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J Doe
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I've enjoyed playing this with my kids (8 and 10) and they really love the narrative component of the "story moments". We're about to finish up the last expansion and I was wondering if folks are able to recommend other games that offer similar narrative development? I'm thinking of trying the D&D Adventure Series, but that seems a bit light on story.

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Chris Ferejohn
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Might be too dark for them, but the Arkham Horror card game is great in this regard. Honestly though, the themes in the M&M story are more adult, just a little less, I dunno, creepy? Sanguinary?
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Clayton Helme
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Middara is pretty much a more advanced version of the Mice and Mystics design. There is plenty of narrative between the Encounters in the game, much more than Mice and Mystics, and the story can change in dramatic ways based on player choice and performance. There will also be an app for the game that basically serves as an audiobook for the different sections of narrative.

However, the content is more PG-13 than Mice and Mystics, so there is that to consider.
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Mark Yang
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I haven't played any of the following games, but I know they have strong story elements to them:

Of Dreams & Shadows (2016)
Tales of the Arabian Nights (2009)
Above and Below (2015)
Agents of SMERSH (2012)
T.I.M.E Stories (2015)

I've played this: Mythos Tales (2016) though it may be too dark for the kids.

I think Above and Below or Tales Of Arabian Nights would be good choices.



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Ted W
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For those ages, Above and Below, would be a good fit. It's story-driven in a very different way than Mice and Mystics, though - and there's no tactical combat, and no "you control this one character".

Perhaps consider the Mouse Guard RPG, (to continue the mouse theme) or Dungeons and Dragons starter set?

See this thread on RPGGeek too
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As an "Above & Below" fan, I can vouch for it. It's a fun game, and would be suitable for the family. However, they're not really story moments more like "choose your own adventure mini-puzzles". They are interesting but don't fill the story, narrative, EPIC, feel like M&M does. Above and Below would be good for a casual family night though.

 
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Matthew Cordeiro
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Check out Legends of Andor. It's co-op and has lots of story. It has some monsters, but I'd still call it a family friendly game.
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Greg Burbidge
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Gloomhaven actually has those story moments, where certain actions in a scenario trigger reading a story moment from the book.
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The modules in Myth have a very immersive story to them, but that game is significantly more complicated than Mice & Mystics.
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