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10 Best Literature Based Board Games For Book Worms

As much as we love board games, we love to dive into a good book from as well and here at Board Games Messiah, we decided to explore the best literature based board games available.

These board games are based around popular books. Great to get book lovers into board gaming and vice versa.

10 Best Literature Based Board Games For Book Worms

1. Pillars of the Earth

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If you’re a fan of strategy games, you will enjoy this one. Based on the book with the same name. You’re in England at the beginning of the 12th century and the Prior Phillip of Kingsbridge has a glorious vision to build the largest, most beautiful cathedral in England.

2. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Board Game

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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective puts your right in the shoes of Sherlock solving original mysteries that feel like the original stories. This is a game that requires several hours of concentration, note taking, discussing, theorizing, and guessing.

3. A Game Of Thrones Board Game

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A Game Of Thrones board game is a strategy board game based on the bestselling fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game draws players into a war-torn world of sun-scorched sands, lush forests, and chilling northlands.

4. Once Upon A Time Board Game

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This literature based board game isn’t based on any particular work on literature, but it involves story telling and constructing your own fairy tale. It’s a lot of fun to play and very memorable.

5. Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game

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A card game with elegantly designed cards, full of heroines, suitors, events, and character cards. The object of the game is to accumulate the most points.

6. Tales Of The Arabian Nights Board Game

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In Tales of the Arabian Nights, you are the hero or heroine in a story of adventure and wonder like those told by Scheherazade to her spellbound sultan in the original Arabian Nights book. The theme is excellent, and the game really delivers a fun feeling of adventure.

7. The Little Prince: Make Me a Planet Board Game

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In The Little Prince: Make me a planet, each player will build his own planet to provide a beautiful home for the dear animals of The Little Prince.

8. Beowulf: The Legend Board Game

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Beowulf, the Legend, invites you to accompany the mighty hero as one of his brave comrades.

9. Dune: The Board Game

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This game was a movie tie-in and features artwork screenshots from the Lynch movie on the status cards. In this negotiation-based game, you’ll hunt for spice, battle other players’ armies and giant sand worms, and fight the elements along with the best of them, while trying to secure the lion’s share of the territory for yourself.

10. Lord of the Rings: The Board Game

Literature Based Board Games

The Lord of the Rings board game is something of a classic. It’s a difficult, engaging, and fun board game for a group to play. It’s a cooperative game, meaning players work together on the same team, with each player being a different hobbit with a unique ability and contribution to the quest.

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