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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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Fine Games' third Retirement Sale - Boxed Games
We announced our third Retirement Liquidation Sale earlier this week. This one focuses on 350 boxed games needing a new home, each with an especially attractive price.

This sale runs thru the month of April, expiring after May Day. Mark your calendars you procrastanators!

All our subscribers received prompt notice by email as soon as it become available. You can subscribe too to become eligible for this & future sales by sending your full name, address, phone & email to us at our email, M.Dean@FineGames.com.
Published: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:56:49 GMT
Happy 29th Birthday to Fine Games
Fine Games was formalized as a business 29 years ago today. Happy birthday to us !

And it was no coincidence that it was on April Fools Day. No, not at all!
Published: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:52:04 GMT
Our 2nd Retirement Liquidation Sale - thru St Pat's
Fine Games' second Retirement Liquidation Sale began today (10 Feb) and continues for 5 weeks till St Patrick's Day (17 March). One would think that would give everyone plenty of time, but the procrastinators will always procrastinate to the last minute.

Anyway, this sale focuses on 600 unboxed games, either stand alone games (e.g. folios) or magazine-issue games (with or without the magazine). Each with a great price. These are all items that we have more than we can possibly sell in 1-2 years time.

Just click the link above which takes you to our Retirement Sale landing page

With this sale, you'll have many opportunities to earn FREE! goodies ranging from a copy of S&T #86 with Cedar Mountain new, many issues of the AH General and other magazines, and promotional Munchkin cards.
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 04:19:45 GMT
Core ASL Module Back in Print - For King & Country
For King & Country, the massive British Commonwealth module for ASL Advanced Squad Leader (the successor to West of Alamein) is back in print! These core modules tend to last only a couple of years, so we suggest you fit it into your budge soon. $96 in stock.

Also, over the last 3 months, MMP has published Action Pack #15 (currently OoP already), Starter Kit Expansion #1 3rd, and Winter Offensive 2021 (to be available early March)
Published: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 04:25:06 GMT
Annual Clearance Sale...Available NOW thru 30 Nov
Fine Games's Annual Clearance Sale is available NOW! Be sure to subscribe now to receive timely notice of this huge sale.

We notify all our subscribers by email whenever we offer a sale. And only subscribers can participate in our sales.

This year's Annual Clearance Sale is be our biggest ever, with about a third of our entire inventory on sale at very special prices, initially over 1050 items included all at very special prices.

Subscribe by simply emailing us with your full contact info -- name, home address, phone # and email -- and we'll sign you up.

You'll then also receive notice of our series of Retirement Liquidation Sales in the coming year.
Published: Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:39:11 GMT
Ready for Retirement? Our (Pre-) Retirement Liquidation Sales
Ready for retirement? OUR retirement?

It isn't time yet, but it is above the horizon. And we are actively planning for it. Doing what *I* want 24/7.

But first we have to find homes for as many of our 9,000 items in stock as humanly possible. Can't spend an entire career preserving and selling these fine games and then dump them in a trash bin, can we?

So, while our first Retirement Liquidation Sale hasn't quite been announced, it is ready for a sneak peek if you don't mind some rough edges. Together with an astounding offer.

We offer liquidation prices on 502 magazines, and with each one your purchase at liquidation pricing you can select another mag from a sub-set for FREE! Basically 2 for 1, all at liquidation pricing.

Oh, and if you want a parts game box, for FREE!, we can do that too!
Published: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:06:54 GMT
New Game Releases in Last Year
View our catalog of games release in the last year. Despite COVIC, there have been quite a few good ones, including several by MMP, lots & lots by GMT, and the usual by Decision Games.
Published: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 04:01:32 GMT
ASL Starter #1 Reprint, Croix de Guerre & Instruction Binder Updates Available
Great news for ASL fans. 3 updates/reprints. These include the basic ASL instruction tool, Starter Kit #1, which teaches the basics of infantry combat in ASL.

The very long out of print Croix de Guerre is back in a much bigger package.

But also the long out of print ASL Instruction Binder. This is the rules set in binder format, with player aides printed on the tab dividers. While the rules text is the same as in the Pocket Edition, the binder format is often handier & easier on the eyes.

See our newly listed game catalog for details & prices on each.
Published: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 04:06:13 GMT
Happy Birthday to Fine Games
Fine Games turns 28 years old today. Happy birthday to us.

A long strange trip indeed.
Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:07:23 GMT
Distributors Shut Down
Our distributors have now shut down as well. We still have a handful of suppliers still shipping to some extent (including Legion Wargames and its brand new Target for Tonight solitaire game). But practically speaking, our supply line has been cut and we are unsupplied.

Fortunately, in this game we are not destroyed after two turns of isolation.

Again, if we have a game you want, we suggest you buy it sooner than later to assure that you can actually get it.
Published: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 19:05:53 GMT
GMT Ceases Shipping Games Due to Virus
GMT Games announced today that they can no longer ship any games. This is due solely to the virus, and California's "shelter in place" directive, not due business fundamentals.

Which means that for the time being ALL GMT-derived items are out of print and cannot be readily replaced.

Want it, buy it soon.
Published: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 03:34:56 GMT
Coronavirus Update
We returned from the GAMA game industry convention last weekend (mid-March), likely the last convention to be held in the world for some time. And things are night vs day from the time we left.

We are in full operation here, and plan to continue business "as normal" so long as the TP holds out. We offer this advice to those considering the risks of buying games at this time:

First, we assure you that we are taking precautions here by way of cleaning our hands, our work surfaces, and limiting our physical contact with others.

Second, we gather that the coronavirus cannot live long on dry surfaces such as cardboard - 1 day is the outside estimate under ideal conditions, perhaps 3 on plastic such a shrinkwrap. Transit time for games shipped to us is at a minimum 2 days; transit time to you is again generally 2-3 days. And the typical game is in our stock for weeks before shipping. So, it is extremely unlikely that it can be transmitted via the games you order from us.

Third, even in our normal routine, we have relatively little social or physical contact with others. We will observe social distancing advice to minimize our own risk.

Fourth, in the event that anyone here exhibits symptoms of a cold or flu -- in particular the signature fever, dry cough, lethargy -- we will cease operations to eliminate any risk of communication at that point.

This is a brave, new world. Much akin to the emotional experience of 9/11 (tho far greater in impact). We hope each of you remain safe.

This will be an "exciting" year (in the Chinese sense of the term.) But life will go on, even if it is wholly out of balance.
Published: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:44:14 GMT
Fine Games Annual Clearance Sale - [History until late 2020]
[This sale has ended and will not be available until late 2020.]

Our ever-popular Annual Clearance Sale is available to you now. Just click the link to our landing page. There you can read a summary of the terms, note the expiration date of 7 Dec (21 December if you buy 3+ items totaling $30 or more), and download a current catalog of items available.

Our Annual Clearance Sale originally offered over 700 games, magazines & accessories. Many are still available, but time is short.

In order to receive timely notice of sales such as this, and to participate, you will need to subscribe to our services including our emailed newsletter. Subscribing is free, we simply need your full contact info to sign you up. That is, your full name, home address, phone # and email address -- the same info needed to service any order you might place.
Published: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:07:40 GMT
Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo Has Passed
We've just learned that Rick Loomis, a long-time feature of conventions around the country, and publisher of the perennial Nuclear War series for the last 40 years (as well as Tunnel & Trolls), passed away a short time ago. Our condolences to his family.

We don't know what will happen with the Nuclear War line without Rick's loving care & attention. But if you have any interest in this great, simply family & party game, pick up a copy now.
Published: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 00:40:06 GMT
New ASL Module: Red Factories, a must-have
MMP just published a "new" historical ASL module, Red Factories.

This is a sort of reprint of earlier Red Barricades combined with a newly created, parallel game of Red October. Together, they include 4 maps, 8 countersheets, 7 campaign games and 21 scenarios.

Fine Games price, $135 plus shipping.

As we said, a must-have for ASL fans.
Published: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:08:07 GMT
Updated: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 15:57:48 GMT
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