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Pathwise

Pathwise is one of Poptropica’s multiplayer games. It’s a puzzle/strategy game, where the objective is to connect tiles of your color from one end of the board to another before your opponent does. This is what the Pathwise game card looks like:

Starting the Game

To start a game of Pathwise, first head over to the nearest multiplayer room. Click on the person you wish to battle. Choose the option “Battle”, and a list of games will show up. Click on “Pathwise”, which is the first game listed. The other player will be given the choices “Sure!” or “No, thank you!”. If they choose “Sure!”, the game will begin, but if they say “No, thank you!” or don’t answer you, you’ll need to find someone else to play with you.

How To Play

On your turn, click on any tile to change it to your color. Your goal is to create a pathway that connects the two sides of your color.

Video Guide

For more Poptropica videos, please check out our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos (PHV).

Gameplay

Each player will be on opposite sides of the screen – one player is on one of the two grassy green sides, the other at one of the two watery blue. Your goal is to reach the other side with your color before your opponent does. You will take turns to click on one of the 81 hexagonal tiles to make it part of your pathway.

Clicking on a tile when it is your turn will change the plain gray tile’s color to your own. If a tile has already been colored green or blue, it cannot be clicked on again. It is a 9 x 9 grid, but it depends on the player’s quick wits and calculations to win. When it is your turn, don’t hesitate for too long – or else your turn will get skipped!

Winning

Because there are no points in this game, the only way to win is to create a complete path to connect the two sides of your color together, before your opponent gets to it. The game ends when someone has won, or if the whole grid is filled. If the whole grid is filled and there is no winner, it is a tie.

The picture below shows that the game is over. As you can see, the player on the blue side has successfully created a path to connecting to the other blue side faster than his opponent, therefore being the winner.

Player Tips

  • By Slanted Fish: When making your move, also consider looking for a spot where you can color a tile that will block your opponent’s current path while building a secure pathway to the other side for your color.
  • By Rorytheblogger1: Try and block your opponent when it looks like their path will get across.
  • By Happy Horse aka Lady Horse aka Director Horse: Don’t make your path too twisty-turny. It gives your opponent time to get across, but you want to finish your pathway quickly, before your opponent does!
  • By Super Cool Man: Never, ever confuse your own player as your opponent! You’ll wind up picking the wrong tiles for your path, which could lead to losing the game.
  • By Coskit: Make sure you know which sides you have to connect! IF you EVER, EVER mix up the sides, you will lose time as your opponent gains spaces.
  • By Green Boa: Make your line on one of the sides that you’re opponent has to connect and go forwards on that way. Example – if you were trying to connect the two green sides, make your line straight across a blue side, it keeps your line straight and blocks your oppenents goal.
  • By Zany Dragon: DO make sure you keep track of your opponents moves as well as your own. Don’t give them an advantage by being ignorant. DON’T skip tiles. Some people try that, but if you do, your opponent can put a tile between them, blocking you.
  • By AlistaRista: Try blocking your opponent’s path by clicking a few spaces before where you think he/she wants to go. If you just block them one tile in front, they can go to the side of you to create their path.
  • By Mall Manager Clown: To know whether you’re water or grass, look at which side you’re on.If it’s left, you’re grass; and if you’re on the right, you’re playing as water. Also, try blocking your opponent’s path, and build a pathway while distracting him or her.
  • By Little Dolphin: The tiles on top of and next to the borderlines can be used as either water or grass…use this to your advantage! Theoretically, you could build a path right down the middle! Your opponent may not know that this works.

If you have any questions, feedback, or comments to add, feel free to comment below. Any tips for the game of Pathwise would be greatly appreciated, too, and if we add your tip on this page, we will acknowledge you. :D

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Comments

  1. rorytheblogger1 says:

    First comment!
    I have a tip.
    Try and block your opponet when they look like they will get across.

    Hijuyo: Thanks, Rory, I added your tip to the page. ;)

  2. blue carrot says:

    pathwise is my second favrote game

  3. Comical Hawk says:

    3rd comment :) I like Pathwise as my 4th favorite game, right behind balloons paint war and sky dive

  4. Here’s a tip: don’t make your path too twisty turny. It gives your opponent time to get across.

    Hijuyo: Cool tip! It has been added to the game guide. ;)

  5. Thanks! I posted this tip because it happened to me once before! :mrgreen:

  6. nice tips! I would’ve posted one, but Hijuyo took mine :D

  7. super cool man says:

    Tip: Never, ever mess up yourself as someone else! you can lose many rounds like that

    Hijuyo: Thanks for the tip. ;)

  8. thundersharkpanda says:

    Try to find a way that block your opponet and also make you make your line stronger and easier to win.

  9. cool

  10. Make sure you know which sides you have to connect! IF you EVER, EVER mix up the sides, you will lose time as your opponent gains spaces. This is a VERY IMPORTANT tip.

    Hijuyo: Thanks, Coskit! ;)

  11. Pop Trop Ica says:

    tip: It is better to block your opponent than trying to get across because when you block them, it wiil also help you get across.

  12. Green Boa says:

    Pathwise is my best game! I have a tip.

    Make your line on one of the sides that you’re opponent has to connect and go forwards on that way. Example, if you were trying to connect the two green sides, make your line straight across a blue side, it keeps your line straight and blocks your oppenents goal. ;) Keeping your line straight means you’ll get to the end first. :D

  13. I love this new game! It IS somewhat new… And thanks for posting this info!
    Tips:
    DO make sure you keep track of your opponents moves as well as your own. Don’t give them an advantage by being ignorant.
    DON’T skip tiles. Some people try that, but if you do, your opponent can put a tile between them, blocking you.
    Hope these tips help! :D

  14. This is the best game I’ve ever played!

  15. Never try to block your opponent when they have the disadvantage, it could lead into losing because you are wasting your chance to win. Basically, don’t waste any time!

  16. AlistaRista says:

    I have a tip: if you are blocking your opponent’s path, try to go a few spaces before where you think he/she wants to go. If you just block them one tile in front, they can go to the side of you to create their path.

  17. Tip: Try using a strait line on one end to get across. It will get you across fastest and block your opponent

  18. If your opponent is on the grid right in front of the place you need to connect, make sure that you make a make a tile of your own. It will give you a clearer path, as well as block your opponent.

  19. I have a tip for the game: You can also get a path across if you make a path ending right in the middle of the line that seperates water and grass.

  20. My tip:To know which side you are on (water or grass),see the side you’re on.If it’s left,you’re grass,and if right,water.Also,try blocking your opponent’s path and while distracting him/her,build a pathway.

    Slanted Fish: Thanks; tip added. :)

  21. hatersloveme4897 says:

    THIS GAME IS HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    6 WINS AND 16 LOSSES????????????????????????????????
    I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Little Dolphin says:

    Here’s a tip: The tiles on top of and next to the borderlines can be used as either water or grass…use this to your advantage! Theoretically, you could build a path right down the middle! Your opponent may not know that this works.

    Slanted Fish: Thanks for the tip; I’ve added it in! :)

  23. IcyFoxPoptropica says:

    Wins: 4
    Losses: 4

  24. Here’s a tip: If you’re trying to make a straight line, it doesn’t always work, and if your opponent is smart enough, he/she will know your move and try to block you, thus winning. It’s always best to plan your move beforehand so it would be easier and that you wouldn’t be stressing out after you’re been blocked by your opponent.

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