Story Box Challenge - July 2019

SNW Story Box 0719 July Challenge

The Story Box Challenge is one where we give you a family and their stuff. Your task: build them a nice home.

The Family

The Norman Family

This time, meet the Normans. Dave and Patty Norman are a loving married couple. They celebrated their honeymoon in tropical Sulani, and since then they've aspired to relive that experience back at home.

Dave is an aspiring rockstar. He's freelancing around, trying to be discovered by doing gigs in clubs, at parties, etc.

Patty is doing well in her painter career, slowly working her way to the top. She's an all-round creative person who also doesn't mind some woodwork.

Their son, Scott, doesn't care about the whole tropical thing as much - after all, he obviously never was at that honeymoon. Instead he prefers to geek out or dream about travelling to space.

The Normans have recently moved out, put all their items in a storage box, and are ready to move into their new place... except it doesn't exist yet. Can you build them a new home to live in?

The Challenge

  1. From the Sims 4 Gallery, download the Norman Family and the SNW Story Box #1 - 0719 lot. You can also find them by EA ID SimsNetwork.
  2. Pick any empty lot in any world, and move in the family. Enter the lot (in live mode!) and pause the game.
  3. Enter the cheat (Ctrl+Shift+C) 'money 200000' to set the family's budget (that's §200k).
  4. Now place the SNW Story Box #1 - 0719 lot from the gallery (furnished). They'll lose roughly §70k, leaving you with somewhere around §130k to complete the challenge.
  5. Start building!
  6. Make sure to use all the family's items (you can find them in the basement). They don't want anything to go missing! (yes, even the weird stuff)
  7. Upload the lot to the gallery before July 17th. Make sure to use hashtags #SNWStoryBox and #StoryBox0719 so we can find your entry!

The Rules

This challenge is about building the family a nice home. Feel free to use the family to continue their story - but we will focus on the homes that you come up with. The following rules apply:

  • The total budget, excluding the empty lot but including the required items, is limited to §200,000. Remember to first place the family in an empty lot, then build the provided lot over it.
  • You're free to pick ANY lot in ANY world, no matter how large or small. The base lot is the smallest available, so that should fit anywhere. Make sure you place it as furnished.
  • You can use all expansion, game or stuff packs that you own. To match the story - have the Normans relive their tropical honeymoon experience - we advise using Jungle Adventures as Seasons items. This is not required though, and you're free to even stick to just base game stuff.
  • NO custom content, except if it's from SNW (
  • ALL items in the basement must be used, including those on the wall and ceiling. They must also remain accessible. Wallpapers and floor tiles are not required.
  • Duplicating items or adding more stuff IS allowed. Removing items which were originally in the basement is NOT allowed.
  • Changing the colors/design of an item in the basement is NOT allowed.
  • Items on the green tiles in the basement can be replaced with similar items from any pack (in any design). You must have the original or replacement items in the final result (e.g. you can pick any fridge, but there must be at least one fridge)
  • Entries must be uploaded to the Sims 4 gallery using hashtags #SNWstorybox and #StoryBox0719.
  • Deadline: July 17th, 2019.

Questions? Watch the instructions video, or get in touch through Twitter or Facebook!

We'll showcase a selection of the entries in a Twitch live stream at on July 24th, 21:30 CEST. Missed the showcase? The VOD will be available on Twitch after the stream has ended, and we'll also upload the full video to our More SNW channel on YouTube.

Thanks, and have fun!


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