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1. Board Game: Wings of War: Famous Aces [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:786] [Average Rating:6.87 Unranked]
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Here's Wings of War, with an unusual image (not the cover, I mean). This is a game I really really like, mostly for having grown up with Blue Max!
 
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2. Board Game: Blue Max [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:1643]
Riccardo Myszka
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Here's one of the most played. I still enjoy it!
 
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3. Board Game: Crimson Skies [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:4830]
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Another unusual image for a game of sky fighting.
 
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4. Board Game: Canvas Eagles [Average Rating:7.81 Overall Rank:3292]
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Oldies but Goldies: Canvas Eagles
 
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5. Board Game: Rise of the Luftwaffe [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:2164] [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
Ed Holzman
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As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travellers, men of Willowdale, emerge from the forest's shadow. Fording the river, they turn south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of The Necromancer...
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A very approachable card game that covers the ETO air actions during the early years of WWII. May not be extremely high on the realism scale, but it IS a ton of fun and quick to play. This game covers dogfights and light/medium bombers.
 
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6. Board Game: Eighth Air Force [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
Ed Holzman
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As grey traces of dawn tinge the eastern sky, the three travellers, men of Willowdale, emerge from the forest's shadow. Fording the river, they turn south, journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of The Necromancer...
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Another WWII ETO card game, this is the follow-on to Rise of the Luftwaffe. It covers the late war period and added rules for heavy bombers and extended campaigns. Just a bit more complex than ROTL, but still quick and easy.
 
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7. Board Game: Zero! [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:2115] [Average Rating:6.97 Unranked]
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Of course, GMT followed with some WWII PTO games, the first being Zero! In a similar fashion to ROTL, this game features dogfighting and light/medium bombers.
 
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8. Board Game: Corsairs and Hellcats [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
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And, of course, a campaign covering the late war PTO period was to follow. Corsairs and Hellcats includes heavy bombers and wraps up GMT's very fine Down in Flames WWII card game series. Some new aircraft cards (for all four DiF games) are on the P500 list and there are rumors of a WWI era DiF type game as well.
 
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9. Board Game: Fighter Command Game [Average Rating:5.57 Unranked]
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That's weird. This bit used to mention Shire Games, and tell you all how wonderful we are. But it seems to have got deleted. Let's see what happens this time ....
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Here's a game I used to love as a kid.

Long time no see - I think it went to the Charity Shop the minute I went off to school!
 
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10. Board Game: Flying Circus [Average Rating:5.54 Unranked]
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More than airplanes, it's a card game. Anyway it's nice.
 
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11. Board Game: Wings Over France [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:6674]
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This is an excellent WWI solitaire game with about equal parts squadron management and tactical mission components.
 
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12. Board Game: Flight Leader [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4178]
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One of the sky battles I own, but not played.
 
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13. Board Game: Dauntless [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.49 Unranked]
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This an expansion to Airforce that covers carrier based aircraft.
 
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14. Board Game: Foxbat & Phantom [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:14646]
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Air War light for the 1970's gamer. Covering modern air combat.
 
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15. Board Game: Air War: Modern Tactical Air Combat [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:14833]
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Here we have the uber detailed Air War. Not a game I have ever played.
 
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16. Board Game: Dogfight [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:4127]
Dana Zinsmeister
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MB knew how to fill a box with toys.
 
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17. Board Game: Air Superiority [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:3582]
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GDWs take on modern air combat. This gives the impression of being more playable that the SPI/TRS leviathan Air War.
 
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18. Board Game: Knights of the Air [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:9729]
Andrew Young
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And if you never have, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
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Avalon Hill game from 1987. Greater in complexity than some on this list. But, a great game.
 
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19. Board Game: Downtown: Air War Over Hanoi, 1965-1972 [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:1817]
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Have this game, looked it over. heard great things about it but again, its more in depth and long.
 
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20. Board Game: Luftwaffe [Average Rating:5.54 Overall Rank:13142]
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How about this one? An oldie but goodie.
 
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21. Board Game: Aces High [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:6957]
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A solid and detailed WWI air combat game using simultaneous movement. Even had rules for ground attacks and busting barrage baloons.
 
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22. Board Game: Richthofen's War [Average Rating:5.97 Overall Rank:4752]
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And this one?
 
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23. Board Game: London's Burning [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:2744]
 
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Would like to play it sometime.
 
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24. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1714]
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I also wish I had a copy of this game.
 
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25. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:1714]
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I also wish I had a copy of this game.
 
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