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“The only winning move is not to play.” – WarGames computer up for sale

Posted by LiveFor on April 13, 2010

Whoa there fella! Before you get too excited it isn’t WOPR up for sale (the supercomputer that almost causes World War 3 in John Badham’s 1983 movie).

Instead it is the computer Matthew Broderick uses to get into all sorts of shenanigans. You can see it in the photo above – the box with the red and blue switches.

It is the IMSAI and it is going up for sale soon with an estimated price of £25,000. Over to current owner Thomas “Todd” Fischer of

It is a singularly unique, one-of-a kind creation developed in the mid-1970’s that significantly helped generate a new and encompassing technology that permeates our world’s present environment in almost any way you can imagine.

The “WarGames IMSAI” with its associated props and provenance will soon be offered for sale. Agonizing as it is to part with such an iconic and inspirational part of computer and film history, it is a decision which is better left to me to deal with, as we are only temporary caretakers of our possessions.

It is currently appraised at over $25,000, potentially making it the most expensive “personal computer” ever! It is widely considered one of the top five “Movie Computers” of all time, and the only one which was a real commercial product!

Method and details of the upcoming sale are still being formulated, and will be in association with my good friend Sellam Ismail (, world-renowned computer curator, expert, and fellow mining enthusiast.

Cheers to Rich for sending me the link.

One Response to ““The only winning move is not to play.” – WarGames computer up for sale”

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