(EDIT: forgot my Silent Service and F-15 Strike Eagle cover scans, now added).
Microprose was founded by “Wild Bill” Stealy and Sid Meier in the early 80s, and become the place where Meier established himself as a major innovator in gaming. Although the brand name still exists in game publishing, it’s not the game developer it once was; development stopped at the turn of the century. A lot of their early successes were on the Commodore 64, and they set the bar for PC simulations in the mid to late 90s. One of the things that set Microprose apart from its competitors was the amazing packing – large, full colour boxes packed with lengthy manuals that set atmosphere as well as giving information about the game and its world. Here are some cover scans from my collection (click each for more sizes):