Epic Den of the Week: 12/11/17

Hi jammers! It’s Marigold here with the Epic Den of the Week. This week will be visiting Glory888’s amazing den! Enjoy!

When you arrive at the den you are greeted by the tree stump chairs and table and a orange lobster claw.

I like to refer to this as the “beta shelf.” There is pottery, a robot (remember when they used to be only like 25 gems?), a race car, a fancy toy robot, and a sewing machine. I remember when they used to sell the glass shelves, jammers used them as like triple bunk beds in their family role plays.

Next is the stationary desk (you get this with the stationary set you get in real life) and a rocking horse. There are also star rugs, a globe, some plaques (not very visible in this photo), a cami plushie, and some other rare items and plushies.

This is beta shelf number 2. It includes a blue magma lamp, pink vase, emu egg, yarn, and a spiral lamp.

The living room is a beautiful array of couches and plants. There is also a beta computer and art easel. My favorite part of this room though is the bamboo plant on the coffee table.

Right outside is a beautiful spring display. There is a flower waterfall, two cactus plants, a vivid red paw mat, and a beautiful bird feeder.

Ahh.. the gardening set. Do any of you jammers who’ve been playing AJ for awhile remember this? The gardening set used to be sold at Jam Mart Furniture back in 2013. Glory was smart and kept all of this set. 4 years later the gardening set isn’t just beautiful but also seen as a beta (even though it technically isn’t.) I personally only have a strawberry and watermelon plant but the fact that Glory kept the whole set is amazing, considering at the time it wasn’t anything to special.

In the backyard, Glory has the three April Fool’s Day items. You probably don’t want to what the signs say not to do… just a warning… but if you really want to see what happens you can check it out for yourself.

This is just some of Glory’s amazing den! I hope you will check out this den! See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

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Jamaa Journal: December 1st, 2017: Volume 214

Hi jammers! I’m back here with the 214th volume of the Jamaa Journal! Enjoy!

There is a new adventure that has come to Jamaa! It’s called The Mystery Below and it is lead by the alphas Graham and Cosmo. The Alphas recently discovered some strange stones (Trials of Zios Adventure) and they found that it formed a map the showed a  forgotten city. So now in the Forgotten Archive (Temple of Zios) a second portal has opened and you can do this adventure to try and find the mystery below.

December is here and that means the Jamaalidays are here! So everyday in December, you can log into AJ and get some fabulous gifts including Masterpiece Tokens, Diamonds, and Jamaaliday Den/Clothing Items.

There is now Jamaa Alpha Jamaaliday Armor Sets at the Alpha Headquarters (Jamaa Township.) There is an armor set for all 6 of the main alphas (Peck, Greely, Sir Gilbert, Liza, Graham, Cosmo.) The one thing I don’t like about them is that all the sets are red, white, and green (common Christmas colors.) I personally celebrate Christmas, but for people who celebrate other winter holidays like Hanukkah (blue and white/silver) or Kwanzaa (red, green, black) there aren’t armor sets depicting those colors.

This December all AJ Members get a Jamaaliday Member Bundle including an Arctic Wolf, Arctic Fox, Snow Leopard, Pet Lynx, Ice Armor Set, and Winter Palace Den. Could AJ be bringing Monthly Member Gifts?

The Jamaaliday House is back! The Jamaaliday House is a great place to host your winter festivities or you could make it into a candy factory! This den is made completely out of candy and gingerbread. There is even a chocolate pool and s’mores campfire!

Deer have returned to Jamaa for the Jamaalidays! These popular animals are only 1,000 gems! Unfortunately, they are only available to members I think it’d be great if AJ to open up a winter related animal to non members. I think deer would be a great choice if they did end up doing that.

The Jamaaliday Rescue seasonal adventure is back! The phantoms always try to ruin the Jamaalidays  by stealing all the presents. The phantoms are like The Grinch multiplied. Does that make sense? I’m not sure how to write that, but whenever AJ talks about the phantoms trying to ruin the Jamaalidays by stealing presents and such I think of the phantoms being like The Grinch. Anyway, this adventure is personally one of my favorite ones.  You have to find your way to the middle and collect the stolen presents along the way. Good luck!

The awesome (sugary) Jamaaliday Jam Party is back. This party takes place in a Jamaaliday House Den and if your to lazy (like me) to make your own winter party for your friends you can just go to this one. It even has a few more things than the Jamaaliday House does. It has wafer slides and a gingerbread gift cart where you can buy gifts for your friends.

Pet Reindeer are back in Jamaa! You can buy them at the Jamaaliday Jam. The reindeer’s are super fun to play with and love trying to fly around. I defiantly recommend buying these pets!


Animal Jam Apparel is here! There are watches, pajamas, costumes, etc. The designs are definitely geared toward younger kids, which is fine because I don’t think as many  middle school students would wear an animal jam shirt/watch to school as elementary students would.

I hope you enjoyed the new Jamaa Journal! Keep calm and jam on!

~ Marigold

 

Animal Jam Stickers: App Review

Hi jammers! I’m here with a review of the new Animal Jam Stickers App! Enjoy!

You can get the Animal Jam Stickers App, for free on the App Store. Once in game though, you only have access to a certain amount of the stickers. To receive all the stickers, you must pay $1.99. I think this can be a little unreasonable because when you first download the stickers you think that you can receive all the of them for free.  That is the main thing I dislike about this app.

For the most part though, I like all the stickers. For the most part I like the emotes and the animals. I think the graphic quality is really good and I wish they would add some of the emotes that are just seen in the app, in-game as well.

Here is a picture I took of some of the stickers! (Sorry, it’s kind of blurry.)

I give this app 3 out of 5 Mira’s (this is how I rate things!) Thanks for reading jammers! See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

The Meaning of the Alpha’s Names

Hi jammers! Today I have a post on the meaning of the alpha’s names. Enjoy!

Amelia the Fox Alpha – Amelia is named after the famous women aviator Amelia Earhart. Amelia means “industrious” and “striving”  in Latin.

Andy the Llama Alpha- Andy is named after the Andes Mountains in Peru. Andy means “man” in Scottish.

Atlas the Lion Alpha – Atlas is named after the Atlas Lion. Atlas means “to carry” in Greek.

Aurora the Arctic Fox Alpha –  Aurora is named after the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, Aurora.

Avalon the Owl Alpha – Avalon is named after the “Avalon Owl” in Orlando, Florida. Avalon means “island of paradise.”

Barrett the Polar Bear Alpha – Barrett is named after Jeanne Baret who was the first women explorer to circumnavigate the world. Barrett means “bear power” in English.

Biff the Hyena Alpha  – Biff means to “punch”, “hit”, or “strike.”

Boomer the Kangaroo Alpha – Boomer is named after the word that means “male kangaroo.”

Carmen the Pig Alpha  – Carmen is supposedly named after the Roman goddess “Carmenta.”

Cosmo the Koala Alpha – Cosmo is named after Cosmo’s Club which is where the first National Geographic Society meeting took place in the year of 1888.

Dakota the Coyote Alpha – Dakota means “friendly one.”

Faye the Sheep Alpha – Faye is named after the name Faye which means “fairy” in old English and “loyalty” and “belief” in old French.

Felicity the Lynx Alpha – The name Felicity comes from the Latin word “felicitas” which means “good luck.”

Felix the Goat Alpha – Felix means “lucky” and “successful” in Latin.

Graham the Monkey Alpha- Graham is named after Alexander Graham Bell, one of the four creators of the National Geographic Society. Graham means “grain” in English.

Greely the Wolf Alpha – Greely is named after Adolphus Washington Greely who was a founder of the National Geographic Society. Greely means “Gray Meadows.”

Hudson the Otter Alpha – Hudson is named after the explorer Henry Hudson.

Jade the Snow Leopard Alpha – Jade is named after the precious green stone called Jade.

Jamal the Toucan Alpha – Jamal is named after the Arabic word that means “beauty.” This fits since Toucans are usually quite beautiful with their multi-colored feathers.

Jarvis the Lemur Alpha – Jar- means “spear” in Latin. So the name Jarvis is derived from that.

Juno the Arctic Wolf Alpha – Juno is most likely named after the Roman Goddess, who was the Queen of the Olympians. She could also be named after Juneau, Alaska.

Koko the Flamingo Alpha – Koko means “night” in the Blackfoot Native American language. Koko means “stork” in Japanese.

LaSalle the Raccoon Alpha – LaSalle is named after the explorer Robert de LaSalle.

Liza the Panda Alpha – Liza is named after Eliza Scidmore, who was the first female board member of the National Geographic Society. Liza means “joy” in Hebrew.

Manni the Sloth Alpha – Manni means “man” in Old Norse. This may lead to the conclusion that Manni is a male.

Mica the Coyote Alpha – Mica means “coyote” in the Sioux Native American language.

Olive the Cheetah Alpha – Olive is a symbol of peace in many cultures. Olive may have been also named after the Olive Tree or Fruit.

Peck the Bunny Alpha- Peck is named for Annie Peck, a women mountaineer who was part of the early National Geographic Society.

Perry the Falcon Alpha – Perry means “pear tree” in Old English.

Sigrid the Deer Alpha – The name Sigrid means “victory” and “beautiful” in the Old Norse language.

Sir Gilbert the Tiger Alpha – Sir Gilbert is named after Gilbert M. Grosvenor, the creator of National Geographic Kids. Gilbert means “pledge”, “bright”, and “famous” in French.

Tavie the Dolphin Alpha – Tavie is named after Octavie Coudreau who was a French explorer.

Valentina the Eagle Alpha – Valentina is named after the name Valens which means “strong, vigorous, and healthy.” This might mean that Valentina is a very strong alpha.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the possible meaning of the alpha’s names. See you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold

Jamaa’s Alphas

Hi jammers! I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. School has kept me busy, most nights. Today I have a list of all the alphas in Jamaa as of September 2017. Enjoy!

Major Alphas

Liza the Panda Alpha

Cosmo the Koala Alpha

Sir Gilbert the Tiger Alpha

Peck the Bunny Alpha

Greely the Wolf Alpha

Graham the Monkey Alpha

Tavie the Dolphin Alpha

Minor Alphas

Amelia the Fox Alpha

Andy the Llama Alpha

Atlas the Lion Alpha

Aurora the Arctic Fox Alpha

Avalon the Owl Alpha

Barrett the Polar Bear Alpha

Biff the Hyena Alpha

Boomer the Kangaroo Alpha

Carmen the Pig Alpha

Dakota the Cougar Alpha

Faye the Sheep Alpha

Felicity the Lynx Alpha

Felix the Goat Alpha

Hudson the Otter Alpha

Jade the Snow Leopard Alpha

Jamal the Toucan Alpha

Jarvis the Lemur Alpha

Juno the Arctic Wolf Alpha

Koko the Flamingo Alpha

LaSalle the Raccoon Alpha

Manni the Sloth Alpha

Mica the Coyote Alpha

Olive the Cheetah Alpha

Perry the Falcon Alpha

Sigrid the Deer Alpha

Valentina the Eagle Alpha

 

I hope this is helpful! Thanks for reading and see you in Jamaa!

~ Marigold55

Pixel Place

Hi jammers! Today, I have a post on the re-released Pixel Place den. Enjoy!

Pixel Place was originally released on June 23rd, 2016. It left for a short while and returned very recently on August 31st, 2017. This two-story den is completely made up of colored cubes representing pixels. Everything is made up of pixels from the grass to the staircase!

Here is what it looks like inside the den. (Please mind all the items.)

The den is very colorful and pretty. I think it is a good den for someone just starting AJ. It has a moderate amount of indoor and outdoor space. The den as I mentioned before is 2 stories and an outdoor patio deck on the 2nd floor. Outside there is a river that cuts through the left side of the property, with a bridge that leads across it. There is also a mysterious stone – like structure in the den that can be seen in some of the AJ Seasonal Adventures. A pixel forest surrounds the property.

The river outside the den.

I think in all this den is very bright, airy, and beautiful and I believe that it’s one of AJ’s most creative dens.

~ Marigold

The mysterious stone structure.

Jammer Businesses: Zios Salon, Sauna, and Spa

Hi jammers! Today, I have a picture gallery on a really cool den made by user StJarnor. I really hope you check it out!

Welcome to Zios!

All treatments at Zios!

Spa Treatments at Zios!

Sauna Treatments at Zios!

Salon Treatments at Zios!

Entrance to Zios Salon, Spa, and Sauna.

Waiting Room at Zios Sauna, Spa, and Salon.

The Front Desk at Zios Salon, Sauna, and Spa.

Spa at Zios Sauna, Salon, and Spa.

The Sauna at Zios Salon, Sauna, and Spa.

Part 1 of the Salon at Zios Salon, Sauna, and Spa.

Part 2 of the Salon at Zios Salon, Sauna, and Spa.

I hope you enjoyed the photo gallery! See you in Jamaa and Play Wild!

~ Marigold