"Der Geheimbund des Schwarzen Auges" (The Secret Society of the Dark Eye) is an offshoot of "Das Schwarze Auge", designed for children starting at age 8. It is also called "DSA Junior".
The starting point in DSA Junior is the City of Books, and the player characters are "book guards". From time to time, the evil characters and monsters in the books try to change the stories. When this happens, the book guards are called and enter the books' stories to battle the villains and set the stories right.
DSA Junior states that the City of Books is set on Aventuria - the main campign world of Das Schwarze Auge, but the canon of the main game does not mention this city.
The rules system is a simplified version of the Das Schwarze Auge basic rules. There are only the five attributes Courage, Strength, Wisdom, Dexterity, and Luck, but no skills. The characters get weapon and spell cards. The spell cards describe the spell effects, the weapon cards depict the number of dice to be rolled in combat. Weapon and spell cards are given out by the game master and can only be used once.
Combat is pretty simple. The players declare what weapon cards they use. They roll the dice indicated by the cards and add the rolls of all characters together. The monsters also have a number of dice. Whichever side has the higher result wins the fight. The losing side flees. Death is not part of the game as it was designed for kids.