Artifact Details

Title

Playing pieces for computer rage board game

Catalog Number

102741441

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1977

Manufacturer

Creative Computing

Dimensions

overall: 1/2 in x 4 in x 3 1/4 in

Description

The object consists of twelve playing pieces and three die.

From VIE (written by Alex Lux) - Computer Rage board game- 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.

Category

Miscellaneous/other

Credit

Gift of Erik Klein

Lot Number

X7243.2015