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I have a 1993 version the of the Wargame Collector's Guide.
It was invaluable. Listed nearly every wargame published, included auction prices and a basic rating scale. man I loved that book.

Does anyone know if it has been reprised in any form? I would love to see a current version of this guide.
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Oldwargamer wrote:
I have a 1993 version the of the Wargame Collector's Guide.
It was invaluable. Listed nearly every wargame published, included auction prices and a basic rating scale. man I loved that book.

Does anyone know if it has been reprised in any form? I would love to see a current version of this guide.


Hi Robert,

If it is the guide I'm thinking of, it ceased to be updated a few years ago. However http://www.spielboy.com/ serves a similar purpose and is based on data harvested from our very own BGG.

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Oldwargamer wrote:
I have a 1993 version the of the Wargame Collector's Guide.
It was invaluable. Listed nearly every wargame published, included auction prices and a basic rating scale. man I loved that book.

Does anyone know if it has been reprised in any form? I would love to see a current version of this guide.


I sympathise with you. I think books of this nature are superseded by the internet. What you describe in your post is the basics of the wargame section of BGG. I have had similar things happen too. I have seen information from some of my reference books printed word for word on the internet. It's a double edged sword, on one hand it is readily available without getting off my seat and with up to date information where on the other hand it is a nice personal feeling thumbing through a reference book and taking in that musty smell of an old book. soblue
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Thanks for the replies and the link. I guess I am getting too old. I have my copy of the wargame collector's guide right here, It is 172 pages long, lists every wargame published (Supposedly) up till publication date of 1993.

The last few pages lists every periodical pertaining to wargames with issue numbers and contents.

All I want is a 2016 version listing every wargame ever published with a brief synopsis. Bound in leather, with pictures. like an encyclopedia.


On a different note, have you guys seen the wargame Collector's Video by Big Bear Productions? They are great.
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I would be in for a book. Kickstarter anyone?
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whatambush wrote:
Oldwargamer wrote:
I have a 1993 version the of the Wargame Collector's Guide.
It was invaluable. Listed nearly every wargame published, included auction prices and a basic rating scale. man I loved that book.

Does anyone know if it has been reprised in any form? I would love to see a current version of this guide.


I sympathise with you. I think books of this nature are superseded by the internet. What you describe in your post is the basics of the wargame section of BGG. I have had similar things happen too. I have seen information from some of my reference books printed word for word on the internet. It's a double edged sword, on one hand it is readily available without getting off my seat and with up to date information where on the other hand it is a nice personal feeling thumbing through a reference book and taking in that musty smell of an old book. soblue


Here we have the dilemma of modern times: Everything is available on the net which is good, since if you need certain info it is readily available with a couple of clicks. On the other hand old-school people like me still prefer hard copies/printed materials. And it is unsurpassed to have a printed book in your hand, sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee and reading that seemingly outdated media.

Personally I started to really dislike that internet/electronic crap after my old Mac died down about half a year ago. I am still trying to recover my data collected in more than a decade from the hard drive or find a way to repair it. And before somebody asks: No way to simply use the back-up hard drive, since that was affected too (thunderstorms have the nasty tendency to send lightning strokes down from the skies).

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