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jim lehmann
United States
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Washington
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10
Dec 2005*
Great overview of how WW 2 started....excellent to learn from
2005-12-07*
Roy Patchell
United States
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Unspecified
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10
Mar 2006*
Under-rated, strategic level political/military game that captures the flavor of prewar diplomacy. Short rules and playing time are a big plus. By using different objective cards for each player the variations are endless. This remains one of my favorite multiplayer games even after all these years.
2006-03-04*
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Dò the Clef
France
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10
May 2012
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Rick Sciacca
United States
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Florida
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9
Jul 2003*
An excellent game, even considering the graphics are kind of blah. It's fun, fast and in spite of what some of the nay-sayers have posted about it, not complex (it's two pages of rules!) and not boring. If you feel that way, you're missing something. The game does a great job of emphasizing the various Euro nations' territorial ambitions in the years leading up to WWII. Some say it's unblanced in favor of the Germans; I would repsond by saying that you need to work on your diplomacy skills to get the other players to help you contian Germany. Virtually every game of this that we play goes right down to the wire - if you've got players that understand how the game is supposed to be played. We also found that an especially challenging way to play was to have all the players secretly write down their PF placement, then reveal them and place simaltaneously; this tends to further balance the game, at least in our experience.
2003-07-31*
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oystein eker
Norway
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9
Jul 2005*
Very underated. short simple play. A real history lesson
2005-07-21*
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David Ferrier
United States
Sheffield Lake
Ohio
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9
Jun 2009*
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John McKevitt
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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9
Sep 2009*
I remember, back in the 70's, my wargame friends detested this game. I felt it was a good example of Dunnigan's ability to break new ground beyond conventional hex grid designs.

It is not very competitive or balanced but that is not the point. The point is to demonstrate the international tension that occured prior to WWII. His system of political factor allocation and victory objectives was a good foundation for simulation of political and social interactions. The concept could have been used to create better and more complex games, had not this game been met with such thunderous disinterest.
2011-04-04
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James Istvanffy
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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9
Feb 2010
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Helmut Jagsch
Austria
Wien
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9
Jan 2014
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Sergio Mandiola
United States
Los Angeles
California
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9
Aug 2015
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Louis Boudreau
Canada
Quebec
Qc
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8.5
Dec 2008*
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Chris R.
United States
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Missouri
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8.0121
Feb 2010
It's a quick game with essentially only 1 or 2 pages of rules. I liked it. I think you could get some Eurogamers to play this one. It only took about 90 minutes, although you might be able to play it in about half that time. I looks like you basically need exactly 5 players, but perhaps it might work okay with only 4 or even 3 players and possibly some house rules. It's similar to SPI's Spies in complexity. It might not hold up to repeated game plays though, but it's pretty decent for an older game.
2010-02-07
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Chris Demmons
United States
Largo
Florida
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8
Feb 2002*
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Kevin Kowaleski
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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8
Aug 2002*
Dave Menconi
United States
Milpitas
California
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8
Oct 2003*
Jim Allard
United States
Dover
New Hampshire
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Jan 2004*
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Douglas S
United States
Torrance
California
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8
Mar 2007*
Jim Dunnigan game.
Good mechanism for teaching the origins of ww2 to someone. Purchased in my youth.
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Political/Wargame.
2013-05-21
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Milton Soong
United States
LOS ALTOS
California
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8
Feb 2005*
Surprisingly good game for something designed back in the 70's. Cry out to be Euro-ized.
2005-02-24*
Seamus Walsh
United States
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Washington
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8
Dec 2005*
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Neil Molyneaux
United States
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
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8
May 2007*
Surprisingly good.
2007-05-22*
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Lb
Singapore
Jurong Area
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8
Jul 2007*
The first "major" game my wife joined in. I have played the main scenario several times. The game could get repetitive with the same group, but there are four variant scenarios which help spice that up and prevent it. I really enjoy this one and think it does a good job of capturing the history and politics of the age.
2007-07-20*
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A C
Canada
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May 2008*
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Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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8
Mar 2010
Owned
Christopher Giroir
United States
Irvine
California
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8
Aug 2010
After one play I REALLY enjoyed it. Would like to play it again to internalize the system more and see how it plays once people know the game. Totally enjoyed it though.
2010-08-26
Roger Hobden
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Sep 2011
Brilliant game. Played recently with five players. A true gem that is under-appreciated.
2011-09-05
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Steven Nozik
United States
Delmar
New York
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8
Mar 2014
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Attila Ember
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Mar 2013
Gary Nyikos

APO
AE
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Apr 2013
Guillermito Hohenzollern
Spain
Los Alcázares
Murcia
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Nov 2014
Owned
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Nov 2014
Jim Marshall
United Kingdom
York
North Yorkshire
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8
Jan 2015
Like many a war gamer, I ignored this back in the day, dismissing it as too light in an era that demanded complex rules, tons of chits, and a focus on detailed technical simulation.

My bad - turns out it's an excellent game with a light but very cleverly designed ruleset, and a focus on negotiation that fits the theme very well.

It's asymmetric which I always enjoy, and while the alliances tend to form along historical lines there's enough antipathy that towards the end the most unlikely and unholy of alliances can emerge. The US is perhaps the least likely to win but conversely the most fun to play, as FDR has to keep his tongue wagging and a ton of plates spinning at once to even come close to a win.

I've by no means exhausted the historical scenario but am already looking forward to trying out the alt-history scenarios, especially the ones that give the US more teeth.
2015-01-17
Owned
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Mamés Cisneros
Spain
Barcelona
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8
Jan 2015
Chris Barnard
United Kingdom
Leeds
West Yorkshire
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All aboard the 'B' Ark! Priority boarding for bankers and HR staff!
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8
Jan 2015
A game way ahead of its time. Heavy assymetry, alternative scenarios and an interesting suggestion for playing with unbalanced teams in a classroom setting. Two plays: won as the British, 3rd as the French.
2015-06-20
Thorulf Magnusson
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8
Apr 2015
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Rudi H
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Jul 2015
Owned
Alejandro Salamanca
Spain
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7.6
Jul 2007*
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Dick Mitchell
United States
Cameron Park
California
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7.5
Aug 2007*
Always enjoy playing this one - even though our crowd is too competitive to cooperate much.
2007-08-26*
Richard Ware
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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7.5
Jul 2009*
Really, qualifies as a euro-game.

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2014-03-27
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Martin Svensson
United States
Leesburg
Virginia
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7.5
Sep 2012
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Michael Sanches
United States
Anaheim Hills
California
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If you don't need tweezers to play the game, it is not a wargame!
7.5
Jan 2013
Fun game for those who want to do some diplomacy, but are terrible at it. A good lead in game for AH's Third Reich (in fact there is an article in The General about it).
2013-01-02
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Michael Jundi
United States
Cuyahoga Falls
Ohio
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7.2
Jun 2015
Simple pre-war intrigue! Enjoyed playing it each time, with varing results too! Just not a game played often enough for me to deny anyone else the experience!
2014-10-22
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Johnny Big Bird
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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7.1
Jan 2012
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Àlex Sierra
Andorra
Barcelona
Catalonia
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7
Oct 2002*
Ted Kuhn

Indianapolis
Indiana
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Feb 2003*
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Francois Petitclerc
Canada
Verdun
Quebec
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Jul 2003*
You have to play 5 games in a match format because the powers are really not that balanced. Since a game rarely lasts more than 30 minutes, we usually play that way.
2003-07-14*
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JD Frazer
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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7
Jul 2003*
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Jimmie Pierce
United States
Lawton
Oklahoma
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7
Oct 2003*
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THE MAVERICK
United States
Herald
California
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Nov 2003*
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Gareth Lodge
Scotland
Edinburgh
Midlothian
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Jul 2009*
Photocopied rules. Box scuffed but intact. Other contents fine but showing their age.
2010-06-03
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Wendell Martin, Jr.
United States
Unspecified
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Mar 2004*
Kind of a set-piece where players gang up on Germany, but still enjoyable.
2004-03-04*
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