Scott Adams and Adventure International, 1982

Adams MH 5-21-82

Adams MH 5-21-82-2

Adams MH 5-21-82-3

The photos are from a 1982 Miami Herald story and show Adams inside and outside Adventure International’s Longwood, Florida headquarters. According to an interview I found in Antic, Adams moved into the “custom-built geodesic dome” in 1979. By summer of 1983 Adventure International had 40 employees and, according to The Free Lance-Star, was a “multi-million dollar company.” Many of Adams’ classic games appear in the second photo, including Adventureland.

Geodesic domes are largely DIY and “often identified with the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s.”

5 Responses to “Scott Adams and Adventure International, 1982”

  1. 1 narvo August 29, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Faux wood panels, check!

    Those Adventure games look familiar…I probably saw them on the shelves at one point but know for sure I never played any of ’em.

    Interesting about the geodesic dome things being identified as part of a counterculture movement. They were just fun things to play with on the playground, for me.

    Oh, and speaking of geodesic domes, I was browsing through a photo archive of Burning Man (I actually don’t have any interest in ever attending nor participating in it)…and there was a HUGE one there in 2009 (called the Darwin Dome I suppose). Lookit this thing!

    Darwin Dome

  2. 2 allthingskeri November 7, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I found your post by looking for pictures of that dome house. I grew up in Longwood during the 80s and passed by the house all the time. My brother and I just thought it was a really cool house that some eccentric person lived in. Very cool to know the story behind it now.

  3. 3 Rob Patton November 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Can you comment on exactly where the house was? Spoke to Scott about that house, and he couldnt exactly recall where it was. I’ve narrowed it down to the Longdale industrial area, but would love a confirmation

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