Share your favorites on Show & Tell


In Games > Board Games > Show & Tell.
Wandlessfairy's loves1039 of 1563585 (14K) Gold Two Tone Brooch Thrift Shop Find 2,50 Euro ($2.65)Blackheart Ethiopian Opal
Love it
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
WandlessfairyWandlessfairy loves this.
vintagelampvintagelamp loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
JImamJImam loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
clockermanclockerman loves this.
iggyiggy loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 5 years ago

    (122 items)

    Back in the 1960's and 70's we used to play many different board games first, then advancing to more detailed strategy games. I enjoyed playing the earlier games in the 60's and also the SPI strategy games in the 70's. Buying Strategy and Tactics wargammer magazines more out of interest as girls and cars occupied my time.
    Pictured above is issue #80 Strategy and Tactics magazine from 1980 which has never been played the markers are still intact.


    Strategy & Tactics was originally founded in 1966 by Christopher Wagner. In its original format, it did not include a game in each issue but focused on existing wargames, design material for games, and hobby news and information. At issue #19, Jim Dunnigan acquired the magazine, formed Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) and began putting games in the magazine. The decade of the 1970's was dominated by SPI wargames and Strategy & Tactics magazine became the wargame hobby flagship. Unfortunately, the transition from a direct mail order to a distribution model, rapidly rising component costs, and increasing competition combined to sink SPI. SPI declared bankruptcy shortly after issue #89 was published. TSR, the company made famous by Dungeons and Dragons, took over as the largest creditor. TSR was not known for their wargames and though they tried to develop a wargame line and continue publishing Strategy & Tactics from #90-#110, they eventually choose to sell off their SPI assets. Strategy & Tactics was sold to World Wide Wargames (3W) and, later, most of the SPI box game titles were purchased by Decision Games. 3W published Strategy & Tactics from #111 to #139 and then sold it to Decision Games.

    Decision Games has been publishing Strategy & Tactics since #140. A magazine only edition was introduced with issue #176 and is carried by over a thousand newsstands and bookstores. Strategy & Tactics is the longest running military history magazine, having published over 250 issues in its 41 year history.

    The Battle of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills, was the first major battle of the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. Fought on August 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri, between Federal forces and the Missouri State Guard, it is sometimes called the "Bull Run of the West."

    Board Games
    See all
    Vintage 1978 Mattel Godzilla Game Kaiju Survival Near Complete Working w/Box
    Vintage 1978 Mattel Godzilla Game K...
    Vintage Stymie Bewitched 1967 Card Game
    Vintage Stymie Bewitched 1967 Card ...
    Vintage Sesame Street Muppets Pop-Up Game Whitman 1982
    Vintage Sesame Street Muppets Pop-U...
    ORIGINAL Vintage 1977 Milton Bradley Tom and Jerry Board Game
    ORIGINAL Vintage 1977 Milton Bradle...
    Vintage 1978 Mattel Godzilla Game Kaiju Survival Near Complete Working w/Box
    Vintage 1978 Mattel Godzilla Game K...
    See all


    1. iggy iggy, 5 years ago
      Have you ever played the game "Risk"? Myself and a group of friends used to play that game A LOT!
    2. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      We got into some Risk marathons iggy. Had some good laughs watching the loose cannons get all worked up when they lost. Good memories for sure!!
    3. clockerman clockerman, 5 years ago
      Stratego was a good one also.
    4. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Sure was clockerman.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      I used to play King Maker but never could quite figure it out. The rules seemed to keep changing. I remember several games like this such as Axis and Allies.
      My game though was AD&D.
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      I remember Axis and Allies fortapache I missed out on the Advanced D&D knew a few people who were right into it.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.