The Skeleton Maid -- real name Bonehilda -- is a nonplayable character from the "Makin' Magic" add-on pack to the standard "Sims" game. She acts in the same way a normal made does except she will not garden, serve food or entertain visitors. Nonmagic visitors to the property will be terrified to see a walking skeleton in the house. Advantages of Bonehilda include her desire to repair everything and the fact that she is always around if needed, unlike butlers who leave the property at night. There are two ways to get Bonehilda in the game, but one is the easiest and most direct.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- "The Sims: Makin' Magic" Expansion Pack
Install the "Makin' Magic" expansion pack. Bonehilda is available only through the "Makin' Magic" add-on to the main "Sims" game. This must be installed to access Bonehilda.
Raise 3,999 simoleons. A quick -- if slightly underhanded -- way of making money is to marry and then kill off weaker and richer Sims; this will transfer their fortune into your account. Another way is to take advantage of the fact that you cannot die on Vacation Island, so if you go out there to dig for treasure there are no living or food costs. When you've struck the mother lode, return home with the money.
Buy the Skeleton Closet. In Buy Mode, go to the "Miscellaneous Items" subheading and then to the "Magic" subheading. Select the Skeleton Closet item and click "Buy."
Awaken Bonehilda. With the Skeleton Closet now installed in your home, walk up to it and interact with it. A menu will appear; select "Knock" in this menu and Bonehilda will appear. She will then go about her maid chores.
Install "Makin' Magic." The "Makin' Magic" add-on must be installed to access Bonehilda.
Travel to Magic Town. In order for a family of Sims to travel to Magic Town, you must use the phone and call the Balloon Cab. This will take you to Magic Town. Individual Sims can travel there by jumping through a Hole in the Ground. These holes can be purchased in Buy Mode if necessary.
Earn Magic Coins. Ordinary simoleons are of no use in Magic Town. Your Sim must earn Magic Coins by performing Magic Tricks.
Purchase a Magic Town lot. Once you have earned enough Magic Coins you may purchase a Magic Town lot. Some of these Magic Town lots come with Bonehilda as a janitor.
Bonehilda in Magic Town
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