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Gamester's Avalon Hill Collection

The Avalon Hill Game Co.(Baltimore MD). Avalon Game Company was created by Charles Swann Roberts II in 1954. Incorporated in 1958 as the Avalon Hill company. Picked up by Hasbro with the consequences unknown. I think that we could safely assume a very much reduced game line. An update from ConSim dated 2 December 1998. I have added other new releases up to an including the Wizards of the Coast move.

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    TITLE                        Box Contents Year      Collect    Comments
Advanced Squad Leader WG, Series Every module until KGP I. Where are the Minors?
Advanced Third Reich

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1992 WG 3Reich taken to its logical conclusion
Afrika Korps 2.0 2.0 1977 WG, P # 600 North African Campaign in a superb introductory game.
Air Force 2.0 1 1980

WG

#8928 2nd edition AH. Plane to plane combat over Europe WWII. S. Craig Taylor design reprinted from Battleline. Includes Dauntless 1981 expansion which covers the Pacific in the same period, both unpunched.
Alexander 3.0 2.0 1974 WG # 708 Suffers from nightmarish graphics and limited replay.
Amoeba Wars 2.1 2.0 1981 WG, SciFi Slight wear on edges. Actually a pretty good game
Arab-Israeli Wars 2.0 1 1977 WG # 821 Interesting deadend design. Last of the Panzerblitz series.
Attack Sub 2.0 1 1991 WG, Card Modern sub warfare in a card game format
Axis + Allies Europe 2.0 2.0
B-17 2.1 2.0 1983 WG, Solo Fly your B-17 to Berlin, counters mounted on 1/4" ceramic tiles, charts laminated
Battle Cry 2.0 1 1999 WG The first NEW AH in a while. Looks reeeeeal good. 116 plastic minis, morphing mapboard, 15 scenarios and who knows how many more being created daily. The AH future looks bright.
Battle for Italy 1 1983 WG November 1768. Verona.
Battle of the Bulge 2.3 2.0 1981 WG Remake of the old classic
Bismarck '62 2.3 2.0 1962 WG Strategic search and tactical battle
Bismarck '79 2.1 2.0 1979 WG Remake with optional advanced rules. 1 split corner
Blitzkrieg 3.1T 3.0 1965 WG The first game in my collection is also the repository of My SPI Collection
Breakout:Normandy 2.0 2.0 1993 WG Based on the SOA system
Caesar Epic Battle of Alesia 2.1 1 1976 WG #706 Historical research and design by Dr. Robert Bradley.
Civilization 3.0 2.0 1982 WG Reprint of Ariel's classic
Civilization, Advanced 2.0 2.0 1991 WG
Circus Maximus 3.0 2.3 1980 WG Reprint of Battleline title, counters are a little beat as this one has been played quite a bit.
Conquistador 2.0 2.0 1983 WG Reprint of SPI title. The Age of Exploration revisited with Costikyan
Dark Emperor 3.2 2.0 1985 WG, Fantasy # 866 Greg Costikyan design. 2 player fantasy battle between the living and undead.
Diplomacy 2.0 1 1976 WG Wood pieces, multi player pre-WW I diplomacy. Almost an RP game. Originally by Calhamer then RGI
Diplomacy 2.0 1 1999 WG Latest Edition with metal pieces
D-Day '65 3.3 2.0 1965 WG #508
D-Day '77 2.0 1 1977 WG # 508 The later thin box version unpunched
D-Day Smithsonian 2.0 2.0 1991 WG, P # 733 Smithsonian edition
Dragonhunt 3.2 2.0 1982 WG, Fantasy # 838 2 to 6 players as Hero Kings vie against the Dragon and other players to wield sufficient power and creatures to overcome the evil and unite the land. Garret J. Donner
Dune 3.2 1 1979 WG, SciFi, Movie, Series Herbert cover. Unpunched. There is quite a high demand for this game. It is one of, none that are even good come to mind immediately, the best conversions of fiction to boardgame.
Duel,The 2.0 1 1984 WG Add on for Dune
Spice Harvest 2.0 2.0 1984 WG, Series Add on for Dune
Empires in Arms 2.0 2.0 1986 WG # 864 ADG reprint. THE Napoleonic monster game.
Enemy in Sight 2.0 2.0 1988 WG, Card Simple battling in the Age of Sail
Feudal 2.1 2.0 1976 WG, Mi, ABS Originally 3M, miniatures
Firepower 2.1 2.0 1984 WG # 860 Modern tactical warfare.
Flat Top 2.2 2.0 1981 WG Reprinted from Battleline. S. Craig Taylor Jr.'s mammoth Coral sea simulation
Flattop 1 1981 WG A spare copy, in the shrink, just in case
Flight Leader 3.0 2.0 1986 WG # 871 Air to air jet combat 1950 to the present (1986?) Formerly Check Six.
France, 1940 2.3! 1 1972 WG Designed by James F. Dunnigan (Research Director TAHGC) Slipcover 1st Edition. Unpunched.
Gettysburg 1964 2.1R 2.0 1964 WG # 501 1 corner restored counters mounted on ceramic tiles
Gettysburg 1977 2.3!W 2.0 1977 WG # 501 AH's detailed study of this greatest ACW battle. Pieces included for trail-breaking through the woods.
Gettysburg 1988 2.1 1 1988 WG # 731 125th Anniversary Edition.
Go 2.3 2.0 1977 GO 3M reprint. Mechanically the simplest of the wargames
Guns of August 2.0 1 1981 WG # 831 WWI European complete and unpunched.
Guadalcanal 3.0 2.0 1966 WG Double set of mapboards for hidden Japanese movement
Gunslinger 2.1T 2.0 1983 WG,West Tactical gunfight with Roleplaying possibilities
Hexagony 2.2 1 1980 WG Strategy and conquest
History of the World 2.3! 2.0 1993 WG, P Epic dawn of civilization to WWI simulation of sorts. Some dishing of the cover on the lefthand side. A reprint from who? Ragnar Brothers 1991.
History of the World 2.0 2.0 2001 WG, P Reprint with fabulous production values
Hitler's War 2.0 2.0 1984 WG # 861 Reprinted from Metagaming. Grand strategic WWII with economic, scientific and military facets.
Hundred Days Battle 2.0 1 1983 WG March 1, 1815
Jutland 2.1 2.0 1967 WG # 703 Dunnigan's first design for the Hill.
Kingmaker 2.1 2.0 1976 WG, Card Reprint of Ariel classic. Needs work but still a great game. I have the extra deck and the later large board
Kriegspiel 2.3 2.0 1970 WG Slipcovered disaster. Tom Shaw's last wargame design (Thank God)
London's Burning

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1996 WG, Solo
Luftwaffe 2.1 2.0 1971 WG, Topic Lou Zoochi design
Machiavelli 3.0 2.0 1980 WG Battleline reprint knock-off of Diplomacy James B. Wood
Magic Realm 2.1 2.0 1978 WG, Fantasy 2nd edition rules. Heavy duty fantasy game with atypical AH support
Midway 2.0 1 1964 WG Newer thin flat box
Coral Sea NA 1 1984 WG Midway variant that appeared with Alan R. Moon
Napoleon's Battles 2.0 2.0 1989 WG AH moves into miniatures with excellent results
Napoleon's Battles Expansion I. WG
Nieuchess 2.2W 2.0 1961 WG Former price whited out on cover
1914 3.1T 2.0 1968 WG Another Dunnigan design.
On to Richmond! 1 1998 WG, ACW #8924 Great Campaigns of  The American Civil War Vol. VI
Origins of WWII 3.0 1 1971 WG # 810 Dunnigan again.
Panzerblitz 2.1T 2.0 1970 WG # 807 And again. Tactical Game 3 by SPI. Tactical armor East Front, Jim Dunnigan design. 300K+ sales.
Panzer Armee Afrika 2.1 2.0 1982 WG # 835 Rommel in the desert April 1941-November 1942. Another one salvaged from the SPI debacle.
Panzer Leader 2.0 2.0 1974 WG # 812 2nd in Panzerblitz series.
Patton's Best 2.0 1 1987 WG, Solo Solitaire western front WWII

Republic of Rome

2.0 2.0 1990 WG, Politic # 885 Political intrigue of Rome. Put your interests before Rome's at your peril.
Richtofen's War 2.1 2.0 1972 WG # 811
Risk 2210 AD 2.0 2.0 2001 WG Risk reincarnates
Road Kill 2.0 2.0 1993 WG, Card Mayhem on the highway
Russian Campaign 2.0 1 1976 WG # 718 John Edwards brought this to the Hill.
Russian Campaign II NA 1 1985 WG A product of International Games but copyrighted by Jedko. This contains John Edwards afterthoughts as to improving his Russian Campaign design. Counters unpunched.
Russian Front 2.1 2.0 1985 WG # 865 Neil Zimmerer. Very nice dinosaur.
Samurai 2.1 2.0 1980 WG Kingmaker in the Orient. Reprint of Battleline. MB should have looked at this before Samurai Swords
1776 2.1 2.0 1974 WG # 817 Excellent campaign of the American revolution.
Squad Leader 2.1 2.0 1977 WG, VIG, P 1st edition.
Stalingrad 2.0 1 1963 WG # 518 One of the "Classics".
Starship Trooper 2.1 1 1976 WG Based on Heinlein novel. Big deal.
Storm Over Arnhem 2.0 2.0 1981 WG, P Battle of Arnhem bridge, simple and interesting
Struggle of Nations 2.0 1 1981 WG Napoleon's Spring and Autumn campaigns in Saxony 1813
Submarine 3.3 1 1977 WG

Battline reprint

Tactics 1958 WG, VIG Charles S. Roberts Collection .The answer is that it was purchased by Darwin and Peter Bromley at the Detroit Origins in 1983(I think) at the special Charles Roberts Auction conducted by Bill Jaffe, Sr. for the price of $1200. Hope that this helps. Darwin
Tactics 2.0 2.0 1983 WG, VIG 25th anniversary edition. Charles S. Roberts. Includes Company history. The mapboard is purportedly the unpublished original. Tactics was sold by the Avalon Game Company as a mail order only item in 1954.
Tactics II 2.1 2.0 1961 WG 1971 rules, counters mounted on 1/4" ceramic tiles, large box, blue backed board
Tactics II 2.0 1 1971 WG 1971 rules,thin box
3rd Reich 2.1 1 3rded WG # 813 WWII ETO,Strategic,Economic + Political Warfare.
Titan 3.0 3.0 1982 WG, Fantasy Gorgonstar reprint.
Titan the arena 2.1 1 1997 WG, Fantasy, Card #6458
Trireme 2.1 1 1980 WG Ancient tactical naval warfare. Another Battleline reprint.
Tobruk 3.2 1 1975 WG # 841 North African tank battles WWII in minute detail. 1 split corner wear on edges. There is a first edition of this in a tan box with a print run of only 500. Numerous copies were autographed by Hal Hock.
Turning Point Stalingrad 2.0 2.0 1989 WG Another in the SOA mould. This one's the best. I have the game extension module also.
U-Boat 2.1R 2.0 1961 WG Counters mounted on ceramic tiles
Up Front 3.0 2.0 1983 WG, VIG, P, Card Ground breaking tactical simulation. Solved the riddle of command control on the squad level.
Victory in the Pacific 2.1 2.0 1977 WG Superb blend of simplicity and sophistication. The graphics suck When I first saw this game being played, it looked like checkers in the Pacific. I almost refused to play it. I have the General's Victory at Sea variant which combines this one and War At Sea.
War and Peace 2.0 2.0 1980 WG # 827 Ruled the Napoleonic games until EIA's advent. Frank Davis.
War at Sea 2.1 2.0 1976 WG John Edwards brought this to the Hill. 1st edition with counters mounted on ceramic tiles.
Waterloo 3.2 2.0 1962 WG #516 One of the farty old "classics".
Wooden Ships + Iron Men 3.3 2.0 1975 WG # 709 Late 18th, early 19th century sailing ship combat. S. Craig Taylor Jr. Battleline reprint.
Assassin 1 1993 Card #6446 Mint in the shrink.
Auto Racing 2.3 2.0 1979 Sport Indy 500 simulation with 33 car field. DO NOT race a full roster. Drivers have stats from the previous season
Bali 1 1980 Word, Card This is the itty bitty boxed version. They also do a bookcase version where the bottom of the cardholder is the box back.
Baseball Strategy 2.1 2.0 1973 BB
Basketball Strategy 2.1 2.0 1973 Sport
Beat Inflation 2.2 1 1975 F Based on the bestseller
Black Spy 1 1981 Hearts Alan R. Moon's tour de force Hearts variant
Black Spy 3.0 3.0 1981 Hearts I also have a playing copy which has seen a lot of action
Book of Lists 2.1 2.0 1979 Trivia Based an the bestseller
Bowl Bound 2.0 2.0 1978 Sport SI reprint, has the fancy SI accoutrements
Bureaucracy 2.3 2.0 1981 Politic Impossible to describe coherently
Business Strategy 2.1 2.0 1973 F Slipcover
Challenge Golf at Pebble Beach 2.1 2.0 1976 Sport Former 3M republished under the Sports Illustrated Logo
Collector, The 2.1 2.0 1977 Card 3M High Bid. Redone and improved  at the Hill
Decathlon 2.3W 1 1984 Sport Coach seven great athletes to victory
Dilemmas, The Game of 2.1 2.0 1982 What would you do if...?
Dispatcher 2.0 2.0 1958 RR Lousy solitaire game but vintage Hill. Redone as CO + BO. Picked it up in Bloomington $20. Kowabunga!
Down with the King 2.0 2.0 1981 Politic, Card Overthrow the king before someone else does. Has the extra charts from the General and errata
Dragon Pass 2.0 2.0 1984 Fantasy White Bear/Red Moon remake
1830 2.1 2.0 1986 RR # 869 Based on the Tresham design(1829) spawned an industry (18xx games).
Executive Decision 2.1 2.0 1981 F, SS 3M reprint. Sid Sackson financial game where players supply the market forces. Raw materials are bought, converted to finished goods and marketed.
Facts in Five 2.1 2.0 1976 Trivia Formalised "Categories", originally by 3M. The Hill's best seller for a loooong time.
Football Strategy 2.2 2.0 1972 Sport Might be msg football marker,who cares? Edges a little worn. Slipcovered
Foreign Exchange 3.2 1 1979 F Make money by establishing yourself worldwide and amassing the largest net worth. Unpunched. Gamma II reprint.
Gold! 3.0 2.0 1981 F Speculate in currencies and GOLD!
$Greed 2.0 2.0 1986 Dice Reprinted from the Greed Co. collection. Waddington also did this one.
Image 2.1 2.0 1979 3M reprint
Intern 2.0 2.0 1979 Can you name the AH employees on the cover?
Kremlin 2.0 2.0 1988 Card, Politics Have your candidate become the head honcho who survives to "wave" at two Mayday Parades
Revolution, The NA 1 Card Replay the Bolshevik overthrow of the Russian Empire with all your main characters of the Red Nightmare. Expansion deck for Kremlin.
Inventions,The Game of 2.1 2.0 1984 Guess what these wacky inventions do.
Lords of Creation 2.3R 2.0 1983 RPG, SciFi
Management 2.0 2.0 1961 F
Moonstar 2.0 2.0 1981 Dice Dice game with no luck. Alan R. Moon design. I wonder if he got to choose the name?
Mystic Wood 2.1 2.0 1980 Fantasy Gibson game reprint
Naval War
OD 2.0 1 1985 Card, Dice Melding the skill of cards with the luck of dice.David Tennes
Oh Wah Ree 2.1 2.0 1976 Mancala 3M reprint
Outdoor Survival 2.0 2.0 1972 Dunnigan's Game of survival in the wilderness. Slipcover edition in fine shape.
Paydirt 1 1979 Sport SI acquisition squeaky mint in the shrink
Past Lives 2.1 1 1988 Reach Nirvana and find out who you really were. 3 designers share blame.
Pennant Race 2.3 2.0 1983 Sport 1983 roster. Qick game resolution to play an entire season
Peter Principle, The 2.0 2.0 1981 Based on the bestseller
Point of Law 3.2 2.0 1979 Make the best legal judgments from the 100 cases supplied and rack up the most points. 3M reprint.
Pro Golf 2.3 2.0 1982 Sport Sports Illustrated. Cards for individual pro golfers playing the Augusta National.
Rail Baron 3.0 2.0 1977 RR, P Railroad acquisition, excellent game. Reprint of Boxcars
Regatta 2.1 2.0 1979 Sport 3M reprint, metal pieces
Risque 1 1985 Monarch took responsibility for this dog
Shakespeare 2.1 2.5 1970 Parcheesi Slipcover, msg 1 red Shakespeare bust playing piece,
Slapshot 2.0 2.0 1982 Hockey, Card Hockey management based on "War".
Sleuth 2.1 2.0 1981 Card, SS, Deduction 3M reprint of the Sid Sackson not so classic
Source of the Nile 2.0 2.0 1979 African quest for the secrets of the dark continent
Speed Circuit 2.0 2.0 1977 Sport Metal cars. Sports Illustrated reprint. Expansion set of extra cars
Spices of the World 2.0 2.0 1988 F Travel to the Far east and back with your load of spices
Squander 3.2 2.0 1965 Be the first to squander all their money
Statis Pro Baseball 2.1 1 1979 BB 1978 teams still in sheets
Statis Pro Baseball Great Teams 2.3 2.0 1989 BB Ten great teams from the '61 Yankees to the '86 Mets
Statis Pro Basketball 2.0 2.0 1978 Sport 1978 Statis Pro teams
Statis Pro Football 3.2 2.0 1988 Sport #9250 5th edition with 1987 teams. Large bookshelf format box
Stock Market 2.1 2.0 1970 F Slipcover,
Stocks and Bonds 2.1 2.0 1978 F 3M reprint
Superstar Baseball 2.1 2.0 1978 BB Play the superstars of the past
Trivia 1 1981 Trivia, T Best trivia board + game for use with Trivial Pursuits cards
Tuf 3.2 2.0 1969 Math, Dice Slipcover,shelfwear on cover
Tuf*Abet 3.2 2.0 1969 Dice, Word Slipcover, wear on cover. Letter dice crossword game
TV Wars 2.0 2.0 1987 Be a hot shot producer
Twixt 2.1 2.0 1976 ABS 1 ding 3M reprint. Alexander Randolf
UFO 2.1 2.0 1978 UFO Backgammon knockoff. Gamma II origin
Venture 2.1 2.0 1983 F, Card, SS Conglomerate building card game. Sid Sackson design
Verdict II 2.3 2.0 1961
Wizards 2.1 2.0 1982 Magic # 842
Wizard's Quest 2.3 2.0 1979 WG, Magic # 825
Word Power 3.2 2.0 1967 Word I have the large card edition but would like to find the slipcover version
Wrasslin 2.1 2.0 1990 Card Pro wrestling simulation. Supply your own "interviews". This is one of my all-time faves.

Victory Games of NY, NY. Wholly owned subsidiary of AH staffed by former members of SPI. It worked for a while.
Agean Strike 2.1 1 1986 WG Based on the Gulf Strike system for rumbling in the Eastern Med. Mark Herman
Gulf Strike 2.3 2.0 1983 WG The Persian Gulf at your fingertips. Extensive add-ons since Saddam Hussein. Mark Herman
Sixth Fleet 2.1 2.0 1985 WG Modern naval combat in the Mediterranean. Joseph M. Balkoski
Ambush 2.3 2.0 1983 WG, Solo The first truly replayable solitaire system. Eric Lee Smith + John Butterfield. Purple Heart included
Silver Star 2.0 1 1987 WG, Solo Benvenuti, a Italia. Paul Fasoldt.
Battlehymn 2.0 2.0 1986 WG, Solo Takes the Ambush system to the Pacific. Leatherneck included. Joseph Reiser
Shell Shock 2.0 2.0 1990 WG # 30029 Two player Ambush. It just didn't work for me. Joseph Reiser.
Civil War 2.1 2.0 1983 WG Magnum Opus of Eric Lee Smith? A little on the gamey side.
Cold War 2.3 2.0 1984 WG, Card Really chintzy cards. Lenny Glynn + John Prados
Dr. Ruth 2.3 1 1985 Card, Track Monarch Avalon manages to stay off the cover until now. Michael E. Moore
1809 2.3 2.0 1984 WG 3 month campaign in Austria on the division scale, 2 days per turn. Kevin Zucker
Hell's Highway 2.3 2.0 1983 WG # 30002 Market Garden. The drop and fight to relieve. John H. Butterfield.
Korean War, The 3.2 2.0 1986 WG # 30017 The first year of the conflict. This makes sense since the next 3 years were stalemated. Joseph M. Balkoski.
Mosby's Raiders 2.2 2.0 1985 WG, Solo, Card # 30014 Mosby's calvary raids into Northern Virginia in 1863. Eric Lee Smith.
NATO, The Next War in Europe 3.3 3.3P 1983 WG The complete destruction of Western Europe simulated. Bruce S. Maxwell + Richard J. Trup
Panzer Command 2.0 2.0 1984 WG Tank battles on the Steppes leading to Stalingrad Fall '42 - Spring '43. Eric Lee Smith
Pax Britannica 2.0 2.0 1985 WG Greg Costikyan takes you from 1880 to The Great War
Vietnam, 1965-1975 2.3 2.0 1984 WG 10 years of Vietnam? Nick Karp
You Only Live Twice 2.1

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1985 WG, Movie, Spy

Other games which are in my collection because of being reprinted by Avalon Hill are;

Hitler's War by Metagaming

Source of the Nile by Discovery

Peter Principle by Skor Mor

Peter Principle by Animal Town Game Co. Rules by AH.

Class Struggle

Mystic Wood by Gibson

Kingmaker by Ariel

Tuf 1967 Peter Brett. Complete including a magazine article. Small yellow box with a Britannica sticker and another version in a larger blue box

Avalon Hill games that I would love to get my hands upon include;

Tactics '58

Black Magic
Witchcraft Ritual Kit

Journeys of St. Paul

Year of the Lord

"JZ"

CO/BO
Civil War
Air Empire

What Time Is It?
Lemans
Doomed Battalions

I also have Avalon Hill in-house magazine The General from Vol. 10 #1 to 31 #6 (well except 32 #1 + 2) The General provides a unique look inside the doings of a game company over a 30 year period, strategy, variants, personnel changes etc.The capitalized entry titles prior to Volume 24 were supplied by Mike Sanches.  Part of Volume 24 and the Table Of Contents after were supplied by Mr. Mark Boone.

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