The best games based on novels/books 📖 2021

Looking for a really good game based on novels/books 📖? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games based on novels/books 2021.

What are games based on novels/books?

Games based on novels are those that are thematically related to a popular novel or series of novels.

Special novel based board games

We researched a lot of novel based board games and even divided them into special lists. You'll find the games based on novels below.

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List of best games based on novels/books 2021 📖

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 456 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Battle of Legends, Volume One and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

    All details for the board game Love Letter: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Parade

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

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures and similar games
    • 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
  9. Unlock!: Timeless Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Timeless Adventures and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle

    All details for the board game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de
  11. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars and similar games
    • 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
  12. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1985

    More details for Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases
    • 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
  13. A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Night's Watch Starter Set

    All details for the board game A Song of Ice & Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game – Night's Watch Starter Set and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

    All details for the board game Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  17. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Arkham Horror: The Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Arkham Horror: The Card Game
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Arkham Horror: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Mythos Tales

    All details for the board game Mythos Tales and similar games
    • 1 - 10 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Mythos Tales

    • YouTube Review for the game "Mythos Tales" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  19. Gingerbread House

    All details for the board game Gingerbread House and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Gingerbread House

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Gingerbread House" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Treasure Island

    All details for the board game Treasure Island and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Treasure Island
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Treasure Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Watson & Holmes

    All details for the board game Watson & Holmes and similar games
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Watson & Holmes

    • YouTube Review for the game "Watson & Holmes" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  22. Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead

    All details for the board game Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Sherlock

    All details for the board game Sherlock and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sherlock
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

    All details for the board game Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

    • YouTube Review for the game "Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Conan

    All details for the board game Conan and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Conan
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Conan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Conan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  28. Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn

    All details for the board game Hobbit Tales from the Green Dragon Inn and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. The Bottle Imp

    All details for the board game The Bottle Imp and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive

    All details for the board game Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archive and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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