I was very fortunate to play a pre-release copy of Adorablins, and had a great time using it to have some super cute, goblin-themed adventures diving through portals and rescuing everything from a cake to a missing cow across distant lands such as Dinosaur Island and New York City!
I found out about The Hero’s Tale while reading Roll Dice, Build Character, a book about playing TTRPG’s with family and TTRPG history that I reviewed in 2021! After some chatting, I was actually able to play a session with the game’s creators, which was an awesome experience! The Hero’s Tale was designed for smooth play, creating engaging characters, and easy encounter mechanics – I picked it up after a very quick pre-session review, and had a blast playing with Mark, Jake, and Brendon!
Inspirisles is a beautifully illustrated game that utilizes sign language as one of the spell casting components! Since I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it out with my son, and I was very excited to see him pick Inspirisles up right away (he even asks for it as the sign magic game now). This game was amazing, and I hope you give it a try!
I heard about Trouble in Santa’s Workshop because of a charity event that was going on! The creator was very kindly donating all proceeds from the game during Dec 2021 to a food drive charity for the holidays, and, with it also being an all-ages game, I really wanted to support. Trouble in Santa’s Workshop was a great way to kick off some holiday family fun in our household, and was a nice easy game that got my son VERY excited about helping with holiday prep.
Whispers of the Voidbringer by M. Allen Hall is a TTRPG-inspired novel that gives a great example of kids playing D&D. It follows the epic adventures of a group of player characters as they navigate a classic fantasy world in danger…. And it also follows the parallel journey of the kids playing these characters as they navigate each other, learn the game, and experience this awesome quest. It was a fun read, and I hope you enjoy it as well!
I was very excited to review StarSworn, not just because it is a system my kid can easily pick up, but because it comes from a fam-friendly story podcast! This game was a lot of fun to play, and my son (and I) are enjoying listening to the podcast as well!
When I first heard of the DnD Adventure Club, I was excited to check it out! It is a monthly DnD adventure subscription with ready-made stories that are appropriate for and geared at kids ages 8-12, which I am all for! I loved reviewing their material and think this would be great for both kids and for adult players who are new to DnD and a little intimidated by the scope of all the classic books!
I usually review games, BUT Roll Dice, Build Character by Mark Hasen seemed like a great fit for the TTRPGkids site – it covers the benefits of kids playing TTRPG’s and discusses some of the concerns or questions that parents may have. This is a great read for anyone on the fence, just starting out, or trying to convince other parents to let their kids join the table!
I was recommended Amazing Tales by so many people and was very happy to eventually try it out! Amazing Tales was very flexible, super engaging for my kid, and easy to pick up. It was a lot of fun, and I had a great time introducing it to my family.
I heard about Shrewmanji when its creator, DC Bradshaw, contacted me about the game. Immediately, I thought it looked adorable and hilarious. As a fan of both the original and new Jumanji movies, it was a lot of fun being able to jump into this game and share a wild board/video game style jungle adventure with my family!