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Old 03-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are Avalon-Hill games still viable?

Does anyone still play these old hex board games? I still have three in the garage, Panzer Blitz, Panzer Leader, and raf Third Reich.

For a while they were semi-collectible, but I could never see a future for them.
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Does anyone still play these old hex board games? I still have three in the garage, Panzer Blitz, Panzer Leader, and raf Third Reich.

For a while they were semi-collectible, but I could never see a future for them.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I love the original AH games, I'd take them off you if I didn't already have them. Not many of us who like long epic games anymore that I know of but I still hope to find someone. Rise and Decline of the 3rd Reich is one of my favorites.
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I love the original AH games, I'd take them off you if I didn't already have them. Not many of us who like long epic games anymore that I know of but I still hope to find someone. Rise and Decline of the 3rd Reich is one of my favorites.
Even when they were new, I think I played them more by myself to learn the mechanics. They are like those adventure books that let you choose your path, just more complex.

I enjoyed them, but I question the longevity of that whole genre. The "hot" table top games are very short and simple. They are very fun for their simplicity, and I won't deny that they are more appealing to pick up with a group of people. Even before marketing catered to the attention deficit of American society, it was hard to find someone to play the complicated games. Now it seems like it has become even more so.

Not that I'm desperate to play myself.
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Sigh.

Avalon Hill. SPI. Yaquinto.

Many a weekend at the dorms was spent on those and many more on AD&D. Oh the times of our by gone days.

Some of them were great. Some had fatal flaws. (Two person combat resolution in Titan as a prime example.)

Nuclear Risk was fun. The biologic weapon won one game. (I need to find those rules again.)

Diplomacy... don't get me started. One of the most cut throat board games I have ever played.

Ironclads... I bought Shot And Shell because of this Civil War navel game.

(I saw the post and was reminiscing. )
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i sold everything years ago for about $10 a game.

the only AH game i re-bought was "Up Front"

we still get together several times a year to try a different version of axis and allies...
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