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new print-and-play released: Wargame

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve released another print-and-play game called Wargame. It can be played with a standard deck of cards, but it’s more fun to play with the custom deck that I created for it. All the necessary files (cards and rules) can be found on the Wargame page.

I’m still tweaking things a bit, but it’s a very playable game as it is. I’ve entered the game in this contest, and there’s a page for the game now on BoardGameGeek.

What is it? It’s a strategy game for 2 players. Playing time is roughly 20 minutes.

Each player has 13 cards ranked from 13 (Bazooka) down to 1 (Spy). Cards of a higher rank typically take cards of a lower rank, though there are some exceptions (Spies, for example, take both Bazookas and Mortars).

A player first deploys his cards by placing them, 1 and 2 at a time, into the 13 spaces on his line. Once all cards have been deployed, players then take turns advancing their cards into the combat zone.

What makes the game interesting is the ability of players to switch two cards before advancing one into battle. Each player can do this exactly 5 times.

The goal is to win 7 of the 13 combat zones, or win 4 adjacent combat zones. The winner is typically the player who most skillfully utilizes his troops, as there is little luck involved.

As some playtesters have pointed out, it borrows elements from Battle Line, War, and Stratego, yet still has a feel all its own.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

  1. John Fay
    June 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Looks like cool little game there, though I prefer my games to be more 3D. Have you seen Three Plains, at http://epicwargaming.com/ ?

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