I had the opportunity to play on Mega Brands MagNext Virtual world today and all I can say is...I can't wait for Boog to get home from school. The site is exciting in it's graphics and the racing game is similar to Mario cart (with the speed up arrows) that we played a lot over Winter break. I think he will really enjoy it.
I tried the challenge arena, but I guess at 10 am, most kids are in school, so no one showed up. It's probably a good thing, since I don't even know what I was challenging them to. I, being a puzzle person, did enjoy the icoaster. It's a roller coaster track that is missing pieces. As your ball comes to the gaps, you have a limited amount of time to figure out which piece needs to be put in. The music was kind of annoying, but I just turned it off. You earn magz by playing and challenging, and then can buy cool stuff for your sphere to personalize it. The site has a chat feature and you can invite friends to join and play with you.
I see Boog having an enjoyable time with this game. I think he will also be excited to invite his friends to play. He has 2 friends that are a little older and he will be happy to tell them about a new game rather than playing a game they've already mastered.
If you have a grade school child who thinks webkinz world is for girls (it isn't, but this site is much "tougher"), make sure you show them the magnext virtual world. I'm sure it will be a hit.