With acknowledgements to the author of The Compleat Gamester (1674)
THE INCOMPLEAT GAMESTER
Essays and articles by David Parlett
This title (by posthumous courtesy of
Cotton, author of The Compleat Gamester, London 1674) introduces a
collection of my game-related writings produced over the years. They include
commissioned talks, articles and reviews, chunks lifted from my books, and
miscellaneous ramblings done for my own amusement. Don't be surprised at the
repetitiveness: I am my own worst plagiarist - or, to put it another way,
most prolific recyclist.
Many game enthusiasts still remember this pioneering magazine that ran from 1972 to 1981. Some even retain
complete sets of the series. Here's my view of it, speaking as a former editor and contributor.