Festive Dinner is unlocked when the player reaches level 149.
Festive Dinner was introduced during the Magic Tour and Christmas Update's second Timed Challenge, the "Christmas Time Event" (December 2016). When the Update was first released, Festive Dinner was hidden, and did not appear on player's boards until the Christmas 2016 Timed Challenges began. This was the third time that content installed on a device by an update file was set to be hidden until a pre-determined date, and was used as a way to have two separate Timed Challenge Events installed at the same time, with staggered start dates.
For the duration of this Update, Festive Dinner could be opened from level 7 onward to allow all players to take part in the update's timed challenges.
Christmas Balls special items were needed in addition to energy points to play Festive Dinner. While the Christmas Time Timed Challenges were still active, Christmas Balls were given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, and as rewards for banishing Anomalies, but not for playing puzzles. The Winter's Tale Update (January 2017) removed Christmas balls from the game and Festive Dinner became a free picture only requiring energy to play.
From the Diary:
"Today Christy told me an unexpected piece of news. It turns out Richard gave her an envelope and made her promise to open it before Christmas. The time has come, so we pulled out a photo of my uncle's last Christmas in the Mansion. It's my chance to get to know Richard better and imagine that he is here with us."
Festive Dinner is one of the pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements, but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.Items
- Angel Statue
- Candy Cane
- Fire Cracker
- Holiday Card
- Lucky Horseshoe
- Paper Lantern
- Piece of Cake
- Santa Hat
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
Festive Dinner is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Festive Dinner is made up of 11 Collections:
- Golden masterpieces
- Steffan's dwelling
- Sculptor's tools
- Assorted waffles
- Technological progress
- Careless rider
- The power of democracy
- Mysterious grimoires
- Party attire
- Christmas cards
When Festive Dinner is first opened, and so is on Novice level, only the first 4 items from the Golden masterpieces collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Festive Dinner will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||121||N/A||420||440||N/A||Horse-drawn carriage; Bird jewelry box; Lizard bracelet; Swan bowl|
+Owl clock; Refrigerator; Glass table; Sofa; Dartboard
+Aglaonema plant; Small motor; Hose; Device's body; Vacuum container
+Magnetron; Pointed chisel; Tooth chisel; Rasp; Bull point chisel
|High Explorer||133||N/A||460||480||N/A|| |
+Diamond file; Belgium waffles; Finnish waffles; Buckwheat waffles; Dutch waffles
+Marseilles waffles; Cleaning robot; Butler robot; Waiter robot; Secretary robot; Cat robot
+Motorcycle helmet; Infinity scarf; Motorcycle goggles; Motorcycle jacket; Satchel; Ballot box; Alfred's vote
+Christy's, Howard's, Explorer's vote; Metaphysics volume; Doctrine of hermeticism; Essays on esoterism; Selected works on magic; Subtle bodies manuscript
|Grand Magister||145||N/A||500||520||N/A|| |
+Dress; Shoes; Clutch; Bracelet; Earrings; Angels, Christmas tree, Snowman, Candles, Dove card
Note: During the Magic Tour and Christmas Update energy demands and experience points/coins rewarded for Festive Dinner were lower, since the level to unlock Festive Dinner was only level 7.