Osprey Bring Colditz Board Game Back To The Tabletop In October

July 29, 2016 by brennon

Osprey Games are going to bringing the classic board game, Escape From Colditz, back to the tabletop this October for its 75th Anniversary.

Escape from Colditz (Cover)

So what’s the fuss all about?

“An impregnable fortress. An inescapable prison. Until now. Designed by Major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape Colditz Castle, and screenwriter Brian Degas, Escape From Colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel.

Become Allied escape officers – assemble your equipment, plot your escape routes, and coordinate your efforts to avoid the guards. Become the German security officer – maintain control through guile, ruthlessness, and careful observation despite limited numbers.

This deluxe edition of the classic game for 2 to 6 players includes both original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustrated cards, a 32-page history book, and unique replicas of artefacts from the prison.

Seventy-five years ago, Major Reid braved barbed wire, searchlights, and armed guards to Escape from Colditz. Now it’s your turn to do the same.”

I love that there is this element of asymmetry going on here where some of you are going to be playing as the Allied officers while one of you is making sure to keep you locked up as the German Security Officer.

Escape From Colditz

The game components we’re seeing so far make this quite a lavish looking game. I love the look of the board which has elements of the classic but with a touch of the modern too. The Deluxe Edition is quite the prize for a fan of this game and World War II themes in general.

Will you be escaping?

"...some of you are going to be playing as the Allied officers while one of you is making sure to keep you locked up as the German Security Officer"