Home Before Dark Trophy Challenge ON NOW!


Hey there trophy collectors! The Home Before Dark Trophy Challenge starts TODAY—but don’t leave it to the last minute… You’ll only have until Sunday, October 31st (midnight, Eastern Standard Time), to complete it!



Here’s how to play. Starting TODAY, October 18th, look for the Home Before Dark Trophy Challenge icon in your pet’s room. It will be displayed along the left side of the room:



Click on the icon to review your tasks. There are 3 tasks you’ll need to complete by midnight, October 31st (EST) to earn all the prizes:


  • Complete 1 Agility Class at the Kinzville Academy
  • Earn 80 KinzCash playing Home Before Dark at the Arcade
  • Spin the Wheel of WOW 2 times



Play Home Before Dark in the Arcade on the Webkinz Classic desktop app and help the pets find their way home by rotating tiles to create pathways to their houses.


Complete all the tasks before time runs out and you’ll win a Trick or Treat Street Lamp Post, along with a Home Before Dark Trophy!



Do YOU have any Home Before Dark game play tips? Let us know in the comments below!


31 Responses to Home Before Dark Trophy Challenge ON NOW!

  1. yami7 says:

    Done with challenge !

  2. Amygirl113 says:

    Thanks for having this again. I got it last time for all my accts and have them in my trophy rooms. Getting it this time and putting in my Halloween rooms. Have fun everyone.

  3. Bellalunagirl says:

    I need game tips! I stink at this game! Please help! Thank you!!

    • FuzzyFriends says:

      My best tip for you is to try not to spend so much time on 1 path. If you can’t seem to find a way to get to the other side, move on. You should also try to connect your path to multiple houses, but if it takes too long, don’t do it. Hope this helps!

    • KittyKittyWest says:

      “Party” houses give more points. Look for the pre-made yellow street paths, those are usually helpful. Last, but not least, look for connecting tiles by the houses where you can get multiple pets home if possible.

    • iamtntru says:

      You really dont have to go where the party is. I go to whichever one is easiest to assemble. You still get points. Hopefully this helps you.

  4. nitabelle41 says:

    I think I work better if I get the sidewalk towards the houses done first, trying to link as many as I can together, and then get back to a starter point. That way I’m at least snagging as many pets at once as I can.

  5. frozenelsa5 says:

    I love doing these challenges, THERE SOOOOO FUN!!!!!

  6. bertnelson says:

    My only advice for playing this game is to NOT watch the sun move across the screen. Totally ignore it and just play the game. Watching it only wastes time and makes you nervous.

  7. TRINSTER says:

    I’m going for it!

  8. mfaull says:

    This is totally off topic (well maybe not totally) but has anyone completed a Kinzville Academy Diploma? It seems impossible.

    • Alphaowlbear says:

      Yes, I have many diplomas. When a pet finishes all ten levels of a class, it reduces the requirements for other pets – so eventually a pet only needs to complete 10 classes instead of 50 classes at level ten. For me, and I think the rest of the planet, the hardest class is the strength class. Years ago, around 2008, when computers were slower, I was able to finish strength class with several pets so now I only have to complete the reduced amount – still takes me a long, long time to level 10 though. Best Wishes!

    • threehounds says:

      mfaull My pet Holly is 28 classes away from the Kinzville Academy Diploma, but like you said it’s impossible to complete. I read from the competition article and i saw what migrubbs wrote 4 years that you need to sign alot of your pets to sign in the same class and the speed gets slower, just like the strength class which i have left.

    • 2diamonds12 says:

      No, I have completed all classes except Strength.

    • netge says:

      I have about 6 Diplomas on my original netg account and at least one on my second account netg2. They were done in earlier days when you could pay 250 kinzcash to avoid a difficult class and get a credit for it, but it got expensive as each class adds up when there are 45 classes in one level. Level 10 did not allow paying for the credits, but you could do it on a very old slow computer for the Strength, which is by far the hardest one. Unfortunately today’s fast computers do not give you any chance of completing it, especially as I am not sure whether the new app would run on any of the old computers and systems. I think Ganz should make the Strength class much easier to do. This is supposed to be a game for children and it would be good to know that if you make the effort you can complete the Diploma. For ‘old stagers’ like me, the arthritis in our hands makes it near impossible. Good luck with it. netge

    • kkat says:

      I have one from my very first pet long, long ago. Since then I’m stuck on level 8 in the strength class. Very frustrating!

    • Beckinz8 says:

      Hi @mfaull! I am still hoping to someday earn my KVA diploma too. I have passed every class except the last level of the Strength class. I think it needs fixing because the ‘Lift’ button sometimes doesn’t work, and with the faster running computers nowadays, this one class in particular seems really impossible. Have you passed the Strength class, and if so, do you have any tips?

      • Beckinz8 says:

        The Agility class at the higher levels is really frustrating because for every one day that I pass, I fail at least two. Thankfully, for this challenge, I have enough pets that are beginners and won’t have any problems with the Agility class.

    • bonesbongo says:

      It is not impossible, I have done so at least 25 times. ~ shelkinz67

    • machaela says:

      I completed lots of diplomas quite some time ago. Since the strength class does not function properly I have completed all but that class for many pets over the last year or so. Keep at it, they may fix it someday!

    • CATSandBATS says:

      My older brother has some pets with a diploma, but I haven’t been able to finish Strength class. That’s the only one that I keep failing. I’ve been on level 8 for over a year.

  9. Beckinz8 says:

    The “Give Thanks Room” by Latecomer2 featured above is very well-designed! It is soothing and inviting, probably due to the symmetry and the large inviting dining area. The colors are warm and vivid, making the whole room eye-catching and welcoming. Can you tell me the name of the wallpaper and flooring as well as the lovely little fireplace, and where these items can be found? Congratulations on having your wonderful room design featured!

    • Beckinz8 says:

      As for game tips – BREATHE… LOL! If anyone has any tips that will do more than just keep you alive, and actually help you to get a decent score at this game, please share!

      • Alphaowlbear says:

        Hi Beckinz8 – I always work backwards with this game – on the right side, I connect as many rooms as I can and then work left to release the animals. Also, connecting the party room gives you extra points. :-) Best Wishes – take a deep breath and you can do it!

      • Katz1259 says:

        hahaha @Beckinz8 I usually do pretty well on this game. I just concentrate on turning the boxes to hook up the tubes and I keep my brain/eyes working 3 or 4 boxes ahead of where I am working. But having said that, I didn’t even know that the lights turned on and off to make you hurry up and finish. LOL I am so intent on looking at what I am doing I didn’t notice that. Oh and I start at the ‘homes’ and work my way backwards to the starts. It just works better for me that way. …. and yes breathing is a very very good tip!!! Have a marvelous Monday!!

    • bonesbongo says:

      Beckinz8 I have to agree with you, Latecomer2 did a fantastic job designing this wonderful room. The wallpaper and flooring are from the Give Thanks room theme, the Give Thanks Fireplace was in the Give Thanks ?? Box which was released November 1, 2018. The fireplace is a dispenser. I checked the eStore the theme is currently not available, I’m sure it will be soon for the American Thanksgiving. ~ shelkinz67

      • Beckinz8 says:

        Thanks for taking time to answer my room item questions, @bonesbongo! I would have never guessed that the fireplace was a dispenser! What does it give, if you know? Where I live, we are having trouble getting enough access to turkey, so I have a feeling that Thanksgiving is going to be a little different this year. Maybe lasagna? :-/

  10. threehounds says:

    frozenanna2 I know that you did not want to complete the Deluxe challenge one month when the Home Before Dark Arcade Unit was a prize, but this trophy is a good edition. Good Luck!

    • frozenanna2 says:

      Actually threehounds, I got the Arcade Unit! But, I don’t want this Trophy. Not going to try, either. If I really needed it, or wanted it, I would just ask for it in the forums. Thanks anyway! I am fine, I don’t need this Trophy, and for some reason all of the sudden I need it, I will just ask if someone has it for me. Have a great week! :) – frozenanna2 ♥

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