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Choose Your Own Series Title

In my recent encounters with dead tree hyperfiction, I’ve noticed that most writers name their series and/or add a subtitle to make it clear that the story is non-linear. I thought it might be worthwhile to list the notable ones, as an aid to choosing your own series title. Most of these have not been trademarked or used recently, so don’t feel like one is off-limits without further research—or you can just mix up the words adventure, choose, destiny, path, and way. I included some foreign-language titles when the translation (mine) was interesting.

  • 1000 Gefahren (1000 Adventures)
  • 1001 Stories
  • Aventuras fantásticas (Fantasty Adventures/Fighting Fantasy)
  • Adventure Begins Here
  • An Adventure for You to Share with Rupert
  • The Adventures of You (1976–1977)
  • Adventure Paths
  • Alternative Storyline Pathways
  • Alternity (an RPG)
  • Avalon Solo Adventures
  • Battle Quest
  • BattleBooks
  • Be an Interplanetary Spy
  • Being an Adventure of Your Own Choosing
  • Branching Path Books
  • Career Adventures
  • Change the Game
  • Choice Adventures
  • The Choice is Yours
  • Choices
  • Choose a Path
  • Choose Your Boyfriend
  • Choose Your Destiny
  • Choose Your Doom
  • Choose Your Fate
  • Choose Your Own Adventure (1979–1998, 2005–present)
  • Choose Your Own Career Adventure
  • Choose Your Own Ending
  • Choose Your Own Fate
  • Choose Your Own Horrible History
  • Choose Your Own Journey
  • Choose Your Own Magic
  • Choose Your Own Mindf*ck Fest
  • Choose Your Own Misadventure
  • Choose Your Own Misery
  • Choose Your Own Nightmare
  • Choose Your Own Romance
  • Choose Your Own Story
  • Choose Your Path
  • Chooseable-Path Adventures
  • Chooseomatic Books (and Games)
  • Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventures
  • Crossroads
  • Date With Destiny Adventures
  • Decide Your Destiny
  • Decide Your Own Adventure
  • The Decision is Yours
  • DestinyQuest
  • Detective’s Choice
  • Do-It-Yourself Jewish Adventures
  • A Do-Over Novel
  • Dragonquest
  • Dream Your Own Romance
  • Duel Master
  • E agora você decide (And Now You Decide/Twistaplot)
  • Endless Quest
  • Explore-A-Quest
  • Explorer
  • The Fabled Lands
  • The Famous Five and You
  • Fantastic Adventures
  • Fighting Fantasy
  • Find Adventure
  • Find Your Fate
  • Find Your (Unfortunate) Fate
  • Find Your Way
  • Follow Your Fates
  • Follow Your Heart
  • Gamebook Adventures
  • Ghost Adventure Games
  • Give Yourself Goosebumps
  • Grailquest
  • Grim Choices
  • Gruesome Gamebooks
  • GURPS (Generic Universal Role Playing System)
  • Have It Your Way
  • HeartQuest
  • How Would You Survive?
  • iHorror
  • Intergalactic Quest
  • It’s Your Call
  • It’s Your Choice
  • Just Make a Choice
  • Kids Can Choose
  • Legendary Journeys
  • Legendmaker
  • Librogame (Book Game)
  • Lifegames
  • Lose Your Own Adventure
  • Make Believe It’s You
  • Make It Happen
  • Make Your Dreams Come True
  • Make Your Fate
  • Make Your Own Adventure
  • Making Choices
  • Miss Adventure
  • Multiple Ending Stories
  • My Journey Books
  • Narnia Solo Games
  • Neither Either nor Or
  • One Way Out Novels
  • Opt For the Path
  • PageQuest
  • Participatory Mystery
  • Party of One
  • Paths of Doom
  • Pick A Path
  • Pick a Path to Adventure
  • Pick A Plot
  • Pick A Villain
  • Pick Any Path
  • Pick Your Own Dream Date
  • Pick-Your-Own-Plot Adventure
  • Pick Your Path
  • Pick Your Poison/Click Your Poison
  • Play Book! (Sports Illustrated For Kids)
  • Play-It-Your-Way Sports Books
  • Plot-It-Yourself
  • Plot-Your-Own
  • Plotbusters
  • Psycho-Paths
  • PuzzleQuest
  • Quest Game Books
  • ReaderActive
  • Reading in Action
  • Real Life Gamebooks
  • A Road Less Travelled
  • RoleBook
  • Sagaland
  • Select Your Own Choose-Venture!
  • Sherlock Holmes Solo Mysteries
  • Silly Xball Sportsmysteries
  • The Solo Dungeon
  • Soloquest/Runequest
  • Solve it Yourself
  • Stake Your Destiny
  • Starlight Adventures
  • Stepping into the Bible
  • Storymaze
  • Storytrails
  • Strive to Survive
  • Survival
  • Survive Your Own Adventure
  • Swordquest
  • Take Control
  • Taletwisters
  • Tangled Tales
  • Thrilling Adventures in Space
  • Track It Yourself Adventures
  • Tracker Books (1972–1980)
  • Tricky Journeys
  • Tu ets l’autor (You Are the Author)
  • Turning Points
  • Twistaplot
  • Twisted Journeys
  • Twisted Tales
  • Two-Fisted Fantasy
  • U-Ventures
  • Ultimate Ending
  • Vidaventura (Life Adventure)
  • Virgin Adventures
  • Virtual Murder
  • Virtual Reality/Critical IF
  • Viver ou Morrer (Live or Die)
  • Vivez l’aventure (Live the Adventure)
  • Você é o Herói (You are the Hero)
  • Votre passepeur pour un horrible cauchemar (Your Passport to a Horrible Nightmare)
  • What Do I Do Now?
  • What If Books
  • What Would You Do?
  • What’s Your Story? (BBC)
  • Whatever You Want
  • Which Way?
  • Which Way Books
  • Who-Done-It Adventure Game
  • Wizards, Warriors & You
  • Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure
  • Woven Paths
  • You Are the Star
  • You Are There
  • You Call the Play (Sports Illustrated for Kids)
  • You Choose
  • You Choose the Way
  • You Choose X/Interactive X Adventures
  • You Decide How to Survive!
  • You Decide on the Adventure
  • You Decide What Happens
  • You Make It Happen
  • You Say Which Way
  • Your First Adventure
  • Your Party Needs You
  • Zigzag/Pick-A-Path
  • Zork

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg

Don’t forget to toss in the bog-standard explanation of how to read a CYOA story at the beginning.