Axis & Allies board game is a hugely popular set of World War II board games which are based around strategy play. Since it’s inception back in 1981 the game has had somewhere around 2 million copies printed.
The aim of the game for Axis & Allies is for each player to attempt to capture enough of the board’s territory to gain the overall advantage over their enemies in a World War II setting.
The Axis & Allies series consists of a total of 11 board games, 8 of the 11 are still produced and are available from most good toy stores. Two of the 11 games are no longer in production, these are the Axis & Allies 50th Anniversary Edition and the Axis & Allies Classic 1984 version.
|Axis and Allies Board Game Game Information|
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|Suitable For:||12 Years And Over|
|Number Of Players:||2 – 5 Players|
|Approx Playing Time:||4 Hours|
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A History Of Axis & Allies & It’s Origins
The Axis & Allies board game was originally designed by a gentleman called Larry Harris, the game was taken on and published by the Nova Game Designs company back in 1981. Around 3 years later in 1984 the game was republished as Axis & Allies Classic under the company Milton Bradley. The Axis & Allies Classic board game was republished under the umbrella series of Gamemaster games which were all War based simulation games from the same company.
Axis & Allies Classic, as well as many of it’s spin offs, still exist today and is still in production. Whilst the Gamemaster series of games has long since been stopped. Just like the majority of other board game companies, Milton Bradley was taken over by Hasbro some time ago and so the full rights to Axis & Allies are now owned entirely by Hasbro Entertainment.
Notable Versions, Editions & Special Editions
Axis & Allies has been released in 3 main versions including board games, video games and miniature games.
As far as special additions goes the Alis & Allies Classic version from 1984 was re-released in 2010 and it’s success sparked the edition of 10 further editions which are “spin-offs” of the original. Three of these games are of specific local battles, three are expanded versions of the classic version and four are theatre games which depict the Pacific or Europe.