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.

Dragonriders of Pern game 1983
Dragonriders of Pern game 2001
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 1987

«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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