Quick Look: Blitzkrieg!

March 20, 2019 by ludicryan

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Blitzkrieg! is a game which, as the name might imply, took myself and Gerry by surprise. It's not on Kickstarter for much longer but it might be one of the most mechanically interesting ones to grace the site in the last few months. Its core premise is so simple and transferable that one of its stretch goals is to provide a free game with a brand new setting which is decided by a public vote.

Quick Look: Blitzkrieg!

It's this kind of refreshing take on a Kickstarter stretch goal which reflects the game itself. It applies an elegant 'tug of war' theme to each theatre that is constantly in flux. It abstracts World War 2 but it also allows players to write their own history of the war with imagined conflicts happening on each line of a theatre.

I am eagerly anticipating more games with Gerry over lunch, but even the wildly divergent strategies that we gravitated towards is impressive for such a short and simple game. Gerry put more effort into research which gave him powerful moves, whilst I focused on bombing runs which limited his hand size.

It's not often that a game catches you off guard with such elegant simplicity but Blitzkrieg! has done just that.

What do you folks think?

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