Axis & Allies: 1942*

Axis & Allies: 1942 immerses players into the intense strategic battles of World War II during the spring of 1942. Designed for 2–5 players, this game represents the peak of Axis powers' expansion and challenges players to take control of either the Axis or Allied forces. Each player must manage their nation's military operations and wartime economy, planning attacks, maneuvering forces into conflict zones, and resolving the outcomes of battles. The goal is to conquer or liberate key cities around the world and decisively alter the course of history within a few engaging hours.

Gameplay Overview

  • Strategic Control: Command one of the major World War II powers: Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, or the United States.
  • Economic and Military Integration: Manage both the economic aspects and military engagements of your chosen power to secure victory.

Special Features

  • Enhanced Game Components: The second edition features an expanded 40"x26" game board, new unit sculpts, and updated game pieces, including UK artillery, submarines, and destroyers; German artillery; a Russian submarine; and anti-aircraft artillery.
  • Revised Rules: Updates include changes from AA-guns to AAA-guns, integrated air defense for industrial complexes, and strategic bombing defenses, along with adding Honolulu as a victory city.


Axis & Allies: 1942 offers a deep, strategic gameplay experience that captures the complexity and scale of World War II. This edition not only enhances the visual and tactical aspects of the game but also introduces nuanced changes to the rules that refine gameplay, making it a compelling choice for history buffs and strategy gamers alike.

  • 2 - 5 Players
  • 240 Minutes
  • 12+ years old
  • Medium difficulty

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