The Battlesson series contains war and strategy games that not only teach you how to play them, and how to play them better, but also how to make them!
Israeli Independence is an introductory level solitaire wargame that tells the rich and engaging story of the First Arab-Israeli War Israels War for Independence. Five Arab armies, poised at the borders of the newly declared state, launch their determined invasions and each must be pushed back in turn before any reaches West Jerusalem, the new Israeli capital.
As the headlines unfold and the vast forces of the Arab League relentlessly press forward, can you successfully allocate the precious few resources of the new Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to conduct daring offensives that will send them reeling back? Can you push the Arab legions back so far that an armistice can be achieved and these threats removed? Or will you be over-whelmed and defeated, seeing Zionist aspirations crushed?
Wargames recreate situations so that they can be studied and played, and Israeli Independence is particularly well suited to classroom use. The included BATTLESSON TM article helps explain this useful and fascinating field of study: wargaming.
One 2-page, color Game Rules sheet
24 'Headline' cards
8 color, die-cut 5/8 mounted game pieces
One 8.5 x 11 color game map
One page of notes
One 2-page BATTLESSON sheet
Number of Players: 1
Ages: 10 and up
Playing Time: approx. 15 minutes
Solitaire Suitability: 9
Scale: Each unit is one Arab army, and each turn represents a few weeks of real time