28 July 2020
You know, for the kids
The Summer Holidays are here. And it’s time to down the tools of education and pick up the tools of gaming. But it doesn’t all have to be on a screen – which is where we come in.
After being approached by Kris Griffin from Ormiston Forge Academy to produce a useful list of games for secondary school pupils (or indeed, those leaving with the GCSEs) over the summer, we thought we’d go one better.
So, we’re introducing the Tabletop Gaming Summer Holiday Special – a mini-mag of free games, introductions to gaming, and ruleset that families and children can play together, solo, or in pretty much any player configuration. We’ve tried to keep costs down, so while there’s a few games that might need some dice, we’ve also offered free (online) alternatives.
What’s in it?
- 32 Pages of rules, games and advice
- 19 FREE(ish) games
- An introduction to Dungeons & Dragons (and RPGs more generally)
- Rules for a mythological skirmish game
- Advice for parents about creating board gaming families
- Our five favourite digital board games
- And some tips for getting started
We hope you enjoy this mini-mag. If you can help by spreading the word and getting it into more schools, we might convert a few more 11-16 year olds to the world of analogue gaming.
What can you do with it?
- Read it
- Play it
- Print it (or at least, get some of the files from it and print those)
- Share it
Share this digital issue with whoever you like. If you know a school, educational institution or academy who might find this useful, and who might like to distribute it to parents, feel free to pass it on. We’d love to hear from schools and clubs that have received the mini-mag!
For those who just want to dive in to free stuff, we recommend getting started with the Asmodee Print and Play site or our own list of print and plays, which can be found here.