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30+ tabletop role playing games for little kids!

There are a lot of tabletop RPGs that are listed for ages 7+ or 8+, but… there are actually a lot for younger kids too.  For this list, I wanted to highlight some games that focus on skills for kids 6 and under so you can have an easier time picking one that works for your particular kid!  

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How little kid skills are used in this list

I made this list so you could find some awesome tabletop RPGs that work with a young kid’s skill-set. With that in mind, I also know that all kids are different.  Some kids develop skills in different orders or at different times.  For example, my kid started crawling really early but needs a little extra time and help with tracing and some other fine motor skills.  Because of that, instead of rating games by age, as I did in my main game list, I wanted to rate this one by what skills are used.  I list if a game requires players to count to a certain number, read, write, trace, etc so you can see how it lines up with your particular kid.

Assumptions regarding initial skills for this little kid’s game list

All of these games do require understanding of the rules, which are all printed out, so… that means reading. I go into this list with the assumption that you, my reader, will read the game yourself and then explain the rules to your child.

To play any of these games, kids will also need to be able to follow short instructions. For example, if you say, “roll this” while holding up a die, they should then roll it.

A lot of these games (though not all) use dice or numbers in some way. I list which ones use dice and roughly the counting/math skills required so you can judge if your kid is able to handle it or if you’re willing to help them with this aspect of the game.

For each game, I also assume that we’re using the basic ruleset (i.e. for games that have different difficulties for different ages, we use the lowest tier) and that there’s no rules modification. You can always increase or decrease difficulty as you see fit, but the purpose of this guide is to help you find a base system to work with.

Suggestions for this little kid’s game list

Since listing a lot of these details requires me to have taken an in depth look at the game, I’m only including tabletop RPGs that I’ve actually played with my kid or fully read through.  If you have a recommendation for a game to add, please let me know through the TTRPGkids contact form so I can consider adding it to my big game list or plan it into my review schedule.  I’ll be adding to this list as I come across more games as well, so stay tuned!

List of 30+ tabletop RPGs for little kids!

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Teddy the RPGDriveThruadd 2d6 up to 12
hold a conversation/tell a short story
Stacks of Goblinsreviewitchiocount up to 12
be able to shift roles
hold conversation
no combat
Adventures on a Single Pagereviewitchio
DriveThruRPG
hold conversation
accept new mechanics (i.e. countdowns)
1-pagers easy to follow
Sodalitasreviewitchio
DriveThruRPG
add 3d6 dice up to 18
GDEC (Global Dragon Egg Conservation)reviewitchioread and write (or get help from grown up)
match card numbers/symbols
journaling game
no dice!
The Grandmother TreereviewDM's Guildif using with D&D:
add dice totals (d20 system) and stats
use multiple dice
use character sheet and stats
Power Outagereviewgame websiteadd d20 and stats
use character sheet and stats
hold conversation
scalable mechanics based on kid's readiness
includes mechanics adjustments
Michtim: Fluffy Adventuresreviewitchio
DriveThruRPG
add d20 and stats
use character sheet and stats
hold conversation
scalable mechanics based on kid's readiness
StarswornCh1-Ch 2 review
Ch3 review
interview
game websitecount up to 6
use character sheet and backstory
hold conversation
accept new mechanics (i.e. countdowns)
teaches mechanics gradually as you play
Stories RPGreview
interview
itchiocount up to 6
use character sheet and backstory
Color My Questreviewkickstarteradd 2d6 and modifiers up to 15
use character sheet and stats
coloring
Adorablinsreview
interview
game websiteadd 2d6 and modifiers up to 15
use character sheet and stats
Gangs Jrreviewgame websiteadd d6 and stats up to 13
track multiple game pieces and stat blocks
Dino Riderzreviewgame website
DriveThruRPG
use character sheet and stats
use worksheets for logic puzzles, ABC, and counting practice
draw/color
scalable mechanics based on kid's readiness - youngest tier is no combat, no dice
Fairies of the Mistgladereview
interview
game website
DriveThruRPG
use character sheet and stats
use worksheets for logic puzzles, ABC, and counting practice
draw/color
scalable mechanics based on kid's readiness - youngest tier is no combat, no dice
Overgrownreviewitchioadd d20 and stats
track character stats
Trash Banditsreviewitchiocount up to 6
plan steps
hold a conversation/tell a short story
Omotenashireviewitchiomatch card numbers/symbols
hold a conversation/tell a short story
no dice!
Felt, Friendship, and Feelingsreviewgame websitecount up to 6
use character sheet
hold a conversation
Trouble at Santa's Workshopreviewitchioadd d6 to stats up to 9
use character sheet and stats
ShrewmanjireviewDriveThruRPGcount up to 20
use multiple dice
track character sheet
Magic Ratreviewitchiocount up to 6
Brave BunniesreviewDriveThruRPGcount up to 6
track character sheet
hold a conversation/tell a short story
Magical Kitties Save the Dayreviewgame website
DriveThruRPG
count up to 6
track character sheet
hold a conversation/tell a short story
No Mice, No Meowstersreviewitchiotrack tokens
hold a conversation/tell a short story
no dice!
Amazing Talesreviewgame website
DriveThruRPG
count up to 6
answer short questions
scalable mechanics based on kid's counting ability
Warrior Princessreviewgoogle drivecount up to 20
recite facts or sing a song
use character sheet
Hero Kidsreviewgame website
DriveThruRPG
count up to 6
use character sheet
scalable mechanics based on kid's readiness
Magical Mayhem in a Mug!Published by TTRPGkids!itchiocoloring
hold a conversation/tell a short story
no dice!
StoryGuider: A TTRPG to play with toddlers!Published by TTRPGkids!
itchioanswer short questions
participate in activities like spinning, jumping, waving
no dice!
There's a full pre-K social-emotional curriculum set that uses this system!

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