Educational Tabletop RPGs

Educational tabletop RPGs for kids and teens

Check out this list of tabletop RPGs that have education as their core focus! From math and writing to science and SEL, these games cover a variety of skills that you can use in your classes or at home!

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Helping you find educational tabletop RPGs for your class or home

I made this list to help you find tabletop RPGs that don’t just have educational skills as a side benefit to the game (like learning math by rolling dice or reading from learning the game manual) but as a central focus! Some games focus on pre-algebra skills, others teach science through the story or research, and still more focus on SEL or intentional writing assignments. I hope this helps you find a game that you can pull, as is, into a classroom setting, for a proposal to a school board, or within your home!

I did my best to sort through the games here so you can have an easier time reviewing and picking some options that will work for your particular players without having to search around. I also know that everyone is different, so please review any games for yourself and your particular players before jumping in. 

Suggestions for adding to this educational tabletop RPG 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 this list or my big game list!  I’ll be adding to this list as I come across more games, so stay tuned! For recommendations, I’m looking for tabletop RPGs and journaling RPG games with an intentional focus on education (so built for a curriculum or to meet common core standards vs. educational benefits as a bonus) that are geared at kids or are intended for all-ages as they are currently published.

List of tabletop RPGs that focus on educational skills!

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Game
name
Educational focusAge
range
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Luna UniEducational game + toolkit + teacher guide for using TTRPGs in the classroomall ageskickstarterfeatured project
Inspirislessign launguageall ages
designed for teens
game website
itchio
DriveThruRPG
review
interview
Good Natureliteracy, writingall agesDriveThrureview
featured project
Literacy Diceliteracy, writing11+itchio
Educational Encounter Bundleliteracy, writing8+itchio
Adventure Workbooks: The Word Wizardliteracy, writing
(sight words, sounding out words)
4+itchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Fairies of the Mistgladereading, writing, math, pattern practice3+game website
DriveThruRPG
review
interview
Dino Riderzreading, writing, math, pattern practice3+game website
DriveThruRPG
review
ArithMaginearithmatic, pre-algebra6+itchioreview
The God Corpsehigh school biology13+DriveThruRPGreview
Solar Mech Squad: A Solarpunk TTRPGresearch and natural sciencesall agesitchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Critter Mech Squad: An Animal Rescue TTRPGresearch and natural sciencesall agesitchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Photosynthiansgrade school scienceall ages
made for 4th grade
itchioPublished by TTRPGkids!
Mystical: Kingdom of Monsterscreature taxonomy8+DriveThru
Critical CoreSEL9+game websitereview
interview
Venture SocietySELall ageskickstarterfeatured project
StoryGuider: A TTRPG to play with toddlers!SEL, motor skills, matching, etc following pre-K curriculum2+itchioPublished by TTRPGkids!

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