Early Valentine: Mystery Date Box

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This morning a little early Valentine hit our games…the Mystery Date Box


Ok so it’s the Date Night Mystery Box, but doesn’t Mystery Date Box sound so much better? 😉

Anywho, this is a premium box full of your change to get those limited-time premium ladies & buildings generally associated with Valentine’s Day & dating. (oh and you’ve got a shot at 2 items that are always in the game…but still at a discounted price)

By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside..


First, let me point out that this is the EARLY Valentine’s Day release.  There’s more coming (and something for those who already have all of this) in a few days, so don’t panic thinking this is it.  Again, it’s just the early release…

And…if you already have everything in the box you’ll get the popup but you won’t see the box in your store. 


So for 60 donuts you can have your shot at a variety of Valentine’s Day premium characters and buildings from the past AND a character/building combo and building from the present.

Date Night Mystery Box Leaves Games February 17th…

Here’s what you can win…

ShaunaShauna- Should I Buy Post

unlock_brandineBrandine- Should I Buy Post

upupandbuffet_menuUp, Up & Buffet!- Should I Buy Post

aztecAztec Theatre- Should I Buy Post 

powershouse_menu unlock_laurapowersPowers House & Laura Powers- Should I Buy Post

derkrazykraut_menu charactersets_beckyDer Krazy Kraut & Becky- Should I Buy Post

Howard's FlowersHoward’s Flowers- Should I Buy Post

Phineas Q. Butterfat'sPhineas Q. Butterfats- Should I Buy Post

Now, while I know you can’t pick and choose which items you want from the box, I included the Should I Buy posts from the past so y’all can see how much they originally cost & what specifically each building/character does.

60 Donuts is a bargain for any of these items…as they originally all were more than 60 donuts.  So it’s certainly worth giving it a try if you have the donuts!

Also, a few new Around the World items hit our games over the weekend and today…

ico_stor_single_atw_sugarloafmountainSugarloaf Mountain- 100 Donuts

arcdetriomphe_menuArc de Triomphe- 80 Donuts

Yes, I will have Should I Buys on these AND ALL THE NEW ITEMS IN OUR GAMES…

Just give me some time.  Like I said EA’s keeping me busy with this update and I can only do so much at a time.  So I ask for a little patience.  I’m cranking them out in the order they expire.  (and the ones that provide the biggest benefit for the event, I’ve covered)

And that’s it my friends!  The details on the Valentine’s Day Mystery Box….who will you end up with?

What are your thoughts on the Date Night Mystery Box? Have you tried it yet? What have you won so far? What do you hope to get? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

195 responses to “Early Valentine: Mystery Date Box

  1. Thanks for post Alissa! I was wondering why I couldn’t find mystery box, as always you set me straight. You rock girl.
    No need to apologize for being busy, after all you keep telling us you are human (I’m still thinking you either have super powers, or there are two of you or perhaps Princess Riley is finally pulling her wait and moderating lol).
    Hang in there, remember to breath😉❤️

  2. I decided to buy one and see how it goes (didnt have any of the stuff offered), got up up and buffet that i liked but always had more important stuff to spend donuts on. Now that one building was opened i decided to buy anothet box as there were still 4 characters/combos for the taking and i was sure next price must be one! And i was right, iv got miss Powers not the most wanted but certainly not a shabby reward. But my donut itch didn’t stop there(i might have a gambling problem) so i decided to take another try as there were still some good rewards there. Luck was on my side and iv opened up Brandine. YES shouted in myself. Now crazy Kraut was poking my eye but i decided to give up while i was winning (maybe i don’t have a gambling problem after all, maybe its just a gaming problem). End of story.

    • wow that is exactly what happened to me. same order. now i am farming with the multiplier generator going to see if i can get the rest. i definitely have a gaming problem. lol

  3. I took a shot and got the second worst prize: Phineas Q. Butterfat’s. Howard’s Flowers being the worst. I was really hoping for Krazy Kraut, but would’ve been happy with any of the characters / buildings with characters. What a waste of 60 doughnuts!

  4. The “on the left” trick didn’t work for me either. Brandine is the only character that I really want. Not sure if I’ll try again or save my donuts for later.

  5. 60 donuts is a good deal, but I have only 70 and the chances are too small that I’ll get the only thing I want (Krazy Kraut/Becky). I think I’ll pass this time and save for something else 🙂

  6. Guted Mindy wasn’t in it this year. Missed out last 2 years, should have had her in thisn pack instead of Shauna again who was only recently rereleased twice not long ago.
    Silly decision by EA on that one

  7. I’m a bit confused, because I don’t see Laura on her house. But she does come with it right? Because it is the only item in my box and for 60 Donuts it would be a clear buy for me if she comes with it. Especially when I look at the original price.

  8. The only two items left for me are Phineas Q. Butterfat’s and Howard’s Flowers. I’ve let them pass before and have no intention of getting them this time. Building should be more unique and possibly even have character interaction to make them worthwhile for me.

    If I didn’t already own the character/building combos, things would be totally different.

  9. The “reload until it’s on the left” seems like an urban myth. Tried it with my 1st open – got Aztec theatre wanted a character/combo
    Relied on luck for the next 2 – Shauna and Powers house. Very happy camper now!

  10. This was a really cool box I have to give EA credit they do have some good boxes

  11. Blew 300 D’s got The Plane restaurant Power House Becky Shauna
    Brandine now I’m gonna use 60 to get the last prize the Aztec Theatre

  12. Already have Shauna and the Aztec. Tried it and got Brandine. After a couple days of KEM farming, I may try again and hope to get another character.

  13. The Aztec was the first thing i saved up donuts to get years ago. Its just not springfield without it. My main drag is Moes, Comicbook Shop, Aztec all in a row. The Aztec is in the non event splashscreen. Total must have.

  14. Spent 300 donuts total on the mystery date box, got the following: Aztec Theatre, Up up and Buffet, Shauna, Laura Powers character building combo, and Der Krazy Kraut character building combo. (I already had brandine from years ago). This averages out to be about 100 donuts per ‘character and building combo’ plus i get a building for free. Very happy with this box, always love to add more ppl to my growing town. 😉

    Good luck with the mystery date box everyone.

  15. I might have to jump on this because there’s only one item in the box for me – Laura Powers combo. Amazing deal for 60 donuts!

  16. How dold you extend the ski lift? Thanks
    Wanted stands and tailgate party but too low on donuts,and as a freemium, I will hope it comes back for the next big game.

  17. Curse you, box! I should have stopped when my first two prizes were the I’ve cream shop and flower store. Bit I thought with bonuts coming that I’d give it a 3rd try. At the very least I wanted the Aztec just so SVT would have a 4-hr job, but noooooo. Had to get the stupid plane buffet. Now where to ‘land” that stupid thing? Hmmm.

    • Svt?

      Who’s that?

    • Out of all the things in the box, the one thing I didn’t want was the plane buffet……..so that is exactly what I got in my first box. I should have known! I swear it is like EA hates me as this *always* happens.

    • One thing that’s very cool about the Buffet is that it gives you a great premium task for a bunch of characters. It’s one of those 10 hr tasks I like a lot that pays $525 in game cash. I don’t know if I can remember them all offhand, but you can send Skinner, SVT, Duffman, Bumblebee Man & I think Cletus. There may be more that I’m missing too. So, it gives a premium paying task to a couple regular character which is a nice choice. 😎 RachelS

      • Well that does make the plane buffet a tiny bit better but I still can’t see placing it logically in my town.

        • I put the plane buffet near the airport on a faux concrete runway with spotlights from the casino event… and oriented it so that the billboard looks like it’s on the outside wall of the airport bar rather than being attached to the plane.

          Also, the 10-hour jobs can be rushed for free once there are 72 minutes or less remaining so I like using them before starting work (Works out great for 8-hour workday + 1-hour lunch). I believe Willie, comic book guy, and homer also have the buffet job.

  18. That “far left ” trick is nonsense. Didn’t work 4 times, in 2 different games…

  19. Der Krazy Kraut w/ Becky at a discount and also, earlier, Kumiko. These were the two missing things I wanted to see most in the game! So happy…

  20. The only items I already had were Shauna and the Aztec Theater…I got Der Krazy Kraut! My husband got Howard’s Flowers. I consider this repayment from when I did the Halloween surprise box and got Squirrel LuAnn.

  21. My box disappeared when I still have Becky and Der Krazy Kraut left to buy. Ideas?

  22. Is there a trick to get one prize or the other, I want the Kraut one I am not keen on the Up and Up Buffet.

    • Try going in and out of “viewing” the box until the item you want shifts to the first slot on the left.
      It doesn’t work every time I guess but some of us have had good luck with it.
      Good luck

  23. Had none of these buildings and picked up Brandine, the only character I wanted, first try! Very happy about this. Time to wait a few months so I can get the Spucklers!

  24. I’m sooooo sad. I bought 25 bucks worth of donuts and got kumiko and America town (that’s the good part) and when this box came up in didn’t know the farthest to the left trick and got the two worst buildings for two boxes. Howard’s flowers and the ice cream place I have 108 donuts left, should I buy another?

    • I have tried the farest to the left trick and does not always work. Really it is random like a game of chance. At least seems to me I had three of five I wanted today & had to try for all five before I got what I wanted, though okay with the other two.

  25. WanderingCaveman

    I was wondering why I didn’t see the mystery box after I got the pop-up…
    Turns out I’ve already bought it all 😛

  26. BurningBlaze360

    I want to get it, but I want to buy the Valentine’s Cooling Towers and Seizure Robot coming soon!

  27. Argh!
    Can’t control donut usage. 😕
    Bought the Arc de Triomphe and love it.
    Then got a few of the boxes, now it’s empty as I had a lot of content from before…

    Side note.
    Alissa: I completed today’s Norbert quest and that triggered the quest “the mysterious globe pt. 2” but it’s not showing me what’s needed to complete it.
    Any idea?

    EA is certainly keeping us busy with this event, and you more!
    I am seriously loving it. Best one in a long time.

  28. I had everything but the Krazy Kraut. Completely forget that Becky has atached to it. So, nice surprise when I purchased it and get her.

    • That was the 4th and final box I could buy and was also pleasantly surprised to see Becky. I almost had given up, soooooo glad I didn’t.

  29. This is one of the best sales ever came across.
    So much love <3<3<3

    My wife made me buy Sugarloaf Mountain because she went to Brazil two years ago. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH MY SIMPSONS GAME.

    • Homer was invited to be a soccer referee of the World Championship in Rio de Janairo.

      • Haha, I know. My wife feels her life experiences that coincidentally match my Simpsons game premium items means I have to spend donuts on those items. We are going to England later this year…but I am not buying Big Digi-Ben! xD

    • I really wanted to like Sugarloaf Mtn, but it’s too similar to the ski lift. I wish we could buy more pieces to extend the length that the cable car travels. Oh well.

  30. “60 Donuts is a bargain for any of these items”

    Kinda. Spending 60 instead of 80 donuts is certainly a discount, but some would argue if it’s a “bargain”. The items worth 150 donuts are definitely a bargain at 60 donuts though.

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