Axis & Allies 1941

Axis & Allies 1941

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1941: THE WORLD IS AT WAR!

Quick and Convenient: Axis & Allies 1941 is designed to be set up and played more quickly than any previous Axis & Allies game. In essence, this is a simplified A&A experience that will introduce players to the A&A mechanics and play style. Play time runs between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Game Overview

Five major powers struggle for supremacy. Germany and Japan are aligned against the great alliance of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and the United States.

Designed for 2–5 players, the game is set in 1941: The Axis has great momentum and is expanding its conquests in both Europe and Asia.

Controlling one of the Axis or Allied powers, you will command both your country’s military forces and its war-time economy. Show that you are a brilliant military strategist by planning your attacks, marshaling your forces into embattled territories, and resolving the conflicts. Victory goes to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and liberates or occupies the greatest cities of the world. Change the course of history in a few short hours!

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  Simplified Classic Wargame
Joseph F of Oreogn, 5/23/2013
I've been playing Axis & Allies for about 15 years and they've released probably 12 different versions. This latest 1941 version is a supposedly streamlined, shorter, friendlier version. It is affordable, but I think it falls a bit short.
Germany and Japan (Axis powers) have had a bit of an edge in most versions, but they seem unstoppable in this game. They balance at the beginning of the game seems a bit off, and its very hard for the Allies to catch up in the first couple turns. Japan just marches into Moscow (which seems a bit odd).
The pieces also have a couple issues. For starters, there isn't enough pieces to actually set up the game! Not an issue through most of the game as armies get consolidated, but that's just dumb that you can't even set up the game properly with the pieces provided. In all recent editions of Axis & Allies, each nation has their own sculpts. Russian tanks look different than American, British and Japanese. That's cool. In an effort to make it more affordable, there are only two sets of sculpts here; one set for the Axis and one for the Allies. Not a huge deal if you aren't familiar with the equipment different nations used, but it drives me crazy to see German Tiger I's fighting for the Japanese in China.
Pros: Plays faster than previous versions (mostly because the Axis are overpowered and will crush the allies quickly), rules are a little easier to learn, and it costs a lot less than the current Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition ($65 I think).
I would recommend finding Axis & Allies 1942 first edition, which is out of print, but still around. It retails for $35 (vs. $30 here), and is more balanced, has better pieces, and barely costs any more.