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Avalon Hill: The reprinted and the not reprinted.
Brian Morris
United States
Raytown
Missouri
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When I got back into wargaming some 5 or 6 years ago most of the old Avalon Hill classics were out of print. The reasons varied from some sitting in Hasbro's vault to they simply had not been picked up by another game company yet. Things have changed however and over the last couple of years we've seen a lot of the old Avalon Hill titles get reprints. In some cases extremely nice makeovers to bring them up to date.

I thought it would be good to do a list to see what games have been reprinted, what ones are in the works and what ones are still out of print with no current plans for a reprinting.

This list includes a lot of games that are not viable reprint candidates simply because they are extremely dated in their mechanics or whatever. I've included them in the list in a large part because they were important or popular titles in their day and while they will never get reprinted it's fun to look back at them and see how far the hobby has come.
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76. Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:2035]
Christopher Davis
United States
Cambridge
Massachusetts
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I'd love to see this come back into print. It's themed as an economic game, but plays like a wargame; the chit-draw mechanic for profits works well, as long as the other players don't have an almost mystical ability to pull your best profit markers the turn after you go into Fare Wars. (Which, naturally, they always seem to when I'm playing.)
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77. Board Game: Speed Circuit [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:1113]
j Willis
United States
Vestal
New York
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Simple enough to be a gateway game, and "tinkerable" enough to add some nifty house rules. Ongoing games for points over multiple tracks (although, I must admit I was shortsighted/dumb/cheap and didn't buy the expansion tracks). I've been introducing people to this game for 30 years and, almost without exception, people love it. This game puts Formula De to shame! Pretty it up a bit, make colorful rules and add a few nice plastic cars and I'd be willing to bet that the game would do very well.

Why not?
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78. Board Game: Guadalcanal [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:6795]
Paul Denhup
United States
Alexandria
Virginia
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Would be nice to see an improved version of this.
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79. Board Game: Richthofen's War [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:4290]
Michael Bachelor
United States
Washington
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STATUS: Out of print and AFAIK dead in the grave and unremembered

I played this several times in the way back.

I liked it, but I liked the theme a lot better than the mechanics. I always got the feeling that somewhere in there, with a little tweak here and a twist there, this could have been a much better game.

I know there are a lot more fun WWI air games out there, but you never forget your first...



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80. Board Game: Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:337]
Stephen Schaefer
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Status: Out of print and selling for insane $$$ on Ebay.

Highest-rated Star Wars board game of all time, and a fine C&C clone, to boot.
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81. Board Game: Yellowstone [Average Rating:5.52 Overall Rank:8523]
Tor Iver Wilhelmsen
Norway
Oslo
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Status: Out of print.

I remember buying it, I remember punching it but I never remember actualy playing it. Would it be a candidate for remaking with minis instead of chits?
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82. Board Game: Afrika Korps [Average Rating:6.10 Overall Rank:2866]
Bert Schoose
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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Status: Out of print. Not likely to be reprinted.

Available regularly on e-Bay for decent prices. Simple rules that has a false reputation of coming down to a single die roll at Tobruch. Very chess-like wargame in that a single bad move can cost you the game. Still played quite often at the World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster, PA.
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83. Board Game: Stalingrad [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:6511]
Bert Schoose
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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Status: Out of print. Not likely to be reprinted.

One of my favorites until The Russian Campaign came along. Still fun to play every now and again.
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84. Board Game: The Game of France, 1940: German Blitzkrieg in the West [Average Rating:5.64 Overall Rank:7274]
Bert Schoose
United States
Naperville
Illinois
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Status: Out of print- I think?

I just picked this one up at an auction based on a few folks telling me it was a good game.
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85. Board Game: Air Force [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2485]
Robert Laird
United States
Kankakee
Illinois
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This game and Dauntless are both out of print that someone needs to re-publish. Still pull this game out every once in a while.
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86. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:483]
Robert Laird
United States
Kankakee
Illinois
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Out of print... too bad no one made new scenarios for this game. One of the bes solitaire games ever published.
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87. Board Game: Wizard's Quest [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2234]
Tom Volpe
United States
Evanston
Illinois
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Out of print.

I played this game dozens of times when I was in high school. We used to have a blast.

A nice, light multiplayer fantasy wargame.

Easy to get on e-bay.
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88. Board Game: Naval War [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2778]
Scott Bartel
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Status: Out of Print

I can't believe this one hasn't made it to the list until now. I went through two copies of this in my high school/college years. My third copy has lasted until today. One of the best 'beer and pretzel' games I own. I guess Naval Battles is technically a sequel to it, but it just wasn't the same.
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89. Board Game: Freedom in the Galaxy [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:1931]
victor lozano
Spain
Mataro
Barcelona
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Status: out of print.
Great game. It only needs a fix in issue balance.

Surely is the better game on Star Wars theme to Grand Strategy scale, but without to use actually the elements of Star Wars (characters, planets, ships, etc ...)

It is easy to me to dream about a new improved version (without being necessary to buy the rights of the license of Star Wars because the game is sufficiently good like not needing the elements Star Wars)
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90. Board Game: Monsters Ravage America [Average Rating:5.86 Overall Rank:5021]
The Grouch
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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Reworked and reprinted as Monsters Menace America.
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