Cat-themed TTRPGs that I’ve personally played and loved
Magical Kitties Save the Day!
Magical Kitties Save the Day! is a tabletop RPG for all ages and all about cats with awesome powers! Set up was quick, the story was engaging, and I had a blast playing! It’s very freeform and gives a lot of flexibility for your feline characters to get up to all kinds of adventures.
Coven of Cats
Coven of Cats is a D&D 5e compatible adventure that’s great for any age where you play as magical cats who have joined together to study the arcane arts and solve a mystery that’s plaguing the other cats in town. It comes with everything you need to play, is wonderfully illustrated, and is purrfect for some cat-themed TTRPG fun!
Time Tails RPG is a system (that comes with an adventure in the magazine) focusing on time travel mechanics and sliding in with some 80’s vibes. It lends itself VERY well to solving mysteries (like in the game we played in the TTRPGkids review) and has a very lighthearted and cartoony feel that makes it great for playing with any age.
Kittens & Dragons
Kittens & Dragons from Van Ryder Games is a graphic novel choose-your-own-adventure (CYOA) style story that uses search-and-find mechanics instead of dice! It’s great for running solo or with your kids for a good read, a fun game, and a wonderful adventure! This is also really good as an intro to TTRPGs – it walks the line between a book and a game, so it could be more familiar to kids who haven’t played a TTRPG before than jumping into a full new game.
No Mice, No Meowsters
And, to close off this list, we have No Mice, No Meowsters, which was the first actual TTRPG (that wasn’t just us making up stories with ad hoc mechanics) that I played with my kid! It’s made for all ages, is very easy to play, and is fun just creating some choas in the room, neighborhood, or spaceship that you decide to mess with!
Cat-themed TTRPGs recommended by others
For other recommendations, let me know what you’d recommend to check out! There’s a lot of TTRPGs out there, and I’m looking for ones that are specifically honing in on that all-ages friendly and give opportunities for some cat-themed shenanigans to ensue. If you have a suggestion for a game to check out, let me know in the comments, fill out the form here, or email hello@TTRPGkids.com so I can take a look and add it to this section!
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