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Minigames

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Current rotation
HeistNow!
Trouble Brewing16 Oct
Castle Wars19 Oct
Pest Control22 Oct
Soul Wars25 Oct
Fist of Guthix28 Oct
Barbarian Assault31 Oct
Conquest3 Nov
Fishing Trawler6 Nov
The Great Orb Project9 Nov
Flash Powder Factory12 Nov
Castle Wars15 Nov
Stealing Creation18 Nov
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza21 Nov
Heist24 Nov
Mobilising Armies27 Nov
Barbarian Assault30 Nov
Conquest3 Dec
Fist of Guthix6 Dec
Castle Wars9 Dec
Pest Control12 Dec
Soul Wars15 Dec
Fishing Trawler18 Dec
The Great Orb Project21 Dec
Flash Powder Factory24 Dec
Stealing Creation27 Dec
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza30 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

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.

Safe

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:

Dangerous

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:

Unsafe

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:

Combat

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

Icon Name Classification Description
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Barbarian Assault
Barbarian Assault (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe A team of five, fight 10 waves of penance creatures and the Penance queen, or the Penance King on hard mode.
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Barrows
Barrows (m) Redskull.png Dangerous Fight the six - eight Barrows Brothers to earn Barrows equipment.
Bounty Hunter (m) Redskull.png Dangerous Defeat your targeted opponent and loot their equipment. Earn and upgrade Bounty emblems to cash in for various rewards.
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Temple Trekking
Burgh de Rott Ramble (m) (reverse route of Temple Trekking) Redskull.png 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.
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Castle Wars
Castle Wars (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe A competitive game of Capture the Flag in which two teams try to bring the opponent's flag back to their base.
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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.
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Conquest
Conquest (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe, although items can be lost if the player chooses to stake. Outflank and outmaneuver your opponent on a Void Knight battlefield.
Deathmatch (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Fight your opponents to death with the help of power ups and super power ups.
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Dominion Tower (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Fight previously defeated foes and advance upward through the tower to gain Dominion Factor.
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Duel Arena
Duel Arena Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Fist of Guthix
Fist of Guthix Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Mage Arena
Mage Arena Redskull.png 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.
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Mobilising Armies
Mobilising Armies (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Control an army and defeat opponents in RuneScape's real-time strategy game.
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Pest Control
Pest Control (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Soul Wars
Soul Wars (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe PvP team-based Slayer minigame where teams compete to kill the opponents avatar, with self-chosen rewards gained upon victory.
Shattered Worlds (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Travel through worlds in a race against the clock while defeating enemies that increase in difficulty from world to world.
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Temple Trekking
Temple Trekking (m) (reverse route of Burgh de Rott Ramble) Redskull.png 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.
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TzHaar Fight Cave
TzHaar Fight Cave (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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TzHaar Fight Pit (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Players fight in a safe pit of combat in a free-for-all environment, last man standing gains a tokkul reward.

Skilling

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

Icon Name Classification Skill(s) Description
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All Fired Up
All Fired Up (m) Redskull.png 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.
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Blast Furnace
Blast Furnace (m) Danger sign.png 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.
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Brimhaven Agility Arena
Brimhaven Agility Arena (m) Redskull.png Dangerous Agility A medium-level Agility course for players. Pillars dispense tickets which can be traded in for rewards.
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Fishing Trawler
Fishing Trawler (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Fishing Players work together to keep a trawler afloat while keeping nets fixed in order to catch as many fish as possible.
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Rogues' Den
Flash Powder Factory (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Gnome Ball
Gnome Ball (m) Danger sign.png 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.
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Gnome Restaurant
Gnome Restaurant (m) Danger sign.png Unsafe Cooking Players deliver food to customers gnomes within a time limit, gaining unique food rewards.
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Great Orb Project
Great Orb Project Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Impetuous Impulses
Impetuous Impulses (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Mage Training Arena
Mage Training Arena (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Pyramid Plunder
Pyramid Plunder (m) Redskull.png Dangerous Thieving Advance through 8 rooms, avoiding traps, and defending yourself from the pyramid's inhabitants in an attempt to loot treasure.
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Ranging minigame
Ranging minigame (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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) Danger sign.png 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.
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Sorceress's Garden
Sorceress's Garden (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Thieving, Farming Players attempt to sneak around watchful elementals guarding their gardens to pick Sq'irk fruits or herbs.
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Trouble Brewing
Trouble Brewing (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Vinesweeper
Vinesweeper (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe Farming A minesweeper-like game where players are rewarded with farming experience or seeds.

Combat and skilling

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

Icon Name Classification Skill(s) Description
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Shades of Mort'ton
Shades of Mort'ton (m) Redskull.png 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.
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Stealing Creation
Stealing Creation (m) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup (m) Redskull.png 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

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

Icon Name Classification Description
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Burthorpe Games Room
Burthorpe Games Room Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png Safe A room where players can compete in various board games.One of the seven free-to-play minigames.
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Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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) Bandages (Fist of Guthix).png 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.
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Rogue Trader
Rogue Trader (m) Danger sign.png Unsafe Players barter with Ali Morrisane. The rewards include "cheap" runes, clothes, and blackjacks.

See also

Trivia

  • 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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