The Mystery Game was released on July 14, 2010. Each dart must be thrown at the balloons, and every dart is a winner. Playing this game did not count toward the They of Mystery Ribbon until the August 12, 2010 update.
On August 11, 2010 FarmVille gave one free dart to throw on any Mystery game. This free dart is not limited time, so you can hold on to it until you find some game items you really, really like. If you do not use free dart you can use it later for free, but if you get more free mystery darts in the meantime you still have ONLY ONE free dart throw!!! Starting November 15, 2010 players would also earn a free dart whenever they redeemed a FarmVille Game Card.
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It is possible to win the same prize twice, even twice in a row. At 30 Farm Cash each throw costs approximately $5 (US) depending on the size of farm cash package purchased. There are many myths about the way the prize is selected, but the best way to explain it is it works much like a casino. If you keep trying it's statistically unlikely you'll win. If you win in 1 throw you hit the jackpot consider yourself lucky! Players who have not played in over a year, have not spent farm cash, and who at one point played often are the most likely to win the rare prize- even on a free throw. It may be random but a casino does not use the same formula for each time you play, it varies and the overall odds of winning the rare prize averaged together with multiple players/plays remain the same. In other words each player has different odds each time the game is played, but the overall odds of winning is the constant. Players who use zynga forums may also be statistically more likely to win on the first try.