It would be an understatement to admit that Sims 4 “kits,” bite-sized servings of new downloadable content, are contentious amongst fans. For some, their introduction represented a devastating downward slide toward the ever more ubiquitous microtransaction. For others, kits as a concept sate the unquenchable thirst for content many Simmers have. After all, a steady stream of minor content is better than months without content. Right?
The answer is unclear.
After all, Sims 4: Book Nook Kit is the twenty-fourth kit in a whopping kit collection numbering twenty-five in total. It can be difficult, particularly in this sputtering global economy, to parse out which kits are worth the investment.
This series of articles aims to provide guidance through the banquet of bite-sized content options, separating the empty-calorie fast-food fluff kits from the five-star Beef Wellington kits.
So what about Sims 4: Book Nook Kit?
The Sims 4 released its Book Nook Kit in June 2023. It contains 25 new items, which - aside from the stunning layered couches made resplendent with squashy pillows and draped throw blankets- appear mostly unremarkable at first glance. A quick squint at the boring browns and angular items, like a wire basket and yet another set of bookended tomes, might encourage sleepy yawns from fans.
However, this kit offers more than what meets the eye.
What appears to be simple bookshelves of varying sizes are actually modular shelves for flexible placement. By mixing and matching the shelves, some of which are empty, others partially full, others chock full of books, players can create the enormous bookshelves of their dreams.
If this were not enough, Book Nook Kit provides book stacks as clutter, allowing players to stack books as high as their hearts desire.
Other pack perks include an elegant, rounded standing lamp, new wooden flooring, fresh candle decor, a modern cream-colored rug, and adorable book trays.
The kit also includes a curved coffee table which doubles as book storage and a new wooden side table.
The inherent coziness of the Book Nook kit pairs well with several other Sims 4 packs.
Its emphasis on natural materials like wood, iron, and glass fits well with Eco Lifestyle, Discover University, Cottage Living, Basement Treasures kit, Everyday Clutter kit, Blooming Rooms Kit, Greenhouse Haven Kit, and perhaps most beautifully, the Industrial Loft Kit.
Book Nook Kit + Base Game only
All in all, Sims 4 Book Nook kit is a must have for builders who want to create the Beauty-and-the-Beast-esque library of their wildest dreams. The modular mix-and-match and stackable nature of the included bookshelves is not to be missed.
The included couches are stunning and comfortable looking, complete with draped throw blankets and squashy pillows, a clear improvement over the earliest boxy Sim sofas of yore.
While both the coffee table and side table are unbelievably oversized - a problem with which Sims 4 wrestled for many years - players can work around this issue by sizing down the furniture in-game, though this renders placing clutter a real pain.
Despite this, the kit is a stunning addition to the game
sure to delight builders around the globe.
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