The 10 Best Tabletop Role-Playing Games for Beginners 2018

Tabletop RPGs

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 travelled the world we’ve come to realise 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 :

Bestseller No. 1
Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box
116 Reviews
Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box
  • Take your first steps into an exciting world of fantasy adventure with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box!
  • Toy
  • Paizo Publishing
- $4.96Bestseller No. 2
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG -  Beginner Game
93 Reviews
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG - Beginner Game
  • Ages: 14+
  • The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a complete standalone experience for 3-5 novice roleplayers.
  • Toy
  • Fantasy Flight Pub Inc
- $5.52Bestseller No. 3
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG - Beginner Game
36 Reviews
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion RPG - Beginner Game
  • 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
- $3.18Bestseller No. 4
Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG - Beginner Game
32 Reviews
Star Wars: Force and Destiny RPG - Beginner Game
  • 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
- $6.48Bestseller No. 5
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 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
Bestseller No. 6
Pathfinder Beginner Box _ Role Playing Game (RPG) _ for 2 to 5 players _ Bonus Set of 10 Charcoal...
  • Pathfinder RPG (Role Playing Game) Beginner or Starter Box for those new to the game.
  • Set of 10 (Ten) Charcoal Pearlized Color polyhedral dice with white recessed numbers. Polyhedral means many sides.
  • Suitable for ages 13 through adult. 2 to 5 players. Game time averages 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Includes: Game Master Manual, Hero's Handbook, Transition Guide, pregenerated character sheets, and character ability sheets.
  • Includes: Flip matt play surface, set of 7 polyhedral (many sided) dice, and 80 cardboard character pawns.
Bestseller No. 7
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set || With Bonus Viking RPG 7 Piece Dice Set || Bonus Black Velveteen...
  • All the basic components a beginner needs to start playing Dungeons & Dragons. Bundled Items.
  • Dungeon Master's 64-page adventure book. 32-page rulebook for playing characters levels 1-5.
  • Wholesome, adventure style imagination-rich game for ages 10 and older; 1 to 5 players.
  • Five pre-genereated characters. Each has a character sheet and supporting reference material.
  • Bonus: 7 Viking Themed, RPG, gorgeous, multi-sided dice from Q-Worksho. Plus black velveteen drawstring storage pouch. Bundled Items.
Bestseller No. 8
RPG World Building for Beginners
5 Reviews
RPG World Building for Beginners
  • Justin Sirois
  • Severed Books
  • Kindle Edition
  • English
Bestseller No. 9
Battletech: Beginner Box
  • BattleTech is the world's greatest armored combat game, filled with a myriad of epic stories and gaming experiences to satiate any player: miniatures to RPG play, hobby painting to fiction, and...
  • The BattleTech Beginner Box is the first step on that fantastic journey and includes everything you need to get started: two high-quality miniatures, quick-start rules, a mapsheet, cards to represent...
Bestseller No. 10
Hexers Game Master Screen - Dungeons and Dragons D&D DnD DM Pathfinder RPG role playing compatible -...
6 Reviews
Hexers Game Master Screen - Dungeons and Dragons D&D DnD DM Pathfinder RPG role playing compatible -...
  • 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.

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