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Jump to: THE LIST!
My goal with this list:
My goal with this D&D 5e games list for kids is to provide you with some more kid-friendly options for bringing D&D into your homes or classrooms.
There are a ton of kid-friendly TTRPG’s out there that aren’t D&D, but it’s also OK to play what you are familiar with and share that with the kids in your life. At the same time, a lot of caretakers may have concerns about introducing fighting or scary encounters or complicated mechanics.
I’m hoping this list helps you to find some balance between those two and give you some options to introduce the games you are most comfortable with.
Disclaimer, recommendations, and corrections:
Unless I did a review (and there would be a link on the side), I am going off of the author’s information about kid-friendliness and mechanics compatibility, please make sure to review the materials yourself before reading directly to your kids.
If you have recommendations for additional games to add or if you see a correction is needed, please contact me through the site’s contact form. I am happy to make updates and want all my information to be correct.
For recommendations, this list’s goal is to have games (or game supplements) that were made for kids (i.e. with the intent of being accessible to both children and adults) versus games made for adults that one could say they have played with kids before. I am willing to branch out and will research all recommendations, but just a note in case something doesn’t ultimately end up on the list.
List of D&D 5e adventures, hacks, rewrites, and supplements for kids!
|Game||Description||Find a copy||TTRPGkids posts|
|Fairies of the Mistglade|
by Family Fantasy RPG
|For ages 3+, this includes scalable 5e compatible mechanics that go along with a kid-friendly fairy themed adventure!||game website|
|DnD Adventure Club||Monthly subscription program to a D&D 5e kid-focused adventure with adjusted mechanics||game website||review|
|Disaster Hamsters 2|
by Plot Hooks
|Sequel to Disaster Hamsters, this is a 5e adventure where you play as a Hamster! Includes kid-friendly adventures and tips for running D&D with kids.||On Kickstarter!||Featured Project!|
|Dino Riderz |
by Family Fantasy RPG
|For ages 3+, this includes scalable 5e compatible mechanics that go along with a kid-friendly dinosaur themed adventure!||game website|
|Little But Fierce|
by DC Bradshaw
|D&D 5e full rewrite to make everything (playable characters, encounters, mechanics, spells, etc) both more kid-friendly and understandable||Under playtesting|
|Mages and Macrophages|
by Ampersand Games
|Full boxed kit games (includes EVERYTHING you need to start) with 5e-based mechanics adjusted for use with ages 6+||game website|
by Plot Hooks
|A 5e adventure where you play as a Hamster! Includes kid-friendly adventures and tips for running D&D with kids.||DM's Guild|
|The Grandmother Tree|
by Purple Bog
|A 5e adventure designed for elementary kids with a focus on puzzles and problem solving with less combat and smashing.||DM's Guild|
|DnD 5e New Player Tutorial Adventure||A D&D 5e introduction that walks players through the basics!||itchio|
|Critical Core||For age 9+, Critical Core is built on 5e rules and with a therapeutic focus||game website|