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message 1: by Nova (new)

Nova | 32 comments I have always been a big fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure series but have only recently realized that there are many other gamebooks of the choose your path variety beyond the Choose Your Own Adventure series and I'd love to read them. What are some of the other series or books of this format out there?


message 3: by Grey (new)

Grey Wolf | 49 comments J H (Herbie) Brennan was one of the pioneers of the genre in the 1980s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagas_of...
as an example


message 4: by Joseph (last edited Jul 27, 2014 01:44PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 441 comments You might want to take a look at this: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/choo...

And I remember a series call "Pick a Path." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick-a-Path

And here's a list of Choose Your Own Adventures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...


message 5: by Nova (new)

Nova | 32 comments Nathalia wrote: "Night of a Thousand Boyfriends"
That looks hilarious! I'll have to check that one out!


message 6: by Kris (new)

Kris | 32045 comments Mod
That's an interesting question! I've wanted to read a choose-your-path/adventure book.

I've seen Meanwhile by Jason Shiga which is a visual twist on choose-your-path. It's a mostly wordless, maze-like graphic novel.

Here are a few Listopia lists:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7...
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 7: by Scott (new)

Scott I tried a lot of the CYOA knock-offs as a kid and none of them were as good as the original line.


message 8: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 478 comments The Goosebumps book had their own CYOA series:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/4124...


message 9: by Sophie (new)

Sophie (notemily) | 478 comments Oh, and this is a hilarious take on a Hamlet CYOA, with awesome illustrations: To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure


message 11: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4974 comments https://gamebooks.org/ has it all. Books are organized by genre, age group, series, and gameplay method.
An adult book: Life's Lottery.
An adult-themed series I desperately want to read is Lifegames.
Series and lists others have mentioned, with embedded links:
Adult Choose Your Own Adventure Books
Modern Choose Your Own Adventure Books
New CYOA books published by Chooseco
Give Yourself Goosebumps
Twistaplot
Which Way Books
Which Way Secret Door Books
Escape from the Kingdom of Frome
Fighting Fantasy


message 12: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4974 comments Which genre are you interested in?
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure is another wild and silly gamebook, by the author of the Hamlet one. It was a little too much for me.


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