Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Halloween Act 1 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 1 of the Halloween Event…Ends TOMORROW October 17th at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 1 is over you will no longer be able to earn Act 1 Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning fangs if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act. And Pickaxes will Carry Over (Relics do not)

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 1 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Ending Act 1 Tips

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (October 17th)….

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy the Devil and Hellscape

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Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield late last week, naturally with another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well this time around he’s finally done it, he’s finally made a deal for the Devil.

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts to bring this demon to Springfield….

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Halloween 2018 How-To: Act 1 Crafting

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Ah the Crafting post….where I give you the how-to and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self-explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self-direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

While we thought they finally did away with crafting after the last event, Moe’s Ark, it’s back and the same as always for THOH.  Now I know some of you still have questions so, let’s take a look…


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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Wailing Wall or Pet Cemetery Combo?

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Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  Of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

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 the Returning Wailing Wall or Pet Cemetery Combo to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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Halloween 2018 How-To: Act 1 into Act 2 Preparations

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Seeing a bunch of questions in the comments about saving pickaxes/crafting currency for Act 2, so I figured rather than repeating myself over and over again in the comments it’s best to just answer the questions in a post.

Here’s what I’m seeing…

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Halloween 2018: Act 1 Old Ruin Relic Prizes

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Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  (of course I would say Christmas, but Halloween is a close second to me lol)

Last week I broke down the ins and outs of the Old Ruin Dig Site, you can find that post here, and now it’s time to break down the details of the Old Ruin Relic Prizes.

For Act 1 there are a total of 5 Old Ruin Relic Prizes, so let’s take a look….

And yes, if you’re looking for Count Grampa’s questline or tasks you’ve come to the right place.  Those details are below…


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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Count Burns & Coffin, Count Burns’ Castle or the Freakmobile?

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Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  Of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

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 the Returning Count Burns & Coffin, Count Burns’ Castle or the Freakmobile to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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Halloween 2018 How-To: Flanders Family Tome

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Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?

One element introduced with this event is the Flanders Family Tome. A quick way to clear all tappables in Springfield with a twist! We’ve seen this a time or two with previous events, you’ll need to upgrade the Tome to unlock all of it’s benefits, but for those who are new around here (or those who have forgotten) let’s take a look at the how-tos for the Tome…

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Halloween 2018 How-To: Old Ruins Dig Site

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Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween in our pocket-sized towns?  (of course I would say Christmas, but Halloween is a close second to me lol)

We’re seeing a blast from the past in this event, with the return of the Dig Sites!  For Time Travel Toaster it was the excavation site, this time around it’s the Old Ruins Site.

As with the Excavation Game during TTT, the Old Ruins Dig Site has Tappers everywhere talking…about the best strategy, how many moves they can find the Relic in and apparently it’s very addictive.

So let’s breakdown the how-tos of this site & explore just what is the best dig strategy….


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Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2018: Act 1

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There are two predictable events in TSTO every year, Halloween and Christmas.  They’re generally two events guaranteed to excite tappers and get everyone talking about TSTO.  Well, the Halloween event hit our games earlier today, and with it arrived Vampires and garlic…lots and lots of garlic…as we return to the traditional monster filled Halloween in TSTO.

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 1 of Halloween runs until October 17th, and you’ll need to send 5 Springfielders on a 6s task to get things started.

Don’t forget the Questline will help you get some bonus prize currency…so make sure you complete it to earn that extra currency…also the questline is there to guide you.  Make sure you complete the main questline in order to unlock things like neighbor actions, crafting and more.

Now let’s work our way through the garlic bites of the Act 1 questline….


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