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Part 3. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1971-1977

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Another installment by Legendary Tactics covering the history of The Avalon Hill Game Company (TAHGC). Several classic and enduring titles were published during this period.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/21/2024


Part 2. The History of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1964-1970

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Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel continues to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 2, he looks at the early years of the company, and the growing pains that came along with it.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 5/4/2024


Part 1. The Origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1952-1963

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The Avalon Hill Game Company is 72 years old this year and time to chronicle the history of Avalon Hill. In Part 1, Origins, we will look at the story of not only the establishment of a game company, but an industry and a hobby. Thanks to Legendary Tactics YouTube Channel for this great series.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 4/18/2024


Tributes pour in after death of award-winning veteran wargame designer Dean Essig

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Mike Didymus-True, in BoardGameWire, brings us the sad news of the passing of designer Dean Essig.

Poster: Doug Holt
Post Date: 4/1/2024


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Fast, simple, not expensive, little errata, but only reasonably fun. (War game Review)

In his review on BoardGameGeek, Brendan Whyte first turns a critical eye towards the components and rules and lists their shortcomings. Game play fares better: “…the game is fast and quite fun”. Whyte then goes into comprehensive details covering game mechanics and spares no criticism for the game opponent (AI). His discussion concerning solitaire board games vs solitaire computer games is very interesting.

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Game: Kingmaker



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Publisher: Avalon Hill
Game Type: Board
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Articles


Article ID
Pub Date
Article Description
177
Date: 5/26/2023
Poster: Bill Clancy
Designer Diary: The Making of Kingmaker

Kingmaker, the classic game of the Wars of the Roses designed by Andrew McNeil, was originally published in the UK in 1974, and again in a more developed form in 1975 in the U.S. It came back over the Atlantic again for its Gibsons' inauguration in 1983, using substantially the American version. Over the years, Kingmaker not only gained a large following, it also gained a huge number of house rules, options, and variants. After many thousands, probably tens and eventually hundreds of thousands of plays since 1974, the rules, the map, the other components, and the flow of the game came under minute examination.
142
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant rules

143
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
2nd ed. changes

144
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

145
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article index

146
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant card set

147
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
article reviews

148
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
tournament rules

149
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
PBM/PBEM rules

150
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
board coded for PBM/PBEM play

151
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of crown cards

152
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of event cards

153
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
list of combat results

154
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
webpage for PBEM game

155
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variants

156
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

157
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant for PBM/PBEM rules

158
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

159
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant

160
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Electric Kingmaker (PBEM site)

161
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Q&A

162
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
design notes

163
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
variant (Word file)

164
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
mailing list

165
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
webpage

166
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
vote count form (Excel)

167
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
Parliament Variant

168
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
General Variant

169
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
event cards (zipped Word file)

170
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
strategy for Parliaments

171
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
differences between Philmar and AH eds

172
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
game aid (Word file)

173
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

174
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
review

175
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
AH 2nd ed. clarifications

176
Date: N/A
Poster: Mark D.
video review