Battletech is one of my favorite ways to completely waste an afternoon. In it's board game form at least.
Years ago, I bought the second edition of the Battletech board game. It came with a 30 page book, a few game peices, two d6, and two paper maps. I've destroyed, and later lost the box. The mech models were a goner early on in it's history.
I was out this weekend, and wandered into a gaming store... and while I knew the battletech game was still out there. I didn't know it was actually at retail again. (this is it's third time through, FASA at first, then wizkids, and now Topps of all people!?)
I am quite happy with my purchase. Now I just need to scrounge up some people and time to play with.