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The Secret Lives of Video Games

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118 pages • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • Ideal for kids 8-12 years old
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Take a break from the console and discover the amazing origins behind all your favorite video games!

Did you know that Mario was originally named Jumpman? Or that his iconic hat and moustache were created because hair and mouths were too hard to animate? Or that Fortnite was originally pitched as a zombie apocalypse survival game? Or that the creator of Pokémon was inspired by his childhood bug collection? In The Secret Lives of Video Games, you'll read all this and more!

Age-appropriate games include:

  • Minecraft
  • Roblox
  • Fortnite
  • Rocket League
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pokémon
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Animal Crossing
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Splatoon
  • Among Us
  • Overwatch
  • FIFA
  • Tetris
  • and more!

We love our books so much, they come with our Easy-Peasy 100% Money-Backed Guarantee. 

We hope you fall in love with our books. But if for any reason you don't, we'll issue you a full refund—no questions asked. Just let us know the problem, and boom, done! Do you have to mail the book back? No need! (Life is too busy already, don't you think?) All we ask is that you donate the unwanted book to someone in need.

How fast do orders ship? In-stock books ship within 1-2 business days! 

Do you accept returns? If for any reason you don't love the book, let us know and we'll issue you a full refund, no questions asked. And no need to mail the book back! (Life is too busy already, don't you think?) All we ask is that you donate the unwanted book to someone in need.

What about pre-orders? When do those ship? Pre-ordered books ship as soon as we receive the physical books from the printer. To find the estimated shipping date for any pre-order title, just look above the "Pre-Order" button on the book's product page. Estimated shipping dates update based on the latest information we have on when books will arrive from the printer. 

How do I track my order? Once your order ships, you'll automatically receive tracking information by email. It's super quick and accurate!

Behind the Book
SE Abramson

S.E. Abramson graduated from Brigham Young University in 2016 with a BA in English. She lives in south-central Pennsylvania with her family. She enjoys writing, video games, and anthroponomastics.