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.
These StoryGuider games are from the Hero City trilogy! These games concentrate on learning about animals, emotions, and empathy.
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!
With Halloween upon us, many people are thinking of candy and are potentially having some special Halloween themed one-shots. Here’s some ideas for sweet treats to use as monsters, trackers, or just snacks for your spooky TTRPG and D&D sessions!
I exchanged interviews with Nick from Raised on DnD podcast and had a great time chatting about his introduction to TTRPGs, how he introduced TTRPGs to his kids as young as 2.5, and how gaming has benefited his family! He runs an awesome show that has featured guests including his own kids and Luke Gygax, and he has a clear passion for family gaming that I hope can help inspire you to get into it as well!
These games all follow Sandy the Dragon though a series of holiday specials! Enjoy holiday parties, themed mini-games, and more to help celebrate the holidays while still learning core skills!
These StoryGuider games are from the Treasure Seeker trilogy! These games concentrate on using maps and honing focusing skills.
These StoryGuider games are from the Astronaut Trilogy! These games focus on discovering new persons and things and how to handle them.
These StoryGuider games are the core Sandy the Dragon series! They provide a level 1 starting point for introducing TTRPG basics and are intended to be an intro to the StoryGuider system.
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.