Artifact Details

Title

Computer-Rage game

Catalog Number

102666026

Type

Physical object

Date

1977 ca.

Manufacturer

Creative Computing

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

in box: 1.5 x 19.5 x 10 in

Copyright Holder

Creative Computing

Description

Object consists of box, instructions, game board, game cards and game pieces.

Category

Ephemera: other

Curator Notes

Computer Rage was first released in 1977, the same year the Commodore PET, Apple II, and TRS-80 were introduced into the personal computing landscape. A play on words of the burgeoning personal computer age, the basic rules of this board game were based on a simplified version of modern computer operations. Player’s pieces represented “Programs” and pieces moved according to rolls of three “binary dice.” The first player to make it all the way from “Input” to “Output” won the game.

Credit

Gift of Barbara Berry

Lot Number

X3445.2006