Is Origins good for kids? Absolutely!
Should I bring my kid(s) to Origins?
Obviously, thats a question that you'll have to decide for yourself, but many parents have brought their children of various ages to Origins, from infants on up.
One thing to keep in mind though...children tend not to be as patient as adults. I would not recommend signing up for a 4 hour RPG if you have to keep your toddler with you. They're probably going to get bored quickly, which might lead to an annoyance for the other games.
What can my kids play?
The event listing will have the minimum ages to play in an event. Typically, these are not hard and fast rules, and the person running the game will have the final call. If you are unsure, ask. Your kid may be more mature than most and able to understand the rules of a game and play. If you are still unsure, stick around for a while to make sure they are OK.
Understand, however, that sometimes the ages for a game are there for a reason. You don't want your 11 year old son showing up for a Call of Cthulhu horror RPG that is meant for 18 and older, do you? (Yes, that has happened.)
Origins also has a number of games specific to children. There is usually a kids track, which gears its games to children of all ages. Also, there is usually a kids room as well, which has games for children to learn, arts and crafts, and lots of other things.
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