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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.
Manual Activites
Current rotation
Trouble BrewingNow!
Castle Wars22 Oct
Pest Control25 Oct
Soul Wars28 Oct
Fist of Guthix31 Oct
Barbarian Assault3 Nov
Conquest6 Nov
Fishing Trawler9 Nov
The Great Orb Project12 Nov
Flash Powder Factory15 Nov
Castle Wars18 Nov
Stealing Creation21 Nov
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza24 Nov
Heist27 Nov
Mobilising Armies30 Nov
Barbarian Assault3 Dec
Conquest6 Dec
Fist of Guthix9 Dec
Castle Wars12 Dec
Pest Control15 Dec
Soul Wars18 Dec
Fishing Trawler21 Dec
The Great Orb Project24 Dec
Flash Powder Factory27 Dec
Stealing Creation30 Dec
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza2 Jan
Heist5 Jan
Next: 3 days (wrong?)

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 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/dangerousEdit

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 would still be lost as in Dangerous minigames.

SafeEdit

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. However, if players are poisoned outside the minigame area, and then do not cure themselves when entering the area, they can still die from the poison. In such cases, players will receive a gravestone. On the wiki, most safe minigames will show a Safe banner at the top of the page, like this:

Bandages (Fist of Guthix)
This is a safe activity.
If you die, you will not lose any of your items.

DangerousEdit

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

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

UnsafeEdit

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 would only be caused by means outside of the minigame itself, such as accidentally engaging in combat which is not meant to be a part of the minigame. However, if death occurs while playing an unsafe minigame, items 'will be lost upon death, the same as playing a dangerous minigame. On the wiki, unsafe minigames will show this banner at the top of the page:

Danger sign
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.

CombatEdit

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 icon 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 icon 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 icon 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 icon 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.
Mg clanwars Clan Wars Depends on setting Gather a clan and battle against one another. One of the five 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 icon 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 Dominion Tower (m) Safe Fight previously defeated foes and advance upward through the tower to gain Dominion Factor.
Duel Arena icon 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 five 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 icon 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 five free-to-play minigames.
Mage Arena icon Mage Arena (m) 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.
Mobilising Armies icon Mobilising Armies (m) Safe Control an army and defeat opponents in RuneScape's real-time strategy game.
Pest Control icon 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.
Mg soulwars 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 icon 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 icon 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 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.

SkillingEdit

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 (minigame) icon 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 icon 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 icon Brimhaven Agility Arena (m) Dangerous Agility A medium-level Agility course for players. Pillars dispense tickets which can be traded in for rewards.
Mg fishingtrawler 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.
Mg roguesden 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.
Mg gnomeball 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.
Mg gnomerestaurant Gnome Restaurant (m) Unsafe Cooking Players deliver food to customers gnomes within a time limit, gaining unique food rewards.
Mg orbproject 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 five free-to-play minigames.
Mg impetuousimpulses 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.
Mg magetraining 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.
Mg pyramidplunder 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.
Mg ranging 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.
Mg sorceressesgarden Sorceress's Garden (m) Safe Thieving, Farming Players attempt to sneak around watchful elementals guarding their gardens to pick Sq'irk fruits or herbs.
Mg troublebrewing 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.
Mg vinesweeper Vinesweeper (m) Safe Farming A minesweeper-like game where players are rewarded with farming experience or seeds.

Combat and skillingEdit

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

Icon Name Classification Skill(s) Description
Mg shadesofmortton 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.
Mg stealingcreation 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.
Mg taibwo 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.

MiscellaneousEdit

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

Icon Name Classification Description
Mg gamesroom Burthorpe Games Room Safe A room where players can compete in various board games.
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza icon 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.
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.
Mg roguetrader Rogue Trader (m) Unsafe Players barter with Ali Morrisane. The rewards include "cheap" runes, clothes, and blackjacks.

See alsoEdit

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

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