My favorite Avalon Hill games of all time.
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I am in the process of selling my Avalon Hill collection and I wanted to make a list of my favorite AH games and why. I have played AH games since the 70's and as I got older and continued to play them they were a pleasent reminder of growing up and having fun with friends. I'm sure there are many of us with those same feelings about Avalon Hill, they were/are a friend during this journey we call life. I will miss all my games and the ones I have ranked are the ones I have played over the years. Enjoy!
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1. Board Game: Rail Baron [Average Rating:6.57 Overall Rank:2017]
Darin Crowell

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This is my all-time favorite AH game. I have introduced many of my friends to the joys of boardgaming with Rail Baron. My boys grew up playing this game with me and their grandfather. It is just an absolute hoot to play.
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2. Board Game: Acquire [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:215]
Darin Crowell

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This is my meat and potatoes game, invite some friends over and have drinks while we play. The game is short enough we can usally get three games done in a game night. Just a fun fast game to play, it's great family game too, my boys loved it and so did their friends. A great game to introduce new people to gaming.
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3. Board Game: PanzerBlitz [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:2091]
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This was my first tank game, I was/am a huge WWII buff, tanks being my favorite subject. My dad was a good sport and would play this game with me and beat me! I have great memories playing this with my dad and my friends. A great game to teach a new generation of gamers on.
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4. Board Game: Blitzkrieg [Average Rating:5.87 Overall Rank:6689]
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This was the my first wargame, I got it for either Christmas or my birthday. It was the absolute coolest thing I had ever seen. My best friend and I played this all the time and we had epic huge battles in the Desert! We both thought we were Rommel and we always ended up just killing each other in the Desert. This is another great game to start learning the hobby.
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5. Board Game: Panzer Leader [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:1995]
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Another awesome tank game from AH, between this and Panzerblitz you can have so much fun playing armor games, I loved playing the Shermans against the Panthers and Pz VI's, just a great game!
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6. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:522]
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I used to play this with 5 of my friends and you really have a good time; the back stabbing, deal making, and fun you have playing this game are incredible. You feel like a politician when you play Diplomacy! It's alot of fun to play and the game never gets boring because everyone has a different way to play. Just a fun game.
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7. Board Game: Feudal [Average Rating:6.01 Overall Rank:3839]
Darin Crowell

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Chess on steroids is how I describe Feudal to my friends who have never played it. When you first play you think this is easy, but then you get going and realize who much thinking and strategy you need to win. This is another game my dad would play with me and beat me every time. My sons also loved to play Feudal.
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8. Board Game: Tobruk: Tank Battles in North Africa 1942 [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3784]
Darin Crowell

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Being an avid armor fan I loved my tank games. Tobruk is highly underrated as a wargame but I thought it was fabulous. My friend and I would play this on our all night game nights; after Panzerblitz and Panzer Leader. I know alot of people thought there was too much dice rolling but I liked that cause it kept you busy. I always loved Tobruk, because it was one of the few games that featured the Grant/Lee tank which was always a favorite of mine.
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9. Board Game: Luftwaffe [Average Rating:5.56 Overall Rank:13706]
Darin Crowell

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My friend got the first copy of this and we always played his, this is a fun game to play; another underrated game in my opinion. But again this is my favorites list so I think most of the games I like are underrated.I thought the round pieces were cool cause I was so used to playing with the square ones, another little thing about Luftwaffe I like. I always oplayed the Germans because I loved the German planes.
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10. Board Game: Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.49 Overall Rank:504]
Darin Crowell

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Ok you thought I was going to leave this out of the top ten, no way!. Squad Leader was an awesome game, it was a little tough to learn but what fun it was when you did learn it. The cover alone makes it a top ten game it's so iconic. To serious gamers Squad Leader is the Holy Grail! I have it at ten because it does take longer to play than my other games I played and you need a serious playing partner to make the game fun. So all you Squad Leader fanatics please don't string me up, I love the game but it's at number ten for the reasons I listed.
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11. Board Game: Richthofen's War [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:4938]
Darin Crowell

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My first air combat game, I played this before Luftwaffe and it got me interested in air combat. If you enjoy WWI history this is an excellent game for you, the dog fights are fun and intense, another underrated game from AH.
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12. Board Game: Afrika Korps [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3772]
Darin Crowell

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Oh man, the epic battles in the desert we used to have, just awesome. I loved tank games and this was always fun to play. One of the AH classic games, I always loved these types of games, just fun to play.
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13. Board Game: Twixt [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1594]
Darin Crowell

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Another one of my beer and pretzel games. It looks so simple but man can it frustrate you. My friends loved it and so did my boys, it takes about a minute to learn, great game.
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14. Board Game: Starship Troopers [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:2430]
Darin Crowell

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I got this in 1982 and my friend and I loved playing the game. The Arachnids vs. the MI, what fun we had. This was way before the movie, which I liked, but the original game was a lot of fun. Not that hard to learn and like I said a lot of fun to play.
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15. Board Game: Win Place Show [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:10610]
Darin Crowell

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Nebraska
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I have loved horse racing since I was young, my dad owned 3 race horses in the early 80's and that got me hooked on racing. I love going to the track or the sports book to bet the ponies. Play this game on Kentucky Derby day with your friends and it will put you in the mood for the race. It's a great game and it's easy to learn.
 
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16. Board Game: Sleuth [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:980]
Darin Crowell

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Nebraska
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This is just a fun family game, play this with your children when thay are young and they will learn deductive thinking at an early age. My boys loved to play this game and it's not hard to learn. Good family fun.
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17. Board Game: High-Bid [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:8490]
Darin Crowell

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Nebraska
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This game is also know as The Collector, which is what game I have. It's a fun family game that I have played with my boys. A fun easy game to play.
 
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18. Board Game: Book of Lists Game [Average Rating:3.78 Overall Rank:15754]
Darin Crowell

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I also had the book, this was fun to play and it's pretty simple. A fun game to play when you don't want to play trivial pursuit.
 
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19. Board Game: Facts in Five [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:4003]
Darin Crowell

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This is another fun family game to play or with friends. I enjoyed this game quite a bit and would recommed this game for some one looking for a family game.
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20. Board Game: Avalon Hill Game Company's Game of Trivia [Average Rating:4.88 Overall Rank:14730]
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This was a fun alternative to trival pursuit, it's fun and my family did enjoy playing this one.
 
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21. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:357]
Shawn Bowers
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This is such a blast to play.
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22. Board Game: Vegas Showdown [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:435]
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Another stellar title.
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23. Board Game: Victory in the Pacific [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:1294] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
Bill Eldard
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Burke
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There are so many great AH games, but I'd have to say this is my favorite. It's a vast improvement over its older sister, War at Sea (second edition), thanks to Richard Hamblen.
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