Golden Goose Realty PSA

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So a quick PSA about the Golden Goose Realty….

I know it’s super exciting to finally have the ability to get ALL of those land tiles!  Feels like we’ve been waiting forever.  And it’s even better that you can speed up the building to unlock land even quicker! However, I would caution you not to unlock ALL the land tiles.

It’s Really Important to Keep 1 Land Square Open/Unpurchased.   Once you’ve unlocked ALL the land the Golden Goose Realty will no longer earn land tiles, it will revert to cash and XP (until new land is released). 

You’re better off leaving at least 1 land square open so you can continue to earn (and build up) land tokens.

And when you’re ready you can convert your land tokens to donuts.  1 land token=12 donuts. This is done via the store (once you’ve purchased all open land)…

Shoutout to Jason for the images of the donuts in the store and the cash payout of Golden Goose and kamikaze1963443 for the image of the message in-game the appears when you’ve unlocked all of the land tiles.

Which sounds great, but remember once you unlock the ability to convert land tokens to donuts you can no longer earn land tokens.

So do yourself a favor, don’t unlock all of the land and continue earning as many land tokens as you can.

Update: Ok, so it appears some of you are still confused by what i wrote above. I went wrong assuming you all could connect the dots on your own.  However, there are still many of you who prefer it just simply spelled out.  So here it is in list form..

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to do this.  Or anything in TSTO for that matter.  it’s a town building game.  There’s no “winning” at this game.  

Here’s the deal:
-if you keep 1 square of land in your Springfield unpurchased the Golden Goose Realty (which I’ll call GGR for the rest of this for ease) will continue to earn land tokens.
-You can “hoard” those land tokens for as long as you’d like. Build up 15, build up 50, build up 100, build up 1000…however many you’d like to build up.
-When you’re ready and feel like you’re ready to “cash in”. You can purchase that last square of land you’ve been saving.
-Once you purchased that last square of land your GGR will start paying out cash and XP, it will no longer pay out land tokens. (since you’ve purchased all available land)
-At this point you’ll then see an option in your store, like the one shown in the image above, to “Buy” 12 donuts for 1 land token.
-You can then convert all of those land tokens you’ve been hoarding for donuts.
-Now in theory, once more land is released GGR will go back to producing land tokens (since there’s more land available to purchase). So you can repeat this process all over again in theory when (and if) more land is released.
-The big question is will EA release more land anytime soon? Or ever? As a large swath has just been opened. I assume they will, but I’m not EA and can’t say for sure what their plans are.
Therein lies the gamble. Either you cash in quickly, or you wait it out and see. You never know when (or if) new land will be released (it’s not something we’re given a heads up on well in advance). That call is totally up to you.

If I do find out about land in advance, and I’m allowed to release it, I will let you know prior to the update hitting so you can take advantage.

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166 responses to “Golden Goose Realty PSA

  1. The Full Nelson

    I am also not getting land tokens from Golden Goose Realty anymore. I noticed around the time the Reunion mini event started. Went around and around with Support and got referred to the EA Forums which can’t help with a glitch/bug. They gave me 30 donuts for my trouble, which, since I just spent 7,000 donuts clearing out the mystery box seemed like not a great reparation. Has anyone gotten a better answer from EA or heard back from the development team about this? Super frustrating.

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  2. An update on GGR, I received a land tile from the Daily Challenge in a town where I already bought all the land tiles. In the New! icon I found I can exchange the Land Token for 12 donuts. So that hasn’t gone away.

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  3. I have not even come close to using up all my land and was getting tokens from the GG realty but now it seems to have stoped. every 12 hours it starts over again but I never get new tokens. what the glitch? any ideas?

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  4. You no longer have to use your land tiles to end getting land tiles.

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  5. Is there a chart of all of the available land plots? I could swear I saw it somewhere on here but I cannot find it. Thanks for the assistance.

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  6. Not sure if anyone else has had this problem (I haven’t seen it in recent posts on this thread) but I used land tokens to buy the 5 land squares at the bottom right to make the border of Springfield square. I did not buy the land inside this perimeter, plus I still have 4 squares free elsewhere. After completing the perimeter, I got the message that all land was bought so the Golden Goose would now generate doughnuts. As I said, I need at least 8 more tokens. So beware!

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  7. I’ve bought all the land and have many land tiles to convert to donuts. So when I cashed in 10 LT’s I got 120 donuts, but I had to logout, once I logged back in, the donuts I just converted disappeared! Is that happening to anyone else?

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    • But if I convert donuts and buy something with them, the purchase stays, so I guess in the future I will only convert LT’s to donuts if I need to buy something with donuts.

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  8. Okay… so, I scanned through all of the comments in this thread, but I admittedly haven’t read through all of the comments in the various related articles — and I’d love it if some of the other high-level players could provide their observations on their own land-purchase adventures: Am I the only one who has a 3×3 quadrant of unpurchasable land tiles, all the way out in the right corner of my Springfield? It seems oddly specific, so I can’t imagine it’s an accident… but I’d need to compare notes to be sure.

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    • You are not alone. It is part of the “design” which makes no sense. But then, neither does the lack of attention to the huge block above Springfield Heights…

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      • Good to know… though, I wouldn’t necessarily say that it makes *no* sense at all. If you think of it as a bit of subtle foreshadowing, it could be that EA is keeping that specific area in reserve for a planned future update.

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      • I do wish EA would make the extension to SH, I’m sure a lot of players would like this design space… if they do however, suspect it will be SH specific currency and not available to buy using LT 🤔

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  9. For the land token to donut exchange do You need to have SH all unlocked, seen as you can’t use land tokens for them.

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    • Honestly I don’t know. I have no way to test as I only have 1 game with SH land available but I also had no where near all the main Springfield land purchased (the game is lower than level 20 and only for testing/checking store contents)

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      • Does kamikaze1963443 ever post on this blog? Since he/she was able to screengrab the image saying “you’ve unlocked all the land, now earn some grind currency,” perhaps he/she would know if all of SH land needs to be unlocked?

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  10. Hi! Thanks for responding to everyone on this thread. I know you’ve answered the same question dozens of times, but I was wondering if ‘ALL’ of the land also includes Springfield Heights, where you can only purchase the land with specialty items? My entire SpringField (not including over at Springfield Heights) is cashed in, save one land spot, but I have bunch of Springfield Heights land that still needs to be collected. I have land tokens, but they don’t work with Springfield Heights.
    Can I cash in with some of Springfield Heights land still unpurchased?

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    • No. This is only for land that is available to buy with Game Cash, or Tokens. The SH land has to be earned…the hard way.

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      • so, you’re saying that i can still participate by buying the last piece of purchasable/token land, and still turn in land tokens for donuts, even if some of my springfield heights hasn’t been finished? or will it know that SH land is still available, and not allow the tokens to be converted into donuts?

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        • From what we can tell…ALL of your land needs to be bought…including SH. But, again… it really is far more productive to farm KEMs…or Rat Trap Trucks. Not sure where you are in the game, but to be honest, the sooner you reach level 939 the better. Remember…this whole bit is built on “maybe” and “perhaps you guess,” It’s one shot. KEM farming goes on and on and on….

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          • Those last couple of sentences are probably the best observation on all of this that I’ve read, and I entirely agree.

            GGR is a neat little brain teaser, but it’s not likely to be a particularly effective donut harvesting tool for most players, since the players who don’t quickly collect up all of the land tiles via rushing GGR are almost certainly those who haven’t reached max level and can’t *afford* to just chuck a bunch of donuts at land tiles… and the people who *can* afford to spend those donuts can surely only do so because they’ve already settled on a preferred donut harvesting method.

            Take me as an example: I farm purple houses and swap currencies via Rat Trap Trucks. I now own *all* of the land, thanks to the GGR… and it barely touched my in-game cash hoards to accomplish that. It was an amusing diversion to consider the harvesting implications, but it is by no means going to change my already-settled habits. And I suspect much the same is true of the other players who now have all (or all but one) of the land tiles.

            The hard part (for me) is figuring out how best to take advantage of all of that additional space. Redecorating time? Ay, caramba!

            (Speaking of which… Hey, EA! Could you please bring back the teleporter bundles, now that I can afford to buy them? I’ve got an awful lot of scrolling back and forth to do!)

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            • LOL! My teleporters are my most valuable tools. I move one around to sit near whatever Event Update we have, so I can blast quickly between my KEM farm, my Railyard, my town Hall and the event. Boom…Zip…Zap! Love ’em.

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  11. Stupide me! Inwas thinking the other was around. Buying onze land token for 12 donuts.
    (Which is possible when you speed up the the CGR with 12 donuts.)

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  12. So, if I read this article incorrectly. If I push up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, a, b, start I get unlimited donuts and land tokens after I purchased Golden Goose Reality?

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  13. Oh! Good to know 👍 by the way, when is the next addicts live?

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  14. Forget the ocean….now I have an excuse to use all those darn walls!!! If I ignore the biohazard warnings and buy that last square, I deserve what follows…
    Scott
    (Besides, I already bought all the ocean spaces 🙂

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  15. thanks for this great PSA post! made the decision to buy this a no-brainer for me. thank you for all the great posts in general. 🙂

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  16. Thank you for the heads up!

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  17. What if all land sold for in game cash has already been purchased?…

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  18. Does anyone knows if it works to buy the land at Heights as well? Thanks

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  19. Super excited about this building but still a bit confused. Am I supposed to haord the land tiles for as long as I can bear before cashing them all in? Because I can’t cash them in as I go along, right? As as soon as I convert one to donuts the building won’t generate me any more?

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    • Uhm. Read it again… slowly.

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      • I’m trying to understand but I’m still confused sorry…

        Do I need to leave one of the ‘buy with cash’ squares unbought? Or one of the ‘unlock with land tile’ squares?

        Is it then just a waiting game to see how long I want to wait before buying the final square and then being able to cash in all my land tiles at once??

        Sorry if it is obvious but I’ve read the post loads of times and I’m still confused 😞

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        • (Same person by the way, must have been on a different account)

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        • OK… you have forced me to “answer” this in my TGIF post this afternoon. It will be included. Read it.

          Short answer…there is no clear answer at this point.

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        • When I wrote the post my mistake was assuming people could connect the dots on their own and do what works best for them. That’s on me.

          Unfortunately, a lot of people are over thinking it. Trying to think of the best way to “win” at this. There is no “winning” at TSTO, it’s a simple town building game at the heart of it. You have to play whatever way makes you happy.

          Here’s the deal:
          -if you keep 1 square of land in your Springfield unpurchased the Golden Goose Realty (which I’ll call GGR for the rest of this comment for ease) will continue to earn land tokens.
          -You can “hoard” those land tokens for as long as you’d like. Build up 15, build up 50, build up 100, build up 1000…however many you’d like to build up.
          -When you’re ready, and feel like you’re ready to “cash in”. You can purchase that last square of land you’ve been saving.
          -Once you purchased that last square of land your GGR will start paying out cash and XP, it will no longer pay out land tokens. (since you’ve purchased all available land)
          -At this point you’ll then see an option in your store, like the one shown in the image above, to “Buy” 12 donuts for 1 land token.
          -You can then convert all of those land tokens you’ve been hoarding for donuts.
          -Now in theory, once more land is released GGR will go back to producing land tokens (since there’s more land available to purchase). So you can repeat this process all over again in theory when (and if) more land is released.
          -The big question is will EA release more land anytime soon? Or ever? As a large swath has just been opened. I assume they will, but I’m not EA and can’t say for sure what their plans are.
          Therein lies the gamble. Either you cash in quickly, or you wait it out and see. You never know when (or if) new land will be released (it’s not something we’re given a heads up on well in advance). That call is totally up to you.

          Hopefully, that makes sense for you now.

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  20. Great post, Alissa 👍

    So, accumulate as many Land Tokens as you can, but don’t use them all …. because you can trade 1 Land Token for 12 🍩 ‘s (and if you use all available Land – which I assume also includes the Ocean – Golden Goose Reality turns into an XP – $ generator).

    There is a “method to this madness” and I think one of Patric’s ‘thank grog it’s Friday’ will explain it. 😀

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    • OK…you talked me into it. Alissa did a swell job of answering the unanswerable. But, I will take a crack on breaking it down in my own way…which essentially will be, “only EA understands what the heck is going on…it’s for us to figure it out.”

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  21. I am so glad i check this site!! I didnt give the building a second thought and didnt even look at the payout (as i do with the plain buildings) i picked it up and would have kicked myself for missing this opportunity!!! Thank you for the post!!

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  22. I looked through the entire thread before asking this, but if I missed it, I’m sorry.

    The screenshot says that the Golden Goose reality will earn GRIND CURRENCY at a premium rate.

    What is grind currency? Is that stuff like chairs and pills and cell phones? Or glass, plastic and aluminum cans? Or is it event specific stuff, like whatever we’re collecting for the brown house mini event? Or is it just cash? Or….?

    I just thought the wording of that was weird

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  23. Once again had a question, after scrolling around a bit found the answer… this is why I come back to the site. keep up the good work and thank you for your help and support.

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  24. fiendish thingy

    It seems like we’ve had 2-3 land updates in the past year- can anyone verify?

    It seems to me a good strategy would be if you save your tokens, with just one tile unpurchased, until more land is released, then purchase the new tiles, cash in remaining tokens for donuts MINUS the number of tiles you spent on the new release, then you would have enough tiles to purchase the next new release, minus one open tile, to resume earning tokens…am I missing something?

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    • I think you might be, actually: In order to cash in the tiles for donuts, you have to (at some point) buy that last tile. If you wait until *just after* more land has been released to do that, than you will be turning off tile production at the Golden Goose for the *longest* period of time possible. Thus, the most profitable strategy would seem to be: attempt to determine exactly which event is going to switch the Golden Goose back over to tile production, and buy the last tile available to you *just before* that update hits the stores. Of course, unless you have inside information, your guess is something of a gamble… you may or may not turn out to be right.

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  25. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Good heavens!!
    I’m not doing as well as I thought. I have 40 land tokens in the bank. And I still have roughly 180 squares to purchase.
    I figure that is at least 70 days and more likely 3 months, because I’m not nuts to ALWAYS collect at 12.000 hours

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    • You can speed up your land purchases by speeding through the task for 12 donuts. Then you can sell back unused tokens earned at the end (3 months) for 12 donuts. But it becomes tricky, because you can’t sell until you buy all the land, but once you buy all the land you only get cash instead of tokens.

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      • LOL!! So basically… spend donuts to earn donuts…tricky? No. This sounds just a tad bit nuts.

        My suggestion…is if you have a ton of land left to by, do so…with the free tokens, and forget about the “Free Donuts” you might or might not get. KEM farm… Ten KEM donuts in hand are better than 1,000 you lost out on in the Goose. Or something like that.

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        • Well I did say it was tricky. Like posted before, to maximize one would have to “know” when EA is going to add more land, buy the last available, convert and hope EA does add more land. Either that or EA changes it mind about limiting conversion to donuts only when there no land available.

          I agree the easiest thing to do is build up your bonus and farm

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          • You’re over-thinking it IMO. Instead of trying to guess at the next expansion, I’d recommend just waiting for it.

            When it comes you’ll probably have all the tokens you need for the new land. You can then decide whether you want to buy it all and cash in your surplus tokens, or leave one square unbought and keep on accumulating them.

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            • As a dedicated farmer I will buy land as I need it, using donuts to generate them, otherwise just accumulating the tokens. I will not be “converting” tokens to donuts, what a waste. But for the non-farmers I was just thinking of a way to “borrow” donuts from the future to buy land now. 🙂

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              • That’s reasonable, but I still don’t see the point in trying to guess at the timing of the next land expansion. Non farmers, presumably lacking abundant donuts, will be tapping for months before they have all the currently available land, since they should have well over 100 tokens still to acquire.

                When they get there, they can start accumulating surplus tokens if they wish. If the next land expansion is released a year from now (a reasonable guess I think), those players could have over 500 tokens banked.

                Why should that player try to guess at the release? If they do and they’re wrong, they’ve killed the Golden Goose. If the expansion is released, their banked tokens will surely be enough to buy it all, with plenty to spare. And they can decide at that time whether to kill the GG (for several thousand donuts) or keep on banking tokens.

                In short, I see no real gain from correctly guessing the land expansion release, and a potential loss from mistakenly predicting it.

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                • There is no simple logic to this…at all. It is brilliantly illogical, in that it keeps us playing, guessing, and trying to figure out the next move, without any real clear objective. It’s like handing kids a 10,000 piece Lego set, and then telling them that there is a solution to the puzzle, without defining what the goal even is.

                  Do you want to unlock all of the land quickly? This will help…but won’t be a total solution if you have a lot of remaining land like I do. If you have used up all or most of your land, your greed is rewarded with a conundrum, “Can you game the system to earn a ton of donuts before the system changes?” It is the same kind of logic that makes gamblers blow their life savings in Vegas, and people with common sense bet on BitCoin and other pretend currencies.

                  This isn’t a “Golden Goose,” if you are looking for donuts. It is far easier to just KEM farm. This is a distraction at best…if you are looking for a big donut payout.

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                  • Your last point is very true for a town like my main one, where the Golden Goose allowed me to unlock all the land in a few minutes, and using it to then bank tokens for future conversion to donuts is a waste of time since I already have more than enough farmed donuts for anything EA might throw at us.

                    But I have another town with a decently high bonus and a good number of donuts… but not nearly enough to rush enough tokens for the land, and still plenty of premium content yet to buy. So in this case I’ll just open the land one token at a time, no rushing. In three or four months, I’ll be down to that last square.

                    At that point, I’ll probably leave the last square unbought and start banking tokens. I can’t see any reason why not. The question is when to buy the last square and cash in the tokens, and to my mind the right answer is probably Black Friday, with or without a new land expansion. By then the stash of tokens should be big enough to buy a massive amount of discounted old content.

                    I’m just still perplexed by the logic I’ve seen (not just in this thread) suggesting that cashing in just before a correctly predicted land expansion is an optimal strategy. That may well have been the case if land expansions were in any way predictable, but they aren’t…

                    But, as you say, there are many ways to approach this and there is not necessarily a correct or best one. A lot depends on where you are in the game.

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                    • You are trying to create logic from a concept that has none… But, you are right on most levels here.

                      You kind of lost me at “my other game,” in that I just don’t have the inclination or time to play more than one town at a time. I like what I have…I work what I have…and am happy with the results. I barely have time to do what I do now. Duplicating it just because I could, doesn’t appeal to me. BUT I KNOW I’M IN THE MINORITY. So, play as you wish, as many different ways as you want! Right?

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                  • There’s no reply option with your most recent comment (too many levels deep?), but this is in reference to that.

                    I guess my point could be boiled down to: there is logic, but it is not the same for everyone. It shifts depending on where you are in the game. The same could be said about other things. For example, “never, ever rush anything with donuts” is treated by some as a hard and fast rule, but if you have thousands of donuts and nowhere else to spend them, why not rush whatever you want? And so on.

                    As for “my other game”, one of my favorite old-school games was SimCity 2000. You could have as many saved towns as you wanted. And Tapped Out is in some was a SimCity-type game (and massively better than the modern mobile version of SC as it was when I tried it around a year ago). Granted, Tapped Out is different in that you never reach a point where the game ends, but all the same I see having a second Tapped Out game in a similar light. And I know it seems strange (it even seems strange to me), but I actually enjoy the early phases of the game.

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        • I agree with this. As a donut farmer I was glad to buy all the tokens I needed in one go, and then to buy every last square of land with them. No d’oh about it, I knew the implications.

          And I would suggest that anyone who had enough donuts to do the same has no cause for regret that they’re not producing tokens to cash in later.

          In some weeks or months, people without an abundance of donuts will start facing the dilemma of whether or not to buy the last square. People in that boat would probably be well advised to leave it unbought. But I don’t see any point in strategizing and playing guessing games over the next land expansion. The next land expansion comes when it comes.

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  26. As much as it pains my brain to leave one square unpruchased, if it means I can then hoard land tokens…I’ll get over it! 😁
    Thanks for the tip Alissa!
    ~MIB👤

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  27. I cannot find the option to trade in the tiles for donuts in my store 😣
    Must you have a specific number of tiles before it appears?
    I searched all categories of the store, including general store like it shows on the screenshot. No trace. Any help is much appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    • No, you just have to have purchased every single available land tile. As long as you have 1 token and ALL the land available purchased you’ll see the donut option appear.

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      • Thanks for the reply.
        Just to clarify, I have to purchase every single land tile, meaning those available for ingame cash, correct?
        Because in the post you mentioned to keep one token land tile unpurchased.
        Again thank you for all you do!

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  28. If you do buy all the land and then new land is released, will it convert back to generating land tokens?

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  29. Does it matter if the unpurchased land token is ocean? Or does it have to be on land?

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