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What's it about?
Quaint misbehavin' evil twins Edgar and Ellen live in a 13-story mansion on the outskirts of the small picturesque town of Nod's Limbs. The terminally pale twins look like relatives of the Addams Family, and almost predictably, they have a furry little Cyclops as a pet. With their parents out of the picture on an extended vacation, the savvy 12-years-olds are free to live in their pajamas and dream up mischievous pranks they can play on each other as well as the rest of the townspeople. The Web site is a companion site to the Edgar and Ellen series of children's' books by Charles Ogden
Is it any good?
On the site, users can read news about the book series, see and submit fan artwork, and listen to a fan podcast. There are animated short cartoons featuring the twisted tweens, and kids can also write and submit their own fan fiction. Some of these are disturbing, featuring animal cruelty and other topics that should have been consigned to the bit bucket when submitted. Younger kids should avoid this whole section.
That said, the site offers one totally cool game. "Mansion Mayhem" is addictive, creative, and complex. Players can create their own 13-floor mansion complete with clever traps and tricks placed to foil would-be intruders.