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London: The Tetris Block Party, with Box Brown

20 October 2016

On Thursday 3rd November Box Brown, author of Tetris: The Games People Play, is the special guest at SelfMadeHero’s Tetris Block Party, which takes place at London’s premiere gaming bar, Scenario (97 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8BX; nearest station: Dalston Kingsland). Everyone’s welcome and attendance is free – just RSVP through Facebook or by email to [email protected].

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Expect an evening of retro gaming and cutting edge comics: there’ll be Tetris on the consoles, game-themed cocktails behind the bar and a pop-up graphic novel stall provided by Soho’s finest, Gosh! Comics. Go head-to-head with friends, compete for the Grand Prize or just drink, relax and play.

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Box Brown will be on hand to answer questions and to sign copies of Tetris, which untangles the complex and intriguing history of one of the world’s most popular videogames, while delving deep into the role games play in art, culture and commerce. 

The Guardian has said of the book, “it reads like a thriller… It’s a blockbuster in every sense of the word.” Come equipped with good spirits, nimble thumbs and terrible Tetris puns.