There have been several games released based on the Pern series.

Dragonriders of Pern (board game)
  • In 1983 Mayfair Games created a board game featuring cards with Pern characters and locations. This game is now rare and valuable to Pern collectors.
  • SJG Fantasy Gamer #4 "Dragonriders of Pern, Solo Undead, The Solimar Q Mag Fair
  • Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey 3 Volume Box Set Del Rey Books Fantasy
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Dragonriders of Pern (video game)

In 1983, Epyx released an action-strategy game «Dragonriders of Pern» for the Atari 800 and Commodore 64 in which the player could battle Thread and engage in diplomacy on Pern.

Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern

In 2001 a video game «Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern» was created by Ubisoft Entertainment for the PC and Dreamcast. This game follows a dragonrider as he Searches for young women to be candidates for Impressing a new gold dragon, and battles the «bad guys» on an adventure across Pern.

  • Dragonharper is a «Crossroads Adventure» gamebook set on Pern, written by Jody Lynn Nye and published in 1987.
  • Dragonfire is a «Crossroads Adventure» gamebook set on Pern, written by Jody Lynn Nye and published in 1988.
Dragonharper Crossroads

«Bronze Dragon» — Anne McCaffrey's «Dragon Riders of Pern» mini figure -Ral Partha


A number of online MUD-style games have been created exploring the Pern universe, most notably PernMUSH. These are unofficial and tend to centre on role-playing rather than combat.

Not Pern

Anne McCaffrey's Freedom: First Resistance

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