Play Time (ISSN 0946-6320) was a German speaking, monthly computer games magazine for different computer systems and consoles by the CT-Verlag.
In the summer of 1991 a new monthly game magazine named "Play Time" with the addition "Das Computer-Spiele-Magazin" appeared on the market. It was released by the CT-Verlag (nowadays named Computec Verlag), which belonged to the CP Verlag (Computer Publications GmbH). The interesting thing was, that next to the computer games (for the systems Atari ST, Amiga, C64, PC) also games for consoles (for the systems Gameboy, NES, Lynx) were taken account of, for which there were news, previews (pre or beta tests), reviews (normal game tests of the version on the market), as well as game solutions or tips & tricks.
Starting from the issue 04/92 the consoles Game Gear, Mega Drive, Sega Master and PC Engine were added and in the issue 10/02 the console Super NES. Interestingly, it was the first game magazine, which bundled game solutions and tips in seperate booklets. The collectable booklets were at first in the pocket sized format DIN A6 from issues 10/1991 to 01/1993, after that they were stitched into the middle of the magazine as DIN A4 booklet and from issue 07/1994 released as numbered collectives furnished with page numbers and a constantly replenishing solutions index.
Starting from "Play Time" issue 12/1993 there was the additional "C64 Three in One Kombi". It contained next to the "Play Time" also the two disk magazines "Magic Disk 64" and "Game On", which were not sold independently any more. The diskmags "Magic Disk 64" and "Game On" were ceased with issue 07/1995. The game magazine "Play Time" was released for the last time with issue 08+09/1995.
- There were only 11 issues in a year, as there was a double issue in summer (mostly 08+09).
- Although there were less and less games for some systems, all of them were taken into account until the last issue.
- The editorial staff of the "Play Time" later formed the game magazine "Amiga Games" (1991) and "PC Games" (1992).
- Answering the letters to the editor was Rainer Rosshirt, who is still active in the game magazine "PC-Games".
- Play Time Covers at kultboy.com