New Announcement: Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition

| April 20, 2012 | 7 Comments

More exciting news in the world of Axis & Allies games. Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have released a sales solicitation flyer announcing Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition. This will be the replacement for the edition formerly known as Axis & Allies Spring 1942. Some of the key differences will be a larger map, new miniature sculpts, a new unit (the antiaircraft artillery), and an MSRP of $65 USD.

Excited yet? Join the conversation on the forums.

Here are the details from the sales solicitation flyer.

1942 Second Edition

Product Release Date: July 27, 2012
Preorder Starting May 14, 2012
Change the Course of History in Just a Few Short Hours!

Key Selling Points

Awesome Axis & Allies® Experience
This game builds upon the success of the first edition of 1942 and makes several improvements for an even more enjoyable multi-player game.

Expanded Game Board
The game board has been expanded to 40” x 26” in order to facilitate an enhanced play experience.

New Miniature Sculpts
There are 5 new sculpts in the game including UK artillery, submarine & destroyer units; German artillery; and a Russian submarine. There’s even an all-new combat unit: the Antiaircraft Artillery!

Game Overview

It’s spring 1942, and the world is at war. Five major powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

Designed for 2–5 players, the game is set in 1942 – the historical high-water mark of Axis expansion. Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, players will command both their country’s military forces and its war-time economy, with the chance to plan attacks, marshal forces into embattled territories, and resolve conflicts. Victory will go to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world. Change the course of history in a few short hours!

Game Components

  • Game Board
  • One 24-Page Rulebook
  • Six Dice
  • 410 Military Unit Pieces
  • 80 Plastic Chips
  • 2 Parts Sheets

The flyer with the details for Axis & Allies 1942 2nd Edition appeared on the Wizards of the Coast Retailer page, as of writing, April 20, 2012. If the PDF is not longer available, then you can download it here.



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  1. Archgeneral says:

    For that price I might as well buy A&A Europe and A&A Pacific and combine them!

  2. TheSkull says:


    how? where? .. I’m from Germany.. a A&A Europe 1940 version here is available for 400$ or even more expensive!

    Do you know where to buy the europe version for a “normal” price?



  3. stak says:

    Hello The Skull .

    Try at this place:

    Only 90 euro But i don’t know about shippipng.

  4. Ghost one says:

    It may be a bit pricey but its still worth the pieces you get to add to other a and a games plus its still simple for those how don’t want to get 1940 or have not the time. for me i think its worth it because i want the new sculpts and i don’t own a simple a and a game they are all big ones so this one i can use it to introduce friends to the game with it.

  5. Dan says:

    When is the A&A 1942 2nd Edition preview coming out?

  6. Hubertis Malvenus says:

    I own AA42 1st Edition – does anyone know if there will be an upgrade product available — just includes the map, new Italian pieces and the rules?
    That would be an economically attractive option for those of us who already own the game.

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