The best games where you can choose based on a narrative / paragraph 2024

Looking for a really good game where you can choose based on a narrative? Then we have just the thing for you: the list with the best "Narrative Choice" games 2024.

What are narrative choice games?

In the games on this list, players are presented with multiple plot choices via a narrative format.

These may be presented in a book with numbered paragraphs as in Tales of the Arabian Nights and Up and Down, or via cards as in Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game.

"Narrative Choice" is sometimes also called "Narrative Paragraph".

List of the best Narrative Choice games 2024

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. We compared 166 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated

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    Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated is an innovative extension of the deck-building game Clank!, incorporating legacy-style elements. Players get the opportunity to establish and grow their own franchise of Acquisitions Incorporated, leading a team of intrepid adventurers on a quest for treasure and corporate fame. The game evolves uniquely across multiple play sessions, creating a personalized adventure campaign.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Lands of Galzyr

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Legacy of Dragonholt

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    Legacy of Dragonholt is an innovative narrative adventure game that transports players to the enchanting Realms of Terrinoth, offering a unique blend of role-playing, adventure, and storytelling without the need for a game master. Designed for one to six players, this game stands out by utilizing the Oracle system to create a rich, interactive story where every decision impacts the unfolding narrative.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Forgotten Waters

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    Forgotten Waters is a captivating board game that plunges players into the whimsical and unpredictable world of pirate adventure. Blending storytelling and strategy, this game stands out for its immersive narrative and engaging gameplay.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Adventure Games: Expedition Azcana

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Welcome to the Moon

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    Welcome to the Moon is an innovative flip-and-write game that evolves the gameplay of its predecessors, Welcome To... and Welcome To New Las Vegas. It takes players on a space colonization adventure, combining familiar mechanisms with new twists and a campaign mode that spans eight unique adventure sheets.

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

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    Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures is a captivating standalone expansion to the renowned detective game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. This expansion brings updated graphics and adds ten new cases set in Victorian-era London for players to solve. It includes essential detective tools such as a "London Directory," a map of London, and newspaper archives to aid in the investigation.

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  9. Sleeping Gods

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    Sleeping Gods is a cooperative, narrative-driven board game that immerses players in an expansive and mysterious world. Set in 1929, players take on the roles of Captain Sofi Odessa and her crew, who are lost at sea aboard the steamship Manticore in the mystical Wandering Sea. Their mission is to awaken the gods to find their way home.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 5.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 1200 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

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    Embark on a captivating journey through Victorian London alongside the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases. This immersive and challenging game allows you to step into the shoes of a detective, matching wits with Holmes himself.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Flashback: Zombie Kidz

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Crime Zoom: A Deadly Writer

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. The 7th Continent

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    In the early 20th century, your fate binds you to the newly discovered seventh continent, haunted by a malevolent curse since your last expedition. The 7th Continent, a captivating solo or cooperative "choose-your-own-adventure" exploration board game, beckons you to chart your course. Choose a character and commence your journey alone or alongside fellow explorers. Drawing inspiration from the Fighting Fantasy book series, unravel the mysteries of this untamed land through a diverse array of terrain and event cards.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 2.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 1000 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Adventure Games: Die drei ??? – Das Geheimnis der Statue

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Tales of the Arabian Nights

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    Tales of the Arabian Nights is a storytelling board game that immerses players in the adventurous world of Arabian folklore, similar to the stories narrated by Scheherazade. This game is less about winning and more about experiencing and sharing a compelling narrative.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Tales of the Arabian Nights
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Tales of the Arabian Nights

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales of the Arabian Nights" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  16. Captive

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 130 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

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    Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game immerses players in the role of true detectives, blending traditional board game elements with modern technology and storytelling. This game offers a unique and interactive experience, as players solve interconnected cases using both physical game components and an online database.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Adventure Games: The Dungeon

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    🔥 Deal: 7% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. T.I.M.E Stories

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    T.I.M.E Stories is a unique narrative-driven board game that blends elements of role-playing, exploration, and puzzle-solving. It offers an immersive experience as players take on the role of temporal agents sent on missions to prevent disruptions in the space-time continuum.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for T.I.M.E Stories
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories

    • YouTube Review for the game "T.I.M.E Stories" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  20. Crime Zoom: His Last Card

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Above and Below

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    Above and Below combines the elements of town-building with an enthralling storytelling experience. Players are tasked with rebuilding their lives and creating a new village after their last one was destroyed by barbarians. The game is set in a unique world where a network of caverns lies beneath the surface, ripe for exploration and adventure.

    Nominated for 9 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Adventure Games: The Grand Hotel Abaddon

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Near and Far

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    Emphasizing storytelling and exploration, Near and Far is a captivating board game where up to four players embark on a quest for the fabled Last Ruin, a city rumored to house an artifact with the power to fulfill the heart's deepest desires. Each player assumes the role of a wanderer with personal motivations, from reuniting with lost family to seeking redemption.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Near and Far
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Near and Far

    • YouTube Review for the game "Near and Far" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  24. Bubble Stories

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

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    Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger brings the page-turning fun of the classic book series to your tabletop. You and your friends dive into a thrilling adventure full of risks, mysteries, and laughter. As you navigate through the story, your choices will lead you down different paths, with the aim to survive the dangers that lurk in the house. The game is designed to be replayed, offering new discoveries and outcomes each time.

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

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    Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon is a deeply immersive and richly themed cooperative board game that combines elements of adventure, exploration, and strategic character development. It is set in a unique world blending Arthurian legends and Celtic mythology.

    Nominated for 14 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. Wonder Book

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

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    Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game immerses 2-5 players into a chilling post-apocalyptic world where a dwindling colony of survivors faces threats both from the relentless undead and the darkest corners of human nature. As leaders of survivor factions, players must grapple with their group's well-being while harboring personal secrets and objectives that may conflict with the common goal. The game is part of the "Crossroads" series by Plaid Hat Games, offering an intense psychological survival experience that tests the bonds of trust and cooperation.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Vienna Connection

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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