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Axis & Allies
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The game clearly illustrates these points, which gives it educational value. But unlike the "real life" version, the Axis do have a chance to win, because the U.S. is "hobbled." For instance, Germany starts the game with 32 Industrial Production certificates (IPCs) and Japan with 25, versus 30 for Britain and 24 for Russia. (These are based on the territories each country controls, and are used to build military units.) The US player has 36 IPCs, barely more than Germany, of which 25 are from "American" territories and 11 from assorted minor Allies in Latin America and China.
(In "real life," American industrial power was more like 75, which would have given the US player 86 IPCs, counting minor Allies. In fact, American industrial capacity was equal to that of Germany, Britain and the Soviet Union put together, meaning that if Germany had conquered the other two Allies, Japan would have held the balance of power, and America would have had to conquer it in turn to survive.)
With the U.S. "constrained," the game is reasonably balanced. The Axis are still underdogs but no longer prohibitively so. As a practical matter, they can win if they capture territories with least 17 more IPCs, giving them a majority of the world's productive capacity (74 vs, 73), unless the Allies were ahead in technology (which they might be, given their greater starting IPCs and research capabilities).Read more ›
The manual is a must read before u start, and once u start should be kept close at hand. Its most enjoyable with more then 2 players. And some rounds go from a hour and half to more then 3 hours. Just depends on how u play it and how lucky you get with the dice in the game.
Some of the pieces like the infantry men are a little breakable, specially the weapons might break off over time. But over all its a sturdy game board with good pieces.
I enjoyed this game a lot, and still is in pretty good shape for such a old game.
The value of it? Well it has gone out of production a while ago and was replaced by a newer version. So if u collecting this it might be worth a lot to u. Just look around a while there bound to be cheaper ones around :).
Even if someone can't get the actual board game. I suggest getting the board ITSELF it's far superior to the newer versions in many manners.
Pros more countries that are worth points.
Far more fun
Far more accessible and easy to pick up.
More action not less.
There's a lot of cons I will admit but they aren't deal breakers.
At first I was skeptical. $200 plus $7.49 shipping. That was a ridiculous price I thought. When I original bought mine years ago at a local game store I paid $19. But I finally caved after realizing the countless hours of joy spent playing this game with my friends instead of my previous talent of drinking my homemade moonshine and hanging out at the local 7-eleven trying to get laid. Speaking of getting laid rolling 6's to get heavy bombers during technology development is way better than getting laid. The look on your friends eyes when those dice land is priceless.
After waiting 2 weeks I totally had forgotten I had ordered this. I'm the security guard team leader at the local mall (just got promoted last week) and after a hard day dealing with Jeff the local schizophrenic who keeps showing his wiener to the old WW2 vets in the food court I was overjoyed to see the box sitting there waiting to be de-virginized. It comes with the standard board, plastic pieces for each country, factories, AA guns, chits, dice, money, etc...but the best thing is that it comes with its own home uranium enrichment kit. This is why it costs so much. Gas centrifuges are so easy to make with the included instructions. Iran eat your heart out.
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Love the game it was sent and packaged the exact way i was told so no problem therePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fine game. One the first games i ever played. Milton Bradley was the second company to print this game. Read morePublished 13 months ago by THE GAME MASTER
The game was well packed and every piece was there. Thank you, it will make for great game time here in Afghanistan.Published 23 months ago by Hartz D. Hartzell
I grew up playing this with my dad. I loved it. Now I have this myself and play it with my girlfriend. It is the ORIGINAL game, not one of the remakes. The one I got was BRAND NEW. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by M. Schumacher
this is a good production and the price are not so expancive. the shipped speed is fast than i manage. i think this edition looks like old.Published on October 17, 2012 by Chuang
A&A is an awesome game. Play it if you are at all interested in WWII, add the additional rules if you must, but it pays well as a stock games. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by BuddAndy