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Escape from a POW camp during WW2




In World War II it was the duty of all Allied prisoners of war (POWs) to try to escape their captors. If the escape was successful they could re-join the war, but even a failed attempt was not without merit, as it would keep many of the enemy busy tracking down escaped prisoners. Once having escaped the camp, the journey home would prove treacherous, and many POWs would lose their lives in the months that followed. Only sheer grit and determination would get them to safety. Hungry and weak from the backbreaking work suffered at the camps, they would need to draw on what little strength remained to pass through enemy terrain and reach neutral territory, to find a way back home.

Each game of “Escaping WWII” begins with a group of four servicemen who have managed to break free from one of six prisoner of war camps. In the weeks leading up to their escape, they have gathered a few basic supplies, and made a crude map in order to plan their escape. Tired and hungry, they begin the long journey to freedom. Their immediate goal is to reach Paris and hook up with the French Resistance.

With most of Europe under the Nazis control, getting to Paris will not be easy, and with the Nazi military on high alert, eyes are everywhere. Knowing who to trust will be difficult, and with the SS and the Gestapo relentlessly trying to track down escaped prisoners all over Europe, their agents will be everywhere. Local Resistance groups fighting back against the Nazi regime may provide vital assistance during the escape, but finding them will often prove dangerous.

If they get to Paris, the resistance will provide all the necessary documentation, and help them with a “Freedom Plan”. This is vital to their escape, and without it, they dare not enter the blue spaces found in the South of France.

Once a Freedom Plan has been secured, the servicemen must travel through France and cross into Spain to win the game.

DISCLAIMER - This game contains laser-cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot on and around the edges which can quickly be wiped off. They will also have a campfire-like smell for about a week after taken out of their bag.

“I have found one pass of an unscented wet wipe over their surface before they are punched, and a dry tissue to remove moisture, worked best when removing any soot residue from the laser cut components. For the edges a quick wipe with a tissue is sufficient.” Martin Knight


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Average Rating 1 reviews
Publish Date July 17, 2020
Edition First Edition
Department Games
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More Info ESCAPING WWII web site

Why buy this?

  • A cooperative game for 1-4 players
  • To win you must reach Spain
  • Seek help from the Resistance

Martin Knight

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  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.


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