Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Excavation Site!

Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as KEM Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.

While we’ve previously discussed Springfield Downs and the Go Kart Track a couple months ago, last month and this month we’ll continue to look at most of the Minigames found within our game. After discussing Bigclaw a couple weeks ago, we continue our journey today with the Excavation Site!




The Excavation Site minigame is played at the Excavation Site. Every hour, a player earns two shovels, up to a maximum of 50 shovels at one time. The player can then use these shovels to excavate for prizes.

The basic “how-to” of the Excavation Site was wonderfully covered here by Alissa. Again, the goal is to use your shovels to unearth the hidden gem. The four adjacent tiles that share a border with the gem are tiles that contains rocks. Once you find a rock, you can assure yourself that the gem is adjacent to the rock. Here is an image most people use to minimize the number of shovels required to obtain a gem (image courtesy Declan):

Here are the prizes a player may dig up when they discover the gem:

Hieroglyph Wall


Wooden Barrel (Single)


Rock Pile (Small)


Broken Down Washer


Broken Down Dryer


Castle Wall


Castle Tower


Castle Gate


Pirate Booty


Barbarian Statue

(Awards 2.00% bonus)



Do you play the Excavation Site? How many times do you usually play in a week? Do you have a Barbarian Statue? What stats or strategy related topic would you like discussed? Share your thoughts. You know we love hearing from you. And be sure to come back next time for the Drone Scan.



Springfield Downs, Go Kart Tracks, Insanity Mode, Sideshow You, Rocket Launch Pad, Claw Machine, Scratch-R, The Eliminator, Bigclaw, Excavation Site, Drone Scan, Sci-Fighter, Where’s Maggie


65 responses to “Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Excavation Site!

  1. Thank you for this!!

  2. bring it back for advice for newer players for new event

  3. Does this minigame still pay out the Barbarian Statue? I don’t think I’ve received one since the event ended, and I’ve played it enough times that I should have.

  4. So i missed it ?

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