The RP game-book series that defined my childhood finally returns.
What is there to say...the Fabled Lands series makes a change from typical Fighting Fantasy game-books by allowing the player to literally choose their own adventure. From sailing the oceans trading goods and fighting pirates, to following the main quest arcs each book has to offer, to exploring the most hidden of secrets within the world, each book has so much to offer.
The art is amazing (and I hear it's been improved some for the new print run), and writing is sublime, and a number of robust systems allow to game to make lasting changes to the world. There are hours and hours of play to be had with these books, and no experience is ever exactly the same.
I'd recommend this for any parents with young children/teenagers, or either sex. The books are fun, entertaining and promote good reading skills and critical thinking. The perfect Christmas solution to a world of expensive and largely un-stimulating video games