If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact

History of Video Games Book - YA

  • 13-12-2020 5:17pm
    Posts: 1,007

    Hi folks, my nephew (13) has started expressing an interest in the history of games/gaming.

    Can anyone recommend a book for that age please?



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,169 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer

    Power-Up by Chris Kohler and Game Over David Sheff are a good place to start.

    The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon - The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World by Steve Kent is a more comprehensive one and a good read.

    Console Wars is a fun read as well.

    Would also recommend the retronauts podcast.