"Hitler's Reich" is "Favorite New Game" of GMT Fall Weekend of Blogger Charlie Lewis
"Great entry game for a new wargamer" says Charlie
Charlie Lewis of The Game Box blogger fame, just posted that my new WW II design "Hitler's Reich" was his "favorite new game" at GMT's Fall Weekend gaming con.
Hitler's Reich is WW2 for two players in two hours - it is a quick set up, fast-playing strategic game where combat and other conflicts are resolved through a modified version of the classic card game of "War" - but with dice and Event Cards to modify the total. Colored wooden pieces mark the march of armies as players battle it out across Europe, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East in a military, political and economic struggle to create or take down "Hitler's Reich."
A full description of the game and links to postings on GMT's blog can be found at:
As Charlie says in his blog, however,:
"This is one where the P500 blurbs don't get even close to doing the game justice, that's why I included them from the top. At one point I was asked what my favorite game of the weekend was, and without hesitation, I answered this one. Why? Because this is unlike anything I've ever played before, and it works, and its fast, and its not a game that requires a lot of rulebook flipping."
Charlie adds later in his review that:
"It's a fast moving game, as the conflict resolution is quick. You spend the whole game juggling your own priorities with deciding how hard you want to disrupt your opponent's plans."
He also notes that:
This could become a great entry game for a new wargamer, as it gets a player used to direct conflict but without fiddling with stacks of counters or worrying about ZOCS and terrain costs. My 10 year old, for example, would probably have fun with this, and I look forward to trying it out with her some day, but my buddy and I also really had fun with it - he even got in a second game of it later in the weekend while I was trying Fields of Despair. I really had fun with this, and the minute the wife gets a new job, I'll be joining the P500 for it."
For the full text of Charlie Lewis' review, please go to: