Zynga has just released in FrontierVille and brand new and innovative feature: the Groundhog Trap, based on the Groundhog Day event (in the US, on the 2nd of February, Phil the Groundhog gets out of his hole and if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter). Either way, this was mostly for the new mission series – but we’re here to focus on the FrontierVille Groundhog Trap and I have a guide for you with everything you need to know about it!
First of all, you will need to purchase your Groundhog Trap from the Market – it costs 1,900 coins and after you place it, no whacks are required, but help from your friends to complete the trap, as you can see below.
So, as you can see in the image above you need 5 of each of the following items: Tin Sheet, Screw, Bait (get them via wall posts) and Stick, Rope, Crate Box (get them by asking friends directly).
How does the Groundhog Trap work in FrontierVille?
The fun part only now begins! After completing the groundhog trap, it is ready to use. Initially, the trap has an area of 5 by 5 squares and it catches any groundhog that appears within that area. You can view the effective radius of the Groundhog Trap by clicking ‘View Area’ sub-menu. You must set it to work – at the cost of one energy – and you must remember to set it again after a groundhog is caught.
Once you catch a Groundhog with the Trap, there is a small chance that you get a Frontier Phil or Frontier Fred animal (the shadow or no-shadow groundhogs). You will also be allowed to share it with your neighbors or claim them from wall posts as well!
How to Upgrade the Groundhog Trap in FrontierVille?
Since the 5 squares radius is not enough for you, you can upgrade your traps to a 8 squares radius with the help of your friends: you need a crew of six people to upgrade it and it works in a similar matter to the Barbershop upgrade.
And here is a Tip for capturing groundhogs: place more Groundhog Traps on your homestead to increase the chances of getting the groundhog right after it appears!
Do you like this new Groundhog Trap feature?