A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Player versus player gaming promotes competitive behavior, which can be positive or negative.
Violence & Scariness
Players control game pieces that fight other game pieces to the death using magic, or traditional and fantasy weaponry.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few rune cards have scantily-clad characters.
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Online interactions can include any kind of language in free chat. Game settings include a profanity filter that is on by default, but this can be turned off or circumvented.
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Products & Purchases
PoxNora is free to download and play, but players are encouraged to spend real money on collectible runes in order to improve their game.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that PoxNora is an online game which can be downloaded and played for free, but costs money for players wanting to improve their game. Parents should also be aware that the purpose of the game is to defeat other players in combat. Violent animations are minimal, but some of the rune cards have scary imagery. This online game allows communication between players in chat, which can be unpredictable. It has a profanity filter than can be turned on or off at will. All online games with free chat have the potential for unwanted discussions of sex, race, religion, or other themes. Like traditional strategy games, PoxNora is a game that families can learn to play together.
Is It Any Good?
Although the basics of PoxNora are easy to learn, mastering the strategies behind rune selection and use can be complicated and difficult. And with its library of more than 500 collectible runes, PoxNora is as much a collectible hobby as it is a game. Kids who grew up playing collectible card games like Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering could find this to be a compelling and more mature variation on the theme. Although its appeal may be limited to those who enjoy learning and memorizing detailed and occasionally arcane statistics, determined players will be rewarded with a challenging and engrossing game experience.
Families that want to delve into this gameplay need to know that there will be associated costs. PoxNora's pricing schedule is nearly as complex as the game itself. While the game is free to download and play, the free Battlegroups are rudimentary. To be good at this game, you will need to improve your rune set which means that you will need to purchase runes from PoxNora's online store. You can buy single runes, or in multi-rune packs, which can be pre-configured Battlegroups, or as "booster packs." Booster packs come in all factions and in sizes from 25 to 200 randomly-selected runes. Players who obtain a premium membership, starting at $15 for 3 months, get special discounts, and a long list of perks such as exclusive access to the premium membership store and the ability to start a guild. The game is found at www.poxnora.com.
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