Chore Wars - Getting the Family Motivated!

If you have problems getting all the chores done and what to motivate your family to help this is for you!

Got kids, co-workers, or housemates that love video games? Then this site is for you!

It is a site called Chore Wars. Chore Wars lets you claim experience points for household chores. By getting other people in your house or workplace to sign up to the site, you can assign experience point rewards to individual tasks and chores, and see how quickly each of you levels up.

Experience points are tracked both as weekly high-score charts, and as ongoing character sheets - every time you rack up 200XP of chores, your character gains a "level", and their class changes to match the type of chores that they've been doing.

Primarily, it's a system to let you measure how much housework people are doing - someone who only seems to wash the dishes might actually be putting in a good couple of hours a week, when it's all added up, and the housemate who appears never to do anything might be at their busiest when everybody else is out.

It's completely up to you what you do with the data. Give rewards or whatever. Opening a basic account is free and it really looks like a fun way to get the family involved.

I have passed this to my children who have kids and will let you know if it works for them!


Youvegotmaille said...

Oh man... that might just work in this house! Thanks for the info :)

Melinda, Western MA said...

This is great. My plan for tomorrow was to type a chore chart but Chore Wars seems like a better option!

Becca Nelson said...

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