Avalon Hill and Wizards of the Coast have revealed more information about the upcoming new release of Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition. First off, the box art has been revealed, click the link to the left for a larger sample. The first thing I noticed was a return to the red Axis & Allies logo. The release date for this new edition is October 23, 2008 and will be solf for $100. That seems like a lot of money for an Axis & Allies game but you’ll be getting a lot of board game for your money. Continue reading the article for more details.  Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition


The Anniversary edition will include a new Axis Country in the form of Italy. The board will be nearly 2 feet by 4 feet. A new cruiser class naval unit will be added and new sculpts for many of the units.

Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition details:

  • Designed by Larry Harris, creator of Axis & Allies
  • Italy introduced as the third Axis nation
  • Two set-up options: Spring 1941 and Spring 1942
  • Cruiser class ships join the naval unit line-up
  • China included as US controlled ally
  • New sculpts for Italy, China, and others
  • Game board measures ~ 24” x 46”
  • Over 600 game pieces
  • 48 page rulebook

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