Adventure Gaming was a consumer magazine published by Manzakk Publishing, Inc.[1] covering all aspects of the burgeoning gaming industry. It ran for 13 issues starting in July 1981. The magazine ceased publication in 1982.[2]

History and profile

Adventure Gaming was launched in 1981.[2] The founding and continuing editor of Adventure Gaming was Tim Kask, long of TSR and founding editor of The Dragon. Adventure Gaming was based in Norwood, Ohio.[1]

Adventure Gaming took an editorial stance squarely in the middle between the booming FRP (fantasy role-playing) segment of the industry, and the traditional board and miniatures gaming segments.[3][4][5] The magazine closed in 1982 with total 13 issues.[2]


W. G. Armintrout reviewed Adventure Gaming in The Space Gamer No. 45.[6] Armintrout commented that "As of now, Adventure Gaming is a colorless publication that hasn't gotten itself off the ground. The only reason for subscribing would be if you have a personal motive for helping an all-hobby magazine survey. I don't recommend it."[6]


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  2. ^ a b c "Adventure Gaming". Board Game Geek. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Adventure+Gaming Magazine Listing". Index. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Adventure Gaming Magazine". nobleknight.com. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "TotalCon Game Convention". totalcon.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Armintrout, W. G. (November 1981). "Capsule Reviews". The Space Gamer. Steve Jackson Games (45): 35.