Fantasy Gamer began in 1983, as a fantasy-themed counterpart to Space Gamer's sci-fi focus. Fantasy Gamer lasted for six bimonthly issues, from August/September 1983 to June/July 1984. Fantasy-related content folded back into Space Gamer after then. Fantasy Gamer covered all aspects of fantasy-themed hobby gaming: RPGs, wargames, card and strategy games, and more. It also featured industry news and reviews. Although Fantasy Gamer is still a great read in its own right, today it's also a fascinating look at an earlier era of hobby gaming.

Today's featured issue from the vault:

Fantasy Gamer #5

Fantasy Gamer #5 (April-May 1984)

Quit dragon your heels; there's a great issue of Fantasy Gamer #5 (cover date April-May 1984) now available in the wings!

In addition to the regular game reviews, news, and letters, this issue features Steve Jackson's "Demonwand," a boardgame for two to four players. It's war between wizards on an ever-changing magical landscape! This issue also includes fantasy-gaming rules for the Windigo (including stats for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons); insight into parent/child gaming; and more.

Whether you're a fan of old-school gaming or a historian of our hobby, each issue of Fantasy Gamer is the perfect portal to the past!

See the sample!

The Vault

Fantasy Gamer #1 - #6
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