The best games where you can choose based on a narrative / paragraph 2023

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 2023.

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 2023

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 127 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated

    All details for the board game Clank!: Legacy – Acquisitions Incorporated and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  2. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games

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    More details for Legacy of Dragonholt
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  3. Forgotten Waters

    All details for the board game Forgotten Waters and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 120 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!48€ atAmazon.de
  4. Welcome to the Moon

    All details for the board game Welcome to the Moon and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 25 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Crime Zoom: A Deadly Writer

    All details for the board game Crime Zoom: A Deadly Writer and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Sleeping Gods

    All details for the board game Sleeping Gods and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen

    All details for the board game Crime Zoom: Bird of Ill Omen and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. 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
    👍 Good price!50€ atAmazon.de

    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
  9. Scythe

    All details for the board game Scythe and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 10.

    More details for Scythe
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 115 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!70€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Scythe

    • YouTube Review for the game "Scythe" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    All details for the board game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    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
  11. Tales of the Arabian Nights

    All details for the board game Tales of the Arabian Nights and similar games
    • 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
  12. T.I.M.E Stories

    All details for the board game T.I.M.E Stories and similar games

    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
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de

    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
  13. Crime Zoom: His Last Card

    All details for the board game Crime Zoom: His Last Card and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Adventure Games: The Dungeon

    All details for the board game Adventure Games: The Dungeon and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  15. Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon

    All details for the board game Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!105€ atAmazon.de
  16. Near and Far

    All details for the board game Near and Far and similar games

    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
  17. Above and Below

    All details for the board game Above and Below and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. 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
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  19. Bubble Stories

    All details for the board game Bubble Stories and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Wonder Book

    All details for the board game Wonder Book and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wonder Book
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!67€ atAmazon.de
  21. Vienna Connection

    All details for the board game Vienna Connection and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

    All details for the board game Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 4.

    More details for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. This War of Mine: The Board Game

    All details for the board game This War of Mine: The Board Game and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for This War of Mine: The Board Game
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  24. Aventuria: Adventure Card Game

    All details for the board game Aventuria: Adventure Card Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!38€ atAmazon.de
  25. Maracaibo

    All details for the board game Maracaibo and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. Adventure Games: The Gloom City File

    All details for the board game Adventure Games: The Gloom City File and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  27. Aftermath

    All details for the board game Aftermath and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Aftermath

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aftermath" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Adventure Games: Im Nebelreich

    All details for the board game Adventure Games: Im Nebelreich and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  29. Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

    All details for the board game Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master

    All details for the board game Choose Your Own Adventure: War with the Evil Power Master and similar games
    • 1 - 99 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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