A downloadable tabletop rpg

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There's a problem at Santa's workshop. You need to find a solution, or children might not receive their gift in time for Christmas!

Feature as one of the 10 Best Tabletop Games To Play During The Holidays And To Introduce TTRPG To Kids on CBR 

Trouble at Santa's Workshop is a kid friendly mini tabletop role-playing game where you play as Santa's helpers to help prevent some trouble from happening to Christmas!

In this game, you will find

  • A simple, and rewarding resolution mechanics that makes players want to be more involved in the game.
  • Random tables for generating your own helper, their magic power, and the problem they are trying to solve.
  • A cute character sheet to define, and even draw your own helper!

Version Française

Le jeu est également disponible en Français dans la section "Téléchargement" sous le nom: Des ennuis à l'atelier du père Noël.

Versión en español

El juego también está disponible en español en la sección "Descargar" con el nombre:: Problemas en el taller de Santa.

Versión italiana

Il gioco è disponibile anche in italiano nella sezione download, con il nome di Guai nel Laboratorio di Babbo Natale.

What Folks Are Saying...

Review by TTRPG Kids

My kid LOVED playing this!  It was really easy for him to understand, and the Christmas theme was a huge hit.  He loved coloring in the wish stars on the sheet and his character during the game.  The theme was fun, it was accessible for him to play and participate in everything, and it gave him a lot of creative freedom.  He kept making his own stories even after we finished playing, so I know he had fun.
Trouble in Santa’s Workshop is a fun rules-lite game that is great for playing with kids and making a story together.  My family enjoyed playing it and seeing our son get excited to collect wishes and use his superpowers in the pursuit of Christmas cheer, and I hope your family has fun too!

- Steph C. / ttrpgkids.com

Featured in "Le Canada Français"

Featured on ericlatour.com / TVHR

Guignolée 2021 - 579$ !!!

In December 2021, all proceeds from the sales of the game were given to the Centre d'Action Bénévole d'Iberville Et De La Région to distribute non-perishable food, and goods for people in need.

During this sale, we were able to get 579$ for the charity!

Thank you so much everyone and see you next year! Happy holidays 🎄


This work is based on Charge RPG, product of Fari RPGs, developed and authored by René-Pier Deshaies-Gélinas, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
This work is also based on Blades in the Dark (found at http://www.bladesinthedark.com/), product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this tabletop rpg you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Trouble at Santa's Workshop.pdf 3 MB
Des ennuis à l'atelier du père Noël.pdf 3 MB
Problemas en el taller de Santa.pdf 3 MB
Guai nel Laboratorio di Babbo Natale.pdf 3 MB

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This game was so cute!  I played with my 3yo around Christmas-time, and we had a lot of fun - it led to some awesome adventures stopping the workshop reactor from melting down and helping guide Santa's sleigh. There's a full review below, and this was a great holiday game to play with my family.  Also, thank you for running a charity event with this in 2021 - that was very kind to do with your game.