In FamilyGO, challenges are activities that children can do to earn gold coins. These can be daily chores, practicing good habits, new learning activities and more. In the beginning, you will be setup with the Starter Pack, which is a collection of standard chores that can fit most families. However, most families will want customize the challenge list. To do this, tap the Crown button in the upper right of the main screen to open the Game Master menu, then select Challenges.
You will see a screen like this:
If you have more than one child, you will see multiple dark grey tabs along the top. Family will be selected by default. The challenges selected on this tab will apply to everyone in the family.
Challenges on the child tabs only apply to that child. If a child has a challenge that is already in the Family list, the child challenge will override the family challenge.
One this screen, the Challenges and Max Earnings numbers are important for you to monitor. You want to know how much a child can earn each week so you can price your rewards appropriately. I'll cover more on that later in Rewards which is next topic.
The next interesting item here is the challenge balance bars which give you a picture of how many challenges of each type you have scheduled. The Starter Pack is very well balanced having nearly the same number of challenges of each type scheduled for the week. It's not imperative that this chart be perfectly balanced because you may want to focus your children on a particular area or group of areas. So just use it as a guide and don't get too hung up on making it perfect. Your children will still be able to achieve balance in their game because you are setting your own definition of balance with your challenge list selection here.
As you can see, FamilyGO has 7 types of challenges. These challenge types are used to categorize activities, to get parents and kids to think about the differences of each activity type, and used to encourage kids to be balanced individuals. A key aspect of FamilyGO is keeping the Balance Wheel in balance by doing all challenge types. A happy and balanced Balance Wheel gives bonuses much faster that an out of balance wheel.
The 7 Challenge Types
Movement - gets children up and moving, using large muscle groups, doing physical activity, exercising and having fun.
Hands On - gets children using their hands, working on their fine motor skills, improving their eye/hand coordination.
Creative - gets children creating new things, using their imagination, and coming up with new ideas.
Logic - gets children thinking logically, doing something related to math or science, finding a better strategy, solving a puzzle.
Reading - gets children developing the essential skill of reading.
Social - gets children working with others, learning how to be a good team mate, learning how to lead.
Giving - gets children finding ways to be charible and to give back to family, friends and community.
Parents select a list of challenges or challenge packs for their children to do each week. FamilyGO has a large number of challenges to choose from which simplifies the selection process and give you insight into what's popular with other families. Challenges Packs are carefully packaged challenges that further simplify the selection process.
Each challenge in the list can be further adjusted by tapping the panel. In the dialog that appears, you can adjust the schedule by day of week or by days per week, and adjust the gold earnings your children will get for completing the challenge.
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