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    Great Game For Kids

    ToonTown is a superb online game for the youngsters. My 3 eldest (Alana 13, Danialle 11 & Verity 4) played it for 3 days prettymuch solid last week. They offer a 3 day free trial which is more than enough to get them hooked. Fees thereafter work out to be abt £7 pm which is acceptable.

    It's so easy to get to grips with even i could do it

    Custard pie throwing has never been so good. But the background music can grate after a while
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    It can't be that good - the website doesn't even support firefox .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    It can't be that good - the website doesn't even support firefox .
    Yeah does.

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    That's weird - it didn't the 1st time I tried. It suggested I upgrade my browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    My 3 eldest (Alana 13, Danialle 11 & Verity 4) played it for 3 days prettymuch solid last week.
    Joking aside, is this actually a very good thing though..?

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    Think of it this way :

    Kids are off school for half term for a week, all of them start going stir crazy around halfway through the week and get bored playing out with friends / garden or wherever. So inevitably you get a constant chorus of : mam, dad, mam, dad, mam, dad and so on till you could scream.

    Then they decide they wont play together and just start fighting over whos toys belong to who and battle commences, at this point the going to scream has passed and you start to get the thumping headache from repetition of previous statement and the kids fighting as they wont play together in harmony !

    You start feeling really tired and rundown due to being hammered from early hours of the morning right up till they actually go to bed (Don't know about you're youngest Oid mate (Mine is 4 in 3 weeks), but mine is now getting up as soon as day breaks at around 5:30 AM and inevitably wakes the 2 girls up so all 3 of them are up pre 6AM )

    So you are feeling tired and want (actually rephrase that to NEED ! ) a break, what do you do ?

    So is it really a good thing you ask.

    Yes, gives the parents a break and a bit of peace and quiet. Playing games is also good for younger kids as it helps their hand to eye co ordination as well as gets them thinking. Also games like this can stop squabbling and rivalry pretty quickly, my 3 play on a few of the games we have like Little Mermaid, Thomas Saves the Day and Clifford Phonics for ages sometimes and there isnt a peep out of them, they just get on with it and enjoy themselves.

    I think alot of parents will actually agree on what I have put here !

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    Dont know about the 13year olds you know but all the ones i do are on HL2, Counterstrike, doom3, Far Cry etc and MMORPG lol

    Get em while their young lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral
    Think of it this way :

    Kids are off school for half term for a week, all of them start going stir crazy around halfway through the week and get bored playing out with friends / garden or wherever. So inevitably you get a constant chorus of : mam, dad, mam, dad, mam, dad and so on till you could scream.

    Then they decide they wont play together and just start fighting over whos toys belong to who and battle commences, at this point the going to scream has passed and you start to get the thumping headache from repetition of previous statement and the kids fighting as they wont play together in harmony !

    You start feeling really tired and rundown due to being hammered from early hours of the morning right up till they actually go to bed (Don't know about you're youngest Oid mate (Mine is 4 in 3 weeks), but mine is now getting up as soon as day breaks at around 5:30 AM and inevitably wakes the 2 girls up so all 3 of them are up pre 6AM )

    So you are feeling tired and want (actually rephrase that to NEED ! ) a break, what do you do ?

    So is it really a good thing you ask.

    Yes, gives the parents a break and a bit of peace and quiet. Playing games is also good for younger kids as it helps their hand to eye co ordination as well as gets them thinking. Also games like this can stop squabbling and rivalry pretty quickly, my 3 play on a few of the games we have like Little Mermaid, Thomas Saves the Day and Clifford Phonics for ages sometimes and there isnt a peep out of them, they just get on with it and enjoy themselves.

    I think alot of parents will actually agree on what I have put here !
    lol, 5:30, yeah tell me bout it I know exactly where you're comming from, same prob here. Jess get's up at 5:30, bundles into Verity's room, they both bundle on our bed. Everybody's awake by 5:45 latest Alana & Danielle if they're round go back to bluddly sleep lazy oiks.

    I agree totally with what you've said Ferrel mi old mate. At 4 they're perfectly able to turn on a PC, bug in a game cd & play their fave game. We have Little Mermaid, Yoho Ahoy, Tweenies, Pingu, Dora the Explorer etc. And at half term it is indeed a godsend to have a little peace & tranquility in the house so you can get on & do stuff. And this game is just right for all (except Jess who's 1 1/2). Maybe not for teen boys, but for the girls it's an absolute winner.
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