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Tetris: The Games People Play

By: Box Brown

Trade Paperback
The true story of the world’s most popular video game delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. Two-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781626723153

JLG Release: Nov 2016

Sensitive Areas: Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Crime: General
Topics: Graphic novels , Video games , European and American history in the 1980s , Corporate culture , Alexey Pajitnov (1956– ) , Vladimir Pokhilko (1954–1988)

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Awards & Honors

New York Public Library 2016 50 Best Books for Teens, Nonfiction
Shelf Awarness 2016 Best Books of the Year, Adult Nonfiction
2017 Eisner Awards Nomination, Best Reality-Based Work

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Book Details



First Release

November 2016



Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader


Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.4; Points: 5;




Print Book




First Second

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Alcohol Abuse, Crime: General


Graphic novels, Video games, European and American history in the 1980s, Corporate culture, Alexey Pajitnov (1956– ), Vladimir Pokhilko (1954–1988),

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