The Legend of Robin Hood

As Robin Hood, enlist the support of the local populace and rob the rich to give to the poor.

I saw a review of this little-known 1979 Avalon Hill game on Gameshark and thought it sounded just like the kind of game I like, so I decided to make my own copy! After a couple of weeks work in my spare time, I’d designed a complete remake of the game with a new large board, large counters, a double-sided rules summary and double-sided play reference sheets. I have no idea of the current copyright status of the game—possibly it has reverted to the designer Joe Bisio. However this is a completely not-for-profit project, done without permission. The illustrations I used on the board and counters were originally by Stanley Herbert and taken from England: Book 1 The Medieval Scene by R.J Unstead (A&C Black, 1963), again without permission. They have that ‘Boy’s Own Adventure’ feel that I felt worked really well for the Robin Hood theme. Oh, and the logo is a shamelessly modified version of the title screen from Errol Flynn’s 1938 film The Adventures of Robin Hood.

Update Log

Date Version Changelog
Sep 2013 2.2 Minor typo fixes
May 2009 2.1 Fix to name ‘Much’ on counter sheet
May 2009 2 Revamp of counter sheet (clearer numbers and icons). Slight fixes to rules summary
May 2009 1.4 Some fixes to the rules and reference sheets
May 2009 1.4 Some fixes to the rules and reference sheets
May 2009 1.3 King’s Forester counters movement rate fixed. Key to icons added to counter sheet
May 2009 1.2 Map errors fixed
May 2009 1.1 Rules error fixed.
May 2009 1 Original release

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