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Girl Games



Dress-up, decorating -- and lots of inappropriate surprises.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Shooter games, war-style battles, and an extremely violent and vulgar adventure-type game.


Pop-ups for XXX-rated match site shows pornographic photos. Dress-ups start with girls in barely-there underwear.


"F--in Pansy," "Faggot," "Holy Shit," and more.


Banner ads and pop-ups gone wild (including some pop-ups with pornographic photos).

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site is loaded with innocent dress-up, decorating, and arcade games, but beware: there are surprisingly violent and sexually inappropriate images kids will uncover with a little play time.

What's it about?

Like Girl Game Zone, GIRL GAMES is a collection of games designed to appeal to tween and teen girls. The games are technically hosted on other sites, and clicking on them brings up flashing, animating, talking banner ads, and numerous -- sometimes pornographic -- pop-up ads. While many of the games are "girly" -- dress-up, decorating, cooking, sports, puzzles -- there are action games that entail kissing, battling war-style, and shooting others in the head with a sniper rifle, shotgun, or submachine gun.

Is it any good?


While this is not a site you want your daughter visiting unsupervised, there are a few unique games that are fun to play: Roller Coaster Creator lets kids draw their own coaster tracks and Cooking Show lets you slice, dice, and add ingredients to a recipe. But these games are buried deep under pop-ups and banner ads. Worse, there are subtleties in the games that reinforce gender stereotypes that aren't good for girls. For example, emaciated and underdressed characters, battles to win a boy's love, and kissing contests. If your girls like games, there are way better choices.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what to do if kids click on something that launches a barrage of pop-up windows. Do you want kids to ask for your help if this happens, or close the windows? Make sure kids know where to click to close them and know how to distinguish between ads and games. Do kids know how to use the pop-up blocker on their browser?

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Parent of a 8 year old Written byambee February 28, 2014


Seems okay at first but completely inappropriate adds pop up while playing. Definitely not things that a little girl should be seeing! My daughter will not be allowed back on this website!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 16 years old Written byredpaperperson January 24, 2013


This site not only has awful popups, but it is dangoures with dating, foul language getting past the filter,and in general addicting.stay away!no use in going.also,the game pet party has achahol for sale and encourages online dating.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old May 12, 2012


Terrible. Why would girls want to play 1st person shooter games? F-
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex


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