Sharing and trading with strangers in Animal Crossing has been a thing for years, ever since games like Animal Crossing: City Folk and New Leaf have allowed people to go online to visit other people. Now, to help better facilitate that with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a fanmade website has exploded in popularity. Daniel Luu’s Animal Crossing Nookazon site has become a prime resource for people looking to swap things like clothing, furniture, and even villagers. [Thanks, Rose!]
While Nookazon is a play on “Amazon,” the site functions more like eBay. People create an account and can begin looking for items they want or listing items and people they have. The categories available include Animal Crossing: New Horizons clothing, DIY recipes, flowers, fossils, fruits, furniture, materials, songs, tools, and villagers. While the “make an offer” option is available, people can also ask for money or specific people and items. Searching for a specific item brings up multiple listings, so you can find the listing that best meets your need. For example, if someone looks for a recycled-can thumb piano, you might find some people who would only want a single bell and the materials to make it for you or those asking for as much as 2,000 bells.
Conducting a transaction via Nookazon is fairly simple. If you see a listing you want or have something listed, you turn to Discord. Everyone’s contact information and Switch code are listed on the site. Once you work out an arrangement with the person, you visit in the game to make the trade and get the items. In the case of acquiring a villager, things could get more involved since you would need to have someone in-boxes and actually speak to them to arrange the trade and move them in.