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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.

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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
GMT lowers prices on 8 games
GMT Games has lowered prices on eight of its less popular titles. All are good games but most have niche subject matter or game systems that have limited their appeal. If any of these games are of interest, this is a good time to pick them up.

Game Title & Fine Games' Price
Twin Peaks $25
Newtown/Oriskany $25
Elusive Victory $21
1805 $25
Blue Cross $25
Manouevre 2nd $21
Stalin's War $21
Pax Baltica $21
Published: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:19:05 GMT
NEW ASL Kits from MMP & Bounding Fire (revised 4/14)
Several new ASL items just in. And we know how much ASL'rs LUV new stuff.

From Multi-Man, we have FOUR items:

Two beloved Starter Kits are back: ASL Starter Kit #2, Guns and also ASL Starter Kit #3, Tanks have been reprinted and are now in plentiful stock here. Prices are $25 and $30 respectively. Our understanding is that both are straight reprints, so no need to upgrade if you already have the earlier printing.

ASL Journal #11, with 48pgs of ASL material including a revised & enlarged Slaughter at Ponryi scenario with maps. $29

Winter Offensive #7, 2016 Bonus Kit including 2 new maps (#74, 75) and 3 scenarios set in Poland 1945 and New Georgia 1943. $19

From Bounding Fire Productions, a huge kit focused exclusively on the 1939 invasion of Poland:

Poland in Flames, with 6 boards (2 of which are full sized maps), 1280 counters and 45 scenarios. It is BIG in every way. $119. (Yes, even the price is big!)


Published: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:29:36 GMT
If you like CONSIM's the Hunters...
If you liked CONSIM's The Hunters solitaire game of managing a u-boat on patrol in the Atlantic, you'll likely enjoy its sequel now available.

Also by CONSIM, Silent Victory puts the player in charge of a US submarine preying on Japanese warships & merchantmen in the Pacific in World War II.

Your goal is to do as much damage as you can for crew advancement and prestige, while also staying alive for the next time.

Detailed game with 7 fleet commanders profiled, multiple patrol areas, 6 sub classes and 720 types of Japanese vessels.

$42
Published: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:39:18 GMT
Out of Print Already? Talon & Liberty or Death
GMT is having the best of times, and the worst of times. Two of its recently published games are out of print within weeks of release.

Talon, a sci-fi empire building game for several players, was in print for less than 2 months. We gotten but two shipments before, poof, no more. And we have none left.

Liberty or Death, a game of the American Revolution using the COIN (Counter Insurgency game system) also went out of print within 2 months of publication. Fortunately, we'd stocked a few more of these, so we have a small handful left.

No doubt both games will be reprinted as they clearly didn't satisfy demand. But it will be months.

Luv this wargame industry.
Published: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:34:07 GMT
NEW: Winter Offensive #7, Silent Death, Liberty or Death, Talon
Several new items now in-stock.

For you ASL fiends, Winter Offensive #7 2016, $19

From ComSim, the Pacific Ocean cousin to The Hunters, Silent Victory. Solitaire game where the player manages a US submarine against Japanese convoys & warships. $42

From GMT, two notable games. Liberty or Death, a game in the COIN (counterinsurgency) series depicting the American Revolution, complete with cards and a mounted board. $57

Also, Talon, a fast-playing sci-fi game of intergalactic exploration and empire building. $42
Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:04:40 GMT
Asmodee (Fantasy Flight & Days of Wonder) Prohibit Internet Sales
Asmodee (and its brands Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight Games) will ban ALL internet sales as of 1 April. Just like in the dark days of the late 1990s, when anyone associated with the internet was viewed as an outlaw cause the mainstrean didn't have a clue. But now they have a clue and I guess have figured that they can own the internet sale of its games outright.

Anyway, they are banning any & all non-face-to-face sales of its games. That includes Amazon. That includes internet & mail order sales. Gone.

We don't sell many of their games; mostly, its special order requests for our regular customers. As of 1 April, its nothing all.

I say, good luck to 'em.
Published: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:18:24 GMT
Updated: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 05:47:04 GMT
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