Parents' Guide to

Kingdom of Loathing

By Jean Armour Polly, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Quirky alcohol-related role-playing game.

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age 11+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 10+

Good game

age 10+

funny game

there are a few sex jokes but people have to be a certain age to even understand the jokes so they wouldn't really effect younger kids. Also the drinking isn't really that bad. You just do it to get benefits and doesn't make drinking seem cool or anything like that.

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Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (16 ):

On the grand scale of online role-playing games, this one is not the worst. It's funny and edgy and addicting in its own way, but kids shouldn't be associating alcohol and violence with "play."

Besides the major role alcohol plays in the game's scenarios, you may be reviled by some of the violence and language: "In the Haunted Pantry, you're attacked by a fiendish can of asparagus. Cans of asparagus aren't normally all that scary, but this one's got a knife!" and "Inside the Haunted Pantry, you encounter an undead elbow macaroni of unusual size. It rubs its hands together and prepares to assault you like a peanut. It gets the jump on you. It tries to pastaslap you in the nipple, but misses." Characters have to do a lot of killing in order to progress (even though lots of times they fight something odd, like a possessed can of tomatoes) and sometimes the prose or even the landscape itself has a double entendre, sexual meaning, like a visit to the "Orc Chasm." Then there are some of the questionable assigned tasks: "You see that guy over there? That guy's name is Paco. I want you to steal his wallet without him noticing."

Website Details

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

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