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Simulations Publications, Inc., often abbreviated to SPI, was a publisher of board games in the 1970s and early 1980s. The company was founded in 1969 by James F. Dunnigan. SPI produced a bimonthly conflict and history magazine called Strategy & Tactics, which included a complete conflict simulation game, comprising a map, rulebook and a sheet of die-cut counters. They also produced a wide range of wargames including the monstergames War in the East, War in the Pacific, Terrible Swift Sword and Campaign for North Africa, each comprising several maps, thousands of counters and multiple rulebooks. Campaign for North Africa was an ultra-detailed and virtually unplayable game covering the entire North African campaign down to the level of individual fighter pilot ratings. When SPI went bankrupt in 1982, its assets were divided between game producers TSR and Avalon Hill.

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  • 1977 - Wargame Design: The History, Production, and Use of Conflict Simulation Games (ISBN:091785201X)
  • 1977 - War in the East : The Russo-German Conflict 1941-45 (ISBN:0917852001)

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