Polybius: Portland's Own Seizure-Inducing Mystery Game

The mythical arcade cabinet probably never existed, but the Polybius legend is fun anyway.


Arts & Books
According to legend, a mysterious new arcade game swept through Portland in 1981. It was incredibly addictive; people lined up for hours just to get a shot at playing it, even fighting over who got to play it next. The lucky ones who pushed through the line complained of seizures, insomnia, nausea, nightmares and amnesia. Several are rumored to have killed themselves. Stranger still: men in black ...   More
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT


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