When I was at the Eindhoven Board Game Con, I came across the most remarkable facsimile of Axis and Allies. It was a Euro-game depicting World War II in Europe.
What’s the name of the game?
Actually, I intentionally left out the name because I’m not 100% sure on it. It was a German game and I think the title roughly translates in “Europe at War” – but don’t quote me on that. Maybe our German fans here can help us out on that. 😉
This was at the Eindhoven Gaming Con three years ago. You might be able to find pictures of the game at the Spellenspektakel website: http://www.spellenspektakel.nl/Home/1/SPELLENSPEKTAKEL.html
I find it laughable that people think revised and now 42 is some simplistic kids game compared to AA50. So there’s less pieces and territories. Is Chess just a simple game? AA50 is cool but a lot of it is just needless bells and whistles.
Okay, I’m going to have to call you on this one. Exactly what parts of AA50 did you find “Needless Bells and Whistles?” Technology? National Objectives? Printed Currency? Because the only missteps I can think of is the placement of the Chinese Fighter and the lack of a Victory City in Cairo. Other than that, I thought AA50 was a superbly crafted game.
Mainly the extra territories and NO’s. Printed currency is redundant but the Technology was awesome. I’m not bad mouthing AA50, just defending Revised and 42 as no less difficult. (I think AA50 is pretty easy since it tells you what you’re supposed to do with the NO’s)