Monthly Archives: May 2022

Shattered Dreams Mystery Box Details: When the Bough Breaks Edition (May-June 2022)

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As you reach the end of the When the Bough Breaks mini-event, you’ll see the latest update to the Shattered Dreams Mystery Box.

For those that missed it, we broke down the basic details of the Shattered Dreams Box Here.  That post will give you the basics, how to earn coins, and what the plan is for the box itself.

This post (the one you’re reading now) is meant to give you further details about the box that will appear in your game once you’ve completed the When the Bough Breaks mini-event.  So let’s get to it, shall we?

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A Memorial Day Moment

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In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that they have done for us to protect our freedoms.


A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts we’re taking the day.  Mostly, I’m taking the day.  Going to spend some time with my very patient husband and the little Addicts and enjoy my family.

To all our readers who have or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

Addicts Open Thread

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It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

For those following the saga: It finally happened.  After almost 2 months since introduced, I got my first Shattered Dreams token in the daily challenge this morning…

Lots of things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

The Simpsons are done for this season.  Overall thoughts on Season 33 of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons may not be on, but Addicts Live was back this week!  You can check out the latest episode here!  This week we previewed our 2022 Bracket Battle Challenge that will kick off next weekend.

Update time in TSTO!  The When the Bough Breaks mini-event has kicked off in our games!  Thoughts on the latest mini-event?  Prizes? Dialogue?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?  It’s Memorial Day weekend here in the US, any big plans?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode 98- 2022 Addicts Bracket Battle Preview Show

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we preview the 2022 TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle Challenge! Here our resident Bracket Battle Master, Super Safi, previews our 2022 Bracket Battle Challenge and we give some insights on who we think will win! Voting kicks off on June 4th, so be sure to check out the preview show so you’re in the know!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!


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Should You Buy Big Baby Barney and Lullabuy$?

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Spending actual cash on donuts for a character is back in TSTO.  This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character/costume/building/decoration/combo to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.

And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these characters to complete an event.  You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free.  These cash-for-character items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.

This time around we’re being offered Big Baby Barney,  a premium costume for Barney, and Lullabuy$, a new building for Springfield, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US) bonus this time.  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Lullabuy$ and Big Baby Barney, his tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….

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Should I Spend Donuts on Hudson and the Center for Pre-Emptive Education?

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It is update time in Springfield my friends!  And this time it’s a battle of the babies.  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Hudson and the Center for Pre-Emptive Education to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this classy baby combo to your town…

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Turbo Tappin’ When the Bough Breaks: Main Questline and Prizes

🎶Rock-a-bye-Maggie on the treetop…when the wind blows the cradle will rock.  When the Bough Breaks, the cradle will fall.  And down will come Maggie crushing Gerald and all…🎶

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It is update time in Springfield my friends!  And this time it’s a battle of the babies.  As Maggie is smitten with Hudson…but Baby Gerald has other plans.  How will it all work out?  You’ve got to play When the Bough Breaks to find out…

Let’s dive into the Turbo Tappin’ Version for the When the Bough Breaks mini-event questline, and see just how to unlock all of the exciting prizes…

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In-Game Update: When the Bough Breaks

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Yesterday, an app store update hit our games to remove the Hell on Wheels Event (change the splash screen back to normal).  And, today a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)

You’ll need Marge and Maggie free for 6s tasks to get things started with this event.

This mini-event ends, in 2 weeks, on June 8th. 

More details below the fold…

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Update Available: When the Bough Breaks

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Earlier today an update arrived in the app store.  This update will remove the Hell on Wheels splash screen, and usher in the next mini-event to our games.

Note: This mini-event will NOT start until tomorrow (Wednesday) May 25th at 11am ET.  

As is our usual policy with mini-events, when we don’t receive an event packet from EA we don’t release spoilers for the event.  This time around is no different…however,  here’s a look at the characters that will be included via the character collection in-game….

Beyond that, this will be a mini-event that will run for the usual 2 weeks.

The Shattered Dreams Mystery Box will leave our games tomorrow prior to this event starting.  So if there’s something you want, get it now. 

The Shattered Dreams Mystery Box will return with DIFFERENT content once you complete this mini-event.  So keep that in mind.  It’ll come back, but the content will be different.  

Other than that, look for your standard mini-event to start-up TOMORROW, May 25th at 11am ET.

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a “Caption This!” moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

This Caption This! image is brought to us by HondoRiley…

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at you never know when yours might be next!