A new take on "Choose Your Own Adventure" books
Posted On 28 April 2018
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll probably have had a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, where you read a description of a situation, and then choose between a number of different options that take you to different sections of the book. If you make the right choices you will eventually get to the end and win – and if you die along the way, you can simply start again.
The most recent incarnation of this idea is “7th Continent”, which dispenses with the book. Instead you build a map as you choose between different actions and go from one place to the next, hopefully not getting injured along the way and making it safely to the end.
The game is a really exciting co-operative game, where you take turns to make decisions. The people in your group can decide to help you, or leave you to try things out yourself each turn. That way nobody is forced to do something they feel is the wrong choice in a given situation.
We played the game for the first time last night and it’s really great fun. The save function allows you to stop the game at pretty much any point and restart it another time, returning you to the same point in the game.
If you were a fan of “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, you will probably love “7th Continent” – but please let me know what you think, if you’ve played the game yourself.