Last Chance To Get The Good Mystery Box!

A quick reminder that at 9am GMT tomorrow morning EA will be removing the mystery box as it stands in its current form, most likely back to the old crappy one so if you want something out of it, get it while you can because you don’t have long left!


How’s The Mystery Box Treating You?

So the mystery box is all new and improved since our latest update and everyone’s been given a free one to celebrate. I myself got 2 for free because of the daily bonus, and I bought a few. Here’s what I got and keep in mind I already have all the unique items;

— Itchy and Scratchy Billboard
— Channel 6 News Van
— Channel 6 News Van
— 10 Doughnuts

So as you can see I done quite well, more importantly though, how did you get on?

New, Limited Time Mystery Box Now Available

EA have updated the mystery box and the prizes are much better. That said, it’s only for a limited time because the regular mystery box returns on May 1st. The updated one now costs 6 doughnuts and every player will get one for free when they log in. Here’s what’s inside them and remember, if you have one of the unique premium items already, you get their value in doughnuts instead!

Lard Lad Donuts: 2%
*Blue Haired Lawyer: 14.2%
*Kearney: 6.6%
*Tire Fire: 14.2%
Channel 6 News Van 6.6%
Itchy Scratchy Billboard: 6.6%
*Squeky Voiced Teen: 14.2%
30 Donuts: 1%
10 Donuts: 2%
1979 Onda: 6.6%
Bomb Shelter: 6.6%
Minnow Pond: 6.6%
Khlav Kalash Stand: 6.6%
*Lemon Tree: 6.2%

* = Unique Item

The Tale Of A Crappy Mystery Box

I got my weekly mystery box today and I have to say it was particularly crappy this week. Here’s what I got;

Mystery Box > Mystery Box > Mystery Box > Angel Topiary

All that hope of something cool like doughnuts dashed by a crappy angel topiary. Have you ever had something like this happen to you? If so, what did you get in the end?

Side Note: I’m just finishing up on the simpsons at comic con and I’ll publish it tomorrow, stay tuned for that!

What Happens If I Win A Premium Item In A Mystery Box Or Homer Buddha That I Already Own?

Squeaky-voiced teen.png

Wondering what would happen if you won a premium item in a Mystery Box or Homer Buddha that you already own? Well, that depends on the item you win. If you win something like white fences, a Channel 6 News Van or Lard Lad Doughnuts, you just get to keep that item because you can have as many of them as you want. But, what if you were to win Hans Moleman, Squeaky Voiced Teen or the Springfield Tire Fire and you already own them, you will instead receive their value in doughnuts!

So, for example, if you’ve already bought Squeaky Voiced Teen for 30 doughnuts, and he comes out as your prize from the Mystery Box, you will instead receive 30 doughnuts because you can’t have more then one of him. You should automatically be given the doughnuts but, if you’re not and you find him placed in your inventory, email EA and they should be more then happy to fix it for you!

What Are The Odds Of Winning Something Good From A Mystery Box?

It’s not really that high at all! Believe it or not, the item that you’re more likely to win from a mystery box is, a mystery box! Here are the odds of winning all of the available prizes that the mystery box can give you.

Object Chances
Mystery Box 10.983%
Lemon Tree / Cash.png250 10%
Parking Lot 10%
Brown Fence 10%
Tree 10%
Large Hedge 10%
Newspaper Dispenser 10%
Picket Fence 4%
Gazebo 4%
Angel Topiary 4%
Cash.png500 4%
Bench with towel (Premium) 4%
Cash.png1,000 4%
Donut Tapped Out.png10 2%
Squeaky Voice Teen / Donut Tapped Out.png30 2%
Homer Buddha 1%
Cash.png2,500 0.01%
Donut Tapped Out.png30 0.004%
Tire Fire / Donut Tapped Out.png40 0.002%
Lard Lad Doughnuts 0.001%



Just what are the odds of getting something good in a mystery box? Look below to find out!




10.983% Mystery Box (strangely, the item you’re most likely to win)
10% Lemon Tree (or $250 if you have one already)
10% Parking Lot
10% Brown Fence (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)
10% Tree
10% Large Hedge (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)
10% Newspaper Dispenser
4% Picket Fence (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)
4% Gazebo
4% Angel Topiary
4% $500
4% Premium Bench (with towel)
4% $1000
2% 10 donuts (the first thing the Mystery Box gives you!)
2% Squeaky Voice Teen (or 30 donuts if you have him already)
1% Homer Buddha
0.01% $2500
0.004% 30 donuts
0.002% Tire Fire (or 40 donuts if you have it already)
0.001% Lard Lad (there appears to be no donut alternative, probably because you can have multiple Lard Lads in your town)