Good Game, Well Played (2022)


It’s 2009, and Sienna is really not looking forward to flying back into her hometown to say goodbye to one of the people she called family.

Though that feels like a lifetime ago. It’s 1999. And Sienna is looking forward to what is shaping up to be the perfect summer in her perfect life. She has a job working in the local video game store, Game Champ, with her four best friends, and that was how it was going to be forever… Until Jason Silver, the money-hungry landlord threatens to shut the store down. The kids must work together to save it, but with Art’s huge crush on Sienna, Jo’s crippling self-doubt, Sid’s obsession with his band, and Hope’s mysterious living situation getting in the way…how likely are they to succeed?

From: Mad Cave Studios

Notes on This Title

A focal character is a Black trans man who comes from a Christian family. He is shown suffering abuse from a parent. Another focal character is a white woman with OCD. A character is threatened with being forced into prostitution, and an act is described that could be interpreted as sexual assault.




Good Game, Well Played had quite a lot of potential and wanted to enter the found family space, unfortunately, the family in this book remains lost.” (Source: AIPT)

Good Game, Well Played is a found family fable that wears its hearts on its sleeve, while paying loving tribute to video games and the 90’s. If you love coming-of-age films or manga, or you’re looking for a fresh breath of air when it comes to comics, this is the story for you.” (Source: But Why Tho)

Interviews “An Interview With `Good Game, Well Played’ Writer Rachael Smith

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