Playing tabletop role playing games (TTRPG’s) with kids can be a lot of fun, however… sometimes the session starts out great and 5 minutes in, they’ve got the fidgets and aren’t interested anymore. Here are some tips and tricks to help with setting up a game that’s interesting for your children, keeping their interest through the story, and understanding their limits.
Magic Rat is an all ages TTRPG that I had a lot of fun playing with my 3yo – I hope you can check it out too!
I am happy to post our first guest article from Sam, the Educational DM! He shares his insights into playing TTRPG’s with kids from the viewpoint of teaching, and has regular advice on how to help make games with kids more interesting, engaging, and educational! I am excited to bring in more points of view and include advice for a larger range of TTRPG use – I hope Sam’s tips help with games for your class or family!
I was very happy to interview Bee, creator of World of Wyldrvir. We discussed Wyldrvir’s style, non-combat encounters, player characters, and upcoming expansions!
A couple months ago, I interviewed Ryan, creator of FlipTales about his game and experiences developing it, but just prior to that I also tried the game and wanted to round out with a full review!
It has been a very enjoyable experience playing TTRPGs with my son, and I wanted to share some of the benefits that I’ve seen with him or experienced myself in case it encourages you to try some of these games with your children as well.
Milky Monsters is a fun system, designed to play with kids and give flexibility for the story (and kid’s imaginations). It was made to accommodate large groups, but it also worked with just me and my little one!
I interviewed Daniel, who I had known from twitter as Redwyrm, about his experiences playing D&D with his son from ages 2-4! They play D&D together, they play D&D with their family friends, and they are writing a D&D supplement book together!
This sortable list of podcasts was made to help you find a podcast that you can listen to with your kids or teens without worrying about if it is safe or not!
Warrior Princess is a fun TTRPG system for 4+ with a lot of flexibility. I played it multiple times with my son (he did not want to stop once we started), and had a lot of fun with it. This review covers game mechanics, characters, setting, and how much fun my kid had playing it.