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Surprising stories behind the games you know and love to play.
Journey through 8,000 years of history, from Ancient Egyptian Senet and Indian Snakes and Ladders, right up to role-play, fantasy and hybrid games of the present day.
More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern. Every chapter is full of insightful anecdotes exploring everything from design and acquisition to game play and legacy.
About the Author
Ian Livingstone, CBE, is the cofounder of a series of role-playing gamebooks, Fighting Fantasy, and the author of
many books within that series. The series has sold more than 18 million copies. He is also one of the cofounders
of prominent game company Games Workshop. Ian has also invented several board games, including Boom Town, Judge Dredd, Automania, Legend of Zagor, and Dragonmasters.