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The Game’s The Thing: Five Books About The Business Of Games And Toys

When I ordered the latest edition of  Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America for the library a while back, I knew it would enjoy some attention when it finally hit our shelves.  Author Jeff Ryan goes into exacting detail on the history, iconography, and cultural impact of the Super Mario game, and how its popularity catapulted Nintendo and its video game system to the top of the nascent video game industry.

Seeing Ryan’s book also got me to thinking about some of the other great books on games and toys we’ve acquired over the last few years.  Here’s a short list:

These books confirm that the world of games and toys is really serious business.


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