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MAVERICK'S MICROGAME LIST

Microgames were a phenomenon that originated in
the late 70's, exploded in the 80's, and after
dwindling away are still produced by a few
publishers today.  Although there is no precise
definition of what a microgame is, they are
generally small-format games sold in either
a ziplock bag or "pocket" box.  They feature
reasonably short rules, the counters may have
to be cut out with scissors, and the mapsheet
is usually small compared to the typical
bookcase boxed wargame.  Although the companies
that produced microgames took different routes,
the games all seemed to share certain attrative
qualities: diverse subject matter compared to
boxed games, very inexpensive to try out or
collect, minimal storage factor, and to some
extent a leaning toward science fiction and
fantasy themes rather than traditional
historical wargames.

The following is a list of microgames from
the classic publishers of the 70's and 80's
along with some noteworthy modern cousins.

To see pictures of many of the microgame titles, visit my
Classic Microgame Museum

Looking for games? I may have some of these for sale!





MICROGAMES (PUBLISHER)
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1940 (GDW)
1941 (GDW)
1942 (GDW)
THE AIR-EATERS STRIKE BACK!, METAGAME 1 (METAGAMING)
ALERT FORCE (CLOSE SIMULATIONS)
 Modern terrorist assault on U.S. airbase.
ANNIHILATOR/ONE WORLD, MICROGAME 14 (METAGAMING)
ARCOLA (OSG)
ARTIFACT, MICROGAME 16 (METAGAMING)
ASTEROID (GDW)
ASTEROID ZERO-FOUR, TASK FORCE GAME #2 (TASK FORCE)
ASTEROID ZERO-FOUR, TASK FORCE GAME #2, SECOND EDITION (TASK FORCE)
ATLANTIS-12500 B.C. (EXCALIBRE)
ATTACK FORCE (TSR)
THE AWFUL GREEN THINGS FROM OUTER SPACE, POCKET BOX (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
BALLISTIC MISSILE (TABLE TOP GAMES)
BARBARIAN PRINCE (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
BATTLE FOR MOSCOW (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURTHOUSE (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF LOBOSITZ (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF PRAGUE (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF RAPHIA (GDW)
THE BATTLE OF THE ALMA (GDW)
BATTLES OF THE HUNDRED DAYS (OSG)
BATTLESUIT (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
BATTLEWAGON, EARLY EDITION (TASK FORCE)
BATTLEWAGON, LATER EDITION (TASK FORCE)
 The early edition had double-sided counters as
 opposed to single-sided counters in the later
 edition.
BEDA FOMM (GDW)
BLACK HOLE, MICROGAME 10 (METAGAMING)
BOARDING PARTY (TASK FORCE)
BOAT WARS, CAR WARS SUPPLEMENT (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
BUSHI SWORD VS. SWORD (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
CAR WARS (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #1 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #2 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #3 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #4 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #5 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #6 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #7 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #8 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS EXPANSION SET #9 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
CAR WARS, THE AADA VEHICLE GUIDE 2 COUNTERS (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
THE CASTLE (MAYFAIR)
CERBERUS, TASK FORCE GAME #3 (TASK FORCE)
CHECKPOINT OMEGA (TASK FORCE)
CHITIN: I, MICROGAME 2 (METAGAMING)
CHITIN: I, MICROGAME 2, SECOND PRINTING (METAGAMING)
CITY STATES OF ARKLYRELL (TASK FORCE)
THE COMMAND AT SEA, METAHISTORY 3 (METAGAMING)
CRASH CITY, SECOND EDITION (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
THE CREATURE THAT ATE SHEBOYGAN, SPACE CAPSULE #1 (SPI)
CRETE 1941 (EXCALIBRE)
CRIMEA (EXCALIBRE)
CYBORG (EXCALIBRE)
DARK NEBULA (GDW)
DEATH MAZE, MAGIC CAPSULE #2 (SPI)
DEATH TEST 2, MICROQUEST 2 (METAGAMING)
DEATH TEST, MICROQUEST 1 (METAGAMING)
DEATH TEST, MICROQUEST 1, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
DEATH TEST, MICROQUEST 1, THIRD EDITION (METAGAMING)
DEMONLORD (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
DEMONS, MAGIC CAPSULE #1 (SPI)
DEMONWAND (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
DIMENSION DEMONS, MICROGAME 17 (METAGAMING)
DRAGON RAGE (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
DRAGONS OF UNDEREARTH, METAGAME 2 (METAGAMING)
ESCAPE FROM ALTASSAR (TASK FORCE)
FIELD OF HONOR (RAGNAROK ENTERPRISES)
FIRE WHEN READY, MICROHISTORY 5 (METAGAMING)
A FISTFUL OF TURKEYS (METAGAMING/STG)
FLASH GORDON AND THE WARRIORS OF MONGO (FGU)
FOOD FIGHT, DRAGON 44 (TSR)
FOREIGN LEGION: MACTA (BEARHUG)
FOREIGN LEGION: MOULAY ISHMAEL (BEARHUG)
THE FURY OF THE NORSEMEN, MICROHISTORY 4 (METAGAMING)
GEV (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
GEV, MICROGAME 8 (METAGAMING)
GEV, MICROGAME 8 (METAGAMING)
GOBLIN (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
GRAV ARMOR (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
GLADIATOR MEN VS. ANIMALS (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
GLADIATOR MEN VS. MEN (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
GLOBBO! (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
GRAILQUEST, MICROQUEST 3 (METAGAMING)
GUNSLINGER (RICHARD R. SARTORE)
HELLTANK DESTROYER, MICROGAME 22 (METAGAMING)
HITLER'S WAR, METAHISTORY 1 (METAGAMING)
HOLY WAR, MICROGAME 13 (METAGAMING)
HOT SPOT, MICROGAME 15 (METAGAMING)
HYPER BATTLE (FUTURE AND FANTASY)
I.C.B.M. (MAYFAIR)
ICE WAR, MICROGAME 9 (METAGAMING)
ICE WAR, MICROGAME 9, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
ICEBERGS (TSR)
ILLUMINATI (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
ILLUMINATI EXPANSION SET 1 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
ILLUMINATI EXPANSION SET 2 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
ILLUMINATI EXPANSION SET 3 (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
INTRUDER, TASK FORCE GAME #6 (TASK FORCE)
INVASION OF THE AIR-EATERS, MICROGAME 12 (METAGAMING)
JAVA MAN (PARDINE INC.)
KUNG FU 2100 (BAGGED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
KUNG FU 2100 (BOXED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
LASER TANK (JUDGES GUILD)
LAST FRONTIER: THE VESUVIUS INCIDENT (FAT MESSIAH GAMES)
THE LAST STARFIGHTER: DUEL IN SPACE (FASA)
THE LAST STARFIGHTER: TUNNEL CHASE (FASA)
THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD (OSG)
THE LORDS OF UNDEREARTH, MICROGAME 18 (METAGAMING)
LUFTSCHIFF (SIERRA MADRE)
MAD MONKS AND RELICS (SIMULATIONS WORKSHOP)
MASTER OF THE AMULETS, MICROQUEST 7 (METAGAMING)
MAYDAY (GDW)
MELEE, MICROGAME 3 (1977) (METAGAMING)
MELEE, MICROGAME 3 (1979) (METAGAMING)
MELEE, MICROGAME 3, FIFTH EDITION (METAGAMING)
MICRO ANCIENT (TABLE TOP GAMES)
MICRO COLONIAL (TABLE TOP GAMES)
MICRO FLEET NAPOLEONIC NAVAL (TABLE TOP GAMES)
MICRO NAPOLEONICS (TABLE TOP GAMES)
MIG KILLERS (GAMESCIENCE)
MIND WAR, WARRIORS OF THE GREEN PLANET TRILOGY (FACT AND FANTASY)
MINI CAR WARS (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
MISSION: GRENADA (CLOSE SIMULATIONS)
MOON BASE CLAVIUS (TASK FORCE)
MORGAN'S RIFLES (MAYFAIR)
MTB (TABLETOP GAMES)
NECROMANCER (DAVID MARTIN COVER) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
NECROMANCER (SKULL COVER) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
NORAD (MISHLER COMPANY)
OGRE (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
OGRE REINFORCEMENT PACK (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
OGRE, MICROGAME 1, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
OGRE, MICROGAME 1, SECOND EDITION, SECOND PRINTING (METAGAMING)
OLYMPICA, MICROGAME 7 (METAGAMING)
OLYMPICA, MICROGAME 7, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
ONE-PAGE BULGE (BAGGED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
ONE-PAGE BULGE (BOXED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
OPERATION KONRAD (CLOSE SIMULATIONS)
OPERATION PEGASUS, TASK FORCE GAME #8 (TASK FORCE)
ORBIT WAR (FANTAC)
ORB QUEST, MICROQUEST 8 (METAGAMING)
OUTPOST GAMMA (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
PANZER PRANKS (CHAOSIUM)
PROCHOROVKA, TASK FORCE GAME #5 (TASK FORCE)
RAID ON IRAN (BAGGED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
RAID ON IRAN (BOXED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
 Simple microgame treatment of the attempt to rescue the
 hostages from the U.S. Embassy in Iran.  Concentrates on
 the struggle in and around the Embassy.  Simple game, uses
 area movement style map.
RAM SPEED, MICROHISTORY 2 (METAGAMING)
RED STAR FALLING (MAYFAIR)
REMEMBER THE ALAMO (TSR)
REVOLT ON ANTARES (TSR)
RIESENFLUGZEUGABTEILUNGEN LUFTSCHIFF EXPANSION (SIERRA MADRE)
RIVETS, MICROGAME 5 (METAGAMING)
RIVETS, MICROGAME 5, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
ROBOTS! (TASK FORCE)
ROMMEL'S PANZERS, MICROHISTORY 1 (METAGAMING)
 One of two tank-to-tank Metagaming microgames.
 The other was Stalin's Tanks, and both were
 designed by Roger Damon who was also involved
 in the Combat man-to-man game system.
SAGA (TSR)
THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (FASA)
SECURITY STATION, MICROQUEST 5 (METAGAMING)
SHOCKWAVE, OGRE AND GEV EXPANSION SET (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
SHOOT-OUT (ARGON GAMES)
SHUTTLEWARS (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
SNAPSHOT (GDW)
SPACE EMPIRES (MAYFAIR)
SPELLBINDER (TASK FORCE)
STALIN'S TANKS, MICROHISTORY 3 (METAGAMING)
 The second tank-to-tank historical micro from Metagaming.
 See Rommel's Panzers above for more info.
STAR QUEST (OSG)
STAR SMUGGLER (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
STAR VIKING (DWARFSTAR/HERITAGE)
STARFIRE II (TASK FORCE)
STARFIRE II, REVISED PRINTING (TASK FORCE)
STARFIRE III: EMPIRES (TASK FORCE)
STARFLEET BATTLES EXPANSION #1 (TASK FORCE)
STARFLEET BATTLES EXPANSION #1, SECOND EDITION (TASK FORCE)
STARFLEET BATTLES EXPANSION #2 (TASK FORCE)
STARFLEET BATTLES EXPANSION #3 (TASK FORCE)
STARGATE, SPACE CAPSULE #2 (SPI)
STARLEADER: ASSAULT!, MICROGAME 21 (METAGAMING)
STARSHIP DUEL I (FASA)
STARSHIP DUEL II (FASA)
STICKS AND STONES, MICROGAME 11 (METAGAMING)
STOMP! (CHAOSIUM)
STRUGGLE FOR THE THRONE (FASA)
SUNDAY DRIVERS (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
SUPERTANK: HELLTANK, MICROGAME 19 (METAGAMING)
SURVIVAL/THE BARBARIAN (TASK FORCE)
SWORDPLAY (TOM CLEAVER)
SWORDQUEST (TASK FORCE)
SWORDQUEST, TASK FORCE GAME #7 (TASK FORCE)
TAU CETI 2015 AD (SWEDISH GAME)
THEY'VE INVADED PLEASANTVILLE (TSR)
TIME TUNNELS (UNCONTROLLABLE DM)
TIMELAG (NOVA)
TITAN STRIKE!, SPACE CAPSULE #3 (SPI)
TOURNAMENT JOUSTING (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
TOURNAMENT MELEE (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
TRAILBLAZER, MICROGAME 20 (METAGAMING)
TRANSYLVANIA (MAYFAIR)
TREASURE OF THE LOST TEMPLE (FGU)
TREASURE OF THE SILVER DRAGON, MICROQUEST 4 (METAGAMING)
TREASURE OF THE UNICORN GOLD, MICROQUEST 6 (METAGAMING)
THE TROJAN WAR, METAHISTORY 2 (METAGAMING)
TRUCK STOP (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
TYRANOSAURUS WRECKS (FGU)
U-BOAT (TABLE TOP GAMES)
ULTRA-WARRIOR (TASK FORCE)
UNDEAD (BAGGED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
UNDEAD (BOXED) (STEVE JACKSON GAMES)
VALKENBURG CASTLE (TASK FORCE)
VAMPYRE (TSR)
VECTOR 3, SPACE CAPSULE #4 (SPI)
VIKING GODS (TSR)
WAKE ISLAND (MAYFAIR)
WAR OF THE SKY GALLEONS (FACT AND FANTASY)
WARPWAR, MICROGAME 4 (METAGAMING)
WARPWAR, MICROGAME 4, SECOND PRINTING (METAGAMING)
WARPWAR, MICROGAME 4, THIRD PRINTING (METAGAMING)
THE WARRIORS OF BATAK (TASK FORCE)
WARRIORS OF THE GREEN PLANET (FACT AND FANTASY)
WIZARD, MICROGAME 6 (METAGAMING)
WIZARD, MICROGAME 6, SECOND EDITION (METAGAMING)
WIZARD, MICROGAME 6, THIRD EDITION REVISED (METAGAMING)
WORLD WAR 1, MOMENT IN CONFLICT #4 (SPI)
ZULU: ISANDHLWANA (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
ZULU: RORKE'S DRIFT (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)
ZULU: ULUNDI (BEARHUG PUBLICATIONS)

06/18/03

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