Parents' Guide to

Garden Party World

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Green virtual world needs better instructions to take root.

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Our review:
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Kids plant and water seeds and recycle unwanted plants in a compost bin
in the virtual GARDEN PARTY world, which can help teach them about
responsibility and being green. Garden Party also has an admirably safe,
filtered chat function -- plus different areas of the world load
quickly, so it's easy to travel from place to place.

downside? Walking around is a breeze, but participating in site
activities isn't always quite as simple. An owl character offers some
help in each section -- but kids may still be confused. For example, to
fish in the Lazy Lagoon you'll need a duck costume -- which isn't
particularly easy to find or purchase.

Spend some time on the
site and it's clear that to really join the party, you may need to rack
up a bunch of orbs -- the site currency, which can be earned playing
games and completing other activities -- or buy a VIG membership, which
costs $5.95 for one month or $49.95 for a year.

Online interaction: During registration, users can opt to either chat using the site's
filter function or not have access to chatting at all. Users can also
message each other via an IM function or by sending mail through the

Website Details

  • Genre: Virtual Worlds
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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