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Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2016 4:53 p.m. PST

Any good, fun ww2 board games that are very easy to learn, modest play time (1-2 hours) and pretty cheap?

Something suitable for an 8 year old in particular :)

kyoteblue Inactive Member18 Feb 2016 5:05 p.m. PST

Wait wait, we have a board games board !!!!!

zippyfusenet Inactive Member18 Feb 2016 6:16 p.m. PST

Memoir 44.

kyote, how many cops are getting shot in traffic stops these days? Not meaning any political comment. Just sayin'.

Personal logo Black Cavalier Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2016 7:21 p.m. PST

Definitely Memoir 44. It is a board game, but it comes with plastic figures & terrain pieces, so it has the feeling of a non-board wargame. & all the scenarios are well laid out so you can just sit down & play. & there are a number of expansions for the different theaters.

Because the game uses cards for activation, there may be some reading necessary.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2016 10:09 p.m. PST

Avalon Hill Battle of the Bilge. 1965 edition.
Cheap on eBay.

kyoteblue Inactive Member18 Feb 2016 10:26 p.m. PST

I'm not a cop I just play one on TV.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2016 8:34 a.m. PST

AH's Battle of the Bulge may seem simple, but for an
8-year old, I'd suggest something else.

That game has a LOT of subtleties.

Memoir 44 is a good suggestion…

Personal logo Black Cavalier Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2016 9:49 a.m. PST

I just found this on Wargames Vault if you want to go with a full wargame
I know nothing about it, but it says its made for kids.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member19 Feb 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

NUTS! from 2 hr wargames

Bismarck21 Feb 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

Memoir 44! gave that to my 9 yr old grandson this past Christmas. He and my son have had a blast playing it.
Grandson cleaned Dad's clock in the first two scenarios!
That'll teach him for getting away from the hobby!

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 8:06 p.m. PST

For a 8 year old I would have to go with Memoir 44.

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