1982

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The Awards Story

The 1982 Charles S. Roberts Awards were presented at Origins '83 in Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, Michigan on July 14-17, 1983. The local economy was terrible and Exhibitor Room sales were very disappointing.

CivilizationBest Pre-Twentieth Century Game
The Battle of Monmouth
&
Civilization (Thomas Treshan, AH)
Empire Builder (Mayfair)
The French Foreign Legion
Struggle of Nations

 

Storm Over ArnhemBest Twentieth Century Game
Black Sea Black Death (People's Wargames)
Bomber (Yaquinto)
GI: Anvil of Victory (Avalon Hill)
& Storm Over Arnhem (Courtney Allen, AH)
Their Finest Hour, 2nd Edition (Game Designers Workshop)

 

Best Science-Fiction Board Game
Berserker
Grav Armor
Grav Ball
&Illuminati (Steve Jackson, Steve Jackson Games)
Star Fleet Battles Expansion (Task Force Games)

Best Fantasy Board Game
Borderlands (Eon Products)
The Legend of Robin Hood
Santuary
&Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (Gary Grady, Raymond Edwards, Suzanne Goldberg, Sleuth Publications)
Titan

Best Adventure Game for the Home Computer
Battle for Normandy
Legionnaire
Ultima II (Origin Systems)
&Wizardry: Knights of Diamonds (Andrew Clifford Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, Sir Tech Software)

Fire & Movement magazine 1982Best Professional Boardgaming Magazine
&Fire & Movement (Friedrich Helfferich, Steve Jackson Games)
The General (Avalon Hill)
Nexus
The Wargamer
Strategy & Tactics

 

Best Amateur Magazine
Abyss
Alarum & Excursions
Chain of Command
&Journal of 20th Century Wargaming (Nick Schuessler)
The Wild Hunt

Hall of Fame
Steve Jackson: Founder of Steve Jackson Games. Designer of

 
bulletBattlecars
bulletCar Wars
bulletCar Wars Deluxe
bulletCar wars: the Card Game
bulletCitadel of Chaos,The
bulletDeluxe Car Wars
bulletDino Hunt
bulletDino Jagd
bulletGame Design Vol 1: Theory & Practice
bulletGEV
bulletGURPS
bulletHacker
bulletHexenmeister vom flammenden Berg, Der
bulletIlluminati
bulletIlluminati: New World Order
bulletInto the Labyrinth
bulletKiller
bulletMelee
bulletMini Car Wars
bulletMonsters! Monsters!
bulletMurphy 's Rules
bulletOgre
bulletOwl & Weasel
bulletRaid on Iran
bulletWizard

& = Awarded Best in that Category

1982: That Was the Wargaming Year That Was!

The big news from 1982 was the "fall" of SPI and its acquisition by TSR, Inc. Avalon Hill created Victory Games during this year with some of SPI's New York talent.

Also in this year, the first professional Japanese wargame magazine, Tactics, was launched by Koichi Satoh, founder of Hobby Japan. Ironically, the last issue (#60) of the first series of MOVES magazine was also published in 1982.