I had an Intellivision, so I didn’t get the cool games, although Astrosmash, hockey and horse racing were REALLY good. Once I got my Tandy Color Computer 2 though and a manual in programming in BASIC, it was all over smile emoticon
Never could figure out their “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons” game enough to beat it. Got far but with no Internet and crap books at the library, not much I could do in 1984.
But in 1989, I became a beta tester for PC-Link’s Neverwinter Nights which was online, so that’s when D&D made more sense.
Oddly enough though, I never played board game D&D. I know it culturally and played computer games similar/based on, but never the original, even though most of my friends did. I saw them get sucked into hours and hours of gaming and I wanted to get back to my computer tongue emoticon