An excellent read! Full of inspiration for impromptu game creation, and a reminder that the simplest of items can, with the aid of imagination, become nearly anything needed for entertainment. Wells' humor shines in this book, and the affection he feels for both his children and the games they play are evident. The photos are not only interesting for their relation to gaming, but as a historical glimpse. If you are a player of games and an imaginer of worlds, this book is well worth picking up. --DriveThruRPG (Jameson Hogan)
Must reading for anyone with an interest in game history or design. A masterwork by a master of literature! --M. Odysseus Warhol
About the Author
Michael J. Varhola is an author of numerous books, games, and articles, as well as the founder of game development company and manufacturer Skirmisher Publishing LLC. Non-fiction books he has authored or co-authored include The Writers Complete Fantasy Reference with Terry Brooks, Everyday Life During the Civil War, Fire & Ice: The Korean War, 1950-1953, and D-Day. Gaming books he has authored or co-authored include Experts, Warriors, Tests of Skill, Nuisances, Experts v.3.5, and Nation Builder with Gary Gygax. He is a 1993 graduate of University of Maryland, College Park, from which he received a B.S. in journalism.