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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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Musings on Game of Games the Sequel…

It’s not Thursday, but I have some musings for you anyway!  Finally getting a moment to sit down at the computer to write up my thoughts on the Game of Games Sequel event.  I’ve got thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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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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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) 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…..

Summer gamin’ had me a blast…the Summer Games mini-event is Live in Springfield! Tokyo may be off, be Springfield is still kicking!  Thoughts on the mini-event? Prizes? What’s your favorite Summer Olympic event? (I’ve always been a big gymnastics fan)

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)  

Stay safe, whatever that means to you. Just remember, we’re all in this together.

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!

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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New Update: Summer Games (200th Update for Tapped Out)!

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Well, it’s Friday afternoon and Alissa is busy at work,…so of course EA is going to choose now to drop the new mini-event update!  Yes, an all-new mini-event has hit our games, so let’s check out what’s in store for us this time…

It’s almost time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, so why not have a Summer Olympic Event!  Remember to download the app store update if you haven’t already done so.  You won’t see this mini-event until you’ve downloaded the update.  And if you don’t see the update available try these steps:  Hard close your App store, clear your cache, restart your device.  When it reboots, open your app store and search Tapped Out.

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

The event starts with some funny dialogue from Mayor Quimby, Miss Springfield, and Kent Brockman discussing the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Note: You’ll need Mayor Quimby free for a one hour task to kick things off. 

Summer Games 2020 Mini-Event  (ends August 5th)

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Friday Filler- EA Confidential – In Bob’s Own Words

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I admit readily that I have not been remotely “normal” over the past couple of weeks.  We are in “Full Jake Immersion” mode, and there is nothing as wonderfully distracting than hanging out with your two-year-old-never-sits-still, grandson. Deb joined me after a week of dealing with her Dad’s hospice, and is the first to admit there is no better way to deal with the end of a life, than immersing oneself in the beginning stages of another.

And I also admit that my storytelling is easily taken off of the rails when writing during patches between laying rails, and running trains, and taking walks, and playing ball, and swimming (feet in a kiddie pool or backyard water slide), or endless snacks….well…you get it.

It occurred to me that most of the obfuscation in my tale, was simply me trying to tell you what “Bob” said, through my own filter.  And the the most efficient, and honest way to tell the rest of the story, is simply to use his own words (to the best of my recollection, through a haze of Lemon Drops consumed over hours of conversation).

So, that is what I am going to do.  Just let “Bob” take it from here...with a tad bit of my questions inserted to keep things on track…which reminds me…I need to find the other switch track so we can build that side spur on Jake’s layout…
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Checking In…

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I’m sure by now most of you have noticed there’s no TSTO update this week (at least as of this posting).  And I’m also sure some of you have noticed there hasn’t been a new post today.  I’m sorry for that.  Things are absolutely crazy in my life right now, in particular at work, and with no new TSTO update dropping this week I’ve been working to try and calm that craziness down a bit in lieu of TSTO posts.  (and I really didn’t want to drop another Caption This! on you, not two days in a row)

I promise I’ll get a musings post about Game of Games 2 written up and posted for next week. Beyond that, to hold you over until another update, Patric has a new Bob Spills the Beans edition of Friday Filler going up tomorrow; Safi has a new round of Bracket Battle for Saturday, and a musings post for Monday…so we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained until there’s new game content!  (we hope!)

Thanks for your understanding and feel free to use this post as a Thursday Open Thread!

-Alissa

The Sounds of TSTO: Game of Games the Sequel

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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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