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You Think You Know The Story…

As with most time management games, your job is to provide fast, outstanding service in order to move up in the world and beat out the big bad competition.  However, unlike most time management games, you do not have to make a set amount of money in order to advance or get a bonus. This allows you to strategize a little more and learn what works best.
Note: For instructions on how to play the game, please download and play the trial version. Every game starts with a short demo that quickly familiarizes you with the basics of game play, the layout of your store’s shop, and how to buy, upgrade or decorate your shop.
Getting Started

  • When you first start to buy chairs for your shop, line them up on the right side of your desk for customers who are waiting for their pets first. You won’t really need chairs on the left side for a few rounds. This allows you to save some money in the beginning for the different stations you will need more.
  • Watch the news item box after you complete a round.  It will tell you what station you should buy next and alert you on days when customers will be demanding a certain station. Pay attention so you can buy the new station or upgrade an existing one.

Save for a Rainy Day

There are things you can do in the beginning of the game that will help you move up through the first shop faster.

  • Try to buy two blue and two red stations first. This cuts down on waiting time so you don’t have to buy a lot of chairs.
  • Hold off on buying new stations (yellow, green) until the news item tells you to and then add them one at a time until you have two of each as well.
  • If you want to save money for other things, don’t improve your walls and floors until you can afford the more expensive ones ($150 and up) that way, you increase your customer’s patience when you really need to and don’t have to upgrade further in the first shop if you don’t want to.
  • You can only have nine (9) stations in your shop so you will only be able to buy one pink station.
  • If you want more than one pink station, you’ll have to sell another one of your stations. It seems to me that the customers always want more of the service that you only have one station for. Having just one of the pink stations made sense to me since I was already used to the way I had my stations set up, but feel free to try different station combinations.   NOTE: If you upgrade a station and then sell it, you won’t get the upgrade back if you re-purchase it
  • Hire the assistant as soon as you can afford it! As you gain popularity, you gain more customers. Try to hire the assistant when you have six (6) stations: 2 Blue, 2 Red, 1 green and 1 yellow.
  • Save off buying the cat treats, dog treats and water until you have the assistant and the first eight (8) stations. You’ll be too busy to use it properly anyway. NOTE: Cats will only eat cat treats and dogs will only eat dog treats (duh) however, both will drink water.

Movin’ on up

  • As your shop grows, you’ll gain popularity. Once your popularity (and your income + savings) reach a certain level, you’ll be able to upgrade to a new shop.
  • Once you purchase a new shop, SELL everything from your first shop except 1 red and 1 blue station (you have to keep the shop running with something, right?) Use the money to get your second shop running. NOTE: Customers will leave if they want a service you don’t have so be sure to buy all the stations FIRST.

Combos and Bonus points

Every time you successfully place the proper pet in the proper station, the combo meter rises. When it reaches the top, you will earn bonus points

SPECIAL NOTE: Having another shop adds a 50% bonus to the money you make. Two shops increase the bonus by %100. Three shops; %150 and so on.

Yay! Puppies and Kitties!

As you play, you will develop your own method to get your clients through your shop quickly. The following are just things to keep in mind.

  • You can only have two dogs with you at one time. However, you can swap out with a third one already in a station and waiting to come out. Just make sure you have a pet with you that has to go into the station you are trying to swap out.
  • If you swap out or place a pet into a station where he does not need to go, you will affect both the pet’s AND the customer’s.
  • At the same time, rewarding a pet with a treat or a drink of water will also have a positive effect on the pet’s owner as well as the pet.
  • When pets begin to get restless, they will start to meow or bark. It can get hard to discern who is basking or meowing at times.
  • Don’t Panic! If your shop is decorated nicely, you will have plenty of time to get a pet through an entire cycle before it grows too restless and leaves without paying.
  • Once you get every pet into a station and every owner is on the waiting room side of the shop, you can slow down and try to maximize each pet’s heart meter in order to get bigger tips.
  • Take each pet to the treat and water station between services to raise their meters.
  • You can take as long as you want. As long as each pet is happy, each owner is happy.

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