Terwilliger Update Has Arrived! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well Homer’s 2014 New Year’s Resolutions to EA continue to come true!  Who remembers back on New Year’s Day 2014 when Homer said this…

“But there better be some awesome stuff planned for 2014.  Like the Monorail, and the Stonecutters, and a proper version of Sideshow Bob……and those are just a few of the great ideas I found on the internet!”

Well…we’ve had Stonecutters and now here’s Sideshow Bob!  (does this mean the Monorail is around the corner!?)

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Anywho…remember this is an app store update so you’ll have to check out your app stores for the download.  This will not automatically update in your game…you must have the app store download first.

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Currently it’s only live on iOS.  Android and kindle sit tight, should be up soon.

Updated is live on all platforms. 

As always we’ll be back with more info as soon as we go through it all….

Cecil will be awarded to you for free when the update starts.  He’ll have a short task and then you’ll need Lisa free for the next part.  After that you’ll need Homer.  So try your best to keep Lisa & Homer free….

The Event should auto start for you and the very first character you’ll unlock is Cecil Terwilliger….


Cecil is free and you’ll be first tasked to have him make amends (not to be confused with Almonds).  This will take 4hrs to complete.

Next up you’ll need Lisa free for part 2.  Where you’ll have to send 4 Springfielders to vote on whether or not Cecil can stay in Springfield.  This will take 1hr…but remember you need to send 4 characters.

Homer will then start part 3…where you’ll be required to build Monsarno Research.  You’ll find it in your store and it’ll also be FREE.  However it is an 8hr build.


Once completed the event will kick off for you!

This event, once again, is combining elements from other events.  You’ll have prizes, crafting and daily tasks to complete!  As well as upgrades to help you earn even more!  And this event will be broken up into different parts.  So in about 14 days we’ll see even more prizes added!

To access the Event Menu (prizes and others) click on the Knife trophy in the bottom right of your screen (remember this won’t appear until AFTER you’ve built Monsarno research. )


From here you’ll be able to access the prizes, crafting items, Cecil’s daily tasks and the basic event overview.  Here’s the breakdown:


Prizes are the first items listed (Trophy icon on the left):


You’ll notice that the currency for Act One is a Shovel.  It’ll look like this:

ico_terwilligers_spades_lgMore on how to earn it in a bit…

Here’s the prize breakdown:

monsarnofounderstatue Monsarno Founder Statue- 1,050 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

ico_stor_terwilligers_fertilizer_200200 Fertilizer- 1,550 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg (you’ll need this for crafting)

ico_stor_terwilligers_corn_200200 Corn- 2,100 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg (you’ll need this for crafting)

ico_terwilligers_oldsimpsonfarm_unlockOld Simpson Farm House- 4,200 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

ico_stor_terwilligers_mutantseed_5050 Mutant Seeds- 6,000 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

ico_stor_terwilligers_fertilizer_200200 Fertilizer- 7,800 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg 

ico_stor_terwilligers_corn_200200 Corn- 11,000 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

petmutantplant_menuPet Mutant Plant- 16,050 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

Next let’s talk about crafting…

You’ll find the crafting menu just below the prizes menu in the event guide…


There are tons of goodies for you to craft!  Right now there are 2 main crafting items:


ico_terwilligers_corn_lg Corn

Here’s a look at what you can create:

canefieldCane Field- Requires:

4,500 ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lg
1,400 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

sanijohnsmokehouseflippedSani-John Smokehouse- Requires:
8,250 ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lg
2,500 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

springfieldfarmersmarketflippedSpringfield Farmers Market- Requires:
4,600 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

Now the final category…Cecil’s Daily Tasks.  Much like the Elf Tunnel at Christmas and Number 1’s daily Tasks during Stonecutters…you’ll have to complete a series of tasks to earn more rewards.  Each task pays out different rewards:

cecil's tasks

You will have to complete each task within the day in order for it to  count toward that day’s goal.  You will have until Midnight in YOUR timezone to complete the tasks.  So that’s 12am where ever you are in the world to complete it. 

The tasks listed WILL vary per person.  So what you see above…which is for me…may be different for you.  However, the timing should all be the same.  We’ll have a complete breakdown of this in another post for those of you that are confused.

But basically…make sure you check and complete Cecil’s Daily tasks each day to earn more currency for more prizes!

Completing the first one today will earn you:

25 ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lg

40 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

Once you’ve complete the first task you’ll have to go back to Cecil.  You’ll see him in your town with this over his head:


That means he has a new task for you to do.  Also note that you can find him quickly by going to the Go To button in the Daily Task Menu.  

Completing his second task will earn you…

50 ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lg

80 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

The third task will earn you…

40 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

160 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

And the fourth and final task will earn you…

90 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

320 ico_terwilligers_spades_lg

Remember to check back everyday to complete Cecil’s Daily Task to earn even more currency for prizes and crafting!

 Upgrading Monsarno Research


Much like the Superhero Event, you can upgrade Monsarno Research to unlock tasks for characters and more!

Upgrading will cost you Fertilizer and Corn (it’s not just for crafting).

Here’s what it’ll look like when you’re ready to upgrade to Level 2…


After you’ve upgraded you’ll unlock a job for Gluttons to get Corn:


They’ll have a 16hr task to Feed the Hunger, which will earn you 9 Ears of Corn.

UPDATE BUNNY: Here are a few more Upgrade Levels for Monsarno as it seems it is causing questions in the comments to spark…
Level 3: Jobs Unlocked for Pessimists to get Fertilizer (Conclude It’s All Pointless, 4hrs, 5 Corn)
Level 4: Jobs Unlocked for Youngsters to get Corn (Eat Too Much Candy Corn, 8hrs, 5 Corn)
Level 5: Jobs Unlocked for Seniors to get Fertilizer (Don’t Care About the Future, 2hrs, 3 Corn). FREE Monsarno Cafeteria (unlocks it as well to Craft More)
Level 6: Jobs Unlocked for Criminals to get Corn (Be Sold to a Private Company, 4hrs, 3 Corn)
Level 7: Increases Fertilizer Awards from jobs (2hrs to 5/ 4hrs to 8 Fertilizer), FREE Monsarno Chimp Research (unlocks it as well to Craft More)

The Levels stop at 7 until next Phase of Event.

monsarnocafeteriaMonsarno Cafeteria

1st one Free from Upgrade, additional Craft Requires:

1,600 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

monsarnoprimateresourcesMonsarno Chimp Resources

1st one Free from Upgrade, additional Craft Requires:

1,600 ico_terwilligers_corn_lg

Mutant Attacks

Once you’ve completed Chaos She-ory Pt. 1 you’ll unlock the ability to have Mutant roam around your Springfield…


For this first part they’ll look like this…

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And tapping on them to clear them will earn you more shovels, Fertilizer and corn!

Looks like you’ll earn 7 Shovels and 4 Corn/Fertilizer for each one you tap in your town. 

Clearing Mutant Plants also earns you the chance for more Mutant Seeds.

Friend’s Towns


Once you’ve reached Chaos She-ory Pt. 2 you’ll unlock the ability to earn more from your neighbors.

ico_terwilligers_mutantseeds_lg This is a Mutant Seedling.  And you’ll be asked to deploy these in your neighbor’s towns.  You’ll be able to deploy 10 Mutant Seedlings in a Neighbors town at a time.  (10 per neighbor…5 in Other Springfield)  Sending a neighbor Mutant seedlings will earn them more rewards when they squish them.  You’ll also earn more rewards for squishing any in your own town.

ico_terwilligers_leaderboardseedlings The Big green one in the middle is what they look like when they’re in your town…

In addition to Mutant Seedlings…you’ll also be able to Tap 3 Mutant plants in your friend’s town.  Tapping them will earn you more rewards!

You’ll earn 1 Shovel for every plant you tap in your neighbor’s town.

When a neighbor leaves you Mutant Seedlings they’ll turn into Mutant Blobs and look like this:


They move quickly through your town, so you’ll have to be fast to catch them.  Tapping on them will earn you rewards of either Shovels, Fertilizer or Corn.  And yes, you’ll want to tap on them as both you and your neighbor benefit when you tap on  them and clear them.

We’ll have more details about neighbor actions in another post 🙂

Earning More…


Shovels can be earned a couple of different ways.  First, by completely Cecil’s Daily Tasks.  You’ll earn more shovels for each task you complete.

You can also earn shovels for completing the questline.  Each completed part should earn you 100 additional Shovels.

Shovels can also be earned through Monsarno Research.  The building payout is every 8hrs and each payout will earn you shovels.  You’ll earn 120 Shovels every 8hrs from Monsarno Research.

You’ll also be able to earn more Shovels by squishing Mutant Plants in both your town and your friend’s town.


Fertilizer can be earned a couple of different ways.  First off you can earn it by completing Cecil’s Daily Tasks.  Each task you complete you’ll earn more.

Also, various characters will have tasks to earn Fertilizer.  And once you upgrade to Level 3 it’ll unlock the ability for Pessimists to have a Fertilizer earning task.

You’ll also earn more Fertilizer as you earn more prizes.  200 Fertilizer is listed as a prize twice.  So plenty of chances to get it.


Corn is earned by completing character tasks to earn it.  When up upgrade to Level 2 in your game you’ll unlock a task for Gluttons to earn corn.

Corn can also be earned by earning prizes.  Corn is listed as a prize twice.

More corn can also be earned by Squishing Mutant Plants in your town.


Mutant Seedlings are earned via the prize track.  You’ll earn 50 Mutant Seedlings as one of the prizes.

In addition some will be rewarded to you at various points in the questline.

Mutant Seeds can also be found when you clear Mutant Plants from your town.  Occasionally one will pop out with the shovels and fertilizer/corn.

Mutant Seeds can also be purchased in the store for donuts.  Here’s the breakdown:

ico_terwilligers_mutantseeds_lg 1 Seed- 1 Donut

ico_stor_terwilligers_mutantseed_55 Mutant Seeds- 3 Donuts

ico_stor_terwilligers_mutantseed_1010 Mutant Seeds- 5 Donuts

ico_stor_terwilligers_mutantseed_2525 Mutant Seeds- 10 Donuts

New Store Items

A few new premium items available in the store right now…

In addition to the Mutant Seeds listed above you can also purchase…

ico_stor_terwilligers_farminglicenseFarming License- 90 Donuts.  Will allow you to harvest more Mutants from your friends towns.  If purchased you’ll earn 2 Shovels per Mutant Plant you tap in a neighbor’s town.  You know the drill with these by now…just like events past.  (Leaves when Event Ends)

itsawonderfulknife_menu unlock_gino It’s a Wonderful Knife- 150 Donuts.  Earns $90, 10xp/2hrs.  Comes with little Gino.  (Leaves when Event Ends)

republicanpartyhq_menuRepublican Party HQ- 90 Donuts.  Earns $500, 45xp/24hrs. (you have 2 weeks to purchase.  Leaves when act 2 starts)

museumofswordfish_menuMuseum of Swordfish- 70 Donuts.  Earns $350, 35xp/16hrs. (you have 2 weeks to purchase.  Leaves when act 2 starts)

Free Donuts


Yes once again it looks like you’ll have a chance for some free premium currency with this event.  Once you’ve cleared all of the prizes you’ll get the Digging Deep questline.  For every 3,000 Shovels you collect you’ll have a chance to earn 1, 2 or 3 donuts.

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And that my friends completes the basic rundown information of the Terwilliger Event!

What are your thoughts on the event so far?  Excited to see it broken out into different parts?  Thoughts on the prizes?  How about crafting?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

493 responses to “Terwilliger Update Has Arrived! (Updated and Complete)

  1. At what point do I run out of collecting shovels when visiting neighbors? I just noticed that I was only collecting $$ FP and XP. Does it stop giving out neighbor rewards as soon as I complete my daily tasks for Cecil, or is there a point where I’ve reached the max shovels from neighboring towns? :-\

  2. Anyone know why the Monsarno Cafeteria and Monsarno Chimp Resources don’t earn any money/currency?

    • Nope, only EA knows why. They’re just listed as decorations in the files.

      • but, they had a 4hr build time (er, I think it was 4hrs) and when you are in view mode, you can show/hide them with the rest of the buildings…

        • I know. They’re buildings in every sense of the word building…but they’re considered decorations in that they give vanity and don’t earn you cash/xp. Why? Like I said…only EA knows.

  3. Question:
    Is it better to do crafting or continue to upgrade?
    I currently have a quest to craft the farmer’s market, and have Monsarno at level 6. I assume at this point it’s far better to continue to upgrade Monsarno, as I’m almost at the cap, but I don’t know if I’m missing out on something by not crafting yet.
    Of course, once I cap Monsarno I will begin crafting, but I just want to get opinions. Should have asked this question days ago!

  4. Whew. I thought there was something wrong in my game. I upgraded main event building and got cafeteria and then when I was in crafting menu it was still there. I thought since the Springfield farmers market was not a freebee, that maybe my game glitched and I got the cafeteria by mistake and it might get taken back. But I see it is to make more.

  5. Can you still get donuts when visiting friends towns?

  6. So once act one ends, will we lose the ability to craft the current items? I just got monsarno to level 7, and I can’t see how I can possibly get that much fertilizer in the next 8 days.

  7. When I tap on mutants in my neighbors towns, nothing happens. What does it take to activate leaving and gaining seeds/plants with my neighbors?

  8. Ineedsom Ebodyhelp

    Hello, the kids now can eat candy corn and Lisa is about to free the mutated vegetables. Shortly before, it looked like on the screen briefly that I gained some item. I had tapped to quickly to really see anything but maybe you have a walkthrough site for the beginning of this event so that I could check there?

    I still have no task to visit other Springfields, is that normal? I am puzzled why others can visit neighbours since days.

    Many thanks in advance.

  9. brendan habernigg

    Having server connection Problems is anyone else? Should I uninstall and reinstall?

    • No its probably the server, it might be down in an area. Double check your internet connection. If that’s stable than it’s probably on ea.

  10. Very awkward starts with this event seems once you get to kids job 1 it speeds up a bit. I was way behind until that now I’m slowly gaining. Also I didn’t see a.friend page link .

  11. brendan habernigg

    Thanks. Really is the best place for this game.

  12. brendan habernigg

    When does act 2 start?

  13. Have you made an add friends post for this event, yet? I looked, but did not see one. Thanks!

  14. How are you supposed to earn enough fertiliser and corn to build the farmer’s market? It will take so long, also since you have to use fertiliser on upgrading the Monsarno too. If new crafting prizes are on the way, I don’t think I’ll be able to get them.

  15. Just got the update… luckily I don’t have much interest in this one cus I’m already like 4 days behind, usually get updates right away =\

  16. I really wish cane field wasn’t so expensive… I want so much of it for my farm

  17. Question:

    I can send the seeds to my friends town but they can only tap my houses why is that? They can’t give my town any mutant seeds. I’ve updated the game last on the 14th logged out/into the game several times? What am I doing wrong?

  18. Help! I’ve been following everything pretty well (or so I thought), but I’m confused about something and I need to know what to do… I have a task in my task bar (the red box in the image below) to send a glutton to help feed the hunger (or something like that) for 16 hours, but I don’t know where this task came from and whether I need to do it. (It’s not one of Cecil’s daily tasks…I already have a Kook doing the next one of those right now.) I don’t really want to lock a character up for 16 hours unless I have to, but, of course, I don’t want to impede any progress in the game. So, do I need to do this task, or is it just a “filler” task?


    • It’s one of those bonus tasks Bunny was talking about in her Math Post. Everytime you complete it you earn 100 extra spatrowvels (Spades/Trowels/Shovels). These are tasks you should be doing already to earn corn/fertlizer and they won’t go away. They’re just there to remind you to send characters on those tasks to earn Fertilizer and corn and to give you extra Spatrowvels. VERY beneficial to you 🙂

      Check out the math post again and check out the part that says SPADES FROM RANDOM CHARACTER TASKS. It’s towards the bottom…she details it there for you 🙂 (it’s also on the walkthrough post, where it says you’ll get random tasks popup and not to freak out about them 😉 )


      • Thanks, and sorry… Guess I was looking in the wrong articles for the answer (or just didn’t recognize the answer when I reviewed the math post). The blog articles have been so data-rich that it’s a bit hard to internalize every last bit of it (that’s not a complaint in the least…without all of that wonderful info, we’d probably all be wandering lost in the game!).

        Okay, now that I know that, guess I’ll have to go invest a glutton in that 16-hour task (but not my usual, reserved “go to” glutton, because I still need to keep him free for daily tasks).

  19. I’m REALLY frustrated this wasn’t a forced update (or maybe it’s different between Android and iOS – when I had my phone, it would say something like “you need to update, but you have to go to the store.”) Anyway, so now I’m approx. 60 hours behind schedule. I was easily able to get everything with the Superheroes event, but that was with being home all day and setting reminders for each person’s tasks. We’ll see if I’ll be able to keep up now that I’ll be working and won’t have data access. Hopefully I’ll get a new phone soon and be able to update at work. At least I’ve got 40 days or so for this task. Guess I should add a Tomacco-ton more friends too…

    • Most app markets you can set to “auto update” your apps 😉

      • NO, this update came way late. I do not have the auto-update. I rely on this website to tell me, however I missed it on April 14th, I saw Canyonero was the newest posting and then on the 15th, IN THE EVENING, my husband who has auto-updates on his iphone asked me about Sideshow Bob being in the game now. I was like WHAT are you talking about!? He said there was an update. I went to the app store and sure enough there was one. Then I came to your website to see what I had missed. I started about 30 hrs behind. I have been playing since Christmas 2012. This is some REAL FERTILIZER that this happened to so many players.

  20. Nothing with rhe event really but Carl now has a two hour task with the black.box. Does it come with the event or with a previous in game update?

  21. I have almost 4800 spades or “shovels”, and haven’t gotten the Bonus Box yet! Isn’t it suppose to be every 3000? 😏 will I be able to get those donuts chance?? Mahalo for any help.. Stepingstair 🌴

    • Every 3000 AFTER you get all the 8 prizes.

      • Mahalo so much for the feedback of Info!!😄 while I was working in my town after submitting the comment, I then got to remembering with previous game (s)when my Lightbulb went on!!! Of course I said to myself, I remember now abt having to finish the prizes!! Duh to me!!😆

  22. Just wondering, if I send characters on the 8 or 16 hour task to get corn or fertilizer, won’t that interfere with doing the four daily tasks? I never know which kind of character I will need..

  23. I just visited all my neighbors, tapping buildings or squishing plants, whichever I saw. I didn’t get any shovels for the plants, though, just cash – and 3 DONUTS!!!!
    When will I start getting shovels for plants?

  24. I just finished visiting my 100 neighbors. Only 3 didn’t have the mutants, so I tapped buildings. That means the rest has unlocked the neighbor actions. When I returned to my town, there were handshakes from neighbors who had mutants in their town. How can this be? If I see mutants in their town, shouldn’t they see them in mine?

    • If I am tapping mutants and they are tapping buildings they won’t know I did stop by.

    • No… your Neighbor visit is catered to YOU. Not what your neighbor is seeing. Best thing to do is go to main neighbor screen and see who has item counts listed ABOVE zero by their name. All zeroes means theyre not there yet.

      As far as them knowing you were there… nope. No way right now of them knowing outside an occasional Seedling drop.

      • I went back and checked. I only have 3 neighbors with all zeros. Yet I had hand shakes from 27 neighbors…strange huh???

        • Just because they don’t have 0s on their spades doesn’t mean they’ve unlocked neighbor actions. Remember you have to upgrade to level 3 and do more tasks before you unlock neighbor actions. A lot of people aren’t there yet, they’re close but not there just yet.

          The reason you see spades on their counts is because once they unlock and build Monsarno they immediately start to earn spades.

      • Gotcha, thanks 🙂

  25. I love coming here for help! I’ve never added a comment though so here goes…thank you for all of the work you do for all of us!!!

    • Awwwwwwww well you are most welcome.

      And THANK YOU!!! for taking the time to let us know you lurk round. We love our lurkers. 😉

      • Haha lurker! I like this….I love that your name is bunny on here btw because that’s what all of my nieces and nephews call me, aunt bunny. I have to say this update has been a bit frustrating, definitely glad to have you guys, don’t know what I’d do without yas!

  26. need more neighbours
    level 51
    please add


  27. where is the hunting license?does it show up after certain quests?

  28. I have been playing like crazy getting all the items I can. It is going to be hard to craft items when I need the same ones to upgrade the Monsanaro Research…

  29. I think what’s frustrating is now I have to wait for lots of corn and fertilizer in order to upgrade the Monsarno Research center to Level 3 before it’s moving the storyline along for me and letting LIsa do her next task. Homer went on his “Advance Food Science” task and completed it, but I’m stuck in Scientophagy Pt. 2 until I get a lot more fertilizer and corn to upgrade Monsarno, so I’ve sent characters on tasks to do it, but they’re 8 and 16 hour long tasks.

  30. Hi there, I have a question about neighbours. I like to keep track of my neighbours that visit daily. Especially during events because I like to visit and give good stuff to neighbours who do the same for me. And I delete neighbours who do not visit daily.

    I’m just getting to the point of the seeds and weed guys today. I see my neighbour’s name when I tap on the seed blob guy in my town, so I know which neighbours are sending me seeds. But will we know when our neighbours visit us and tap the weed guys? Am I correct that we are limited on the number of seeds we can send to neighbours, like we don’t have enough to send 10 seeds to every neighbour? But we can tap 3 weed guys for every neighbour? I want to see who taps my weed guys so I can keep track of who visits me daily.

    Thanks loads 🙂

    • No way of knowing this event on who visited. Just the Seedling BLobs left behind. And they are not a lot, so you may not see the names more than once or twice a week depending on how fast they get them and drop them to YOU and 99 other neighbors.


    • I wasn’t even aware there was an update until I went to visit neighbors last night and got the message they had new content (I play on a kindle, Android players update later) Rather than reset for 24hrs., I decided to wait until after the Monsarno build to visit Neighbors in order to participate in event mode. So don’t give up on your normally faithful neighbors, they probably just have a slight case of event lag and will be there soon.

      • I noticed that when I was visiting neighbours. Could tell many were delayed including yourself 🙂 no doubt though when people start to realise I will be the one playing catch up 🙂

        I hope people aren’t premature in deleting neighbors either, it’s been so quick since the last event that some people dont realise and some players just can’t put in the amount of time needed in the early stages of the event.

        I actually had to text one of my close friends to tell her about the update in the app store yesterday so assuming alot of people may still be in the same boat.

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