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2013 MouseHunt Lunar New Year and Valentines’ Day Event Guide


This event is still fresh, the guide will be updated frequently. Keep tuning in to get updated on new information!

Last Updated on 12/02/2013

– Updated on end goal
– Added Various Stops for the cruise
– Updated on charms and potions
– Added Trap Setup Recommendation
– Some tips on trapsmith store
– Added Charm conversion process

It’s time for sharing loves and getting lucks again!

MouseHunt is celebrating Lunar New Year and Valentines’ Day together this year!

New Area had appeared!

– Calamity Carl’s Cozy Cruise


Calamity Carl's Cozy Cruise

From the look of it we will be hunting in this area for Valentine’s day.



On the right there is a box showing all the information about this event. One of them is showing a “distance” that we need to travel 1200 km along the shore. 

You goal is travel 1200 km in total and collect 99a8eb242b28cb8aeba0c81f44cc24daCaptain’s Hat!
(The Captain’s Hat is required to purchase some of the traps/bases/collectibles in the stores)

Cruising Stops:

  • Start – Harbour ( 150 km)
  • Harbour – Gnawnian Shoreline (150 – 300 km)
  • Digby lab
  • Iceberg
  • Acolyte Realm
  • S.S. Huntington III
  • Tribal Isles
  • Zugzwang Island

(More will be listed as we go)

If you are curious here is the full route image for the cruise!

You will be cruising and visiting a few more places after  harbour (to be

Different Charms’ effectiveness on distances traveled per catch

  • Without using any charms you will travel 1 km per catch
  • Using a Firecracker Charm, you will travel 3 km per catch
  • Using a Nitropop Charm, you will travel 9 km per catch
  • Using a Dragon Breath/Snakebite Charms, you will travel 25 km per catch


What drops in the new area?

By hunting in the event area (Calamity Carl’s Cozy Cruise) with any general cheese (e.g Brie)  (recommended Gouda) you will obtain some of the charms and potions. Things you can obtain from event mice are listed below with their usage:

  • Firecracker Charm
    • Use to travel 3 km per catch
  • Nitropop Potions
    • Turn 3 Firecracker Charm to 3 Nitropop Charm (168 gold per piece)
  • Snakebite Potion
    • Turn 1 Nitropop Charm to 1 Snakebite Charm (768 gold per piece)
  • Cruise Bux
    • You will collect them as you travel
    • As you past a location, you will get a bonus amount of Cruise Bux

Cruise Bux Reward

    • These are used in the Stores to purchase items/traps/collectibles

Charm Conversion Process

  • Hunt in event area to obtain -> Firecracker Charms
  • Collect Nitropop potions and Snakebike potions while using Firecracker Charms (or without is fine)
  • Go to Inventory -> Potions and brew 3 Firecracker Charms to 3 Nitropop Charms with 1 Nitropop potion + 168 gold per piece
  • Again go to Inventory -> Potions and brew 1 Nitropop Charm to 1 Snakebike Charm with 1 Snakebike potion + 768 gold per piece

Special Mice in Area

  • Arm Valentine Charms to attract/catch the Totally Not Bitter Mouse
  • Arm Firecracker Charms to attract/catch the Costumed Rabbit and Costumed Tiger Mouse
  • Arm Nitropop Charms to attract/catch the Costumed Dragon Mouse
  • Arm Snake Bite Charms to attract/catch the Costumed Snake Mouse
  • Calligraphy Mice are only attracted by SuperBrie+ only!

Trap Setup

You have 2 options depends on what cheese you are going to use:

  1. Using SB+
    Use your luckiest trap setup
  2. Using General Cheese (recommends Gouda)
    Use your luckiest + attraction rate trap setup
    Recommends using 2012 Big Boom Trap/Sphynx Wrath + Cheesecake Base


If you hover over the firework charm information it will show the above information. From there we know that cruise is in trouble and we need to clear it to start the cruise and rewards!

Event Stores

First we should check out the trapsmith

TrapSmith Store

S.A.M. F.E.D. DN-5  (2,750 Tactical Power)
Power type: Tactical
Power Bonus: 5%
Attraction Bonus: 20%
Luck: 15
Cheese Effect: Fresh
Cost: 375,000 gold, 750 Cruise Bux, 1 Captain’s Hat

Hunter’s Comment:

Great substitution for Mutated Venus Mouse Trap


Jade Base  (300 Power)
Power Bonus: 10%
Attraction Bonus: none
Luck: 4
Cheese Effect: Extremely Fresh
Cost: 80,000 gold, 90,000 points

Hunter’s Comment:

This is required to purchase the Snake Jade Base, highly recommend buying it for that purpose!


Snake Jade Base  (300 Power)
Power Bonus: 10%
Attraction Bonus: 10%
Luck: 10
Cheese Effect: No Effect
Cost: 525,000 gold, 1 Jade Base, 1000 Cruise Bux

Hunter’s Comment

This base is HAX/Overpowered/AWESOME! It is again making a legend, this base will be your best base you will ever dream of! Note, this base is even STRONGER then last year’s Dragon Jade Base!! Highly recommended!!


Chocolate Covered Reaper’s Perch Skin
‘Slathered in chocolate.’ These were the words given to the chocolateer tasked with decorating the Reaper’s Perch. And it looks like a little romance was worked into the new design, as well. How lovely!
Cost: 375 Cruise Bux, 1 Captain’s Hat

General Store

You should also go check out the General Store, a lot of worth buying collectibles for LE items collectors!

Charm Shoppe

The most worth checking/purchasing is the Valentine’s Charm

Valentine Charm  (0 Power)
Power Bonus: none
Attraction Bonus: 25%
Luck: none
Cheese Effect: Fresh
Consumed Upon: Encountering a Mouse

So what are you waiting for? Get started and share this to your friends to help them as well!
I will update this guide frequently to help all hunters to get the best out of this event! Keep tuning in for updates!
  1. February 11, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Great job so far! Thanks for doing this!

  2. reza
    February 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    man, you’re so up to date
    i just wondering how much luck do we need to get 100%

    • reza
      February 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM

      to get 100% catch rate

      • Kevin
        February 14, 2013 at 12:44 AM

        Your catch rate will never be 100% as i had 39 luck and staled, fta, and missed mice as new mice (relevant to the area ie. Iceberg you will encounter polar bear mouse and such) are added as you move through the sections of the cruise. i finished the cruise already and had 6fta 4stale and5 misses at 39 luck and 25 atraction /fresh so no 100% catch rate

    • February 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

      So far i have 30 luck FTA once only. I say with reasonable amount of luck, like 20+ you will be fine.

      • February 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        35 for 100% CR because of the presence of the furoma students. i.e. Snob/Magma/LGS or Sphynx/Magma/NoLGS

  3. Rachel Parkinson
    February 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    3 misses in 36 hunts w/ 30 luck. This is with various cheeses and charms.

  4. Random Mousehunter
    February 12, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Any ideas what is the recommended set-up in this place?

    • February 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM

      It’s being mentioned in the guide 🙂

  5. Shewy
    February 12, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Can I correct the guide… Snake bite charm to catch costumed snake mouse not nitropop charm

  6. February 12, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    thanks 🙂

  7. Oxy Moron
    February 12, 2013 at 6:48 AM

    I am beginning to suspect that we will have to change trap setups as we move along. I am presently at the Gnawnian shoreline and it would appear that physical traps are best here. The 2012 is still awesome here, but i have a feeling it wont be so in the upcoming areas.

    • Oxy Moron
      February 12, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      2012 BBT i mean

      • February 12, 2013 at 7:08 AM

        how did you get there so fast?

      • Oxy Moron
        February 12, 2013 at 7:32 AM

        Leftover firecracker charms.

  8. February 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Which mice drop nitropop?

    • Oxy Moron
      February 12, 2013 at 7:35 AM

      Costumed rabbit, costume tiger.

  9. February 12, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    Thanks, but to catch them you need snakebite charm which you need nitropop to convert to snakebite charm

    • Oxy Moron
      February 12, 2013 at 7:53 AM

      No, you can catch them with firecracker charms equipped. Once you equip the nitropop charms, you can catch the costume dragon mouse, which drops the snakebite potion.

  10. February 12, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    oh ok thanks Oxy

  11. RIck Yip
    February 12, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    This is a wonderful guide. However, the title of this guide is quite incorrect, as it should reads as “2013 MouseHunt Lunar New Year & Valentines’ Day Event Guide”. This is the least expected from many who celebrated up to 15 days on their calendar from all over the world.

    • February 12, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      Changed the title already 🙂

  12. Sam
    February 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    This is not so cool… they put furoma followers with forgotten mice… one side is weak to arcane and the other is weak to tactical… how to hunt like that… i use tactical and the forgotten mice eat my cheese and get away… i use acronym and the furoma eat my cheese and runaway… can anybody help on this issue i am in acolyte realm now almost to get to ss huntington

  13. February 12, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    DIGBY IS 300 – 450 KM 🙂 75 Cruise Bux given. 🙂

    • February 13, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      Ty for the info

    • DazM
      February 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

      If the trend follows for the following zone, it should go:
      0- 150 25
      150- 300 50
      300- 450 75
      450- 600 100
      600- 750 125
      750- 900 150
      900-1050 175
      1050-1200 200
      900 Cruise Buxs
      So, at minimum you should be able to afford the New Trap and if you pick up the extra 100 Buxs, the base will be afforfable. 🙂

      • February 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Nice thanks for the infos

      • Kevin
        February 14, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        thats wrong when you finish the cruise you get 300 cruise bux

  14. CMH
    February 12, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    I suppose Chrome Rhinobot +Dragon Jade Base and Brie is a pretty good setup! so far 5 FTA in 53 catches. 😀 Using brie saves costs too! @ Iceberg already and still going strong!

  15. Skwp84
    February 13, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Awesome! Thanks

  16. February 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    On completion of one cruise you’ll get 300 cruise bux.

    • February 13, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      Thanks for info 🙂
      BTW is that in total or you get 300 bux at the end of it as reward?

      • February 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

        300 for the last part so 1,000 bux in total for the entire cruise trip.

  17. dpopper
    February 14, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    If you can only get one thing at the trapsmith, which would be better the trap or the base? or will we have time to take a second cruise

    • elitewarr
      February 14, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      Depends.The trap is at best average and comparable to horrific venus mouse trap, available at low level and sphynx wrath at high level. So I think priority is the base if you do not have a good one yet.

      • dpopper
        February 15, 2013 at 8:23 AM

        I’ve got the tribal base probably as my best (jade also) and am using horrific venus (w/ candy cane for luck) on the cruise.

  18. February 14, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    Will the mouse get tougher the longer you travel? Is the best strategy to use the long jump last on the trip or in the beginning?

  19. February 14, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Will the mouse get tougher the longer you travel? Is the best strategy to use the long jump charms last on the trip or in the beginning?

    • AG
      February 14, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      The mice are dependent on the location and when the cruise is visiting different locations, you’ll catch mice from that location as well as special event mice. So to answer your question, the mice only get harder to catch to the extent that the difficulty changes as you move through the regular game. If you have multiple traps, I found it best to switch to the trap that is most effective in that area. Also, I used charms as I received them, so it really doesn’t matter whether you use them in the beginning or end. Either way, you have to reach the 1200km.

  20. AG
    February 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    took me three days to finish, using Nitropop and Snakebite charms whenever I had them. With the Cruise Bux awarded for new stops and what I collected with mice, I finished with 1,175 total. I bought the jade base first thing, but now that i’m finished, i’m trying to upgrade to Snake Jade and it’s saying I “do not meet the item requirements.” I think its a glitch since the event is so new because i have plenty of money, points, cruise bux, jade base, and the capitain’s hat. I hope this gets fixed soon!

  21. February 14, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    You may need to set up a different base (if you have your Jade base equipped). You can’t upgrade a base that you are using. Could this be the problem?

    • AG
      February 14, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      Thanks Sheila! That worked. I don’t why I didn’t think of that before.

  22. Luis
    February 14, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    I’m fairly new to the game. I’m on board of the cruise but running out of charms. I don´t have enough money to buy the charms in the cruise’s charm shoppe. If I travel outside of the cruise, do I have to start the voyage from 0 km?

    • CMH
      February 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      Luis, it may be better for you to just stay on the cruise and farm for the charms with standard cheese.. you gain 1 km per cheese which is better than you exit the cruise. 😀
      Furthermore, the firecracker, nitropop and snakebite charms are not buyable. 🙂

  23. Random
    February 15, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    Need help. How do i get the sourvenirs quickly?

  24. Adrian
    February 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    how long will this event lasts?

    • Tom Jefferson Ang
      February 16, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      A very good question…. i also wanted to ask this…

      • Chokie
        February 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM

        until 25 february 2013,, but the shop still be open (perhaps until 1 week after the cruise ship end its tour)

  25. Tom Jefferson Ang
    February 16, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    Have 2012 Bigboom/Candycane base+LGS….. have 40Lck/20attract…. still not 100%…. but CR is really good ^_^

    Good job guys…..

  26. February 18, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Ive used ZFM/DJB/Gouda throughout the entire run. Was a bit worried at first but it definitely gets easier as the charm and Bux drops get bigger and more frequent the further along you get!

  27. Shewy
    February 20, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I have new inFo…. The Sam fed trap has bonus 10 luck for the event

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