Best MMOGs

Known as MMOs, online multiplayer games are also sometimes called "Massively Multiplayer Online Games" or MMOGs, or "Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games" or MMORGs. Regardless of their name, these games let kids go online to play with thousands of other players from around the world. In these online game worlds, you create an avatar to represent you and join others to go on quests or missions. Some are free, whereas others have a monthly fee or require you to buy things while inside the game. Most offer some kind of chat, so pay attention to your kids' interactions.

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Toontown Online

age 7+

The first MMORG for kids, and it's a blast.

Platforms: Windows (2003)
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The Travels of Wiglington & Wenks

age 7+

Fun, travel-oriented MMO is full of historic figures.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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Monkey Quest

age 8+

You're the hero in exciting Mario-type platformer MMO.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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SuperSecret

age 8+

Tween MMO lets kids play at "growing up" and chatting.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2009)
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Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

age 9+

Kids play superheroes in mildly violent online game.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall

age 10+

Battle monsters, go on missions to save familiar TV world.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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Free Realms

age 10+

Beautiful MMORPG lets kids have fun safely.

Platforms: Windows, Mac (2009)
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Pirate101

age 10+

Magical MMO where kids play as comical swashbucklers.

Platforms: Windows (2012)
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Wizard 101

age 11+

Magical adventure where kids learn to become wizards.

Platforms: Windows (2008)
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Champions Online

age 15+

Superhero MMO with fantasy violence and open chat.

Platforms: Windows (2009)
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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

age 16+

Expansion lets long-time WOW enthusiasts explore dark side.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2 (2008)
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