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20 spooky (but not too scary) tabletop RPGs for kids!

Trying to find the right level of scary for kids in a tabletop RPG can be tough – a lot of the spooky games out there are fairly far on the slider.
To help with finding a happy medium, check out here for some awesome spooky (but not too scary) tabletop RPGs for kids!

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Finding the right amount of spooky in your kid’s tabletop RPG

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I made this list so you could find some options for spooky tabletop RPGs that work with a young kids all in one place! Looking up “spooky tabletop RPG for kids” or “Halloween tabletop RPG for kids” before making this list resulted in a lot of fairly intense horror game lists that got top position in the search. It took some digging to find a few of these, so I’m hoping this help parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone wanting to share some casual Halloween fun some options more easily!

With that in mind, I also know that everyone is different.  Some kids want scary games, and others may find certain elements of the games listed here too scary.  I did my best to sort them out and give a little bit of a description so you at least have an easier time picking and finding some options that will work for your particular players.

Suggestions for adding to this spooky tabletop RPGs for kids list

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! For recommendations, I’m looking for spooky or Halloween-set games that are geared at kids or are intended for all-ages as they are currently published.

List of spooky tabletop RPGs for kids!

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Mages and Macrophageszombies!!6+game websitereview
You're (Not) A Wizardattend magic school!all ageskickstarterFeatured Project!
Kids on Broomsattend magic school!12+game website
Magic and Mischiefattend magic school!all agesitchio
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Witch Girlsattend magic school and solve mysteries!all agesDriveThru RPG
Meddling Kidssolve spooky mysteries7+DriveThruRPG
Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Streetssolve spooky mysteries!all agesitchio
Mystery Snackssolve spooky mysteriesall agesitchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Skellian: A Land of Tricks and Treatsspooky setting made specifically for kids!all agesitchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
StoryGuider: Sandy's Holiday Specialsattend a halloween party!2+itchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Hero Kidsseveral spooky settings (like ghost pirates!)4+game website
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Crawl of Cthulhuspooky setting and school!4+DriveThrufeatured project
Draculolaplay as kid monsters8+itchio
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Monster Adoption Centermonster pets and adoptees!all agesitchiofeatured project
Monsters and Other Childish Thingsmonster pets!8+game website
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Eldritch Petsmonster pets!all agesitchioreview
I am the Witchcompete against fellow witches!all agesitchio
Numbskullsskeletons pretending to be human!all agesitchioreview
Last Chancea kid's last trick-or-treatall agesitchio
Friends with Ghostsplay as or befriend a ghost!all agesitchio
DnD Adventure Clubcheck out their spooky trilogy in the past issues section!8+game websitereview
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Ravenloft Gave Me Goosebumpstips for playing different horror genre style games but with kids8+DriveThru

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