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.

Board games based on other media

List of best games based on novels/books 2021 📖

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 423 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Unmatched: Cobble & Fog

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Cobble & Fog and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot

    All details for the board game Unmatched: Robin Hood vs. Bigfoot and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  5. Dune: Imperium

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

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!43€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  7. Unlock!: Timeless Adventures

    All details for the board game Unlock!: Timeless Adventures and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de
  9. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Parade

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  10. 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
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  11. The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet

    All details for the board game The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. 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
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  13. Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

    All details for the board game Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger and similar games
    • Players1 - 99 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Call to Adventure

    All details for the board game Call to Adventure and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Call to Adventure

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  16. 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
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Arkham Horror: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Arkham Horror: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  17. Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Treasure Island

    All details for the board game Treasure Island and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Treasure Island
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!47€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Treasure Island

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  19. Mythos Tales

    All details for the board game Mythos Tales and similar games
    • Players1 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Mythos Tales

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  20. Watson & Holmes

    All details for the board game Watson & Holmes and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Watson & Holmes

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  21. Gingerbread House

    All details for the board game Gingerbread House and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Gingerbread House

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  22. Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

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  23. Conan

    All details for the board game Conan and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Conan
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Conan

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  24. Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

    All details for the board game Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft

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  25. Sherlock

    All details for the board game Sherlock and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Sherlock
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Sherlock

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  26. Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead

    All details for the board game Bang! The Dice Game: The Walking Dead and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Eldritch Horror

    All details for the board game Eldritch Horror and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Eldritch Horror
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime120 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Eldritch Horror

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Eldritch Horror" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
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  28. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!11€ atAmazon.de

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

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  29. The Bottle Imp

    All details for the board game The Bottle Imp and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Elder Sign

    All details for the board game Elder Sign and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Elder Sign
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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