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 :
- Take your first steps into an exciting world of fantasy adventure with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box!
- Paizo Publishing
- Ages: 13+
- Number of Players: 1-4
- Playing Time: 90 minutes
- Jason Bulmahn
- Paizo Inc.
- Product is for use in the Pathfinder role playing game
- Product Number: PZO 6020
- Paizo Inc.
- The perfect entry into the Star Wars roleplaying experience for players of all skill levels
- A complete, learn-as-you-go adventure quickly sets you upon the path to your destiny
- Play as any of four fully developed characters, each with his or her own talents and backstory
- Set just prior to the events of The Force Awakens
- Custom dice develop your story with every roll
- Bring the cinematic experience of Star Wars to your tabletop
- Players assume the roles of members of the Rebel Alliance in its struggle against the evil galactic Empire
- The perfect starting point for new roleplayers and players new to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion alike
- A complete, standalone game for 3-5 players
- Includes four pre-generated characters, a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure, one rulebook, a double-sided map, 14 custom dice and 48 tokens
- The perfect entry into Star Wars roleplaying for all aspiring Jedi!
- Features a complete learn-as-you-go adventure that guides you through the rules even as you participate in its unfolding story
- Pre-generated character folios come with all the information players need to interact with the story and each other
- Fourteen custom dice allow you to jump right into game play, advancing your story with every roll
- Serves as a launching pad for future adventures, complete with suggestions
- MAGIC AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: With 26 pages of spellbook, you can gather your best sorceries all in one place
- NECROMANCER'S RAGE: Channel your inner mage with this spooky, zombie themed grimoire.
- MULTICLASSED: For wily warriors and brutal barbarians, stash reference cards for artifacts, items, and abilities
- THE STUFF OF LEGENDS: The Pocket Compendium is fully compatible with offical D&D 5e spell cards. No tinkering required!
- THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN: 54 blank cards leave room for epic customization. Whatever you need, right in your pocket
- Ages: 14+
- The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a complete standalone experience for 3-5 novice roleplayers.
- Fantasy Flight Pub Inc
- The world's greatest armored combat game, continuously in publication for over three decades
- 2 newly sculpted, high-quality miniatures; fully assembled, ready-to-play out of the box
- 2 to 5 players
- For ages 13 and up
- 20 - 30 minutes average playtime
- HIGH QUALITY INSERTS: The inserts give an overview of the basic dungeons and dragons 5e rules. Perfect as a 'cheat sheet' for beginner and seasoned dungeon masters, complementary to the official...
- CUSTOMISABLE: The 4 panels are customisable on both sides. Add your own artwork, campaign notes, maps or other information sheets (e.g. rules for other role playing games). Each panel fits US Letter...
- PERFECT SIZE: The panels each measure 12.13'' x 9.7'' (30.8cmx24.5cm). The panels are high enough to hide preparation notes from players and have detailed notes. By folding the panels making an "M"...
- EYE FOR DESIGN: The artwork is detailed and fantasy themed. We also provide a basic more abstract version of every drawing on the back side. A box with artwork is provided to store the screen in...
- 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We aim for 100% customer satisfaction. If there are any problems with the product please let us know. We provide easy refund possibilities and timely shipping.