29 August 2010

Avalon Hill founder Charles Roberts passes away

Charles S. Roberts, Train line expert and founder of Avalon Hill games, died on August 20th. He is more well known for his writing about railroads than for his games, but the games are what I know.
In 1958, he founded Avalon Hill Co., a Baltimore game publishing company that specialized in war and other mental combat games such as "D-Day," "Stalingrad," "Battle of the Bulge," "Gettysburg" and "Victory in the Pacific."

See the full article at the Baltimore Sun:

[Big Hat-Tip to Brant at Grog News]

Update: Christian has a much better article on Charles Roberts at Cinerati.
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