Do you have someone in your circle of friends or family who loves to read, but want to give something other than a book for a change? Or do you have a friend who is addicted to books, but would like to convince you that board games are just as much fun? Then we have 6 tips for you! These games are perfect for people who like to read because they all revolve around a story. With these gift tips you will have a super original gift this holiday season!
Playtime: 45 minutes
Publisher: Geronimo Games
Cartaventura is a card game, but you could almost think of it as a book. Cartaventura is a small game in which you go through different scenarios with multiple endings. The game consists of cards with a story on them. In Cartaventura Lhasa you travel from India to Tibet in the footsteps of an explorer. In this story you have to make several choices. The story guides you through the game, as you don't even need a rule book! This little game is perfect as a gift during the holidays for someone who likes to read. Cartaventura Lhasa is part of a series, also take a look at Cartaventura Vinland!
Playtime: 90-150 minutes
Publisher: Lucky Duck Games
Are you looking for a gift for someone who likes to read dark fantasy stories? Then look no further, because Destinies might just be the perfect gift! Destinies is a story driven adventure game set in a dark, medieval fantasy world. The game works with an online app. You play the game with cards, beautiful miniatures and the app. While playing you scan cards, visit places through the app and walk through a story where making the right choices is crucial. The stories have different possibilities and outcomes which makes the replayability reasonably high. You can play this game solo or together with a maximum of 2 other players.
3. Near and Far
Playtime: 90-120 minutes
Publisher: Red Raven Games
Near and Far is a great game, but we personally like the story in this game the most. This makes Near and Far perfect for someone who likes to read. This is because the game comes with a mega thick book that contains a complete campaign. In addition, you can also go through the storylines of different characters. The different choices you can make ensure hours of fun. Like a good book, Near and Far makes you want to keep playing to find out how the story continues. This makes us consider Near and Far as the perfect tip for someone who likes to read. With this game you get the best of 2 worlds!
4. Stuffed Fables
Playtime: 60-90 minutes
Publisher: Plaid Hat Games
Stuffed Fables is a game that we would love to give as a gift just because it looks so fun. Fortunately, there are other reasons why we mention Stuffed Fables in this list. As the box itself says, Stuffed Fables is an adventure book game. This means that the game takes place in a book. This book contains the game rules, the story and the game board. So you have everything conveniently stored in one place. Each adventure takes place on different pages of the book. The book contains beautiful and colorful illustrations. The game looks beautiful! Thanks to the beautiful illustrations and colors and the super cute miniatures, you always have a special gift in your hands with Stuffed Fables.
5. Dune House Secrets
Playtime: 90-180 minutes
Publisher: Portal Games
If you have someone in your circle of friends or family who has read the Dune books and perhaps loved the movie as well, then Dune House Secrets is a perfect gift. This narrative board game is set in the world of Dune! Dune House Secrets is a cooperative game. In this game, you will solve different missions together. Together with your fellow players you make choices that have an impact on the story. Little by little you'll discover more about the world of Dune. The game contains 3 full scenarios and a training scenario that will keep you busy for almost 10 hours. This game is a special experience for everyone, but especially for someone who is a fan of the books of Dune! Does this remind you of anyone? Then consider giving Dune House Secrets as a gift during the holidays.
6. Welcome to the Moon
Playtime: 30 minutes
Publisher: Jumping Turtle Games
Welcome to the Moon is an incredibly fun roll & write where the story also plays a role. The story is less present in this game than in the other games, but that doesn't make it less fun. Welcome to the Moon can be played as a regular roll & write, but you can also play a full campaign. In this campaign one player is the captain. This captain reads the story and makes choices. The choices you make and whether you win or lose push the story in a different direction. Perhaps this component is just enough to get that one friend who prefers to read a book to come to the table for a game anyway. But Welcome to the Moon is worth playing even without the story. Definitely a nice gift for this holiday season!