Official Habitica Challenges are Challenges created by Habitica's staff in the "Habitica Official" category. They often have multiple winners. Some have Gem prizes for one or more winners or give other special prizes. Some are repeated each year.
Take This ChallengesEdit
The Take This Challenge Series was announced on June 9, 2016, and was designed by Take This, a nonprofit organisation that seeks to inform the gamer community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
There are ten challenges in the series and each one runs for a month. The series is repeated when the tenth challenge finishes.
When each Take This challenge ends, every participant is given one piece of the Take This Armor Set (except for players who have already earned all of the pieces in the set). These are ladder rewards -- the first challenge you participate in gives you the Shield, and so on. Additionally, the winner of each monthly challenge receives 10 Gems, and five runners-up receive 2 Gems each.
There is only one active Take This challenge each month but archived copies of all the challenges can be found in the 📜 Library Tasks and Challenges guild. Players can join those archived challenges at any time to give themselves copies of the challenge tasks but those archived challenges will never have winners.
It's Dangerous to Go Alone!Edit
The first challenge in this series, "It's Dangerous to Go Alone!", focuses on cultivating offline friendships. View its archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- December 5, 2017 to January 2, 2018
- Winner: Acoustikarl
- Runners-Up: Ximena18, Sunbeams90, Castrón, Adara McCLain, and Emily Torrey
- March 1 to March 31, 2017
- Winner: SuchARarity
- Runners-Up: miketheguy101, TheRossGamer, B_Rud, Cj_Cesareo, and Jacob Da Jeweler
- June 9 to June 30, 2016
- Winner: janey_p
- Runners-Up: Dennis Charles Puerto Calubia, lamachine, Didit, mykabot, and Deiket
Check Your HP!Edit
The second entry in this series, "Check Your HP!", challenges participants to record their mood over time and look for patterns. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- July 1 to July 31, 2016
- Winner: bookguinea
- Runners-Up: abbey, SeanXiaaa, pushkin89, fightorflight, and ProfDzul
- April 1 to April 30, 2017
- Winner: julkamo
- Runners-Up: James Ruf, Thiago Escobar, Dotts, and Brad is addicted to coffee!
- The current challenge began on January 2, 2018.
- User "Mocó, o Matusael" shared a chart by the Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health useful for this challenge.
Cast of Characters!Edit
The third challenge in this series, "Cast of Characters!", asks participants to draw their feelings as RPG characters in order to help process their feelings. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- August 1 to August 31, 2016
- Winner: Dragonezss
- Runners-Up: elizacorps, jwmeyer86, chady025, Max Yong, and Nightstalker_oL
- May 2 to May 31, 2017
- Winner: ShoTaka
- Runners-Up: Steve the Dragon Slayer, Christina Melfi Passavia, Kingphisher, Servalan, and Júnior Rodrigues Knd
I Am The Night!Edit
The fourth challenge in this series, "I Am The Night!", focuses on forming better sleep habits. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- September 1 to September 30, 2016
- Winner: ladyhalation
- Runners-Up: Khaleesi, SalientAlien, Debeys, Andrew Parkinson, and jenroseho
- June 1 to July 3, 2017
- Winner: Chandramani Adil
- Runners-Up: racherinh, auburntouch, lavraiedre, celedine, and 长颈鹿的尾巴
Test Thy Courage!Edit
The fifth challenge in this series, "Test Thy Courage!", focuses on practicing positive interactions to help participants become more comfortable engaging with others and building connections. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- October 2 to October 30, 2016
- Winner: taranion
- Runners-Up: Lenny Pepperbottom, Captain Jolly, Red, vorpalblade, and G! Plus
- June 1 to July 3, 2017
- Winner: SciStar
- Runners-Up: minaqo, dnux, Karzn, Odeloen, and Benign_K
Keep Calm and Carry On!Edit
The sixth challenge in this series, "Keep Calm and Carry On!", focuses on alleviating anger and stress. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- November 2 to November 30, 2016
- Winner: Rone Filho
- Runners-Up: smurffigueiredo12, spaceauddity, Анна Солопенко, YokiHan, and 淳
- August 3 to September 1, 2017
- Winner: wakupedia
- Runners-Up: Sarah Blake, Drago Nar, secretlondon, Birgitte, and LifeChanging
The seventh entry in this series, "Hero's Triumph!", challenges participants to volunteer to help others. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- December 1 to December 31, 2016
- Winner: AngelaY
- Runners-Up: KamiFlame, InkyWitch, mistressofrevels, Spesilva, and Deomew
- September 1, 2017 to October 5, 2017
- Winner: David Rule
- Runners-Up: José Barata Gonçalves, Ar_tem, Ziggy, schooler, and Ayano
Multi-Player Co-op ExerciseEdit
The eighth challenge in this series, "Multi-Player Co-op Exercise", focuses on exercising with a friend. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- January 3 to January 31, 2017. This challenge focused on exercising with a friend.
- Winner: IvokaOrange
- Runners-Up: nerelleaustralis, Millificent, Soul Brig, wwwave, and Arawasa the Unseen
- October 5 to November 2, 2017
- Winner: antfrommagicant
- Runners-Up: Dalton Galke, FearMyPaintBrush, Silverilly, VulcanGopher1, and Salamander
- Winner: antfrommagicant
Notice Me, Senpai!Edit
The ninth challenge in this series, "Notice Me, Senpai!", focuses on participants reaching out to others when they're struggling. View archived copy. Its running dates and winners are:
- February 2 to February 28, 2017
- Winner: Lucy Zhuang
- Runners-Up: Emithyst, 5h4d0wd4nc3r, rjboo, Ellie Goldshire, and Alex the Healer
- November 3 to December 5, 2017
- Winner: M L
- Runners-Up: Trompadour, Eule, mizuki_F, PhiaFox and Dragon
Playing the Long Con!Edit
The "Playing the Long Con!" challenge began on July 7, 2016. Unlike the monthly challenges, this is an ongoing challenge and will not award prizes. The tasks are designed to help participants stay healthy during convention season, so players can join and leave it as necessary.
The challenge is available here - Playing the Long Con!
New Year's Sticking to Your Resolutions Challenge Edit
The Sticking to Your Resolutions Challenge is a companion challenge to a four-part series on the official Habitica blog on how to use Habitica to stick to your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions after the initial magic may have worn off. The companion challenge runs each January and gives participants the chance to win 10 Gems. Its running dates and winners are:
- January 20, 2016 to February 17, 2016
- Winners: Snellopy, Papyrus, PreacherMYS, embustation, and djmjr
- January 5, 2017 to January 31, 2017
- Winners: thesuperalice, booksandchips, Meriah, hazey_sunshine, and Valendro
- New challenge began December 21, 2017
Community Costume Challenges Edit
The Community Costume Challenge is an annual challenge that began in 2014 and runs throughout the month of October. In this challenge, participants who dress up as their Habitica avatars in real life, post a publicly-available picture on social media, and link to their post in the Notes section of the Challenge To-Do receive a "Costume Challenge" badge. Beginning in 2015, participating costumes have been posted on the Habitica Tumblr blog unless a participant specifies otherwise.
Back-to-School Challenges Edit
Back-to-School Advice Edit
The Back-to-School Advice Challenge asks participants to use social media to explain how they use Habitica to improve study habits, share stories of scholarly success with Habitica, or just give advice on using Habitica to be the best you can be. Its run dates and winners are:
- September 12, 2014 to September 30, 2014
- Winners: DJ Ringis, The Writer, San Condor, Tavi Wright, Stepharuka, Clyc, samaeldreams, LitNerdy, Tritlo, Shansie, Han Solo, FrauleinNinja, Nortya, itsallaboutfalling, TomFrankly, [TGL] Dogg, Amanda, InfH, Evan950, and Mizuokami
- August 27, 2015 to September 27, 2015
- Winners: Randy, Jenn, AnnDeLune, Sh1n1 DeFier, Velinde, Nadine, citrusella, Thiago Coascci, Alicia Puck Vickery, and goblin
The Back-to School Preparation Challenge includes a set of tasks designed to help the students of Habitica transition from summer break to the start of the school year. Its run dates and winners are:
- August 8, 2017 to September 30, 2017
- Winner: Alexander Beyer
- Runners-Up: Edrine Yumang, Metaluce, biubiubiu, Os_0013, sophiashinies, Brown, axb286, useper, and Yomogia
Spread the Word Challenges Edit
The Spread the Word Challenge asks participants to post about Habitica on blogs or social media, and awards gems to the most popular posts. Its run dates and winners are:
- January 2014
- Winner: ALEX KRALIE
- Runners-Up: sarahtyler, HannahAR, Raiyna, thefandomsarecool, Chickenfox, Anrisa Ryn, frabajulous, galdrasdottir, Judith Meyer, jazzmoth, RavenclawKiba, daraxlaine, Phiso, Billieboo, Victor Fonic, nikoftime, Aedra, amBarthes, and thaichicken
- December 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015
- Winner: TomFrankly
- Runners-Up: GinnyLovegood, InfH, hollyandvice, Esor Huang, Lisa, Archimagos, Purplatypus, Graowf, bbundy, anna_roed, 839120, kburk97, Dreavyn, Jujimufu, Andrea Enke, cerovac, olafthesnowman, DarkMayhem, and FoxWhiskers
April Fools' Day ChallengesEdit
SUBMIT TO YOUR FLOWERY OVERLORDS :D (2015)Edit
On April Fools' Day 2015, an official parody challenge was published in the Tavern by Lemoness/NOT A FLOWER.
Party with the April Fool! (2017)Edit
On April Fools' Day 2017, an official challenge was posted in the Tavern, entitled "Party with the April Fool!" and created by Definitely Not the April Fool. Between April 1 and April 3, players could share their photobombed avatars on social media, along with a link to Habitica and the hashtag "HabiticaAprilFools", for a chance to win Gems. A blog post was posted with all the winners' screenshots as well as other favorite photobombed avatars.
Winners: Anna Lilliman, CaptivatingLight, Lalaitha, Tousled Smile, and Acquafortis Fortis
Send Us a Postcard ChallengeEdit
From July 19 until August 31, 2016, players who mailed the Habitica staff a postcard (and included their return address) received a limited-edition Habitica postcard with a promo code for the Unconventional Armor set. This set was previously only given out at conventions. No winner was declared for this challenge, and no Gem prize was offered. The staff detailed the aftermath of the challenge in a Behind the Scenes blog post.
Mobile App ChallengeEdit
The Mobile App Challenge ran throughout the month of February 2016. To participate, users had to download and try either the iOS Mobile App or the Android Mobile App. Ten randomly-selected winners received 10 Gems each.
Winners: J, Janƒçe Skalkova, studentSeekingDiscipline, Felipe Marinelli Affonso, compl, Yuri Augusto, Ewe Pacheco, Narmence, Ryan_carter, and candieb
Habitica Video Sharing Contest Edit
The video sharing contest was announced on January 8, 2016, when Habitica released its first video commercial, and ended on January 31. To participate in this challenge, players shared the video on social media and linked to their shared posts in the notes of the challenge To-Do. A randomly-selected winner received 25 Gems.
Name the Gryphon Edit
The Name the Gryphon challenge was launched on July 31, 2015, the inaugural Habitica Naming Day. Between then and August 10, over 1600 players submitted names for the Royal Purple Gryphon that appears in Habitica's new logo. A 30 Gem prize was awarded to NobleTheSecond, who suggested the winning name "Melior", and a secondary prize was given to TangyDragonBBQ, who independently submitted a slightly different variant of the same name.
First Place Winner: NobleTheSecond
Second Place Winner: TangyDragonBBQ