A list of RPGs that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike!
Your mileage may vary with content. Take suggested ages with a grain of salt and read through any book before playing with kids.
Archipelago (from Matthijs Holter)
In Archipelago, players take turns telling a part of their character’s story, leading them towards their selected point of destiny, while other players interact with and influence that story. Diceless, GM-less.
Camp Myth (from Third Eye Games)
Take on role of mythical creatures away at summer camp! Using the Mythic PIP System, you can craft your camper from a variety of options to make just the character you want! Based on the Camp Myth Young Adult Series by Chris Lewis Carter.
Cat (from John Wick Presents)
Cat: A Little Game about Little Heroes is a game about housecats protecting their owners from monsters they can’t see. Designed for all ages.
Dangers Untold (from Ginger Goat)
A strange world filled with magical, new friends. A villain who wants to control it all. And the one girl who can stop him. Live action roleplaying game for 3-8 players ages 12+.
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple (from Daniel Solis)
A slapstick fantasy storytelling game about young travelers with good intentions, the ability to fly, and not much else! 3-5 players ages 12+.
Dread House (from Emily Care Boss & Epidiah Ravachol)
A horror game for spooky children and brave adults. A roleplaying board game in which you play teenagers who’ve dared each other to spend the night in Dread House. 2-6 players ages 13+.
Dungeons & Dragons (from Wizards of the Coast)
There are a number of different editions of D&D. Here’s a helpful post with suggestions on how to get started.
Epyllion (from Marissa Kelly & Magpie Games)
Play dragons in a dragon-centric world. You are the sons and daughters of the Dragonlords, mighty rulers who need your help to investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover the truth of a growing evil in the land.
Fate Accelerated (from Evil Hat Productions)
Step into the world of your favorite books, movies, and TV or you can create a world of your own. A flexible system with minimal prep! 3-6 players ages 8+.
Golden Sky Stories (from Starline Publishing)
A heartwarming RPG for all ages. Golden Sky Stories takes place in a small town in rural Japan, where players take on the role of animals who can transform into humans. 3-5 players (including one Narrator).
Happy Birthday, Robot! (from Daniel Solis)
A storytelling game for families and classrooms. Players take turns writing the story of Robot’s birthday. You never know how many words you’ll get to write. How much can you say in four words? How much can your friends add in just three? 3-5 players ages 10+.
Infestation (from Third Eye Games)
Take on the role of bugs who gain strange intelligence from a house-wide event called The Awakening. Go on crazy adventures in various rooms (each with its own dangers) and battle for control over This House, the most disgusting domicile on the block.
Mermaid Adventures (from Third Eye Games)
Mermaid Adventures is a game that lets you and your friends become mermaids, forming friendships, fighting sea monsters and solving strange undersea mysteries. Great for families and players of all ages!
Monster Kart Mayhem (from Accessible Games)
Monster Kart Mayhem is a racing adventure for two or more monsters (the more the gruesomer). There’s no Game Monster to dictate the outcome; just you and your fellow ghoulish compatriots and a few dice to decide your fate.
Mouseguard (from Luke Crane)
Join the Mouse Guard patrol to defend the Mouse Territories from outside predators, threatening weather, and the unknown wilderness. For one GM and players ages 8+.