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I have a few red Toads and a Toad is just hanging out in town. I see an option to buy a red Toad house, ostensibly for him. Are there any added benefits of purchasing this or are the colored Toad houses just cosmetic?

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The red Toad houses are only purely cosmetic. I've checked, and they don't seem to do anything except give you a small bit of coins every now and then. Sorry about that!

  • This isn't correct the houses give you a small coin bonus as I've stated in my answer – George Willcox Dec 20 '16 at 15:38
  • There fixed it. Now whoever downvoted it please remove the downvote... :) – Yoshi24517 Dec 20 '16 at 18:14
  • Changed my comment. – Yoshi24517 Dec 20 '16 at 18:16
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    Man. I was hoping if you gave houses to your toads they'd be less likely to abandon you if you lost in Toad Rally. – kuzzooroo Dec 24 '16 at 19:54
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From playing the game myself, I've found that the Toad Houses do have a function. Every now and then, the Toads will randomly appear holding a coin outside their house. Tapping on this this will grant you one coin, this is true to the red house but I do not know about how many coins you get from the other coloured houses. It's not much of a bonus, but it can still help.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a source for this information, there doesn't appear to be any form of wiki or guide for the game. So I'd assume that the more difficult to get houses, such as the ones that are only available after purchasing the game, will grant more coins than the easy to get red house. But I cannot confirm this as I haven't bought the game, and cannot find any information online that is relevant to the matter.

So other than this small bonus, the houses are purely cosmetic.

Edit:

I recently collected some more coins from a red house, and I collected 4 coins instead of the 1 that I had experienced previously. This suggests that the amount of coins that you will receive is random; or possibly that the further along you are in the game, the more coins you'll collect.

  • The large houses open up mini games. – Django Reinhardt Dec 23 '16 at 2:22
  • @DjangoReinhardt As far as I can tell, this is not true. I have 20k toads and almost all of the buildings and I've never seen the largest toad houses do anything. – Brian Gordon May 14 '17 at 5:08
  • @BrianGordon Yes, not the largest houses, you're right. But the other medium sized houses open up the mini-games. – Django Reinhardt May 15 '17 at 9:16
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They give you a small number of coins periodically.

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