The Neopets Trading Card Game or Neopets TCG was a real world card game that people could purchase and collect in order to play its two player tournaments with friends or foes. It was launched in 2003 and was produced by the company Wizards of the Coast which is pretty known for being the creators of many popular collectible card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon Trading Cards, and others.
The game mode was simple (keeping in mind that it’s intended for 8+ age range): each of the two players needed to play would have a play deck with at least 40 cards, and another one of Basic Neopets stack with 10 to 15 cards in it, at the same time, a dice will be needed for this game. Once this is settled, the Neopets of the cards would participate in Contests in the four different arenas that exist in the TCG: Strength, Agility, Magic, and Intelligence. Players would use boosters cards such as items and equipment to put over their Neopet card in order to increase their skill in each arena. The winner of a particular contest can either draw a card or bank it and the first player with 21 points in their bank would win the game. You can also win the game if your opponent runs out of cards in their draw pile.
It’s important to keep in mind that you can only have 3 of each card in your deck, not more than that since that would be against the rules of this game. At the same time, a game mat might be needed to keep things more organized and simple when you start playing the game. If you don’t have an official one, you make your own custom one to avoid any confusion, drawing them on a large piece of paper and saving this one for the tournaments might be a good idea.
To start the game, each player needs to have their decks shuffled and placed in the right place on the game mat, after which each one would take four cards from the top of their respective decks. After this, both players will roll the dice to see who will go first. At the start of each turn the player should untap any of their tapped Neopets, which is the act of turning the card sideways to indicate they have been used. You can tap a card to attach equipment to the Neopet but if you do this, this card will immediately become tapped and you won’t be able to use it anymore for that turn, neither to enter a contest with it during that one. Once all cards have been untapped, the player can draw a card from the top of the deck, if they have less than three Neopets, the can also draw a card from the Basic Stack and place it in of the arenas. Then, the player can play Locations and Equipment cards, move pets to different arenas or start contests.
The contests can be played in any of the four arenas but Neopets, Villains or Heroes that are already placed in that arena are the only ones that can enter them. You can also only have one contest in each of the arenas per turn. If you wish to start a contest, it needs to be your turn and you need to have one of the last said cards in one of the arenas. You then should tap such card and if your opponent current does not have any card on that arena, you win the contest by default. If the opponent does have one or more cards in the arena, then the contest will begin and each player will be able to put a card facing down and then flipped at the same time to see the effects they will create. Then, both players will roll the die and add such number to this formula: base stat + equipment + item + roll. The highest score will win the contest, and if it’s a tie then both players will roll the die once more.
As said briefly before on this guide, there exist different types of cards inside the game, which are divided in categories and colors to be more easily identified. This ones are: Basic Neopet, Experienced Neopet, Item, Equipment, Hero, Villain, Something Has Happened!, Location, Fate (Curse and Quest) and Constellations.
1) Basic Neopet (Yellow)
The Basic Neopets cards are always represented by existing solid colored Neopets and have a deck of their own inside the game. Each card has a single element affiliation and a score between 1 to 9. These types of cards are the elemental part of the game and have a great importance both in attacks and defense in the contests.
2) Experienced Neopet (Grey)
The Experienced Neopet cards are represented by Neopets with more advanced character features than the Basic Neopets, like Zafara Princess and so on. They are part of the main deck and they have higher attributes than the previously seen type of card and can also have more than one element affiliation. While playing, if you have an Experienced Neopet card in hand that is of the same specie of a Basic one that you currently have playing in the game, you can replace it for the Experienced one and send the Basic Neopet card back to the bottom of it’s pile.
3) Item (Red)
The Items cards are used at the beginning of a contest by adding them to the Neopet that will participate in such battle. The points listed at the bottom of the item card will be added to the stats of the Neopet card during the contest, and after it has finished, the Item card will be discarded. At the same time, Items can also be banked for when the player wins a contest, since to win the match 21 banked points are needed.
4) Equipment (Blue)
Equipment cards are pretty similar to the Item cards, in terms that this one can also be banked in order to add up the total needed points to win. Players can also use them to equip them on Neopet cards, for this both the pet and equipment must have the same element in order to be allowed the fusion of points, and such Neopet card must also be tapped. The equipment card will be attached to the pet for the rest of the match unless the other player uses a card with the effect to discard them.
5) Hero (White)
Hero cards have the characteristic of having high ability numbers and they are often used to fight difficult battles since they can only be used one time before being discarded. To tap a Hero, you’ll require to have a pet or two already, you can use Items and Equipment cards on them but all will be discarded at the end of your turn.
6) Villains (Black)
To play a Villain card, you’ll need to have a Neopet card already in the arena that has the same element alignment to the villain you want to send in, when you do, you’ll be able to call in the Villain card to the arena of your choosing. Once the villain has been submitted, the arena where it’s located will be sealed until this card is beaten. Unlike Heroes, Villains can’t have Equipment or Items attached. Once a Villain has been beaten, the card is discarded.
7) Something Has Happened! (Purple)
The Something Has Happened! cards provide events that just happen one time before being discarded, most commonly an effect or event that is used mostly for contests since they can provide a pretty nice advantage on the battles. They are all different and the effects and specifications are written on the bottom of each card.
8) Location (Green)
Location cards can only be placed in specific arenas and affect those ones and players are only allowed to put one location per arena. Once you use a second location card in the same arena, the previous one will be replaced with the new one. Locations usually give advantage to certain kind of Neopet cards, depending on the elemental alienation, but they can also give side effects for the contests that happen in such arena.
9) Fate (Orange)
There are two kinds of Fate cards, the Curse and Quest. Curses can be played against Neopet cards that the other player has in the game, in order to give them a negative effect that will decrease it’s capacity in the battle. These kinds of cards are not discarded after playing and they keep inflicting the victim until they are gone. Quest cards are usually applied to the own Neopet card or to parts of the arena, and have neutral effects.
Constellation cards gives out effects to all the Neopets in the game, or affect the current arenas and gameplay in some sort of way depending on the card. They are inspired in the star constellations as the name suggests, and they are considered like magic enchantments.
The Neopets Trading Card Game has different deck expansions sets that were released to follow certain themes, integrating more variety to the game. Most of the existing sets were based on previous Neopets plots or site events that are pretty well known for the users and recurrent players of the time. At the same time, the sets of cards allowed the game to get most of the Neopets species inside the TGC excluding only Gnorbu, Ogrins and Xweetoks due being new species released close or post the discontinuity of the card game. In this section you’ll be able to learn a little bit more about them and what they have in them.
1) Base Set
This set contains 234 cards with no clear theme. This set introduced the card types Basic Neopet, Experienced Neopet, Hero, Villain, Item, Equipment, and “Something Has Happened!” and the Basic Neopet types Aishas, Korbats, Myncis, Scorchios, Shoyrus, Kacheeks, Acaras, Lupes, Wockies, Poogles, Eyries, and Grarrls. Some of the popular cards or highlights between the set include the Malevolent Sentient Poogle Plushie card, The Darkest Faerie and Siyana of Talador (Altador).
2) Battle for Meridell
This set is based on the Meridell Wars and was the first expansion set released for the Neopets TCG. It includes 140 cards and it introduced the Basic Neopet cards of the species Blumaroo, Draik, Gelert, Ixi, Meerca, Quiggle, Skeith, Uni, Usul, and Zafara, while also creating the Location card type.
3) The Return of Sloth
This set includes 100 cards and was made inspired in the Dr. Sloth plot but it was released in 2004, while the actual plot came out in 2008, due this the game The Return of the Return of Dr. Sloth was named like it to call out on this known joke running around Neopia. The featured new Neopet species made for this set were Cybunny, Grundo, Jetsam, Jubjub, and Kougra.
4) Mystery Island
This set had 100 cards and was related to the Secret of the Volcano mystery plot and the Volcano Mystery puzzle event from the Mystery Island. In this set we could see Pteri, Techo, Krawk and Peophins being introduced. It did not include new card types.
5) Hannah and the Ice Caves
Based on the Neopets plot and with the always popular Hannah, this set of cards was released in October of 2004 and had 150 in it’s repertory, all with a very according ice and winter theme. This set had the Basic Neopets Bori, Bruce, Elephante, Flotsam, Kyrii, and Moehog.
6) Curse of Maraqua
This set was based on The Curse of Maraqua plot, which was the last “war” plot of Pirates against Maraquans. It has 120 cards and introduced four new Neopet species: Yurble, Chomby, Lenny, and Tuskaninny.
7) Lost Desert
The Lost Desert set was released before the plot and included 100 cards in the expansion. The Basic Neopets released were Ruki, Kau, and Tonu.
8) The Darkest Faerie
This set was created inspired in the Altador Plot and the Darkest Faerie PS2 game and was known for introducing Constellations. The set has 150 cards, including as most notable the Darkest Faerie, the Dark Faerie Sisters, and the Werelupe King. The Basic Neopet Type featured in this expansion were the Buzz, Koi and Nimmo.
9) Travels in Neopia
This set does not containing original cards since it featured re-releases of some of the best cards from previous sets. This expansion included 200 cards and features all the previously known Basic Neopet cards, introducing also Hissi, Kiko, and Lutaris.
10) The Haunted Woods
The Haunted Woods set was created inspired by the Tale of Woe plot. It included 100 cards and was the last expansion produced by Wizards of the Coast, having the less publicity as well of all the sets.
This card game was sadly discontinued in 2006, so if you are interested in getting this cards or playing this game you can only get them from resellers, and to be quite honest, the price for some of the sets can be pretty high, since this cards have not being created for 10 years already and some card collectors pay small fortunes to get the rare decks. Either way, I hope this guide was informative and you now know more about the mythic collectors Neopets card game from the golden era!
Neopets Freebies are abundant on Neopets, which is full of activities in which you can spend your Neopoints: buying in shops, trading items, getting books for your pets and buying delicious treats for them. But, what about the places where you can get free Neopoints and items? Well, there are indeed quite a few of Neopets Freebies that you can visit as well!
In this page I will share with you the best freebie pages that you can visit in the game every day, giving you the direct link for them and sharing with you a little information about each, of what you can get in them and how often you’re allowed to visit them. You can come back here and use the list as your new Neopets Freebie help, so don’t forget to bookmark it before leaving if you find it helpful!
Created after the Krawk Island event, the Anchor Management is a one-click freebie in which you fire against a gigantic kraken in order to protect the deeps of the island. The prize you get out of it is random but it can be from Forgotten Shore Map Pieces, dubloons, Draik Morphing Potions… and even Maraquan Paint Brushes! If you visit this freebie you can have a sure chance of getting a nicely valuated item to sell, or just of getting some sweet pirate items to play with your Neopets! You can visit this freebie only once a day, so make sure to don’t forget to do it.
Have you ever wished to play that popular fair apple bobbing game on a virtual form? Well, now you can do it with your Neopet! You can visit this freebie in Neovia once a day for the chance of getting some apples, wearables, books and spooky food. At the same time, this place gives an avatar that you can use and show to your friends on the Neoboards! Beware though since Bart doesn’t seem to change the water of his tank very often and your pet might get sick with Blurred Vision after trying it’s luck.
One of the oldest freebies there are in the game! This monument was built by Princess Vyssa to honor her father. Ruled by the spirit of King Coltzan III, Neopets from all Neopia come to give him their respects, and sometimes, the spirit of the kind king appears and awards his visitor with some free items! You can visit the shrine every 12 hours for the chance of getting Neopoints, desert food, dubloons, weapons and even the mythic 1 million NP prize! Coltzan also awards stats for your pet in some occasions; so if you’re training one, don’t forget this neopet freebie.
Once a day you can visit this creepy tomb at The Lost City of Geraptiku. Adventure yourself through room-by-room of mazes and try to find the treasure that this place hides: Neopoints, food, furniture and even an avatar for you to use! You might fall into one of the traps though, but this will only take a few HP points from your active pet. Is it worth the chance? Then is your time to enter.
Are your Neopets hungry and you are in need of finding free food for them? Or are you a collector of food items, and one more of them wouldn’t hurt at all? Then, this Giant Jelly is the place to go! You can grab one piece a day, which feeds two portions. From strawberry, lime and even dung: you’ll get one of the many random flavors to feed your pets need.
Everyday you can take a spin on this free wheel located in the Lost Desert. If the first two fruits match you’ll win a prize. If all three fruits match, you’ll win a really big one! From desert fruits to expensive Paint Brushes, test your luck and wait for the Desert Aisha, Kau and Lupe to bring you the luck you need for the day! Warning: this freebie can be pretty nerve breaking due how slow the chosen fruits spin until stopping 😉
Starting after the Spooky Food Eating Contest, you’ll need to have a petpet attached to your Neopet in order to play it. The petpet you select will enter the grave in hopes of returning with some nice reward for you. The petpet might be gone from 3 to 10 hours and you’ll be able to check the status updates on the same page. During the time the petpet spends in the grave, you will not be able to remove it from your Neopet, zap it at the Secret Petpet Lab or abandon/trade a Neopet that has the Petpet attached… but don’t worry, your petpet will always return to safety and there is no danger of losing it by sending it to this adventure!
Despites the long wait, the rewards are pretty worthy, you can get from stamps, spooky food, to even expensive weapons and Paint Brushes! You also have the option to equip some NC armor to your petpet, which will require NC to buy, but is not a must for you to use this neopets freebie.
With the same principle as the Free Jelly, this freebie lets you take one omelette a day, though this will feed your pet 3 times. You can find this place at Tyrannian Plateau but sometimes they might have ran out of omelette to give, for which you might have to wait a couple hours more before they cook the new one. You’ll be awarded a random omelette flavor, from cheese, tomatoes, mushrooms and even anchovies. I hope you get a delicious one for your pets!
Ran by the kind water faerie Marina, you can visit this place every 30 minutes in order to heal your Neopets for free when they are sick or hurt, or gain some extra HP points in case they are missing them. Despites her healing abilities, Marina also awards healing potions, elixirs and snowballs for you to use or sell in case of needing Neopoints. How generous, isn’t she?
Set up at the shore of the bright Kiko Lake, Elvin allows you to throw a dart at this game with spinning balloons in 3 different difficulties in hopes of hitting one and getting a prize! The objective is to hit and pop any of the balloons on the board by aiming and clicking with your mouse, the colors don’t really matter and is pretty random if your balloon pops or not, so just keep trying everyday and eventually you’ll be winning some nice freebies. The prizes are pretty random but can be different foods, clothes, weapons or books… and you also have the chance to get an avatar!
Known also like the Meteor Crash Site 725-XZ, this is a freebie located in Kreludor in which you have the option to poke such meteor with a stick in order to see what happens. You can do this once every hour until you get something out of it, after which you’ll need to wait 24 hours to visit it again. The prizes here come from petpets, weapons to space food: all pretty Kreludor and Virtupets related.
The Shenkuu Lunar Temple is a freebie where you need to analyze the position of Kreludor and Neopia on an astrological map to guess the current phase of Kreludor. You will need some knowledge if you want to give the correct answer but even if you don’t succeed, you still get a prize for trying so either way is a win win situation. If you’re in for a fast free item then just pick a random answer, though if you want the correct answer you can use a calculator like the one this place offers. All the prizes (either the consolation or the winning ones) are Shenkuu related.
In the center of Neopia Central, you’ll find this smiling tree that holds many items and Neopoints amounts donated by all the people around Neopia. You can come here and pick what ever you want as a max of 10 successfully taken donations. a day. I say successfully taken since, just as you, there are many others that come here to get free items, so some of them might be taken quite fast. Have your refresh button ready and click fast in order to get your desired donation, who knows, you might be able to catch some expensive stuff and even NC items if you’re lucky!
Once a month you are allowed to visit the Freebies For You! page, in which each one of the Neopets in your account will pick one random food item. You’ll also get 2,000 NPs on this visit, so make sure to check this freebie monthly!
Got some hungry Neopets and you’re in need of free food? Then the snack center of Movie Central is the perfect place to visit! Here you can feed each of your pets once every 24 hours, and you can select getting some popcorn, soda or hamburgers for them. Now you are ready to watch a movie!
Aren’t obsidian stones beautiful and useful? If you think just like me then this freebie will be perfect for your needs. You can come here and pick a Shiny Obsidian once a day. But what are those rocks made for? Well, if you combine them with other materials you can create some lovely robot petpets at the Tangor’s Workshop to give to your Neopets!
Weltrude is a lovely blue Bruce that once a day lets you take a free item out of her Toy Chest. All of the prizes she awards are petpet related, most likely toys that you can use to entertain your Neopet, or that you can sell later to get some Neopoints for yourself. Either way, is worth visiting.
The only freebie that gives you the chance to earn some Neocredits (150NC to be exact)! You can throw a scarab every 8 hours and see where it lands. There is only one square that awards the NC, but you can also win Neopoints and items out of this freebie, though sometimes your pet might also get sick out of it.
The Meridell Rubbish Dump is a big pile of rubbish located outside of Meri Acres farm and watched over by a blue farmer Kacheek. Here, many random Neopian characters give out their rubbish for people to pick and just like the Money tree, you’re allowed to get 10 items per day out of this place.
In this freebie you can collect free 50NPs a day by just visiting the link, kind of a good deal, right? When entering, you’ll be welcomed by this random event:
Something has happened!
You have received 50 Neopoints from what seems to be a very rich Slorg. That was nice of him. Anyway, thanks for visiting the Shop of Offers today! *triumphant music*
The Neopian Second-Hand Shoppe is a lovely place stocked with donations that you can select and take home. The quality of items you can find here is inferior than the Money Tree but better than the Rubbish Dump, but just like this two places, you’re only allowed to pick 10 per day.
At the deeps of the Ice Caves, there lives a long worm ice creature called Snowager, who protects a pile of treasures of all kinds! While he’s awake is not a great idea trying to get close ot it, since he’s quite moody and can attack easily, so is better to wait until he’s asleep to get closer. The Snowager is asleep during the following hours. You may approach him once during each hour he slumbers:
6:00am – 7:00am NST
2:00pm – 3:00pm NST
10:00pm – 11:00pm NST
If you’re lucky enough to catch him sleeping, you might be able to get one piece of the treasure that includes neggs, keyrings, plushies, weapons and exclusive prizes! And even an avatar with his image! Be careful though, since sometimes he might wake up just went you’re trying to get something off the treasure.
Is there any faerie with a better heart than the Soup Faerie? Well, I surely don’t think so! This kind faerie makes tons of soup for all the poor Neopets in Neopia and as long as you have less than 3,000NPs in total inside your account, you are allowed to come here as many times a day as you want to feed all your pets. You might even get an avatar while feeding!
The Discarded Magical Blue Grundo Plushie of Prosperity or TDMBGPOP for short (still not very short but anyway…) is an abandoned plushie that hangs on the trees of Faerieland. You can go and talk with him once a day, and sometimes as a reward you’ll find Neopoints and items to take with you! You also have the chance of getting an avatar while visiting this freebie.
Ran by the Tiki Tack man, the tombola is a dailie freebie where you can pull out a ticket in hopes of getting the winner one. Any ticket ending with a 0, 2 or 5 is a winner! You can get Neopoints, consolation prizes, codestones and island food as a reward, among other goodies. Come here and test your luck!
Once every 12 hours and are allowed to come to the Ye Olde Fishing Vortex, relax for a while with your Neopet, and test your luck with fishing. You might get boots, boxes and different fishes out of this freebie! Some days your pet will increase it’s fishing skill, and as it becomes higher, the prizes you’ll be able to fish will improve.
Remember that you can only visit freebies from your main account! Have fun!
If you are enjoying your time in Neopia so much that you just have to invite some of your “real life” friends, you’ll be happy to know that doing so can get you some great rewards! Through the Neopets Referral Programme, you can invite your friends to play Neopets via email and get more and more prizes based on how many you can get to join!
This process is very simple and all of the necessary information can be found on the Neopets Referral Programme homepage. There are two ways to get credit for referring friends, so we’ll go over each.
The first way to refer friends is via email. As you can see, the form for sending an invitation is very simple:
Because the page is so old, one of the images is broken. Don’t worry!
Simply fill out your first name and your friend’s first name — do not add your last names, even if you are familiar! — and their email address. Then, they will receive an email that will instruct them on how to sign up for the site. When you send this, your Referral Stats (see the bottom-left corner of the image) will increase. This will also happen if your friend accepts your invitation and signs up for the site. You can keep track of how many referrals you have sent, and how many have been accepted by checking up on your Stats.
You can also refer people via a URL that will help them sign up for the site while also giving you credit for the invitation. You can post this URL on your blog, website, in emails, or wherever you like! You can reach this by scrolling down to the bottom of the Referral page:
Your Referral Stats will increase based on people that sign up for the site via your URL, but you won’t receive an increase in Referrals “Sent.”
The more friends you successfully recruit to the site, the more prizes you will be eligible for! To accept any prize you are eligible for, simply click “Redeem Prizes” when the button shows up (meaning you have something to redeem). Below is a table of the rewards you can reap if you’re a successful recruiter:
One Dubloon Coin
a bottled faerie
Five Dubloon Coin
all of the Neopets on the referring account gain 1 level (i.e. your main account)
Ten Dubloon Coin
one full set of bottled faeries
seven tan codestones
one basic Petpet Paint Brush
one basic Paint Brush
one rare Paint Brush
Two Hundred Dubloon Coin
Secret Laboratory Map set
one super rare Paint Brush
one Draik Morphing Potion
There are few official rules when it comes to referring but the most important thing to keep in mind is to follow basic common sense. For example, do not list your or your friend’s last names in the forms. For some more examples of what to avoid, read below:
For users that have accounts over 4 months old, and accounts even older, there have been special perks to for the site since 2008. The older your account, the better the perks! These accounts are considered “experienced” or of “loyal” players. Read below to find out what your accounts are eligible to do.
To find out your account age, simply go to your userlookup by clicking your username at the top-right corner of the screen. Once you get to your UL, check the section called “User Info.” You should see this:
The shield will tell you how old Neopets recognizes your account to be, and it also tells you your exact account age under “Started Playing.”
You can also post on the NeoBoards to know the exact age in months of your account! Simply make a post and then look at the left-hand column under your username:
Now you don’t have to do the math yourself!
Now that you know how old your account is, let’s see what you can do with it!
There are A LOT of perks, but not all will apply to accounts simply over 4 months old. These accounts, considered “newbie” accounts, are restricted from participating in the site in certain ways, such as being able to adopt Limited Edition pets. This list, though, is about what is extra for users whose accounts are old!
The older your account, the more secure transfers you can use every month! This perk, released in spring 2010, grants an extra user-to-user transfer for every two years aged on an account. If you want to know how many transfers you are currently eligible for, refer below:
|Account Age||Number of Secure Transfers|
|0 – 4 months||0|
|4 – 23 months||1|
|24 – 47 months||2|
|48 – 71 months||3|
|72 – 95 months||4|
|96 – 119 months||5|
|120 – 143 months||6|
|144 – 167 months||7|
For accounts 3 years and older, there is a mysterious house in a deep, dark part of the Haunted Woods called the Almost Abandoned Attic. Like the igloo, this “shop” stocks random items at a somewhat unpredictable time, but the items that stock here are r80-r99. That’s right! You can get all sorts of items ranging from fancy stamps to Draik eggs!
I know you want this. Don’t even deny it.
Much like feeding Kads, there is a estimated time the Attic will restock: :53 of one minute to :20 of the next minute. This happens about every seven minutes. For more details on how to follow the times, read this Attic Timer.
Upon creating an account, each user is given an inbox that hold up to 100 messages. Well, as your account ages, you can now hold more messages than ever!
|Account Age||Neomail Inbox Space – Up to…|
|0 – 35 months||100 messages|
|16 – 38 months||110 messages|
|39 – 41 months||120 messages|
|42 – 44 months||130 messages|
|45 – 47 months||140 messages|
|48 – 50 months||150 messages|
|51 – 53 months||160 messages|
|54 – 56 months||170 messages|
|57 – 59 months||180 messages|
|60 – 62 months||190 messages|
|63+ months||200 messages|
If you hit your limit, other users won’t be able to neomail you. Make sure to keep it tidy!
In Fyora’s Hidden Tower of awesome goods, users with accounts 60 months and older can enjoy a 3% discount on the third day of every month! This is a hefty amount of NP when you’re talking about expensive items like the Royal Paint Brush.
NOTE: You cannot stack the 10% discount you may receive from a Random Event with the 3% discount.
In April 2008, the “Elite Boutique” was released in the NC Mall for accounts 49 months and older. You can access the boutique by going to the NC Mall and then clicking this icon in the top-right corner:
The items sold in the boutique are only available in the boutique, meaning accounts under 49 months won’t have the option to buy them.
NOTE: These items also be gifted or traded through gift boxes like other NC items.They are exclusive to your account once purchased.
For accounts 24 months and older, there’s a chance that a book will not disappear after it has been read to your pet! Generally after a pet reads a book, it will vanish:
But for these older accounts, books will very occasionally remain in your inventory even after your pet has read them! In these instances, this message won’t appear — your pet will simply tell you how much they enjoyed the book and then you can refresh your inventory to see the book remains. Then, you can decide whether to sell it, read it to another pet, or do something else with it!
To help organize your favorite games on Neopets, users are able to “favorite” them by clicking on heart icon at the top-left corner of a game.
As you can see, I haven’t clicked the heart on this one… *shakes fist*
Depending on your account age, you can “favorite” more and more games!
|Account Age||Number of Games You Can Favorite|
|0 – 18 months||12|
|19 – 44 months||15|
|45 – 68 months||18|
|69 – 93 months||21|
|94 – 110 months||24|
|111 – 136 months||27|
There are lots of customizable options in the NeoBoard preferences including your avatar and signature. For those who don’t know — or simply didn’t notice! — there is also something called a NeoBoard “title” that floats above your account age when you post on the boards:
I think this emoticon is nice and neutral.
Once your account has aged, there are far more options! For accounts 2 years and older, new options begin appearing over time. While we are not sure exactly which ones appear at exactly which time, it’s a nice surprise to check and see which new ones have appeared every couple of months!
All users are allowed to have up to 10 trading lots active at one time. As of 8 July 2010, though, users with accounts 36 months and older are able to have 15 trading lots! Trade away!
On your userlookup, you’re able to list what sorts of things interest you from literature to video games to your 8 pet cats (or is that just me?). For accounts 2 years and older, the list of choosable interests on your account expands to include tens more options!
There are some Random Events that affect your active pet. If you’re walking around with a UC as your active, you want to protect them at all costs! Who knows how long it took you trade up to that pet or how many of your birthdays passed where you continued to innocently remind your friends that you only wanted one thing. Anywayssss…
For accounts that are eligible to adopt painted pets, UC pets are not immune to Random Events that can change their color. While Boochi’s zaps always miss now, there are other REs such as your pet turning blue from sadness. Now, fear not! Your UC is safe.
You’re safe, precious UC.
It’s important to be very careful about what you take advantage of on your side accounts. Yes, some things can be accessed on side accounts, but a lot of things cannot! For a full list of side account dos-and-don’ts, go here. If you’re not sure about something, don’t risk it! For now, keep the specific perks we went over in this guide in mind:
The Alien Aisha Vending Machine is a fun gambling game, located either at its home in the Neopian Plaza, or found under the Luck and Chance section of the Games Room. Like many games, the Alien Aisha Vending Machine gives you the opportunity to earn Neopoints, an avatar, trophies, and items for your account! However, unlike most games in the Games Room, the Alien Aisha Vending Machine requires an sort of entrance fee for each activation. In order to test your luck at the Vending Machine, you will need to come prepared with one of the twenty kinds of Nerkmids that can be found across Neopia.
Nerkmids are small, star-shaped tokens made of various materials. There are twenty different types of Nerkmids, of varying rarity. These tokens can be found in a few places within Neopia: they can be found through random events, earned as prizes from Battledome combat, or won from the Wheel of Extravagance.
In addition to obtaining Nerkmids by your own luck of the draw, they can be purchased and bartered for through user-owned Shops and the Trading Post, and bid on in Auctions. Prices can fluctuate depending on how many Nerkmids are entering the market, but expect to spend anywhere from 55,000 to 65,000 Neopoints per Nerkmid.
There is a wide range of rarities across the twenty different types of Nerkmids. Although the Alien Aisha Vending Machine states that higher rarities of Nerkmid will produce better prizes, there is no data to corroborate this. It seems that any Nerkmid of any rarity will produce similar results. As such, use the cheapest Nerkmids you can find in order to play!
For your convenience, what follows is a chart of the twenty existing Nerkmids, in order of rarity:
|Average Nerkmid (r100)||Good Nerkmid (r100)|
|Lesser Nerkmid (r100)||Super Nerkmid (r100)|
|Ultimate Nerkmid (r100)||Ultra Nerkmid (r100)|
|Aluminium Nerkmid (r101)||Basic Golden Nerkmid (Rr101)|
|Copper Nerkmid (r101)||Magical Golden Nerkmid (r101)|
|Normal Golden Nerkmid (r101)||Ultra Golden Nerkmid (r101)|
|Golden Nerkmid X (r103)||Golden Nerkmid XX (r104)|
|Basic Platinum Nerkmid (r105)||Normal Platinum Nerkmid (r105)|
|Ultra Platinum Nerkmid (r105)||Platinum Nerkmid X (r105)|
|Platinum Nerkmid XX (r105)||Magical Platinum Nerkmid (r115)|
The Alien Aisha Vending Machine takes one Nerkmid per activation. Once you’ve obtained a Nerkmid, simply visit the machine and click the ‘Press me to Continue!’ button. If for some reason you are out of Nerkmids when you click this button, you will receive an error message prompting you to get more. Otherwise, you will see a visual display of the Nerkmids you have on hand, and a series of drop-down menus below that:
Select the Nerkmid you wish to use from the menu, and then try your hand at some lucky guessing! Each of the remaining drop-down menus gives you several ways to influence how the vending machine will operate after you insert your Nerkmid. The choices you make here appear to have no direct bearing on the prize you will get, but the options are as follows:
|Which large button do you press?||1, 2, or 3|
|Which small button do you press?||left green, left red, left pink, right red, right blue, or right purple|
|How many times do you press it?||1, 2, 3, or 4|
|How many levers do you pull?||0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6|
Make your selections, then hit go!
Each activation of the Alien Aisha Vending Machine will award you with a token amount of Neopoints (ranging from 1 to 50,000+), and one random item. The item prizes are roughly divided into four groups:
The most common prize you will receive is a random ‘gross’ food item. These are essentially booby-prizes, but every once and a while you will instead receive a ‘gourmet’ food (easily identified by their R89+ rarity) that is worth significantly more.
A remnant of the old Battledome abilities system, these Fading Bottled Faeries can be used at the Cooking Pot to upgrade them into the newer Weak Bottled Faeries for buying abilities at Aethia’s Shop.
Essentially a free spin, sometimes you will get a Nerkmid as a reward!
The real reason we all play Alien Aisha Vending Machine! The machine has the ability to dispense any paintbrush in the game as a rare prize, including starter paintbrushes.
As a game, the Alien Aisha Vending Machine has a high-score table. Points are awarded based on the value of the highest amount of Neopoints you earn in a given activation of the machine for that month. For example, if you play the Vending Machine three times and receive 4,873, 15,278, and 23,459 NP as your rewards, 23,4599 will be your entry on the high-score tables until you get an even bigger payout. Trophies are awarded in Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories depending on your placement in the top-scoring tables. Best of luck!
This avatar is awarded when you use a Nerkmid in the Alien Aisha Vending Machine for the first time.
Sometime after the launch of Neopets Mobile and the ability to visit Lutari Island, Neopets released a Site Feature Trophy called the Lutari Talisman. Users could then collect beads to add to their talismans, supposedly granting some special perks throughout the site. With the decline of Neopets Mobile, the inaccessibility to Lutari Island, and the rarity of the beads, contributing to individual talismans has steeply declined in popularity.
The Lutari Talisman is likely very loosely based on a dreamcatcher, based in some traditional Native American cultures. Like certain dreamcatchers, they are decorated with beads.
Every account created or active today receives a talisman. You can locate your talisman by going to your userlookup and looking under Site Feature Trophies. It looks like this before you click on it:
Clicking on it will lead you to your specific talisman, which will display any beads you have collected and added to it. A completed talisman looks like the icon above, with all of the beads on it (five of each color). Most users have an empty talisman, which looks like this:
There are twenty individual beads — five of each color — that can be added to a talisman.
NOTE: You cannot add two of the same bead to a talisman.
Red Matu Bead
Red Oranu Bead
Red Ranaka Bead
Red Tongi Bead
Red Urapa Bead
Yellow Matu Bead
Yellow Oranu Bead
Yellow Ranaka Bead
Yellow Tongi Bead
Yellow Urapa Bead
Green Matu Bead
Green Oranu Bead
Green Ranaka Bead
Green Tongi Bead
Green Urapa Bead
Blue Matu Bead
Blue Oranu Bead
Blue Ranaka Bead
Blue Tongi Bead
Blue Urapa Bead
Originally, beads were awarded when mobile players referred new players, and then both parties were awarded beads. As well, beads could be given out as Random Events (specifically all of the Matu, Oranu, Ranaka and Urapa Beads in every color), though this was discontinued. The only way to currently obtain beads is by purchasing them from other users via the Trading Post. Due to the essentially retired status of the beads — as in, there are no more being added to Neopia at any time — they are extremely rare, selling for upwards of 50 million NP each.
NOTE: Tongi beads were only available through referrals and REs, and were no-trade items; now that both Mobile and bead REs have been discontinued, it is impossible to obtain these beads.
To add a bead to your talisman, simply have the bead in your inventory and select “Add to Talisman” from the drop-down menu. Please note that like stamps, once you add a bead to your talisman, it can never be removed.
It is said that adding beads to your talisman can grant special perks throughout the site, though very few of these are confirmed by either users or TNT. With many beads completely impossible to obtain, there is very little collected data on the beads since the end of Neopets Mobile.
TNT’s official description for the beads claims that red beads bring strength, green bring luck, blue bring diplomacy, and yellow bring speed.
Here’s what we do know based on the experiences of users that have submitted their info to fan sites:
A Premium membership is Neopets’ version of an upgraded account. You receive exclusive perks that can make the game a lot easier to play — but they are by no means necessary, and do not give users an upper hand in gameplay. Still, there are a lot of fun shortcuts and items for Premium users that make it worth it to some!
The Space Faerie is Premium’s mascot.
Signing up for Premium is extremely simply. Simply go to the top of your navigation bar and select “Become a Member” from the Premium tab:
There are three payment options available to users:
NOTE: All prices are listed in US dollars. If you do not have a US credit card, you can pay Neopets through a Paypal option. We highly recommend making all payments on Neopets via Paypal.
After you select an option, you will be asked to enter your password (for security purposes) before being re-directed to the payment options.
You can pay for a Premium membership one of two ways:
You may notice this when you are checking out:
You do have the right to be concerned over the fact that the URL is not considered secure. Neopets does have security, but it is currently more vulnerable than most modern secure payment systems. This is simply yet another reason why we recommend the Paypal payment option.
To check the status of your account, payment plan, and to change your auto renewal options, visit Manage Your Membership under the same Premium tab in the nav bar. Here, you can choose to cancel your Premium membership, which will take effect at the end of your current pay period. This means if you create a Premium account on June 1st and pay $7.95, and then cancel your Premium account on June 2nd, you will still have Premium all throughout June because you paid for one month of Premium.
The first thing any Neopets players knows is that neopets.com is not a perfect place. In fact, it’s buggy, it’s laggy, and JumpStart, the company that now owns the website, is not a fan favorite. As Neopets is a very old site with… how do you say… less-than-stellar technologies, there have been many serious issues with payment options. We are in no way attempting to sway you one way or the other about whether Premium is worth it — you can read the next section and decide that for yourself! That being said, it is very important that the common issues with Premium are clear to you before you put your account and personal information on the line.
If you have any sort of issue with your Premium membership — including payment issues — you should send in a ticket as soon as possible with every detail of important information that you can remember. Simply go to the Help section (at the nav bar at the bottom of any Neopets page) and select Submit a Ticket.
While there was once the guarantee of faster ticket response for Premium (“paying”) members, there is no indication that, currently, TNT responds to one ticket subject faster than any other ticket subjects.
Now that we’ve covered all of the super risky, annoying, and downright unacceptable issues that could arise (they don’t for everyone!), let’s talk about what you actually get for all of that trouble and money — and surprisingly, it’s a lot!
The first thing you’ll notice with your new Premium account is what is called the Premium toolbar, found at the bottom of your screen:
Here, you’ll have convenient access to many things on the site that you’d usually need the top navigation bar or Explore tab to find. For example, you have immediate access to Super Shop Wizard, a tab with your dailies, and bank and shop till balances.
The yellow rectangle is for Cheeseroller… without a reminder, I’ll never get that avatar!! *shakes fist*
Your Dailies tab is customizable, so you can decide which dailies appear and in what order. You can even pick up to six dailies that are not offered by this tab’s options, like what I did with Cheeseroller in the image above.
Hmm… my stock aren’t doing too well…
Your Bankroll tab is very useful for keeping an eye on your finances, and does you a favor by adding the amount of NP you have between your bank, shop till, and on-hand. You can also manage your stock portfolio with just a glance!
The other icons in your toolbar link to the Premium game of the day, Create-A-Pet Page, Space Faerie scratchcards, Premium collectible cards, the Premium NeoBoards, and the Premium FAQ/help page.
One of the most-used — if not the most-used — perks of Premium is Super Shop Wizard, very often referred to by its acronym SSW. Unlike Regular Shop Wizard, which only searches a certain number of shops in Neopia at once, you can get the cheapest prices for any searchable item on the entire site via SSW.
No one wants to pay more for those dastardly Eo Codestones than they have to…
Most buyable (under 100k) items in the game are dictated by SSW. This means that if an Eo Codestone, for example, is listed as roughly 15,500 NP on SSW, it is unlikely an Eo Codestone priced at 20,000+ will sell any time soon.
There are special NeoBoards accessible only to Premium members. You can access these boards by going directly to them (via your toolbar) or going to Neoboards in the general navigation bar (under Community) and then clicking “Premium Boards!” The image below shows this link’s location:
The Main Hall is the general board accessible to all Premium members, whereas the Charter board is for Premium members of 4mo+. The Premium boards are all-around much slower than the active, all-player Neoboards, such as the Pound Chat, NC Mall Chat, Avatars/NeoSignatures Chat, and Newbie Chat.
In a very rewarding turn of events in 2012, TNT began allowing the site’s Premium members to adopt and transfer up to five pets on one account instead of four.
As mentioned before, the fifth slot only exists as long as you have a Premium membership. If you cancel your membership or your membership is not automatically renewed, you will be given three options upon logging into the site:
Every Friday, Premium users are gifted special scratchcards that can be accessed via the toolbar (the Space Faerie icon). Because they can only be accessed via this link and not through your inventory, they cannot be sold or traded.
The prizes include Neopoints — generally between 1,000 and 5,000 NP — and a Space Faerie item.
If you do not use your scratchcard before the next Friday rolls around, have no fear! You can simply stack your scratchcards as long as you like. As you can see in the picture above, I have five unused cards. Many people hoard their cards to use with the Full Pockets Premium Boon, available to Premium members after winning a round of Battleground of the Obelisk. This boon increases the likelihood of a good prize from the Premium scratchcards.
With Premium, you may notice that you’re getting Random Events (REs) all the time. It turns out that the Space Faerie is very generous! These random events are always good news: you either find some NP (usually between 1,000 and 3,000 NP) or an item “falls” from space (up to r75). Thanks, Space Faerie!
Everyday on the site, there is a featured game in which users can win x2 the amount of NP as usual! (You can see which game this is everyday by going to the Games Room via your navigation bar and then clicking “Featured Game.”) Premium users are given a second featured game everyday! This can be accessed via the Featured Game tab of the Premium toolbar.
Generally, a pet receives free training at the Swashbuckling Academy when it is their specific pet-themed day (you can see a calendar here). For Premium members, pets also receive free training at the Academy on their individual birthdays! To check your pet’s birthday, simply go to it’s lookup and it can be located under their age.
One of the most coveted perks that make Premium “worth it” for many users is the addition of a monthly NC collectible item awarded on or around the 15th to all Premium members. These items are only released this one time and never again, so many are well sought-after and become worth more over time. Users receive a neomail and the item is immediately placed in their inventories on the day the collectible is released.
To get a taste of what sorts of items are given out, here are some past collectibles that are quite popular:
|February 2013||October 2013||January 2014||December 2014||May 2015||August 2015|
Premium Collectible: Opalescent Wig
Premium Collectible: Spiky Black Lace Cape
Premium Collectible: Heart Contacts
Premium Collectible: Holiday Boat Ride Background
Premium Collectible: Stone Bridge Foreground
Premium Collectible: Blue Moon Field Background
It is relatively common practice for users to buy Premium for one month (and immediately cancel it) if they particularly like a Premium Collectible item or know it will eventually be worth more than ~$8 in NC trading.
If you purchase Premium after the Premium Collectible for the month has been released but before a new month has rolled over (the 16th-30th/31st of the month), you will be given the NC item upon paying for a membership.
Activating a Premium account will unlock a special dome in the BD called the Cosmic Dome. Its two opponents are Giant Space Fungus and Jetsam Ace, the latter of whom is famous for giving away Nerkmids. These two opponents simply appear under your “FIGHT” tab in the Battledome once Premium is active.
Upon registering, you’re immediately awarded with a special site theme, avatar, and “charm” that appears on your lookup like a trophy! Read more below.
This avatar is automatically awarded when you sign up for a Premium membership.
Before 2012, users had to refer a certain amount of people to Premium. Now, referrals are not needed to obtain a Premium membership therefore the requirements for the avatar were changed.
NOTE: If, for any reason, you cancel your Premium membership or it is not renewed, you will lose this avatar. Remember that is does not count towards your total avatars – whether you have it or not – but it will not be available to use on the Neoboards. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Neopets’s Charity Corner and Granny Hopbobbin are back this year, with a new School Tools Charity Drive. Dig through your Safety Deposit Boxes to find old school supplies, books and clothings you no longer need, and are willing to donate to young Neopians this year. Your generosity will be rewarded with various trophies, prizes (many r99 items last year), and much more! You don’t want to miss out on this year’s Charity Event, as I can tell you those that did last year were not pleased.
The Neopets Charity Corner 2016 link can be found below:
This year, you have to donate an assortment of school-related items to the younger Neopians in need. You must donate five items, to recieve a prize in exchange. The five items you donate must:
There are three different ranges of rarities to donate from, and these include:
You must submit five items within the same range, to receive a prize within that range, else the lowest range you used, will be the rarity of your prize.
So if you wanted a r99 item, you must donate five items within the r90-r99 range.
For every five items you donate, you will receive one reward within the same rarity range. The item rewards will fall into these categories:
The main focus of the Charity Corner last year, was obtaining r99 items. Some r99s items, such as the r99 stamps like Battle Slices Stamp, Snowbunny Stamp, Sticky Snowflake Stamp, etc. are worth multi-millions! The objective is to act fast, and hoard many of the cheaper r90-r99 items. If you wait, the prices of these items will skyrocket as others will be hoarding them as well. Good luck!
This year’s CC, seems to have a Charity Corner Avatar associated to it. The method of obtained this avatar is unknown as of now, but I assume it will be a prize in the end for the top 2000 donators.
After the War of the Obelisk Plot (Y15), the Battlegrounds opened up once again for continuous warring called skirmish battles. Fighting for control of the Obelisk and its boons (prizes and special abilities), the six factions from the plot battle every two weeks and need your help! A timer that keeps track of the current affairs of the Obelisk can always be accessed at the Battlegrounds.
Every other Monday, three of the six factions will be up for skirmish battles: The Awakened, Brute Squad, Order of the Red Erisim, Thieves Guild, Seekers, and/or The Sway. (The previous week’s winner will be excluded from participating.) Users have 3 days to pledge allegiance to a faction for which they will fight, and then an additional 4 days to battle the enemies of the opposing factions.
It is generally agreed upon that the team that wins the most battles overall will win for the week. Most weeks, conversations between users in the Games Chat, Battledome Chat, and Guilds Chat (specifically Battledome- and Obelisk-related guilds) come to a consensus as to which faction they will all choose for the week to nearly ensure that a chosen faction will win. While it can never be guaranteed, it is highly recommended visiting these Neoboards during the sign-up period if you are missing Obelisk avatars and still need to collect them; otherwise, users with the avatars tend to choose the faction of which they like the boons.
This avatar — and five others — could be yours! Choose wisely!
Again, users have the rest of the week post-sign up to participate. Users must win at least 10 battles in order to be eligible for the winning prizes at the end of the week. This means that even if your faction wins, you will receive no access to the boons if you did not individually win 10 battles or more.
There are ten opponents from the warring factions that are presented at a range of difficulties, the lowest being 8-12 HP and the highest being 225-450 HP. The difficulty does not factor into the winning number of battles needed to qualify to for the prizes, meaning users can win 10+ battles against any opposing faction enemy. The easiest opponents are so weak that even a newborn Neopet with a single weapon can win against them, so everyone can participate even without owning a BD pet. For very specific details on each potential faction enemy, you can visit JellyNeo’s In-Depth Battlepedia.
The more battles that are won within a faction, the better the likelihood that faction will win in the end. While teamwork is very important, individually lodging as many battles as possible is the most basic strategy users can use to help their respective factions.
At the end of the week, a winning faction is announced. The participants in the winning faction are given the Oracle’s Blessing, the ability to choose a boon, and an avatar and site theme if they do not already have them for that specific faction. To get the avatar and site theme, just go to the Battlegrounds homepage once the battling period has ended. After the skirmish battles end, winners can choose a boon that will last for one week until sign-ups begin for the next war. Boons offer a special ability that can be used throughout the site, ranging from increased bank interest to extra spins on the various wheels. Each faction has boons specific to them, so if you have already won all of the avatars and site themes, choosing a faction that has a boon you particularly like is encouraged. There are also two Premium boons for Premium users that can be chosen alongside a faction’s boon. To learn about the many boons, you can visit the Daily Neopets Boons guide.