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Avalon Hill used to publish some wonderful game catalogs, some of which were included in their boxed games. One, which seems to be dated 11/84, is magazine length. If nothing else, AH was noted for analyzing their games to death. In fact, in this (and other) catalog, they rate the games for "complexity" and also for average game length. For the sake of completeness or nostalgia or to compare against BGG databases, some of the contents are summarized below.

Games are presented in the sequence of the catalog (CRA = Charles Roberts Award)

  • Tactics II - Complexity 1 - Time 2 hours - Awards: Hall of Fame 1979 (CRA)
  • Blitzkrieg - Complexity 6 (Basic) 7-10 (otherwise) - Time 3 hours +
  • Waterloo - Complexity 2 - Time 4 hours
  • Afrika Korps - Complexity 2 - Time 3 hours or less
  • Stalingrad - Complexity 2 - Time 4 hours
  • D-Day - Complexity 2 - Time 4 hours
  • Victory in the Pacific - Complexity 2 - Time 3-4 hours - Awards: Best Strategic Game of 1977 (CRA)
  • War at Sea - Complexity 1 - Time 1 hour
  • Midway - Complexity 3 - Time 2 hours
  • Submarine - Complexity 8 - Time 1 hour and up
  • Flat Top - Complexity 10 - Time 4 hours and up
  • Caesar (at Alesia) - Complexity 4 - Time 6 hours and up
  • Caesar's Legions - Complexity 5 - Time 2 hours and up
  • Alexander - Complexity 5 - Time 2 hours
  • 1776 - Complexity 7 - Time 1 hour (scenarios) 8 hours and up (campaign)
  • Wooden Ships & Iron Men - Complexity 6 - Time 1 hour and up
  • War and Peace - Complexity 5 - Time 2 hours and up
  • Hundred Days Battles - Complexity 4 - Time 2 hours
  • Battle for Italy - Complexity 4 - Time 1:30
  • Napoleon at Bay - Complexity 6 - Time 2-4 hours
  • Napoleon - Complexity 3 - Time 2 hours
  • Struggle of Nations - Complexity 10 - Time 24 hours and up
  • Richtofen's War - Complexity 5 - Time 1 hour
  • Bismarck - Complexity 4 (Basic) 6 (Intermediate) 7 (Advanced) - Time 2 hours and up
  • Luftwaffe - Complexity 5 - Time 2 hours and up
  • Jutland - Complexity 6 - Time 4 hours
  • Panzerarmee Afrika - Complexity 5 - Time 3 hours and up
  • Air Assault on Crete / Invasion of Malta - Complexity 5 - Time 3 hours (Crete) 2 hours (Malta)
  • Panzergruppe Guderian - Complexity 4 - Time 2-3 hours (Good solitaire)
  • Russian Campaign - Complexity 4 - Time 6 hours or less - Awards: Best Game of 1976 (CRA and Campaign Mag)
  • Third Reich - Complexity 10 - Time 2 hours and up (scenarios) 8 hours and up (campaign) - Awards: Best game of 1974 (CRA & Campaign Mag); Best Game of All Time (Campaign Mag)
  • Tobruk - Complexity 7 - Time 1 hour and up
  • Hitler's War - Complexity 5 - Time 1:30
  • Panzerblitz - Complexity 6 - Time - 3 hours and up
  • Panzer Leader - Complexity 7 - Time 3 hours and up
  • Up Front - Complexity 4 - Time 10 min to 2 hours
  • Banzai - Complexity 4 - Time 10 min to 2 hours
  • Arab-Israeli Wars - Complexity 8 - Time 3 hours and up
  • Squad Leader - Complexity 8 - Time 1 hour and up - Awards: Best Tactical Game 1977 (CRA); Best Game of the Year (Campaign Mag)
  • Cross of Iron - Complexity 9
  • Crescendo of Doom - Complexity 10
  • G.I. Anvil of Victory - Complexity 9
  • Panzerkrieg - Complexity 5 - Time 3-5 hours
  • Fortress Europa - Complexity 7 - Time 6 hours and up
  • Kingmaker - Complexity 7 - Time 4 hours and up - Awards: Best Game of 1975 (CRA and Games and Puzzles Mag)
  • Machiavelli - Complexity 4 - Time 2-5 hours
  • The Longest Day - Complexity 8 - Time 12 hours and up
  • Diplomacy - Complexity 3 - Time 4 hours and up - Awards: Best Game of the Year (Games and Puzzles Magazine)
  • Dune - Complexity 3 - Time 2 hours and up
  • Magic Realm - Complexity 9 - Time 1 hour and up
  • Wizard's Quest - Complexity 2 - Time 1 hour and up
  • Starship Troopers - Complexity 5 - Time 2 hours
  • Freedom in the Galaxy - Complexity 4 (Basic) 7 (Intermediate) 10 (Advanced) - Time 6 hours and up
  • Alpha Omega - Complexity 4 - Time 2-4 hours
  • Dauntless - Complexity 7 - Time 2 hours and up
  • Circus Maximus - Complexity 3 - Time 2 hours
  • Gladiator - Complexity 4 - Time 15-30 min
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