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The Simpsons: Tapped Out The Van Houtens content update

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This article is about The Van Houtens content update. For other Multi-Events, see TSTO Multi-Event Content Updates.
201 "Summer Games 2020"
202
"The Van Houtens"
"All This Jazz" 203
"Milhouse's cousin Annika comes to town and upsets the natural order of the playground – now up is down, 2 + 2 = Fudge, and Milhouse is COOL?! Bart must restore balance to the schoolyard and take Milhouse down a few pegs (a job usually done by Milhouse himself). Will the other kids see Milhouse for the dweeb he is? Will Bart finally prove that dating your cousin is a bad idea? Honestly, we thought the severely inbred Royal House of Hapsburgs proved that one already…"
―Event description on app store.
Splash Screen.
App Icon
Store Panel.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out The Van Houtens is the two hundred and second content update, and was released on August 12, 2020. The event requires Level 12 to start. It added 3 characters, 1 building-character combo, 4 decoration-character combos, 2 character skins, 2 buildings and 10 decorations.

Note[edit]

Yearbook Mystery Box.png All items with this icon on the last column of the table are also available for just Donut Tapped Out.png30 in the Yearbook Mystery Box!

Characters[edit]

Image Name Unlock image Notes
Annika.png Annika Annika Unlock.png Unlocks after completing Birthday Party for One Pt. 5.
Grandma Van Houten.png Grandma Van Houten Grandma Van Houten Unlock.png Unlocks after completing The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 5.
Kirkedemious Van Houten.png Kirkedemious Van Houten Kirkedemious Van Houten Unlock.png Unlocks with Van Houten Villa.
Milhoose.png Milhoose Milhoose Unlock.png Unlocks with Discouver Vancouver Bus.
Milford Van Houten.png Milford Van Houten Milford Van Houten Unlock.png Unlocks with Sarsaparilla Tree.
Grandpa Van Houten.png Grandpa Van Houten Grandpa Van Houten Unlock.png Unlocks with Grandpa Van Houten's RV.
Secretary Van Houten.png Secretary Van Houten Secretary Van Houten Unlock.png Unlocks with Marine One.
Muscular Milhouse.png Muscular Milhouse Muscular Milhouse Unlock.png Unlocks with Truckload of 300 Donuts.

Returning[edit]

Image Name Cost Unlock image Notes Yearbook MB
Brittany Brockman.png Brittany Brockman Brittany Brockman Unlock.png Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Bort (boy).png Bort Bort Unlock.png
Allison Taylor.png Allison Taylor Allison Taylor Unlock.png Unlocks with Taylor House. Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Erik.png Erik Erik Unlock.png Unlocks with Dodgeball Court.
Brendan Beiderbecke.png Brendan Beiderbecke Brendan Beiderbecke Unlock.png Unlocks with STEM Conference Hotel.
Lewis Clark.png Lewis Clark Lewis Clark Unlock.png Unlocks with Practice Rink.
Harlan Dondelinger.png Principal Dondelinger Principal Dondelinger Unlock.png Unlocks with Golf 'N' Die Retirement Village.
Nikki McKenna.png Nikki McKenna Nikki McKenna Unlock.png Unlocks with Springfield Skate Park.
TSTO Wendell Borton.png Wendell Borton Wendell Borton Unlock.png Unlocks with Zip Zap and 'Za. Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Jeremy Jailbird.png Jeremy Jailbird Jeremy Jailbird Unlock.png Unlocks with Juvenile Correction Facility.
NanaSophie.png Nana Sophie Mussolini Donut Tapped Out.png75 Nana Sophie Mussolini Unlock.png
Pyro.png Pyro Pyro Unlock.png
Norbert Van Houten.png Norbert Norbert Unlock.png Unlocks with Norbert's Plane. Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Samantha Stanky.png Samantha Stanky Samantha Stanky Unlock.png Unlocks with Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls.

Character Skins[edit]

Image Name Unlock image Notes
Cool Milhouse.png Cool Milhouse Cool Milhouse Unlock.png Unlocks after completing Sidekicked Aside Pt. 5.
Italian Milhouse.png Italian Milhouse Italian Milhouse Unlock.png Unlocks after completing The Van Houten Curse Pt. 5.

Returning[edit]

Image Name Cost Unlock image Notes Yearbook MB
Tapped Out Sidekick Milhouse.png Sidekick Milhouse Donut Tapped Out.png35 Tapped Out Sidekick Milhouse Unlock.png Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Were-Milhouse.png Were-Milhouse Donut Tapped Out.png60 Were-Milhouse Unlock.png
Tapped Out Fit Milhouse Artwork.png Fit™ Milhouse Tapped Out Unlock Fit Milhouse.png Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Tapped Out Magic Act Milhouse.png Magic Act Milhouse Tapped Out Magic Act Milhouse Unlock.png
Tapped Out Radioactive Milhouse.png Radioactive Milhouse Radioactive Milhouse Unlock.png Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Jake Boyman.png Jake Boyman Jake Boyman Unlock.png

Buildings[edit]

Image Name Cost Build time Task Notes
Nana Sophie Mussolini's Vineyard.png Nana Sophie Mussolini's Vineyard 4h Bearing Bitter Fruit and Vintage Vino Unlocks after completing The Van Houten Curse Pt. 3.
Springfield's Little Italy.png Springfield's Little Italy Promoting Acceptable Cultural Stereotypes Unlocks after completing The Van Houten Curse Pt. 4.
Van Houten Villa.png Van Houten Villa Donut Tapped Out.png150 6s Yoking the Yokels Unlocks Kirkedemious Van Houten.

Returning[edit]

Image Name Cost Build time Task Notes Yearbook MB
TSTO Childrarium.png Childrarium 4h Calling Playtime Educational Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Miss Tillingham's School.png Miss Tillingham's School Disciplining Your Brats
Shelbyville Elementary.png Shelbyville Elementary Hosting Bully Summit
STEM Conference Hotel.png STEM Conference Hotel 6s Hosting Nerds and Geeks - No Dweebs Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Brendan Beiderbecke.
Yearbook Mystery Box.png
TSTO Taylor House.png Taylor House IQ Must be this High to Enter Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Allison Taylor.
TSTO Zip Zap and 'Za.png Zip Zap and 'Za Breaking Coin Return Buttons Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Wendell Borton.
Juvenile Correction Facility.png Juvenile Correction Facility Making a Fortune Off Misguided Youth Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Jeremy Jailbird.
TSTO Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls.png Saint Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls Donut Tapped Out.png150 Nurturing Shame in our Youth* Unlocks Samantha Stankey.

Decorations[edit]

Image Name Cost Notes
Go-Go Ray.png Go-Go Ray Unlocks after completing Birthday Party for One Pt. 1.
Milhouse Balloon Archway.png Milhouse Balloon Archway Unlocks after completing Birthday Party for One Pt. 2.
Milhouse Bounce House.png Milhouse Bounce House Unlocks after completing Birthday Party for One Pt. 3.
Milhouse Squishee Machine.png Milhouse Squishee Machine Unlocks after completing Sidekicked Aside Pt. 1.
Gelato Stand.png Gelato Stand Unlocks after completing Sidekicked Aside Pt. 2.
Sjoelbak Table.png Sjoelbak Table Unlocks after completing Sidekicked Aside Pt. 3.
Milhouse Chinese Dragon.png Milhouse Chinese Dragon Unlocks after completing The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 1.
Milhouse Pool and Zipline.png Milhouse Pool and Zipline Unlocks after completing The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 2.
Milhouse's Scooter.png Milhouse's Scooter Unlocks after completing The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 4.
Solvang Air Airplane.png Solvang Air Unlocks after completing The Van Houten Curse Pt. 2.
Discouver Vancouver Bus.png Discouver Vancouver Bus Donut Tapped Out.png150 Unlocks Milhoose.
Sarsaparilla Tree.png Sarsaparilla Tree Unlocks Milford Van Houten.
Grandpa Van Houten's RV.png Grandpa Van Houten's RV Unlocks after completing Grandpa Van Houten.
Marine One.png Marine One Donut Tapped Out.png199 Marine One Gil Deal.png
Unlocks Secretary Van Houten.

Returning[edit]

Image Name Cost Notes Yearbook MB
Tapped Out Milhouse's Trailer.png Milhouse's Trailer Donut Tapped Out.png40 Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Practice Rink.png Practice Rink Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Lewis Clark.
Dodgeball Court.png Dodgeball Court Possible prize in The Van Houtens Mystery Box.
Unlocks Erik.
Yearbook Mystery Box.png
Norbert's Plane.png Norbert's Plane Donut Tapped Out.png125 Unlocks Norbert.

Bundle[edit]

Image Name Cost Content
Truckload of 300 Donuts Muscular Milhouse.png Truckload of 300 Donuts + Muscular Milhouse Truckload of 300 Donuts Donut Tapped Out.png300 and Muscular Milhouse

Consumables[edit]

Image Name Possible Content Cost Screen
Dozen Donuts.png Dozen Donuts Donut Tapped Out.png12 Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png1
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Token Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png1 Birthday Party for One Pt. 4
Sidekicked Aside Pt. 4
The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 3
The Van Houten Curse Pt. 1
Donut Tapped Out.png60
The Van Houtens Mystery Box.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Fit™ Milhouse, Magic Act Milhouse, Radioactive Milhouse, Jake Boyman, Brittany Brockman,
Taylor House w/Allison Taylor, Dodgeball Court w/Erik, Bort, Childrarium, Shelbyville Elementary, Miss Tillingham's School,
STEM Conference Hotel w/Brendan Beiderbecke, Practice Rink w/Lewis Clark,
Golf 'N' Die Retirement Village w/Principal Dondelinger, Zip Zap and 'Za w/Wendell Borton,
Juvenile Correction Facility w/Jeremy Jailbird, Springfield Skate Park w/Nikki McKenna
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png1 The Van Houtens Mystery Box Screen.png
Game of Games The Sequel Mystery Box Token.png 5 Mystery Box Tokens Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png5 Donut Tapped Out.png240

Gameplay[edit]

Please note: if the questline seems stuck, move the quest tasks up and down to reveal more.

Birthday Party for One Gameplay
Sidekicked Aside Gameplay
The Most Popular Girl in School Gameplay
The Van Houten Curse Gameplay
Prizes Gameplay
Premium Gameplay

Prizes[edit]

The Van Houtens Guide.pngThe Van Houtens Act 1 Prizes.pngThe Van Houtens Act 2 Prizes.png
The Van Houtens Act 3 Prizes.pngThe Van Houtens Act 4 Prizes.pngThe Van Houtens End Screen.png

Birthday Party for One[edit]

Image Name Unlock
Go-Go Ray.png Go-Go Ray Birthday Party for One Pt. 1
Milhouse Balloon Archway.png Milhouse Balloon Archway Birthday Party for One Pt. 2
Milhouse Bounce House.png Milhouse Bounce House Birthday Party for One Pt. 3
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Token Birthday Party for One Pt. 4
Annika.png Annika Birthday Party for One Pt. 5

Sidekicked Aside[edit]

Image Name Unlock
Milhouse Squishee Machine.png Milhouse Squishee Machine Sidekicked Aside Pt. 1
Gelato Stand.png Gelato Stand Sidekicked Aside Pt. 2
Sjoelbak Table.png Sjoelbak Table Sidekicked Aside Pt. 3
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Token Sidekicked Aside Pt. 4
Cool Milhouse.png Cool Milhouse Sidekicked Aside Pt. 5

The Most Popular Girl in School[edit]

Image Name Unlock
Milhouse Chinese Dragon.png Milhouse Chinese Dragon The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 1
Milhouse Pool and Zipline.png Milhouse Pool and Zipline The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 2
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Token The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 3
Milhouse's Scooter.png Milhouse's Scooter The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 4
Grandma Van Houten.png Grandma Van Houten The Most Popular Girl in School Pt. 5

The Van Houten Curse[edit]

Image Name Unlock
Simpsons Wrestling Mystery Box Token.png The Van Houtens Mystery Box Token The Van Houten Curse Pt. 1
Solvang Air Airplane.png Solvang Air The Van Houten Curse Pt. 2
Nana Sophie Mussolini's Vineyard.png Nana Sophie Mussolini's Vineyard The Van Houten Curse Pt. 3
Springfield's Little Italy.png Springfield's Little Italy The Van Houten Curse Pt. 4
Italian Milhouse.png Italian Milhouse The Van Houten Curse Pt. 5

Dates[edit]

Date (All times
are 3pm GMT)
Event
8/12-9/16 Event, Birthday Party for One, Van Houten Villa w/Kirkedemious Van Houten, Truckload of 300 Donuts + Muscular Milhouse bundle, The Van Houten Mystery Box,
Nana Sophie Mussolini, Norbert's Plane w/Norbert, St. Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls w/Samantha Stanky, Were-Milhouse, Sidekick Milhouse, Milhouse's Trailer, Pyro
8/21-9/16 Sidekicked Aside, Discouver Vancouver Bus w/Milhoose
8/30-9/16 The Most Popular Girl in School, Sarsaparilla Tree w/Milford Van Houten
8/30-9/8 Marine One w/Secretary Van Houten
9/8-9/16 The Van Houten Curse, Grandpa Van Houten's RV w/Grandpa Van Houten

Conform-o-meter impact[edit]

Name Rating Points
Milhouse Squishee Machine, Gelato Stand Gluttony 5
Childrarium, Miss Tillingham's School, Shelbyville Elementary Obedience 10
Juvenile Correction Facility, St. Sebastian's School for Wicked Girls 20
Nana Sophie Mussolini's Vineyard, Springfield's Little Italy Consumerism 10
Zip Zap and 'Za 20
Taylor House Indolence
Go-Go Ray, Milhouse Balloon Archway, Milhouse Bounce House, Sjoelbak Table, Milhouse Chinese Dragon,
Milhouse Pool and Zipline, STEM Conference Hotel, Milhouse's Scooter, Solvang Air, Norbert's Plane
Vanity 100
Dodgeball Court, Milhouse's Trailer, Practice Rink 200
Van Houten Villa 400
Sarsaparilla Tree Tree-hugging
Bonus $ and XP
200
3.75%
Discouver Vancouver Bus Vanity
Bonus $ and XP
200
2.75%
Grandpa Van Houten's RV 200
3.75%
Marine One 200
4.25%

Other changes made[edit]

August 12th Update (4.45.0; "4_45_VanHoutens_Broadsword")[edit]

  • The app icon and the splash screen were changed to new ones for the event.
  • Annika, Milhoose and Milford Van Houten can now Moonbounce.
  • S.T.E.M. Conference Hotel was added to the Buildings inventory category.
  • The Van Houtens character group now scrolls.
  • The music or sound effects cut out glitch was fixed.
  • The screenshot or notification freezes bug was fixed.

August 14th Update ("4_45_VanHoutens_Patch1")[edit]

  • The event exciting text was changed from "The Van Houtens has landed! For a limited time, get all (numer of items) items here!" to "The Van Houtens have landed! For a limited time, get all The Van Houtens items here!".
  • The Limited Time date for the Mystery Box Tokens and 5 Mystery Box Tokens has been fixed.
  • The Van Houtens Mystery Box now correctly awards Taylor House and Dodgeball Court instead of just Allison Taylor and Erik.
  • If the player unlocked Allison Taylor alone, the game will now award the Taylor House.
  • If the player unlocked Erik alone, the game will now award the Dodgeball Court.

August 24th Update ("4_45_VanHoutens_Patch2")[edit]

  • Grab Sunglasses From 3-D Movie Bins can now be done at Springfield Elementary or Brown House instead of Heights Theater or Brown House.

Sources[edit]

  • TOUI favicon.png Overview at Tapped Out - Update Information