Girl Games

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

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence

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

Sex

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

Language

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

Consumerism

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?

QUALITY
 

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?

Website details

Genre:Gaming
Pricing structure:Free

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

NOT OKAY..

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
Parent of an infant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bymykidsarebabies April 21, 2015
 

TRY GIRLSGOGAMES

NOT THIS PORN SITE FOR 21+
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byqwertyuiopgirl123 August 7, 2014
 

I don't get what the problem is?

Just click the games of characters for kids and you'll be just fine.

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