While games for girls can certainly be fun for the entire family, most are designed with girls’ interests in mind. Sure, plenty of little girls like playing outside and getting dirty, but many will enjoy games that feature girly things like princesses, tea parties, and fashion. Games for girls also provide fun bonding entertainment for events like birthday parties and sleepovers.
The best games will combine fun, girly themes, with benefits that are present in popular mainstream, family, or educational games. Games that encourage things like counting, strategy, spelling, creativity, and more are all the more engaging to girls when they include characters and subjects that interest them.
Fun Games For Girls To Play Together
One of Peaceable Kingdom’s Award winning games for girls, Mermaid Island takes players on a magical mermaid adventure. Different than competitive games, cooperative games like Mermaid Island encourage girls to work as a team to solve a problem. Together, players spin, move, and hopefully defeat the Sea Witch. If they succeed, then everyone wins!
Promotes: Cooperation, Problem Solving, Social Skills, Strategy
Silly Street the Game is an excellent game for groups of girls to play together at birthday parties or sleepovers. It encourages positive interactions as well as teamwork and adaptability. First, players draw a card from the deck. Then, the player must perform the activity on the card. That’s where the fun begins! Card activities include inventing stories about little characters in silly situations, finding and interpreting things on the board, contests between players, and silly animal reenactments.
Promotes: Social Skills, Creativity, Confidence
A list of games for girls would be incomplete without Princess-Opoly. Princess-Opoly is similar to other Junior Monopoly games, with a fun princess theme. Junior Monopoly games are designed with many of the same concepts of other Opoly games, but because of simplified gameplay, they are easier for younger children to grasp. In addition, Princess-Opoly incorporates shorter gameplay. Players work their way around the board and collect “princess friends”. When another player lands on their space, the space owner collects an allowance.
Promotes: Matching, Color Recognition
Frozen Olaf’s in Trouble Game is another one of the games for girls that is similar to another popular game. You may even remember playing Pop-O-Matic Trouble when you were a child. Basically, you push on a plastic dome with dice inside that rolls the dice for you – no more lost dice! However, this version of Trouble includes the delightful characters of Disney’s Frozen.
Promotes: Counting, Turn Taking
The World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game is designed for fun, cooperative play. The goal is to get to Cinderella’s Castle before time runs out. During the game, players travel through recognizable Disney realms like Alice’s Wonderland, Peter Pan’s Never Land, and Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood. When it’s their turn, a player spins and then must move, search, or tick the clock forward. A spin that lands on the golden Mickey ear means search. Players must search the huge 6 ft. game board for the item in question. If they reach the castle before midnight, everyone wins!
Promotes: Teamwork, Matching, Attention To Detail
Disney HedBanz is a fun guessing game, and young girls will love trying to identify their favorite Disney characters. Each player wears a Mickey Mouse ears headband, with a card of a Disney character that they can not see. The object is to ask questions to determine the character they are wearing. The first player to guess her character wins!
Promotes: Reasoning, Critical Thinking
Ages: 7 – 9
Everyone loves to play UNO and girls will adore playing the popular game that features their favorite Frozen characters. Rather than the classic colors, UNO Frozen’s colors include pink. Also, Olaf’s Summertime Card allows players to discard either three pink or yellow cards.
Promotes: Strategy, Counting
There are plenty of games for girls that are fun for parties, but The Sleepover Party Game is designed just for those special sleepovers. In this simple game, players must spin the wheel and complete a silly challenge. This game provides hours of giggly, girly fun for sleepover parties.
Promotes: Creativity, Social Skills
Games for girls are a great birthday party activity, and the Melissa & Doug Birthday Girl Box Of Questions is the perfect way to break the ice. A birthday party can be intimidating, especially if the girls don’t know each other very well. With that in mind, this game contains fun, lighthearted conversation starters. New friendships will form in no time at all.
Promotes: Communication, Listening Skills
Everyone love Mad Libs, and Sleepover Party Mad Libs is great for girls’ sleepover parties. This Mad Libs features glitter on the cover and 21 hilarious Mad Lib stories. Girls will have so much fun that they won’t even notice the vocabulary and grammar lesson.
Promotes: Spelling, Reading, Grammar
Ages: 8 – 12
10. The Girl Game
The motto of many games for girls, including The Girl Game, is “No Boys Allowed”. Players must complete fun challenges and collect personality cards to fill their personality boards. Girls can keep cards or try to give unwanted cards away. Finally, after the last card is played, each girl reads her hilarious storyboard.
Promotes: Communication, Social Skills
Ages: 8 – 12
Find It games are fun for the entire family, but Find It Games Glitz and Glamour is designed with girls in mind. On the top of the game cylinder, players will see a list of more than 40 objects to find. Move the cylinder around to locate ballet slippers, lipstick, a flower, and more. Two or more players can play competitively, but a single player will also enjoy simply searching for the items.
Encourages: Visual Recognition, Patience
In Peaceable Kingdom The Fairy Game, players must use teamwork to banish Mr. Winter from the fairy garden. The players work together to succeed, and if they do, everybody wins! In addition to its cooperative fun, The Fairy Game is environmentally friendly. The game uses soy based paper and recycled plastic pieces.
Promotes: Teamwork, Problem Solving, Social Skills
Enjoy a fun, magical, 3D adventure with the Disney Princess Pop-Up Magic Pop-Up Magic Castle Game. In this unpredictable game, players must keep moving towards the Enchanted Finish Stone. But, villains spaces slow down progress and Friend Tokens move players faster. For even more fun, this game board connects with other pop-up game boards.
Promotes: Imagination, Turn-taking
Perfect for pre-schoolers, Disney Cinderella’s Royal Ball Game takes little princesses on a royal adventure. The Royal Ball uses a cool, moving dance floor game board and features recognizable Disney characters. Characters are placed on the spinning ballroom game board. Then, players must choose cards and match a character card to the dancers when the music stops.
Promoted: Visual Recognition, Matching
One of the games for girls designed for younger players, Sofia The First Magical Tea Time Game is hands-on fun. Each player has a teacup and colored plates contain yummy treats. Then, the magical teapot blows on your teacup and it changes color. Players collect the treats on the plate of the same color – treats from each of the good fairies are worth points. A wonderful color-matching game for pre-schoolers.
Promotes: Colors, Matching
Ages: 3 – 7
Play with Disney Princess’s and their Palace Pets in the Princess Palace Pets Royal Pet Salon Game. Players move their adorable pets from room to room and search for pet products like shampoos, tiaras, collars, and sweet treats. It’s imaginative fun for little girls.
Promotes: Counting, Imagination
With enough supplies for two girls, including two secret message cases, to save and share messages, the SmartLab Toys Girls Only! Secret Message Lab is great for best friends. As they play, girls learn the science behind secret messages, from acids and bases to filters and light waves, and more. The 24-page book includes activity instructions and science information.
Promotes: Chemistry, Following Directions
The Disney Frozen 3 in 1 Activity Game Box includes two fun games for girls, as well as a beautifully illustrated puzzle. All three activities feature everyone’s favorite Frozen movie characters. The whole family will enjoy dominoes, a memory match game, and the floor puzzle.
Promotes: Memory, Visual Recognition
The Spot it! Disney Princess game combines all the fun of Spot it! games with Disney princesses. Players must identify picture-word, picture-picture, and word-word combinations on cards that feature Disney princesses and objects. All of the cards fit in a convenient travel-size tin and there are multiple ways to play.
Promotes: Matching, Word Recognition, Language Skills, Reading
Ages: 6 – 15
The Fancy Nancy Fabulous Fashionista Game is a fun, hands-on 3D game featuring Fancy Nancy, a character from the popular series by Jane O’Connor. Players decorate their closets and shoe racks with pretty, reusable stickers. They must help Fancy Nancy create fashionable ensembles. Collect three full outfits to win the game.
Promotes: Social Skills, Creativity, Strategy
Ages: 5 – 15
The Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game is a wonderful 3D party game that will have girls laughing and playing together in no time at all. Players work as a team and first must choose which color deck they would like to play. When players flip all three of the Mix, Bake, and Decorate tiles, it’s time to draw a Recipe Card and work together to build the cupcake. Players must build as many cupcakes as they can before time runs out.
Promotes: Creativity, Turn-Taking, Cooperation
The Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Game Board Game is a beloved board game re-imagined with little princesses in mind. Classic Candy Land gameplay is enhanced by the gorgeous princess game pieces. Girls will love moving the princesses around the board, and even playing with them on their own.
Promotes: Colors, Creativity
The Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants – Kindergarten Card Set is a set of 120 picture puzzles, math challenges, tongue-twisters, mazes, and vocabulary builders, all in a cute, convenient card set. Little girls and boys will enjoy solving the fun, age-appropriate puzzles.
Promotes: Vocabulary, Math, Visual Recognition, Problem Solving
Ages: 4 – 6
Monopoly Junior Game, Disney Sofia the First edition features the popular character, Sofia the First, and her friends. One the highlights of this game are the detailed Sofia the First character tokens that include Sofia the First, Clover the Rabbit, and Princess Amber. In simplified Monopoly gameplay, players must collect all five pieces of the Royal Tiara puzzle.
Promotes: Problem Solving, Turn-Taking
The Princess Sofia Surprise Slides Board Game is a different game every time it’s played. Little girls spin to move and then turn over slide tiles. Some slides move a player forward, while other move them back. Princess-themed fun for preschool age children.
Promotes: Creativity, Social Skills
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