Escaping into another world for a bit, whether it is one that we have created ourselves, co-created, or one constructed by another can be a wholesome break from the humdrum of daily life. However, with the genre being so popular and there being so many ways to get your fantasy fiction fix these days it can be tough to know where to start. Luckily, brave seeker, the guide below is something that can help you take the first steps in your quest. Read on to let the magic begin…
Don’t waste your time searching for the perfect fantasy fix.
As all of the other types of fantasy fun comes from the written word, it only right to start with this point. Reading of the fantasy fiction genre is probably one of the easiest ways to get into a fantasy filled activity. There are some stellar novels out there too on both the adult market like White Wolf By David Gemmell and The Power By Naomi Alderman, as well as the YA market like The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
Of course, traditionally written books are not the only way that you can get your fantasy fix. You can also read fantasy fiction blogs like mine, pick up a choose your own adventure book, or even listen to this genre on audiobook. Something that is guaranteed to liven up other actives such as the washing up or the weekly dust.
Often lovers of the fantasy fiction novel genre also have a passion for the closely related gaming genre too.
In fact, while such games use to be based on fictional works, now they often have such great writers and concept artists that books end up being based on the games!
There also a wide range choice in relation to the platform on which to play your fantasy game as well. There are consoles and PCs which have traditionally been the weapon of choice for role-playing games like the Final Fansty series, and Elder Scrolls.
Then there is a whole wealth of mobile games that are now available with a fantasy theme. Some are RPG like Star Wars Night’s Of The Old Republic and Oceanhorn, and some are more puzzled based on a fantasy element like Monument Valley. You can even join FF15 mobile strategy game to combine a magical steampunk type fantasy with a building and colonisation experience. Something that is a fairly new but very popular and fun addition to the fantasy game genre.
Now, we couldn’t possibly mention fantasy games without giving the nod to board and games such as Dungeons and Dragons and Magic The Gathering and their like. Yes, they are old school, but they are still updated regularly and are definitely worth a try for the fantasy-minded.
Last of all, if you are looking for a slightly more passive fantasy experience,
then don’t forget about all the wonderful box sets that are available out there.
Obviously, the top favourite at the moment is GOT, but there are some, others that you shouldn’t let slip too. These including the old favourite Xena Warrior Princess, the new show American Gods with Ian McShane and the Netflix hit Stranger Things where there are many nods to the genre including the main characters playing D&D themselves.