It is a good day when you play Hay Day


Emily Galassi

Madeline Galassi shows her dedication while spending her last minutes before school starts taking care of her animals.

Emily Galassi, Staff Writer

If you look around, you can see everyone’s hands glue on their phones with their screens on Hay Day. This is where it all starts. Back on level one, where you really prove yourself that you can take care of your farm. You start with a few crops and animals, then each time you take care of your land and or animals, you receive stars that help you level up. The higher the level, the more animals and land you can get. Each level, the amount of stars you need to excel increases, which makes it harder. 

The level everyone wants to reach is level 32, which allows you to buy goats. The goats produce goat milk, which you can sell or make into goat cheese. For all the animals, you need to make food for them and feed them regularly. Many players plan their day around the feeding of their animals so they can have a constant supply of the product which will then help make more money. 

“When I got my goats, I screamed. I was so happy and now I even have a horse,“ senior Grace Marusarz said.

There are endless activities built into this game that will keep you occupied for hours at a time. For example, there are daily tasks that can be completed to receive rewards that will become helpful in the future. 

“As soon as I wake up I do my daily tasks so I can keep up with my farm,“ Marusarz said. 

Hay Day has been around since 2012. After a while, kids grew out of it, but it is starting to have a comeback now with teens being interested and spiking interest in farming. This game teaches real responsibility for owning animals and helps players understand the importance of money when buying or selling goods to maintain their farm.