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Trolling through Project Gutenberg, looking for free downloads to… - delta_november

May. 6th, 2012

10:35 am

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Trolling through Project Gutenberg, looking for free downloads to fortify my Kindle against an upcoming plane trip, I ran into this very odd book.

Wells, H. G., Little Wars; a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books, 1913. 

Leaving aside the unnecessary sexism of the title, this appears to be a set of miniature wargame rules.  Wikipedia has more details here.  I had no idea that this founding figure of modern science fiction was also a gamer!

It would be interesting to take a shot at playing this at a steampunk/neo-victorian gathering.