Dice Men: The Origin Story of Games Workshop

By Ian Livingstone with Steve Jackson£30.00 + Shipping
Status: published
Publication Date: 10.11.2022Out of stock
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About The Book

Games Workshop, Warhammer, White Dwarf, Citadel Miniatures and Fighting Fantasy are names which trigger powerful memories for millions of people around the world. The cultural impact of Games Workshop and Fighting Fantasy has been remarkable. But how did it all begin?

Since starting out in 1975 as a part-time mail-order business in a modest third-floor flat in West London, Games Workshop has grown from its humble beginnings to become a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange. From distributing Dungeons & Dragons, to living in the back of a van, to opening Games Workshop stores, to creating Fighting Fantasy, to launching Warhammer, co-founders Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson tell their remarkable story for the first time.

Dice Men is the fascinating, never-before-told story of an iconic company which changed the world of tabletop gaming for ever. It's an insight into the rollercoaster first year of Games Workshop and the birth of the industry.

'Dice Men feels like the culmination of Games Workshop’s storied publishing past. Less of a history book and more of a coffee table tome, Dice Men manages to do something quite remarkable in under 300 pages: tell a surprisingly deep story, rich with captivating imagery, without ever seeming verbose or vain. You can count the number of text-only double-page spreads on one hand, as Sir Ian, with Jackson’s expert assistance, showcases highs and lows in ways as colorful as their many creations.’ Matt Gardener, Forbes Magazine

'A treasure trove of nostalgia… Ian Livingstone's background with print media (White Dwarf) also shows in abundance. This book is beautifully laid out. You know the moment you see that striking cover, featuring that original Games Workshop image by Ian McCaig, who would go onto illustrate Fighting Fantasy books forever, that you're in for a visual treat - and you are' Eurogamer

'A wonderfully nostalgic piece of work, part memoir, part full-colour scrapbook, told with infectious enthusiasm and delivered with the pacing you would expect from an international best-selling author' City AM

A surprisingly deep story, rich with captivating imagery
By Matt Gardener, Forbes Magazine

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