Publisher: Days of Wonder Designer: Richard Borg Number of Players: 2 Playing time: 30 to 60 minutes Ages: 8 & up Overview: It's an event that has been immortalized in history, film and games. Some consider it to be one of the most ambitious military actions of all time, and it was a defining moment during the Second World War. Now, you can step in and command the entire effort, from the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc to the hedgerow battles in the Corentin Peninsula and beyond, with Memoir '44. Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Operation Cobra...all these and more await your leadership on the field of battle! Memoir '44 comes with hordes of little plastic Army men that players use to recreate dozens of WWII battles. Each scenario mimics the terrain, troop placement, and objectives thanks to the innovative hex game board. Add in the quirks of the Command cards that allow the smart commander to make use of his unit's individual strengths. Easy to learn and fast-paced, Memoir '44 requires strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive, yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory! Other games you might like: Axis and Allies: D-Day; Risk
Published in collaboration with the Mission for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings & Liberation of France, Memoir '44 is a uniquely fun, simple and engaging game. Designed to commemorate the efforts and sacrifices of the men & women of the Second World War, we trust it will provide all who play it with a sense of history and the desire to learn more about that greatest generation. Our fondest hope is that it will make you want to transmit this unique historical heritage onto younger generations. To that effect, we encourage you to visit the numerous web sites we will be progressively featuring on our Links page. They offer an endless treasure trove of information on these events that shaped our history. We also invite you to visit the beaches, villages and museums of Normandy, where over 1,000 ceremonies are going to be held over the coming months.
Memoir '44 is a unique historical game where players command a horde of little plastic Army men facing-off in dozens of WWII battles on an oversize hex game board.Each battle scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements and objectives of each army. Deploying forces through a variety of Command cards, the smart commander uses the unique skills of his units - infantry, paratroopers, tanks, artillery, commandos and resistance fighters - to its greatest strength.
Easy to learn and fast-paced, Memoir '44 requires strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive, yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory!