Memoir ’44 is a 2 player wargame, set during WWII. It’s very popular due to it’s easy to learn but very rewarding gameplay. I really wish I could get to play it more often but I’m a few hundred Km away from the nearest club that I know of.
World War II was a terrible time to be alive. Although it has given us a lot in terms of entertainment; books, movie and games. Lots and lots of games. Memoir ’44 is one of these. It’s a tactical game that pits players against each other during different battles of the war.
I was always a fan of the Star Wars universe, except for the line “I am your father”. I used to get that a lot in school. *sigh*. As much as I enjoyed the sword play and the Jedi powers, I really loved the epic space battles.
There are many WWII games these days. Axis & Allies is almost a 4x game, you have to setup forward staging posts and factories and micro manage the war effort, on the other end of the scale you have Memoire ’44 a fun and easy to play game where the scenarios are all based on actual events. Heroes of Normandie is rather tongue in cheek. It’s like a Hollywood movie turned board game set in WWII. Think Dirty Dozen, or Saving Private Ryan and you won’t be far off.
“We have to get this game.” The first words a friend said after I introduced her and her boyfriend to Golem Arcana. I was not expecting big things from this game. I thought that it would be a light wargame with little to no housekeeping and be easy to teach to the kids. They convinced me to open it, earlier than I expected to, because they liked the models. I then racked up 13 plays in a 2 weeks! I needed to write a Golem Arcana review!