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My goal with this D&D 5e list for kids:
My goal with this D&D 5e games list for kids is to provide you with some kid-friendly and kid-focused options for bringing D&D into your homes or classrooms.
There are a ton of kid-friendly tabletop RPGs 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 from D&D to their children.
I’m hoping this list helps you to find some balance between the system you want to play (in this case, D&D 5e) and you and your kid’s needs.
Disclaimer, recommendations, and corrections for these D&D 5e games for kids:
Unless I did a review (links to these are on the right side of the list), I am going off of the author’s information about kid-friendliness and mechanics compatibility, so please make sure to also review the materials yourself before reading directly to your kids. D&D in general can contain some material that not everyone wants to introduce to their kids, so it is important for each caretaker to make their own judgement as well. I review games regularly (from here and the general TTRPG games list) to give you as much info as I can to make judgements going in, so check back regularly for more info (the monthly newsletter is a great way to stay caught up!)
If you have recommendations for additional D&D 5e games for kids 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 D&D 5e adventures and rewrites that were made specifically for kids or for all-ages (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, and rewrites for kids!
|Game||Description||Find a copy||TTRPGkids posts|
|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||review|
|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||DriveThruRPG||review|
|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|
|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|
|DnD Adventure Club||Monthly subscription program to a D&D 5e kid-focused adventure with adjusted mechanics||game website||review|
|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||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!|
|Critical Core||For age 9+, Critical Core is built on 5e rules and with a therapeutic focus||game website||review|
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|
|DnD 5e New Player Tutorial Adventure||A D&D 5e introduction that walks players through the basics!||itchio|
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