Best Story Board Games of All time
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These are the TOP 10 Story Board games of All-time. In This video we are ranking them to find which one is the best of the best.
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I believe both Oathsworn and Lands of Galzyr would be very high up that list! 4 out of your top 5 here are on my wishlist aswell, glad to see them that high up your list!
Tried forgotten waters with three different groups, no one liked it.
can you guys recommend any story-based competitive games like destines, my gaming group is not into co-op games, thanks … great video
What is the best story game for a starter (as in easy and interesting), also what about arkham horror and mysterium?
Nice list guys although I haven't played most of them 😅I might add Chronicles of Crime or for newer games Lands of Galzyr or ISS Vanguard.
What about Time Stories? Didn't you guys play it or would you rate it less good? Just loved that game.
No Tainted Grail? Shame on you 😉
Hi there! 😁- What about Tinted Grail? I think the settings and the path that you can thake (and the replayability) are some of the most interesting in the group of coop-narrative and explorations, the only downside is that sometimes the combat system and keeping the menhir active breaks too much the pacing of the narration (so after a while we went for the "narrative" less-combat oriented version, great improvement imho). Probably my number 2 at the moment!- Forgotten Waters is my number one at the moment and for some reason I think it isn't played enough and people doesn't know about it! Great story (which is even replayable in same ways) and great balance between story and semi-coop-gameplay. The images help the immersion and the puns and quotes from books/films/games are lot of fun!- I loved TIME Stories, at least some of the chapters. Even though there are some big flaws it's still one of my favourite, (when it came out it was a new and fresh design) and even if it's not replayable I still raccomend it and follow new players with their plays. The blue cicle (the second serie) streamlined a lot of things (for example the time-dice..) and I think it has a lot of potential (the map is not 2×2 anymore), I enjoyed the first 2 chapters! (The "Experience" pack not really interesting, at least for now…)- Tales of the Arabian Night is really fun to me (no more than 3 players) but without caring too much about winning, just having a great time going through the story and laugh days later remembering what happened with that djinn :D- I had in my collection This War of Mine for a lot of time. I think it is a great design and nice conversion-from-videogame-effort but it's too much depressing, even with the "slightly-less-depressing" mode. I'd like to see a super sad movie (didn't want to repeat "depressing"..) once in a while, but I just realized I didn't want to go back to it.- Destinies has one of the best levelling up for this genre and I loved the story and the dark theme, it just felt a little bit random to find the thing that you need for your destiny, sometimes a win wasn't really satisfying: I just go lucky to have the right tool for the right guy in the right place. Still playing the expansions though!- 7th continent is probabily the one with less "story" of the list, it's more exploration and discovery and the effort of the designer is incredible. It really feels as an adventure as you discover the island and it's secrets, with the expansion the survival part is less overwhelming.Finally:- Didn't play Robin Hood enaugh to have some strong feelings but it felt a little bit on the easy side, loved the bag system but not as much the movement (I mean, is it cheating to reach a place 1 hair away? Or do I have to play in a humid place to walk further? 😀 )- I should play Sleeping Gods in a couple of month, we'll se if it'll beat Forgotten Waters.- Detective, Vienna Connection, Chronicles of Crime (love it) are more on the "detective" side. But there are other great games such as Dead of Winter..Ps: I didn't want to write all of this, sorry! Everything started because I wanted to asked about Tinted Grail which I don't hear often about! 😅
Legacy of Dragonholt provides a great story but I'm not sure if it would qualify since it is more of a choose your own adventure/rpg than a board game
You guys are SO underated. One of the best boardgame content out there. Love your videos 🙂
i love this format of ranking them like this. the best way to make a "top 10"
Tainted Grail has an amazing story. You have to house rule some stuff, but over all, it's a fantastic game with an incredible story!
Thankyou for your efforts in bringing theses videos to us. I am looking to buy forgotten waters, my first story based game. I need to know if this game is replayable.
I love your content. Your sleeping gods review inspired me to buy it and I just finished my first campaign yesterday. It was great!!
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting detective? Adventure book (graphic novel style) series like Captive? Pandemic Legacy with those plot twists?
I was also wondering whether Eldritch Horror or Arkham Horror LCG would popup as candidates. Did you think there is not as much emphasis on the story in those games? As mechanically wise they are both #1 😛
Really enjoy watching these videos. You put a lot into them. New sub.
If you get a chance, 100% recommend Roll Player Adventures. The mechanics are average but the story lines and choices makes this game soooooo good. As always thank you for your content. Never miss a video.
Tainted Grail has very good story. Some more, which I have not tried – Near and Far, Above and Below, Legacy of Dragonholt.
Fun list. Great games. Tough decisions to make between some of those.
The Drifter🐴🤠 and Barbarian Prince🗡
For someone who is still kind of new to the hobby which one would you recommend? Never played a story driven game before. Sleeping Gods really calls my attention.
I'm currently playing through King's dilemma with four of my friends. A great list for sure. I'll defenitely consider playing both sleeping gods and forgotten waters at the very least.
Excellent choice of topic and the video covers it well.
This War of Mine is a very special game for me, sharing the insight into the brutality of war, in how it affects real people, allowing them a voice that gets heard too rarely. Being based on real accounts from Sarajevo, the narration puts you in their shoes and the horrific experiences and decisions they faced. It's uncomfortable at times, but those civilians do need to be heard.
Tainted Grail would be another one worth considering. There is a coherent story, written by a professional author, and imo that professionalism shows through. I'm less sold on the gameplay, specifically the combat, but as a solo or 2 player experience I can see it working very well.
Two more to look at when they get released: Isofarian Guard and ISS Vanguard, both with professional voice acting via an app. Based on the crowdfunding examples, ISS Vanguard writing and voice acting appealed much more (Isofarian Guard came across as a little cliched to me). I'm intrigued as to whether such voice acting would help me get enthused about playing solo, as I normally struggle with the concept – I love the social engagement of board gaming.
Do you think Arkham Horror LCG classifies as a story game. Because there is a campaign, in fact multiple campaigns if you buy the expansions. If yes and if you have played it, where would you rank it?
Thanks to your recommendation. I will play my first story game soon this weekend, The Sleeping God. Finally managed to get a copy! Looking forward to it.
I’m a writer that’s relatively new to the board game hobby, so I appreciated the story driven games list. And I especially liked the concept of seeing you two debate where on the list to put each game as opposed to each of you presenting your own competing lists. Do more of those.
Great top list. Always loving those as they bring us so many as to what play next and where to find inspiration. Thanks guys!
I love story games! Have you tried Arkham Horror LCG? That is probably my favourite story game next to Sleeping Gods
Choose your adventure: House of danger was ok. But Arkham Horror: The Carde games is fantastic once you have onvested in a big campaign and created your own characters.
Thanks for putting this video out. I’ve been looking for another story-based game to do with friends. We are just finishing up Betrayal Legacy and that has been a huge blast and we are trying to figure out what to do next. Betrayal Legacy is my definition of where you are there for the story and not the mechanics since so much of it changes from interaction to interaction. Would highly recommend.
Agents of SMERSH is a wonderful 1960s spy thriller game very similar to Arabian Nights but with some good tweaks to give the game more direction. Arabian nights can feel a bit aimless as you wander about randomly and can drag on longer than it needs to. Make sure you play the version with the full book of encounters – there is a basic cards only version that just isn’t as good.
Is there an "introduction to story games" that you would recommend?
Mice & Mystics and Gloomhaven!!!
My girlfriend and me are currently playing detective and after that we have time stories on our list, so I think we are set up for good 😀
What about Tainted Grail??
Love the list. Recently bought Sleeping Gods after watching Your review and I got to say thanks to You guys because it is truly incredible. A little bit fiddly but the story is just excellent.
Also, I am not entirely sure if it is a story game, but Eldritch Horror, at least in my gaming group, has produced some of the best and funniest stories ever. I guess there is some story on the cards but the stories we make while playing it are mostly made up amongst ourselves that sort of connect and continue with each play. So, yeah, even though it might technically not count as a story game, it is by far my favorite that type of game, because in terms of mechanics it is quite basic but in terms of having a good time and making up stupid stories while fighting Lovecraftian monsters it is awesome 🙂