Playing old obscure games can be tough. They’re less celebrated and sometimes forgotten, and they can be difficult to learn about. Then you actually have to get a copy and figure out how to play them. Most of them don’t work on modern devices. If you don’t have experience with the right technology, familiarity with gaming culture, and significant time and resources to invest in the whole process, big chunks of gaming are simply not accessible. That’s not fair.

Luckily, there’s lots of resources for finding and playing old obscure games. To provide greater access to the tools, information, and expert help you might need, I’ve compiled some of my favorites into this guide. Sharing these sorts of resources together will help make it easier for everyone to learn about and play these games.

This guide deals primarily with obscure computer games from the 80s to early 2000s, the same sorts of games covered by the scope of this blog (see the About page). These are many of the same resources I use for this blog and my research!

These pages are always a work in progress, so please feel free to send suggestions or additions!