ISBI Challenge

The “I’m Surrounded By Idiots” Challenge is probably my favourite challenge. It’s a great concept with a great name! I’m a bit of a control freak with my sims, so it sounds like a lot of fun to only control one sim at a time.

Check out the link below for the full challenge rules.

Link & credit to creator: Lynnwood

The ultimate goal is to survive 10 generations of sims while only controlling one sim at a time, and keeping score throughout.

Each Torch-Holder must have at least two children. You don’t HAVE to get married, but doing so increases the chance for more points (and more failures). If playing with the Erratic trait rule then each child MUST be given the Erratic trait at some point. Otherwise all traits and aspirations should be randomized via the dice button.

Throughout the challenge, only ONE sim may be controlled by you, and that’s your current Torch Holder. All other sims must live on complete autonomy, to live (or fail) as they will. Obviously this means that sim autonomy should be turned on in your game settings at all times. When the child you’ve chosen as heir reaches YA, the ‘torch’ is passed to them and they become your controllable sim. Your former TH enters the land of autonomy and you are never allowed to control them again. There are some Free Action exceptions to this rule, see below for details.

Once a child reaches YA and they are not your heir, they must be moved out of the household.


Hi there! My name is Brooke and I’m from Canada. I’ve been playing the Sims for 22 years and I can’t stop. Please send help.