Robert Louis Stevenson, the famed author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was also a war gamer. He’s not the only famous classic gamer-writer: H.G. Wells also indulged in war gaming, and created his own rules sets.

Stevenson at Play, by Stevenson himself with an introduction by Lloyd Osbourne, describes a strategic war game that he played with his stepson in the 1880s, and includes hand-drawn sketches by the author.