The SPI Compendium

Simulations Publications, Inc., or SPI, was a publisher of wargames, science fiction and fantasy boardgames, and roleplaying games that went bankrupt in 1982, with most of its assets passing to TSR, Inc., the publishers of Dungeons & Dragons. More of its history -- and its importance to the field -- can be found at can be found at A Farewell to Hexes.

The SPI Compendium is intended mainly as a reference for collectors of and enthusiasts for SPI games.

It is nearly complete, but a few bits of information are missing; if you'd like to help, click here for a list of what I still need to know.


All SPI's published games are listed, along with designer, developer, and date of publication. Brief descriptions are provided for most. Click this for a Note on Orthography.

Dates listed should be taken with a grain of salt. They were extracted from mentions in the magazines, and may be off by a few months from actual publication dates, as when the magazines went to press you weren't always sure exactly whether a game would hit its ship date.

Click this for a discussion of publication states.

Alphabetical by title:


Each issue is listed along with the game and articles contained.


Credits by designer.


Books published by Poultron Press and SPI.

Where Can You Get SPI Games?

I get asked that a lot, so to forestall inquiries:

Other SPI-Related Stuff

Thanks To...

Al Nofi, Danny Kilbert at The Compleat Strategist, Lou Zocchi, Darwin Bromley, Nicholas Sauer, Don Pirot, Rob Citino, Joseph Oliver, Jim Murray, and many others for providing information and assistance in compiling the Compendium.
.Copyright © 1984, 1989, 1997-99, 2001, 2007 by Greg Costikyan.