GDW "Series 120" Games
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A series of introductory-style wargames published in the late seventies and early eighties by Game Designer's Workshop (GDW).Recommend
The "Series 120" games offered something for everyone, as they covered a wide variety of eras (from ancients to sci-fi) at various scales (from tactical to strategic). GDW said: "The basic concept of a Series 120 Game is to provide a short, inexpensive game without sacrificing historical quality or gaming excellence."
The name (or number?) of the series was derived from the intended game length of 120 minutes or less. This was a bit optimistic for a number of the games, which is why the series is sometimes facetiously referred to by alternate names like "Series 180 Games".
Initially the Series 120 Games were ziplocked. Later they were released in 6x9" boxes. Most of the games used 17x22" mapsheets and had 120 counters.
The images on this list show the cover art for the boxed editions.
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