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Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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Cute, fun virtual world with great safety measures.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 62 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 317 reviews

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Positive Messages

Many of the site's features focus on shopping. On the plus side, the site encourages users to be respectful of each other, and rude behavior won't be tolerated.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Chat is filtered, and users are warned or banned if they try to curse.


The site's virtual currency can be used to buy clothing, furniture, and accessories for an avatar. Some items can be purchased with stars, which can be earned playing games. Others require eCoins, which can be purchased with real money. Extra features are available to premium members, who pay $5.99 per month. There are no ads on the site.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this popular virtual world for tweens has strong safety features that prevent users from sharing personal information, including several options for chatting. Many of the site's activities center on shopping or fashion, but there are no ads.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 8 and 12-year-old Written byBc1500 June 19, 2014

Horrible site! Not for young kids!

I let my 8 year daughter try this site. As is customary in my home, I sat with her whole she played for a bit. In the first few minutes, she was asked to go to... Continue reading
Parent of a 8-year-old Written byrsbrandt March 24, 2011
As a parent it annoys me greatly that there are strong distinctions between members and nonmembers. There is constant pressure to join and reminders of what yo... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byReflection March 11, 2014

Old Fantage was better.

In my opinion, old Fantage was a billion times better then current fantage. In old fantage, everyone was equal and didn't require membership to have fun. N... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 4, 2014


The game is just HORRIBLE! Although there isn't anything inappropriate, I just hate the game. It's boring! All you do is buy things and 87% of those t... Continue reading

Is it any good?

FANTAGE is a richly designed -- and densely populated -- virtual world where tweens cruise around castles, forests, and cities on rocket boards. Although it's nicely animated and easy to navigate, Fantage doesn't stray far from the standard social world formula. Games are simple, but fun, and they're built into the scenery -- along with some surprises -- making for a high level of interactivity. Users can also complete larger quests to earn special items, and the Fantage blog keeps residents posted on new developments, events, and missions -- meaning that this virtual world is constantly growing and changing.

Online interaction: There's lots of interaction, but it's safe, friendly, and closely monitored. The site has filtered chat (no profanity or personal info) and safe chat (scripted phrases only). Users can IM each other and request buddies, as well as block certain users.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about safety in virtual worlds. What information is OK to share online, and what's off limits? You can also discuss how to apply the social skills you learn in the virtual world to life offline: How would you approach a new friend? What would you do if someone was bothering you?

Website details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: July 2, 2018

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