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10 Websites and Games Like Club Penguin (Virtual Worlds)

Updated on August 12, 2016

Virtual Worlds - 10 Free Websites and Games Like Club Penguin

There are many websites and games like Club Penguin that offer a great experience for children, teenagers and even their parents.

While Club Penguin was one of the first really successful games in this space there has been a huge increase in the number of virtual worlds targeted at tweens over the past few years as companies quickly realise it is a huge (and growing market).

This flood of games into the market has produced some real great games like Club Penguin but also many poor game experiences and even some fantastic ones that have closed down (such as ToonTown Online and Star86) which can also be frustrating after having invested so much time in a game that you love.

If you are a fan of Club Penguin looking for another fun virtual world to play or a parent seeking information about other safe online games like Club Penguin for your child (or children) then this page will prove to be an invaluable resource.

I originally put this list together for a family friend and decided to share it here so other fans of the Club Penguin universe can find similar experiences that are both fun, friendly and safe. If you have any additional favourite games please don't hesitate to share them in the comment section at the end of the page.

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imvu

1 - IMVU

An Online Game Like Club Penguin

IMVU focuses more on the creating content and customising your avatar in 3D, attracting a mostly female demographic that loves fashion and dress-up style gameplay. There is plenty of creativity involved in the game with players able to create their own designs from scratch or mix and match those created by others to design a unique look.

This content culture established around the creation and selling of products through the IMVU catalog. On the social side of things there is no shortage of options with users able to create their own public and private rooms, connect through user groups or participate in active community forums. The security around these features are fairly good and ensure private information is never given out through automatic chat filters to keep children safe while online.

If you want to try something more than just a social experience then IMVU promises an extra level of depth with the creation aspect giving you potentially endless hours of variety.

IMVU - Official Website

IMVU Gameplay

lady popular
lady popular

2 - Lady Popular

Be Curious With This Popular Fashion Game Like Club Penguin

Lady Popular encourages you to stay curious as you explore the world of fashion to customise your own avatar, their home and then compete against other to prove you have more style.

In the game you'll follow your own avatar as they work a job, go shopping and much more in their journey to become the number one fashion star. While this is definitely the focus of the game there is still plenty of room to create your own experience.

From the mini games that you can play with others to the countless tasks from the NPCs of the game that will give you in game currency to customise your character, decorate your own room or purchase a pet to call your own.

Lady Popular - Official Website

Lady Popular Overview

Wauies - The Pet Shop Game
Wauies - The Pet Shop Game

3 - Wauies – The Pet Shop Game

Adopt A Dog In This Game Like Club Penguin

Wauies is a mixture of social networking and an online pet site (similar to Neopets). The game is targeted at children between 7 and 12 years of age with greater appeal to children that love pets and caring for their own creature (in this case over 300 dog breeds).

Players adopt and care for their own dog as their pet and earn currency by participating in the community through dog shows and other features. Using this currency players can then buy items for your pet such as food and items to customise their home.

If you want a virtual world that combines with looking after a pet animal nothing compares to Wauies.

Wauies - Official Website

Wauies Gameplay

fantage
fantage

4 - Fantage

A Colourful and Fun Virtual World Game Like Club Penguin

Fantage offers a fun and colourful game world for players to explore, play games and make friends. Designed for a similar audience as Club Penguin you'll find Fantage is a perfect alternative when you've spent enough time as a penguin.

Fantage aims to capture the younger audience of Club Penguin making it also perfectly suitable for those children who are just a little bit too young for Club Penguin. Children as young as 4 will have no problem operating the Fantage game interface and with very strict chat rules won't ever get into trouble.

With plenty of multiplayer mini games for you to earn stars (the in game currency) based on your performance there is always something to do in the world of Fantage. Taking these stars you'll be able to buy pets, new items, creatures to battle against each other and more.

With room for hundreds of buddies on your friends list, the ability to host parties and chat with other players the social and gaming elements definitely aren't lacking in the Fantage experience.

Fantage - Official Website

Fantage Commercial

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wizard101

5 - Wizard101

Play As A Wizard In This Game Like Club Penguin

Wizard101 is a popular online MMORPG aimed at children that is published by KingsIsle Entertainment. Wizard101 (and its sister game, Pirate101) have quickly grown to be one of the most popular in the genre and features more active gameplay than what Club Penguin has to offer.

Players take control of an apprentice wizard in the world of Spiral and must gain levels, spells and equipment while completing quests and exploring the game world. Wizard101 also features premium items and benefits that are available through Wizard101 Crowns or a Wizard101 membership although a decent amount of gameplay is accessible for free.

Combat in Wizard101 is done entirely in a turn based card system that creates an easy and fair way for players to battle each other allowing it to appeal to casual gamers (and young kids). Players can also join forces and engage in battles of up to 4v4 which creates a social and friendship aspect to the game (chat options are limited to keep players safe though).

If Wizards aren't your idea of fun then KingIsle Entertainment also publishes a similar game in terms of gameplay but with pirates called Pirate101. This option will particularly appeal to those games who fell in love with ToonTown Online which closed in 2014.

Wizard101 - Official Website

Wizard101 Trailer

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animal-jam-logo

6 - Animal Jam

A Free Online Game Like Club Penguin

Animal Jam is a virtual world for kids that has been growing rapidly over the past few years and after some hands on time with the game it is easy to tell why the game has been so successful.

Animal Jam uses real world examples of plants and animals in the game storyline to create a great virtual world filled with learning experiences and fact finding adventures. All of this educational content is sourced from National Geographic so you know that the information is top notch (and very interesting).

The game is accessible to children of all ages with gameplay involving chat, activities and mini games alone or with other players. Parent's need not worry because Animal Jam also has a powerful moderation and filter system (like most virtual worlds for kids) so safety is never a concern on Animal Jam and definitely one of the strongest in this space.

Like other games in this genre Animal Jam requires a membership (billed regularly) to experience everything on offer. Membership offers member only items, pets, regular gifts and more. However, Animal Jam does provide a a great chunk of content to free members unlike other similar games which can prove quite restrictive without opening up your wallet.

Animal Jam - Home Page

Animal Jam Trailer

ourworld
ourworld

7 - OurWorld

A Fun And Exciting Game Like Club Penguin

OurWorld is a virtual world that focuses on offering tweens and teenagers a safe but very fun game world to explore. It's one of the more in depth and difficulty games to grasp on the list making it more appropriate for children in the tween bracket that have outgrown other options.

The game world of OurWorld is split into a number of locations that each have their own unique theme that you can use to meet new people.

The game has a strong focus on safety like the various other games here to ensure its both fun and safe at all times.

OurWorld - Official Website

OurWorld Gameplay Trailer

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fishao

8 - Fishao

Play This Fish Adventure Game Like Club Penguin

Fishao is another virtual universe targeted at children that offers plenty of exploration, adventure and fun. In Fishao you'll complete quests, solve mysteries, play mini-games and explore the various waters and fish that the game has to offer.

The design of the game is extremely simple to ensure that no age is left out in the cold although teenagers might find the gameplay a little too easy to be engaging (they should consider Wizard101 instead).

Fishao! also focuses heavily on socialising with other players and offers tonnes of customisation options so that you can create your own unique little character to explore the various game areas.

Best of all Fishao ensures that a large amount of content can be explored on a free to play budget, so if you are looking for a game like Club Penguin that doesn't make membership a complete must have there is nothing holding you back.

Fishao - Official Website

Fishao Trailer

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habbo-hotel

9 - Habbo Hotel

A Popular Virtual Hangout For Teens

Habbo Hotel (or Habbo) is a social based virtual world directed at a teenage audience. Habbo has over 220 million registered avatars over 150 countries so there is no shortage of people to meet.

Habbo Hotel is split into a hotel and website section; The hotel section is where all social activities and communication takes place. While the website aspect has a community section which features popular pages, groups, account balance, friends and recommended chat (hotel) rooms to visit.

Habbo Hotel has gone through rapid changes over the past few years to include many new features including user pages, groups, discussion forums and a toolbar feature. Habbo Hotel is now not only a virtual hangout but a social networking website.

More recently the game has expanded into the iOS market, making it one of the few iOS games like Club Penguin allowing children to play away from the computer.

Habbo Hotel - Official Website

Habbo Hotel - Find Out What Habbo Hotel Is All About

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club-cooee

10 - Club Cooee

Make Your Own Avatar In This Game Like Club Penguin

Club Cooee is an online adventure similar to Club Penguin with room based chat, mini games and plenty of avatar customisation to enjoy. It also targets a similar age demographic although on the slightly older end of the scale..

Creating an account on Club Cooee is free and easy, within seconds you'll be creating your own avatar and customising its features from head to toe. This is quite possibly the best attraction to Club Cooee over Club Penguin which in comparison has fairly minimal penguin customisation.

After you customise your own character you will be able to meet other children, play games, buy clothing and party at the disco. The game has plenty of locations to visit with more constantly being added, along with all the usual events you expect to see in a social driven game.

Just like Club Penguin players will earn money for taking part in activities and mini-games which can be spent on new clothing and decorations for your own club so fans of Club Penguin will have no problem quickly adjusting to the new scene.

Club Cooee - Official Website

Club Cooee Gameplay

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      Mauricio Vieira 8 months ago

      RolyPolyLand!

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      WitheredBonnie 16 months ago

      theres a thing and i think its called wolf club or something like that!

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      abida 18 months ago

      animal jam and club penguin are both good games for kids

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      abida 18 months ago

      i think animal jam is 10000000000 times more good than club penguin however its name is a little bit strange

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      lola 19 months ago

      i think herotopia

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      hi 19 months ago

      the other game is binweevils

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      hanna1819 19 months ago

      moviestarplanet

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      diamonddogrules 22 months ago

      at least you can do something in animal jam if your a non member, also, you are not allowed to go in game until the email is verified, unlike club penguin, that says "OH, you haven't activated your EMAIL! WELLL, you can go and stare at your empty penguin, AND NOT EVEN GO TO THE ACTUAL CLUB PENGUIN WORLD, until you've activated your email, hows that? good hmm? just gonna leave you to stare at your penguin, enjoy!" and in AJ "we are sorry to say that because LAWS ARE LAWS you have to activate your email, but dont worry, we have sent you a link, just give it a quick check, and click the activate tab! easy! and then you can play!" like C'MON! you can see a difference SURELY? and my final point is, as I said, you cant do much as a non member on club penguin, unlike animal jam you can actual SAVE UP MONEY AND BUY STUFF, and also animal jam actually has PROPER GAMES! club penguin has like 3 games....... no joke, well, the time I played it there was this strange fishing game, some REALLY weird puffle game and that was that, :I but animal jam has loads of games! theres a claw machine, a horse racing game and wayyyy more! just another excuse for disney to take money from people so they can have MEMBERSHIP!!!! (which is REALLY expensive by the way,) to make movies like FROZEN??? c'mon, disney, make more movies with some real action in them like beauty and the beast or something.... sheesh :I

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      somebody 2 years ago

      secret builders and moviestarplanet

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      random person 2 years ago

      panfu is awesome please check it out

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      Allison 2 years ago

      Thank you for all of your advice but you forgot Movie Star Planet

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      ssssss 2 years ago

      poptropica

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      savannah 2 years ago

      habbo hotel ROCKS YAY !!!!

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      victoria 2 years ago

      roblox

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      Agent Starke 2 years ago

      ROBLOX !!!!

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      kayla 2 years ago

      Movie star planet

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      club penguin is boss 2 years ago

      there is wee world too

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      Chloe 2 years ago

      I have not played this game but it might be fun if I play this game

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      gavmuniz 2 years ago

      what about movie star planet

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      yygygf2w8 2 years ago

      i like binweevils

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      Infrozen8 2 years ago

      ROBLOX ROBLOX ROBLOX ROBLOX ROBLOX ROBLOX ROBLOX

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      Amna 2 years ago

      Animal jam is 10 times as good as club pinguin or whatever it's calld(ps don't know how to type) I playd club and it's boring and animal jam is fun

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      SavvyReed 2 years ago

      There's Toontown Rewritten, Toontown Infinite, and Toontown House. They're all based on the old "Disney's Toontown Online, but they all have different ways they developed.

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      Lilly 2 years ago

      I think animal jam is better than club penguin!

      In animal jam you can do MUCH more like trading, play games with friends, have more than one animal, and much more.

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      dfxdf 2 years ago

      mine craft

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      madison shaw 2 years ago

      please please tell me if nay of you guys see a national geographic animal jam plushie for sale it is very hard please and than you if any one tells me

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      aniile 2 years ago

      what other games exacly like animal jam ?

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      whats up down under 2 years ago

      dragon city is the best game in the whole universe

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      Thanks again 2 years ago

      Club Penguin is awesome.

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      anonymous 2 years ago

      NOTHING BEATS ANIMAL JAM CUZ ITS THE BEST GAME IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, GALAXYS, AND BEYOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Mark 2 years ago

      Minecraft

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      tinkerbell 2 years ago

      chimpoo is also like club penguin but I like club penguin very much

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      lilgirl2091 2 years ago

      space heroes universe is the best game i have ever played in my life.no offense but i hate club penguin:/.it sucks.

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      Abby 2 years ago

      MovieStarPlanet

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      26ad 3 years ago

      movie star planet

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      gamekinz 3 years ago

      try webkinz it is cool you can chat and adopt a pet. webkinz.com

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      game7 3 years ago

      panfu

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      arx11 3 years ago

      what about star 86?

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      arx11 3 years ago

      there is blockland.

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      danman12345 3 years ago

      Pirate101

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      danman12345 3 years ago

      Pirate101 is like clubpenguin and wizard101

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      lindeelink99 3 years ago

      ROBLOX YEAH

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      aamrfz 3 years ago

      Yoville

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      aamrfz 3 years ago

      yoville

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      edwardgrules 3 years ago

      i think you should add in a game that you may be aware of its called pirates101 and franktown jumpstart mathblasters second life fantage but movie star planet seriously do not put in movie star planet

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      virtual famileys is a great game you must download it but its great you have to adoped a purson then get a boyfriend then a baby and a anther baby its great

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      There is a website called Kizi.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Franktown rocks

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      FANTAGE!! They're parties are awesome!! THEY EVEN HAVE A GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY ON RIGHT NOW!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      ourworld

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      moviestarplanet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      BINWEEVILS

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam is cool

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      roly poly and animal jam

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      secretbuilders

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HEROTOPIA!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      alantic penguin

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Pixie Hollow is pretty fun. It's mostly geared toward girls, but boys can join as "sparrow men."

      Jumpstart is also fun.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      MovieStarPlanet Is Da Best Game Ever!!!!!!!!!

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      ujellybro 4 years ago

      @anonymous: habbo hotel is the best out of all of them exept roblox

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      ujellybro 4 years ago

      habbo hotel is a very fun game

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      OffgamersLLC 4 years ago

      Nice Post! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeah, transformice is a great game.You should all try it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      fantage

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      herotopia

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I LOVE MSP SPARK CITY GIRLS ONLY! CLUB PEINGEN

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I know a game called transformice but every time i go on i lose connection but its a great game. No membership no download too! I hope this game helps!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: imvu but u have to download

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      woozworld

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Animal Jam

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      cutie town

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Garden party

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      binweevils and moviestarplanet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      woozworld can be one of the best!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Super Hero Squad

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Roblox is cool try it!!!! you will never get bored of it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: msp is fun but it gets boring. I think "Animal Jam." (AJ) Is a fun website but, if u play it for a long time (A year or so.) It gets boring. Un-like msp which, gets boring in a dya or two.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: animal* not aniaml!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Movie Star Planet or MSP for short...BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Roblox, Play Roblox, I can give 100% that it is d best game online, Play it and u will no....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Marvels super hero squad online and sumdog

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Binweevils, animal jam, moviestar planet, woozworld,

      ok im out

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam should be there...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i know movie star planet

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I know Binweevils

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      they forgot to add bin weevils

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Habbo hotel is horrible

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam pixie hollow

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Animal jam and pirate101 (which was made by wizard101 company) also fantage and stardoll, ghosts of mistwood (you have to be 14 to play) and Bella Sara if your younger.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam, fantage, moshi monsters,wee world, foo pets(costs money), slap, nick.com, webkinz(have to have a webkin with code), movie star planet, AVH(have a pet horse), pet pet park, disney fairies, and thats all the websits I know and have acounts for, pandananda does not work any more.And howors is a website too! Thats all bye!!!!!!

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      Hollyleaf3576 4 years ago

      @anonymous: ikr!! movie star planet rocks!!(so does clubpenguin)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam and fantage

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      animal jam

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Animal jam is cool too

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Roblox is cool. you can do stuf like you do in minecraft, you can play free games, AND you don't need an account! you can play as a guest!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      webasaurs you can be a dino its cool

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i love movie star planet becaus you can do it