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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 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.

All the minigames currently available in RuneScape are listed below, each with a short description and a link to the main article.

Safe/DangerousEdit

Minigames are classified as either Safe or Dangerous depending on whether items are or are not kept on death.

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 if/when 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. Some minigames can also be dangerous while travelling to it, while safe inside. Before the Wilderness and Free Trade update, going to minigames located in the Wilderness, such as Fist of Guthix and Clan Wars, could be dangerous, as there were Revenants roaming the Wilderness. Revenants were removed on 1 February 2011, because the Wilderness was made PvP again.

DangerousEdit

Items will be lost upon death, and depending on the minigame, you may or may not get a gravestone.

Player versus player/monsterEdit

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 fights waves of penance creatures and the penance queen.
Barrows icon Barrows (m) Dangerous Fight the six/seven Barrows Brothers to earn Barrows equipment.
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.
Crucible (m) Dangerous Defeat your targeted opponent and loot their equipment. Crucible is the successor of Bounty Hunter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

SkillEdit

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) Low danger from heat pump damage if done incorrectly 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 gnomeball Gnome Ball (m) Dangerous (players may take a small amount of damage that could result in death) 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) Safe (possibly involves travel past aggressive monsters) 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.
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 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 (involves travelling past aggressive monsters) 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 skillEdit

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 (items obtained within the game will be lost) 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 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 Fishing, Slayer, Runecrafting, Herblore, Prayer, Thieving, Dungeoneering, Divination or Agility.
Mg ratpits Rat Pits (m) Dangerous to the life of the cat, not to the life of the player Players can train their cats to be a wily cat in these arenas of battle between cats and mice.
Mg roguetrader Rogue Trader (m) Safe (death is possible when travelling in the desert) Players barter with Ali Morrisane. The rewards include "cheap" runes, clothes, and blackjacks.

Training areas similar to minigamesEdit

The following training areas are not official minigames designated by Jagex, despite having some aspects in common with them. Note: (m) stands for members only.

Name Classification Skill(s) Description
Herblore Habitat (m) Safe Farming, Herblore, Hunter Farm and make potions to enable you to hunt jadinkos.
Jadinko Lair (m) Dangerous Slayer, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Fletching Help the Jadinko Queen rid the lair of mutated jadinkos.
Living Rock Caverns (m) Dangerous Mining, Fishing Mine concentrated rocks for fast Mining experience, or fish cavefish and rocktails using living minerals.
Lava Flow Mine (m) Low danger from possessed pickaxes Mining, Smithing Gain Mining experience and the possibility to obtain the Golden mining suit.
Livid Farm (m) Safe Magic, Farming, Crafting, Agility, Construction Help Pauline out on her farm and unlock extra Lunar spells.
Sawmill training (m) Safe Woodcutting Fast Woodcutting experience without any further rewards.
Artisans Workshop Safe Smithing Create burial armour and ceremonial swords using ingots.
Creature Creation (m) Dangerous Combat Create mutant hybrids and kill them for drops.
Runespan Safe Runecrafting Siphon rune energy from creatures and nodes.
The Nexus Safe Prayer Use corruption from The Nexus for purification and banish the Grotesque.

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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