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In pictures: WWII board game

Plonk

Some games were more overtly political than others. Hitler is the bullseye in the family game in which politicians become the centre of attention.

Bomber command

Bomber Command provides an opportunity for players to stage their very own invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe and lay siege to Berlin.

The Great Air Flight Game

The air war was a totally new form of warfare. For the first time Britain was in a war where the civilian population was a target.

Blackout

Blackout re-enacts the everyday, yet terrifying events which followed the sounding of the air raid sirens.

ARP

Without television, board games like The ARP (Air Raid Protection) could form an important avenue of communication.

Chase the Enemy

World War II saw a greater than ever need to mobilise populations.

Monopoly-style game

A Monopoly-style game was created with a war theme.






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