Board game:Axis & Allies

Milton Bradley Company1986

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

From 1984 to 1986, Miolton Bradley produced five war simulation games as part of their GameMaster series. These games consisted of Axis & Allies, Conquest of the Empire, Broadsides and Boarding Parties, Fortress America, and Shogun. Axis & Allies was the first and most popular game of the series, with nearly two million copies printed. Players choose to represent Germany, Japan, the US, the UK or the USSR, and attempt to capture enough enemy territories to win the war. Two spin-offs, Axis & Allies: Europe and Axis & Allies: Pacific, have since been released, as well as a new core game which includes Italy as the sixth country. Both war games and role-playing games in general are still extremely popular in all mediums today, and can especially be seen in electronic games such as Age of Empires and Civilizations.


  • Title: Board game:Axis & Allies
  • Creator: Milton Bradley Company
  • Date Created: 1986
  • Location: USA
  • Subject Keywords: World War II
  • Type: Board Games
  • Medium: printed paper, plastic
  • Object ID: 109.7833.36
  • Credit Line: Gift of Tony and Rachel VanDeMark

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