In the Summer 2005 issue of Games Quarterly, Hasbro’s former CEO and still Chairman of the Board, Alan Hassenfeld, namechecked several old Avalon Hill titles (including his claim to have had a Tactics II “phase”) and described himself as a current player of contemporary titles like Duel Masters and Heroscape as well as Acquire. Less than two months later, it is announced that he will step down as a Hasbro employee (while retaining his seat on the board) at the turn of the year. “It is dismissed… as coincidence.”
Seriously, though, if he had lots to do with the AH acquisition, I think he’s left the hobby in a better condition than when he started. Good luck out there, sir.
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