Another Avalon Hill Catalog: 1961
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Recommend
35 
 Thumb up
0.02
 tip
 Hide
I recently acquired a copy of Tactics II from an estate sale. While inventorying it, I discovered it was one of the earlier printings of the game. Back cover sheet. Combat Odds SLIDE RULE. The return card had the old White Stone Road address!

But the catalog was even older, with the E. Fayette St. address. The entire Avalon Hill catalog consisted of 12 games at this time. The catalog was separated into two categories: Family/Social Games and Tournament Games.

Take a look at the humble origins of The Avalon Hill Game Company.
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: avalon_hill [+] [View All]
  • [+] Dice rolls
1. Board Game Publisher: The Avalon Hill Game Co
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
ADULT
GAMES

by
AVALON HILL


The new concept! Exciting,
all-skill games for family,
party, or tournament play.
Designed especially for
enjoyment of adults and
young adult 12 years
old and up.

THE
AVALON HILL
COMPANY

209 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore 2, Md.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
2. Board Game Publisher: The Avalon Hill Game Co
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
AVALON HILL
FAMILY/SOCIAL
GAMES


The AVALON HILL concept
of all-skill play in easy-to-
learn, fast action games for
family and party fun.
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
3. Board Game: Civil War [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:11801]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 15 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2.

CIVIL WAR
Simplified strategy game of America's great conflict.
You control troop movements, capture, cut off op-
ponent's replacements. Unique hexagonal "squares"
permit uniform movement in all directions. Includes
mapboard, troop pawns, acces-
sories, rules. $2.95
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
4. Board Game: Le Mans [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:8541]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: Basic Game - 15 minutes.
______________ Tournament Game - 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 12, or team play.

LE MANS
Game of high speed excitement on the classic sports
car race tracks of Europe. Race miniature cars on
either of two famous tracks. Authenic action, au-
thenic thrills. Includes game board with detailed
track maps, 12 miniature cars, ac-
cessories, rules. $4.95
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
5. Board Game: Air Empire [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: Learn as you play.
GAME LENGTH: Basic Game - 1 hour.
_____________Tournament Game - 2 - 3 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4.

AIR EMPIRE
Own and operate your own airlline in this game of
jet age transportation. Obtain route franchises, buy
and operate planes, attempt to build a profitable air-
line and eliminate competition. Your skill determines
outcome. Includes game board, all
accessories and instructions. $4.95
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
6. Board Game: Nieuchess [Average Rating:4.83 Unranked]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 15 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2.

NIEUCHESS
Modern, fast-action form of simplified chess with a
unique principle of moevement across hexagonal
"squares". Like chess, a game of symbolic battle,
but based on an entirely new concept. Includes
game board, 40 pawns, accessories,
complete rules. $2.95
3 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
7. Board Game: U-Boat [Average Rating:5.60 Overall Rank:12366]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 15 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 1/2 hour.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Basic Game - 2.
___________________Multiship Game - 2 to 6.

U-BOAT
Fast action game of undersea warfare. Authentic
action as sub tries to reach convoy area. Torpedo
runs, evasive maneuvering...sonar searches,
depth charge runs by Destroyer Escort. Includes
giant 22" x 28" maneuvering board, miniature
ships, instructions and accessories. $4.95
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
8. Board Game: Verdict II [Average Rating:4.20 Unranked]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 15 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 1/2 - 1 hour each case (15 cases).
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 11 players.

VERDICT II
Exciting game of tense courtroom action. Prosecute
or defend cases using authentic legal princples
and actual courtroom procedures. You introduce
evidence, cross examine. Unique "verdict wheel"
and players act as judges. Includes game board,
case books, all accessories and
rules. $4.95
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
9. Board Game: Management [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:12173]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: Learn as you play.
GAME LENGTH: 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2 to 4.

MANAGEMENT
The world of business in a box! You guide the des-
tiny of a giant corporation...buy, sell, erect fac-
tories, manufacture products. You're in the President's
chair as you wheel and deal, try to avoid bankrupt-
cy. Includes game board, "money",
all accessories, instructions. $4.95
5 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
10. Board Game Publisher: The Avalon Hill Game Co
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
AVALON HILL
TOURNAMENT
GAMES


Challenging, tournament-level
games for those who enjoy the
stimulation of complex, ex-
tended play. Authentic action,
drawn from life.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
11. Board Game: Gettysburg [Average Rating:5.64 Overall Rank:11927]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 2 - 4 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2, plus any number of sub-
ordinate commanders.

GETTYSBURG
Decisive battle of the Civil War, refought with you
in command. All the original troops are brought into
play on a giant 22" x 28" mapboard of the battle-
field. Includes troop counters, ac-
cessories, and complete instructions. $4.95
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
12. Board Game: D-Day [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:11548]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 2 - 5 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2, plus any number of sub-
ordinate commanders.

D-DAY
The World War II battle for a continent, with you
commanding all the major battle units in the original
campaign. Authentic re-creation of history, with your
skill and judgement determining the outcome. Table-
size 22" x 28" mapboard of Europe,
troop counters, rules and accessories. $4.95
9 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
13. Board Game: Tactics II [Average Rating:5.33 Overall Rank:15086]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 2 - 4 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2, plus any number of sub-
ordinate commanders.

TACTICS II
The original game of modern military strategy. A
chess-like game with you commanding infantry,
armored, amphibious, paratroop divisions. Results
depend on your skill and ingenuity. Giant 22" x 28"
mapboard, troop counters, instructions for Basic
game, plus optional rules for more
realism. $4.95
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
14. Board Game: Chancellorsville (first edition) [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:11742]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: 2 - 4 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2, plus any number of sub-
ordinate commanders.

CHANCELLORSVILLE
Re-fight this classic Civil War battle on your own
terms. An authentic, historically accurate re-creation
drawn from the pages of history. Includes mapboard
of battleground, troop counters, ac-
cessories, and complete instructions. $4.95
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
15. Board Game: Dispatcher [Average Rating:5.82 Overall Rank:11873]
J.L. Robert
United States
Sherman Oaks
California
flag msg tools
designer
badge
Follow me for wargames!
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
TIME TO LEARN: 30 minutes.
GAME LENGTH: Variable a players' option from 30
minutes to 3 - 4 hours.
AGE LEVEL: Adults of all ages, 12 years and up.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2, or solitaire.

DISPATCHER
Authentic, detailed railroading game. Players race
on competitive lines to beat timetable and each
other. You control movement of passenger and
freight trains, schedules, etc., on unusual 14" x 44"
train board. Includes rules and all
accessories. $4.95
7 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Loading... | Locked Hide Show Unlock Lock Comment     View Previous {{limitCount(numprevitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
{{error.message}}
{{comment.error.message}}
    View More Comments {{limitCount(numnextitems_calculated,commentParams.showcount)}} / {{numnextitems_calculated}} 1 « Pg. {{commentParams.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.