Historic Lost World Newspaper Pages

Fans of Lost World type games may be interested in some harticles on the Cryptomundo site that sow early 20th century newspaper stories on the search for the Mokele-mbembe, a dinosaur-like creature thought by some to still be alive in Africa. You can also look at the articles in a pdf format.

‘Splorers, Savages, Soldiers and Slavers

‘Splorers, Savages, Soldiers and Slavers is a set of miniatures skirmish rules by Alan Hamilton for the Morvalistan wing of the Morval Earth project. Morvalistan is:

a fictional area of Africa. It covers the general region of the current Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. It was created in 1999 by Alan Hamilton … Set in Victorian times the main characters are British, European and tribal. That is not to say that the Americans and Chinese do not appear.

Afriborea Colonial Wars Rules

Prolific games designer Rudi Geudens offers Afriboria, a fast play, card driven set of colonial rules. What’s really neat about this game is that Rudi has designed some gorgeous custom cards, as well as labels to stick to six sided dice for use with the game.

Internet African History Sourcebook

Attention all fans of gaming in Colonial Africa. The Internet African History Sourcebook offers a great selection of links about Africa from Ancient to Modern times. Of particular interest is the section on “imperialism” in Africa.

Historical Maps of Africa

Has the “Darkest Africa” fad passed? I hope not. The Wargames Foundry line of figures by Mark Copplestone and others sparked a hobby-wide interest in miniature wargames that were more role-playing oriented — adventure games, if you will. If you’re still playing darkest Africa games — or if you’re thinking about getting into them, here’s a good site with historical maps of Africa.