The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 2, Prizes 1-3, Squishee Machine, Gelato Stand, and Sjoelbak Table

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time for another fun and exciting event prize post!  This time around, more decorations…oh boy!  Act 2 consists of 3 new decorations, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new costume.  Please, tried to contain your excitement…

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 2 Van Houtens Prize Track: Squishee Machine, Gelato Stand, and Sjoelbak Table…

First up, Milhouse Squishee Machine…

How You Unlock it:
Sidekicked Aside Pt. 1
Make Milhouse Parade Annika Through School- 4hrs
Make Annika Begrudgingly Play-Along- 4hrs
Collect Sunglasses- 4hrs, x115.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the machine…

Other Details:
Item: Squishee Machine
Size: 1×2
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
Nothing, a decoration
Conform-O-Meter:
Gluttony +5
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
What Does It Do?: Animated when tapped.
WDTCF: “Let’s Go Fly a Coot” S26, E20


Next up, prize 2, the Gelato Stand…

How You Unlock it:
Sidekicked Aside Pt. 2
Make Milhouse Take Annika Out for Gelato- 4hrs
Make Annika Eat Gelato With Milhouse- 4hrs
Collect Sunglasses- 4hrs, x115.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the stand…

Other Details:
Item:
Gelato Stand
Size: 2×2
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
Nothing
Conform-O-Meter:
Gluttony +5
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Task:
N/A
What Does It Do?:
Nothing.
WDTCF:“The Last of the Red Hat Mamas” S17, E7


Next up, prize 3, the Sjoelbak Table…

How You Unlock it:
Sidekicked Aside Pt. 3
Make Milhouse Play Sjoelbak With Nelson- 4hrs
Make Bart Try to Pronounce Sjoelbak- 4hrs
Make Nelson Play Sjoelbak With Milhouse- 4hrs
Make Willie “Show ’em How it’s Done”- 4hrs
Collect Sunglasses- 4hrs, x115.

Once achieved you’ll unlock the table…

Other Details:
Item:
Sjoelbak Table
Size:
2×4
Build Time:
Instant
Earns:
nothing, decoration
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed:
grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Task:
None
What Does It Do: Nothing
WDTCF: “Let’s Go Fly a Coot” S26, E20


And that’s it my friends, the details on the first round of Act 2 Van Houtens Prizes

Up next? Cool Milhouse

Thoughts on act 2?  How are you doing with the prize track? Still, working on it? Sound off below!

12 responses to “The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 2, Prizes 1-3, Squishee Machine, Gelato Stand, and Sjoelbak Table

  1. The Milhouse Squishee Machine is a cool decoration that I put in my Milhouse birthday party area along with these other 2 decorations. It has a neat animation with it which I like. It would’ve been cool if it had a visual task for Milhouse or another character there to drink a Milhouse Berry Blast Squishee. 🥤🍓🍒

    The Gelato Stand is an okay decoration and a great little food cart to add along with the Khlav Kalash and other food carts to designs in the game. It’s neat that it has the same sound as Banana Dictatorship when tapped. I wish it had an animation when tapped or a character task there since it doesn’t do much (Milhouse and Annika’s gelato tasks at the Springfield Mall could’ve been permanent and went to the stand after unlocking the Gelato Stand). I also would’ve bought more of them if it was an option. ❄️🍨🥄

    The Sjoelbak Table is a neat looking decoration which was also smaller than I thought before I unlocked it. It has a cool sound with it when tapped but a bit disappointing that there isn’t an animation with it. I wish that the tasks for Bart, Milhouse, Nelson and Willie (or at least Milhouse and Nelson) in part 3 of the act 2 questline were permanent and located at the Sjoelbak Table since they have tasks to play Sjoelbak before unlocking the table. 🇳🇱 🔴🔵

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  2. Well, Act 2’s weakness is all three Prizes mentioned above 👆🏻 …. nobody wants to Grind for Crap, nobody wants to Grind for a Token worth 12 🍩’s (or nothing at all when there’s a snafu) when you already have everything in the Mystery Box ….. but that’s why you take the option of spending sprinkles on a Premium Character Combo (it’s better to get Content you will appreciate vs stuff that gets Stored immediately).

    Missed opportunities, at least one of these would have been nice to have a permanent Character Task (something visually amusing). 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  3. What animation does the table have? I can’t see anything when I tap mine.

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  4. Hi, everybody. I was playing the first act totally fine. and even started 2nd one fine. But now I cannot get into my game. I’m able to open app (ipad, maybe 5 years old) and get to the “tap to continue” screen, and it loads right up until it usually goes black for a second and then opens up my springfield. However, it just kicks me out. I hard shut it down, as well as all other apps, nothing. I uninstalled and reinstalled (and waited 30 mins for all updates!), and still nothing. I deleted my 2 other games that take up space, so I now have 5GB free space (much more than I had 2 weeks ago when it was working), but still nothing! Any thoughts?! Much appreciated.

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    • Well, it sounds like you could use some help with Tech Support via Twitter @EAHelp (they are pretty quick getting back to Tappers vs the main EA Help webpage) ….. but honestly? This Game App does require quite a bit of Gig, it’s encouraged you have plenty of free space, runs best with lots of RAM (at least over 3gigs), but sometimes it’s just EA’s Network (there are times you just have to walk away from the Game App, then try the next day). I’m sorry you are having a technical, I hope EA can help you on their Twitter.

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      • Thanks, CJB! Yeah, I’m thinking my device might just be getting old. Other than the normal pre-installed apps (that take up like half the memory!), I don’t have anything else. I’ll hit up on Twitter. Thanks again!

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        • Credit Alissa with starting a thread last year (or maybe it was 2018), regarding older devices …. old Kindles don’t get supported anymore by EA, old Android phones and tablets using an outdated OS (6.0 and older) are no longer supported by EA, but I think the problem with older iPhones and iPads wasn’t necessarily the low RAM and OS (I think it was the WiFi / Network modem in the device was not supporting newer broadband / 4G LTE).

          If you managed to make a device last 5 years (ie my last laptop, my last game console) then you did a great job utilizing Tech as long as you could.

          The pandemic has forced shops like Best Buy to offer nice deals on tablets (all platforms), there are even military discounts. 🤘🏻

          https://www.bestbuy.com/

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  5. EA logic: To unlock sjoelbak table decoration have 2 characters play sjoelbak. Place decoration and yet the decoration does not come with a visual task of said characters playing sjoelbak .

    L -EA-ZY if you ask me
    Decoration will be going into storage now I know for sure that it does nothing.

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    • Yes that’s small dedicated EA Staff for TSTO came out with some Decor for Act 2 that did nothing, not even a Character Task, not even used during main Questline (when it’s L-EA-Z-Y like that? it is deemed Crap, then gets Stored!)

      Missed opportunities, on par with not having a Character Task on the Discouver Vancouver Bus. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  6. Sadly the Gelato Stand cannot ne placed on the beach.

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    • I agree, that would have been a nice touch, but you can still place it on either Pier ….. I’m just not into Decor taking up space that doesn’t offer a Character Task. 🤔

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