Sierra Catalogs

In one of the corner shelves of Ali’s bookstore, he keeps a couple of Sierra game catalogs for visitors to flip through and browse. In some of Sierra’s game packages would be a game magazine advertising the line of games Sierra currently has to offer for sale, as well as upcoming games. There would be little summaries of the games, photos of the designers, types of systems it supported, and of course, the prices for these games when they were new! Some neat gems in the catalogs are the non-game products. For example, in the late 1980s, Sierra introduced a small home productivity line with a couple titles like HomeWord (a word processor) and Smart Money (a finance manager). Imagine a game company making such titles! Today, HomeWord and Smart Money are extremely hard to find. Like the Sierra newsletters and magazines, these catalogs also provide nice timelines to when games were made.