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7 Ways To Get Goods In CityVille

CityVilleThe social game, CityVille has taken Facebook by storm even overtaking the popular Farmville along the way. On its first day of launch, the game attracted about 100,000 players and that number has risen incredibly to over 80 million today. Furthermore, on January 2, 2011, CityVille also attained the status as the game with the most active monthly users ever for an application on Facebook. Such achievements must make its manufacturers, Zynga, very proud.

However, one of the most frequently asked questions particularly from new CityVille players is usually related to how to get goods to sell on the game. This is particularly important because the more goods they have, the more their chances of selling and making coins which can be used to purchase various things that potentially generate more income for example, farm plots, crops, buildings, stores etc. To answer this question, there are seven major ways of increasing the amount of goods available to you on CityVille as shown below.

  1. Farm Plots: Buy farm plots and grow as many crops as possible. Harvested crops are a great source of goods for players.
  2. Boats and Cruise Ships: The use of boats is also an important way of supplying goods to your town from over the sea.
  3. Trains: Trains can be used to buy goods when there are shortages.
  4. Collections: You can trade complete collections for goods in some cases.
  5. Neighbours: Crops can also be harvests crops when visiting your neighbours.
  6. Factory: Use your factory to get factory/premium goods. help out in factory and earn bonus goods.
  7. Volunteering: When you volunteer to help out in other people’s factory, you will usually earn bonus goods.

So then, there you have it. If you do the above and use your goods wisely, your chances of getting bored of CityVille will reduce as you will have more to spend, buy and build.

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  1. Luqman

    April 21, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I used to hear about games on facabook, but I have never play any game on it before.

  2. Khan

    April 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I never played online or offline games. I have only experience of SEO and web programmer

  3. Vivian

    April 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

    I’ve never played Farmville nor Cityville before but I heard many people are really addicted to them. Probably what makes it tick is you are being a “creator” and do all the managing and controlling of your city.

  4. Henway

    April 22, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I don’t play Facebook games but I’m actually developing a social game that awards badges and points based on good behavior in real life.

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:26 pm

      Cool. Do let us know when your project is finished.

  5. mine

    April 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

    These tips really sound interesting but i am not in to playing this game so cant tell how beneficial they are. One thing that i realized a lot of times that behind the success of many products are services its the element of applications and games which played key role to improve their market value, whether its facebook, Android tablets, iphone or any other known play book.

  6. arthurmasons999

    April 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Hi there,
    nice article. Social gaming definitely opens the door to a new market. Big part of Social Media Gaming is their ease of use. Clearly, these Facebook games, are not targeted to “gamers”, but I can see how they designed these games to be addictive.
    Regards. Arthur

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      Usually, a lot of times success in these situations is determined by how many times you can get users to come back. That is one aspect which I must confess, they actually do very well.

  7. kuptan

    April 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I will check this game. To play online game is the best source to increase your thinking power.

  8. Brad Richards

    April 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I did get addicted to Farmville a while back but I stopped. The goal of the game is to earn as much money as you can to enlarge and improve your homestead. It was so challenging that for a while there I was obsessed. I stopped because my farm eventually got so big it became so tedious to keep harvesting and selling. Also, I got so much stuff that I ran out of space and ended up with a farm that looked so cluttered.
    Now, I have to admit that Cityville has all the makings of a new addiction (Zynga, you did it again!) I did play it and I found it rather engrossing. However, it noticeably operates on the same mechanics as Farmville, so unless Zynga manages to add certain complexities as we go along, I predict that I would get bored with it by this time next month.

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

      If you have lots of neighbours, then it may not be long before you get bored as you would likely complete most of the tasks pretty quickly. I gave it a go and was surprised at how easy it was to get to level 55 in less than two weeks.

  9. Nick

    April 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Finally a game to overtake FarmVille (they need more competition).

    Not really my cup of tea though.. i try to keep away from facebook games – they get far too addictive.

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      Lol. A lot of people have the same opinion.

  10. Jenyy

    April 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Amazing how a lot of technologies seem to converge: games with social network! Who would have thought of that?

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      I know. The relationship appears to be quite complementary though

  11. alex

    April 29, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I am not fun of playing this game,but a lot of my friends in my facebook giving me a request to join in this game. They said that cityville is fun so I am going to check and try this game. Thanks for the tips. 🙂

    • Admin

      April 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      If you are into social games then it’s definitely worth giving a go.

  12. Mira

    August 4, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Oh the problem is I don’t have enough neighbors. Everyone else is playing Farmville!

    Thanks for the guide though. 🙂

  13. Jason

    September 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm


    Just got done reading your article, it was actually a good read. I have SO many friends on the game that rather be in my city and help, I have gotten kind of lazy and stop doing the grunt work myself.

    Production in my city would cease if they quit. LOL.

    Take Care,

  14. Alan Rubin

    October 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Article sound quite interesting to me. In fact, Cityville is a game where the competition is so high and everyone wants to quickly level up!! It makes it necessary to search and implement each and every tips and tricks you found on the way and that’s really what makes sense sharing such useful information. Thanks

  15. Crescent

    May 24, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I always grab friends that have a ton of farm plots in their city. Keeps my lovely commercial buildings nice and stocked.

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