Girl Games

Website review by
Dana Cotter, Common Sense Media
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Dress-up, decorating -- and lots of inappropriate surprises.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 21 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages
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

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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... Continue reading
Parent of a 12 year old Written bymrgster June 27, 2010

Not approriate for 13 and under from the few places I've seen on it.

some of the games seem fun and innocent, but then we found them playing a kissing game witht the only purpose to kiss until found by someone hiding in the backg... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byredpaperperson January 24, 2013

BIG NO-NO

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.a... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 12, 2012

INNAPROPREATE

Terrible. Why would girls want to play 1st person shooter games? F-

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.

Talk to your kids 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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