Main content

Dungeons and Dragons

In January 1974 the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons was launched from a Wisconsin basement. Within years it was being played by millions around the world.

In January 1974 the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons was launched from a Wisconsin basement. Within years it was being played by millions around the world. Witness speaks to Michael Mornard, one of the first people to play the game.

Photo by Paul Brown/REX/Shutterstock (193168d) Teenagers playing Dungeons and Dragons FIRE, 1991

Available now

9 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Jan 2017 13:50GMT

Broadcasts

Featured in...

The World War Two collection

The World War Two collection

Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust

The Witness History podcast

The Witness History podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

From the Bolshevik takeover of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union

When animals made history

When animals made history

Events from history when animals took centre stage

Great moments in Olympic history

Great moments in Olympic history

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

African history collection

African history collection

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa

Podcast