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30 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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Monster of the Weekspooky setting and mechanics that are flexible between scary and "Scooby-Doo"reviewDriveThru13+
The Fall Fright Expressadventure through a Halloween that changes every time you play!Published by TTRPGkids!itchioall ages
Heckin Good Doggoshas a modification option in the rules (Hexin' Good Doggos) that gives off Scooby-Doo vibesreviewDriveThruall ages
Coven of Catsplay witchy cats who use magic and uncover a mysterious plotreviewgame websiteall ages
Wispersuse ghosty powers to help ghosts in needPublished by TTRPGkids!itchioall ages
Cryptid Creeksseeking out cryptids in a mystery-themed settingfeatured projectkickstarterall ages
Moon Curser Kids Holiday 3-in-1 bundleA 3-in-1 holiday adventure pack that includes a Halloween adventure!featured projectkickstarterall ages
Mages and Macrophageszombies!!reviewgame website6+
You're (Not) A Wizardattend magic school!Featured Project!kickstarterall ages
Kids on Broomsattend magic school!game website12+
Magic and Mischiefattend magic school!itchio
all ages
Witch Girlsattend magic school and solve mysteries!DriveThru RPGall ages
Ghost + Humansolve spooky mysteries... with one player as a ghost!reviewitchioall ages
The Mystery Businesssolve spooky mysteries!reviewDriveThruRPGall ages
Meddling Kidssolve spooky mysteriesDriveThruRPG7+
Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Streetssolve spooky mysteries!itchioall ages
Mystery Snackssolve spooky mysteries!Published by TTRPGkids!itchioall ages
Skellian: A Land of Tricks and Treatsspooky setting made specifically for kids!Published by TTRPGkids!itchioall ages
StoryGuider: Sandy's Holiday Specialsattend a halloween party!Published by TTRPGkids!itchio2+
Hero Kidsseveral spooky settings (like ghost pirates!)reviewgame website
Crawl of Cthulhuspooky setting and school!featured projectDriveThru4+
Draculolaplay as kid monstersfeatured projectitchio
Monster Adoption Centermonster pets and adoptees!featured projectitchioall ages
Monsters and Other Childish Thingsmonster pets!game website
Eldritch Petsmonster pets!reviewitchioall ages
I am the Witchcompete against fellow witches!itchioall ages
Numbskullsskeletons pretending to be human!reviewitchioall ages
Last Chancea kid's last trick-or-treatitchioall ages
Friends with Ghostsplay as or befriend a ghost!itchioall ages
DnD Adventure Clubcheck out their spooky trilogy in the past issues section!review
game website8+
Ravenloft Gave Me Goosebumpstips for playing different horror genre style games but with kidsDriveThru8+
Color My Quest: Into the Ghost Shipspooky setting made specifically for kids!DriveThru4+
Color My Quest: Into the Haunted Mansionspooky setting made specifically for kids!DriveThru4+
In the Darknessspooky setting and game made for all agesitchioall ages

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