- Coins: The primary currency in the game Hay Day. You get them by selling your products through Sales Venues such as the Delivery Truck or the Roadside Shop, and also by selling to Farm Visitors, which are NPCs that randomly visit your farm. The coins are used to purchase buildings, animals and materials from other players through the Roadside Shop.
- Getting Diamonds: It is said to be the game hard currency. Besides buying diamonds with real life money, you can obtain diamonds from completing achievements and opening lock boxes. You use diamonds to speed up processes and instantly complete orders for items you are missing.
- Getting Vouchers: Vouches can be unlocked after you reach level 20. This currency is obtained by completing orders from trucks and boats and are used to purchase pets and decors.
You should tap an empty field. Then drag wheat over the fields to plant the seeds. Seeds need time to grow. When harvested, each field produces two crops (meaning, it produces two units of crops/items). Remember that for each single crop harvested you obtain two seeds, sew them several times to multiply the amount of seeds, they are key to progress through the game.
When your crops are fully grown, you will notice that when tapping on them a Scythe icon will show up, tap and drag it through all the ready crops
To get farm animals, you require to purchase them from the shop, simply tap on the one you want (if it’s grey out it means you still have to unlock that animal before being able to purchase it) and drag it to its corresponding building.
There are non producing animals which do not need shelters and wander around the farm. The only way to purchase them is with Vouchers
You can speed up the production process by tapping on the animal and tapping again on the bolt icon, this action costs diamonds.
All animals in the game Hay Day require to be fed in order to produce goods. You must tap on each individual animal and then. Make sure your animals never go hungry by building a feed mill. Each farm animal needs a different type of food, the food is produced at the feed mill and this building indicates which crop material requires in order to produce that specific food. Do not forget, after you harvest each animal, you need to feed it again, otherwise it won’t began creating more goods again.
Trees and Bushes
Besides farm animals and crops, you also have at your disposal Trees and Bushes, each one producing different types of fruits and seeds, such as the Cacao Tree and Raspberry Bush.
Each time you level up, you not only obtain gold coins, but also unlock new improvements, such as buildings, crops and goods. Also, you obtain extra field patches, which let you grow more crops. For each new level, you gain 3 patches of land. Following the order board is probably the fastest way to level up, at least in the early stages of the game. Harvesting crops also get you XP points
In Hay Day, you have several types of buildings. Each building has a certain construction time, the more advanced the building is, the more time needs to be finished, once it’s done you will see the building wrapped into a gift box.
Animal Shelters are buildings that let you add farm animals, which are the ones that produce different type of goods and materials. The shelters only provide space.
Function of Production Buildings
Production Buildings permit you to process raw materials, like wheat, into products like bread, these buildings are located in the third tab in the shop. All these buildings have their own menu that display the entire range of products they can manufacture. When these products are finished, you can sell them to visitors.
Function of Storage Buildings
Storage buildings let you do just that, store items you produce. There are many different storage buildings, each one focus on giving shelter and space to items like Crops, End products, etc.
Function of Order Board
You can see on the Order Board about the orders available. The order board shows which orders are available. Earn money and experience by delivering them. You can tap the truck or the order board to make your deliveries. If the order can be fulfilled it will ticked, you can see the detail on the right side of each order by tapping on it. Now, you must claim your reward for delivering the order by tapping on the truck once it comes back. Among many locations, you will get orders from the Kindergarten and Susan’s Store
Adding Hay Day Friends
Many friends as you want can be added as neighbors from the Friend Bar, accessed through the icon located on the bottom right side of the screen. Then tap on the “Friends” tab. Friends can only be added through your facebook account, make sure you are logged in through the facebook app first. Friends are many times key to your progress, because they have Roadside Shops where you can buy stuff you don’t have and need, such as seeds.
The Roadside Shop will be the first Sales Venue you will come across, where you can exchange goods/materials and seeds for coins. The boat, the newspaper and the wheel of fortune come in later in the game. You will finally obtain Vouchers from special delivery trucks and boats, use them to trade them for special items. You can place goods for sale in your own Roadside Shop for other players to buy. The newspaper is the best option to check out what you neighbors have for sale (tap on the mailbox in your farm entrance).
Expanding Your Farm
You will need more space to build new storage and to get this space, production or shelter facilities you will have to cut down the trees surrounding it at the early stages of the game. For doing so, you require a saw, for each tree, you need a new saw, and these cost diamonds to adquire. New expansion slots will become available as you level up, giving you access to the Mine for instance.
Completion of Achievements
Completion of achievements is necessary as it is a good method to get Diamonds. You have a total of 78 achievements, each one having 3 levels. Each time one of these levels is finished, you are given a ribbon and 1,2 or 3 diamonds respectively. Through this menu, you can also challenge Game Center friends to beat their scores or earn achievements. Challenges are sort of races where the first to finish that goal gets the reward. You must claim the achievement reward in order to obtain it.