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one minor shortfall,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Axis & Allies 1942 Game (Toy)The first time I played A&A was on this board. I had the good fortune to have as my teacher an austere but highly knowledgeable player. In non-combat phase I would get a heavy ruler across my knuckles if I allowed my attention to ease for even a moment and at times it seemed that even one hundred percent was not enough. He was tough, but war is, and sending troops to meet their maker is too, so I took it as an important device for setting the right tone. It is over three weeks since the the A&A board arrived from Amazon, (very punctual by the way, thank you very much) and we are still on our first game, okay to be fair he returned to his home in Canada and we now have eight time zones between us, so our hours of play are limited to short and intense blasts across the actual Atlantic using the genius of Skype. Japan has gained an inordinate number of territories (I may have already lost the 'game') but what he doesn't know is that the fleet America is building is not in fact intended as support for a European amphibious assault but instead a South Pacific engagement after sneaking through the suez corridor (perhaps my last remaining hope). Of course I now question the wisdom of this revelation although if his espionage is up to the task of intercepting this message then I had invariably already lost before making it.
One minor shortfall of the package is that the chips provided to identify additional units are too few.