• The Dagger of Amon Ra

    Seeing Ziggy’s head was the most scarring moment of my entire childhood. And yet, this still probably ranks as my favorite game of all time. Okay, I was a weird kid.

  • Gold Rush!

    No matter what, I could never get past the journey to California. My character always died of food poisoning on the boat. Grrrr. Regardless, the game was amazing and I loved it.

  • The King’s Quest Series

    Every one in the series was great. King Graham was the coolest king on the block.

  • Kid Pix

    Two words: Rubber Stamps. ‘Nuff said.

  • Midnight Rescue!

    You followed around robots in a school. And learned at the same time. And it is also still the first thing I think of whenever I hear the song, “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

  • Maniac Mansion

    We all loved this game and its sequel, The Day of the Tentacle.

  • The Space Quest Series

    Roger Wilco is my hero.

  • Operation Neptune

    Just one of many games made by The Learning Company that we could not get enough of.

  • The Colonel’s Bequest

    Laura Bow’s first adventure is a murder mystery that takes place in a Louisiana mansion. Not as scary as “The Dagger of Amon Ra,” but definitely up there.

  • Transport Tycoon

    One of my big brothers adored this game, and with good reason.

  • The 7th Guest

    The best in puzzle-solving-meets-scary. This game simultaneously perplexed and terrified me.

  • Theme Park

    Building an amusement park of your very own was no dream in this inventive game. Spent so many hours playing this.

  • Was I the only one whose sole mission for playing the game was to find those huts? I loved those things.

  • Jump Man

    Now to go realllllly old school. My first game I ever played and still one of my favorites. It’s also proof that the best graphics don’t necessarily make the best games.

  • Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist

    The jingle still occasionally gets stuck in my head, and who doesn’t enjoy playing a game where a major plot point is the town horses passing too much gas?

  • Sam & Max Hit the Road

    The best crime-fighting duo since Batman & Robin.

  • EcoQuest (1&2)

    I was obsessed with these games when I was little, and they are still the reason that I snip up the plastic rings on six-packs of bee… er, I mean, soda.

  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales

    Mixed Up Mother Goose’s older, more mature sibling. You had to find items to help characters complete their fairy tales. A lot more fun than that description makes it sound.

  • The Incredible Machine

    Leave it to Sierra to make a game that teaches us spacial learning skills in a way that doesn’t stink big time.

  • The Adventures of Willy Beamish

    Not to be confused with the eccentric Jamie-Foxx-portrayed quarterback in Any Given Sunday, Willie Beamen.