Video Games & Online Gaming for Kids
Please remember that before accessing any of these sites that you must first check with your parent or guardian and ask their permission. These are all third party sites, that means that we have no control over their content. For more information on internet safety for children please consult Webwise.ie, a great intiative from the National Centre for Technology in Education.
MoshiMonsters.com - Cute, user friendly site where you can adopt your own pet Monster, create a home for it in Monstro City and share your creation with the world! It's like having an online tamagochi. Users must also complete puzzles & games and there are limited social network opportunities so parents should check out the Parents' Page for more information.
Puzzle Pirates - "Addictive" - Time Magazine. Enough said.
Nanoquest - Brilliant Online Game for Teens - "Nanoquest is a pilot project aimed at getting 13-15 year old school children interested in nanotechnology and science generally. To captivate the 'Playstation generation' the medium chosen was a 3D computer game. The game is intended to have fun and challenging gameplay, whilst introducing new nanotechnology concepts through the various challenges."
Big Fish Games - download pc games and play online. Range of games available from adventure to puzzle. There are also games here for Mac which is a real bonus. Not suitable for younger children.
Star Wars Galaxies - "You've enjoyed watching the Star Wars universe for years. Now's your chance to live in it! In Star Wars Galaxies you can fight alongside Han Solo and Chewbacca, smuggle goods for Jabba the Hutt, defend Imperial stations from the ravages of the Rebels, create your own player city, put yourself in the pilot seat of your favorite Star Wars ship, and more." Not suitable for younger children.
Wizard101.com - "an online, multiplayer, Wizard school adventure game with collectible card magic, wizard duels, and far off worlds! The game allows players to create a student Wizard in an attempt to save Wizard City and explore many different worlds. " Excellent for those budding Harry Potters amongst you. Parents should know that the age rating is for children aged 10 and over.
Disclaimer: This is not an expert site, it is run on a voluntary basis and as such is based on opinion and experience but we hope that it acts as a signpost for educational resources and other support services for Irish families with exceptionally able children. By using this website you accept that any dependence by you on such information, opinion or advice is at your own risk.