In this issue, published in October 1997, the articles include:
* Victory In The Pacific - Reflections On The Tournament Trail
* Out Of Asia - A Variant For History Of The World
* Avaloncon 1997 - Early Reports From The National Championships
* ASL AREA News - The Electronic Edition, July 1997 (With Avaloncon Notes)
* A.R.E.A. Defined - or What A.R.E.A. Means To Me
* The Masters Of Pro Golf - Four Legends At Augusta National
The Boardgamer magazine was a quarterly magazine devoted primarily, but not exclusively, to the coverage of Avalon Hill / Victory Games titles and to other aspects of the boardgaming hobby.
Initially, The Boardgamer’s publication ran concurrently with Avalon Hill’s house magazine, The General, but instead of focusing on new releases, it devoted coverage to those classic, Avalon Hill games which no longer graced the pages of The General.
Following the cessation of The General in June 1998, The Boardgamer was the primary periodical dedicated to the titles from AH/VG, until its final issue in 2004.