Poptropica app

Hold your horses, there are Poptropica English apps!

Hey Poptropicans! Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

Although it doesn’t seem to have been mentioned anywhere, there’s a Poptropica English app out there for iOS devices – and it’s created by Pearson Education, the company that owns Poptropica. It’s targeted to 6-11 year-olds and is free on the App Store, but comes with in-app purchases.

The game is populated with Poptropica characters and contains mini-games such as City Hub, Word Factory, Word Race, and Word Tower. If you’re looking to brush up on elementary-level English vocabulary, or know someone who might want to, check it out!

UPDATE: There’s another one! Thanks to PHB reader Why are you reading my name for the tip. It’s also by Pearson, and it’s called Our Discovery Island: Phonic Tricksters. You can get it on the App Store or Google Play for free, but it does contain in-app purchases.

In Phonic Tricksters, the Tricksters (masked Poptropicans) are stealing English letter-sounds (phonemes) and you can catch them by taking photos with your phone camera. This game is for ages 4 and up. Unlike the other app, this one doesn’t seem to explicitly say the characters are Poptropicans.

In other news, the PHC (Poptropica Help Chat) recently had a (hopefully more eye-pleasing) makeover! If you haven’t already, check out the PHB’s Christmas party 2014 recap, which includes a video introduction to the PHC community and the things we get up to. Think of it as the PHC trailer. 😉

Also, I’ve changed my Poptropican’s look, which you may see around various places, including the new PHB Twitter header. The maroon hair matches my scarf! Rad. 😎

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Plus, the PHB recently hit 15 million views! Stay tuned for a special treat… 😀

PHB Parties

Poptropica’s 7th & Sam’s 15th birthday party!

note: The party has ended; thanks to all who came! Click here for a recap! 🙂

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Hey everyone! As you may have gathered from the invitation above, you’re all invited to join the PHB in celebrating Poptropica’s 7th birthday this Saturday, September 20th on our official chat, the PHC! I’ll also be turning 15, and I’d really love to celebrate with you all! Just to reiterate, here are the details:

  • WHO: Poptropicans of all ages who want to hang out & have fun!
  • WHAT: Partying in Multiverse rooms on Pop, playing games, and chatting on the PHC, and possibly playing some music on plug.dj
  • WHEN: Saturday, September 20th @ 7pm EST / 6pm CST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST (for those who don’t live in America, use a time converter to check when that’ll be in your time zone!)
  • WHERE: the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC) – click here to access it!
  • WHY: Birthday celebrations – Poptropica’s 7th and Samwow5’s 15th!

Update: Poptropica retweeted our tweet about the party! Whether they’ll come remains to be seen, but it would be so cool if they did! Anyway, thanks for spreading the word, Poptropica!

For those who are unfamiliar with the PHC, that’s the Poptropica Help Chat, the official PHB hangout. It’s a great place to chat with other Poptropicans anytime, not just when we’ve got a party going on, and sometimes you might even get to meet PHB staff – I’ll be there for this, naturally!

The chat is moderated for safety and we do have rules to maintain harmony, so be sure to familiarize yourself with our chat policy and ranks on our Chat page, which you can find by clicking “Chat” in the menu above. Also, it’s okay to chat about other topics besides Poptropica while you’re on the PHC!

Anyway, hope to see you there! Bring your 7th birthday balloons for the big event! 😀