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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.

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:


Expansions

Check out the latest expansion Mall Kids: More Malls, More Kids, full of new options for malls & kids as well as new modules to change up how you play. 

Mall Kids: More Malls, More Kids

You can also grab these free expansions, each with new options and suprises:

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

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.35 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Mall Kids - Full PDF 680 kB
Mall Kids - Character Sheets 759 kB
Mall Kids - Mini Zine 1 MB
Zine Instructions 136 kB

Extras

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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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Comments

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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!

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

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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?

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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! 

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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.

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"Community copy" is a really cool idea!

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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.