Group DescriptionIn the plainest sense, gamebooks are
Famous non-amateur gamebook systems (with groups of their own) include Fighting Fantasy, the Way of the Tiger and Lone Wolf. This group is a catch-all for other published gamebook conversions, at one time actually playable with a book or magazine, pencil and pair of dice, now adapted to a computer medium. (Gamebooks never published in any physical form, even self-published, belong to the groups Amateur gamebook conversions or the more general Choose-your-own-adventure games.
Please note that not every gamebook conversion will feature CYOA or gamebook gameplay, often straying from a faithful path in order to exploit other gaming mechanisms or just saddle a licensed property with an existing engine in a different genre, but the majority of them will.
Front cover for Zork: The Cavern of Doom
Front cover for Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game
Front cover for Lone Wolf: The Mirror of Death
Front cover for Enemy of Chaos
Front cover for Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries 2: The Black River Emerald
Screenshot from A Story as You Like It
Screenshot from Zork: The Cavern of Doom
Screenshot from Kingdom of Loathing: The Home Game
Screenshot from Quicksilver Fantasies Solo Gaming Adventures
Screenshot from Paranoia