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Dress Up Games Like Stardoll

Stardoll is a browser game launched in 2004. It has been attracting kids between ages 9 – 17 ever since. It gained popularity in 2006, when Index Ventures started funding it. This is a dress up game where you have different tools to help you make some great clothes. The site also has some interactive activities and some educational games which improve quick thinking in kids.

It is free until you use the Non-Superstar account, but there are paid accounts like Royalty and Superstar too. The paid accounts provides some extra features. After you log in, you are given 500 Starcoins and 20 Stardollars. You can shop, interact, and buy stuff.

There have been many games which have targeted this desire among kids, especially girls, to dress up fashionably and designing clothes. Games like roiworld and girlsense were very famous but, unfortunately, shut down. Don’t worry, we have some great alternatives for you. Given below are some free games which have to be played on a computer, except the last one which can be enjoyed on your mobile too. Take a look and try them.

Free Fashion Games Like Stardoll

Doll and the City
If you love to dress up dolls, then you are sure to enjoy this game. It is a free game but you have to pay if you want a VIP membership. This games allows you to not only dress up, but also to take up a job and lead a virtual life. You can be a hairstylist, secretary, or even a babysitter. You have to earn CityDollars. There are different contests and opportunities too. Another thing you can earn is Fame Points, and the best part is, you can get 10 Fame Points per day.

Try the game: Doll and the City

I-DressUp
If you always desire something new in fashion, then this is the place to be. This game updates regularly and will give you a chance to try your hands on new designs. It helps you to dress up and make some new designs of your own. There is a newsfeed too, where you can see designs made by your friends or share yours. At certain times, in this game, you can just hang out and play other games too.

Try the game: I-DressUp

Fashion Fantasy
This game provides a virtual experience of being a fashion designer. You’ll have a page of your own, and you can blog your new designs. There is a networking community where you can share your ideas with people of similar tastes and interests. You’ll be the owner of your own boutique, which will teach you essential marketing skills. Also, you have to foot the expenses of the boutique with Fashion Buckz, which you earn as you sell your designs. There are some good weekly competitions to keep you going. This game will never lack in fun and ensure that you are hooked on.

Try the game: Fashion Fantasy

Lady Popular
This is a game where you can “virtually” do everything your way and enjoy yourself to the core. It provides almost millions of combinations, from where you can choose different face shapes, hair, and of course, great clothes! It has great variety and you can be anything from a tomboy to a special Egyptian Queen. You can stay home, get pets, work, get a boyfriend, go for parties; basically everything, and the best part, you get to design most of the things.

Try the game: Lady Popular

Diva Chix
Diva Chix is pretty similar to Stardoll but has a few different features. It efficiently combines a dress up game with a competitive spirit. It gives you a chance to create some great designs and allows you to compete. It is basically a game to determine who has a better sense of fashion, but in a healthy, fun way. It has different options of designing stores or celebrities. Also, there are team gameplays, which you can participate in.

Try the game: Diva Chix

Style Me Girl
This is a perfect game for people who are tired of thinking about what the world thinks or feel restricted due to financial constraints. This game allows you shop (for the most awesome brands) endlessly and create designs of whatever you like. You have almost 17 types of models, so you can enjoy designing and dressing up (including makeup) of every single one. The variety in the game will teaches you about different designs and hair/makeup suiting to different people. After making pieces of 30 different genres, you are allowed to send your models for photoshoots. You can design the shots as well.

The best part about this game is that you can play it on your smartphone―anytime, anywhere. This one-of-a-kind app is available in iOS and Android.

For Android: Style Me Girl
For iTunes: Style Me Girl

Awesome Games Like Spore

Though Spore amused a lot, it’s not the only game in the life-simulation/god game genre. What’s a god game? It’s quite evident from the name of the genre itself – a game that allows the player to control and transform the game world on a much larger scale. It’s also called a life-simulation game, as the player controls certain in-game lifeforms or species right from their conception to evolution.

There are only two reasons for which you could be here; either you are bored playing Spore, or you wish to explore other games like Spore. Whatever the reason, you are here for alternatives, and we shall provide you some. Take a look at some free as well as paid games like Spore.

Games Similar to Spore

#1 Thrive
Developed on similar lines like that of Spore, Thrive actually is a much more improved and scientifically logical life-simulation game. The game is based on an open source platform, which necessarily means that it is completely free to explore as well as for further development.

Although in its foundational stages, the game features a lot of customization, and is aiming towards clubbing entire solar systems with new organisms, technology, and culture. The game comprises 7 stages of evolution, which include microbe, multicellular, aware, awakening, society, industrial, and space; and features 3 gameplay modes – observer (you control/observe a creature), organism (you are the creature), and strategy (you control large troops of creatures on battlefields). This game is fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.

It’s already starting to sound a lot more exciting than Spore, isn’t it? Why wait then? Go ahead and Thrive.

#2 Darkspore
The Maxis-EA duo is back with another creative, yet improved storyline. You could either call Darkspore a sequel of Spore or a standalone title altogether. Darkspore are basically evil organisms created mistakenly through a faulty DNA experiment. Your task is to create your own army of mutated creatures using a more stable version of the DNA experiment, to confront darkspore and stop them from destroying the galaxy.

A lot of customization is taken from the original Spore; however, the game features its own RPG elements, making it more fun and addicting. Along with single-player battles, Darkspore features online multiplayer modes like co-op and PvP, which make the gameplay even better.

The game is available solely for the Windows platform. Check out Darkspore.

#3 Flow
Here’s another evolution game, especially meant for fans who like the cell-stage of Spore. You play as a multi-segmented worm-like organism in a huge water body. You eat smaller organisms to grow and evolve; you could either dive deeper or rise up. The game has been very popular since its first release, and received 100,000 downloads within its first two weeks.

Though not as advanced as Spore, it is a great game to pass time and is very, very addictive. Flow can be either played online or downloaded for offline play on Windows and Mac. The game also supports PS3, PSP, and PSV platforms, and is completely free of charge. So go ahead and play Flow on your device, and enjoy.

#4 Eufloria
Basically a strategy game, Eufloria was developed by Omni Systems, and was first released for the Windows platform in 2009. Further, it was also developed for the PlayStation network, Mac, Linux, and even for Android, iOS, and Blackberry. The game is set in a more futuristic world, wherein the player has to colonize and conquer asteroids by planting ‘seedlings’ of a specific tree called the ‘Dyson’ tree.

However, it’s not just planting and nurturing trees, there is a lot more like protecting your colonies from intruders, attacking colonies, and conquering enemy asteroids. Though the gameplay is a bit difficult to understand, it gets a lot more fun when you get a really good hang of it.

The game is not free, and users need to pay $20 to buy it for Windows or Mac. The mobile version costs somewhere around $4.99. Check out Eufloria.

#5 Species
If you solely like Spore from the evolution point of view, Species, being an evolution simulator, is the right alternative for you. The game works on the scientific principle of natural selection, and gives a very realistic idea and experience of evolution, with its simple 3D interface and intuitive features.

It also introduces the principles of genetic variation and mutation, which make every creature unique and slightly different from others belonging to that respective species. It’s completely up to the player to decide whether to observe the process of evolution or be an active part by developing new and unique species through the process of DNA fusion. The game allows the player to choose maps and tools that would foster the process of evolution and help the player observe the simulation.

Although the game is in its alpha state, it’s quite fun to play, and is surely expected to improve with future updates. It provides the alpha version for free, however, one can donate $10 or more to pre-order the upcoming version. Check out Species.

#6 Planetoid 3D
A perfect alternative for the space stage of Spore, Planetoid 3D allows you to initiate space civilization, travel to different planets, and confront other races, in an attempt to conquer more and more of space. With the intuitive in-game technology, you could build spaceships, create new races, and also use custom races to attack foes and defend your planet.

Make an alliance with your friends or challenge them in a battle with the intuitive multiplayer feature of this game. This game still has a lot more to offer in its upcoming versions, so keep an eye open.

The demo version of the game is completely free; however, to get the full game, one needs to make a payment of $6. Try Planetoid 3D.

# 7 Endless Space
The ultimate aim of a player in this game is to conquer the whole galaxy by means of expansion of their empire. Basically, a turn-based sci-fi strategy game, Endless Space allows players to control every aspect of their civilization, explore several galaxies and planets in the literally endless space, discover new technologies and use them in battle, and ultimately take control over the entire universe.

The game supports single-player, multiplayer, and cross-platform multiplayer modes, which make the gameplay even more interesting and fun. Endless Space is a very popular award-winning game, with crisp graphics and a very immersive gameplay, and makes a very good alternative for Spore’s space stage.

The game supports Windows as well as Mac, and costs $30. Check out Endless Space.

#8 Void Hunters
Void Hunters is another space-themed game with a concept similar to the cell-stage in Spore. The game isn’t about an organism or evolution, it’s about building spaceships and destroying enemies. Technically, a player takes control over a small spaceship, and tries to destroy enemy spaceships; these enemy ships when destroyed, eject parts which the player uses to upgrade his/her spaceship and make it more powerful. The goal of the game is very simple, ‘survive as long as you can and build the most powerful spaceship’.

It also features a multiplayer mode, wherein players can battle against each other or create and test custom ships. Players can also join ongoing matches.

The game is free and can only be played online. Check out Void Hunters.

A lot of these games are completely similar to Spore, and some are inspired by specific stages of the game. Try the one that suits your playing preference, and enjoy!

Deer Hunting Games for Kids

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What do kids love to do the most? Play games. I can say this for sure because, I used to do that myself. And now, I see my young nieces and nephews fighting over who gets to play which games. Perhaps you live in a home where your younger siblings or children have made life a bit tiring for you because they want to do something fun. Well, why not let them play free online hunting games for kids? We all know – kids will be kids. These PC games are great to pass free time, helps improve their hand-to-eye coordination, and will leave you in peace for at least an hour.

Online Game Index

  • Bow Hunter
  • Hunting Unlimited
  • Deer Drive
  • Cabela’s Grandslam Hunting: 2004 Trophies
  • Hunting with Peter
  • Big Bucks Revenge 1

Nowadays, kids as old as 3-4 know how to operate a laptop. Although I would advice that kids should play outside with their friends, there are times when that’s not possible (rain, snow, or bad weather). Choose any website you feel comfortable with or think is safe. Once you open these websites, you will find some of the following deer hunting games. Let’s look at each of them.

Bow Hunter

In this game, the objective is to hit the targets given in the game. You can use a bow and receive points according to the strikes. Using the mouse, click on the left side and pull it slightly back to pull on the bow. When you leave the mouse button, the arrow shoots out.

Hunting Unlimited

Along with deer, you get to hunt 17 different animals like mountain lions, moose, wild boars, etc. You can play on the clock or choose the “Free Mode” option to begin the hunting experience. Play the game as many times as you like with the “In-game Mission Editor” that can help you design your own hunt. You get more than 30 weapons and accessories to play the game. Download the trial version for free and if you like it, you can buy it and play as many times as you like.

Deer Drive

It’s “Open season” in Deer Drive and you play this game in style. One of the best hunting games for kids that can be played in 3D arcade style. Take cover behind trees and aim at the animals. It is the only way to gain points and get those trophies. You can also share your score from this game online. The weather effects look very real, the layout of the maps is easy to grasp, and the game makes you believe you’re in a jungle for real. With this game, you need to download the trial version first. If you feel that the game is good enough, then you can buy it as well.

Cabela’s Grandslam Hunting: 2004 Trophies

Similar to Hunting Unlimited, you get to shoot and hunt about 32 different animals like black bear, rocky mountain elk, mountain sheep, mule deer, southeastern white tail deer, etc. The game is mapped out in 8 different territories which you get to explore and hunt in. Choose to play the game in 2 modes: campaign and career hunt. To play the game, you have to download the trial version first. And if you like it, you can purchase it.

Hunting with Peter

In this game, you get to hunt with Peter and Chris. Using the mouse, first click on “Start Hunting” and begin the game. The objective of the game is to shoot the maximum number of deer with only 12 bullets. And to reload the gun, make sure to fire 4 shots only and then push reload. Oh and one more thing, Chris has a bad habit of walking in front of you. So don’t mistake him with the deer and shoot, or else your game will get over.

Big Bucks Revenge 1

This is a variation from the other hunting games for kids. It’s a bit “bloody”, so make sure you play the game before letting the kids play it. In this game, you, the angry buck, gets a chance to take revenge on the hunters. You get a gun, standing underneath a tree. On that same tree, is a scared hunter, about to fall down. Left click your mouse, and the hunter will fall down. But just before he smashes his head on the ground, shoot him and see him fly across the field. The farther he goes, the higher you score.

These were some fun and free PC games for kids. I would again suggest you to play these games before giving your kids full control to play them. Some of these games have mature graphics which may not be acceptable to some parents. You don’t want the kids to play any violent games and get too addicted to them.

Fun Games for Adults

All work and no play, makes your life boring and mundane. Games are not just meant for kids. Games at a weekend party provide a refreshing change and a rejuvenating experience. Games for adults come in all shapes and sizes and importantly there’s never a question of winning or losing. These games will revive the missing element of fun and excitement in your life. So loosen up your ties, roll up your sleeves and get ready for an evening of rollicking laughter.

Say the Name
Let me warn you, this will get you drunk, so designate a responsible driver. Make your drinks and begin the game with the name of a famous person. Suppose the name is ‘Bill Gates’, then the next person will say the next name starting with ‘G’. Suppose the next person says, ‘Gerard Butler’, the one after him/her will say the name beginning with ‘B’. The game basically, continues with first letter of the last name. The fun part of the game is where a participant cannot think of a name. What happens then? Then, the participant is supposed to keep on drinking till he/she thinks of name. After so much of alcohol, thinking is barely possible and that’s when the fun starts!

Watch my Back
It’s raining outside, the TV’s got slurred reception, you can’t step out and evening’s getting boring more than what you had imagined. This is game strictly meant for couples. Your partner will try to write a really intimate and a sexual message on your back, while you try to figure it out. If you get it right, you can ask for a favor (unleash your imagination!), that your partner can’t deny. But if you get it wrong, your partner can ask for whatever was written on the back, for hours and hours!!

Games on Platter
The first game is called the ‘Bubble Blow’ race. Set out paper plates in front of a circle of participants. Place a gum on each plate and then bury those pieces with dollops and dollops of whipped cream. Each participant, has to dig out the chewing gum and blow a bubble. The fun part is, they can use their hands all the while! Another game that you can play is, ‘Penny Wise’. For this game distribute 20 pennies to each participant and make them sit in a circle. The first person, begins with saying something that he/she hasn’t done. For example, ‘I haven’t done rock climbing’. If the others agree, they will give a penny to that person. Everybody gets a turn to say what they haven’t done. At the end of the game, the winner is the one who rakes in the moolah!

Board Games
There is no dearth of board games in this world! Fun board games like pictionary, the pictorial dumb charade, survivor, needless to mention it’s like the hit TV-show, Catch Phrase, which keeps you on your tenterhooks and lastly the classic, pirates of the Caribbean DVD game are enough to keep you occupied all night long. These games can be bought online or in any retail game shop.
Fun party games that involve consuming alcohol, should be played with extra care. Playing games allows your mind to think differently. Out of the box thinking is at its peak when it’s time to play. Game on!