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Game: Hitler’s Reich: WW2 In Europe



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Publisher: GMT Games
Series: Card Conquest System
Game Type: Board
Designer(s): Fred Schachter, Mark McLaughlin
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Description:


Hitler’s Reich is the first of the Card Conquest System game series in which players recreate epic military contests of history in short, comparatively simple and easy to learn, but hard to master games. Designed to be set up in minutes and played to conclusion in one sitting, these are not simulations but games, albeit ones packed with enough historical flavor, excitement, and decision making to give you the feeling of being there at the highest levels of command.


Articles


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Pub Date
Article Description
10
Date: 1/6/2023
Poster: Doug Holt
A Hitler’s Reich Gaming Experience or “Why a Perfect Plan Isn’t Always Perfect”

"...we wondered if attacking hand size again and again was the one obvious strategy that breaks this game." Ted Bingham and Co-Designer Fred Schachter have a fascinating discussion about Hitler's Reich, and how it resulted in Ted's reassessment of the game. "I then learned what I suspected, but until then didn’t see, which is an important facet in the game’s tight economy...". Which brought him to conclude: "The excitement, the uncertainty, the agony is in every play."
6
Date: 12/14/2018
Poster: Doug Holt
Conquer or Free Europe, Your Choice! – Hitler’s Reich Board Game Review

"The game is very free form and a great deal of fun either solo or multiplayer." Rick Martin reviews GMT Games' Hitler's Reich for Armchair General, giving it a 90% rating. Rick thinks it is a terrific game with "…nearly infinite replay potential…", but with one nagging (but correctable) problem that nets it only a 90% score…
5
Date: 1/18/2017
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich: AAR Using a New Solitaire System “Bot”

Are you ready to take on the solitaire Axis “Bot”? V.P.J. Arponen recounts a dramatic solitaire play of GMT Games' Hitler's Reich, fighting the "Bot" system he has created for the game. Turn 1 sets the pace, when he observes "It looks like my Axis opponent is trying a little bit of a gamble here..."
9
Date: 10/31/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Tearing Apart Hitler’s Reich: The Designers Battle It Out in the Overlord/Bagration Scenario: 1944 Game Set-Up

Designer vs. Designer, the heat is on! Mark McLaughlin recounts his no-holds-barred replay against Fred Schachter of their GMT Games' Hitler's Reich. It's the brutal Overlord/Bagration scenario: both designers take bold gambles, but can't bring the other down, until someone "...picks up two dice, warms them in his hand and throws: snake eyes."
8
Date: 8/26/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
The Many Paths to Victory or Defeat in GMT’s Hitler’s Reich

Go with a standard scenario, or how about a custom one? Designer Mark McLaughlin lays out the challenging ways players can win (or lose) in his GMT Games' Hitler's Reich. Can you achieve a "Sudden Death Victory", or is your fate "Surrender (The Writing is On the Wall)"?
4
Date: 8/17/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich — The Reasons Why, and What the Cards Represent

Can you play your cards "in combinations to resolve conflicts quickly, simply and decisively"? Designer Mark McLaughlin offers some fascinating insights into the selection of event cards for his GMT Games' Hitler’s Reich. There's clearly a lot of fun for players as they meet the design goal of "WW2 in Europe for two players in two hours".
3
Date: 7/15/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
70 Minutes to Victory: A Hitler’s Reich Replay with The REAL Game Components

"This was a critical and for me most dangerous development..." Designer Mark McLaughlin describes a fantastic first play of his GMT Games' Hitler's Reich with production components. The game ends on a resounding crescendo when his friend and opponent Max makes a Hitler's rapture attack, “….and a mighty resounding shout of victory was heard throughout the house.”
7
Date: 7/1/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich Event Card Art Preview – or How a Real Artist Helps Bring a Design to Life

It's all in the cards! Mark McLaughlin shows off some of the sharp graphics created by GMT Games' Charles Kibler for Hitler’s Reich. How about a "Desperate Gamble" card?!?
2
Date: 4/13/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
WWII in Two (and a half) Hours and then 58 Minutes: Hitler’s Reich AAR’s with a New Player (Part 1)

Leningrad falls in 1943! Fred Schachter recounts an epic game of GMT Games' Hitler's Reich with his friend Max, who is a veteran wargamer, but who unfortunately "... seemed snake bit with his dice rolling."
1
Date: 2/27/2016
Poster: Doug Holt
Hitler’s Reich Gets Real – First Look at a More Polished Play-Test Map and Conflict Card Art

What's in the cards!?! Fred Schachter discusses designer Mark McLaughlin’s new GMT Games' Hitler's Reich, a "fast-paced, quick to learn, easy-to-play, strategic game of the European Theater of Operations of World War II". Games events draw heavily on a card-based system intended to keep things dicey. Look out for "special powers" and "sudden-death endings"!