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Jan 272012

My Hank the Handyman, all built but not very handy.. man.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no help available for the SAFE CRACKER feature as it runs on a different item system that I can do nothing about.  I have looked into it and there’s just nothing that I can do.  I’m sorry for the inconvenience. (Blame Zynga). ~The Facegamer.

This is a “Parts Gifter” for the newest buildable, Hank the Handyman. It is NOT freebies, but an alternate way of building it.

Supposedly, once you build Hank the Handyman, he will give you goal items once a day for free. But if you use this website, you won’t ever really need to use it!  Doesn’t it seem wierd that you have to “build” a handyman? Like, you need to be a handyman to make a handyman?

This seems pretty useless to me.. but let me tell you why I think that way.  I built mine last night and when I clicked on it, I recieved a “random” item, which for me, happened to be a wrapping paper from the expired Holiday Gift wrapper quests. These quests don’t even show up on my quest list anymore.  So that’s one day’s worth wasted.  I had plenty of other *actual* quests that could have used the help (for example, the Tony Moon goals).. but I had to get a piece for a goal I didn’t even have anymore.  Really Zynga? Come on!

Not only that, but you have to CHARGE him!  Whether that means hiring crew or spending Cafe Cash – I don’t know.  But if it’s the latter, I can’t imagine any circumstance where that would be better than every single alternative.

Anyway, if you’re still set on building him…

Post this to your OWN wall, and then ask your friends for specific items in the status. You can use the blue “share” button below, or copy the link to this page into your status bar.

I’ll say it again. These are GIFTING links, not freebies, and not ask-for links. Use it to send stuff to your friends, or share this blog post on your profile and ask your friends to use it to send gifts to you!


  • Select the picture of the item that you want to SEND to your friends.
  • A window will pop up with a list of your friends to choose from.
  • Select and send.If it doesn’t load or your list is empty, refresh that page or try again later. Zynga’s servers might be having issues. It wouldn’t be anything that I can fix
  • Share this post with your friends!



To get you friends to send you stuff:
  • Share this post on your wall. You can use this blue button , or copy the link from your browser, and then paste it into your status bar in Facebook.

I hope this has been useful to you. Don’t forget to share with your friends.  



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  15 Responses to “Cafe World – Hank the Handyman Parts Gifter”

  1. I agree with your thoughts on the handyman. The random parts gift reminds me of the Quest Buster Spice. It is great as an Instant time, but the parts I have gotten have always been for quests that I wasn’t working on or I don’t really need, since I visit this site.

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    After your build him, he works for a week, then you need cafe cash to charge him. He costs more than the Grand Mastery guy!!! Didn’t work for me, he gave me a part for a goal I completed in December!!! Useless, just like the Quest Buster spice which also delivers a NON CURRENT random part. Zynga’s words, not mine 🙂
    According to Zynga he works like this:

    “What does Hank do?
    Once you have completed building (or purchased) Hank and charged him, Hank will provide you a quest part once every 24 hours for the quest that is listed third on your quest list (in other words, third quest icon on your list of active quests). You must click on a complete and charged Hank to receive your part.”

    • This may be the silliest buildable to date Not sure I’ll bother unless I see that new, needed recipes are rewards for some of the quests.

    • For the Quest Buster spice, I discovered that if have NO items to request (all are checked off on all of the quests in the list), It has been giving me other spices instead of questing items (like Instant spice). So I just make sure I have nothing I need to request before using it. As for the gift wrapper goals, I was looking at my recipe book tonight, and found there was an unlock button active for a recipe I had not gotten yet for that quest. I clicked the unlock button, and it went to the ‘steps’ box for that set of goals. (where I haven’t seen it anywhere else).

  3. I just wanted to say that I had the same issue with the wrapper goals and getting parts for them using quest buster thyme. I contacted Zynga and the problem was that they were still active and I couldn’t see them to complete the stupid things. Therefore, they completed the goals for me and I received the remaining rewards from it. I don’t think it was actually supposed to disappear when it did and so it remained as active goals that we could work on. Also wondering what happened to the link for the Eating Challenge Goals. I can’t find it today. Thanks for all the hard work on getting these part links and information for us! It’s super helpful.

  4. I don’t know if this makes a difference or not, but i put my gift wrapper and that table back in my inventory when i didn’t finish it and when i finished the “handyman” it gave me a stamp for my never-ending cook a thon…..i agree this is worthless when we have thefacegamer, but in order to finish the quests we have to complete him….oh well….Thanks for getting out these links as fast as you do, now if we can only find a way to get food items the way we get gifts it will b sooooo much easier for me to complete a lot of these goals quicker….even with thefacegamer i STILL can’t get these timed goals done due to them (Zynga) and their stupid cooking times for each level……i have 2 accounts and i couldn’t get both “bride” and “groom” stoves for neither…..soooooooooo frustrating…..

  5. Thanks for the heads up – he’s going straight into storage… with the useless hostess…

  6. We have to build him to get past the Help Wanted 2 goal. I wish we could gift the parts to ourselves like the others. This is taking me too long.

  7. Thank you Facegamer~I had already built this useless guy…but he can go into storage with all the other useless junk CW makes us build!
    My bigger concern is the “Safe” goals. If these are on a different system, do you think Zynga is shifting that way, thus making this WONDERFUL useless to us? You make the game bearable & have gotten me through many goals when I was stuck! I sure hope they don’t continue on that system….
    On another note…why don’t the GID’s work for food items???
    Thanks a TON!

  8. I built him but I definitely won’t be recharging him. All I needed this morning were safe opening items, so I thought he might actually be useful. Wrong. He just gave me a spice.

  9. Hi! Thanks a lot for your post. I only have 1 friend playing CW, so I was wondering if it was worth spending 26 days building. I initially thought that it was like the special delivery in farmville, where it gives you an item part for a building under construction in your farm. Sounds like hank isn’t worth the trouble at all D:

  10. This is a silly buildable..but i just wanted to say that I REALLY appreciate your website. Without it, I would have given up on CW a long time ago. Kudos for whatever you can do to help us!

  11. As always, BIG THANK YOU for your help. Useless handyman to have, yet we have to complete him just to get the quest out of the way. Definitely the last priority.

  12. Hi, Thanks for all you do! I just wanted to add something about the Handyman. The first time I used him I got a papparazi (sp) invite. Well I didn’t want that the 2nd day so I made sure I had them all. The 2nd day since I had no parts that I needed I got a 6 hr SPICE.. LOve that!!

  13. Even though the holiday gift wrapper goals ended you can actually still do them. Go to the last pages of your cookbook where the locked dishes are and find ones that says you can unlock it by doing the gift wrapper goals. I think there’s a duck one and a crepe one among others. click on the button and the goal you were on pops up. And when you cook the proper dish you get credit. I’ve completed 3 gift wrapper goals in the last week. I guess this is why hank is giving parts for these goals.

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