Should I Spend Donuts on the Bear Cave?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas may be over, but the fun is just beginning!  Snow still covers the ground and Maggie and friends have arrived in town!  So break out those Christmas gift cards and stock up on donuts because there are brand new premium items in our stores!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if these are worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Bear Cave to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this hibernation haven to your town! 


Building: Bear Cave
Donut Price: 100 Donuts
Bonus %: 0.75% on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +50
Size: 4×5
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield

-One way to keep a bear hanging around your Springfield even after the event
-Comes with a questline and temporary task for Maggie

-Pricey for a decoration with only a .75% bonus
-Not animated

Final Thought:
Premium or Freemium:
Honestly this is a complete pass in my opinion.  It does nothing for you and serves no purpose in Springfield…other than sitting there.  In my opinion this is over priced and just not worth it.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell I’ll be passing completely on this one.    However, remember this is limited-time.  So if you’re thinking about getting it make sure you do so before the event ends.

Here’s a look at the short questline it comes with…


Bear With Maggie
Homer starts

Homer: Oh, look kids, it’s a bear, the serial killer of the animal kingdom!
Lisa: Dad, that’s completely untrue!  Like most animals, bears generally won’t bother a person if you respect their space and territory.
Homer: We’re humans, sweetie.  It’s human nature to NOT respect other creatures’ space and territory.  Now step aside.  I’m gonna go rock this bear’s world, Homer-syle!
Maggie: *Facepalm*
Make Maggie Pacify a Bear- 4hrs, Earns 6ico_xmas2015_soother_lg, 45xp
Maggie: *Smiling*
Bear: *approving grunt*

What are your thoughts on the Bear Cave?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield (or did you already)? Where have you placed it?  Thoughts on the Third Act? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

96 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Bear Cave?

  1. How unimpressive is the bear cave? After slogging through countless elf tapping sessions, I didn’t have quite enough tickets to get the big prize (I’d gotten both of the earlier ones, well worth the effort). I wanted Sophie. So I spent 23 donuts to make up the gap. I got the bear cave. A 0.75% bonus for 23 donuts is STILL too much.

    But it all worked out. My game glitched and when I went in just after midnight the cave was gone and I had my 23 donuts back. Best possible resolution.

    Seriously the choices in the 2000 ticket mystery box thingie was like Glengarry Glenross. Sophie was a new car and everything else was a steak knife.

  2. Well, there is some animation, you can see the bear’s body moving up and down as he breathes, but honestly, that’s even worse than no animation, it’s like, yeah, we animated it, but just barely 😝

  3. I am so disappointed I got this in the 2000 bucks Mystery Box. Sooo disappointed. I was saving for days. Even The Yes Guy would be a better deal. Even North Pole Station would. There goes my only chance to get Costington… 🙁


    So the bear doesn’t walk around your Springfield pass even at fifty
    It’s not worth it it would be if it roamed around Springfield


    The bears are different colors yet I still mistake the cave bear for imaginary at times!

  6. I like it. I placed it as one of the exotic animals at Moe’s petting zoo. It’s funny and a good whimsical addition to the zoo.

  7. Yes! My request has been fulfilled! I wanted Shauna to come back or this event, and she did! I bought her right away and right now she’s Teasing Ducks. Thank you EA!!!

  8. With no animation its not worth it

  9. I wanted this because I like the looks but I can’t part with 100 donuts for not much benefit. This is a pass for me.

  10. It’s cute & I would like to have it, but 100 donuts is real money! Gonna have to pass. and I do hope I can get a walking bear later for 30 donuts.

  11. Chances are we may be able to buy an imaginary bear at the end of the event.

  12. Like him a lot, but 100 donuts is too much imo. I might have bought it if it was 30.
    Perhaps he will wake up with some amazing tasks in the spring and I’ll totally regret not getting him, lol.

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