There are a handful of minigames inside The Sims 3 for different activities, such as fishing, repairing broken items, and cooking. These seem relatively minor. The cooking game, for example, has you tapping pots on the stove and shaking the iPhone so nothing burns. To repair a broken item, you must remove the faulty elements of a circuit board and replace them from a collection of new parts before time is up. Successfully completing minigames ups the skill associated with it.