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Year Published
2006
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
240 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Shifting Sands
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(from MMP website:)

Shifting Sands is a point-to-point movement, card driven game based on the World War II African campaigns of 1940-1943. From the first Italian attempts to cross "The Wire" through the Torch invasion, all aspects of the campaign for North Africa are covered including the Abyssinian Campaign of 1940-1941. Like the commanders of the day, you'll need to try and achieve your goals while events in other theaters influence your ability to maintain any semblance of a plan.

Contents:

One mapsheet (approx 22"x32")
One 36-page booket with rules, designer notes, and scenarios; only 16 pages of actual game rules
Two countersheets - one 5/8" and one 5/8" and 1/2" mixed
2 decks of 55 cards - one allied and one axis
2 player aid cards
dice

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Play time for the full campaign scenario will be 4-6 hours for experienced players.
Inexperienced players will take 6-8 hours.

Play time for the Sonnenblume scenario will be 3-4 hours for experienced players.
Inexperienced players will take 4-6 hours.

Nominee for the 2006 Charles S. Roberts awards for Best World War II Boardgame (Charles S. Roberts Awards).

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Multi-Man Publishing edition
Publisher: Multi-Man Publishing
Artist: Dean Essig
Year: 2006
Size: 11.60 x 9.00 x 2.00 inches
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3 Shifting Sands Axis Card Manifest
This is a pdf formatted card manifest of the Axis cards.
English
2015-06-27
3 Shifting Sands Allied Card Manifest
This is a pdf formatted card manifest of the Allied cards.
English
2015-06-17
40 Shifting Sands Living Rules 1.03
PDF file with Shifting Sands Living Rules 1.03 dated 5-March-2012. Contains some minor clarifications and a few typos have been spotted and corrected. This is the first living rules update since 2010.
English
2012-03-15
6 shifting sands card list
this is a very useful one page shifting sands card list, for beginners and not beginners
English
2012-01-13
5 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 6 (Last one)
I created this series of VASSAL logs to help a buddy learn this game. This one covers the 3rd turn (Winter, 1941) in its entirety. It demonstrates the power of the Rommel card and the importance in the East African campaign. After trying these 6 logs, you should read the rules again, as I did have a few things left out, such as the Long Range Desert Group and Torch, but hopefully, with a visual demonstration and detailed explanation of how the strategy and the rules interact, you will be on your way to being able to play.
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2011-09-16
8 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 5
I created this series of VASSAL logs to help a buddy learn this game. This one covers the 2nd turn in its entirety.
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2011-09-14
9 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 4
I created this series of VASSAL logs for a buddy to learn the game. This part covers the end of turn 1 (Attrition Phase through the end of the turn).
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2011-09-14
8 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 3
I created this series of VASSAL logs to help a buddy learn the game. This part covers the remaining card plays for both sides on Turn 1.
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2011-09-14
11 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 2
I created this series of VASSAL logs to help a buddy learn the game. This part deals the cards, and the Axis play their first card, and I go through a lengthy discussion about the card play possibilities.
English
2011-09-14
12 Shifting Sands VASSAL tutorial: Part 1
I created this series of VASSAL logs to help a buddy learn this game. This is the introduction - going over the game board, pieces, etc.
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2011-09-14
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Point 2 Point Episode 11 - CSR, Shifting Sands, and Mike Rinella
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