The Book of Adventure Games

I stumbled upon this book last year at one of those city-wide book sales. The adventure games referred to in the book’s title are text adventures. Along with several articles in regards to text adventures, the book contains maps, hints, and walk-thrus for approximately 80 different computer games. It’s a shame that I didn’t stumble across this book until 2011 — I would have loved to have owned in back in the 1980s.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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9 thoughts on “The Book of Adventure Games

  1. Had this for years, but not in the 80’s. Gotta play the games and win before reading. Spoilers abound! There is also a second book. Jason Scott was looking for this author to interview for Get Lamp and neither of us could find him or her. If anyone knows, tell us here.

  2. Glen Bryant says:

    Some friends of the family got this for me when I was but a wee lad. They were probably told that I was into D&D and such and thought I would enjoy it. The only problem was, I didn’t have a computer! I used to pore through this book memorizing all of the maps and walkthroughs – imagining how awesome it must be to play those games. It’s kinda sad, really.

  3. Oh, don’t do that Mike! I have a scanner that will allow me to scan in books without destroying them. I’ll work on getting this scanned in this weekend.

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