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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' 16th Retirement Liquidation Sale - ALL Our New Mag-Games
Time once again for a really big sale. This time, we seek to liquidate ALL of our NEW (& a handful of mint) Magazine-Games. 140 some items in all. Now thru 6 May.

And we get deadly serious by offering discounts proportionate to how many items you buy, discounts potentially exceeding 50% of list price on these NEW magazine-games.

Again this includes ALL our new Strategy & Tactics, Modern Wars, World at War, Against the Odds & a few others to boot.

The structure of this sale is different than what we've favored in recent sales, and is more akin to our "buy X get Y FREE" sales of years past. You earn an increasing discount that starts with 10% off our normal, already-discounted prices, and tops out at 35% off our normal prices at 16 items.

We've built a Spreadsheet Tool that allows you to do ALL your own shopping within it, with full descriptions, discounted prices and even the net total with shipping, as you consider each item. You can of course still give us a call or send an email to order as you have in the past.

This marks the true Beginning of the End, as we're now selling off one of the bedrocks of our business. We have 600 items left to find a home for, after which my mission will be complete.
Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 03:51:50 GMT
Remember the Game, Source of The Nile ? It's Gone Digital
Source of the Nile, published in the 70s independently then by Avalon Hill - and always one of my own favorites, is now available at a reasonable price as a Windows PC game. It appears to be a faithful recreation except that it is now a solitaire-only game.

Take a peak.
Published: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 22:12:27 GMT
Fine Games' 15th Retirement Liquidation Sale
Ready for more games at fire sale prices ?

Then check out our 15th Retirement Liquidation Sale. 250 items mostly at fire sale prices, plus a bundle of games offered from my own personal collection. Now thru 5 March.

Included are all our NEW mag-games where we have 2 or more; all of our magazine-onlys; all of our remaining Command & Wargame magazines with games; a bunch of NEW games; and a bunch of miscellaneous publisher games & kits.
Published: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 23:21:38 GMT
Annual Clearance Sale Now Available
Fine Games' 27th - and likely last - Annual Clearance Sale is now available. Notice of this sale was sent to all our subscribers this morning.

245 discrete items (or 734 of our 1,150 actual items still in-stock) are up for grabs, nearly all at fire sale prices, which are our lowest ever offered. All must go by next summer.

This sale expires after Monday, 4 December. Procrastinators, get going!

Please include the part#, title & price of items you wish to order; include your payment & ship-to info; and clearly state you're placing an order. With this info, we will immediately reserve the items you want to guarantee you get them at the price stated.
Published: Wed, 08 Nov 2023 18:01:20 GMT
Fine Games' 14th Retirement Liquidation Sale
We're back in the saddle again after taking the entire summer off. And tomorrow we resume our Retirement Liquidation Sales.

Fine Games' 14th Retirement Liquidation Sale takes direct aim at 52 games and magazines we have way too many of, far more than we can sell in the months we intend to remain in business. So we offer them all at firesale prices. In most cases these are offered at below our costs paid 1, 2 or even three decades ago.

Like $5 or $10 for new Strategy & Tactics, Modern War or World at War mags w/ games, new. Or $5 for select Command & Wargamer mags.

Check it out! Available thru Halloween, 31 Oct.
Published: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 04:31:35 GMT
Back from Vacation & Back in Business
We have reopened after a summer-long (99 day) vacation, and are open for business again.

We apologize to those who inquired during our closure as we could not help you at all.

But we are again open for business, and our web site has been updated. Email or phone us if we can help.

BTW, bicycled about 3,500 miles and climbed about 200,000 ft. And drank a LOT of beer.
Published: Sun, 10 Sep 2023 19:02:15 GMT
Fine Games 13th Retirement Sale - Free-for-All !
Fine Games' 13th Retirement Clearance Sale begins on Tuesday, 11 April. It ends after Cinco de Mayo (5 May).

This sale ferrets out 194 games & magazines from the many nooks & crannies of our once-sprawling inventory. And we've focused on new stuff, that is stuff you haven't seen on sale recently.

And all at dirt cheap prices.

If you order, please stat this clearly, and include your payment method, so that we can reserve your items for you immediately.
Published: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 19:31:37 GMT
Fine Games 12th Retirement Sale
Our 12th Retirement Liquidation Sale began today (21 March) and extends thru our 31sth birthday, April Fools Day. No joke!

This sale is something of a redux of our two prior sales in that it offers up 60-some magazine-games and one boxed game we are seriously overstocked on. So we're offering all of our customers one last chance to pick up a copy of these at ridiculously low prices.

Buy a copy for your own collection, or use them as trade fodder with your friends. Either way, you won't find lower prices.
Published: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:47:19 GMT
Bounding Fire ASL Restock w/ 3 New Items
We just received a complete restock of all Bounding Fire ASL modules.

Included in this shipment were three (3) new editions of modules out of print for years. These are: Beyond the Beachhead 2, High Ground 2 and Operation Cobra 2. Limited supply, so get 'em while they're hot.
Published: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 22:02:44 GMT
Fine Games 11th Retirement Liquidation Sale
Our 11th Retirement Liquidation Sale began 13 Feb., and continues thru 5 March. About 300 items remain.

This sale offers 430 games & mags you've seen listed in our prior sales multiple times. For many, especially the mag-games, we have a lifetime supply. So we've dropped the prices substantially - again - making many of these items dirt cheap. $1, $5, $10 for items with a list price up to $50.
Published: Fri, 10 Feb 2023 18:33:55 GMT
Fine Games 25th & Possibly FINAL Annual Clearance Sale
Fine Games' 25th Annual Clearance Sale is available now thru Tues, 20 December.

This is intended to be our biggest & best such sale, offering up over 1,000 games, magazines, mag-games, odds & ends & more. Each has a great price; most have liquidation prices not seen elsewhere ever.

It may also be our last. So don't miss it.

If you like Munchkin promo cards & bookmark stuff, you can get two such items for FREE with each item purchased for $1 or more elsewhere in the catalog.

This sale ends after Tuesday, 20 December. Procrastenators take note.

Our last shipping day of 2022 will be Friday, 23 Dec.
Published: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 22:28:08 GMT
Our 10th Retirement Sale, Available NOW! past tense, sorry
Fine Games 10th Retirement Sale is available NOW. This sale offers up basically all of our remaining magazine-onlys & game-onlys. 544 items all at liquidation prices.

This sale expires after Friday, 18 November. So if you're swift you've got well over 3 weeks to tend to business.

Note that this sale includes basically our ENTIRE remaining inventory of magazine-onlys. There will be no more. So if you're interested in these things from 60-some years of wargaming, get 'em while they're available.

You MUST be a subscriber to participate in this sale and our upcoming Annual Clearance Sale. So email us to subscribe.
Published: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 21:57:02 GMT
Our 9th Retirement Liquidation Sale - on now !
Our 9th Retirement Liquidation Sale is available to you NOW, and continues until Labor Day, 5 Sept. See the Retirement Page

This sale focuses on 150 items we want GONE! They include items banned by Amazon (for covering current events or the American Civil War), cosmetically dinged items, magazines we have a lifetime supply of, and more. All at really great, as in very low, prices.

This sales is part of a multi-year glide path aimed at finding good homes for our remaining 3,000 games, mags & parts. Once that is done, I'll be FREE!
Published: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 16:22:17 GMT
30 Years ! A long, strange trip
Fine Games celebrates its 30th year in business today, April 1st -- April Fools. But this is no joke.

It has been a long, rather strange trip.
Published: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 21:06:16 GMT
Decision Games Imposes HUGE Price Increase on Mags & Some Games
Decision Games imposes perhaps the largest set of price increases we've ever seen in 30 years in business. In general, increases of 25% are the rule rather than the exception. Magazines published in the last 2-4 years are now $49.99 list where they were $39.99. The increase impacts many of their larger boxed games as well. And they broke their past practice of not increasing prices of previously published mag prices.

We are still processing all the changes, and the increase will be reflected in our own asking prices shortly. This is necessary as we now carry only 1 or 2 copies of most issue. We apologize for the price shock you may experience.

We no longer buy directly from Decision Games; they divorced us because we complained about all the damaged goods they were delivering to us. So we haven't asked about WHY they made such a massive change. But we can speculate that their prices rose sharply as they began printing some of their components in China, so they were caught with their pants down like many others.

But we also read this as suggesting that their business may be in a bit of trouble, and they have overreacted (badly). We say badly as they are suggesting that their products are of far more value to game buyers than competing games from MMP, Compass and GMT especially. And that just ain't so.
Published: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 03:00:24 GMT
Updated: Mon, 15 Apr 2024 22:13:25 GMT
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