I'm a tutor working with a 4th-grader on reading. He reads at a 1st- or 2nd-grade level. He loves video games like Grand Theft Auto.
I need a game that a young boy can read on his own and learn to play. I'll help him, but only after he reads it and gives a good-faith effort to come to our session having an idea what to do.
I play Whitewolf and some GURPS, but looking at those rulebooks, they're pretty densely written and have too many big words. I think this kid is smart enough to handle them, but not as his first foray into RPGs, and they appear so daunting I don't want to turn him off to gaming completely.
He plays violent video games, so I'm not concerned about the violence in the rule books.
Any ideas? I've looked through other beginning gamer questions, and I've found nothing about the reading level of the instructions.