Note: This mini game is now retired.
Soupwords was one of Poptropica’s multiplayer games. It’s a word game that works much like the game Boggle.
How to play
Spell words by connecting two or more letters. Find as many words as you can before the soup gets cold!
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A bowl of alphabet soup will be in the center and letters will be layed out 4 x 4 grid, which means there are 16 letters. Players must spell words with the soup by connecting 2 or more letters together. There is a time limit of about one minute. During the game, players must try to spell out as many words as they can – and the more letters, the more points!
Points are awarded at the end of the game, and you get points only for words that actually exist. In the example shown below, “LAE” is not a word, and does not get any points. In the same example, “LEG” is a word, and therefore receives 6 points because it has 3 letters.
As you can see, the amount of letters means double for the amount of points. Dizzy Panda’s “WOOLIE” received 12 points because that word has 6 letters in it (6 x 2 = 12). Scary Tomato’s “ALES” gets 8 points because that word has 4 letters (4 x 2 = 8).
- By Shaggy Tornado: Try to submit words you know exist, try to make them long, and hope you get lots of points.
- By Shiny Leaf: Sometimes, when you can’t find any words, try to think of words that you think are words. For example, once I typed in quip, and I didn’t know that it was a word, but it still counted it!
- By Neat Ring: Try and add an S to a word if you can. It gives you more points.
- By Isabella: Add an ending to each word, such as “ed” or any suffix.
- By Neat Whale: Think of words you know exist that are uncommon or long. The longer or weirder the word, the better!!
- By Penguin Girl: Try as many different ways to spell the word as possible. For example, “r a t s” could be “rat”, “rats” , “star” “tar” or “at”.
- By Calm Spinner: Don’t ignore little words just because they are little. Try and find as many words as you can, but remember to take all of the words you see.
- By Smart Gamer: If you don’t know or can’t find long words, enter as many easy words you know.
- By Neat Whale: Sadly, most of the time, when I’m far in the lead (which I usually am!), people will just drop out. So make sure to wait for them to post just to be safe.
- By Sparkle Star/Green Seal: If you find common parts and endings of words such as -ide, look for a letter or two to finish the word. For example: you could make plenty of words if you found t, r, h, w, etc. connected to -ide.
- By Cuddly Scorpion: Practice this game by playing actual Boggle. The games are incredibly similar. Also, look through the Scrabble dictionary – there are tons of miniature words in it, that can potentially determine the course of a game (for instance, “aa”, a type of lava).
- By Zany Dragon: Keep an eye out for any words, and I mean ANY words. You can add an s, a suffix, a prefix, etc. to a word to get more points. Make sure you keep an eye on your opponent’s score, too. If it looks like they have a long word that you don’t have, look for it!
- By Icy Lightning: Try switching your words around! Example: You see a word like pan and you switch it around and you get: nap! And that earns you about 12 points already!
- By Nice Bean: There’s no limit on your words, so go all out. Go for anything you vaguely think is a word. I just wasted so much time trying to spell “heinie” that I lost those points.
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114 thoughts on “Soupwords”
I love this game!
perfect sky is number one in soupwords you cannot beat her , her list of words gets longer like a thousand words
uhhhh… maybe not.
very true in the summer kickoff party I got owned by Perfectsky so badly!!!!!!
lots ‘o fun!
THE GAME IS ON!
LOL! Do I see “WII” in your column, Scary Tomato? xD
How could they think of “WII” as not a word? >=( Do they dare disrespect the ultimate awesomeness that is the Nintendo Wii?
Scary Tomato: LOL, I wish it did count!
That stands for World War 2, not the Wii.
Fearless Paw – World War 2 has two W’s, not one. 😉
Good point. Didn’t notice that.
No you are wrong. WII, roman numeral.
W- World War
Actually world war 1 and/or 2 would stand for WWI and/or WWII.
The game probably doesn’t recognize roman numerals, you know. Just sayin’
I don’t think so.
lol, ultimate awesomeness. Dude, ur funny!
Actually, Epic chaos!
I know, right!
Haha. one of my favirote parts of this game is that you can make up your own words, enter them, and LOL when you see they are wrong. In a last minute panic, i wrote DOWNE and YO. 😆 😆 !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heres a tip:
Try to submit words u know exist, try to make them long, and hope u get lots of points
Thats what i do when i play it.
Scary Tomato: Thanks for the tip, I’ve added it! 😉
Once upon a time, “gob” was a word short for gobble! My GURRUFFY told me so “back in the hardy days” before the “olden days”
I just won at this game, 32 to 0!! 😀 😀
Here’s another tip: Sometimes, when you can’t find any words, try to think of words that you think are words. For example, once I typed in quip, and I didn’t know that it was a word, but it still counted it!
You didn’t know that “quip” was a word?
The definition of quip (looked it up):
quip (kwihp), n. 1. A clever (often sarcastic) remark.
try and add an S to a word if you can. it gives you more points.
Yeah! For every letter it increases your score by 2! So if the word was “car” (6 points) and you added and s to make it “cars” you would then have 8 points.
Other prefixes and suffixes are really good, too, should you find them. They can add 6 or more points to a word!
Add an ending to each word, such as ed or any sufix.
Thx neat ring, that really helped me when I played with my friend!
I just won this game, 48 to 0!! 😀
Who would get a zero, like the complete essence of failure.
Think of words u know egsit that r uncomen or long. The longer or weirder the word, the beter!!
Weird words don’t mean more points. You do not get bonuses for using rarer letters: for scoring,the forumla W=L2 is always true, where W = score value of word, and L = the number of letters in the word. The longer the word, the better, but it doesn’t matter what the letters are, provided it’s a real word.
Try as many different ways to spell the word as possible. For example, “r a t s” could be “rat”, “rats” , “star” “tar” or “at”.
Thanks for sharing these tips, everyone! I’ve added some more up there! 😀
sadly, most of the time, when im far in the lead, (which i usually am! 😀 ) people will just drop out. so make sure to wait for them to post just to be safe.
I found the word tech! that got me xtra points!! 😀 😀
omg this game is awsome! because i always win it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cant beat me at it
We’ll see about that.
And Dude, that’s kinda boastful.
heheh, when im home from school and my neighbor brings me my homework, i tell my mom im DOING my homework by playing this and suddoku!!!!
Yeah, she should give you language arts credit.
Once, I put in “taser” as a word, and they didn’t count it. Unless it has a different name…….but hey, “don’t tase me bro!” 😀 Sorry I saw it on TV and it made me laugh!
“Taser” is a weapon. No wonder they didn’t count it!
i put in “laser” they didn’t count it. They took “gun”, though.
laser is not actually coutned as a weapon. Laser can be used in laser surgery.
Now I know why it didn’t take laser. Laser actually stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. So it’s not actually a word, just an acronym so you you don’t have to say, “It’s a Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation gun”. 🙂
Thanks to Halopedia (the place where I found that).
Halo- means “salt”, so you found what “L.A.S.E.R.” stands for in an encylcopedia on salt?
Now, that’s just weird.
Hijuyo: Halo is a game. 😐
On one of my accounts I won Soupwords like 360 times and lost 8. I was really surprised when I saw it.
omg!! i won soup words 576 times!!! and i stil dont have 5 stars!!
Scary Tomato: Remember that if you lose some games, your battle ranking goes down a bit. 😉
Halo is also like an angel’s floating golden crown, so heavenly, like mama’s donuts.
this is hallarious; it counts ‘kill’ and ‘yo’ as a word!!!! LOL!!!!!
yo and kill are both words. ‘yo’ as in yo-yo or as in a greeting in informal English language.
it counts ‘dint’ as a word!!!! I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Scary Tomato: LOL. Anyway, ‘con’ is a word, as in “pros and cons”.
oh. but still, ‘dint’ is rather hallarious.
LOL I agree! “Dint”? Hahaha! 😀
“Dint” is a verb meaning “to mark (a surface) with marks or scratches”. A synonym for “dent”. I Googled it.
whatever floats your boat.
‘Con’ can also mean ‘con man’ or short for ‘convict’.
whnever i play i get like 20 words but when the meter runs out ,nothing happens,am i doin something wrong?
Scary Tomato: I don’t know, but it’s probably a glitch where the screen froze. Just play again! 😉
no. it’s probobly just a glitch. happens to me too.
Happens to me too. A lot…
it used to happen to me!
i just won this game 52 to 12… OMC!!!!
Once I won it 82 to 12! Weird, our opponents had the same score…
Just won a game 100-6 o_o
lol. the word oreo counted and i was eating oreos. by the way, heres a tip. if you don’t know or can find long words, enter as many easy words you know.
I just won Soupwords 72 to 32.
I have a tip for Soupwords:
Don’t ignore little words just because they are little. Try and find as many words as you can, but remember to take all of the words you see.
ST: Thanks, I’ve added your tip! 😀
Guys, this is rather random but ‘ROAN’ is a word! I got more points out of that!
I even won that game 30 to zero!
It’s an animal color, or a valley that curves upwards. I call myself “Googler”.
Also, if you find common parts of words such as -ide, look for a letter or two to finish the word. For example: you could make plenty of words if you found t, r, h, w, etc. connected to -ide.
Amazing but the ide word would be non vowel words.
Soupwords is a fast game.
1. Look for suffixes. Add as many’s’es as you can!
2. Cover an area first.
3. Stop all sounds when playing.
You could use a dictionary if you’re fast.Then you could find more words!
Tip: If there is a word you can add an “s” onto, do both the word with the “s” and without! You get more points!
A couple of tips:
~Practice this game by playing actual Boggle. The games are incredibly similar.
~Also look through the Scrabble dictionary: there are tons of miniature words in it, that can potentially determine the course of a game (for instance, “aa”, a type of lava).
Hijuyo: Clever tips! Thanks! 😀
A tip for this game: Keep an eye out for any words, and I mean ANY words. You can add an s, a suffix, a prefix, etc. to a word to get more points. Make sure you keep an eye on your opponent’s score, too. If it looks like they have a long word that you don’t have, look for it!
Sometimes, if your out of words, make up them. Most of the time, ! get a word I never knew about! Only do this at the end though, because you can lose out on real ones, which isn’t good.
Once I had hammer, that gave me heaps of points! 🙂
I love this game ! I like it because it’s super fun and I kick butt at it ! Here’s a tip : Even though word are small like an or on they can save your butt ! One time I beat a person by 2 points ! And try switching your words around ! Example : You see a word like pan and you switch it around and you get : nap ! And that earns you about 12 points already !
Also try adding or subtracting new letters !
Its kind of like a word search… but you’re timed on this one! You should probably work this one like you do a word search… except faster!
I love this game! I love how you connect the letters to make words. I would definitely recommend this game to my friends and family. It is one of the BEST POPTROPICA
MULTIPLAYER GAMES EVER!!!!!!!!
There’s no limit on your words, so go all out. Go for anything you vaguely think is a word. I just wasted so much time trying to spell “heinie” that I lost those points. Also, leave if you know you’ve lost. Saves points. This is my favorite head to head game
soupwords is my faviorate!
This is my Soupwords score.
This is incredible.
Tip: hurry! You can run out of time.
As of late, literally no one has been able to beat me in this game. I remember I once won a game 82-16 or something ridiculous like that. I thank my mother for teaching me in the ways of Boggle, finding patterns, and just overall giving me quite an immense vocabulary.
I might be able to beat you- I’m almost a sophomore and got like a 100 as an average in language arts! OH YEAH!
YAY 41 WINS!
I always win this game it’s my favorite game and your blog is totally the most awesome blog in History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
do ties count?
Just won a game 72-32 😛
Wins: 203 (legit)
I’m only a LITTLE addicted to this game. 😛
I challenge you! No, seriously, nobody is ready to play with me 😛
Wow, i’m such an idiot..
Once I got the world ”Lebanon” but I accidentally clicked an ‘o’ so it became ”Lebanono”, and the game game me no points xo
Thanks for teaching me how to play, before, I just used to click random letters and was so confused 😛 I love this game now, I mean you can see me asking players play ”Soupwords” ! 😛
(Also once I was doing so well, but then my opponent left the game :c )
oh man that is so painful!!!!!
I know ;0; Painful indeed.
One of the reason why i like soupwords is because I like the feeling of finding good words like it feels so good when you find tough words and long words like yeah!!
Are people allowed to use bad words? My opponent did, and she actually got points for it, which is how I could tell what it was.
If it counts, it’s allowed, apparently! 😛
I heard that perfect sky is soooooooooo good at soupwords! Like at the summer kickoff party I lost soo hard like she got 100 points!
If you play a lot of word games on a regular basis,this stuff just comes naturally to ya.