Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Should I Spend Donuts On Kirkedemious Van Houten and the Van Houten Villa?

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Update time in Springfield and everything’s coming up Milhouse!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, as the latest event has hit our games.  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 Kirkedemious Van Houten and the Van Houten Villa to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Van Houten duo to your town…


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Turbo Tappin’ Summer Games 2020: Main Questline and Prizes

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Now that the Summer Games mini-event is wrapping up (ends tomorrow), it’s time to take a look back at the dialogue for the event, just in case you missed any of it from tapping too fast!

Here’s a look at the full dialogue version of Summer Sportin’, Had Me a Blast…


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Summer Games Mini-Event is Nearing the End…

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, August 5th) marks the end of the Summer Games mini-event!  So,  if you haven’t already, finish up that prize track, purchase your last few premium items, and be prepared to see the mini-event leave our games tomorrow morning!

What are your overall thoughts on the mini-event?  Have you enjoyed it?  Or did you feel like it was a bit lame?  Where have you placed the prizes? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

P.S. I’m going to give one more reminder about the Summer Games Showoff!  Please send in your submissions by 8pm ET tonight to be included with tomorrow’s Showoff Post.  

Summer Games 2020 Premium Questline: Summer Games Chairman

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It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Summer Games 2020!

The Summer Games mini-event ushered in one new premium character to assist with the event. The Summer Games Chairman is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency (throughout the entire event) but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the full dialogue for Chairman of the Board…


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Summer Games 2020 Prize Guide: Stephanie Brockman

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It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Summer Games 2020!

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

Time to do a deep dive into the final prize, and the only character, for this event…Stephanie Brockman.


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Summer Games 2020 Prize Guide: Patriotic Homer

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It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Summer Games 2020!

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

Time to do a deep dive into the costume for this event…Patriotic Homer…


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Summer Games 2020 Prize Guide: Dancing Children, HQ, and Podium

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It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Summer Games 2020!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Summer Sportin’, Had Me a Blast 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 decoration and building prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover characters/costumes in separate posts), the Dancing Kids, Summer Games HQ, and Sports Podium…


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Should I Spend Donuts On Summer Games Villa and the Summer Games Chairman?

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Update time in Springfield!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, as the latest mini-event has hit our games.  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 Summer Games Villa and the Summer Games Chairman to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s take a look at the benefits of this combo in your Springfield…


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Turbo Tappin’ Summer Games 2020: Main Questline and Prizes

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Well, I’m finally getting a chance to sit down on my computer and write up the Turbo Tappin’ for the Summer Games mini-event.  Sorry this is so late!  Friday drops, followed by long weekends, and chaos at work on Monday is never a good mix for me.  Anyway, despite the surprise drop date it’s always nice to have new content from TSTO!   The Summer Games 2020 event is a nice distraction from the world…kinda.

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini-event is similar to the previous mini-events, in that you’ve got to complete various tasks to unlock the prizes.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all of the prizes…


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New Update: Summer Games 2020 Mini-Event Rundown

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First of all, thank you Safi for getting a basic event rundown post up for me!  Really appreciate the help!  Guys, like I said yesterday…work is CRAZY for me right now.  Trying to balance it all has been….interesting.  So grateful to have Safi back me up!

Anywho, who had mini-event release on Friday for the win?   It is 2020.  The year where nothing seems to make sense.  And it’s peek 2020 that EA would release a mini-event on a Friday afternoon.  Especially one that, according to the game files, was supposed to be released on Wednesday.  That’s 2020 for you…

So to get started on this mini-event you’ll need to download the update in the app store.  This update will remove the Game of Games 2 Splash Screen from your game, and bring in the Summer Games 2020 files.

Basement, eh… 🤔

Once you’ve downloaded the newest update you should see the dialogue launch right up for this mini-event.  (Quimby kicks off the dialogue)

Note: You will need to be, at least, on Level 15 for this to start.

What’s included with this event?  Let’s take a look….

Note: You’ll need Mayor Quimby free for an hour to kick this off

Summer Games 2020 Mini-Event Ends August 5th


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