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European video game books
12 Nov 2008
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Same as the magazine topic: I'm interested in having a complete list of all european video game books from the early 80s. I'll start with the dutch ones I know and will add the german ones later. Please add what is missing.

Dutch:

Peer & Ulrich Blumenschein (Translated by Wim van Bussel): Video spellen en spelen (Publisher: Het Spectrum, City: Utrecht, Year: ?, Original Titel: Videospiele. Tips und Strategien wie man sie meistert. Ratschläge für den Kauf)

Ian Graham: Computer Spellen, over hoe ze werken en hoe je wint (Publisher: ?, City: ?, Year: ?, Original Titel: Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games)

Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel, Kees van Toorn: Video Spelletjes. Complete Handleiding voor Winnars (Publisher: Rostrum BV, City: Haarlem, Year: 1983, Original Titel: The player's strategie guide)

Anthony Verhulst: Koopgids Video Spellen `83-`84 (Publisher: A.W. Bruna & Zoon, City: Utrecht, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

Anthony Verhulst, Nicky Moeken: Handboek Video & Computer Spellen, Editie 1985 (Publisher: A.W. Bruna & Zoon, City: Utrecht, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Frank Webb (Translated by Léon Vi&eacutewink: Speel Video (Publisher: Van Holkema & Warendorf, City: Bussum, Year: 1983, Original Titel: The sparrow book of video games)

French:

Phillipe Adjutor: Comment gagner au Pac-Man? (Publisher: Generique , City: Paris, Year: 1982, Original Titel: /) 

Christophe Bardon & Benoit de Merly: Jeux sur Philips C7420 Videopac+. Extension Basic pour console de jeu (Publisher Edimicro, City: Paris, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Olivier Chazoule: Le guide Marabout des jeux électroniques (Publisher: Marabout, City: ?, Year: 1983)

Ian Graham: Comment jouer avec son ordinateur et sa vidéo (Publisher: Hachette , City: ?, Year: 1983, Original Titel: Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games)

Jeff Queneau et Jean Paul Rolin: Le Guide Video Jeux. 16 Consoles et 350 jeux testes pour vous (Publisher: Brea, City: Paris, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

German:

Helge Andersen: Spaß auf der Mattscheibe (Publisher: Bastei Lübbe, City: Bergisch-Gladbach, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

H. Bernstein: TV-Computerspiele. Realisierung der Hard- und Software (Publisher: Frech-Verlag, City: Stuttgart, Year: 1980, Original Titel: /)

Peer u. Ulrich Blumenschein: Videospiele. Tips und Strategien wie man sie meistert. Ratschläge für den Kauf, (Publisher: Knaur, City: München, Year: 1982, Original Titel: /)

Rolf Bürkle, Ernst Schnarrenberger (Redaktion): Computer Videospiele. Aktuelle Sonderausgabe (Publisher: A.C.-Verlags GmbH, City: Grünwald, Year: 1983(?), Original Titel: /)

Ian Graham: Computerspiele. Spaß mit Computern. Ein Buch von Chip (Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag, Vogel-Verlag, City: Ravensburg/Würzburg, Year: 1982, Original Titel: Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games)

Paul Holmes: TV-Spielcomputer. Spielen mit dem Mikroprozessor (Publisher: Elektor Verlag GmbH, City: Gangelt, Year: 1982, Original Titel: TV Games Computer. An exciting introduction to microprocessor)

Hartmut Huff: Das große Handbuch der Videospiele (Publisher: Heyne, City: München, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

Hartmut Huff: Das große Handbuch der Videospiele, Stand 1984/85 (Publisher: Heyne, City: München, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Christine Kerler: So gewinnt man gegen Video- und Computerspiele (Publisher: Falken Verlag, City: Niedernhausen/Ts., Year: 1982, Original Titel: /)

Gilbert Obermaier: Telespiele Report ’84. Die wichtigsten Systeme. Einkaufsberatung – Preise. Entwicklungstendenzen (Publisher: Heyne, City: München, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

Georg Seesslen, Christian Rost: Pac Man & Co. Die Welt der Computerspiele (Publisher: rororo, City: Reinbeck , Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Christa-Maria Sopart: Computerspiele. Wie man sie benutzt. Wie man sie programmiert. Wie man sie überlistet (Publisher: Knaur, City: München, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Italian:

Marco Gatti, Gianni Ingellis, Guido Madonia: Manuale di giochi elettronici (Publisher: Forte Editore, City: ?, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Spanish:

Christian Tavernier, Jaime Gavaldá Posiello: Juegos para su televisor (Publisher: Marcombo, City: Barcelona, Year: 1983, Original Titel: /)

Swedish:

Peer och Ulrich Blumenschein (translated by Edward Brehmer): Video-spel, tips och strategier, hur man bemästrar dem, köpråd (Publisher: Bergh, City: Malmö, Year: 1983, Original Titel: Videospiele. Tips und Strategien wie man sie meistert. Ratschläge für den Kauf)

Ian Graham (translated by Johan Wahlén): Datorspel och Videospel. Hur de arbetar och hur du kan vinna (Publisher: Brombergs Bokförlag, City: ?, Year: 1983, Original Titel: Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games)

12 Nov 2008
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Edit: German and Swedish books are now in the first post.

17 Nov 2008
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I have all those German books that you mentioned in my collection smile

And I can add a few more:

German:

H. Bernstein: TV-Computerspiele. Realisierung der Hard- und Software. (Publisher: Frech-Verlag, City: Stuttgart, Year: 1980, Original Titel: /)

P. Holmes: TV-Spielcomputer. Spielen mit dem Mikroprozessor. (Publisher: Elektor Verlag GmbH, City: Gangelt, Year: 1982, Original Titel: /)

I. Graham: Computerspiele. Spaß mit Computern. Ein Buch von Chip. (Publisher: Otto Maier Verlag, Vogel-Verlag, City: Ravensburg/Würzburg, Year: 1982, Original Titel: Usborne Guide to Computer and Video Games)

Rolf Bürkle, Ernst Schnarrenberger (Redaktion): Computer Videospiele. Aktuelle Sonderausgabe. (Publisher: A.C.-Verlags GmbH, City: Grünwald, Year: 1983(?), Original Titel: /)

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17 Nov 2008
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I've included them in the first post and also added the swedish version of the Ian Graham book. There is also a dutch version of this book, but I don't have it yet.

I've also included an original titel for the Holmes book. It was first published in english.

Looks like we need someone for french, italian and spanish books… (There must be some at least.)

17 Nov 2008
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I found my photocopy of the French C7420 book. Here is the data smile

Christophe Bardon & Benoit de Merly: Jeux sur Philips C7420 Videopac+. Extension Basic pour console de jeu. (Publisher Edimicro, City: Paris, Year: 1984, Original Titel: /)

Btw: A very similar book from the same publisher exists also for the VG 5000. I don't know if you want that data too, because the VG 5000 is a home computer, no video game console.

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17 Nov 2008
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I think we should stick to the videogame books in this thread. There are hundrets of computer books from the early 80s and it's easier to draw a line with videogame books…

17 Nov 2008
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True. However, it is not always easy to even draw a line with certain books. The C7420 book for example. On one hand it's a computer book because it has game listings in BASIC. On the other hand, the book is for a video game system. I think we should stick with the system here, so it probably belongs to the video game books? mrgreen

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17 Nov 2008
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Oh sorry, I ment the VG-5000 book. The C7420 one is for sure a videogame book and it's on the list allready.

18 Nov 2008
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Some books added to the list.

19 Nov 2008
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Italian book: "Manuale di giochi elettronici", editor: "Forte Editore", year 1984, authors: Marco Gatti, Gianni Ingellis, Guido Madonia. 120 pages, format A5+, colour.

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I've added the italian book. Thanks for that!

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jens i have 3 very important american books that need attention:

- Q*bert's Quazy Questions Book "A Riddle Book To Make You Laugh"

- The Adventures Of Q*bert

- Q*bert and his Friends Coloring Book

all are Parker Brothers titles

 ;-)

immer in bewegung bleiben!

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pongman said:

jens i have 3 very important american books that need attention:

- Q*bert's Quazy Questions Book “A Riddle Book To Make You Laugh”

- The Adventures Of Q*bert

- Q*bert and his Friends Coloring Book

all are Parker Brothers titles

 ;-)


Find a european Q*bert book and I'll gladly add it to the list...Cool

20 Nov 2008
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There are really dedicated Q*bert books? Wow!

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I have found an incredible collection of videogames-related books. It belongs to Federico "Wiz" Croci, an Italian collector of pinball machines.

He owns an impressive collection of circa 600 books, with all the titles listed here:

http://www.tilt.it/flippnic_pi.....iblioteca/

There are many entries useful for this initiative. smile

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