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Year Published
1969
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
Recommended with 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Family
Primary Name
Origins of World War I
Alternate Names
Die Entstehung des Ersten Weltkrieges
Przed I Wojną Światową
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Origins of World War I appears in Sid Sackson's well-known game book A Gamut of Games. Gameplay is very similar to Origins of World War II, which was published by Avalon Hill in 1971, although players have to provide their own game components.

The following description was taken from A Gamut of Games introduction of this game:
A political/strategy game in which five players represent the five major nations in pre-World War I Europe. They must compete against each other to achieve each nation's 'national objectives'. While actual war is not allowed in the game, the play should show quite clearly how tensions developed to such a high pitch in 1914.

Note: A full set of rules and print-and-play components are available for download in the files section, below.

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9 PF point counters
Cardboard chit versions of the three color poker-chip method described in the rules. Includes values. paperparachute games (http://games.suspended-chord.info/) If you like this file, thumb it!
English
2011-08-26
12 Solitaire rules for Origins of World War I
Solitaire rules for Origins of World War I based on a game theory analysis. Feedback is encouraged!
English
2010-12-16
8 Diplomatic Attack CRT
simple jpeg for quick single page print out for sharing amongst players (stretch to fit page in 'portait' for easily readable table)
English
2010-08-16
19 Large Board for Origins of WWI
Version 1.1 now updated to fix a few graphical and historical errors.
English
2010-02-25
21 National Objectives Chart
Play Aid in PDF with The National Objectives for each nation.
English
2009-12-26
19 NAT'L OBJECTIVES & DIP ATTACK Tables.pdf
2 sets of Player Tables to cut out and laminate, from one A4 page pdf file.
2006-09-09
18 OWW1 board.pdf
Origins of WW1 board: Three A4 pages using period flags (and maps for africa/Far East). Print and laminate each page. Players should each use a different colour of chip and place thier chips on the respective flags/maps.
2006-09-09
14 MapVar2.jpg
George Anastasoulis Map-board to use with Origins of Wold War I
2006-07-24
4 Die Entstehung des ersten Weltkriegs.pdf
handout for use in German classes: rules, player aids, name plates, influence charts, counters
2006-07-12
13 ww1.jpg
Amateur Map in Avalon Hill Style for Use with Origins of World War I
2006-06-22
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