Monday, December 25, 2006

Eragon : Dragon vs Fighter Plane

We went to see Eragon today, and I started to think about this crazy idea...

What is the difference between "Dragon Rider" and "Fighter Pilot"? Movie shots of the Eragon riding the dragon looked exactly like "F18 Ride" on YouTube. I am still not sure about how many G's can the dragon make, but I can assure you Eragon was not wearing the G Suit... but we spotted him wearing jeans in first couple of scenes (he-he).

Dragon can breath the fire and plane can fire people with rockets, Dragon can throw things and plane can drop bombs. In Eragon dragon even had shields and our planes have some sort of armor.

In Eragon rider had a vision of the dragon and could literally zoom in on objects and see them in infra-red... well pilots can always use "plane vision", I am taken it for granted that zoom and infra red is provided on some models. Some pilots -planes can even use BVR Rockets (Beyond visible range), I guess Dragons do not have anything to compete there.

Another similiarity: rider can live if the dragon dies and dragon will die if the dragon rider dies. If plane is hit, pilot can always Eject and has Chances to live. If pilot is hit, plane does not have any chances...

So you may say: "How is it related to games"... well my idea was to make a dress up game with dragon parts and some Air Force ornaments. I wonder how would people like to create dragon and attach some "Magic" missles to the wings :)??? Wonder who would love the idea more guys or girls....

Here is one of the videos that I really loved some time ago.... Magic Carpet Ride of F18:

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Another wondeful Christmas Dress Up Game

I loved this Elf game. I think I first saw this idea 5 years ago with The Doll Palace "Photo Doll". The page allowed you to upload the photo and create the doll with your own face. Elf Yourself is so much cooler. You can create dancing elf with your own face.

I guess OfficeMax people know what are they doing if ElfYoursef is #1 on Alex's Movers and Shakers.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas Doll Maker - Christmas Dress Up Game

When we thought it is over Doll Palace made another surprise. Another dress up game, but now for the upcoming winter and Christmas holidays. Play Christmas dress up game and make dolls with Christmas Trees, holiday decorations, snowman and many other winter accessories.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Teaching Girls Imagination

Parents and teachers agree that imagination is sorely lacking in many of our children today. While there are several reasons for this, including too many games and programs that don’t sufficiently challenge the mind, there are simple ways to prevent this deficiency in your own daughter.

Early Imagination
When children are young, they seem to have boundless energy, enthusiasm and curiosity about life. This lust for living can be encouraged or stifled. While nobody would deliberately smother the creativity within a child, but avoiding questions, not playing make-believe games, and pushing children toward electric babysitters, causes exactly that.

Of course, many books, movies, and programs for children depict young people full of spunk and creativity, but it is far better for a child to find his own creativity than watch someone else’s. How to do this seems to be the main point some adults are missing. The solution is really quite simple.

Girls and Imagination
Girls and boys are fundamentally different. One gender is not better or even more creative than the other, but girls are perhaps more often misunderstood. Reckless curiosity in boys is welcomed, but sometimes discouraged in girls. This practice seems to be fading over time, which is definitely welcome, but there are specific ways to help girls rediscover or encourage the use of their imagination.

Teaching Imagination
Teaching imagination is much like teaching common sense. There is not a simple lesson or mantra to be memorized. It is something children must try and experiment with to fully understand.

    Encourage Exploration
    No matter a child’s age, encourage the child to find the answers they seek. The internet is a wonderful resource as are books and even the world around them. If it is a question you can answer, do so – even if you are in the middle of reading the paper or making dinner.

    Seek Out Opportunities
    Seek out chances to learn a new skill or think outside of the box. Rather than simply playing with a doll or having a tea party, find a paper doll website, like to create virtual paper dolls. Assign the dolls personalities, and have them as guests at future tea parties or as characters in made up stories.

    Play With Children
    As obvious as it may seem, play with a child, and you can lead by example. Turn a box into a treasure chest or jump on the bed to escape the alligators on the floor. By the same token, with older children, find websites or games to play together. Again, online paper dolls from might be the perfect solution. Take turns making dolls and creating backgrounds for each.

Not only will the additional time spent with children be rewarding for them, it will also be rewarding for you. Children have a way of shining a spotlight on what is most important in a situation or life in general. By encouraging the creative play of your girls, you will be opening an entire world to them. Help them find it and explore it together.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Thanksgiving Doll Maker

Found another free dress up game and couldn't wait to share it with you... Here is a new Thanksgiving Dress Up Game. I know that I am a bit late, but I simply adore TDP creations. I think this game is really fun to play with. It has lots of choices such as turkeys, pies, fruits and thanksgiving outfits. Doll Palace called it "Thanksgiving Crafts".

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Are Girl Games Okay?

Girls are no longer required to be demure and quiet. In fact, girls are encouraged to break away from stereotypes of old. The feminist movement of the seventies ensured that all little girls have an opportunity to break free of tea parties and dolls, but a great debate still rages. Despite efforts to move these youngsters away from these stereotypical pursuits, princess costumes and tea party sets are still major sellers. Are these girl games okay?

Parents of this day and age work hard to raise their children without stereotypes and gender roles. Especially sensitive parents might buy their young son a baby doll and offer their daughter a fire truck. They are a bit confused, and perhaps slightly relieved, when the kids switch presents and go merrily on their way. If parents are trying so hard to move their daughters away from dolls and dress up games, why do the girls resist so strongly?

Girl Games
The games that are under so much fire from critics involve traditional, ultra feminine aspects including dressing up, playing with dolls, and play kitchens. Some purport that forcing a little girl to play with baby dolls and kitchen sets will relegate her to a life of uneducated motherhood and domesticity, which is surely not the message we are trying to send. The main problem in this argument, of course, is that it fails to take into consideration what the little girls want.

Believe it or not, in many situations, these girls choose to play these games. Entire aisles of toy stores are full of dolls, doll accessories, doll clothing, and much more. These girls are not being forced to play dress up games; they are electing to do so. Of course, they have other toys and games to play, but for many, the call of fashion or nurturing is just too strong. According to many researchers, and even more parents, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.

Online Girl Games
The most logical trajectory for these young women who enjoy dolls and fashions is to move the games online. Entire websites, such as have been designed for these specific types of games. Bases, much like Barbie dolls, are created and available for the girls to dress. There are endless amounts of fashion items and accessories to build dolls with, and many of these sites offer forums and chats for the doll lovers to interact.

The bottom line, of course, is that you can force a toy on a child, be it a doll or a football, but there is no way to make that child enjoy it or even play with it. If a daughter enjoys having tea parties and dressing up like a princess, there is absolutely no reason to fear for her independence as an adult. In fact, many grown women still enjoy playing with dolls, and spend time on dolling websites, such as as well. Girl games became immensely popular and remain so for good reason. They are fun, and if encouraged and accepted, can be an excellent outlet for creativity and imagination.

Saturday, December 9, 2006

No game could make you laugh like this...

Not a dress up game, but I am sure parents and their kids will enjoy this. This is one of the funniest kids videos I have found :) The baby is really young and cute and the laugh is very very funny.


Friday, December 8, 2006

Big Zzzz in Dress-up-games

What's up with that big Z???? , , , Dollz ... why "Z"??

What "Z" has to do with with our dress up games and dollmaker and overall Internet games? Does it ("Z") come from "Buzz" or some other cute word? Was always wondering why so many people and webmasters (some may count webmasters as people ;) ) like "Z"....

Theory 1: Easy to spell..
In reality Z is very easy to spell and kinda easy to remember, people will probably not mix it with other letters, however it could still be confused and/or forgotten in situations like "Easy" and "EZ"

Theory 2: attracts Teens
Dressup games and games overall are made for teens, and for some reason I think letter "Z" attracts them.

Theory 3: Comes from Buzz
I think Buzz has some magic, and people simply thought it would be cool to use Zees in that form

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Christmas Dressup Game - Dress Up Elf

Who doesn't like Elves? I loved dressing up this wonderful Christmas Elf. He is really cute after all :)

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Can Santa scare kids?... yes... according to these pictures

Well... another funny and intresting archive /links for girls and their parents. Do you think Santa is scary?

This is the historical picture gallery with dressed up Santa (St. Nick) scaring kids :)

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Games Girls Play

While it may seem stereotypical, most girls enjoy many of the same styles of games. This is not to say these games are exclusive to females, or that these young women might not enjoy the same pursuits as boys. In general, however, it does seem that scores of girls flock to the same activities time and time again for very specific reasons.

Girls as young as toddlers love to act out fantasy lives and roles. Baby dolls and dress up clothes transform these girls to make-believe mothers and princesses in a split second. These games do not end with the school years. Young girls, and even young women, continue to enjoy creating fantasy characters and lives for recreation. Electronic “pets” and online personas take the place of the earlier dolls, but some versions of dolls continue to live on.

While Barbie might be blasé, girls in their teens still regularly discuss other forms of dolls. Online paper dolls found on websites such as offer these young ladies an opportunity to create fantastical creations in whatever style they desire. These games go far beyond a slightly complex coloring book. The dolls take on lives of their own, guided by these same girls who had tea parties with water in the teapot and imaginary cookies.

Many of the more traditional games have a single dimension. You become a player or character and move through a predetermined number of spaces or levels. Girls might enjoy these games, but they revel in opportunities to move beyond the basics. By incorporating relationships, choices, and strategy in a game, girls are much more involved and gain much more.

For many girls, it is not about winning or even advancing. The storylines and relationships between characters can be enough to keep them coming back for more. In many games appealing to girls, both online and off, characters are developed with stories and personalities of their own. Rarely is a game marketed to young women with faceless entities racking up points in one way or another.

Girls like competition, but most prefer it to be friendly. For most females, regardless of age, the relationship is more crucial than the victory. If two girls are engaged in a contest online, they are more likely to praise the other’s creation or efforts than tear anyone down. This is especially true when a young lady exposes herself to opinions by sharing some of her own work or thoughts.

For example, doll websites, such as, offer competitions and contests between girls to create certain styles of dolls or even stories about their creations. Rather than criticize or insult the competing stories, most girls offer praise or positive comments. There are rarely sore losers, either.

While not all girl games remain friendly, the vast majority of girls enjoy games without the rougher elements of more traditional competition. Overall, girls may enjoy the same activities as their male counterparts, but it will usually be for different reasons. Girls play games for fun, of course. To be fun, however, these games must appeal to girls on many different levels.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Corporate office game - wank word bingo

Well, this is not exactly the dress up game, but I loved the idea.

Original version of the game is "Wank Word Bingo", however I would call it Corporate Meeting Lingo-Bingo. The idea is to catch 5 words from the meeting and scream "BINGO!!!"

You can find words and cards here
Word Bingo
or here
Word Bingo

The game also promises that you will never fall asleep during the metting and you will enjoy corporate mettings much better.