Friedrich (Anniversary Edition)

By: Histogame

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: War Games (Histogame)

MSRP $60.95


Product Info

Title
Friedrich (Anniversary Edition)
Publisher
Product Line
Category
Author
Richard Sivel
Publish Year
2012
Dimensions
12x12x2.5"
NKG Part #
2147467209
MFG. Part #
RGG451
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
13 Years and Up
# Players
3 - 4 Players
Game Length
180 - 300 Minutes

Description

It is the summer of 1756. Frederick the Great faces the grim fact that half of Europe has formed an alliance. He is in deep sorrow: It seems to him that their aim is the annihilation of Prussia. Therefore he makes a preemptive strike against Saxony, which surrenders weeks later. But this is only the first chapter in what would become known as the Seven Years War! Prussia is completely encircled by her enemies, the biggest continental powers in Europe. England and Hanover are her only allies.

For Prussia, the situation is easy to sum up: To be or not to be. Soon the Prussian House is burning. France has conquered Northern Germany. Austria has invaded Silesia. Russian hordes are crossing the River Oder, and Berlin is a mere five days march away! Frederick is relentless. He desperately rushes from crisis to crisis within his strategic triangle, managing to check one enemy only as another takes advantage of his absence to advance. After six long years of struggle, Prussia seems doomed to fall . . .Frederick is saved by a miracle. The Russian Tsarina Elisabeth dies, and her successor has an almost infinite adoration for Frederick, and immediately makes peace. Sweden soon comes to terms, followed one year later by a bankrupt France. Prussia is saved.

So in the game FRIEDRICH for 3 or 4 players: All against one. But only one will reign supreme. On a map of Old Europe, players maneuver their generals from city to city. Frederick must retain a part of each Prussian province, while the attacking powers savagely seek out their objectives. The clever use of tactical cards is decisive to winning. Histogame and Richard Sivél present FRIEDRICH as a novel concept uniting the fascination of board and card games. Accurately based on history while maintaining a slim set of rules, FRIEDRICH offers wide open spaces for brilliant chess-like moves and great depth for decision making. Taken into Frederick's era, you will reflect on tactical finesses, smile about interspersed anecdotes, and be perplexed at how often you are not able to count to three.

Contents:

  • 1 Map of Old Europe (22" x 33")
  • 24 wooden Generals
  • 11 wooden Supply Trains
  • 24 named Labels of historical figures
  • 130 die-cut Markers
  • 200 Tactical Cards
  • 2x18 Cards of Fate
  • 4 Playing Aid Cards
  • 1 Set of Rules
  • 5 Army Sheets
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