|Game||The Sims: Makin' Magic|
Magic Town is split by a river into two distinct districts: Calamity Forest, where a large gypsy carnival has been established, and a residential area known as Creepy Hollow. The descriptions of the lots here imply that Magic Town is located on the very outskirts of SimCity, and state that the carnival appeared in the forest overnight.
Calamity Forest is unique in that it does not feature any roads whatsoever, while Creepy Hollow is the only location outside of the regular neighborhood or Old Town in which Sims can live.
A family can go to Magic Town by using the phone to call the Balloon Cab, or an individual Sim can go by jumping in A Hole in the Ground. In Magic Town, Sims can buy ingredients for baking, pressing nectar, spell-casting, and even acquire an egg that will hatch into a dragon.
Sims can earn MagiCoins by performing tricks, or have fun watching other Sims perform. High mechanical skill enhances performance and profit on the carnival themed stage, while high Logic skill enhances it on the "spooky laboratory" stage and the small "sleight-of-hand" trick tables. Sims can also amuse themselves on rides, with meaner Sims preferring spooky rides and more playful Sims preferring fun house rides. Sims can also have fun by playing a round of mini-golf or by playing checkers.
Unlike other community lots, children can go to Magic Town by themselves if they jump in a Hole in the Ground. Kids can't buy magical ingredients, so for them, Magic Town is simply a place for fun. Kids in Magic Town can enjoy all attractions except for the wishing well and charming the snake. They can buy popcorn and cotton candy, but not goulash or gumbo. Neighborhood children will never appear as NPC visitors to Magic Town, even though neighborhood adults will.
Sims can freely cast spells in Magic Town without any danger of receiving a citation by the Mystery Man. The Strange townies in Magic Town all have wands however, so spells other than Get Happy and Relationship Boost will always backfire when cast on them.
There are three residential lots in Magic Town, which are separated from the community lots by the river that runs through the area. Unlike other residential lots, they must be purchased with MagiCoins as well as simoleons. Lots cost 1000 or 1500 MagiCoins, depending on their size. These lots are different from normal houses in that they all have a spooky theme, with dark terrain, a creepy-themed mailbox and garbage can, and ominous wind-blowing sounds replacing the cheerful bird noises of Old Town. These lots play unique music in Build Mode and Buy Mode. Even if The Sims: Unleashed is installed, players are not able to build on these lots if they are unoccupied and they cannot be rezoned.
Living in Magic Town has some advantages for magical Sims compared to living in the regular neighborhood; magical growths appear after only ten spell casts rather than fifteen, and families living here can travel to Calamity Forest lots on the blimp for free.
NPCs In Magic Town
There are three magical vendors in Magic Town, each with their own distinctive cart. They each sell unique ingredients and items in exchange for MagiCoins, and can be asked for quests or bartered with for special ingredients unavailable by other means.
- Faerie Queen Mara: Faerie Mara's Odds and Ends
- Apothecary Todd: Wagon O' Wares
- Vicki Vampiress: All Things Draconic
Each region of the Calamity Forest has a distinct janitor working on its lots.
- Witty Washout: Coldwind Meadow, Clowntastic Land
- Wandering Willow: Serra Glen, Forest Edge Camp
- Bonehilda: A Spooktacular Spot, Vernon's Vault
Gypsy Clerks man cash boxes so that Sims can make purchases. The Mystery Man is present on all lots, fulfilling a similar role to Lana in Studio Town and Kana on Vacation Island: Sims can talk to him for information about magic, and he will buy and sell magic wands, allowing Sims to gain or relinquish magical abilities.
- 90 Creepy Hollow - Ever After Oaks
- 91 Creepy Hollow - Alfred's B & B
- 92 Creepy Hollow - Old Man Lum's
- 93 Calamity Forest - A Spooktacular Spot
- 94 Calamity Forest - Vernon's Vault
- 95 Calamity Forest - Coldwind Meadow
- 96 Calamity Forest - Clowntastic Land
- 97 Calamity Forest - Serra Glen
- 98 Calamity Forest - Forest Edge Camp