I came across this game when the creator found TTRPGkids and recommended it! Warrior Princess had some interesting mechanics that I was curious to try out, and it ended up being a fun game that my son immediately wanted to play again!
- Age range
- Your character
- What did my kid think?
- Where to find and purchase a copy
Age range: 4+ (counting, number recognition, and recitation required)
Warrior Princess is a system with story suggestions, so it is up to the game master (or in this case the Fairy Monarch) to create the story and determine content for different ages. That said, the story suggestions are all ages appropriate.
This game does require number recognition up to 20 and players need to recite facts or pieces of knowledge for spell casting, so players will need to have those skills available.
Despite the 4+ age recommendation, I did play this with my 2.5yo with some minor tweaks. He can count to 20 but needed help with number recognition, and for the recitation, we did only our learning songs (ABC’s, counting song, colors song, etc).
This system comes with lots of setting suggestions ranging from holidays to seasons to birthdays and more. There’s a lot of flexibility, and using the suggestions randomly, it gave some really fun scenarios!
The first game we played, our challenge was to make a present for someone before a Halloween party started. My son loves Halloween and wanted to make pumpkin orange crayons for the skeleton decoration that we had up the previous Halloween. We looked up how to make crayons and had a lot of fun questing for all the ingredients.
Your character has a blend of warrior and princess/prince traits depending on how you roll, and you have a lot of customization options for making your character unique. You get to pick your pet, magic type, title, and gear. My son wanted to be a prince of color magic who wielded a magic lightbulb. I have no idea how he came up with that, but it was fantastic and there was enough flexibility in the game to allow it.
Warrior to princess range:
A fun aspect of the character creation is that the player character’s traits are on a sliding number scale from warrior to princess.
If you use warrior skills (like fighting), you need to roll higher than your sliding scale number to succeed. If you use a princess skill (like casting spells), you need to roll below the number you choose to succeed.
This was a fun mechanic because you can choose to max out one set of skills or try to strike a balance. It was also very easy for my son to understand that he was always rolling higher or lower than this one number.
Damage rolls also scale with the warrior to princess trait with a higher warrior score meaning you get to roll a higher damage die.
To cast spells, players need to recite facts, sing part of a song, or tell something else that is interesting. I really liked this mechanic as it kind of gave a little thought break in the game and allowed for practicing some of the skills that I’m working on with my son.
Since my son is only 2.5yo, we practiced our learning songs and were able to cover ABC’s, counting, days of the week, months of the year, and the colors songs all within a couple games. Sometimes he’s not into practicing our educational songs every day and we have to drop them from the schedule, but when they were part of the game, he did them enthusiastically.
You could probably easily use this for studying for a test, practicing spelling words, writing letters, or doing simple math problems too. It was a fun educational element to add with flexibility for any age appropriate skills.
Warrior Princess Mode!:
Remember during character creation when you choose a number that determined where on the warrior vs. princess scale your character fell? That number is also your Warrior Princess Mode! number.
So, when you roll your d10 to determine your hit dice for attacks or if your spell works, if you roll your specific warrior-princess number, you go into Warrior Princess Mode!
In Warrior Princess Mode! you roll your attacks using a d20 and all attacks and spells have double effectiveness! It’s a fun way to get critical success, and I imagine it being like accessing princess powers in She-Ra!
What did my kid think?
My son loved this game! He had fun getting to roll dice and tell stories like in most TTRPGs, but he also particularly enjoyed character creation with this one. He got to pick everything about his character, we drew a picture of them, and he remembered to use the gear that he chose.
He also had a lot of fun singing songs to cast spells, and the suggested story prompts were 100% a good fit for him.
When the first game ended, he was actually really disappointed that the game was over and wanted to play again… so we played another few scenarios. We ended up playing for about an hour straight, which is pretty amazing for keeping a toddler engaged that long.
This is a fun and easy system to get used to that offers a lot of versatility and character control for players. The game master (Fairy Monarch) will need to develop a scenario for the players, but the system is solid. I’m happy to add this to our game collection, and I hope you try it out too!
Where to find and purchase a copy:
A copy of Warrior Princess can be found on google drive.
Also, I have not been able to find this game posted by other means. If you find this game anywhere else, or if you are the creator and add it to DriveThruRPG, itch.io, etc, please contact me!
Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions, tried the game because of this post, or have played this game before!