A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

Explore the evolution of video games, from Pong to Pokémon Go, in A History of Video Games in 64 Objects written by The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and published by HarperCollins.

Drawing on the museum’s unparalleled collection of electronic games and related artifacts, the groundbreaking book tells how video games have transformed over time through in-depth stories and engaging photographs. Some of the objects and stories include:

  • The Oregon Trail and the development of educational gaming
  • The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons—the precursor to computer
  • role-playing games
  • The Atari 2600 and the beginning of the home console revolution
  • World of Warcraft and the rise of massively multiplayer online role-playing games
  • The role of women in gaming history, represented by pioneering American video game designers Carol Shaw and Roberta Williams’ game development materials
  • The prototype Skylanders Portal of Power that spawned the “toys-to-life” video game phenomenon

A History of Video Games in 64 Objects is available for purchase in The Strong's museum shop and wherever books are sold.