The 10 Best Tabletop Role-Playing Games for Beginners 2019

You’d be right to ask why we would feature something like tabletop games here on Oemsie a travel and photography blog. Call it experience. As we’ve traveled the world we’ve come to realize there’s many different ways to connect with people and one of our favorites turned out to be tabletop role-playing games. Especially so on cold wet days you’re not able to be outside enjoying nature.

Tabletop role-playing games, RPG for short, is a form of role-playing in which the players describe their actions through speech. There’s normally a formal set of rules and guidelines which determine how to game plays out and what the characteristics are of each player. The game normally has a game master who describes the game environment and determines certain actions not determined by the rules, guidelines, and throw of the dice.

The most famous tabletop RPG is probably dungeons and dragons, which can be players by beginners but tends to be very involved and complicated for some.

Below we have listed the 10 best selling tabletop RPGs for beginners.  Beginner games tend to be more straightforward and easier to get into.

*Updated for 2018

The 10 Best Selling Tabletop Role-Playing Games for Beginners :

- $6.76Bestseller No. 1
The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: Prompts and Activities to...
102 Reviews
- $6.03Bestseller No. 2
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
8 Reviews
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Beginner Box
  • Amanda Hamon Kunz, Rob McCreary, Joe Pasini, Owen K. C. Stephens
  • Paizo Inc.
Bestseller No. 3
RPG World Building for Beginners
6 Reviews
RPG World Building for Beginners
  • Justin Sirois
  • Severed Books
- $19.98Bestseller No. 4
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)
2869 Reviews
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Product is for use in the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game
  • Product Number: WOC A92170000
Bestseller No. 5
Star Wars: The Role Playing Game Anniversary
9 Reviews
Star Wars: The Role Playing Game Anniversary
  • A limited edition, high quality recreation of the original 1987 West End Games Star...
  • The rulebook also introduces a full-length adventure, "Rebel Breakout"
- $4.72Bestseller No. 6
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
746 Reviews
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
  • For 4-6 Players
  • Everything you need to start playing the world's greatest roleplaying game
- $13.00Bestseller No. 7
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Core Rulebook
145 Reviews
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Core Rulebook
  • 448-page rulebook contains everything players and GMs need to start roleplaying in...
  • Focuses on story-rich locations where morality is gray and nothing is certain
- 2Bestseller No. 8
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Game Master's Kit
59 Reviews
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire - Game Master's Kit
  • Keeps your Star Wars adventures focused on the action with a helpful GM screen
  • Provides GMs with additional information about the game's nemesis system to help them...
- $13.03Bestseller No. 9
Catalyst Game Labs Shadowrun RPG: Sixth World Core Rulebook
2 Reviews
- $6.48Bestseller No. 10
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
11 Reviews
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  • The perfect entry into the Star Wars roleplaying experience for players of all skill...
  • A complete, learn-as-you-go adventure quickly sets you upon the path to your destiny

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