Forgotten WarMulti-Man Publishing has begun accepting preorders for the first ever Advanced Squad Leader product not tied to the period of World War II. Forgotten War instead is based on the Korean War and features new rules appropriate to that conflict, for example, steep hills, bayonet charges, proximity fuses, and jet aircraft.

At a retail price of $128 ($96 preordered), Forgotten War will come with seven countersheets of troops (including representatives of the ROK, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, other U.N. forces, the Korean People’s Army, and the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army), four maps, 16 scenarios, two rule chapters, and dividers. A release date has not yet been set.

Make sure not to throw these away when clearing out the basement!

Here are the top 20 most valuable vintage board games based on a survey of successfully completed eBay auctions*:

1. Be a Manager (1967, BAMCO): $1,500

Be a Manager

2. Fortune (1935, Parker Brothers): $1,360


3. War of the Ring Collector’s Edition (2010, Fantasy Flight Games): $1,200

War of the Ring Collector's Edition

4. Swift Meats Major League Baseball Game (1957, Swift Meats): $1,084

Swift Meats Major League Baseball Game

5. Keywood (1995, R&D Games): $860


6. Haunted House (1962, IDEAL): $800

Haunted House

7. The Elvis Presley Game (1957, Teen-Age Games): $799

The Elvis Presley Game

8. Settlers of Catan 3D Collector’s Edition (2005, Mayfair Games): $775

Settlers of Catan 3D

9. Monopoly (1933, Parker Brothers): $760

Monopoly 1933

10. Lost in Space 3D Action Fun Game (1966, REMCO): $750

Lost in Space

11. Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition (2008, Avalon Hill): $588

Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition

12. Moon Mullins Game (1927, Milton Bradley): $550

Moon Mullins Game

13. Dark Tower (1981, Milton Bradley): $535

Dark Tower

14. Boris Karloff’s Monster Game (1965, Game Gems): $522

Boris Karloff's Monster Game

15. La Bataille de Deutsch-Wagram (1981, Marshall Enterprises): $502

La Bataille de Deustch-Wagram

16. War in Europe (1999, Decision Games): $500

War in Europe

17. Case Blue (2007, Multi-Man Publishing): $500

Case Blue

18. Warhammer Quest (1995, Games Workshop): $500

Warhammer Quest

19. Mickey Mouse Snakes & Ladders (?, The Chad Valley Games): $484

Mickey Mouse Snakes & Ladders

20. The Devil’s Cauldron (2008, Multi-Man Publishing): $481

The Devil's Cauldron

*As of July 28, 2013. Not including artistic, custom, or generic games, or ones made of special materials—for example, hand carved Chess pieces or antique, bone Mahjong sets. Also not including collections, like a series of games or an army of miniatures. And yes, I realize that a few might stretch the meaning of vintage, but all are out-of-print.