Welcome CraneDeNicollo. My friend got me started on Global 1940. I have also started playing Global 1939 which is a very complicated game but plays like Global 1940 with slight rules variations. Recently, my ten year old grand daughter took a real interest in the game and my friend suggested the 1942 second edition version. It was simpler but still a real challenge. I have one a game against my teacher in the Global 1940 so I felt some what confident as I entered the game but soon found myself scrambling to just survive as my grand daughter lead Germany in a global tear. She says she wants to be President some day…God help her enemies if she makes it. Now she plays the ANZACS and China in the Global 1940 game pretty much on her own. Both games are great but her trouncing of her grandpa in the 1942 games have inspired her to learn more. If you are wanting to gain experience and learn stratagies, I recommend 1942 to start with.