Hey Howdy Hey Ghostbuste..er I mean Gift Grabbers!
Snow has arrived in Springfield & is it just me or is anyone else have Déjà vu? Christmas looks a lot like Halloween (sort of). Instead of the creepy mist, Ghosts, Gremlins and GOO, Christmas brings us snow, gift boxes, gift bags and gift cards (Geez..what’s with all the G words EA?!) Confused yet? Don’t be…as always the Addicts team is here to help! We’ve got you covered, so that plus the 4 weeks you have to play the update should help you achieve all of the goals! Let’s get right to it by breaking down the “game inside the game”.
If we were Ghostbusters at Halloween we’re Gift Grabbers for Christmas, because that’s what EA is asking you to do here. The object is to “grab” (tap) gifts in your town to collect Gift Cards and other goodies. Gift Cards are the new in-game currency for special Christmas items. Occasionally a Gift Box will spill out a Gift Bag or a Spin Coin when you tap them. Gift Bags are collected to put into your friend’s towns, they’ll help you earn more Gift Cards. Confused yet? Don’t be…let’s break it all down step by step
Once you’ve completed the Too Much Of A Good Thing Pt. 1 Task and Placed the Present Depot your town starts to earn Gift Boxes. The gift boxes appear out of the Present Depot and once you grab them they’ll disappear and be replaced with Gift Cards and other goodies, like gift bags.
Again, Gift Cards are the new in-game currency. Gift cards are red with a green bow and appear when you grab gift boxes. They’ll also appear in a variety of other ways as well. You can also earn Gift Cards while visiting friends towns, completing special event tasks & grabbing Gift Bags.
Gift cards are then collected for personal AND community prizes. Just like Halloween there are 10 personal prizes you can earn from collecting Gift Cards.
Gift Bags are the new “Gremlins” of Tapped Out. You can place Gift Bags in your friends towns and they help earn more Gift Cards. In order to place Gift Bags in your friends town they (and you) MUST have completed the first part of the Holiday update (placing the Present Depot, & collecting 10 gift boxes from their present Depot). You can tell if a friend is at this point by checking out the Gift Card counter over their town on the neighbors map. If the counter is more than zero you know they’re able to accept Gift Bags in their town, however if they’re still at “0” then they aren’t quite ready.
The only other thing I want to mention at this point is, now when you visit friends (who are ready for Gift Bags) you can tap 3 buildings with Gift Cards over them to collect more Gift Cards (and cash). Be sure to collect all gift cards that come out of the buildings in your friend’s town BEFORE leaving. Otherwise they won’t count toward your goal. You can place 5 Gift Bags in a Friends town. Here’s how you do that:
Tap on the gift bag icon in the top right corner. They’ll place the gift bags in your neighboreenos town! Yes, it really is that simple!
We’ll be back periodically with more up-to-date information as we have it. For now, we’ve got to continue to play the update ourselves and see what comes up next!
Have fun Gift Grabbing!
Looking for friends? Check out the ADD FRIENDS area of the site. Unfortunately, all requests not placed there will be intercepted by The Grumple and no one wants that guy mad, trust me.