As the year is coming to an end, all your villagers start gathering in your town and together they build a wonderful Winter Market. There are many beautiful stalls, a gigantic Christmas tree made of icicles and all kinds of tasty delicacies to purchase. Elves, Humans and Orcs stand in line to get a fresh bottle of "Elvenade", honey mead, candy apples or gingerbread. The highlight of the whole Winter Magic is the arrival of Santa Yeti, who gives out presents to all citizens.
This year, by completing the event quests and by searching in the outskirts of your city, you will be able to collect Snowflakes, which can be used to open up all kinds of Christmas Treats. These treats contain marvellous prizes, including a lot of brand new event buildings and we will also see some of our beloved Winter Event buildings from the past coming back! Opening up Food Treats will also reward you with Delicacies, which you will need to unlock the Grand Prizes.
This year you will be able to collect 2 Building Sets! One Set can be acquired by collecting all the Grand Prizes and the other one can be assembled by obtaining the seperate buildings as Daily Prizes.
During Winter Magic you will have two Quest Lines to complete.
The first quest line is the sequential quest, "Winter Magic" which will give you many tasks to complete during the Event. The second quest line is the daily episodic quest, "Daily Gift of the Christmas Goblins" which will give you a specific task each day. Each quest will give you Snowflakes as a reward. They are added to your Winter Magic menu. With these Snowflakes you can open different Christmas Treats to win unique and precious Event Buildings! Then collect Delicacies to unlock mighty Grand Prizes!
By clicking the Event Menu icon you will access the Event Window which will give you plenty of information and allow you to use your Snowflakes:
2 - Allows you to buy Snowflakes with Premium currency.
4 - Here you can see how many Delicacies you have and how many you still need to unlock the Grand Prizes.
5 - Shows you the Daily Exclusive reward you can get from opening the Christmas Treats and for how long it will be available before it is gone.
6 - Grand Prizes won by collecting an amount of Delicacies.
7 - Christmas Goblins. As you collect Delicacies, the Goblins begin to move along. On the way, there are Instants prizes to be had. (Hover over the Instant to see its value and how many Delicacies you need to reach it.)
8 - Indicates the remaining time for the Event.
You start the Winter Magic Event with 50 Snowflakes and each event quest will give you more as a reward for completing the given tasks. Also, from time to time, Snow Crystals will form around your city for you to collect.
You can then use the Snowflakes to open one of a number of different Christmas Treats which, depending on your luck, can also give you more Snowflakes to spend.
Remember that the Winter Magic only lasts for a few weeks, and then you will no longer be able to use your Snowflakes to get awesome rewards, so don't waste time!
There are several Food Treats you can choose from to gain valuable rewards! Using you Snowflakes, you can win Ancient Knowledge Instants, Coin Rain, Supply Windfall, Time Booster, Enchantments, Rune Shards, more Snowflakes and even the unique and precious Daily Exclusive Reward. It all depends on how lucky you are! By opening the Food Treats you will also get Delicacies. Remember: each Food will offer a different amount of Delicacies for your Snowflakes. So choose carefully.
You can choose between Filled Chocolates, Gingerbread House, Candy Apples, Gingerbread Man, Strawberry Mead, Honey Wine, Candy Cane, Roasted Almonds and Cookies, each containing similar rewards, but with different amounts of Delicacies, Rewards and winning chances.
Here are some sample overviews of what you can win and their chances:
Delicacies allows you to unlock the Grand Prizes! There are three Grand Prizes available, each requiring an increasing amount of Delicacies. To unlock the next Grand Prize, you will first need to collect the previous one.
|Please note: All effects values depend on the chapter you are in at the time you add the buildings to your Inventory.|
When you choose your Treat, the Christmas Goblins will begin to move along. As they go, they will collect Instants for you. Hover over the Instant to see its value and how much more Delicacies you need to collect.
Each day you will have a precious Event Building as the Daily Exclusive. It can only be obtained by opening one of the Treats and it is only available for a limited time.
Be sure to complete the event quests as much as possible so that you can have a chance to win Daily Exclusives and give your city a wonderful Winter Magic.
Winter Magic also adds two new Building Sets. Like previous Sets, these are reward buildings which buff each other when they are placed directly next to each other (in a set). This can mean that their regular production goes up, but it can also mean that totally new productions are added!
Please note that, as with previous sets, each set is separate and the two cannot be mixed. For more information on all building sets, please visit the dedicated page.
Winter Magic, amongst other things, brings us exciting Expiring buildings. Monument of Ancient Knowledge gives an Ancient Knowledge 3 Instant every 48 hours and Trading Outpost gives an exciting new Guest Race Goods refill spell! Maybe in this Winter Event we will see some new ones. Who knows...?
For more information on all Expiring Buildings, please visit the dedicated page.