FG News & Updates

Recent Events at Fine Games World HQ
Contains news about things a-happenin' at FINE GAMES for Players & Collectors: updates of significant events including major game releases, special sales we offer, games going/gone out-of-print, and other breaking news.

Scroll down for more...

4 New GMT Games - Dec 2017
Four new GMT games are out & generally in-stock:

Holland '44 covers Operation Market-Garden, the Sept 1944 attempt by the allies to capture bridges across the Rhine intact and thus race into the northern German plain. Similar in scale and scope to Victory Games famous Hell's Highway. $38.50

Arquebus is a game of grand tactical battles during the early gunpowder era as various city-states compete for dominance in northern Italy. $45.50

Here I Stand 3rd updates the rules, provides a comprehensive errata & new counter update, and reprints the basic great multiplayer game of the reformation period. $62.50

We also have a 3rd edition Update Kit for Here I Stand that upgrades a 1st or 2nd edition copy to 3rd edition standards with a new rulebook, new card deck, errata countersheet, plus some charts. $25

And for those who enjoy GMT's Next War series, the fourth game in that series is out. Next War, Poland supposes a surprise Russian attack on Poland and the Baltic states with the hope of overrunning those NATO member nations before help can arrive in sufficient numbers to turn the tide. $63

Don't forget that we have the Next War Supplement Kit on hand as well. $15
Published: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:52:42 GMT
Vae Victis Magazines - Restocked
We have received and have listed a signficant restock of Vae Victis magazines. This includes backstock form the orginal publisher (all of which are now out of print & generally there are no more to be had), as well as copies from the new publisher, Vae Victis Cerigo Editions.

We also received a single copy of the apparently popular and visually very attractive Spanish game, Navios de Linea, Trafalgar 1805 (Ships of the Line) by Trafalgar Editions. This is a unique game in that it is a board game employing 60 plastic ship miniatures with removable sails to depict the decisive battle of Trafalgar as well as lesser engagements during the Napoleonic era. It is thus both a board game and a visually appealing minatures game. Its a heavy beast. Our price is $129.00 plus shipping.

All the Vae Victis magazines prior to about #122 are out of print and availability is already very limited. And the Trafalgar game is an expensive one to obtain and stock, so will be forever in very limited numbers here. So get these while you can.

Published: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:37:23 GMT
Fine Games' Annual Clearance Sale - Expired
For those who blinked - blinked for about 25 days - you missed it for 2017. Great deals were once again offered on a range of games, and a few hundred found good homes for the holidays. Thanks for those who at least took a peak. Back again next year.

We are hard at work getting our Annual Clearance Sale ready for your eager eyes. For those who are already waiting for it, gain early access to the sale simply by clicking on the link to the landing page here, and downloading the 43 page sale catalog.

You may have to suffer thru a few glitches; we have not yet proofed things. That comes with be an early adopter these days.

But you'll get first crack at 550 some game items, including lots of new & desireable games we simply have a few too many of. And some more new games that have minor flaws (dings & such).

Act fast...most items only available as one-each. Now thru 22 November.
Published: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 05:33:45 GMT
Just in - ASL Action Pack #13, Oktoberfest XXX II
A restock of MMP games & ASL titles includes the brand new Action Pack #13, Oktoberfest XXX II. This includes 2 new mapboards & 11 wide-ranging scenarios.

$20 in stock.
Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:04:26 GMT
New Releases from 2017
Want to see all the games (at least those from game publishers we track) released this year? just go to the link above (http://www.FineGames.com/text/nr2017.txt) for a text catalog of ALL game releases we are aware of this calendar year.

Published: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:51:55 GMT
Recap of New Games from February
TONS of new stuff in February. Much of really, really sweet.

For ASL fiends, we have Festung Budapest as well as Starter Kit #1 EXPANSION PACK #1. These are straight reprints, but at an increased price due to short print runs. They will go fast. $155 and $32 respectively.

Also from Multi-Man, Panzer Battles, 11th Panzer on the Chir, $39. A fresh panzer division saves the Germans' behind in the winter of 1942.

From Clash of Arms, two La Bataille games resurface. La B Ligny 3rd is entirely updated; only the order of battle remains the same. New graphics, 5th edition rules, etc. La B Quatre Bras 3rd is a reprint. These two games mate to cover most of Waterloo.

From GMT, 4 games. Clash of Giants, American Civil War presents two civil war battles, 2nd Bull Run & Gettysburg. $38. Fields of Despair is a large, block-system game of World War I on the western front, 1914-8. $69. C&C Napoleonics Epics Kit $52. And Wing Leader, Supremacy covers air combat over Europe in the last 2 years of the war. $55

From Turning Point (aka Against the Odds), Campaign for Vicksburg. $26. Covers, well, the entire campaign for Vicksburg along the central Mississippi River.

From Decision Games, two new mag issues and a solitaire PC game. Strike & Counter comes in World at War #53, and American Revolution in the South comes with Strategy & Tactics #304. Both $25.50. D-Day at Tarawa PC is a Windows PC port of their solitaire popular board game of the same title. $20.

Lastly, Compass Games published a companion game to 1866, Frontier Battles, called 1866, Struggle for Supremacy. $60.

Published: Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:38:33 GMT
Busy Restocking the Shelves
After a record setting holiday season, we at Fine Games are busy restocking our shelves.

Just in with the latest receipts include some new ASL goodies:

MMP's ASL Journal #12 which includes 12 scenarios a corrected Yank's scenario card. $22, on hand now.

MMP's Winter Offensive #8 (2017) scenario kit with 3 scenarios set in the Ukraine in 1941 and Aachen 1944, plus a cardstock board. $18 in-stock.

Also restock is ASL Yanks 2nd $95 as well as the ASL Rules in binder format $66.

Arriving tomorrow (31 Jan):

From Decision Games, their new Zama folio game covering a pivotal battle from the Punic Wars. $15

American Revolution 2nd, a boxed reprint of the game in a long-out of print S&T 270. $25.

War Returns to Yugoslavia #303, the newest issue of S&T. $25.50

Havana #28, the newest issue of Modern War magazine. $25.50
Published: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:45:30 GMT
2016 Annual Clearance Sale, Round 2
Round 2 of our Annual Clearance Sale begins today, expiring only when we announce our Annual Clearance Sale next year (late in 2017).

We've sharpened our pencil, narrowed our focus, and offer additional, across-the-board discounts if you buy 2 or more items from this catalog.

In all cases, each item has the lowest price we have ever offered.

Visit our Annual Clearance Landing Page, http://www.FineGames.com/eoy_clear.htm.
Published: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 03:24:40 GMT
2016 Annual Clearance Sale
It is that time again. Time to offer up a few hundred games & magazines at really, really good prices.

Time for Fine Games' Annual Clearance Sale.

It's on now (2 Dec) thru Christmas. Full details on the landing page; just click above.

Hurry. It expires by Christmas, and as always, its first-come, first-served, with each item being available in a quantity of only one.

There will be a round 2 this year. It will consist of a subset of the items remaining from this round 1, with still deeper discounts. It will occur during the two weeks Fine Games will be CLOSED in early January.
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:35:28 GMT
Thorougly Revised Game Gift List
We have thoroughly reworked, revised and updated our game gift giving listing. And its available now to help your signficant other -- or you -- give the gift of games.

We've cherry picked what we regard to be the best of current games. That is, the best of what is recent, plus the best of what has withstood the test of time.

We welcome feedback about the picks on our list, as well as games that you feel are missing.

And remember, we offer gift certificates in any denomination that are as good as cash, never expire, and can be emailed or mailed as needed to meet any gift giving occasion.
Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:42:26 GMT
New Games, thru 6 November
A bunch of new & reprinted games.

From GMT, reprints of Sekigara (3rd edition), $48, and Commands & Colors Napoleonics (3rd edition), $50. Both back in stock tomorrow (11/7).

From Legion Games, Redvers' Reverse, Battle of Colenso 1899. This is a solitaire, area-move game of the British attempt to relieve the Boer siege of Ladysmith, South Africa. $45 instock.

From Decision Games, several titles. Two sci-fi folio games, Ceres and Phobos, both $9

And arriving on Wednesday, S&T 302, with Great Northern War (the Swedish invasion of Russia). $25.50. Also, World at War magazine, with Pacific Battles: Malaya. Also, $25.50.
Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 04:39:49 GMT
3 New Decision Games Including Invasion Afghanistan #26
Just in the door, 3 new games from Decision Games. These include:

Modern War Magazine #26 with Invasion Afghanistan. This covers the Soviet attempt to subdue Afghanistan between 1979-89. Solitaire. $25.50.

Germantown, Washington Strikes Oct 1777 is a small 2-player folio game of this battle. $9

Merrill's Marauders is a solitaire game of Allied special forces in Burma, 1943-4. $9

Long Range Desert Group is a solitaire game of Allied commando operations against the Axis forces in North Africa, 1941-2. $9

All are in stock now.
Published: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:49:09 GMT
A TON of New Games
Late spring brings a flurry of new games, and this spring is perhaps exceptional even then. Some of these are reprints, but reprints of games that disappears in only a month or two, hardly satisfying our craving for Fine Games:

Star Fleet Battles Captain's Log #51, $18

from GMT:
Cubra Libre 2nd, reprint, $48
Distant Plain 2nd, reprint, $55
Falling Sky, COIN series game (like the two prior games) of the Gallic revolt against Roman forces under Caesar, 58-52BC, $56

Modern War magazine #24 with LZ Albany, combat in Vietnam in 1965, $25.50

Phantom Leader 3rd, reprint, $64. Has been out of print for quite a while.

Compass's Battles for Ypres which covers 3 widely spaced battles for Ypres in 1914, 1916 & 1917 showing changes in tactics over time, $66

Compass's Paper Wars magazine #82 with I Will Fight No More Forever 2nd, a major update of this unique & once-popular game of the flight of the Nez Pierce tribe from northeastern OR thru Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, nearly to safety in Canada, in 1877. $42

VPG's Dawn of the Zeds 3rd, a major upgrade to this popular game now including the original solitaire version PLUS cooperative & head-head play, $45

Published: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:37:11 GMT
Just in: Strategy & Tactics #299 with First Crusade
Just in the door tonite, the newest Strategy & Tactics Magazine #299, with the game First Crusade, 1097-99.

This is a solitaire game of the First Crusade, with the player controlling the crusader forces. Uses the point-point map & system familiar to those who have played any of Decision Games' recent solitaire games.

$22.50 in stock.
Published: Tue, 10 May 2016 03:48:21 GMT
ASL Beyond Valor is Back !
One of the bedrock modules of ASL is back in print. Finally. MMP's ASL Beyond Valor is back for its 4th incarnation.

This is basically a reprint of the 3rd edition, which was a major overhaul. So if you have the latter, you're set. Otherwise, your number has been called.

Our price, $99.00. We have several copies due to arrive on Thursday, with more available as needed.
Published: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:14:49 GMT
Updated: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 05:34:12 GMT
The URL to provide to an RSS aggregator when subscribing to this feed: http://www.finegames.com/fg_rss.xml