Category: Board Games

Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies Classic Tournament at Gen Con 2016

Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies Classic Tournament at Gen Con 2016

Once again, at Gen Con 2016 we set up a few time lapse videos for the final games for a few of the tournaments. This video is for the Axis & Allies Classic tournament finals. To watch the video click the image above or watch it on YouTube. The match was Barry Dano & Robert Fiorio […]

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Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies 1914 Tournament Finals at Gen Con 2015

Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies 1914 Tournament Finals at Gen Con 2015

At Gen Con 2015 we set up a time lapse recording of the tournament championship game for the Axis & Allies 1914 Tournament.

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Global War 2nd Edition (1936-1945)

Global War 2nd Edition (1936-1945)

In November 2015 Historical Board Gaming released Global War-2nd Edition (1936-1945). In this article, designer Will Henson explores exactly what players can expect from the new game in the most in-depth photo and description to date.

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Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies 1942 SE Tournament Finals at Gen Con 2015

Time Lapse Video: Axis & Allies 1942 SE Tournament Finals at Gen Con 2015

| September 14, 2015 | Board Games | 2 Comments

At Gen Con 2015 we set up a time lapse recording of the tournament championship game for Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition Tournament.

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Going Nuclear: A Global War 2nd Edition Expansion

Going Nuclear: A Global War 2nd Edition Expansion

Going Nuclear is an expansion for Global War 2nd Edition that adds the ability to develop and use an atomic bomb. Designer Will Henson goes into the details of this interesting wargame add-on.

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How to get people to use your House Rules

How to get people to use your House Rules

| January 22, 2015 | Board Games | 0 Comments

Written by Der Kuenstler on 02-12-2013 at Axis and Allies.org, assembled and edited by Rorschach of I Will Never Grow Up Gaming So you’ve got some great new House Rules (in your own view, anyway) for Axis and Allies and you’d like others to cooperate and play along. This is not always easy, but here are […]

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

| December 1, 2014 | Board Games | 1 Comment

The holidays are right around the corner and we have some great suggestions for great Axis & Allies gifts! All prices below are subject to change and were only accurate at the time of writing. Game Accessories Our Gold Sponsor, Field Marshall Games, and our Silver Sponsor, Historical Board Gaming, have some great accessories for […]

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A Painting Tutorial Guide and Resource for Axis and Allies

A Painting Tutorial Guide and Resource for Axis and Allies

This is a resource for anyone interested in painting their own Axis and Allies board game pieces or for anyone who has any questions regarding painting of plastic miniatures in general.

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Alliance Dynamics and Teamwork

Alliance Dynamics and Teamwork

| November 2, 2014 | Board Games | 0 Comments

Any Axis and Allies game that contains a coalition(s) of countries will require their players to cooperate in order to achieve the goal of their side winning the game. The objective of this article is to explain turn-based game mechanics to in order to improve teamwork while playing most of the Axis & Allies games.

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Axis and Allies Global 1940 for First Time Players

Axis and Allies Global 1940 for First Time Players

So you’ve been invited to play a game of Axis and Allies 1940 Global with a few of your friends, however, there’s just one problem; you don’t know a thing about it! Well don’t worry, we’re going get you up to speed so you can feel comfortable around the gaming table. Perhaps after reading this, you will become compelled to download the rule book !

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Spring 1942: Principles for Intermediate to Advanced Axis & Allies Players

Spring 1942: Principles for Intermediate to Advanced Axis & Allies Players

Bunnies P. Wrath has written this guide for intermediate to advanced players of the Spring 1942 edition of Axis and Allies, released in 2009.

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A Beginners Guide to Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary Edition, 1942 Scenario

A Beginners Guide to Axis and Allies 50th Anniversary Edition, 1942 Scenario

This guide includes the basic strategies for Axis and Allies in 1942, along with separate advice for every nation, and some common openings.

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Axis & Allies Spring 1942: Soviet Strategic Defense

Axis & Allies Spring 1942: Soviet Strategic Defense

Welcome Comrade! Here you will find a guide to understand the Soviet Union (USSR)’s position and role in the game.

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The Balance of Sportsmanship and Competition

The Balance of Sportsmanship and Competition

| January 15, 2014 | Board Games | 1 Comment

Young Grasshopper helps answer the question “What is the socially acceptable level of competitive behavior allowed if it’s just a game?”

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The Joy of Combat

The Joy of Combat

In this article Christopher Yorke tells us how to engage with Axis & Allies as a game in the fullest way possible via the conduct combat phase.

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New and Unusual Pieces for Axis & Allies and Where to Find Them

New and Unusual Pieces for Axis & Allies and Where to Find Them

Contributor Will Henson reveals the best and most exciting places to find new pieces to populate your Axis & Allies game board.

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The Psychology of the Conduct Combat Phase

The Psychology of the Conduct Combat Phase

In this article Christopher Yorke teaches us that the dice speak and to keep a good poker face during the conduct combat phase.

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The Four Main Principles of Combat Casualty Selection

The Four Main Principles of Combat Casualty Selection

Check out this great guide written by Christopher Yorke on selecting casualties during your Axis & Allies games.

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GenCon 2013 Axis & Allies Update

GenCon 2013 Axis & Allies Update

| July 15, 2013 | Board Games | 0 Comments

Greg Smorey has been running Axis & Allies events at GenCon for the past 20 years. Here are his last two email updates for you.

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A Second Game of Axis & Allies WWI 1914

A Second Game of Axis & Allies WWI 1914

This report take a detailed tour of my second game of Axis & Allies WWI 1914 with unit purchases, a short recap, and a photo after each power’s turn.

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