Secret Weapons of the Third Reich is a game for one to four players simulating the arms race of World War II from the German perspective. From secret submarine bases in Greenland to the mysterious Base 211 in Neuschwabenland, Antarctica, this game recreates the incredible tales of Nazi technology, from the famous V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets to the unlikely flying saucers derived from the work of Nikola Tesla. Will players be able to deliver the Haunebu project to completion? Will Hans Kammler escape with his last battalion of flying saucers to the dark side of the moon? Will the secret submarine fleet sail to Antarctica to pursue the war after the war? Or could German scientists produce an atomic bomb to be dropped on New York by an electro-gravitational flying saucer or within the warhead of a futuristic intercontinental V-3? Would it even be possible to build a huge solar satellite gun to strike America?
Discover the answers to all these questions in Secret Weapons of the Third Reich, the weirdly addictive semi-cooperative, semi-competitive worker placement game for all fans of science fiction and alternate history.
a 18x18" mounted board
85 game cards*
5 player aid cards*
40 colored wooden cylinders
104 colored wooden cubes*
41 colored disks with stickers
1 six-sided die
1 rules booklet
*: the old TheGameCrafter edition contains only 68 game cards, 4 play aid cards and 101 cubes; the 4 Dados edition contains 1 more large black cube and the 17 game cards, the play aid card and the 2 white cubes of the Ahnenerbe expansion (see below), so totalling 85 game cards, 5 player aid cards and 104 cubes.
Complexity: 5 / 10
Game length: 2+ hours
# of players: 1-4
Time scale: 1 year per turn
Solitaire suitability: high
The Ahnenerbe mini expansion adds 17 new cards, making the game more challenging and intriguing. Players will discover some unbelievable weapon projects developed or simply thought by the German scientists, such as the Silbervogel (a sort of shuttle), the Himmelsturmer flight-pack (yes, exactly like in Rocketeer movie!), the famous Messerchmitt Me-262 and the Me-163 "Komet", the enormous flying-wing bomber of the Horten brothers and more and more!
This expansion consists of an instruction card, 6 new project cards, 3 new technology cards, 8 new event cards and 2 white cube. The 4 Dados version of the expansion is displayed in the picture on the right.
Important disclaimer: this expansion is already included in the 4 Dados edition. It is addressed only for the owners of the old TheGameCrafter edition: they can purchase the expansion to upgrade the game, click here.
Downloads:4 Dados Edition: Rules Book: click here Rules Book (Italian languange): click here Official Errata & FAQs: click here Players aids by Wargame Reviewer (Spanish language): click here
TheGameCrafter Edition:Rules Book v1.0 (TheGameCrafter edition, June 2015): click hereVassal module (TheGameCrafter edition, June 2015): click here