ACE Gamebooks

Old school adventure gamebooks, in which YOU are the hero, with a modern twist. Nightmarish realms, steampunk weirdness, and prehistoric piracy! Read the Classics as you have never read them before!


ALICE’S NIGHTMARE IN WONDERLAND
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Kev Crossley
First published by Snowbooks in 2015

Several years after the events of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself back in Wonderland and called upon to save the world of playing cards and talking animals from the increasingly deranged Queen of Hearts. But all is not as it first appears in the fluctuating dream world and soon Alice is battling to save herself from the nightmare that is rapidly overtaking the realm.

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Alice hadn’t drunk from the bottle labelled ‘Drink Me’, or if she hadn’t joined the Hatter, the March Hare, and the Dormouse for tea? Well now you can find out.

In Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland, YOU decide which route Alice should take, which perils to risk, and which of Wonderland’s strange denizens to fight. But be warned – whether Alice succeeds in her quest or meets a dire end as the nightmare escalates will be down to the choices YOU make. Are you ready to go back down the rabbit-hole?

Also available: Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book, Alice's Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book Two: Through the Looking-Glass and the Horrors Alice Found There.
Foreign language editions: Czech, German.


THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Kev Crossley
First published by Snowbooks in 2017

The Wicked Wizard of Oz is a portal to the Marvellous Land of Oz, in which you take on the role of the one of the protagonists of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as they embark upon a new and perilous quest, as they find themselves called upon to save the world once more.

Hunted by the Wicked Witch of the West's winged monkeys and joined by her friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion – Dorothy Gale sets off for the Emerald City. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, will you uncover the secrets of The Wicked Wizard of Oz?

YOU decide which route to take, which perils to risk, and which of Oz’s strange denizens to fight. But be warned – whether you succeed in your quest or meet a dire end, somewhere over the rainbow, will be down to the choices YOU make. Are you ready to return to Oz?

Also available: The Wicked Wizard of Oz Special Edition HardbackThe Wicked Wizard of Oz Colouring Book.
Foreign language editions: Czech, German.
Resources: Errata, Play as the Wizard and the Wicked Witch of the West.


NEVERLAND – HERE BE MONSTERS!
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Kev Crossley
First published by Snowbooks in 2019

On the 15th April, 1912, during her maiden voyage, the RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg. 1,503 people died, including passengers and crew. But 706 people survived, among them Wendy Darling and her dog Nana...

Separated from the rest of her family, Wendy's lifeboat is washed up on the shore of a mysterious island – a place lost in time – home to creatures long thought extinct, a forgotten tribe, and a boy who can never grow up. But the notorious pirate Captain James Hook and his crew have also found their way to Neverland, and the island is angry...

In NEVERLAND – Here Be Monsters! YOU decide which route to take, which perils to risk, and which of the island’s strange, prehistoric denizens to fight. Play as shipwreck survivor Wendy Darling, automaton avenger Peter Pan, heroic hunter Tiger Lily, or plundering pirate Captain James Hook. But be warned – whether you succeed in your quest or meet a dire end will be down to the choices YOU make. Will you manage to escape from Neverland?

Also available: NEVERLAND - Here Be Monsters! Special Edition Hardback
Foreign language editions:
Resources: NEVERLAND - Here Be Monsters! Adventure Sheet


BEOWULF BEASTSLAYER
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Russ Nicholson
First published by Snowbooks in 2019

King Hrothgar’s great golden mead-hall, Heorot, lies under a curse; after sunset, the mirth-hating night-stalker Grendel comes to the hall to maim and murder! None are capable of killing the monster, though many have tried, until one day, Beowulf and his company of Geatish warriors cross the sail-road and land on Danish shores...

Beowulf Beastslayer is a gateway to the mythic world of the Scandinavian sagas. Once inside its pages, you will find yourself travelling to Heorot to embark upon a thrilling epic quest of your own.

Beowulf Beastslayer is a brand new take on the Anglo-Saxon epic, re-imagining the events described in the poem as an adventure gamebook. YOU decide which route to take, which perils to risk, and which of the strange creatures you will meet along the way to fight. But whether you survive your quest and rise to the level of lauded hero - and maybe even king - or succumb to the likes of the monster Grendel and his sea-hag mother, will be down to the choices YOU make.

Will you follow the course of events as laid down by the scops and skalds of old – battling the fiend Grendel, his dam, and the fire-tongued dragon – or will you choose a different path and forge your own legend?

Beowulf Beastslayer! A tale of heroes... A tale of monsters... A legend reborn!

"The perfect reworking of England's greatest epic." ~ Dr. Janina Ramirez.

"An exciting interactive experience of one of the greatest epics of all time." ~ Prof. Dr. Oliver M. Traxel.

Also available: Beowulf Beastslayer Special Edition Hardback
Foreign language editions:
Resources: Beowulf Beastslayer Adventure Sheet


'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas
Written by Jonathan Green ~ Illustrated by Tony Hough
First published by Snowbooks in 2019


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...

And then the clock strikes thirteen and you wake to hear a thud downstairs. Investigating, you discover that your home has been invaded by two red-cloaked, and bearded, strangers. Before you know what is happening, Krampus the Christmas Devil has abducted Santa Claus, and it's up to you to save Saint Nick before Christmas Day dawns and the cruel, birch-wielding, goat-leggéd one usurps the generous gift-giver's position, taking his place forever.

He knows if you've been good or bad, so be good for goodness sake...

Throughout the course of the adventure, YOU decide which path to take, which risks to brave, and even which of the strange creatures you will meet along the way to engage in battle. Success is by no means certain and you may well fail to complete the adventure at your first attempt. However, with experience, skill, and maybe even a little luck, each new attempt should bring you closer to your ultimate goal. But whether you succeed in your quest will be down to the choices YOU make.

'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas is a darkly festive fantasy adventure in which YOU, the reader, must battle the anti-Santa Krampus to save Father Christmas, and the festive season itself. Along the way you will take part in a dramatic sleigh ride and encounter various mythological Yuletide entities, before finally battling your way through Santa's workshop at the North Pole - if YOU make it that far!

Also available: 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas Special Edition Hardback
Foreign language editions:
Resources: 'TWAS - The Krampus Night Before Christmas Adventure Sheet

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