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Around the World in 10 Days #5: Tanzania

Howdy tappers. Here on a Friday evening for another Around the World in 10 Days post. Yep, we’re at Number 5. We’re halfway there and I have a bit of a confession to make … We got all of the great ones done first. Sorry, but we’ve only got good, mediocre and meh ones left. This was by accident because I chose the country order by starting with UK and going the most “sensible” journey around the world, ending at Brazil because that’s the Act 3 theme.

Put your shirts and shorts on because we’re going somewhere hot with some beautiful picture opportunities (so yes, your phone has other abilities then Tapped Out *gasp*)

So … Enjoy your ride to Tanzania 

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Chinese New Year 2017: The Guide

Yesterday EA gave us a little something to let our resting fingers tappa tappa tappa in wait of the “next big thing” and gave us a little Lunar New Year update to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
It is a small update, to fill the gap between the next thing EA has in store for us, with some items in store and a short questline for us to work our way through. Time to decorate for the Chinese New Year!

Being a baby blog site there is no point in doing loads of small posts about individual parts of updates (seperate should I buys, questlines etc) but I do like to do one BIG post with every info you should need about an update (tend to only do these for mini events and updates – major events get to big) so here is your All-In-One post for the Lunar New Year update …


This is where I will link the speculation post when it is published.


We don’t do full walkthroughs here but find a walkthrough of the gameplay HERE but it is 3 parts of gameplay that consists of using the Simpsons family (and Ned for one part) and then on the 28th of January 3 more parts of gameplay unlock and SMALL SPOILER on the 31st of January you will unlock a special decoration.


Chinese Lantern – 5000

Quick Review: It’s a decoration so mainly personal choice but they’re freemium so pick up as many as you can and want. I’m decorating my town with these lanterns to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Chinese Junk – 75

Quick Review: Not the biggest fan of this one and will personally be passing but if you are a fan of ships, water items or the Chinese design then you might want to pick it up. No payout, No questline, No tasks but 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP.

Giant Takeout Box – 50

Quick Review: Love this item and I don’t know why. Fun decoration that will forever be my inspiration and decision decider. Everytime you tap it you get 1 out of 22 fortunes in the form of a dialogue bubble (..thing😛). These include Watch your step, You learn from your mistakes, You will learn a lot today, The fortune you seek is in another cookie and 18 more. Consider this purchase if you have many more donuts for whatever is coming next.

Giant Wall – 60

Quick Review: I like this item. Pick it up if you have the donuts. On ‘How it Works’ go to Giant Wall information😃

Giant Dragon Bundle – 100

Quick Review: 3 enormously tall dragons that cry rainbows when tapped. Great for some designs (might stitch together some of TOuk’s great dragon placements later) including Chinese buildings but for a steep price you might want to pass if the donuts are tight. Conclusion: Meh


When you spend the 60 donuts you will get a main tower and two walls (one wonky one way and the other wonky the other). When you place the main tower you can tap it and you will get this:

You can spend 10000 in-game cash to get another tower (doesn’t have a flag) – 24hrs wait – or spend 2000 in-game cash to generate a wall (wonky either way) – with a 3hr wait for it to generate. You can only make one part at a time.

Well I hope you enjoyed that post – took me a while to compile. With the update a small one I think we can call this segment downtime so look out for some speculation about what’s to come and Happy Tapping to all …


Episode Overview: Homer the Heretic 

Hey Tappers! It’s Robobot here again, bringing you an episode Overview of the Season 4 Classic, Homer the Heretic! 

This Episode starts with A Sunday Blizzard. Marge still wants everybody to go to church despite the Blizzard, but Homer doesn’t want to. So while Marge and the Kids have are Cold and Miserable at Church 

Homer Stays home and has the time of his life. When Marge gets home, Homer tells Marge that because of how much fun he had, he’s not going to go to Church anymore. Marge gets upset by thi, and Prays to God to forgive Homer. Homer then has a dream where he visits God. God is at first angry, but After Homer tells God that he serves his family and works for his family, he sees no reason why he can’t worship his own way. God Understands. After that, Marge, Ned, and Reverend Lovejoy try your convince Homer back to being Christian, to no avail. Next Sunday, Homer once again stays home, but this time, he accidentally started a fire! 

Apu sees the Fire, and so Apu, Krusty, and Ned help Homer put out the fire, and they save Homer from the burning building. Homer at first thinks it’s God’s wrath, but Reverend Lovejoy tells Homer that God was working through the hearts of everyone. This convinces Homer to go back to church. 

What was your opinion on this episode? Comment Below! 


Guest Post: 13 things to avoid on Friday 13th

Hello one and all. Christmas has gone and the boring month of January has arrived. Halloween has long gone but today is … Friday the 13th! People say the origin of the ‘unluckiness’ comes from biblical reasons. Meant to be the day Eve at the apple, the tower of babel fell down and 13 people were present at The Last Supper but there is a ton of historical origins towards this day (I recommend reading this post) . The Friday the 13th movies have become icons in modern culture and I am sure they are rerunning most of the movies today on most channels. Even the Simpsons have had a go at the references …

So … in hope of some horror inspiration I turned to the TOuk horror and gore expert Brooders! And on request she has provided a guest post for us: 13 life things to avoid on Friday 13th (with Simpsons pictures). Enjoy …

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Happy New Year!

Just a really quick post to wish every single one of our a very happy new year. I think it is fair to say 2016 was a rollercoaster of a year with politics, celebrity deaths and even in the game BUT 2016 has gone so let’s look towards 2017 as I am sure it will be a lot better.

I did a YouTube video, on my channel, for the New Year – explaining what you can expect from the channel that I hope to build up in 2017:

(There is quite a bit of background ambience. Sorry. I was speaking quietly because of a cold – slowly recovering)

Please subscribe if you like the channel. The more support, the more motivated I am to keep working on that.

2017, in TSTO, will be kick started by, IMHO, a really cool mini-event that introduces some really cool characters and items so SAVE YOUR DONUTS because that starts 3rd January (so only a few days to wait!).

Let’s make this a positive year guys (#stopthehate) and respect EA for what they do – a lot! Thank you everyone for the support in 2016, I had an amazing year thanks to all of you – let’s make 2017 bigger and better.

Have a great day, whatever you are doing, and use this opportunity to start a fresh. I don’t know what it is about the new year but I definitely feel fresh 😁. Take a more positive approach to life and the game – you will find yourself enjoying the moment more. Happy Tapping …


A brief Reflection of TSTO 2016

Hey Tappers! It’s the eve of 2017 and we wave goodbye to a rollercoaster of a year. In this post I do a brief reflection of TSTO 2016. fyi, all stuff in BOLD is written by Sam. Enjoy …

A Popular Opinion online is that 2016 was a really bad year, with tons of awful things happening and tons of celebrity deaths. While that’s true to an extent, I wouldn’t say 2016 was the worst Year ever. I actually had a pretty good 2016. 

TSTO had a good 2016 in terms of events. The events this year gave us tons of new items that we were wanting, and 2016 gave us a lot of new ways to get Donuts. 

(Sam…) I agree, there was a lot of hate going around with certain updates that wasn’t just or thought out. There have been a lot of positive additions and updates to the game, in 2016, that I think we need to celebrate.

My Favorite Event of the year would have to be The Casino Event. I really liked the Mini Games, and The Items were really cool. You could make your own Hollywood Area. 

(Sam…) My favorite event was also the Casino event. I just loved the LIGHTS and all that jazz – it brought some fun items and had huge possibility for design. The mini games it brought with it were GREAT but it was very annoying to see them go 😢.

My Least favorite Event would been to be Springfield Games. Not because it’s bad, but because it had a lot of potential to be a Tap ball 2 type of thing, and I thought that it was a little lame that we only got a Lisa Skin and Fatov. 

As for the show, the episodes were a mixed bag. I feel like the show is still good, it’s just that it’s not the same as it used to be. None of the episodes are really bad to me. It’s just that sometimes, it can feel a little stilted. 

My favorite Season 27 episodes are a tie between Cue Detective and Halloween of Horror. I thought that Cue Detective was a really fun adventure detective episode, and Halloween of Horror really had that old Simpsons heart and charm to it. 

(Sam…) I won’t tell Robobot that we are, currently, on Season 28. I think quality isn’t decreasing (much). It ISN’T what it was but I don’t think that is bad. I still watch every episode, enjoy every episode (some more then others) and I still love it for what it is now. Favourites of S28 are “The Last Traction Hero” and “The Town” but overall S28 is turning out to be pretty strong – well done FOX!

(Still Sam…) In conclusion, 2016 has been a fun year for Tapped Out and it got a lot of undeserved hate just because EA tried something new with updates. 2016 will be the year of experiments (they tried religion, sequels, new systems – eg. Daily Tasks, Rewards for premium purchases) and I respect that 😃. I think people need to approach the game with a respectful and positive attitude. It is a game that costs loads of money that has been offered for FREE (be grateful for it!). From a positive perspective: In 2016 we got:

  • A much needed cut and paste mechanic! Super helpful!!
  • A sequel superhero event that actually gave some cool items – when you think about it.
  • TSTO’s first ever alive guest star (not including Mr Greoning): Stephen Hawking , who was flipping amazing!
  • The extremely helpful visual task icon – becuase it’s mostly what I send my characters on.
  • We got Starsuit Maggie!!! Enough said. *mic drop*
  • And a whole lot more … Make a list – it’ll surprise you.

So have a great new year, if the timezone you are in is there already, but for me I have a few hours. There might be a post tomorrow for the new year but until then Stay Positive and Happy Tapping …


A Moment of Christmas Thankfulness

As the eve ot Christmas falls upon us and many of our personal lives (YES – remember those? The life outside of the game) gets clogged with commercialism and the image of BUY! BUY! BUY! I think it’s important to remember that Christmas can be a time of thankfulness. It nicely draws up the end of the year and because Christmas brings families round the table together it reminds us to be thankful for the loved ones around us.

Tapped Out has become quite a big part of my life know and I love spending that segment with some amazing people online. I will probably never meet them but their personality shines through in there tone so I would like to thank a lot of people/groups:

TOuk – Tapped Out UK has become the home for the Tapped Out segment of my life. I can’t imagine my life without me accidentally stumbling across this little but powerful site that opened up some major doors: great online friends, a blog and a family that share secrets, tips, opinions, laughs etc. I want to thank everyone who is part of TOuk.

TSTO Addicts – the biggest Tapped Out Blog out there. I look forward to every post that you do. Years of experience have given the blog the knowledge to provide great and vast information that has helped me so many times. I can’t stretch how much the blog means to me. The info posts help me so much and I love the fun posts that Wookie and co. will often provide. In TSTOAddicts I have created an online identity as HappyTapper and this is no way different to how I am in real life. Thank you!

TSTOTopiX – I am a writer at TopiX. We have this group chat at TopiX and I am always chatting on it and I find the site such an amazing and informatic site. Definitely the #1 site for spoilers and fast news! The people I have encountered whilst writing for TopiX have been so encouraging and nice to talk to. They are amazing people – Thank you!

EA – HOW can I write a post about thankfulness in my Tapped Out life without mentioning the brains behind the game?? Tapped Out is amazing and I don’t care what the haters say because I will he forever grateful for the hours of constant gameplay and content that EA has provided for free. Such a great game and 2016 has been a rollercoaster of excitement in the game. Not sure if they read this – doubt it BUT – Thank you!

You – You readers, yes YOU, are why I carry on blogging. I know I definitely do not beat the stats of TopiX or Addicts but that is not why I blog. I write what I enjoy so the fact that I get stats because of people enjoying what I enjoy writing, makes me such a happy tapper.

2016 has been a great year! I have loved sharing it with YOU. Forever thankful to the groups above and I have probably missed out loads of groups – sorry. 

Please take this time to reflect on what you are thankful for. Tapped Out is a privilege I don’t want to leave. What is a rantful comment going to do? Not much! People have opinions and EA has stored some up but 2016 has been great – let’s make 2017 better.

You might hear from me this weekend but I will be spending time with family so if I don’t hear from you again then have a great holiday and STAY POSITIVE 😃


Episode Overview: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (Sort of) 

Hey Tappers! The Christmas Update looms on the horizon, and I thought a fun send off to the Thanksgiving update with an episode overview would be good! I was thinking of the episode to base it when same gave me the idea to do an overview on the First Story of the episode “The Wettest Stories ever told”  as it fits with the Thanksgiving Theme. So here goes. 
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Supermarkets are playing their Christmas playlists and TSTO blogs and forums are filled with Christmas speculation meaning that we are weeks (possibly days!) away from the annual Christmas 2016 event – and I am sure it will be spectacular!

As a little gift, EA has added loads of returning goodies to the store along with a mini-tie in for a festive Simpsons episode soon to come.

When you log in today you will get some dialogue, started by Marge, and a FREE item to promote “Nightmare before Krustmas” an episode that will air on the second Sunday of December:

Marge: We got a special early Christmas surprise for you, Maggie!
Maggie: *suck* *suck*
Homer: It’s the best kind of present! One that will monitor your behavior and report back to Santa.
Homer: You get to live in your own adorable little surveillance state with… the Gnome in Your Home!
Maggie: *suck* *suck*

You will then be tasked to place the Gnome in Your Home Box

Homer: We’ll leave the Gnome in Your Home right next to your crib, so he can spy on every widdle thing you does!
Marge: And don’t worry, he never goes to sleep! All he ever does is watch.
Homer: Watch, and judge. Don’t forget the judging.
Maggie: *suck* *suck*

System Message: How will Maggie deal with this creepy Gnome? Find out on The Simpsons Sunday 8/7C on Fox!

Then you will be awarded $100 (in-game cash), 10XP and the Gnome Box decoration.

You will also notice a bunch of returning treaties in the store:

Festive Light Plunger – 30🍩
Festive Burns Manor – 15🍩
Festive Compound – 10🍩
Festive Wolfcastle’s Mansion – 10🍩
Festive Sanjay’s House – 10🍩
Festive Mansion of Solid Gold – 15🍩
Festive Crazy Cat House – 10🍩
Festive Apu’s Apartment – 10🍩
Festive Houseboat -10🍩
Present Depot – 50🍩

Festive Bow Lamp Post – 385💵
Festive Fancy Lawn Bell – 425💵
Festive Wreath Lamp Post – 385💵
Festive Candycane – 450💵
Murdered Snowman – 30,000💵
Lollipop Flowers – 6,500💵
Marshmallow Tree – 10,000💵
Slide – 8,500💵
Stonecutter Daycare Center – 250,000💵
Ice Fence – 500💵
Festive Hot Drink Stand – 1,200💵

For the premium stuff I would WAIT until the actuall event hits because, I am 98% sure, that these will be around for that and something in the event might take your fancy.
I do really reccomened getting the light plunger. There is something magical about having your own cermony and pressing a plunger and having all the houses switch to their Christmas façade!

When do I think it will hit?

Well Tuesday is the most popular day for event releases so I am predicting the 6th of December because that is the first Tuesday of December and all past Winter events have hit in early weeks of December.

What do I want it to include?

Look out for a post today!

So there you go … Loads of info about loads of fun content to get you started on a Christmas area – getting you in a festive mood – before the big event.
What have you getting from the store? Any pictures of your Christmas area? When do you think the event will hit? Tell me below in the comments …


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Hey Tappers! I know most that this blog is called Tapped Out UK, but I thought it would be fun to say happy Thanksgiving! As I live in America, I do celebrate Thanksgiving, as a time for giving thanks, and spending time with family. So even if you don’t live in America, it would be nice to give thanks for all that you are thankful for. 

We got a little gift in the game and a few returning items.

Sam opinion: Pick up Mrs Bouvier! She’s great and a net price of 95🍩 is great for a funny combo that comes with a voiced character.

Now for a message from Sam:

Hey gobblers! Hope you are all doing fine. Being British, there isn’t much Thanksgiving talk at all. I still use it as a day to reflect on what I am thankful for (a life, family, food, water, TSTO – can you spot the one I could live without? Trick question, I couldn’t live without any 😉).
I am a big fan of history so Thanksgiving is also a time for me to spruce up and refresh my American history but we all know my puritan knowledge comes from that Wettest Stories Ever Told segment (seriously – I loved it).
I really do hope that all my US pals out there have a great day. Gobble til you wobble 😉.
And for people worldwide: take this as a day to be truely grateful that you live in a privelliged world. Maybe take the time to write down all the amazing stuff in your life and you will be surprised at how the major and minor stuff really does affect your life. HT out! 🙋

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

Tell me what you’re thankful for in the comments below! 🙂 

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