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By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lighthearted building sim encourages playing with friends.

Game Facebook 2011
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GnomeTown is a run-of-the-mill social sim game that doesn't play much differently from other offerings in the same genre, but its enchanting and unique setting does help it to stand out. Keeping with the gnomes' tiny stature, scenery like mushrooms and dandelions look huge, and the "livestock" that the gnomes raise includes snails and ladybugs. The game could use more interesting quests to go along with the adorable helpers that gradually get unlocked over time (such as a pair of weasels wearing giant turtleneck sweaters); as it stands, they seem a bit too much like filler. The bottom line is: although it's a little short on substance, GnomeTown is a good-looking fantasy-inspired sim for Facebook followers you like to build.

Game Details

  • Platform: Facebook
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Playdom
  • Release date: July 29, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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