H.G. Wells’ Floor Games

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Often referred to as a companion volume to H.G. Wells’ wargaming classic Little Wars, Floor Games is a republication of "the Father of Miniature Wargaming’s" first volume devoted to recreational gaming. Highlights include a lighthearted, often humorous discussion on the theory and methodology behind a wide variety of "floor" and tabletop games and tips on the use and creation of improvised models, terrain, and other gaming props.

Skirmisher’s edition of Floor Games is divided into a Foreword, an Introduction, and four chapters: I) "The Toys to Have"; II) "The Game of the Wonderful Islands"; III) "Of the Building of Cities"; and IV) "Funiculars, Marble Towers, Castles, and War Games, But Very Little of War Games." Other features include:

  • Foreword by renowned game designer James Dunnigan — founder of game company SPI and magazine Strategy & Tactics and creator of such well-known classic wargames as Jutland, Panzerblitz, and Victory at Sea — that discusses Wells’ influence on the development of the modern wargame.
  • Introduction by game designer and publisher Michael. J. Varhola that discusses the first edition of this book, the special challenges related to republishing it, and its significance to modern wargames and role-playing games alike.
  • Hundreds of pieces of the "marginal art" by J.R. Sinclair that illustrated the original 1911 edition of the book.
  • Eight photographs taken for the original edition of the book showing the props and games created by Wells and his sons. This download includes both low-resolution screen-friendly and high-resolution printer-friendly versions of both the book and its cover.

  • Model: SKPE0804
  • Manufactured by: Skirmisher Publishing

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 20 March, 2008.

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