Kid reviews for Xeko Elf Island

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Reality-based quests let kids contribute real-world help.
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Parents say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews
Teen, 16 years old Written byDisReviewer June 24, 2009

Elf Island Review

Elf Island is a wonderful online world. It has a perfect message to everyone: The Power to do Good. If you aren't a paying member, they now allow you to complete one GoodQuest. This is basically your "trial version". After that, you will need to get a membership to continue. However, just the other month they launched the "Scale of Good". This allows non-members & members to donate coins, when the goal it met, Elf Island will help CLIMB (a company for theater & arts in schools) and they will also build a virtual stage in the game. That's the power of Elf Island's Mirrored Gaming! It's an extremely easy game to play. All you need is the latest flash, and a good internet connection. Registration is fast and simple. Once you're done registering, just go to play.elfisland.com and log in. You're name will be Elf458865634, something similar to that. Your name will change to the one you put up during registration once it's been approved by a moderator. Speaking about their moderators, they have an awesome staff team. They consist of HOST-'s which host different types of games in room for prizes. There is also MOD-'s which moderate the content, chat, and actions of the members. Just look for the Flying Egg with an "S" on it and they are staff! Easy, safe, good message, fun, lively, creative, and excellent choice for kids AND adults to play. Invite the whole family!

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Kid, 8 years old December 30, 2010

great for kids ages 7 to 18

well i love xeko its great for small kaids big kids and all ages try it not thanks its is the best

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Teen, 13 years old Written bystiruam May 8, 2011
Kid, 11 years old April 27, 2009
Kid, 12 years old May 13, 2009

It was good, until I had to pay to play.

I've played this game when it was in Beta, and here's what I have to say. Pros: Beautiful detail, a good dictionary, and friendly staff. Cons: After the Polar Bear quest, they made it so you had to subscribe in order to participate in Goodquests, the game can gets kinda slow, and you have to clear your cache in order to play, otherwise everyone's invisible. Overall, 4/5.
Teen, 15 years old Written byCleverCoolPuppy July 7, 2009

Elf Island Gameing for good for all ages

Elf Island is a great game. It is aimed towards kids ages 8 to 14 , but don't be fooled many teenagers and adults play it as well. It is a great game for the whole family. In Elf Island you are an Elf which you can personalize with many different clothing items and styles. Elf Island is not your average online game. Elf Island is gaming for good. Elf Island is a safe place for kids to have fun and make a difference in the real world. It has a chat filter and much more to keep its members happy and safe. The community of Elf Island all participate in Goodquests to help make a difference in the real world. Goodquests are quests that everyone can do to reach a goal to do good. Some recent Goodquests the Elf Island community has completed were for, Polar Bears, Sharks, Building houses in Honduras and many more. Currently, elves are helping Pandas! When playing Goodquests you don't only help the world but you can win prizes and coins. Elf Islanders can make a difference in the world thanks to non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Plant 2020, Polar Bear International, Pandas international, Fresh Producers, Wild Aid and more. There are also many fun things to do on the Island other then Goodquests. You can also find many games throughout the island. These games are lot's of fun and you can earn coins playing them. Later you can spend those coins in the market place for cool items at stores such as Holiday Curio, the Wing Dome, the General Store and more! You can use the items you buy to decorate your own room, which you choose when you join. You can always buy a new room and add rooms. Also in Elf Island you can always find staff members around. Mods are very helpful in answering questions and keeping everyone safe. Hosts do the same as Mods but they also hold games in which you can win prizes. In game you can always send a question, or report a player to the M button(message to the staff) and I find they get back to you fairly quickly. Elf Island also holds many contests and Giveaways. Though one of the best things is the great friends you can make and add to your buddies list. There are also many awesome places to visit on the island, some are the Volcano, beach, woods, meadow, Marsh, Mountain Cave, Ice cavern,Savanna, and many more! The rooms are very cool and beautiful! Elf Islanders can also win awards when they go above and beyond when trading,gifting items, and just playing and many more. With they award you can redeem prizes as well. You can do all this for free, but you can also pay to be a member and get special member only goods, get an allowance, more clothing options and much more! Elf Island is always coming up with new fun ways to do good and is growing fast and making some awesome updates frequently. Most everyone I find is so friendly and helpful and I look forward to continue to play Elf Island as it continues to grow. You can also visit the Elf Island Fansite of the year here: http://www.elfislandfansite.com/ There you can find lot's of helpful information, including the wiki which is a full directory of every item, room, quests, events, and more that has ever been or is on Elf Island! You can find the latest news and see what other Elves are doing around the island! You can also find some helpful threads and make your own threads if you have questions, opinions, ect.

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Kid, 10 years old April 10, 2010

Perfect for Tweens... not for Younger Kids

Elf Island, now known as Xeko is a virtual world, with many things other virtual worlds don't have. That's right, goodquests. You can do small amounts of good around the world, by gaming. The slogan for this is G4G= Game 4 Good. So far there have been multiple quests, Building 8 Homes in Honduras, Repairing 8 Boats to Catch Shark Finners in the Galapagos, Tracked a Polar Bear 10 Months, Planted 2,000 Trees in Niger, Gave 100 Families Nutritious Foods in Sacramento, California, Adopted a Baby Giant Panda, Gave 1 Family Vacation, Donated 10 Vines to Lemurs, Donated 10 Cameras to Help Preserve Tigers, and even Help Recycling many pounds of garbage. There is a good sense of community, but I must say, I played this when I was a lot younger, and I was rather annoying, and disturbing to other players, and didn't get the concept. But I do now. You can collect rare items, have pets, talk to others, design a house of your own, sell items, play games, and do good. I think this site really reaches out though, and can easily become an addiction. Doing it in moderation is good, though.

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