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Basketbird: The True Story of Larry Bird’s Path to the NBA

Posted by on Fri, August 10th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Well, Swaggernauts, it’s our last athletic game for the summer, but we’ve had some good exercise (for our fingers), a lot of fun, even learned a new word, and seen a lot of amazing athletic feats. We’ve seen hockey on grass, a rather unprepared gymnast, cavemen shooting arrows and leaping hurdles in tennis shoes, an arena that went to shambles in one night of partying, pandas playing tennis and volleyball, tiny, wooden men doing backflips for soccer, a bison body slamming gummi bears, even human beings practicing their race starts, running around a track and doing the long jump.

We hope you’ve enjoyed all these fun new additions and that they’ve helped you celebrate the spirit of athletic competition at home and in your fingertips. We end our two weeks of active games with a classic sport centered around the time-honored tradition of grabbing colorful birds minding their own business and launching them into the nearest basket of the same color. That’s right, Swag Nation, Basketbird!


Load this game up and you will find that the controls may be a little familiar to you. If you look closely, you might notice that chucking birds around makes them a little frustrated… a little perturbed…  possibly even a little angry. Just adjust your aim by moving your cursor around near the bird you’d like to hurl, click and hold to build power. No judgement here, but some of the birds are a little heavy so you’ll find holding for full power is often the best strategy.


There are 25 levels in all, each offering its own challenge. Your score is based on how many attempts you have to make to get each bird into its like-colored basket. You can earn up to 3 medals for each level and there’s a level menu to go back for missed medals.

Please enjoy Basketbird and all our new and old Swagbucks Games and for more earning opportunities in Games, come back every Wednesday for our weekly gaming challenge.

No birds, colorful or otherwise, were injured in the writing of this post. Apologies to Larry Bird.

Because There Just Aren’t Enough Sports for Pandas

Posted by on Thu, August 9th, 2012 at 8:00 am
Good Morning, Swag Nation. As many of you already know, we’ve been adding new athletics themed games each weekday since the start of this month and today is no different. Hopefully, you caught the three Track games we added yesterday and participated in our weekly Wednesday game challenge for a shot at 150 SB. Congratulations to those ... Read More »

On Your Marks!

Posted by on Wed, August 8th, 2012 at 8:00 am
Good Morning, Swag Nation!  It’s Wednesday so it’s time for another game challenge where you can earn 100 SB for tweeting @Swagbucks with the hash tag #sbgames and your Swag Name.  Today’s challenge is an easy one .  Not only will you only will you not have to beat specific score, but you have THREE ... Read More »

It Doesn’t Get Any Realer Than This

Posted by on Tue, August 7th, 2012 at 8:00 am
It’s Day 6 in our quest to offer fun athletics themed games for this summer and while Burrito Bison might not be the most accurate representation of Greco-Roman Wrestling, today’s game might be the most accurate representation of a sports game we’ve ever had.  It’s just that it’s about foosball.  That’s a sport, right? In ... Read More »

The Turtle and The Panda

Posted by on Fri, August 3rd, 2012 at 8:00 am
Have you been keeping up with the Olympics? After countless hours of races, one couldn’t help but be reminded of the classic fable, The Turtle and The Panda… What!? You haven’t heard of The Turtle and the Panda!? The one where the panda boasted that he could beat anyone at tennis so the turtle hit ... Read More »

Two Weeks Ago, They Made the First Torch

Posted by on Wed, August 1st, 2012 at 8:00 am
As you know, every weekday until August 10th, we’re offering a new athletics themed game to help get you in the spirit for this summer’s festivities. Yesterday’s was a Field Hockey shootout. Monday’s was a solitaire-like puzzle game in which you help prepare the arena in ancient Greece. In today’s game, you’ll see what athletics ... Read More »

Hockey in the Summer

Posted by on Tue, July 31st, 2012 at 8:00 am
Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Greek themed puzzle game.  If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a lot like solitaire and good fun.  Check it out here.  Next in our series of new athletics based games is Field Hockey. If you’ve never played Field Hockey before, don’t worry, you won’t have to learn all the rules.  In ... Read More »

Introducing Swag Sports Collector’s Bills!

Posted by on Thu, July 26th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
As we all know, starting tomorrow the entire world will be focused on sports, and here at Swagbucks it is no different.  That’s why, beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 27th at Midnight PDT we will be introducing Swag Sports: our newest edition of Collector’s Bills.  You have until August 12th at 11:59pm PDT to collect them ... Read More »

Battle of the Sexes

Posted by on Tue, September 20th, 2011 at 10:00 am
38 years ago today, 29-year-old Billie Jean King stepped onto the tennis court to take on Bobby Rigg, a retired tennis star who said that women were inferior, couldn’t take the pressure of a match with him and that at his age, he could still beat any woman out there. At a time when the ... Read More »

Ask The Swag Gal – June 15, 2011

Posted by on Wed, June 15th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Today’s question is one that I’ve been getting quite frequently the past few weeks.  Our users want to know how to keep the kids busy this Summer… Summer is just about here and school is just about out.  Have you figured out how you’re going to keep the kids busy during Summer vacation?  If not, ... Read More »
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