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Tips and Tricks: Using Mini-Games in tabletop RPGs for young kids!

When playing tabletop RPGs with my kid, one of the most effective ways that I found to help keep interest was to have some mini-games ready to mix things up if role-play started to get stale OR to replace dice mechanics.  These mini-game ideas are fun, easy, and educational – I hope they help with your games!
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Tips and Tricks: How to teach with games – kids 7-13 by Michael Low from Luck of Legends!

I had the awesome opportunity to partner with Michael Low from Luck of Legends on a dual article release! We are releasing our articles on each other’s sites to help share our experiences, provide some tips and tricks for playing with different age ranges, and help you bring TTRPG’s to your kids.
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Tips and Tricks: Starting tabletop RPGs… with my toddler!

I had the awesome opportunity to partner with Michael Low from Luck of Legends on a dual article release! We are releasing our articles on each other’s sites to help share our experiences, provide some tips and tricks for playing with different age ranges, and help you bring tabletop RPGs to your kids.
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Tips and Tricks for turning your kid’s board games in tabletop RPG time!

Most people have probably played board games and are familiar with a lot of the mechanics.  For people new to tabletop RPGs, this familiar territory can be a great springboard for starting to introduce role-playing elements seen in TTRPGs before taking the dive into a totally new genre of games!
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Tips and Tricks: How to adjust tabletop RPG mechanics (including D&D) for kids!

There are a ton of great tabletop RPGs out there designed for kids at all different age levels!  However, sometimes, you want to introduce your kids to YOUR game or your young one wants to join in on the “big kid’s game”. If your child isn’t at the reading and math level for the game, this can pose a challenge… but you can overcome it with them!  There are lots of small changes you can implement to make any tabletop RPG mechanic (from indie games to D&D) a little more approachable for kids and a little easier for you to manage while you all play. 
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Creating an engaging tabletop RPG (or D&D) setting for kids!

Before you even start playing a TTRPG with your kid, you want to make sure they’re going to be interested and invested. Here are some tips and ideas for how to set your game up to draw your kid’s attention from the start, help them feel seen and heard, and provide good story hooks to keep them sticking around.
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Tips and Tricks: Quick and easy tabletop game mini crafts for kids

Minis are awesome props to use when playing TTRPG’s, but there’s always some problems with bumping the board or potential for breaking them. Here are some alternative minis crafts and suggestions that can help you bring minis to the table and help engage your kids!
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12 tips to keep young players focused when playing tabletop RPGs

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.
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Sam, the Educational DM’s tips for playing tabletop RPGs with young kids

I am happy to post our first guest article from Sam, the Educational DM! Sam shares his insights into playing tabletop RPGs 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 tabletop RPG use – I hope Sam’s tips help with games for your class or family!