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2012 Great Winter Hunt Guide


Last Updated: 25/12/2012

– Added Greedy AI Guide

The long waited event of the year had finally started. The Great Winter Hunt had commenced starting on 11th of December.

Background Story

Long ago, a little mouse called Albert had his heart broken repeatedly by Santa when he asked and asked for presents every year, but never received them. This continued year after year until finally he decided he’d had enough, and would get his own presents from then on!

Hunters have been reporting sightings of a confused-looking mouse with a mailbag, handing out old letters of Al’s. Each has a clue to an old toy that he wanted and didn’t get. If we can just re-create that toy — or a reasonable version of it — and give it to him, perhaps we can warm his heart enough to get him to see joy again!

Entering the Event Area

To enter to the area you will first need to catch the Confused Courier Mouse at any location with any cheese. It also drops a “Letter to Santa, Age 12”. With this letter you will now able to travel to Gnawnia Region’s MegaBuy Mart.

First Glance Upon Entering


Upon entering to the event area, you will notice the Head Up Display (HUD). The HUD has a few dates on it with a hint underneath saying “Hunt with Festive Feta to find Confused Courier mice and Toy Parts!” This clearly hinted us that we should use Festive Feta cheese to hunt mice in this location to start collecting more “letters” from the Confused Courier Mice and toy parts.


Next thing you might notice is there is a calendar (bottom left) that you may click on, which will show you a more clear representation of the dates that the new mice will appear. From guessing right now each new appear mouse will drop different toy parts. So keep track of those dates on the calendar!

Second Glance Upon Entering

Upon entering the new event area, the 2nd thing you should check out is the Shops.


From checking out the TrapSmith you would realise that all the GWH trap skins from last year are again available this year. Also you will see there is a NEW TRAP that is available for purchase. It’s the Wrapped Gift Trap!


As you can see you will need 6 different toys and 100 Ice Coins with 150k gold to purchase. This clearly sets the main goal for you right now! Collect the toys that are made from toy parts and Ice Coins while you are hunting for the parts.

Note: The new trap is possibly not the final form! This physical trap is a pay back gift for the 12 year old that hates Santa. According to the information below!

When you have all the toys completed, you can use the toys you created plus the Ice Coins the mice have been dropping to buy the Wrapped Gift Trap, which you can use to give Greedy Al his presents! Your reward will be an exceedingly special trap, unique from all other traps in the game!

General Store

The General Store is same as last year, full of supplies for all the areas, which all can be traded with Ice Coins. However this year they added 2 “REAL ITEMS” that you could buy with gold and both is at a ridiculous high cost!


Another surprise I had found is that there is a special “Winter Hunt Theme” item you can purchase at General Store (at the end of the list). This can be used just like the Halloween theme we gotten before! (for the journal)


Charm Shoppe

The Charm shoppe has a special event charm, Winter Charm. Which can be traded with 2 Festive Feta each. Here you will also see other charms are available for trading with Ice Coins and some letter requirements. (These letter are believe to be drop by different mice in the area which will start to appear on the listed dates on the calendar)

Beginning the Hunt

To hunt the toys, first you will need the toy parts. To get the toy parts, you will need to get the special “Letter to Santa” first. To attract the mice that drops the letter you will need Festive Fetas.

So the first thing you should do is start farming Festive Feta by using your best luck/attraction trap setup with any cheese that you are comfortable of buying. (recommends Brie cheese, else can use Gouda for better attraction)

Note that while hunting with Festive Feta cheese, event mice have chance of dropping Gnawnia Winter Gift as loot. So far they gave me 3 Gilded Cheese each.


Toy Hunt

Trap Setup Recommendation

Luck > Attraction > Power

27 luck will be perfect, while you should have some attraction rate and consider power last as in this case it’s not so important.

Recommended Setup: 2012 Big Boom Trap + Cheese Cake Base

Proceeder on collecting parts:

  1. Arm Festive Cheese and first hunt down a Confused Courier mice for the letter 
  2. Continue arming Festive Cheese catch the mouse carrying the specific toy (according to the table below)
  3. Collect 10 toy parts of each toy to build the toy
  4. Complete building all 6 toys and go to the Trapsmith and buy the Wrapped Gift Trap
Date Letter Mouse Toy
Dec 10 Letter to Santa, Age 6 Triple Lutz Moon Mobile
Dec 12 Letter to Santa, Age 7 Ribbon Toy Raygun
Dec 14 Letter to Santa, Age 8 Snowglobe Toy Robot
Dec 17 Letter to Santa, Age 9 Gingerbread Dragon Mouse Action Figure
Dec 19 Letter to Santa, Age 10 Ridiculous Sweater Ball and Cup
Dec 21 Letter to Santa, Age 11 Snowblower Toasty Scarf

Final Boss

  • Arm your Wrapped Gift Trap with Festive Feta (recommended with Winter Charm) and catch the Greedy AI mouse.
  • Upon catching one it will drop 1 Last Letter and also your Wrapped Gift Trap will automatically upgraded with better stats!

Greedy AI

  • The new upgraded Wrapped Gift Trap has the following stats:
    • Physical Power Type
    • 3150 Power
    • 15% Power Bonus
    • 25 Luck
    • 15% Attraction Bonus
    • Extremely Fresh

The END?

No! New Year Event is up and running!! Be prepared for another exciting event!!

  1. December 11, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Awesome! Thanks Boss XD

  2. December 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    8:48 am – MegaBuy Mart
    I sounded the Hunter’s Horn and was successful in the hunt! I caught a 9 oz. Mouse of Winter Past worth 4,000 points and 3,000 gold.

    The mouse also dropped the following loot:
    1 Ice Coin and 1 Raygun Parts

    • December 13, 2012 at 5:10 AM

      Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  3. Tora DOra
    December 13, 2012 at 1:59 AM

    Grooge Mouse? (with Winter Charm) should be Scrooge

  4. bbqsauce
    December 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I’ve started the GWH late and I’m having trouble with collecting the moon mobile parts (none) and raygun parts (2). Is there any way of getting those? I’m getting desparate- would sb+ or winter charms help?

    • December 17, 2012 at 12:19 AM

      You can still encounter the Triple Lutz Mouse, which will still drop the Moon Mobile parts, even after further letters and parts start appearing. Winter Charms allow the attraction of Scrooge mice, which can also carry the parts for the Moon Mobile. Or you could use SB+ to increase attraction chance for the Snowflake Mouse, which can drop parts for any of the items currently available.

    • Bro-Jol
      December 25, 2012 at 5:59 PM

      You just use Festive Feta and winter charm…

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