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Gamescience's founder Louis Zocchi has been making dice since 1974. Through out the years he has produced award winning games and products. This website contains many unique and fun gaming accessories that can take your gaming to the next level. We invite you to browse through our shop and see what entices your imagination. May all your adventures be magical!

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Louis J. Zocchi

Lou Zocchi was one of the first editors for Avalon Hill's magazine, The General, and a regular contributor during its first 11 years of publication.[2] He also play tested such early wargames as BismarkAfrika KorpsJutlandStalingrad, and a number of titles Avalon Hill did not publish.[2] Zocchi was the first U.S. distributor to sell nothing but adventure games.[2] As a board wargame designer, his credits include Luftwaffe, The Battle of BritainAlien Space, and Flying Tigers, as well as the 3-, 5-, 14-, 24-, and 100-sided die.[2] Zocchi contributed to the series of books by Guidon Games that began in 1971 with Chainmail.[3]: 6  Zocchi produced the superhero RPG Superhero: 2044 in 1977.[3]: 73, 145 

In 1975, Zocchi wrote and published a book, How to $ell Your Wargame Design, to help other designers sell their games.[4]

Zocchi also designed and published a set of miniatures rules called the Star Fleet Battle Manual (1977) that he licensed from Franz Joseph, and Zocchi's old friend Stephen Cole licensed the rights from Joseph to publish the Star Fleet Battles game, of his own in 1979.[3]: 114  Zocchi distributed the Wee Warriors line.[3]: 10  Zocchi helped Judges Guild out of cash-flow problems in the early 1980s by paying them $350 each time in return for the right to reprint out-of-print Judges Guild supplements.[3]: 68  Mike Hurdle of Holly Springs, Mississippi purchased Zocchi Distribution in February 1998.[citation needed]

Zocchi and his company GameScience[5] have published a number of games over the years (many designed by Zocchi), but are best known for making dice and inventing the Zocchihedron (100-sided) die.

Zocchi has designed a few games himself, including Hardtack, and Battle Wagon Salvo.

In 1987, Zocchi was inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming's Hall of Fame.[2] He was honored as a "famous game designer" by being inducted into the Game Designers Hall of Fame and featured as the king of clubs in Flying Buffalo's 2009 Famous Game Designers Playing Card Deck.[6]

GameScience is still trading, and (as of 2010) Zocchi is still active in the gaming community.

He later joined the AL.S.D.F. force and held the rank of Colonel.[2]

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