Monday, July 26, 2010

The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to introduce you all to an amazing new virtual world for kids. The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks is an exciting game where kids can journey around the world, travel through time, discover and meet historical figures, hunt for missing objects, play fun and challenging games, purchase their own island where they can build their own house and invite their new friends, buy new costumes, and own some exotic pets. Travelers will help Wiglington and Wenks solve the mystery, while exploring secret locations (more locations as a member). And as big as their world is now, Wiglington and Wenks have many new locations they will be adding soon.
Probably the most massive virtual world for kids to date, The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks features more than 100 fun-filled educational real world and imaginary locations from the past, present and future. Parents can look forward to a safe site for their children where they will be learning about history, geography, landmarks, famous people, inventions, the environment, animals and more. And for the children, they can expect hours of fun-filled exploration.” As a parent, I love the amount of safety features that are included with your membership to Wiglington and Wenks. Kids can chat with each other, but only through already provided sentences.

In my opinion, The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks is geared towards children from 3rd grade and up. However, with my help, my girls have enjoyed it immensely. The basic idea behind the virtual world is an easy enough concept for them to grasp. They know they are looking for the missing historical figures and their objects. They can easily travel and search on their own. My 6 year old can even read the history and factual information to her sister. The part they have some trouble on is the enrichment games. Playing the games earns you virtual money. And of course you need virtual money to buy costumes, clothes, islands, houses, decorations, pets, etc… So Mommy plays the games, and the kiddos spend the money. Kind of sounds like the real world, huh!?! Besides the missing historical objects, there are other hidden objects that you can collect. You find these objects by simply clicking on objects in your surroundings. Sometime, a pop up box will appear giving you factual information and other times it will say you’ve collected it.

The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks also offers a spin-off game that my kids love. It is called Carto’s Magic Maps. My youngest daughter, who is the queen of I-Spy, could play this game for hours. She loves searching the scenes for the hidden objects. The entire world of Wiglington and Wenks is free to all, but in a limited format. By becoming a member, you earn the right to travel to more locations, enter secret rooms, and even buy different costumes and pets. The fun folks from The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks have offered 5 lucky readers with the chance at a free one month membership. But don’t wait to win! Go sign up today! You can always upgrade later!


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This giveaway will end on August 9th @10p.m Eastern
*This giveaway is open to all. Winner will be chosen randomly. An email notification will be sent to the email address provided by the winner. The winner must respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will result in being disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received a 3 month membership in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

21 comments:

mimilovesall8 said...

I love this game . It sounds awesome! I learned that kids get to learn about history, geography, landmarks, famous people, inventions, the environment, animals and more while playing a game.
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I learned about all their great safety features.

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I learned that grandmothers play this game too.

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Liz G. said...

I learned that kids can learn about history and geography.
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Erin S. said...

I learned that they will be adding new worlds.

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Cheryl W said...

I learned you have to find hidden objects.

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