Christmas 2017 101: Re-Gifting Machine

Note from Alissa: Some of you are asking what happens when you clear out the box.  The box resets and all of the prizes that are in there reset, so you can win them all again…at least for Act 1. So that means A LOT of Ice Tiles and multiple land tokens and snowy hills.

Cheers Christmas Computing Companions,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “C”)


Christmas has invaded Springfield and when you think of Christmas, the first thing that should pop into your mind is gifts! The second? Re-gifting bad gifts!

One fun new element to this event is the introduction of the Re-Gifting Machine game.  It is very similar to the SciFighter at the PolyVac, introduced during the SciFi event.

So let’s break down this Re-Gifting Maching…including how to play the game, what happens if you win or lose, and what prizes to expect from the Mystery Boxes…


Quick Breakdown:

The goal of the Re-Gifting Machine game is to prevent Robo-Funzos from destroying the Simpsons’ House (similar to how you protect your PolyVac from Robots in the SciFighter).



The objective is to clear as many Robo-Funzos in 15 seconds as you can, while defending your Simpsons’ House.


How To Play:

In order to play, you can either click on the Event Hub icon () in the bottom right of your screen and then click on the Re-Gifting Machine icon () to the left of the Event Hub; or you can directly click on the Re-Gifting Machine icon () in the upper right.

In order to play the game, you must have 15 re-gifting currency () to play. Once you have 15, click on the blue icon with 15 written in white to start the game.

The game will count down from 3 prior to commencing. You then have 15 seconds to tap Robo-Funzos that will be attempting to attack your Simpsons’ House. The Robo-Funzos will enter your game screen from all four directions.

In order to win the game, you must protect your Simpsons’ House for 15 seconds and not allow more than 4 Robo-Funzos to reach your Simpsons’ House. If a fifth Robo-Funzo reaches your Simpsons’ House, that game will be considered a loss.



If you win a game (survive 15 seconds), you will earn:

  • 75 event currency (),
  • 1 crafting currency () per Robo-Funzo destroyed.

If you lose a game (get hit 5 times within 15 seconds), you will earn:

  • 25 event currency (),
  • 1 crafting currency () per Robo-Funzo destroyed,
  • 7 re-gifting currency ().


Mystery Boxes:

Once you’ve won the game six times, you are offered an opportunity at a special Mystery Box.

Prizes in the Mystery Box include:

  • Free Land Token
  • Ice (5 pieces)
  • Large Snowy Christmas Hill
  • Small Snowy Christmas Hill

For Act 2 the Large and Small Snow Hills were replaced with North Pole Reindeer Stable & North Pole Elf Cabin….ice tiles & land token remain.

What are your thoughts on this twist to an existing minigame? Enjoying it so far? Have you unlocked any Mystery Boxes yet? What have you won? Thoughts on the Christmas Event in general? What are you most looking forward with this event?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

97 responses to “Christmas 2017 101: Re-Gifting Machine

  1. I guess these mini-games are becoming rather popular, I don’t really want to be ‘that guy’, but I don’t like the re-gifting machine, the drones and the insanity pepper games at all.

  2. Ice ice baby 🎧🎤

    I want more ice!! I need so much ice for my North Pole area. No way I‘ll have enough with the boxes. Will we be able to buy ice tiles after the winter event?

  3. I have earned three rounds of restring mystery boxes. It is irritating that when there is one item left it resets to all of them. Even more frustrating is that it is always the free land token that evades my mystery box. Has anyone else experienced that?

  4. Holy crap. I didn’t know it reset. I’ve been so busy i never bothered to inquire. I’ve just been clearing Robo-Funzo’s and earning bonuts. Its a good thing i was sifting through past TSTO Addict posts for info on items, i never would have come across THIS article. Once again Alissa saved my bacon. THANKS!

  5. Can anyone confirm if wrapping paper will carry over to round 2? I am holding onto it in hopes of moving through the prize track more quickly next round, but want the bonus donuts if they don’t.

    • Wrapping paper will likely stick around…but batteries will change

    • There are no bonus donuts from wrapping paper, just from the batteries. After you finish the two rounds of mystery box type prizes (ice, hills, land token), all you get for winning a rounds is 10 of the crafting currency.

  6. Anyone known if there will be different stuff in the act 2 regifting game, or will it be the same stuff? Thanks

  7. Alissa / Safi

    Do you know if the Funzo currency carries over to the next Act? After I get all the items in the quest line for Act 1, if I keep tapping on Funzo’s but do NOT use the re-gifting machine, do my saved Funzo currency carry into Act 2 so I can build my Act 2 currency faster?

    Thank you guys for ALL you do – you are A-MAH-ZING!!!

  8. What’s nice is you don’t HAVE to play the regifting machine every few hours or multiple times a day.
    Just clear your R.F.s, build up your wrapping paper & play when you want or have time

  9. What happens when you win all the prizes? Do you get bonuts for every 6th win?

  10. I’m surprised that most people dislike the ice sheets. I’m just wishing that could get more than the 5×5 tiles that are available. So excited to be able to put my ice palace on ice.

  11. My whole game crashed 2 hours ago after I pressed the button to open the (regifting) mystery box. I didn’t see the gift I was awarded so I went to inventory (still needs fixing EA) to look for the prize… what a chore! I couldn’t find it unless it was one of several land tokens that I have accumulated.

    I think that was the 4th or 5th time I played the game.

    I have an iPad Air 2.

    Anyone else have this experience?

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