In-Game Update: When the Bough Breaks

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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…

So the same basic concept for mini-events, in general, applies to this one.  Follow a questline, do the tasks, and unlock the prizes associated with it.

The premise of the event starts when you log into Springfield with The Things We Do questline….

Marge: Are you guys excited for a beautiful day in the park?
Lisa: Can’t. Doing a history project on Ancient Greece.
Bart: Can’t. Playing a video game set in Ancient Greece. Eat my toga, Oracle of Delphi!
Marge: Ok, then it’ll be just the three of us! Come on, Maggie!
Maggie: *excited clapping*
Marge: Come on, Santa’s Little Helper!
Santas Little Helper: *excited barking*
Marge: Wait, why is the park gated off?
Park Ranger: Sorry ma’am, Springfield Dog Park’s closed until we can find new housing for the cat lady that just moved in.
Crazy Cat Lady: *angry rambling noises*
Cat: *angry cat noises*
Santas Little Helper: *scared whimpers*
Park Ranger: But you’re in luck, a fancy new dog park just opened over in Waverly Hills.
Marge: That’s great! Thanks, Mr. Park Ranger! Wow, this Waverly Hills Dog Park is amazing — lifeguards with silent whistles only dogs can hear, professional poop picker-uppers… And there’s even automatic tennis ball launchers for fetch!
Maggie: …
Marge: I keep forgetting that you can’t talk — even now as I’m saying this to you…Oh look, Maggie, there’s your friend, Hudson…
Maggie: *happy noises*
Marge: *thinking to herself* Please be with a babysitter and not with his mom. Please be with a babysitter and not with his mom.
Courtney: Hi, Marge.
Marge: And it’s his mom…

And this triggers 6s tasks for both Marge and Maggie.

After you’ve completed the tasks you’ll launch into the When the Bough Breaks mini-event…

The questline to follow for the free prizes is…Three’s a Crowd.

Prizes are as follows…

Sand Tropez- Three’s a Crowd Pt. 1 & 115

Hudson’s House- Three’s a Crowd Pt. 2 & 155

Not Responsible for Injuries Park- Three’s a Crowd Pt. 3 & 115

The Jogging Stroller-y- Three’s a Crowd  Pt. 4 & 155

Courtney- Three’s a Crowd Pt. 5 & 195

Always nice to see a prize track full of new prizes (and a new character!)…and not returning items. 

Characters who earn currency…

Baby Gerald
Hudson (New Premium)

The turbo tappin’ post, which I’ll have up later, will show how you unlock each of these prizes.  But the basic gist is…follow the questline, unlock the prizes.  You guys should be pros at it by now! 🙂

The store is then full of new/returning items specifically for this event.

New stuff


   Hudson and the Center for Pre-Emptive Education– 150 Donuts (earns Event Currency)

Returning Stuff

I’m not going to do a new SIB post for returning content.  As I’ve been doing lately, I’ve linked their previous posts here either under Details (if it was a free prize originally) or Should I Buy (if it was premium originally).  I’ve also marked which items are available in the Yearbook Mystery Box, as always, with a *.  

Loads of returning content with this one…

Playscape Barrier 2

Playscape Lookout 10

Claw Machine 15

Milhouse Balloon Archway 25

Blocko Store*– 30

Battlescape 35

Toy Train 45

Cypress Creek Home*- 45

Tuts ‘n’ Tots Elementary 50

Milhouse Bounce House 50

Egyptian Playground*- 50

Child Care Center 60

Blockoland 70

Toys “B” This 70

Toys Were Us 70

Whiz-Bang Toy Company 70

Springfield Gymdandee 70

Zia Simpson 75

KidZone Elite 80

Miss Tillingham’s School 80

Mrs. Sinclair 85

Jiff and Skippy 85

Report Card 85

Baby Homer 85

Baby Marge 85

Baby Lisa 85

Baby Bart85

Kearney’s Other Son*- 90

Toy Fortress 90

Slide Factory*- 100

Springfield Orphanage– 100

Springfield Ele-Zen-Tary 100

Shelbyville Elementary 110

Toy Town 120

Lucille Botzcowski w/ Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers*- 120

Leopold w/Enriched Learning Center*- 125

Ronaldo w/Filthy Angels Orphanage*- 150

Jim Hope w/Kid First Industries 150

There’s also a cash item available as well…

Big Baby Barney & Lullabuy&- $9.99 USD.  A costume for Barney+ Building and tray of donuts.

Shattered Dreams Mystery Box

Will reappear once you’ve completed this event with new items to “win”.  I’ll have a post on the updates to the box up later in the event.

The box will start for you as soon as you complete this event, and it will run until June 15th…which is likely when we’ll see our next multi-event in TSTO.

As a side note…I STILL haven’t received a token via Daily Challenges.  So if you think it’s just you…you’re not alone. (unless it’s just me… 🤷‍♀️)

And that’s it my friends, the details on the When the Bough Breaks mini-event!

Thoughts on the new event?  Premium character?  Prizes? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

17 responses to “In-Game Update: When the Bough Breaks

  1. I really like the prizes for this update. Pre Emptive Education and Hudson’s house [ I love having character’s homes!] are both cool, unique looking buildings, 2 children’s playgrounds, a mother-son duo. What more could you ask for? I was on the fence about the for cash, Barney skin, bldg combo but the 3 shattered dreams tokens pushed it into the ‘yes’ column for me. So I’ll get a skin and 2 new businesses this update as well. Good on Ya, EA!

  2. The real money combo comes with 3 tokens as well. So I think this is a great deal. You get a building, a “hilarious” skin for Barney (can’t wait to see his quests), 132 donuts (for those who really need them) AND 3 shattered dreams tokens. I’ll grab this one for sure. I’ll just wait a couple more days just in case (I’ve seen some people complaining that they bought it but it didn’t showed in their Springfield nor in their inventory).

  3. Hi everybody
    I don’t have the Broken Dreams Box. How do I get it 🤔

    • It won’t appear until you’ve completed this event. It disappears when a new event starts and doesn’t come back until you’ve finished (you have to actually finish it) the next event

  4. I am happy with this update. I got baby homer, baby bart, baby lisa I missed these from prior event I am glad I was able to get them. I like the prizes from this mini update. I am more likely to purchase the premium content to show my support for the game.

  5. I was hoping for Moe’s Express Lemonade! It was too expensive for me first time around.

  6. I bought the character/building combo donut package. It is not in my inventory. I tried to reorder it but the game says I already have it. Does anyone know where it might be?

    • Did you place it down for building but not click on the thumbs up for the completed building? Character won’t be unlocked until building unlocked .

      • I went through every inch of my land and nothing is building. Would it help to log out and then back in? Or should I just wait a day or two and see if it shows up?

  7. Finally a premium worth the $9.99…this event is 2 wks right? I don’t get paid til the 1st…lol

  8. Seems like a very fun update. Can’t wait to start

  9. We’ve gotten two tokens via Daily Challenges.

  10. DOH !!!. The new Shattered Dreams Box has nothing that I don’t already have. I am going to save my 5 tokens.

  11. If this was ‘Rescue Crazy 🐈 Lady from the Park’ Mini Event? I’d be all for it – but it’s not! 🙄

    It’s a Mini Event based on the animated short “Playdate with Destiny” (that was a cute short) with Hudson (whom I enjoyed seeing Maggie get happy for) …. and “The Incredible Lightness of Being a Baby” (Episode 18, Season 31) with his Mum, Courtney (I hated this Character! I hated how this Episode played out for Maggie and Marge! I hated how everything set up in “Playdate With Destiny” was brought to an abrupt end by this Episode! at least I liked ‘The Extremesons’ Couch Gag!) + let’s bring back Simpsons Characters in their ‘Simpsons Babies’ Variants (I lost interest in that back then, I’m still not interested in that now!) 🙄

    Yes, it’s New Content that I’m not interested in Tapping for (I’m still having a great time with some of the New Content from “Hell On Wheels”!) and not even access to a new Mystery Box is going to encourage me to Tap, EA (I’ll check back in June to see what the next Multi Act Event delivers!) 🤷🏼‍♂️


    I’m still having lots of fun with prior New Content that’s some of my favourite stuff from this year!


    this whole Mini Event does not interest me at all (it will all be in a Mystery Box and I still won’t be interested in it!)


      Totally agree CJ but I will play this as there’s full characters to get, I might even find a space for a whole kiddie area/town 😜🤓😎🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇦

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