Wallflowers: Strategy & Tactics Games That Get No Love
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Many of the games that have been published in the pages of Strategy & Tactics magazine are regularly identified as among players' favorite games--and that not always in the context of a nostalgia fest. It's almost universally known that no small number of these magazine games have gone on to success as full-fledged boxed games. But some S&T games--well, they languish.

Here's a list of S&T games that, at the time of posting, showed not even one enrolled fan. That's not to say they're bad games. More than half of the 60 games originally included on the list are rated at least 6.0. One of the listed games sports an adjusted rating of 6.94. See if you can spot it and other especially deserving games. And then, why not enroll as a fan of at least one lonely game and promise to bring it to table at least once in a while?


P.S. The list was constructed by using a programmed script and I have not hand-checked every entry. Please notify me of any errors and of any updates due to games being adopted. I plan to remove games from the list annotate the games once they get the attention they crave.
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1. Board Game: 1066: End of the Dark Ages [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:11906]
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2. Board Game: Battle for China [Average Rating:6.80 Unranked]
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3. Board Game: Battles of the Ancient World: Marathon and Granicus [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:12615]
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4. Board Game: Chancellorsville [Average Rating:5.35 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Charlemagne: Dark Ages in Europe [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:10510]
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6. Board Game: Civil War in the Far West: The New Mexico Campaign, 1862 [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:12395]
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7. Board Game: Crete [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: The Crimean War [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:12132]
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9. Board Game: Custer's Last Stand: The Yellowstone/Little Bighorn Campaign, 1876 [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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10. Board Game: Downfall: If the U.S. Invaded Japan, 1945 [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:13206]
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11. Board Game: Drive on Kursk: July 1943 [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:8233]
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13. Board Game: The Egyptian Campaign [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:12294]
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14. Board Game: Fail Safe [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:9097]
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15. Board Game: Forgotten Axis: Murmansk 1941 [Average Rating:4.87 Overall Rank:15326]
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16. Board Game: Forgotten Axis: The Finnish Campaign [Average Rating:5.07 Overall Rank:15060]
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17. Board Game: Forgotten Axis: The Romanian Campaign [Average Rating:5.26 Overall Rank:14704]
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18. Board Game: The French & Indian War [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:11411]
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19. Board Game: Friedland [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:11836]
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20. Board Game: Goeben, 1914 [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:9055]
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21. Board Game: Great Medieval Battles Bannockburn and Angora [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:11662]
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22. Board Game: The Great War in the East: 1914-1918 (second edition) [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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23. Board Game: The Hundred Years War [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:13398]
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24. Board Game: Indo-Pakistani Wars [Average Rating:5.98 Overall Rank:12511]
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25. Board Game: Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign [Average Rating:6.43 Unranked]
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