Best Of 2017 Week 1 Overview!!!

Welcome to Russia, where the bears unicycle and the red flag is still flying high…. or perhaps you’d rather pass and just reach for the vodka and join me in Quahog instead where we’re getting a peak behind the iron curtain for the latest event.  

Yes, it’s time for the event many of you have been waiting for, the  Best Of 2017.


17th January at 3PM PST


Remember to collect from your North Pole Credit Union today if you purchased it.

if you played the Santa Griffin Is Coming To Town you should have been awarded a Christmas Tree from the event.

An event with a hint of Russian and Unicycle Riding Bears, just what I asked for HERE, well almost.

I know many of you are just starting to see the event and thinking unless you’ve got a plethora of the Rocky Times In Quahog characters then this is going to be very difficult. I agree, I’m playing through things and will be feeding back thoughts to TinyCo. But I think best way to proceed is decide what you want from the event and concentrate on that, that means you may choose to ignore the new characters Mrs Giant Chicken and concentrate on a returning character instead.






I’m not personally experiencing any with this update on IOS. If you are having any issues let me know in the comments.


Addicts Area
Main Questline – Ghosts Of 2017s Past
Week 1 Questions & Answers


Ghosts of 2017s Past

And here’s a snippet to get you started.

Part 1

Learn About The Event
Have Peter Reminisce About 2017 (10secs)
Build Giant Chicken Coup ($100)

Part 2

Unlock Boxer Peter (free)
Have Boxer Peter See Stars (4hrs)

Part 3

Unlock Blunderlips Chris (requires 6 Championship Belts & 6 Red Stars)
Send A Spy To Catch A Salmon (3hrs, 4hrs or 8hrs depending on character task)
Bait A Unicycle Riding Bear With A Salmon


Mrs Giant Chicken (Character): You’ll be directed to place her for unlocking at Pt 1 of the main Questline Ghosts Of 2017s Past. You have until the end of the event to unlock her.
210 Red Stars (Always): Boxer Peter See Stars, Clear Unicycle Riding Bear
4 Giant Eggs (Always): Russian Bot Center
7 Chicken Feathers (Common): Mail Order Bride Post Office


 Boxer Peter (Character Costume): If you don’t already have him you’ll be directed to create him for free in Al Harrington’s at Pt. 2 of the main Questline Ghosts Of 2017s Past. Has 4 hour task to drop 1 Red Star.

Blunderlips Chris (Character Costume): If you don’t already have him you’ll be directed to collect items to unlock him in Al Harrington’s at Pt. 3 of the main Questline Ghosts Of 2017s Past. Has 8 hour task with a chance to drop 1 Salmon.
6 Championship Belts: Meg Get Pity Awards, Joe Train Like A Champion
6 Red Stars: Boxer Peter See Stars, Clear Unicycle Riding Bear

 Apollo Creed (Character): Costs 190 Clams

As well as the above look out for this motley crew….


Yes, you will also find various returning characters and costumes from the Rocky Times In Quahog event in your store to buy for Red Stars, these include Ivan Drago, Deirdre Jackson, Clubber Lang, Rocky, Boxer Stewie, Boxer Lois. Who you will see will depend on what characters you already have. All have tasks to help drop Salmon. These characters are only available to buy during Week 1 of the event and will disappear from your store when you trigger the Week 2 main Questline next week.

There are other returning characters available to win in the Best Of 2017 Part 1 Mystery Box, I’ll cover this fully below.


Mail Order Brides: Chance Drop of 1 Giant Feather every 6hrs
Cost~ 20’Hammers

Russian Bot Center: Always drops of 1 Giant Egg every 3hrs
Cost~ 52 Hammers


Russian Troll: No drops
Cost~ 30 Hammers


Box Of Salmon – 203  Gets you 4 Salmon


 Red Stars (Always) – Get from Boxer Peter See Stars, Clear Unicycle Riding Bear

 Hammers (Always) –  Get from clearing Unicycle Riding Bear


 Salmon (Uncommon) – Get from Boxer Stewie Refuse To Eat Yucky Food (3hrs), Dedrie Jackson Order Fish (3hrs), Clubber Lang Get His Omega 3 (3hrs), Ivan Drago Eat GeneticallybModifued Fish (3hrs), Boxer Lois Prepare Dinner (4hrs), Rocky Tenderize Fish (4hrs)!, Blunderlips Chris Buy A Pet Fish (8hrs)


Costs 45 Red Stars per try. What you will see will depend on what characters and costumes you already have as these as this is full of returning content.

Burlesque Peter (Costume) – click here for details
Tiger Brian (Costume) – click here for details
Playwright Stewie (Costume) – click here for details
Lifeguard Lois (Costume) – click here for details
Sam (Character) – click here for details
Pusher Mort (Costume) – click here for details
Burlesque Peter (Character Costume) – click here for details
Principal Shepherd (Character) – click here for details
Jetpack Joe (Costume) – click here for details
Al Harrington (Character) – click here for details


You will trigger them and learn about them at Part 3 of the main Questline Best of 2017s Past. You will find them wandering your sidewalks and you will need to use a Salmon to clear them.

Basically to bait (clear) them Tap on a Bear that’s wandering  around, this will bring up the targeting screen showing you need a Salmon to clear them, it will also show you the rewards.

Simply drag the Salmon over a Bear until it’s targeted in the green circle, the Bear will turn purple, then tap the Chechmark to clear it.

 Salmon (Uncommon) – Get from Boxer Stewie Refuse To Eat Yucky Food (3hrs), Dedrie Jackson Order Fish (3hrs), Clubber Lang Get His Omega 3 (3hrs), Ivan Drago Eat GeneticallybModifued Fish (3hrs), Boxer Lois Prepare Dinner (4hrs), Rocky Tenderize Fish (4hrs)!, Blunderlips Chris Buy A Pet Fish (8hrs)

Task Time: Instant

Chance Payout:
4 Red Stars  (Always)
1 Hammer (Always)
xp (Always)
$35 (Always)

Spawn: A few times a day up to a MAX of 10 at a time on your game play screen

There you have the overall basics to get you started through the first week of the Best of 2017s Past Event. Where are you so far? Anything particular you like the most? Suggestions or tips to fellow players? Let us know.

~Russian Tigger

77 responses to “Best Of 2017 Week 1 Overview!!!

  1. Is any one character better than the rest? I mean, if it comes down to it, should I get Clubber, Ivan, or Boxer Stewie? Which will work better for this event in any possible way? Will any of them perform any needed tasks in week 2? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


    • No way of knowing if any use in Week 2. You can hold off spending until Week 2 launches and look here see what’s on offer


    • Just one thought for you… Stewie, while cute, is a costume, while Clubber and Ivan are full characters. I am going for characters first (and suspect most people will, except RT! ;-)), but if you like costumes, Stewie is the logical choice.


      • Agree, characters over costumes, apart from when it’s Stewie. Especially as rare get chance of one freemium, he’s premium so often.


  2. Giancarlo Coppola

    I won a character with the mystery box and then my game closed and now I can’t find the character!!


    • If it was a character check your inventory, if it was a costume check Als, if nothing showing check if you actually spent the 45 Red Flags, or if you got them back as the game crashing meant your mystery box try didn’t register. If it did take your Red a Flags but no prize contact TinyCo


  3. My Family Guy keeps freezing. My game is level 89.


    • Have you tried the advice on our crashing and freezing game post? If your game is saved to an account you can also try a clean install


  4. Do you think I should spend the 75 stars on one of the tier 1 characters since the salmon drops are so infrequent? It’s just taking so long to rack them up!!


  5. Christopher Carter

    Is Boxer Stewie a character or costume? If its a costume, then I’ll get it last.


  6. Apollo Creed is now in the game, drops salmons, and the drops seem to be better…

    Plus, the Christmas tree is free in the store…


  7. Apollo just popped up as a clam purchase for me and said he had a fish task. I grabbed him but there is no task for fish at level 1. There are tasks that will become available at levels 3 and 6. Hopefully those drop fish or they forgot to add the task.


    • Task is Go For Sushin and is done at The Founding Father so make sure you have it out


    • Hi Sunshine. I got the Apollo Creed pop up too. I got him since his salmon task is 3 hrs. I haven’t experienced any issues with his task. It appears as the second task for me since the first one is his character quest task. I’ll get the name of the task & post it later. Hope this helps. Good luck.


  8. I received a pop up at start up of the game that Apollo Creed was returning to the ring in the game and had a task as a tier 1 character to get salmon but I do not see the task. Has anyone else received this pop up and maybe thought to take a screen shot or do you know when this task will be available and as always RT, thank you for all you do.


    • Contacted Tiny Co with same question and there response:

      Thanks for reporting this! This is a known issue we are currently looking into. I’ve passed your information to the team, and we hope to have a fix soon. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!


    • It’s sorted, the task is Go For Sushi, make sure you have the Founding Father restaurant out


  9. I just purchased Apollo creed for 190 clams, there’s a new offer saying he’s s tier 1 character and he can collect salmon every 3 hours.
    Got him and there’s no 3 hour task for salmon.
    What a waste of clams. I’ve contacted tiny co but no reply yet.


  10. i just got a pop-up about Apollo Creed for 190 clams and i bought him bcz they said hes tier 1 and will help with Salmons but I didn’t find his Salmon Task !!!!!!!!!! anyway i dont regret buying him cuz i love him ….


  11. all i want from this event is sam and the principal luckly there is only 3 items in my mystery box and the rate im going i might be able to get everything before week one ends….


  12. I just realized none of my stars are counting toward Mrs. Chicken.. I’m still at 0/210 but I’ve collected enough for Chris, Lois and Rocky..


  13. Do you know if red stars are only used in week 1, or will they carry over? I’m trying you determine if I afield spend them or hoard them.


    • They will carry over but I don’t know if just to use for week 1 mystery box or if we will use them for week 2 as well.


  14. The game completely freezes up on me after about 10 seconds of it loading. Haven’t been able to do anything so far. My WiFi is fine, and all other games run as normal. Really frustrating!


  15. I only have Boxer Peter and Blunderlips Chris. Peter only drops 1 star every 4 hours and Chris may drop a salmon every 8 hours. Going to be a fun event 😐

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  16. RT, what triggers the Week 2 content so that I’ll know what not to trigger until I manage to unlock all characters of this week?


    • Completing this weeks main Questline, I’m still completing it but I should have it up today or tomorrow so you’ll be able to see where you can delay your progress if necessary.


      • Surely week 2 won’t trigger immediately upon completion of the week 1 quest line?
        This has never been the case before.


        • No, but people are asking how delay triggering week 2 – not completing week 1 quest line is a possible way to do it but hard tell with this event


          • Well to complete Part 7 you have to “make Mrs Giant Chicken pace” so there’s no danger of accidentally triggering week 2 until you’ve finished the chicken and sent in on a task!


  17. isn’t Apollo creed used for anything.


  18. I am having that frame problem on my facebook for this quest. The problem is the controls surrounding the game (including quest lines, sound on/off, enlarge/shrink, experience points/clams/money) doesn’t frame in the game but covers only a portion of the screen. It’s annoying and I am not sure how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated.


    • It’s an ongoing problem that TinyCo are aware of, I’m not sure there’s anything you can do yourself I’m afraid


  19. 1 hammer drop per salmon is VERY stupid.


  20. nice to see an event where you can use previous characters and have the option to acquire the ones you dont have. I wish they would find a use for the tan lines currency and building tho…

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  21. Part 4 of quest line is to collect 5 hammers and obtain building Mail Order Brides


  22. the ones i don’t have are Brian , Stewie , Peter , Mort and Principal .. but i think I’m gonna go for Diedre first since these don’t help with the event .. and i don’t really care for them , except Playright Stewie (Tony Dovolani) .. a little bit …


  23. I already have all the Rocky characters and boxer skins, so hopefully Week 1 will be easy for me.

    One thing, though: With the Christmas event over and no more clams coming from the credit union, I wanted to put it into inventory and free up some land to place another building needed in future events. When I try to do this, a bubble appears at the top of the screen with Peter’s face on the left, and text on the right. The text reads, “This is too important to put away!” You can’t ignore it and out it away, anyway, either. Any idea why we need to keep the credit union on the playspace? If it’s so important, why was it an optional purchase via clams? If it’s essential to the game, you’d think they’d have made it a building you HAD to acquire in the Christmas Event, like Victor’s Secret or Your Junk in the Trunk or Yiddish Candle.


  24. no tasks for tiger brian ?


  25. Not sure how much I will get as I only have Chris for collecting salmon and his task is twice as long as the other characters. An 8hr task with a drop rate of uncommon seems a bit unfair in a mini event.


  26. shocked to see salmon dropping only 1/3 times! To me, these are the worst kind of events, so little to do.


  27. Is your free xmas tree really tiny cause mine is extremely small compared to the tree of the event hub area?


  28. Guess Tiny Co forgot about Apollo Creed, cannot see any task for him and do not see him in your list of returning characters.


  29. From what I can tell so far I can’t play because I don’t have any boxing characters so I can’t get salmon either which is the only way to get Stars to get more boxing characters to get salmon to get stars to get boxers. stuck outside the loop


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