Welcome to THE GAME SCHOLAR, the official website of me, Leonard Herman, the Father of Videogame History. All of the known videogame-related works and appearances of mine can be found in the archives.

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ARCHIVES has nine sub-listings:

  • Featured Articles: New articles published exclusively on
  • Published Articles: Here are all of my articles that have been published in various publications and websites. They appear in their original form and I include commentary on each and in some cases, additional material and unpublished articles.
  • The Road To Videogame History – a six-part series of how I came to write Phoenix, the first comprehensive book about the history of the videogame industry
  • The Game Scholar Column: These are all of the articles that have been published in various publications. The articles here may or may not be featured in their original form and may feature additional photos.
  • Book Articles: This is a list of all books that I have contributed articles to.
  • Game Manuals: Various videogame manuals that I have written including commentary.
  • Film and Television: This is a list of all the appearances that I have made. Eventually, links will be included to the actual source if possible. –
  • Radio and Podcasts: This is where my radio and podcast appearances are housed, including the Game Scholar podcast. Links are included to actual source when possible.
  • Interviews and Live Appearances: Recordings of talks and interviews that I’ve given.

CELEBRITIES – A summary of the many famous people in the videogame industry who I have met over the years.

BOOKS BY LEONARD HERMAN – A summary of all the books I’ve written and/or published. Includes links to purchase those that are in print.

ABOUT THE GAME SCHOLAR is a short piece about how I became to be called “The Game Scholar.”

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