Gamebooks review: Malice from the Middle Vale and The Demon Sorcerer

Yes, I know, this site is mainly to do with boardgame design. However, these two gamebooks are interesting because they are both from first-time designers (at least of gamebooks), they were both self-published and, like boardgames, they are physical products. Indeed, I think there is a lot in common between boardgames and gamebooks, not least... Continue Reading →

A Guide to Gamebooks for Boardgame Designers

On Christmas Day 1982, I received a book called the Warlock of Firetop Mountain as a present and I was hooked. Over the next 3 or 4 years I bought and played a number of Fighting Fantasy and other gamebooks. I kept the books and replayed some of them several years ago, but recently I... Continue Reading →

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