Costikyan’s History of Games

In the latest issue of The Escapist, legendary game designer and Manifesto Games CEO Greg Costikyan offers up a history of tabletop gaming and shows how such games have inspired and informed the computer games of today. He argues that tabletop games will continue to do so, and I hope he’s right.

This essay should be required reading for any student of adventure games. The historical notes alone are well worth the time—and it’s all free for the reading.