While some concern is great (because it means that you’re thinking about it and trying to do well for the kids), it is also sometimes better to have a “good enough” session that actually happens versus a “perfect” session that stays in the planning phase.
Heckin’ Good Doggos is a TTRPG system and setting where you play as a pawsome pupper who is out for adventure with their pals! Containing a base game and many variants, including modifications for superhero, sci-fi, and supernatural settings, this TTRPG is great for tagging into a ton of different interests and having a heckin’ good game.
This game was made by TTRPGkids as part of the XD6 SRD Game Jam! Help ghosts and spirits in need while collecting Wisp that gives you special ghostly powers so you can pull off some epic moves!
Coven of Cats is a D&D 5e compatible adventure that’s great for any age where you play as magical cats who have joined together to study the arcane arts and solve a mystery that’s plaguing the other cats in town. It comes with everything you need to play, is wonderfully illustrated, and is purrfect for some cat-themed TTRPG fun!
Kittens & Dragons from Van Ryder Games is a graphic novel choose-your-own-adventure (CYOA) style story that uses search-and-find mechanics instead of dice! It’s great for running solo or with your kids for a good read, a fun game, and a wonderful adventure!
I have read about, received messages from, and talked with several families and educators who are hesitant to start TTRPGs with their kids because they’re stressed about getting all the steps right.
This game was made as part of the Coinside Adventure Sparks Jam and is a fun call-out to games like Mario and Legend of Zelda, includes two platformer style maps for players to explore, is system agnostic, and is great for running as a side quest or a one-shot.
After playing the “Market Day” adventure from the Kiwi Acres series for Mausritter, kiddo was asking when we could play again! This was a fun story and system to try out, and I hope you enjoy it too!
TTRPGkids is celebrating being at Origins Game Fair and the Crowdfundr launch with a game raffle! Check it out for your chance to win a copy of either StoryGuider OR a triple game bundle!
If you’re looking for a cute TTRPG that helps teach SEL alongside a chaotic gremlin, this game is PERFECT. It helped us (so both my kid and me) talk about some mischievous behaviors and look at we what both could do when trouble happens because of that.
Check out this list of diceless tabletop RPGs for when you want an alternative to dice games, want to try out a new type of system, or are looking for inspiration for your next game!