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Mall Kids is a simple tabletop RPG about teens who work at a mall and the events that make up their daily lives. You won't be fighting monsters (probably) or saving captured royalty (most likely) but you will be interacting with your friends to collaboratively tell a story about how rebellious teens deal with the brute force of consumer-based capitalism.

Check out the upcoming expansion Mall Kids: More Malls, More Kids

Don't forget to grab your free Mall Kids: Ho-Ho-Holiday expansion too!

Art for Mall Kids was done by Kaitlin Bruder. Find more of their amazing work at bruderkaitlin.com.

Check out Mall Kids played live, hosted by Go Jess and featuring author Matthew Gravelyn and Artist Kaitlin Bruder:

Kind Words

"Tonight's game was the most fun I've ever had roleplaying. I ran Mall Kids for a very full table and now we are #cinnabonded. I literally laughed for 4 hours straight and my face hurts and my heart is so full." - Jillian, @OrbWitch

"The thing I love about Mall Kids is how successfully it mashes Grant Howitt-inspired gonzoism and John Hughsian soulful teen drama. It's goofy like Honey Heist, and yes somebody did turn into a bird, but we also explored the nervous excitement of a teenager asking out his crush for the first time." - minorsolfege

In the News

5 tabletop RPGs you can learn and play in a night by Josh Hilgenberg

Priceless Play -- 21 December 2019 by Kat Brewster


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Mall Kids - Full PDF.pdf 680 kB
Mall Kids - Character Sheets.pdf 759 kB


Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Community Copy

This is for those who want to engage with Mall Kids but the cost would cause financial hardship. For every copy of the game purchased at full price, a community copy is added for those who need it. Please take advantage of this if you need to, no questions or judgement. 

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This was a fun game! Me and my team gave it a play last night and had a great time.

We also threw together a playlist of mall music to use in the background if anyone is interested!


I'm glad you enjoyed it, and love the music selection! More malls should be playing smooth jazz at all times. 


If I buy the game on sale - meaning right now - would that still count towards the Community Copies? If it does not, then I would by it for the full price, because I think this idea is awesome. (Does anyone know?


Hey J! I add community copies for full-priced sales, but you can get the sale price and I’ll add one on your behalf for being awesome and asking. Thanks! 


That's really kind! Just realized that you would need to ship the physical things to Europe though, so I will definitely make it the normal price. Thanks for the reply.


"Community copy" is a really cool idea!


Thank you! There are a lot of folks in the indie TTRPG scene doing it that I learned it from. I think it's an amazing way to help those experiencing economic hardship enjoy games too.