Sink The Shōhō In 1942 USS Yorktown

May 19, 2019 by cassn

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On the stage of the Pacific battle, there was a concrete confrontation that marked a milestone in history, that of the American aircraft carrier USS Yorktown against the Japanese aircraft carrier IJN Shōhō. It is said that it was the first naval battle where the ships never saw each other, and they faced each other launching airplanes to locate their enemy and bomb them.

1942 USS Yorktown is a 1-4 player co-operative game where you take on the role of American pilots taking off from the USS Yorktown on a mission to locate and sink the IJN Shōhō. The game is run against the clock and players will need to work together as they are attacked by enemy planes to locate their target before it is too late!


1942 USS Yorktown is the latest announcement in Looping Games historical series of [year][event] board games. It will be released at Essen Spiel in October 2019, but for now you can check out further information on the Looping Games website.

Quiz Time: How did the pilot report the successful sinking of the IJN Shōhō by the USS Yorktown? Answer below!

"Locate your target before it is too late!"

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