So, HG Wells might have invented tabletop roleplaying. He wrote Little Wars  in 1913.
The full text of the book is available online  for those that want to read it.
@minimaldotclick Early in the text he mentions Floor Games: https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks15/1500561h.html
@rjrjr thanks for the link. I’m going to read it now!
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