In the previous post in the “2019 best selling” series, we looked at the top ten anime and cartoon RPGs.
In this post, we’re counting up those RPGs, accessories and supplements published this year and uploaded with the “Family” tag.
Best selling family RPGs of 2019
The top ten best selling family RPGs and supplements that were published this year.
- Hero Kids – Fantasy Expansion – Hero Advancement Cards by Hero Forge Games.
- Hero Kids – Fantasy Adventure – Darkness Neath Rivenshore by Hero Forge Games.
- My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria – The Storytelling Game by River Horse Games.
- Stranger Stuff (TinyD6) by Fat Goblins Games.
- Savage Tokusatsu: Kaiju, Mechs, and Heroes for Savage Worlds by BPB Games.
- My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria – The Bestiary of Equestria by River Horse Games.
- The Quest for the Dragon Crown by Amazing Tales.
- My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria – The Official Movie Sourcebook by River Horse Games.
- Lordling: Fantasy Role-Playing Game for Kids by Goblinoid Games.
- Deadball: Year III by W.M. Akers.
As you will have probably expected, there’s some overlap between the anime/cartoon RPGs and the family-appropriate ones. However, that overlap isn’t any more significant than the fantasy and sci-fi one, or even the sci-fi and anime one.
We talked to Hero Forge Games, who published Hero Kids, during Superhero Week this year at Geek Native. The RPG has a Creator’s Guild which provides a framework for other designers to create and sell content for it.
How much should you pay for a best selling anime or cartoon RPG?
Is it expensive buying RPG goodies for family-friendly RPGs? The short answer is; no. The average price of the top ten is $10.01.
Just a note on how these prices are worked out. We take the lowest price from DriveThruRPG, which is usually the PDF-only option, and we use the marked down (in red) price unless it’s part of a sale. Red does mean a discount, but publishers often use it to show the discount offered on the digital copy of the game compared to the physical one.
Movers and shakers
River Horse Games is Hero Forge Games’ main rival in the chart. While Hero Forge Games gets the top two slots; River Horse appears three times.
Hero Forge also made the list last year but so did W.M. Akers with Deadball and Martin Lloyd’s Amazing Tales.
Creative Commons credit: Eastern Dragon Float by thazumi.
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