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I've slowly, but surely, been getting my friends away from whipping out CaH every break we have. I introduced them to Love Letter first and they loved it, then Hanabi, Forbidden Island, and Castle Panic. They loved all of them. I will probably bring The Grizzled next week for them and eventually BaHotH.

Is there anything that would be a really good game to buy for our group. We really just love story elements and narration/thematics. We love competition equally as much as Coop so any suggestions would be great.
 
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Chris Ferejohn
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Mansions of Madness maybe? The addition of the app makes it pretty simple to play. There is a lot of...stuff so that might make it feel overwhelming.
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Above and Below

Its competitive, has nice little story elements as you explore and isn't too mentally taxing.
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I think Agents of SMERSH is what you're looking for. Storytelling like Tales of the Arabian Nights, but there is an actual game involved. Lots of laughs and a slightly-over-the-top James-Bond-esque theme. The game itself is co-op and pretty easy to learn.
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while not strictly a great fit for your question - I'm betting your group would enjoy Sheriff of Nottingham
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Maybe Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game or any of the D&D games such as Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game and don't forget Legends of Andor hope these help.
 
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Justin S.
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It might be a little heavy, but Mice and Mystics is a good story driven game.
 
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Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Thematic, story driven campaign, RPG elements
 
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If you can get a copy of Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, it kind of has that choose your own adventure feel. You are presented with a scenario and then as a group you decide the best way to tackle it. Although you are not given a set of narratives to read, you kind of develop and experience your own, unique story. Be forewarned, this game is not easy but is super fun.
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SnarksandBoojums wrote:
It might be a little heavy, but Mice and Mystics is a good story driven game.


I so hated that rulebook. It might be a problem for new gamers. The game itself is fine.
 
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1 Lucky Texan wrote:
while not strictly a great fit for your question - I'm betting your group would enjoy Sheriff of Nottingham


I'm sorry, but this game is interesting for one session. Tops.
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Your group could easily play up the story elements in Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu its a fun game with cool minis and is an excellent stepping stone.
 
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+1 for Legends of Andor
 
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Calcapone wrote:
Maybe Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game or any of the D&D games such as Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game and don't forget Legends of Andor hope these help.



I didn't care for the Dungeon & Dragons board games. They're combat oriented dungeon crawlers with any RPG element stripped down to its most simple principals. Despite its random potentials at their basic core they are mind numbingly redundant and can wear thin after awhile. You are basically fighting your way through monsters or hordes of monsters on every tile. Not very imaginative. Very watered down D&D with a strong emphasis on combat (almost a grind-like in nature). IMHO, •yawn• booorrrring!
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