RPG For Children Reviews RPG & Card Board
There are a couple of games out now, nearly 10 years after this thread was started. These are designed for kids and are simple and easy to pickup.
First on my list is Hero Kids by Justin Halliday. It uses a simple D6 system. Attributes are Melee, Ranged, Magic, Defense, and Health. You have a primary combat ability (Melee, Ranged, or Magic). There are Special Actions and a Once per Encounter ability.
Second is D6 x D6 by Lester Smith. This system has a trained, familiar, and unused format. All attributes and skills fall into those three categories. Trained and familiar attributes and skills contributes to a dice pool for successes. The free form nature allows easy adaptability of almost any material into a very successful game.
Third is FATE Accelerated. Designed for a more advanced audience, it requires more imagination and creativity in character concept. It is less about the numbers and more about the details. Utilizing descriptive aspects to define characters during character generations and then applying those aspects during game play to create advantages or disadvantages. The player tells just as much story as the game master.