What is this site?
TTRPGkids is intended to help parents, caregivers, teachers, etc. find resources to facilitate quality tabletop role playing games (TTRPGs) for kids!
This site covers game reviews, game lists sorted by age and theme, interviews with creators, interviews with parents, tips and tricks, giveaways, and lots more to help you find a good way to introduce tabletop RPGs to your kids with the right game.
What are tabletop RPGs?
Tabletop RPGs are a little different from your typical board game because you play as a character other than yourself and act this out while you play. When you play checkers, you play the game as yourself. In a tabletop RPG, you maybe play the game as Adirus, the elven cleric. So, instead of you are having a discussion or solving a puzzle in-game, you pretend and act out that Adirus is the one talking.
The most well-known example of a tabletop RPG is Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), however, there are so many other titles to explore too. There are games set in space, games where you play as cats or dinosaurs…. and games that are specifically designed for kids or teens.
Why play tabletop RPGs with kids?
There are so many benefits to playing tabletop RPGs, ranging from having a safe space to develop confidence, practice problem-solving, and be creative to just having fun and making friends.
I was inspired to start this after playing tabletop RPGs with my 2.5 yo and saw how much he was learning from and enjoying playing. It has been a great bonding experience for us, and I want to help others share that experience as well.
Steph C (TTRPGkids)