Oops! This site has expired. If you are the site owner, please renew your premium subscription or contact support.

Dungeon Master for Hire!

Click here to edit subtitle

Childrens Games

The recent tv show, 'Stranger Things', has exposed a lot of kids to the game of Dungeons and Dragons, and this has really spread its' popularity with children.  I myself have recently introduced my 9 year old daughter to the game and after a couple of games I realized that it was going to be a great way for my kid to explore her imagination, as well as learn problem solving skills.  Soon after I began playing D&D with my daughter, I had the pleasure of introducing a group of 12 year old boys to the game when a parent contacted me wanting to run a game for her son and his friends.  It was not something I had considered for this business, but it was a great experience for me and an honour to introduce the boys to the game.  They had a great time. 

In the coming year I will be working with a public school teacher friend of mine to start 'Dungeons and Dragons' kids groups at certain local schools in the GTA.  I think that this is something that will really gain in popularity with young people and would make an excellent extra-curricular activity at schools.  I will also be attempting to increase my market by offering gaming sessions for children's birthday parties, special events, or just regular kids groups that meet monthly or bi-weekly like my adult groups do.

For the parents not familiar with this game and that may have concerns, let me set your minds at ease;  Yes, sometimes the 'heroes' in the story will be battling monsters or evil villains, and in some cases, killing these beasts, but for the most part, I tone down the violence in kids games and focus
more on decision making and problem solving.  The level of violence in a D&D game is MUCH less than many of the video games that some parents let their children play.  I for one am much more comfortable having my daughter play an adventure fantasy game than I am her shooting people with guns all day on a tv screen. 

I
n a Dungeons and Dragons game, the players are each playing the role of a character; a warrior, wizard, cleric, rogue, bard, druid, monk, paladin or ranger.  This character can be either a human, a dwarf, an elf or half-elf, a halfling, a gnome or a half-orc.  Once the character is selected, the players in the group form a 'party' of adventurers who go out to seek treasure, fight evil and do good deeds.  I do not allow children to play 'evil' characters.  They are all heroes. 

THE BENEFITS OF CHILDREN PLAYING DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

In a game of D&D, you can expect your child to;

- learn problem solving skills
- explore his/her imagination
- learn practical applications of basic math and writing skills
- learn the value of teamwork to accomplish a common goal
- understand diversity and how to respect others despite their differences
- gain confidence
- feel like a hero
- have lots of FUN

Does this sound like something you would want your child to experience?  If so, give me a call and lets discuss setting up a kids' group in your area. 

Recommended age:  10+
Cost:  $20 per child for a 4 hour game (4 player minimum)


For more information, or to book a game, call me direct at 647-668-1456