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Belagerungsspiel (Siege Game) using Wehrmacht divisions with box, board, instructions, dice, and 29 playing pieces Belagerungs-Spiel board game

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Belagerungs-Spiel (Siege game) Sturmangriff (Assault) board game with original box, instructions, 2 dice, and 29 playing pieces produced in Nazi Germany in 1941. This version features different divisions of the Wehrmacht, the unified Armed Forces of Nazi Germany. The colorful game board has images of Army Panzers, Luftwaffe airplanes, including a Stuka dive bomber and a blimp, and paratroopers attacking and occupying a green, fertile landscape with rivers and plowed fields, with the game diagram of red and black connecting lines and intersecting dots. The siege or fortress game, a popular war game since the 18th century, features a small number of defenders who must protect the fortress from a large numbers of attackers. The defenders are allowed greater freedom of movement, while the attackers must stay on the red lines and can move only one way, forward.

Belagerungs-Spiel (Siege game) Sturmangriff (Assault) board game with original box, instructions, 2 dice, and 29 playing pieces produced in Nazi Germany in 1941. This version features different divisions of the Wehrmacht, the unified Armed Forces of Nazi Germany. The colorful game board has images of Army Panzers, Luftwaffe airplanes, including a Stuka dive bomber and a blimp, and paratroopers attacking and occupying a green, fertile landscape with rivers and plowed fields, with the game diagram of red and black connecting lines and intersecting dots. The siege or fortress game, a popular war game since the 18th century, features a small number of defenders who must protect the fortress from a large numbers of attackers. The defenders are allowed greater freedom of movement, while the attackers must stay on the red lines and can move only one way, forward.

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  • Title: Belagerungsspiel (Siege Game) using Wehrmacht divisions with box, board, instructions, dice, and 29 playing pieces Belagerungs-Spiel board game
  • Provenance: The board game was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Diane Mujica., The board game was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Diane Mujica.
  • Subject Keywords: Board games--Specimens. Nazi propaganda--Games. Popular culture--Germany--Board games. Propaganda, German. War and society--Germany--Board games. World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Board games., Board games--Specimens. Nazi propaganda--Games. Popular culture--Germany--Board games. Propaganda, German. War and society--Germany--Board games. World War, 1939-1945--Germany--Board games.
  • Type: Toys, Toys
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: a. Rectangular cardboard box lid for base (b.) covered with faded light blue paper with a yellow paper label with the game name printed in red, German cursive glued diagonally on the right exterior; another label is glued on the side. Glued on the inside of the lid is a large piece of paper with lengthy game instructions printed in German fraktur text. b. Rectangular cardboard box base for lid (a) with faded green paper glued and taped along the sides. The interior has a small rectangular closed apartment on 1 end to store the 2 dice and 29 game pieces. The game folds flat to fit into the remaining section. Both lid and base are very worn, with detached sections. c. Rectangular upper half of a folding fiberboard game board made from 2 boards joined by seam tape. A colored drawing printed on glossy, white paper is glued to the top. The top image contains two-thirds of a red and black playing grid of intersecting lines forming squares and triangles, joined by circles. The image features a green landscape with hills and plowed fields, under aerial attack, with a large burning structure. d. Rectangular lower half of a folding fiberboard game board made from 2 boards joined by seam tape. A colored drawing printed on glossy, white paper is glued to the top. This section has about one-third of the playing grid. The background image depicts a river crossing by German soldiers, tanks, and, in the foreground, a group of soldiers with antiaircraft guns surveying the scene. e. Six-sided, unfinished wooden dice cube with faint, hand drawn pink dots with 1-6 dots on each facet. f. Six-sided unfinished, uneven wooden dice cube with hand drawn blue and purple ink dots with 1-6 dots on each facet. g-k. 5 light brown painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a cone shaped body and a round ball on top. The base has an extended lip and a small circular hole is drilled in the cone. l-q. 6 light green painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a cone shaped body with a round ball on top. The base has an extended lip and a small circular hole is drilled in the cone. r-t. 3 green painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. u-v. 2 blue painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. w-x. 2 red painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. y. 1 black painted, varnished wooden game piece with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top and a pedestal base. z-ai. 10 yellow painted, varnished cylindrical wooden game pieces with a flat top and bottom., a. Rectangular cardboard box lid for base (b.) covered with faded light blue paper with a yellow paper label with the game name printed in red, German cursive glued diagonally on the right exterior; another label is glued on the side. Glued on the inside of the lid is a large piece of paper with lengthy game instructions printed in German fraktur text. b. Rectangular cardboard box base for lid (a) with faded green paper glued and taped along the sides. The interior has a small rectangular closed apartment on 1 end to store the 2 dice and 29 game pieces. The game folds flat to fit into the remaining section. Both lid and base are very worn, with detached sections. c. Rectangular upper half of a folding fiberboard game board made from 2 boards joined by seam tape. A colored drawing printed on glossy, white paper is glued to the top. The top image contains two-thirds of a red and black playing grid of intersecting lines forming squares and triangles, joined by circles. The image features a green landscape with hills and plowed fields, under aerial attack, with a large burning structure. d. Rectangular lower half of a folding fiberboard game board made from 2 boards joined by seam tape. A colored drawing printed on glossy, white paper is glued to the top. This section has about one-third of the playing grid. The background image depicts a river crossing by German soldiers, tanks, and, in the foreground, a group of soldiers with antiaircraft guns surveying the scene. e. Six-sided, unfinished wooden dice cube with faint, hand drawn pink dots with 1-6 dots on each facet. f. Six-sided unfinished, uneven wooden dice cube with hand drawn blue and purple ink dots with 1-6 dots on each facet. g-k. 5 light brown painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a cone shaped body and a round ball on top. The base has an extended lip and a small circular hole is drilled in the cone. l-q. 6 light green painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a cone shaped body with a round ball on top. The base has an extended lip and a small circular hole is drilled in the cone. r-t. 3 green painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. u-v. 2 blue painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. w-x. 2 red painted, varnished wooden game pieces with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top, and a pedestal base. y. 1 black painted, varnished wooden game piece with a bulbous body, a ball shaped top and a pedestal base. z-ai. 10 yellow painted, varnished cylindrical wooden game pieces with a flat top and bottom.

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