Columbus-area gamers will want to check out COSI's latest offering, Game Masters: The Exhibition, which opened June 11. The special exhibit features five decades of video-game history and explains how arcade, console, handheld and mobile games go from idea to reality.

The exhibition, which has more than 100 playable games, shares details about key designers who have shaped gaming history. COSI is one of only two venues in the nation hosting the production, which runs June 11 through Sept. 5.

Game Masters: The Exhibition is included in COSI admission and membership. COSI, 333 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week this summer, but is closed July 1. For more information, go to http://cosi.org/exhibits/gamemasters.

- Melissa Kossler Dutton