Category Archives: Tapped Out

Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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…..

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

The Addicts Bracket Battle is Back!  And this year we’re battling it out for Best Splash Screen in TSTO!  You can check out the preview Bracket Annoucement video here check out the latest episode here!  Don’t forget to vote in the battle for this week, voting can be found here.

We’re in the home stretch with the When the Bough Breaks mini-event, ends on Wednesday.  Thoughts on the mini-event?  Prizes? New Shattered Dreams Box?

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 us your When the Bough Breaks inspired designs by Tuesday night!  More details can be found here.

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?  I’m currently in Universal Studios Orlando.  Hopefully, you checked out the videos I’ve been posting from Springfield USA, but if not you can find them here on my Instagram. (Universal 2022 highlight bubble)

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!

Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best Splash Screen, Week 1

It was sever years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are seven years later, and it’s time for our eighth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. It is equally debatable how long The Simpsons will keep going. But what isn’t debatable is that there have been A LOT of amazing splash screens in Tapped Out. 63 in fact. before this Bracket Battle begins, with the 64th releasing pretty soon. But which of the splash screens has truly been the best? With that in mind, we present to you TSTO Addicts’ The Best Splash Screen Bracket Battle.

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When the Bough Breaks Premium Dialogue: Hudson

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…

Arriving with this mini-event, Hudson is an all-new premium character to help navigate the event.  Not only will Hudson help earn event currency, but he also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the questline for Hudson, here’s the full dialogue for Cry-Baby…

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When the Bough Breaks Prize Guide: Courtney

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…

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Three’s a Crowd questline, you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the brand new full character on this prize track, Courtney…. (ICYMI we broke down the other prizes here)


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When the Bough Breaks Prize Guide: Sand Tropez, Hudson’s House, Not Responsible for Injuries Park, & The Jogging Stroller-y

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…

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Three’s a Crowd questline, you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover Courtney in another post), the Sand Tropez, Hudson’s House, Not Responsible for Injuries Park, & The Jogging Stroller-y…


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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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$?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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)..no 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?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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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