Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party

Game review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Giggle-inducing mini-game collection for fun-loving BFFs.

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Positive Messages

The main message of the game is "Girls just want to have fun," and these girls stay active while doing it.  They do place importance on looking good, by referencing each other as "beautiful," but that could be looked at as being supportive.  Although there are a range of skin tones to choose from for your avatars, the darkest color is a medium mocha.

Positive Role Models & Representations

When you read the bios of the Charm Girls, you find positive attributes, like a love of learning, a desire to stay active and fit, and pride in creativity.

Ease of Play

The controls are very easy, making Pajama Party a welcoming, non-threatening choice for girls who are inexperienced with video games.


Girls engage in pillow fights and throw water balloon as each other. They are laughing and giggling the entire time.


Girls wear shorts, tanktops and nightgowns, but nothing racy.


OMG, these girls say OMG all the time! LOL!


The Charm Girls Club has a vast web of interconnected advertising. Winning games in Pajama Party gives you codes you can use to unlock items on the website. And you can unlock new clothes and accessories in Pajama Party by winning codes in the three Charm Girls Club games for the Nintendo DS.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party is an accessible, fast-paced party game for girls. It has an endearing innocence that parents might not expect. Sure, some of the mini-games are based around superficial things like hair-teasing and striking modeling poses, but even within the context of the game, the girls don't take them seriously. It really is all about having fun. Many of the mini-games are also designed to get players up and moving, like a dance contest and a bike-riding competition (during which the avatars catch fireflies). The Charm Girls (and the avatars players will create) pepper their speech with lots of text-speak, like OMG and BFF, but the overall game is not as vapid as that may make it sound. It is meant to be played at slumber parties.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byAliceCullen598 August 13, 2010
Kid, 11 years old June 1, 2010

Good for girls

I have this game. This game is so fun! When I was at my friends house and I brought my game over there she said she love it!

What's it about?

In CHARM GIRLS CLUB: PAJAMA PARTY up to eight girls engage in a series of competitions in a slumber party setting (although only four can compete at a time). Many of the minigames are based on traditional sleepover activities, like pillow fights, making cookies and popcorn, dancing, bouncing on beds, and braiding one another's hair. Completing certain challenges wins girls pieces of jewelry for a virtual charm bracelet.

Is it any good?

Charm Girls Club: Pajama Party knows its demographic. Assuming the group of girls playing the game is anything like their virtual onscreen representatives—meaning they're looking for laughs and hoping to work out some giddy energy with a bunch of friends—this minigame collection will give them exactly what they want. None of the games are very challenging, but that's not a problem when the enjoyment is based on four players simultaneously trying to outpace each other at the same simple (and sometimes silly) task. The constant cutesy tween-speak can be a little cloying to adults, but it doesn't seem to bother the kind of kids who are likely to be interested in this game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about synergy. Why do the codes you win in Pajama Party unlock bonus features in other games and not this one? Can you enjoy one Charm GIrls Club game without buying other titles in the Charm Girls Club series?

  • This is an avatar game. Parents can ask their children why they made their avatars look the way they did.

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $39.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: October 20, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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