Good Nature is a tabletop RPG for kids that focuses on collaboration and education. There’s elements of rules-lite gaming and journaling fused into one game that revolves around a positive core set of stats and specific Common Core Anchor Standards educational skills. Good Nature is a great system for creating fun educational RPG scenarios for kids and comes with its own awesome premade adventure too!
I had heard of Dungeon Critters before in recommendations and had been meaning to grab a copy when… I saw one at my local library! Needless to say, I checked it out immediately and had a great time reading this awesome tabletop RPG-vibed graphic novel together with my kid!
Teddy the RPG is a tabletop RPG themed after valiant teddy bears who help kids face their fears, explore the unknown, and handle life’s challenges. It is a rules-light game powered by the PUSH system and includes tons of tables filled with adventure ideas to both start an exciting story and keep the fun going!
Stacks of Goblins is a tabletop RPG designed for all ages to share in goblin mischief! From the fun settings, whacky goals, and semi-collaborative nature of working as a bunch of goblins in a trenchcoat, this is bound to be fun for everyone!
Adventures on a Single Page is a tabletop RPG storyline that was designed specifically for playing with kids in an after school program! It offers modular 1-page adventures that still fit together to create a full adventure arc and will fit into a 1 hour session!
I’ve been meaning to try a journaling TTRPG with my kid for some time, and GDEC was a great choice to start with! It has a quick premise to jump into, a good hook (I mean, you’re taking care of dragon eggs, so that’s a big win), and the prompts are fun to think about an answer. Kiddo and I liked playing this journaling tabletop RPG game together, and I hope you do too!
The Grandmother Tree is a D&D adventure that is for kids! It focuses on problem solving and combat alternatives, plus, it is a very fun story full of books, cookies, and a curious wyrmling!
Power Outage is a superhero game that was specifically made for kids! With recommendations for how to scale as kids grow, a streamlined system and character sheet, and an amazing setting, this game is great to play with the whole family!
Michtim Fluffy Adventures is a fun and VERY cute game where you play as hamster-like individuals living in a world affected by humans! There’s unique emotion mechanics, great character options, amazing lore, and some fantastic Hamtaro vibes!
I played Starsworn Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 last year with kiddo, and we had a lot of fun together! Now, we’ve tried out Chapter 3, which is an awesome magical school adventure, and had all kinds of fun learning to use our character’s powers (and introducing the Luck of Legends drama clock)!