Show #26: Axis & Allies Spectacular

Show 26.0 of Gameopolis sees Mark and Jeff hosting a franchise-specific celebration that can ONLY be termed a "Spectacular". In this Spectacular, Mark and Jeff take a deep dive into the Axis & Allies board game series, with special focus on the boardgames in the series of more limited historical scope. Before launching the Spectacular, however, Mark and Jeff open up a Dusty Old Box that might teach you something if you're not careful!

After the Dusty Old Box segment, Mark and Jeff launch into a walkthrough of five different Axis & Allies board game titles, with emphasis on the new wrinkles introduced into the A&A game system by each game.

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  • 00:00:00 Prelude
  • 00:02:21 Dusty Old Box
  • 00:15:11 Jeff talks about Mark W. Allen's "Midway Submerged" eBook/book
  • 00:16:44 Axis & Allies background and memories
  • 00:19:30 Axis & Allies Europe
  • 00:30:54 Axis & Allies Pacific
  • 00:34:35 Axis & Allies D-Day
  • 00:46:55 Axis & Allies Battle of the Bulge
  • 00:57:55 Axis & Allies Guadalcanal
  • 01:19:31 Signoff

Related links:

  • Midway Submerged by Mark W. Allen can be found on

Stay tuned for Show 26.5 --our session report on one of these Axis & Allies games-- coming at you faster than a screaming dive-bomber!

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  • Nope, I didn't. A member of the UMass Strategy Games Club who had gone into the game industry after graduation arranged for copies of the game to be made available at the club for play testing. That would be Noah Falstein who went on later to work in the computer game industry, working on Star Wars computer games among others.

    posted by: Bill on 2013-05-12 01:32:15

  • Wow! Massive claim to fame! Did you by any chance correspond directly with Larry Harris?

    posted by: Jeff (admin) on 2013-05-07 00:24:22

  • Great show guys. I'm proud to say I was one of the play-testers for MB's Axis & Allies way back in my college days.

    posted by: Bill on 2013-05-04 22:31:16

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