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Little Wars and Floor Games: The Foundations of Wargaming

Little Wars and Floor Games: The Foundations of Wargaming

By: H. G. Wells

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Ironically enough, one of the twentieth century's leading pacifists wrote Little Wars, a book that has entertained and enlightened war buffs for the past hundred years. H. G. Wells, the great science-fiction pioneer, turned his attention from tales of time travel and alien invasions to write the first classic book of war games. His simulations of past battles and hypothetical future clashes allow readers to test their tactical and strategic skills and attempt to rewrite history.
The companion piece, Floor Games, offers a more lighthearted look at war games. Based on the playful battles Wells waged with his sons, the narrative describes how creative play with miniature figures can transform an ordinary room into a magical world. The book has since been hailed as an inspiration for the development of a nonverbal psychotherapeutic method employed in the treatment of adults and children. Both Little Wars and Floor Games feature winsome illustrations by J. R. Sinclair that enhance their antique charm.

Reprint of the Frank Palmer, London, 1913 edition (Little Wars) and the Frank Palmer, London, 1911 edition (Floor Games).
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486784762
ISBN 139780486784762
Author/EditorH. G. Wells
Page Count224
Dimensions6 x 9

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