Up Front


Avalon Hill, 1983, 2 players, ages 12 and up. Tactical World War II card game with lots of little cardboard counters and a rule book that would gag a whale. This game falls into the "I ain't never going to play it, so I may as well just sell it" category. Although this game is rated quite highly by those who do play it, it is also well known for its incomprehensible rules. The prevailing opinion seems to be "find somebody to show you how to play, 'cuz you ain't never going to figure it out on your own". Given that it's a two player game and not likely to get brought more than once every couple of years anyway, I'm not going to even bother trying to figure it out.

There are two expansions that I know of- Banzai (which adds the Japanese and American forces from the Pacific) and Desert War (which, adds the British and German forces from North Africa).



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