Wizard101 is a free-to-play MMORPG. Players create wizard characters that attend a school to learn magic. As the students learn magical spells, they also learn the story and history of the worlds of the Spiral, an alternate universe of magic and mayhem. Combat with the inhabitants of the worlds is executed through collectible card magic, using spells the students have learned to defeat but not kill the creatures who are taking over the once peaceful worlds. The game stresses online safety and dubs it a family game, providing parents multiple ways to restrict or permit their children to interact with other players.