Minigames

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"Activity" redirects here. For the bar that tracks a player's participation in some activities, see Activity bar.
Not to be confused with Distractions and Diversions.
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Current rotation
Cabbage Facepunch BonanzaNow!
Heist17 Oct
Mobilising Armies20 Oct
Barbarian Assault23 Oct
Conquest26 Oct
Fist of Guthix29 Oct
Castle Wars1 Nov
Pest Control4 Nov
Soul Wars7 Nov
Fishing Trawler10 Nov
The Great Orb Project13 Nov
Flash Powder Factory16 Nov
Stealing Creation19 Nov
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza22 Nov
Heist25 Nov
Trouble Brewing28 Nov
Castle Wars1 Dec
Pest Control4 Dec
Soul Wars7 Dec
Fist of Guthix10 Dec
Barbarian Assault13 Dec
Conquest16 Dec
Fishing Trawler19 Dec
The Great Orb Project22 Dec
Flash Powder Factory25 Dec
Castle Wars28 Dec
Stealing Creation31 Dec
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Minigames (formerly known as Activities) are small games in which a player (or players) set out to complete a certain objective. These games sometimes allow players to gain experience and items. They are identified with a red star Minigame map icon.png icon on the map. Minigames can be repeated, unlike quests or miniquests which can only be completed once.

All minigames used to require membership, although now five are available to free-to-play players: Clan Wars, Duel Arena, Fist of Guthix, The Great Orb Project, and Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza.

Most minigames allow players to earn thaler, a special currency that can be spent on various minigame-related rewards.

Safe/dangerous[edit | edit source]

Most minigames are classified as either Safe or Dangerous depending on whether items are or are not kept on death. Some minigames may be classified as Unsafe, meaning death is not likely, but items will still be lost as in Dangerous minigames.

Safe[edit | edit source]

There are two types of safe minigame: safe combat, and no combat. Minigames with safe combat will see players fight monsters or other players, and should they die they will respawn in a designated area in the minigame with all their items. Minigames with no combat have no monsters or player-versus-player areas, so players cannot be killed. On the wiki, safe minigames will show a Safe banner at the top of the page, like this:

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This is a safe activity.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

Unsafe[edit | edit source]

Unsafe minigames either cannot cause death directly, or can only cause very minimal amounts of damage. This means that death is highly unlikely while playing these minigames. Usually, death during an unsafe minigame is caused by means outside of the minigame itself, such as engaging in combat which is not part of the minigame or being already poisoned. However, if death occurs while playing an unsafe minigame, items will be lost upon death, the same as dying in a dangerous minigame. On the wiki, unsafe minigames will show this banner at the top of the page:

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Death during this activity is not safe.
While this activity is not inherently dangerous, should you die by other means you will still lose your items and will need to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Dangerous[edit | edit source]

Items will be lost upon death, and depending on the minigame, you may or may not get a gravestone. On the wiki, dangerous minigames will show a banner at the top of the page like the one below:

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This is a dangerous activity.
If you die, you will lose your items and will need to reclaim them from Death or your grave.

Combat[edit | edit source]

These minigames involve the use of combat skills to fight players or monsters. Note: (m) stands for members only.

Icon Name Classification Description
Barbarian Assault Barbarian Assault (m) Safe A team of five, fight 10 waves of penance creatures and the Penance queen, or the Penance King on hard mode.
Barrows Barrows (m) Dangerous Fight the six - eight Barrows Brothers to earn Barrows equipment.
Bounty Hunter (m) Dangerous Defeat your targeted opponent and loot their equipment. Earn and upgrade Bounty emblems to cash in for various rewards.
Temple Trekking Burgh de Rott Ramble (m) (reverse route of Temple Trekking) Dangerous A game where you guide potential Myreque recruits from Paterdomus to Burgh de Rott. Note: If players die during this minigame, their gravestone will be placed outside of Paterdomus.
Castle Wars Castle Wars (m) Safe A competitive game of Capture the Flag in which two teams try to bring the opponent's flag back to their base.
Clan Wars Clan Wars Depends on setting Gather a clan and battle against one another. One of the seven free play minigames. Note: If a player dies in a 'Dangerous' scenario during this minigame, they will drop all of their items (unless Protect Item is active, in which case they keep the most valuable item). Players do not get a gravestone if they die in a 'Dangerous' scenario, and all dropped items are lost.
Conquest Conquest (m) Safe, although items can be lost if the player chooses to stake. Outflank and outmaneuver your opponent on a Void Knight battlefield.
Deathmatch (m) Safe Fight your opponents to death with the help of power ups and super power ups.
Dominion Tower icon.jpg Dominion Tower (m) Safe Fight previously defeated foes and advance upward through the tower to gain Dominion Factor.
Duel Arena Duel Arena Safe, although items can be lost if the player chooses to stake. Players duel each other, with the ability to set special rules. One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Fight Cauldron (m) Safe Players fight alone against many waves of TokHaar monsters. Each monster killed will drop Obsidian shards which can be made into Obsidian bars and Obsidian armour.
Fight Kiln (m) Safe Players fight alone against an army of TokHaar monsters. If they can defeat Har-Aken, they can choose a reward of either the TokHaar-Kal cape or an uncut onyx.
Fist of Guthix Fist of Guthix Safe A tactical one-on-one game with two rounds, in which one player collects charges with a magical stone while the other is trying to hunt them down. In the second round, the players switch sides. One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Mage Arena Mage Arena Dangerous Battle Kolodion for the right to learn God spells. Kolodion cannot be refought after defeating his fourth form, but the arena itself can still be used afterwards.One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Mobilising Armies Mobilising Armies (m) Safe Control an army and defeat opponents in RuneScape's real-time strategy game.
Pest Control Pest Control (m) Safe A team combat minigame which involves protecting a vulnerable Void Knight, while fending off against waves of incoming monsters and taking down four portals.
Soul Wars Soul Wars (m) Safe PvP team-based Slayer minigame where teams compete to kill the opponents avatar, with self-chosen rewards gained upon victory.
Shattered Worlds (m) Safe Travel through worlds in a race against the clock while defeating enemies that increase in difficulty from world to world.
Temple Trekking Temple Trekking (m) (reverse route of Burgh de Rott Ramble) Dangerous A game where players have to guide refugees from Burgh de Rott to Paterdomus for rewards. Note: If players die during this minigame, their gravestone will be placed by the refugees in Burgh de Rott.
TzHaar Fight Cave TzHaar Fight Cave (m) Safe Players fight alone against an army of TzHaar monsters. If they can defeat TzTok-Jad, they gain the sought-after fire cape. Tokkul is also awarded.
TzHaar Fight Pit icon.jpg TzHaar Fight Pit (m) Safe Players fight in a safe pit of combat in a free-for-all environment, last man standing gains a tokkul reward.

Skilling[edit | edit source]

These minigames focus on certain skills to achieve a goal. Note: (m) stands for members only.

Icon Name Classification Skill(s) Description
All Fired Up All Fired Up (m) Dangerous Firemaking Players must light beacons spread along the Wilderness edge. Each beacon has a specific Firemaking requirement, up to level 92. Completion of the quest All Fired Up is required.
Blast Furnace Blast Furnace (m) Unsafe Smithing, Strength, Agility, Crafting Players work together to keep the furnace running. The furnace halves the amount of coal needed to produce a bar when smelting.
Brimhaven Agility Arena Brimhaven Agility Arena (m) Dangerous Agility A medium-level Agility course for players. Pillars dispense tickets which can be traded in for rewards.
Fishing Trawler Fishing Trawler (m) Safe Fishing Players work together to keep a trawler afloat while keeping nets fixed in order to catch as many fish as possible.
Rogues' Den Flash Powder Factory (m) Safe Agility, Thieving A minigame that uses Agility, Thieving and Herblore, requiring players to collect the reagents for making flash powder and take them to the powder making machines, while traversing obstacles and pickpocketing other players (or being pickpocketed themselves). Reward points from the game can be swapped for experience or parts of the factory outfit.
Gnome Ball Gnome Ball (m) Unsafe Agility, Ranged A minigame where players try to pass and charge with a small ball towards a hoop to score a goal, while the defending gnomes attempt to tackle them.
Gnome Restaurant Gnome Restaurant (m) Unsafe Cooking Players deliver food to customers gnomes within a time limit, gaining unique food rewards.
Great Orb Project Great Orb Project Safe Runecrafting Two teams compete to collect orbs while preventing the other team from collecting theirs. Winners of each round gain Runecrafting rewards. One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Impetuous Impulses Impetuous Impulses (m) Safe Hunter A minigame where implings are hunted and trapped in magical jars. Rewards vary from a chisel to pieces of dragon arrows to Royal clothing.
Mage Training Arena Mage Training Arena (m) Safe Magic A minigame composed of four separate "sub-minigames". The rewards are pizazz points, exchangeable for abilities such as the Bones to Peaches spell, or items such as runes or infinity robes.
Pyramid Plunder Pyramid Plunder (m) Dangerous Thieving Advance through 8 rooms, avoiding traps, and defending yourself from the pyramid's inhabitants in an attempt to loot treasure.
Ranging minigame Ranging minigame (m) Safe Ranging A way to train Ranged which can be profitable. Players may exchange tickets earned as rewards for items, such as rune arrows.
Shifting Tombs (m) Unsafe Dungeoneering, Agility, Thieving, Construction, Crafting, Runecrafting, Prayer, Divination Gain experience in skills of your choosing by opening sarcophagi, looting treasure chests and cleansing corruption.
Sorceress's Garden Sorceress's Garden (m) Safe Thieving, Farming Players attempt to sneak around watchful elementals guarding their gardens to pick Sq'irk fruits or herbs.
Trouble Brewing Trouble Brewing (m) Safe Multiple skills Two teams compete as each try to brew the most bottles of 'rum'. Experience in a variety of skills can be earned for performing the many tasks needed in the process of 'rum' production.
Vinesweeper Vinesweeper (m) Safe Farming A minesweeper-like game where players are rewarded with farming experience or seeds.

Combat and skilling[edit | edit source]

These minigames feature both combat and the use of skills. All minigames in this section are members only.

Icon Name Classification Skill(s) Description
Shades of Mort'ton Shades of Mort'ton (m) Dangerous Crafting, Firemaking, and combat. Build up a temple and defend it from attacking shades, and venture into the shady catacombs beneath Mort'ton, reaping the monetary gains.
Stealing Creation Stealing Creation (m) Safe All skills except Farming, Slayer, Firemaking, Dungeoneering, and Divination. A team-based minigame where teams compete for the most points. Players make and use armour and weaponry to engage in combat, or gain further points through item creation and refinement.
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup (m) Dangerous Woodcutting and combat Players help clean up the village of Tai Bwo Wannai, while encountering monsters, earning the village currency of trading sticks as reward.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Other minigames that can be played and do not fit into the above categories. Note: (m) stands for members only.

Icon Name Classification Description
Burthorpe Games Room Burthorpe Games Room Safe A room where players can compete in various board games.One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza icon.png Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza Safe A maze where players have to survive as long as possible, running between two safe zones. Any player who fails is turned into a gorilla.One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
Heist (m) Safe A team of robbers try to secure loot undetected while another team of guards attempt to uncover and arrest the robbers before time runs out.
Player-owned port (m) Safe Players manage the day-to-day affairs of their own fleet of ships, to explore the Wushanko Isles for exotic items and rewards. To participate in this minigame, at least level 90 is required in any of Construction, Cooking, Hunter, Fishing, Slayer, Runecrafting, Herblore, Prayer, Thieving, Dungeoneering, Divination or Agility.
Rogue Trader Rogue Trader (m) Unsafe Players barter with Ali Morrisane. The rewards include "cheap" runes, clothes, and blackjacks.

See also[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Minigames were renamed activities in March 2010. However, Jagex slowly began to call them minigames again throughout 2011 and as such they are called minigames again.
  • An update in January 2012 caused the death mechanic of the overworld to spill over into minigames, and as a result many players lost millions of gold pieces in equipment when they died in "safe" minigames, respawned at their default points outside the minigames, and were unable to reenter the minigame to retrieve their equipment from their gravestones. As Jagex did not agree to a rollback, this is the single most damaging glitch in minigames in all of RuneScape's history.