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Breakthrough and Benchmark SPI Designs--Your Assessments?

One of the things many of us seem to remember fondly about Simulations Publications, Incorporated, and its stable of talented designers and…

Started by Eric Walters

13 Nov 13
Reply by Eric Walters

Timeless SPI Games

There are those SPI games that have bit the dust over time--some for deservedly good reasons--and others that we still keep playing even af…

Started by Eric Walters

41 Jul 24, 2018
Reply by Charles Sutherland

SPI Games I So Much Wanted To Love (But Didn't)

Okay, as much as a fan of SPI games as many of us have been since we were members of the "Young Grognards"--er--"Young Guard," we had our…

Started by Eric Walters

10 Feb 28, 2014
Reply by Pete O'Brien

Top 20 S&T Issue Wargames

From Joe Beard's outstanding MAP AND COUNTERS blog, his subjective list of the best games to be published in the pages of S&T magazine…

Started by Eric Walters

25 Mar 4, 2013
Reply by Roger Morley

Ardennes Offensive

Here is Joe Beard's in-depth description and analysis of this game, arguably a title ahead of its time when it came out.  Compared to Avalo…

Started by Eric Walters

4 Oct 26, 2012
Reply by Chuck S.

HexWar

Hi, I'm looking to get back into gaming after a long hiatus (since 1985) and see that there's a website called "HexWar". Looks like a good…

Started by Larry Myers

3 Aug 24, 2011
Reply by Joseph A. Angiolillo Jr.

The "Also Rans:" S&T Insert Games not quite the top of the heap.

From the MAP AND COUNTERS Blog by Joe Beard, discussions/descriptions of ten S&T Games that don't quite make it to anyone's "Best Of" l…

Started by Eric Walters

6 Jan 11, 2011
Reply by Joseph C. Beard III

Hex version of SPI's 1812 game

One of the more pioneering simulations that SPI did, this one in a pack of two different takes on the campaign.  This discussion is about t…

Started by Eric Walters

1 Dec 23, 2010
Reply by Joseph C. Beard III

SPI Divisional Series--MOSCOW CAMPAIGN

I remember being given this game as a gift in 1976, even though it had been out for a while.  Puzzling over how to play the Russians, as at…

Started by Eric Walters

4 Dec 13, 2010
Reply by Robert Bruce Peddie

S&T - The SPI Years (#1 - #90)

Thought this Group could use a S&T discussion. I include #90 in the above list, since according to Greg Costikyan it was entirely compo…

Started by Lewis Goldberg

14 Dec 12, 2010
Reply by Eric Walters

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