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Spotlight Articles

Outstanding articles that are not necessarily linked to one particular game, but may have broad appeal to gamers.

Part 4. The Story of The Avalon Hill Game Company 1978-1980

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In Part 4 Legendary Tactics takes a look at the prolific period at the end of the 1970s, when many classic games were produced by The Avalon Hill Game Company.

Poster: Robert Holifield
Post Date: 6/4/2024

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

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Gaming Conventions

Gaming Conventions

Another new feature for Grognard.com, the Gaming Convention calendar will make it a snap to keep up with all the latest gaming conventions in your area. But we need your gaming convention information, so please contribute.

Grognard News

Grognard Challenge - Expanded Room for Comments! (6/25/2023)

The Comments entry area has been resized to 512 characters.

Grognard Opponents Wanted (9/14/2022)

New Opponents Wanted function. You can now set your ad expiration date, up to one year. Requires site registration.

Gaming Conventions

New Gaming Conventions calendar. You can see all upcoming gaming conventions worldwide.

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If you belong to a gaming club, or know of one, please drop us a line and let us know so we can get it listed on Grognard.com!

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Grognard Originals

In addition to our links to great content all around the internet, expect to see more Grognard.com "originals" in the future.

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.

PE TANG 1900 Q&A with Marco Campari

Some Q & A between myself and Marco Campari, designer of Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Strategy Tips

This is the strategy I developed after playing Pe Tang 1900 from Lumaca Games.

PE TANG 1900 Optional Line of Sight Table

Here is an optional table to make it a little more difficult to eliminate the Boxer artillery.

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Game: Mr. President


Publisher: GMT Games
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Gene Billingsley
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Mr. President is a solitaire game about governing as the President of the United States. It's not an election game. It begins after you've been elected. It's about sitting in The Chair and trying to advance your agenda while navigating ongoing crises, political enemies, public opinion, your relations with Congress and the press, and keeping your country secure in a world of rival nations and agendas that just seems to keep blowing up around you. Mr. President is a resource management game, where you never have enough resources to achieve your entire agenda, and the path you take through an always unpredictable storyline rests on the choices you make. Depending on the results of those choices, and on the unfolding of a "different every game" story, you'll either be thinking "POTUS? Piece of Cake!" or "Why was it that I WANTED this job?" many times in each game.


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Date: 8/25/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
FIRST IMPRESSIONS, SOLITAIRE SUNDAY First Impressions: Mr. President: The American Presidency, 2001-2020 from GMT Games

"I really enjoyed our play of Mr. President and as a solitaire game it ticks all the boxes for me." Grant Kleinhenz, in The Players' Aid, reviews this game about governing as President of the United States. See what critical aspect of the game leads Grant to comment that "This part of the game is very stressful and I found the tension to be real..."!
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Date: 12/16/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
“Cat-Herder-in-Chief”: Playing the Mr. President 2017 Hard Scenario (Part 3)

"An important strategy in Mr. President is to solve problems before they blow up in your face." Rick Engelbart, with comments by game designer Gene Billingsley, continues a replay of the "hard scenario", showing some of the twists and turns possible in this game. Check out what elicits this comment: "Ugh! What a lousy card to get at the end of the Activation Phase. It did indeed bring some unwanted Chaos to the game."
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Date: 9/2/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
“Cat-Herder-in-Chief”: Playing the Mr. President 2017 Hard Scenario (Part 1)

"No game of Mr. President will ever be the same; in fact, no scenario setup will ever be the same...". Veteran playtester Rick Engelbart starts an AAR of GMT Games' Mr. President, accompanied by tongue-in-cheek comments from designer Gene Billingsley. Things get interesting when Rick has to deal with a major adversary: "Since its now Cold War II, I’ll need to hit China with both Multi-lateral and Unilateral sanctions…"!
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Date: 8/5/2022
Poster: Doug Holt
Pragmatism, Tension, and the Power of Cooperation in Mr. President

"...in Mr. President, you allow your alliances to weaken at your peril." Gene Billingsley discusses key elements in his GMT Games' Mr. President, "...a solitaire game about governing as the President of the United States...". Gene covers player tradeoffs, to include frustrations: "If I only had a nickel for every time I’d heard a tester (or myself) bemoaning, 'How do I reign in the Israelis?'"
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Date: 8/4/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Domestic Tranquility (or not!) in Mr. President

"The game has you manage quite a bit of unexpected chaos..." Gene Billingsley discusses design progress on domestic issues in his GMT Games' Mr. President. Seems Gene will force you to you juggle both foreign and domestic crises if you want to "…become an amazing President – loved by at least 51% of the people!"
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