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Tristan Donovan
Tristan Donovan, Journalist and Nonfiction Writer
The games of our ancestors help us to understand how they lived and how they saw the world around them. Board games are a window on our past, a time capsule providing insights into long-lost civilizations.

About Tristan Donovan

Tristan Donovan is a journalist, nonfiction writer, and gaming enthusiast. His books include Replay: The History of Video Games; It’s All a Game: A Short History of Board Games; Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World; and Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Video Games and Video Games around the World. He is a member of the judging panel of The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and has peer-reviewed papers on video games for the Digital Games Research Association and MIT Press. As a journalist, he has contributed to the BBC, The Times, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, among other outlets.

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Tristan Donovan is a journalist, nonfiction writer, and gaming enthusiast. His books include Replay: The History of Video Games; It’s All a Game: A Short History of Board Games; Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World; and Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Video Games and Video Games around the World. He is a member of the judging panel of The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and has peer-reviewed papers on video games for the Digital Games Research Association and MIT Press. As a journalist, he has contributed to the BBC, The Times, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, among other outlets.

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Tristan Donovan is a journalist, nonfiction writer, and gaming enthusiast. His books include Replay: The History of Video Games; It’s All a Game: A Short History of Board Games; Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World; and Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Video Games and Video Games around the World. He is a member of the judging panel of The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and has peer-reviewed papers on video games for the Digital Games Research Association and MIT Press. As a journalist, he has contributed to the BBC, The Times, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, among other outlets.

Professor First Name Tristan
Professor Last Name Donovan
Professor Qualification Journalist and Nonfiction Writer
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Tristan Donovan is a journalist, nonfiction writer, and gaming enthusiast. His books include Replay: The History of Video Games; It’s All a Game: A Short History of Board Games; Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World; and Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle. He also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Video Games and Video Games around the World. He is a member of the judging panel of The Strong National Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame and has peer-reviewed papers on video games for the Digital Games Research Association and MIT Press. As a journalist, he has contributed to the BBC, The Times, Eurogamer, and The Guardian, among other outlets.

Professor Quote The games of our ancestors help us to understand how they lived and how they saw the world around them. Board games are a window on our past, a time capsule providing insights into long-lost civilizations.
Professor Alma Mater University of Plymouth