All Press Releases for May 15, 2008

Troll and Toad Announces the Fonarow Collection of Board Games and RPGs Purchased for $150,000

Troll and Toad purchases a $150,000 board game & RPG collection from one of the world's largest private board game collections attained from Ken Fonarow. Collection includes first or second actual game copies, signed games, and games from Charles Roberts(founder of Avalon Hill) collection.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - BARBOURVILLE, KY, May 15, 2008 - The Fonarow Collection is one of the largest private collections of board games known to exist, and includes several one of a kind items, short print run games, concept games and other rarities. The collection consists of over 20,000 games acquired for $150,000. The collection was attained from Ken Fonarow, aka "The Weekend Warrior", who has been an avid collector for over 35 years and also ran the Gencon and Origins Auctions for several years. This collection includes many unique items such as handmade play test kits (the initial design of a game before it is actually made), the first or second actual copy of some games, signed games, games from the personal collection of Charles Roberts (founder of Avalon Hill), games with only 2-5 known copies in the world, and shrink-wrapped perfect copies of some of the most valuable board games in the world.

Some notable game series include: SPI games, GDW, Avalon Hill, TSR, Chaosium and many other classic lines. The collection also includes rare magazines dating back over the past 30 years including Dragon Magazine, International Wargamer, General Magazine, Panzerfaust and Strategy and Tactics Magazine to highlight a few.

The collection itself is approximately 3500 cubic feet, and is filling two, 28 foot tractor trailers. The Fonarow Collection will be shipped from Oregon to Kentucky in mid May and will take an estimated 3-4 months to verify, grade, inventory and list for sale all of the items. The games will be split up and made ready for purchase beginning in mid June, soon after the shipment arrives, on More details on the collection will made public as they become available and are verified.

About Ken Fonarow - Ken Started collecting games in the mid 1960's and was one the first on board to play Avalon Hill games, an early war board game maker, in the 1970's. Ken is now retired after 27 years of service in law enforcement. A portion of his collection is from the Charles Roberts, the founder of Avalon Hill Games and "The Father of Board Wargaming". The Collection also includes many certified first and second off the press copies of games from GDW.

Troll and Toad specializes in collectible games including Magic the Gathering, Out of Print Board Games, RPGs, CMGs other collectible games. Troll and Toad is the market leader in purchasing out of print and collectible games. "All the Games, All the Time! Since 1993"

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