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List of famous gamebook books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular gamebook books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best gamebook novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Beyond the Nightmare Gate is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Page Beyond the Nightmare Gate is the third book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, ...more

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Castle Death is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Castle Death is the seventh book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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Caverns of the Snow Witch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Livingstone Caverns of the Snow Witch single-player roleplaying gamebook, written by Ian Livingstone, illustrated by Gary Ward and Edward Crosby and originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books. It was ...more

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City of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Livingstone City of Thieves is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Ian Livingstone and illustrated by Iain McCaig. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1983, the title is the fifth gamebook in ...more

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Cup Of Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels

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Dawn of the Dragons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Dawn of the Dragons is the eighteenth book of the Lone Wolf book series. As with all of the later Lone Wolf books numbered thirteen through twenty, the North American editions of these books are ...more

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Deathtrap Dungeon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Livingstone Deathtrap Dungeon is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Ian Livingstone, and illustrated by Iain McCaig. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1984, the title is the sixth gamebook ...more

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Escape is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Fire on the Water is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Fire on the Water is the second installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. It is the installment where Lone Wolf receives the legendary Sommerswerd.

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Flight from the Dark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Flight from the Dark is the first installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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Grey Star the Wizard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Page, Joe Dever Grey Star the Wizard is the first book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for ...more

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House of Danger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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House of Hell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Steve Jackson House of Hell is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Steve Jackson, illustrated by Tim Sell and originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books. It was later republished by Wizard Books ...more

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Hyperspace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Edward Packard

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Inside UFO 54-40 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Edward Packard

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Island of the Lizard King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Livingstone Island of the Lizard King is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Ian Livingstone, and illustrated by Alan Langford. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1984, the title is the ...more

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Journey Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Lost on the Amazon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Mydnight's Hero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Mydnight's Hero is the twenty-third book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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Mystery of the Maya is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Prisoner of the Ant People is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Race Forever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Return to Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Ruanon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
James M. Stewart

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Rune War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Rune War is the twenty-fourth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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Scorpion Swamp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Steve Jackson Scorpion Swamp is a single-player adventuring gamebook written by Steve Jackson, illustrated by Duncan Smith and originally published in 1984 by Puffin Books. It forms part of Steve Jackson and ...more

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Secret of the Pyramids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Richard Brightfield

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Shadow on the Sand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever Shadow on the Sand is the fifth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the "Kai" portion of the series.

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Silver Wings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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Starship Traveller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Steve Jackson Starship Traveller is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Steve Jackson and illustrated by Peter Andrew Jones. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1983, the title is the fourth ...more

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Struggle Down Under is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Shannon Gilligan

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The Abominable Snowman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
R. A. Montgomery

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The All Seeing One is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Nick Robinson

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The Buccaneers of Shadaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Buccaneers of Shadaki was the twenty second book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series.

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The Captives of Kaag is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Captives of Kaag is the fourteenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. As with most of the later books in the series, this one is illustrated by Brian Williams.

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The Cauldron of Fear is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Cauldron of Fear is the ninth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. Starting with this book, long-time illustrator Gary Chalk was replaced with Brian Williams.

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The Cave of Time is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Edward Packard

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The Caverns of Kalte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Caverns of Kalte was the third book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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The Chasm of Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Chasm of Doom is the fourth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and illustrated by Gary Chalk.

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The Citadel of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Steve Jackson The Citadel of Chaos is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, and illustrated by Russ Nicholson. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1983, the ...more

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The Crown of King Alin IV is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Vincent Darlage

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The Curse of Naar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Curse of Naar is the twentieth book in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. This is the final book in the "Grand Master" series, and the last one released ...more

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The Darke Crusade is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Darke Crusade is the fifteenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

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The Deathlord of Ixia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever, John Grant The Deathlord of Ixia was the seventeenth book of the Lone Wolf book series, written by Joe Dever and now illustrated by Brian Williams.

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The Dungeons of Torgar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Dungeons of Torgar is the tenth book in the Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. These later books are illustrated by Brian Williams.

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The Fall of Blood Mountain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Joe Dever The Fall of Blood Mountain is the twenty-sixth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.

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The First Olympics is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ben M. Baglio

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The Forbidden Castle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Edward Packard

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The Forbidden City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Page The Forbidden City is the second book in the World of Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever and written by Ian Page. It is one of four books in the mini-series and features Grey Star, for ...more

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The Forest of Doom is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Gamebook Books and Novels
Ian Livingstone The Forest of Doom is a single-player adventure gamebook written by Ian Livingstone, and illustrated by Malcolm Barter. Originally published by Puffin Books in 1983, the title is the third ...more