It’s only two weeks until the official release of Axis & Allies 1941 but thanks to Wizards of the Coast Axis & has a review copy to share with you. Having just arrived in the mail today, these are the first few photos that I took with my iPhone when I first opened the game.

The play time for this version, printed on the box, promises to be a short 1-3 hours, which is 1 hour longer than the original reports.

Contents of the Box

The box contains the following:

  • Game board
  • Rulebook
  • Cardboard battle strip
  • Cardboard casualty strip
  • 50 cardboard national control markers
  • 34 cardboard unit stacking markers (22 gray, 8 green, 4 red)
  • 160 plastic pieces
  • 4 dice

The Game Board Map

The map dimensions are as follows:

  • Folded: 8.75 inches x 10.875 inches and 0.5 inches thick
  • Unfolded (pictured below): 32.5 inches by 17.5 inches


The game comes with several new sculpts of pieces. The infantry seem a touch larger than previous version and it appears that each unit has a sculpt never seen before in any version of Axis & Allies. The sculpts do have some overlap and it appears that all of the Allies share the same sculpts as due the Axis. Each country, in this game, has the same number of pieces:

  • 8 infantry
  • 5 tanks
  • 4 fighters
  • 2 bombers
  • 4 transports
  • 3 submarines
  • 2 destroyers
  • 2 air craft carriers
  • 2 battleships

Soviet Union pieces:

Germany pieces:

United Kingdom pieces:

Japan pieces:

United States pieces:

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