Players are a loyal bunch. Some are dedicated to Fortnite. Some people love Minecraft. And all over the world, a few million are mainly interested in Roblox. Offering both intense multiplayer games and a sophisticated game creation tool, Roblox offers variety, creativity, competition, and socialization, largely for free. You can even make money with Roblox.
Roblox has the potential to be a learning tool similar to Minecraft, but it has its downsides. Since all of its content is user-generated, children can be exposed to a wide variety of materials. Much of it is age-appropriate for preteens and teens. Some are just plain annoying, like the ads and constant requests to buy “Robux”, Roblox’s in-game currency. And one fragment is very worrying, such as predatory behavior and forums of sexually explicit users. However, by paying particular attention to warning signs, privacy settings and other safety precautions, children can have a rich and exciting experience playing Roblox. But your understanding of how it works and how your children can use it safely is essential. Learn more about the pros and cons of this immersive, creative and powerful multiplayer gaming service.
How much does Robux cost?
Robux are the currency of Roblox. They can be purchased through the Robux page. Here are the prices for buying Robux in Roblox:
- $4.99 = 400 Robux
- $9.99 = 800 Robux
- $19. 99 = 1,700 Robux
- $49.99 = 4,500 Robux
- $99.99 = 10,000 Robux
You can purchase Robux via the Roblox Premium monthly subscription service. There are three levels of Premium membership. With each subscription, you get 10% more Robux than buying Robux directly.
You also receive premium-only benefits such as avatar items, the ability to trade items with other players, and premium benefits within experiences. Each Premium Membership gives you an exclusive virtual item for free. The three Roblox Premium packages are:
Parents point to the addictive nature of in-app spending on gaming platforms and how quickly spending can get out of control. It’s not just parents who have noticed this: authorities in countries, including the UK, have consulted to determine whether certain in-game purchases such as ‘loot boxes’ count as gambling under existing laws.
Although Roblox claims that parents can opt out or limit their children’s spending through the app’s settings, even tech-savvy parents have found themselves in trouble. Parents often think they haven’t linked a credit card to their child’s Roblox account, but since purchases are often made through third-party carriers, payments can be made through a variety of platforms where parents have set payment details, such as PayPal, Google Play, iTunes, Xbox, Microsoft, Windows, Amazon, etc.
What is Roblox?
Roblox is a gaming website where multiple players interact and play together in online games. The site has a collection of games aimed at 8-18 year olds, however players of all ages can use the site and play together. Roblox can currently be played on PC, phone, tablet and Xbox One.
All games on Roblox are created by users and there is a wide variety of games to choose from; from delivering pizzas, to wandering a kingdom as a medieval knight, to starring in a fashion show, the variety of games is one of the reasons Roblox is so popular with many young people.