Written by: Chuck Bean – 101.1 WRIF Detroit
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Releasing just as many of us went into lockdown and Shelter in Place orders began, Animal Crossing has been a major part of a lot of people’s lives the last month. One of the activities players can participate in each week involves purchasing turnips from a shopkeep that only shows up for a few hours every Sunday morning. Once you have turnips you can resell them to your local shop in your game but the trick is that the price fluctuates every day leading to players referring to the practice as “playing the stalk market”.

One of the ways the new version of Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch improves this mini-game is by allowing players to visit each other’s islands over the internet which means if your friend’s shop is buying turnips for 10 times the price you bought them for you fly on over and make yourself a mint.



Elijah Wood – An Unexpected Animal Crossing Visitor

One player tweeted out that her turnip prices were particularly high today and ended up with a very famous visitor as she revealed in the tweet below.

jessa 🦋 on Twitter

guys I tweeted my turnip prices and elijah wood just came to my island and hung out 😭😭😭😭😭 this is the best day in quarantine yet

It appears the Lord of the Rings and Over the Garden Wall actor, Elijah Wood was an ideal visitor too, following all the unwritten rules players have developed since the game’s release of posing for pictures, asking before picking fruit and donating bells, the in-game currency, to the player who let him come and sell his turnips for a sweet sweet price as a tip.

jessa 🦋 on Twitter

AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch

He also gave a shout out to his favorite director while chatting with fans but the real question I have is, HOW DID ELIJAH WOOD GET HIS CHARACTER TO LOOK JUST LIKE HIM IN ANIMAL CROSSING???

ᴋʟᴀᴜᴅɪᴀ on Twitter

i knew i could trust elijah wood with my life #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch


Looking for something to do while under quarantine? Check out the Shutdown Showdown! It’s a charity APEX Legends tournament benefiting No Kid Hungry. The tournaments are running on Tuesdays throughout April with proceeds going to charity. It’s just $10 to enter and you can enter solo or with your friends. Check it out here!