I hope you all enjoy today’s game. Good luck and have fun!

Update: Congratulations to this week’s game challenge winners: majorwife, katie322, and JoannaDG!

Week in Review – January 20, 2013

Posted by on Sun, January 20th, 2013 at 11:00 am
  It’s time for another Week in Review where we discuss the events and fun things that we do If you’re not at the computer but you’re out and about subscribe to our blog and you’ll never miss out On Tuesday Becky shared motivation to run a 5k choose a race, pick a team and ... Read More »

Two Days of Stopping the Invasion, Two Shots at 200 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Sat, January 19th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Happy Weekend Swag Nation! Welcome back for another Weekend Game Challenge and another two shots at 200 Swag Bucks. Before we get into that, if you weren’t with us for Wednesday’s Game Challenge, we introduced the long-requested first true tower defense game on Swagbucks. If you haven’t tried it yet, Monsters TD 2 is great fun and a ... Read More »

Two Days of Tower Building, Two shots at 200 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Sat, January 12th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Happy Weekend, Swag Nation! It’s great to be back. If you weren’t here with us on Wednesday, we played the new, challenging platformer, Temple Glider. If you haven’t tried it yet, definitely give it a shot. It’s a fun test of your skills. This weekend’s game is a relatively newer favorite among the Game Challenge community so I ... Read More »

Temple Glidin’ for 100 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Wed, January 9th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation! It was great to see so many of you joining us for the Drop3 Weekend Game Challenge. You guys are good at that game!  I saw many scores double and triple the challenge.  Well done. Today’s new game is an interesting twist on a platformer where even the way that you move is ... Read More »

Two Days of Drop3, Two Shots at 200 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Sat, January 5th, 2013 at 8:00 am
Happy Weekend, Swag Nation! I hope you all enjoyed Wonderputt and the Wednesday Game Challenge.  It’s the first Weekend Game Challenge of the year so I thought we’d kick it off with a classic Swagbucks favorite, Drop3. This game is really simple and good fun. The game is played like Tetris where you use the arrow ... Read More »

A Day on the Wonder Green for 100 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Wed, January 2nd, 2013 at 9:00 am
Happy, Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation! I hope you all had a great holiday season and are off to a good new year. I thought that with this being the first Wednesday Game Challenge of the new year and having just said goodbye to some beloved games, we should start with an especially fun new game. Wonderputt! ... Read More »

Two Days of Game Appreciation, Two Shots at 200 Swag Bucks

Posted by on Sat, December 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am
Happy last weekend of 2012, Swag Nation! I’m so glad that so many of you joined us for the Wednesday Game Challenge the day after Christmas. I realize many of us just get really busy this time of year so I really appreciate that you still made it over. And over last weekend too! If you ... Read More »

Monkey Go Happy Again

Posted by on Wed, December 26th, 2012 at 9:00 am
Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation! And Happy Boxing Day to those of you observing. Thanks for being here on this, the last Wednesday Game Challenge of 2012. Seeing as how it’s the last Wednesday Game Challenge of the year, I thought I’d make good on something I said earlier in the year. Early last month, we ... Read More »

Week in Review – December 23, 2012

Posted by on Sun, December 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am
It’s time for another Week in Review where we discuss the events and fun things that we do On Monday Winter Madness came to be who will be crowned the victor? We’ll have to wait and see On Tuesday we shared a video on how to make a yummy treat It’s Christmas Tree Cupcakes perfectly ... Read More »