Role-Playing Games (RPGs) for Kids

Give kids a chance to inhabit another person -- either human, animal, or supernatural -- and you never know what kind of imaginative play you'll unleash. These are some of our favorite role-playing games for kids of all ages.

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Cute & varied gameplay makes this a gaming feast.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
Cute role-playing adventure with farming at its core.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
Funny, wildly imaginative romp with cartoony combat.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2009)
Fulfilling mystery has spooky sleuthing & puzzles.
Platforms: Windows
(2007)
Cast magic with a Wii remote in best Potter yet.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Windows, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
(2007)
Daring adventure with inventive puzzles, trains, heroism.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi
(2009)
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Great graphics, great story, great sequel. Tweens.
Platforms: PlayStation 2
(2006)
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Compelling story with strong role models, loss, and battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
Rich role-playing game with a powerful plot.
Platforms: PSP
(2008)
Fascinating, dark but compelling action RPG game.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2008)
Civ sim about being a king is terrific, but a bit lewd.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2009)
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LEARNING
Fun Facebook role-playing romp with superhero combat.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)

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