Dice Men – A New Book Looks at the Start of Games Workshop

“From the back of a van to the London Stock Exchange…”

This new book gives a behind the scenes look at how Games Workshop became the world’s top wargaming manufacturer. It follows Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s journey during the company’s formative years – the first store being opened in 1978, the first publications and games. It tells not just the history of the business, but of the people whose passion and hard work helped create the company we buy our plastic crack from today.

The 400 page hardback book has full color photos and illustrations, and is printed on high quality, glossy paper. It even comes with a bookmark ribbon like all of GW and Black Library’s limited edition publications.

Pledge levels start at $40 for the book and the inclusion of your name on the acknowledgements the back of the book. If you want more there some nice add ons including hardbound copies signed by signed by Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson and Jamie Thomson; and some great memorabilia like prints of GW’s first newsletter.

If you’re a long time fan this looks like a worthwhile purchase. We’re looking forward to receiving our copy here at the BoLS office.

Pledge now to secure your copy on Unbound!

  • dave long island

    Wow, cool. Very interesting. GW is an interesting company. Unusual. This should be a really interesting read.

  • Hagwert

    Am I right in thinking those two young dudes at the top of the page are the same ones who created the Fighting Fantasy series which got my dad into fantasy back in the 80’s.

    • benn grimm

      Yup. Kept me busy (and sane) on a weird trip to France in the 90s too. They have a lot to answer for…

    • euansmith

      I’m sure that the one on the left used to be in the Bee-Gees too.

      • Cergorach

        Those guys are responsible for 40k Stayin’ Alive for the last 30 years… 😉

  • euansmith

    Owl and Weasel, there’s a blast from the dim and distant past.

  • marxlives

    A piece of wargaming history.

  • Rafał Pytlak

    No greed in their eyes… way way back

    • Hagwert

      I would love to see a Game of Thrones style adaptation of some of their Fighting Fantasy books….not sure which one would work the best to appeal to both fans and a wider audience though .