Games for Girls

Games for Girls

Games for Girls

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Same exact formula as how to tell if a toy is for boys or girls.

Over the past weekend, my oldest daughter went to one of our local comic book shops where she is learning how to play Pokémon Trading Card Game. Between the people perusing comics downstairs to the numerous gamers playing Pokémon, Warhammer 40,000 and various other titles upstairs, there was roughly 40 different customers in the store. She was the only girl.

Now at her school, her and her friends trade Pokémon cards. The people who do so are split pretty evenly down the middle: boys and girls, but as far as I know she’s the only one of her female friends who actually plays the game. All of her male friends who trade Pokémon cards also play the game, as well.

What does this mean? It could mean absolutely nothing. Maybe these other kids aren’t in a situation where they have someone to teach them or their parents do not have to time to take them somewhere to learn. Maybe they just want to collect them and not actually learn to play. Regardless, that the observation I’ve made from witnessing my own daughter and her friends, and thought the situation was worth sharing.

source: Dork Tower

Discussion (7)¬

  1. Yue
    Yue says:
    August 22, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    The only way to tell if something is for girls… Is if it’s Pink.
    Everything else is unisex.

    • clippit35
      clippit35 says:
      August 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

      Agreed. That’s why granddaughters of my next-door neighbor Mr. Ferguson always wear pink.

  2. Doesntmatter
    Doesntmatter says:
    August 23, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    Did you know that Pink used to be a masculine color? Trying to force gender roles in consumerism, especially through color, is stupid.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous says:
      August 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

      Sarcasm mode on.
      ⸮What!? ⸮”Pink used to be a masculine color”? !LOL!
      ⸮What’s next? ⸮”Blue used to be a feminine color” (or something like that)?
      Sarcasm mode off.

      • Doesntmatter
        Doesntmatter says:
        August 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

        Actually yes, that’s actually it. Before the 40’s, pink was considered a vibrant masculine color and blue was considered a passive feminine color. In the post world war II era it changed. Trying to assign colors to genders or gender roles is just dumb no matter how you look at it though.

        • clippit35
          clippit35 says:
          August 25, 2014 at 9:58 am #

          I had a strange feeling when I realized that the world has been changed SO much…

  3. Mygaffer
    Mygaffer says:
    August 24, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    Eh, there is a difference in which games mostly appeal to men and which mostly appeal to women though, at least according to statistics.
    Of course there is overlap, and I would never suggest that men or women limit themselves to certain genres or games simply because of their gender, but to suggest there is literally no difference in what tends to appeal to women and what tends to appeal to men is willful blindness.