List of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks

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Fighting Fantasy is a series of single-player fantasy roleplay gamebooks created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. The first volume in the series was published by Puffin in 1982, with the rights to the franchise eventually being purchased by Wizard Books in 2002. The series distinguished itself by featuring a fantasy role-playing element, with the caption on each cover claiming each title was "a Fighting Fantasy gamebook in which YOU are the hero!" The popularity of the series led to the creation of merchandise such as action figures, board games, role-playing game systems, magazines, novels and video games.

Fighting Fantasy titles published by Puffin Books (1982-95)[edit]

Main series[edit]

No. Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
1 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain[1][2] Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Peter Andrew Jones Russ Nicholson 400 1982 0-14-031538-1
2 The Citadel of Chaos[1] Steve Jackson Emmanuel (1st)
Ian Miller (2nd)
Russ Nicholson 400 1983 0-14-031603-5
3 The Forest of Doom[3] Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Malcolm Barter 400 1983 0-14-031604-3
4 Starship Traveller[1] Steve Jackson Peter Andrew Jones Peter Andrew Jones 343 1983 0-14-031637-X
5 City of Thieves[3] Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig 400 1983 0-14-031645-0
6 Deathtrap Dungeon[3] Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig 400 1984 0-14-031708-2
7 Island of the Lizard King[3] Ian Livingstone Ian McCaig Alan Langford 400 1984 0-14-031743-0
8 Scorpion Swamp[1] Steve Jackson (USA) Duncan Smith Duncan Smith 400 1984 0-14-031829-1
9 Caverns of the Snow Witch[3] Ian Livingstone Les Edwards Gary Ward &
Edward Crosby
400 1984 0-14-031830-5
10 House of Hell[1] Steve Jackson Ian Miller Tim Sell 400 1984 0-14-031831-3
11 Talisman of Death[4][5] Jamie Thomson
& Mark Smith
Peter Andrew Jones Bob Harvey 400 1984 0-14-031859-3
12 Space Assassin[5] Andrew Chapman Chris Achilleos Geoffrey Senior 400 1985 0-14-031861-5
13 Freeway Fighter[3][5] Ian Livingstone Jim Burns Kevin Bulmer 380 1985 0-14-031710-4
14 Temple of Terror Ian Livingstone Chris Achilleos Bill Houston 400 1985 0-14-031832-1
15 The Rings of Kether Andrew Chapman Terry Oakes Nik Spender 400 1985 0-14-031860-7
16 Seas of Blood Andrew Chapman Rodney Matthews Bob Harvey 400 1985 0-14-031951-4
17 Appointment with F.E.A.R.[1] Steve Jackson Brian Bolland Declan Considine 440 1985 0-14-031922-0
18 Rebel Planet Robin Waterfield Alan Craddock Gary Mayes 400 1985 0-14-031952-2
19 Demons of the Deep Steve Jackson (USA) Les Edwards Bob Harvey 400 1986 0-14-031921-2
20 Sword of the Samurai Mark Smith &
Jamie Thomson
Peter Andrew Jones Alan Langford 400 1986 0-14-032087-3
21 Trial of Champions[3] Ian Livingstone Brian Williams Brian Williams 400 1986 0-14-032039-3
22 Robot Commando[1] Steve Jackson (USA) David Martin Gary Mayes 400 1986 0-14-032152-7
23 Masks of Mayhem Robin Waterfield John Sibbick Russ Nicholson 400 1986 0-14-032154-3
24 Creature of Havoc[1] Steve Jackson Ian Miller Alan Langford 460 1986 0-14-032040-7
25 Beneath Nightmare Castle Peter Darvill-Evans Terry Oakes Dave Carson 400 1987 0-14-032238-8
26 Crypt of the Sorcerer Ian Livingstone Les Edwards John Sibbick 400 1987 0-14-032155-1
27 Star Strider Luke Sharp Alan Craddock Gary Mayes 400 1987 0-14-032265-5
28 Phantoms of Fear Robin Waterfield Ian Miller Ian Miller 400 1987 0-14-032411-9
29 Midnight Rogue Graeme Davis John Sibbick John Sibbick 400 1987 0-14-032378-3
30 Chasms of Malice Luke Sharp Les Edwards Russ Nicholson 400 1987 0-14-032475-5
31 Battleblade Warrior Marc Gascoigne David Gallagher Alan Langford 400 1988 0-14-032412-7
32 Slaves of the Abyss Paul Mason &
Steve Williams
Terry Oakes Bob Harvey 400 1988 0-14-032548-4
33 Sky Lord Martin Allen Les Edwards Tim Sell 400 1988 0-14-032601-4
34 Stealer of Souls Keith Martin Terry Oakes Russ Nicholson 400 1988 0-14-032658-8
35 Daggers of Darkness Luke Sharp Les Edwards Martin McKenna 400 1988 0-14-032675-8
36 Armies of Death Ian Livingstone Chris Achilleos Nik Williams 400 1988 0-14-032486-0
37 Portal of Evil Peter Darvill-Evans David Gallagher Alan Langford 400 1989 0-14-032839-4
38 Vault of the Vampire Keith Martin Les Edwards Martin McKenna 400 1989 0-14-032877-7
39 Fangs of Fury Luke Sharp David Gallagher David Gallagher 400 1989 0-14-032935-8
40 Dead of Night Jim Bambra &
Stephen Hand
Terry Oakes Martin McKenna 400 1989 0-14-034456-X
41 Master of Chaos Keith Martin Les Edwards David Gallagher 400 1990 0-14-034010-6
42 Black Vein Prophecy[1] Paul Mason &
Steven Williams
Terry Oakes Terry Oakes 400 1990 0-14-034057-2
43 The Keep of the Lich Lord[1] Dave Morris &
Jamie Thomson
David Gallagher David Gallagher 400 1990 0-14-034137-4
44 Legend of the Shadow Warriors Stephen Hand Terry Oakes Martin McKenna 400 1991 0-14-034272-9
45 Spectral Stalkers Peter Darvill-Evans Ian Miller Tony Hough 400 1991 0-14-034366-0
46 Tower of Destruction Keith Martin Terry Oakes Pete Knifton 400 1991 0-14-034485-3
47 The Crimson Tide Paul Mason Alan Craddock Terry Oakes 400 1992 0-14-034555-8
48 Moonrunner Stephen Hand Terry Oakes Martin McKenna 400 1992 0-14-034937-5
49 Siege of Sardath Keith P. Phillips Les Edwards Pete Knifton 400 1992 0-14-034947-2
50 Return to Firetop Mountain[2] Ian Livingstone Les Edwards Martin McKenna 400 1992 0-14-036008-5
51 Island of the Undead Keith Martin Terry Oakes Russ Nicholson 400 1992 0-14-036257-6
52 Night Dragon Keith Martin Tony Hough Tony Hough 400 1993 0-14-036407-2
53 Spellbreaker Jonathan Green Alan Langford Alan Langford 400 1993 0-14-036427-7
54 Legend of Zagor Keith Martin (credited
to Ian Livingstone)[6]
Jim Burns &
Martin McKenna
Martin McKenna 400 1993 0-14-036566-4
55 Deathmoor Robin Waterfield Terry Oakes Russ Nicholson 400 1994 0-14-036496-X
56 Knights of Doom Jonathan Green Tony Hough Tony Hough 400 1994 0-14-036978-3
57 Magehunter Paul Mason Ian Miller Russ Nicholson 400 1995 0-14-037013-7
58 Revenge of the Vampire Keith Martin Les Edwards Martin McKenna 400 1995 0-14-037245-8
59 Curse of the Mummy Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 400 1995 0-14-037553-8

Steve Jackson's Sorcery![edit]

No. Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
The Sorcery! Spell Book Steve Jackson Maggie Kneen John Blanche Not applicable 1983 0-14-006793-0
1 The Shamutanti Hills Steve Jackson John Blanche John Blanche 456 1983 0-14-006794-9
2 Kharé - Cityport of Traps Steve Jackson John Blanche John Blanche 511 1984 0-14-006801-5
3 The Seven Serpents Steve Jackson John Blanche John Blanche 498 1984 0-14-031809-7
4 The Crown of Kings Steve Jackson John Blanche John Blanche 800 1985 0-14-031810-0

The Adventures of Goldhawk[edit]

Title Author Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
Darkmoon's Curse Ian Livingstone Simon Dewey Russ Nicholson 83 1995 0-14-036939-2
The Demon Spider Ian Livingstone Simon Dewey Russ Nicholson 73 1995 0-14-036940-6
Mudworm Swamp Ian Livingstone Simon Dewey Russ Nicholson 94 1995 0-14-037069-2
Ghost Road Ian Livingstone Simon Dewey Russ Nicholson TBC 1995 0-14-037070-6

Fighting Fantasy novels[edit]

Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Published ISBN
The Trolltooth Wars Steve Jackson Chris Achilleos Russ Nicholson 1989 0-14-032482-8
Demonstealer Marc Gascoigne Terry Oakes Russ Nicholson 1991 0-14-034395-4
Shadowmaster Ian Livingstone & Marc Gascoigne John Sibbick Russ Nicholson 1992 0-14-032481-X
Zagor Chronicles: Firestorm Carl Sargent (credited to Ian Livingstone) Iain McCaig None 1993 0-14-036864-7
Zagor Chronicles: Darkthrone Carl Sargent (credited to Ian Livingstone) Iain McCaig None 1993 0-14-036865-5
Zagor Chronicles: Skullcrag Carl Sargent (credited to Ian Livingstone) Iain McCaig None 1994 0-14-036866-3
Zagor Chronicles: Demonlord Carl Sargent (credited to Ian Livingstone) Iain McCaig None 1994 0-14-036867-1

Roleplaying game books[edit]

See also Advanced Fighting Fantasy.

Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Published ISBN
Fighting Fantasy - The Introductory
Role-playing Game
Steve Jackson Duncan Smith Duncan Smith 1984 0-14-031709-0
The Riddling Reaver Paul Mason & Steve Williams
(Edited by Steve Jackson)
Peter Andrew Jones Brian Williams &
Leo Hartas
1986 0-14-032156-X
Out of the Pit Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone
(Edited by Marc Gascoigne)
Christos Achilleos Various 1985
1989
0-14-031999-9
0-14-034131-5
Titan - The Fighting Fantasy World Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone
(Edited by Marc Gascoigne)
Christos Achilleos Various 1986
1989
0-14-032127-6
0-14-034132-3
Dungeoneer Marc Gascoigne & Pete Tamlyn John Sibbick John Sibbick 1989 0-14-032936-6
Blacksand! Marc Gascoigne & Pete Tamlyn John Sibbick Russ Nicholson 1990 0-14-034396-2
Allansia Marc Gascoigne & Pete Tamlyn John Sibbick Russ Nicholson 1994 0-14-036051-4

Miscellaneous titles[edit]

Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Published ISBN
Warlock Magazine Various Various Various 1983-1986 N/A
The Tasks of Tantalon Steve Jackson Steven Lavis Steven Lavis 1985 0-19-279792-1
Casket of Souls Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig 1987 0-19-279791-3
Clash of the Princes: The Warrior's Way Andrew Chapman & Martin Allen John Blanche John Blanche 1986 0-14-032196-9
Clash of the Princes: The Warlock's Way Andrew Chapman & Martin Allen John Blanche John Blanche 1986 0-14-032197-7
The Fighting Fantasy Poster Book Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone John Blanche Various 1990 0-14-090220-1
The Fighting Fantasy 10th Anniversary Yearbook Marc Gascoigne Terry Oakes Various 1992 0-14-036290-8

Fighting Fantasy titles published by Wizard Books[edit]

Series 1 (2002-2007)[edit]

No. Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
1 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Martin McKenna Russ Nicholson 400 2002 1-84046-387-2
2 The Citadel of Chaos Steve Jackson Kevin Jenkins Russ Nicholson 400 2002 1-84046-389-9
3 Deathtrap Dungeon Ian Livingstone Mel Grant Iain McCaig 400 2002 1-84046-388-0
4 Creature of Havoc Steve Jackson Les Edwards Alan Langford 460 2002 1-84046-391-0
5 City of Thieves Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Iain McCaig 400 2002 1-84046-397-X
6 Crypt of the Sorcerer Ian Livingstone Les Edwards John Sibbick 400 2002 1-84046-396-1
7 House of Hell Steve Jackson Nicholas Halliday Tim Sell 400 2002 1-84046-417-8
8 The Forest of Doom Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Malcolm Barter 400 2003 1-84046-429-1
9 Sorcery! The Shamutanti Hills Steve Jackson Mel Grant John Blanche 456 2003 1-84046-430-5
10 Caverns of the Snow Witch Ian Livingstone Les Edwards Gary Ward &
Edward Crosby
400 2003 1-84046-432-1
11 Sorcery! Kharé - Cityport of Traps Steve Jackson Mel Grant John Blanche 511 2003 1-84046-433-X
12 Trial of Champions Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Brian Williams 400 2003 1-84046-434-8
13 Sorcery! The Seven Serpents Steve Jackson Mel Grant John Blanche 498 2003 1-84046-435-6
14 Armies of Death Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Nik Williams 400 2003 1-84046-436-4
15 Sorcery! The Crown of Kings Steve Jackson Mel Grant John Blanche 800 2003 1-84046-438-0
16 Return to Firetop Mountain Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 400 2003 1-84046-481-X
17 Island of the Lizard King Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Alan Langford 400 2003 1-84046-491-7
18 Appointment with F.E.A.R. Steve Jackson Brian Bolland Declan Considine 440 2004 1-84046-527-1
19 Temple of Terror Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Bill Houston 400 2004 1-84046-528-X
20 Legend of Zagor Keith Martin (credited
to Ian Livingstone)[6]
Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 400 2004 1-84046-551-4
21 Eye of the Dragon* Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 407 2005 1-84046-642-1
22 Starship Traveller Steve Jackson Chris Moore Peter Andrew Jones 343 2005 1-84046-552-2
23 Freeway Fighter Ian Livingstone Jim Burns Kevin Bulmer 380 2005 1-84046-565-4
24 Talisman of Death Jamie Thomson &
Mark Smith
Martin McKenna Bob Harvey 400 2006 1-84046-566-2
25 Sword of the Samurai Mark Smith &
Jamie Thomson
Mel Grant Alan Langford 400 2006 1-84046-732-0
26 Bloodbones* Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Tony Hough 400 2006 1-84046-765-7
27 Curse of the Mummy Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 400 2007 1-84046-802-5
28 Spellbreaker Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Alan Langford 400 2007 1-84046-807-6
29 Howl of the Werewolf* Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 515 2007 1-84046-838-6
N/A The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
25th Anniversary Edition
Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Peter Andrew Jones Russ Nicholson 400 2007 1-84046-837-8

* - Original stories - not reprints.

Series 2 (2009-2012)[edit]

No. Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
1 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Martin McKenna Russ Nicholson 400 2009 978-1-848310-75-9
2 The Citadel of Chaos Steve Jackson Kevin Jenkins Russ Nicholson 400 2009 978-1-848310-76-6
3 Deathtrap Dungeon Ian Livingstone Mel Grant Iain McCaig 400 2009 978-1-848310-77-3
4 Stormslayer* Jonathan Green Stephen Player Stephen Player 400 2009 978-1-848310-78-0
5 Creature of Havoc Steve Jackson Les Edwards Alan Langford 460 2010 978-1-848311-12-1
6 City of Thieves Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Iain McCaig 400 2010 978-1-848311-13-8
7 Bloodbones Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Tony Hough 400 2010 978-1-848311-19-0
8 Night of the Necromancer* Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 450 2010 978-1-848311-18-3
9 House of Hell Steve Jackson Nicholas Halliday Tim Sell 400 2010 978-1-848311-22-0
10 Eye of the Dragon[2] Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 407 2010 978-1-848311-23-7
11 Howl of the Werewolf Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 515 2010 978-1-848311-94-7
12 Trial of Champions Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Brian Williams 400 2010 978-1-848311-93-0
13 The Forest of Doom Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Malcolm Barter 400 2011 978-1-848312-21-0
14 Curse of the Mummy Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna 400 2011 978-1-848312-43-2
15 Armies of Death Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Nik Williams 400 2011 978-1-848312-34-0
16 Appointment with F.E.A.R. Steve Jackson Brian Bolland Declan Considine 440 2011 978-1-848312-44-9
N/A Blood of the Zombies* Ian Livingstone Greg Staples Kevin Crossley 400 2012 978-1-848314-05-4

* - Original stories - not reprints.

Fighting Fantasy titles published by Snowbooks[edit]

Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Published ISBN
YOU Are The Hero:
A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Jonathan Green Martin McKenna various 2014 978-1-909679-38-2 Hardcover
978-1-909679-36-8 Paperback
Official Fighting Fantasy Colouring Book 1:
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Peter Andrew Jones Russ Nicholson 2016 978-1-911390-04-6 Hardcover
978-1-911390-03-9 Paperback
Official Fighting Fantasy Colouring Book 2:
The Forest of Doom
Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Malcolm Barter 2016 978-1-911390-06-0 Hardcover
978-1-911390-05-3 Paperback
Official Fighting Fantasy Colouring Book 3:
Deathtrap Dungeon
Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Ian McCaig 2016 978-1-911390-10-7 Hardcover
978-1-911390-09-1 Paperback
Official Fighting Fantasy Colouring Book 4:
City of Thieves
Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig 2016 978-1-911390-08-4 Hardcover
978-1-911390-07-7 Paperback
YOU Are The Hero Part 2:
A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Jonathan Green Chris Achilleos various 2017 978-1-911390-44-2 Hardcover
978-1-911390-45-9 Paperback

Fighting Fantasy titles published by Scholastic[edit]

No. Title Author(s) Cover Art Interior Art Sections Published ISBN
1 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Steve Jackson &
Ian Livingstone
Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407181-30-1
2 City of Thieves Ian Livingstone Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407181-26-4
3 The Citadel of Chaos Steve Jackson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407181-25-7
4 The Forest of Doom Ian Livingstone Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407181-28-8
5 House of Hell Steve Jackson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407182-00-1
6 The Port of Peril* Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig (Hardcover)
Robert Ball (Paperback)
Vlado Krizan 400 2017 978-1-407184-29-6 Hardcover
978-1-407181-29-5 Paperback
7 Creature of Havoc Steve Jackson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 460 2018 978-1-407186-18-4
8 Deathtrap Dungeon Ian Livingstone Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2018 978-1-407181-27-1
9 Appointment with F.E.A.R. Steve Jackson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 440 2018 978-1-407186-17-7
10 Island of the Lizard King Ian Livingstone Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 400 2018 978-1-407186-20-7
11 Sorcery! The Shamutanti Hills Steve Jackson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 456 2018 978-1-407186-21-4
12 The Gates of Death* Charlie Higson Robert Ball Vlado Krizan 470 2018 978-1-407186-30-6
13 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018
14 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018
15 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018
16 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018
17 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018
18 TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC 2018


* - Original stories - not reprints.

Other media[edit]

Boardgames[edit]

Title Publisher Designer Artist Published
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Games Workshop Steve Jackson Peter Andrew Jones (box), Dave Andrews 1986
Legend of Zagor Parker Bros. & Hasbro Ian Livingstone Jim Burns (box), Martin McKenna 1993

Electronic gamebooks and computer games[edit]

Some gamebooks were released as home computer games or as applications for smartphones.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Clute, John; Grant, John (1999). The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (2nd ed.). Macmillan. p. 511. ISBN 0-312-19869-8.
  2. ^ a b c Tresca, Michael J. (2010). The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games. McFarland. p. 104. ISBN 0-7864-5895-X.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Clute, Grant (1999) p. 588.
  4. ^ Marshall, Margaret Richardson (1988). An introduction to the world of children's books (2nd ed.). Gower. p. 43. ISBN 0-566-05461-2.
  5. ^ a b c New Society. 76. New Society Ltd. 1986. p. 6.
  6. ^ a b Green; Jonathan (2014) You Are the Hero: A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. Snowbooks Ltd, p. 164. ISBN 9-781909-679368

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