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Christmas 2022 Event SPOILERS!

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Who’s ready for what’s next in our pocket-sized towns?  Well, you’re in luck because we’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Just a reminder for our hearing impaired readers, or those who check the site at work.  You can totally watch this video without sound.  Aside from the subtitles, I have TONS of detailed graphics on this video that will lay out all the event details.  

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

A Little Update, Next Event, And Other Details…

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First, I feel like I owe you an apology.  I shouldn’t feel this way, but I do.  Zero content got posted for the last mini-event.  Not because I didn’t want to post content, but because I didn’t have time to post it.  Honestly, for the first time in 10 years, I didn’t have time to play a mini-event.  I completely skipped it.  I haven’t touched my game in over two weeks.  That’s how my life is going right now.

So I am sorry that the content has not gotten up.  I know many of you have come to rely on this site for information and to answer your questions…and I just haven’t been able to do that for you.

However, a big shoutout to many of you in the community for helping each other in the comments!  Even when we can’t get content up, we still work to approve your comments quickly…and we appreciate y’all taking the time to help each other.

Second, to those of you who feel the need to have some negative things to say about content not going up.

If you’ve been around long enough, you would know that about 6 months ago my father passed away very unexpectedly.  Since then I’ve been asked to fill his role within our family company.  A job I never expected to have, nor asked to have.  But I’m doing it.  Unfortunately, that combined with being a mother of 3 has really taken a toll on my free time.  Which is why content has been lacking.

And you know what else?  I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years…I’ve realized that I’m just burnt out.  It felt good to not play an update for a change.  It was nice to just take a break.  10 years is a long time to be doing something you never thought would last more than 2 or 3 years.

Third, we do have spoiler info for the Christmas event.  It is slated to hit next week (December 7th).  Safi and I do plan on recording a spoiler video tonight…and I’ll post it as soon as I can thereafter (hopefully for tomorrow).

And that about covers it.  Now it’s time for me to go back to work…



Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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Springfield Showoff: THOH XXXIII

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we sometimes find ourselves forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. From time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in-game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small, and brag about it to the world. We want you to! Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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App Store Update Available

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There is an app store update available in the stores that will bring the files for the next mini-event into your game,  this mini-event will not start until tomorrow (Wednesday, November 16th).

This update is called The Atom Smasher…and here’s a quick little look at the characters that’ll be incoming.


Hoping to run through the files tonight and get some info out to you guys as soon as it hits tomorrow….

Until then, be sure to download the update!

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 or current Tapped Out event) 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…..

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

Simpsons are back tonight with a brand new episode!  What do you think will happen?

Halloween is almost over, ends Wednesday, what are your thoughts on this year’s THOH event? What do you think we’ll see next?

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)

Don’t forget Springfield Showoff this week. Send those designs in by Tuesday night. More details here

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?

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!

THOH XXXIII Act 4 Wrap Up: Everything Contained in Act 4

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In an effort to save time and energy for myself, I think these wrap-up posts might be here for a bit.   So, here’s the full round-up of everything you’ll need for Act 4.

This post will cover everything from the questlines, to character tasks, to prize breakdowns, and everything in-between.  So here. we. go…

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Showoff Announcement: THOH XXXIII

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the THOH XXXIII event stuff! With new and old buildings and decorations arriving with this event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your THOH inspired designs (by 8 pm ET Tuesday, November 15th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, November 16th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from THOH new and old, and how you worked it into your Springfield

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8 pm ET Tuesday, November 15th can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images in the comments below or email us your screenshots at We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Halloween XXXIII Act 4 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need to Know

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It’s time for everyone’s favorite update in TSTO…Halloween! (well, mine is still Christmas…but I digress…)  Will the Simpsons survive this horror update?!  Only time..and 5 weeks of tapping will tell!

Here we are with Act 4.  Which started up at 10am ET, thanks to Daylight Savings Time ending here in the US.

Remember, this is the final act of this event.  This and all other Acts must be completed by next Wednesday, November 16th.  

Things kick off for Act 4 with some dialogue between Homer, Lisa, Bart, Poe and HP:

Homer: People-chomping zombies! Run! But first it’s always more important to shoot video and post it!
Lisa: Ugh! This is what I’m talking about! People screaming, zombies slow-walking, biting, blood spraying everywhere — BOR-ING!
H P Lovecraft: A weird mind like mine could never be frightened by such banal grotesqueries.
Edgar Allan Poe: Yes. So prosaic! Now go over there and flash your big brain.
Zombie Human 1: You has-beens are just jealous because everyone loves zombies, and no one reads your dusty old “books” unless a teacher forces them to!
H P Lovecraft: Now you’ve gone too far, vile creatures!
Edgar Allan Poe: Indeed! Quoth the Raven: Eat my shorts!
Bart: Hey! That “quoth” is from the Bartman!

This triggers the Act 4 questline, At the Suburbs of Madness and is followed by  4hr tasks for Lisa, Lovecraft, Bart and Mopey Mary, as well as a task to collect Act 4 Currency (115).  At the Suburbs of Madness is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 4…

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THOH XXXIII Act 3 Wrap Up: Everything Contained in Act 3

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In an effort to save time and energy for myself, I think these wrap-up posts might be here for a bit.  I’ll try to get them up earlier, like this one, but I do think they’ll be here for the foreseeable future.  So, here’s the full round-up of everything you’ll need for Act 3.

This post will cover everything from the questlines, to character tasks, to prize breakdowns, and everything in-between.  So here. we. go…

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