It’s heist time! Take on the role of a mischievous raccoon bandit and pull of a daring and exciting heist using fun prompts in this 1-page tabletop RPG!
Omotenashi is a cozy storytelling prompt game all about hospitality and helping others feel welcome. In this animal-populated world, take on the roles of staff members as a getaway for a variety of guests, all with different needs, and figure out how to help them relax and find inspiration in their lives.
These StoryGuider games are from the Wizard in Training trilogy! These games concentrate on learning about problem solving and building skills (like tracking inventory, using spells, and taking on slightly more challenging quests) to prep kids for the next TTRPG that you’ll try with them!
Troublesome Tots is a fun and chaotic caretaker versus the kids tabletop RPG with some awesome Rugrats-style vibes! It’s rules lite, has a great premise, and was a fun game to try out!
Congrats! You have superpowers (!!), but they are limited to 5 seconds. Maybe you can only turn back time by 5 seconds or maybe you can only gain super strength for 5 second intervals, but you still need to escape, complete daring feats of super heroism, and have adventures! Use these limits to get creative and work together to use your powers to their fullest.
I reviewed a handful of games from the Tiny Tome anthology, a collection of fifty 1-page TTRPG’s! Several of these games are awesome rules-lite tabletop RPGs that are great for kids and were a joy to play with my child – check out a few of them here!
I had a great chat with Allen, author of Whispers of the Voidbringer, about his experiences picking up D&D and introducing TTRPG’s to his family. We talked about the influences his children have had on the book, born from a want to share a podcast-like story with his kids, and how to kick off the TTRPG experience with kids!
Push is a system built for easy, story-focused game play, which is great for playing with kids and adults alike! Work together to create a story without grinding through stats, exercise your imagination, and have fun!
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!
Princesses of the Pizza Parlor by Maikel Yarimizu is the story of and uncle running a tabletop role playing game for his niece and her tween friends. It’s a fun tale that follows their character’s adventures in the game… and the drama between the players outside of the game as they navigate their friendships. I enjoyed the read, and I hope you and your kids do too!