The history of this game edition is interesting. Released in time for Christmas 1981 (or possibly another early year of the 1980's) it quickly came to the attention of both the press and the public that it contained activities that in real life would be illegal. Given the discussions on violence within the entertaining industri (e.g. video films etc) that prevailed in Sweden during this era, and the fact that school classes and others actually wrote to Alga complaining; Alga saw no other solution than withdrawing it from the market. However, it did sell for a short time and today this is a game fairly highly sought-after and may occasionally fetch good prices at internet auctions.
Later Alga catalogues would feature pictures that had been reworked to omit the Assassin! game.
Another interesting feature is that several of the assassins depicted in the components of the game was not, as it was stated in the rules in the box, professional models but actually people employed by Alga! It has been said that this also influenced BRIO, Algas new owner, to withdraw it from the market.
If someone knows the exact years for these events, please add them to this presentation! /Alga1975