The Stardew Valley game has been out for a little over a year now and there are many players who are still discovering the best ways to play the game. It is an open-ended game in which you can go about it in whatever way you choose. You can spend your days in the mines mining for ores, in the forest hunting for food, at the river fishing for fish, in the garden planting crops, in the town talking to NPC's, in the barn feeding the animals, or in your house decorating and moving around furniture. There are a lot of ways to get yourself to the end of the game, but the more time you spend doing certain things, the more opportunities you'll have to get more from the game.
The more you participate in each part of the game's economy, the more rewarding the game will be. It is a lot more fun to get a variety of items, materials, and animals from different locations, and it will make you feel more accomplished when you get everything you want. You may want to try to harvest, fish, and mine every day for a while and then go work on your farm for a while. Switching up how you spend your time will keep the game from getting boring and will keep you from getting burned out.
It is also a good idea to take on every side quest you can find. Side quests are a great way to get more from the game and they will save you a lot of time. Quests will take you to a lot of different areas of the game and will reward you with a lot of items, materials, and animals. Quests also have a lot of different requirements that will test your skills and give you a little more of a challenge. For example, some quests will ask you to collect certain items or to find a certain number of items.