Barda is a TV programme in which children are sent off on quests into the magic realm of Barda. The programme originated in Danmark, where it was aired for the first time in 2005. It is produced by the TV production company EYEWORKS. The concept was developed by role-player Martin Rauff-Nielsen along with producers Mette Mailand and Mariella Harpelunde Jensen.
The concept was sold to the Swedish TV station SVT, and to the Norwegian TV station NRK.
According to Martin Rauff-Nielsen, the idea behind Barda was to popularise roleplaying games for children between age 6-12. Although the link has never been truly proved, it is fair to assume that Barda is the main reason why Danish children's larps have gone from being an underground activity to becoming a well-known and accepted hobby for children.