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War games are what we do at Rainy Day Games. When we get together on a cold Canada winter day to play games and have a good time, war games are always front and center. The thrill and challenge of conquering territory (and each other) is what first got us into gaming, starting with Risk. Since our pre-teen years it has always been war strategy games such as Axis and Allies which fueled our love of the "Games Saturday", a venerable tradition with our crew.

Although we've moved past the Risk war game into other more challenging war games, we love to play the newest version Risk: Risk 2210 A.D. Another war game which gets very high marks from the Rainy Day Games group is Diplomacy for it's total lack of dice and the webs of politics and deception it creates. Check out our war game reviews to see which one suits you best.

Become a General for an afternoon and buy one of these fantastic war games. They have offered years of enjoyment to us. As an investment you just can't beat the challenge and replayability of these war games, and no collection of games is complete without at least a couple.



Age of Napoleon
Age of Napoleon Introduces 2 players to the Napoleonic times ­ an era of military conquests and diplomatic rivalries. One player represents France and its allies, the other the Coalition led by Britain. The game contains two shorter scenarios starting in 1809 and 1813. Events are elegantly integrated by the cards.
Age of Napoleon 

Alexander the Great
In Alexander the Great: Birth of an Empire by Ronald Hofstaetter (2-5 players, 75 minutes playing time) the players follow in the path of Macedon´s famous king. With his army they move all the way to Persia and found important cities and temples. In the end, Alexander ruled over a world empire that stretched from the Danube to the Adriatic Sea, to Egypt, to the Caucasus, Persia and India.
Alexander the Great 

Alexandros
Alexander moves with army back and forth across Asia Minor, conquering the land as he passes. To bring peace to these newly conquered lands and to reward his generals, he gives them control of the new lands. The generals establish administration over the lands and levy taxes on the people living there.
Alexandros 

Attack!
Attack! sets the new standard for games of world conquest. Attack! raises the bar on quality for graphics, miniatures, and simple, but elegant gameplay. 40 years was too long to wait. Place your order for Attack! now.
Attack! 

Attack! Expansion
Attack! sets the new standard for games of world conquest. Attack! raises the bar on quality for graphics, miniatures, and simple, but elegant gameplay. 40 years was too long to wait. Place your order for Attack! now.
Attack! Expansion 

Axis and Allies
It is spring, 1942, and the world is at war. Five world powers struggle for supremacy: Germany and Japan are aligned against England, the Soviet Union, and the USA. You control the military and economic destiny of one of these countries in the titanic struggle that will decide the fate of the world. You will need the perseverance of Montgomery, the daring of Rommel, the courage of Patton, the timing of Yamamoto, and the steadfastness of Zhukov!
Axis and Allies 

Axis and Allies: D-Day
It’s the morning of June 6, 1944. As Allied forces prepare to storm Normandy’s beaches, the fate of Europe is in your hands! In honor of next year’s 60th anniversary of D-Day, Avalon Hill will release Axis & Allies D-Day, a new, stand-alone extension of the classic strategy game Axis & Allies. Axis & Allies D-Day will allow players to recreate the largest amphibious invasion in history.
Axis and Allies: D-Day 

Axis and Allies: Europe
It is the spring of 1941. Germany stands poised to launch the largest invasion in history, an all-out attack on the Soviet Union. Most of Europe already lies under Hitler's yoke. Great Britain, reliant on its overseas empire, is slowly strangling in the web of German u-boats prowling the seas. And the United States, despite its tremendous industrial might, is tragically unprepared for war.
Axis and Allies: Europe 

Axis and Allies: Guadalcanal
Incorporates crucial elements that were key factors in the historical campaign, such as air strip construction, troop and supply transport, and furious land, sea, and air battles.
Axis and Allies: Guadalcanal 

Axis and Allies: Pacific
Japan's great fleet is poised to launch the most infamous surprise attack in history. Their target--the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In the weeks to come, more humiliating losses will add to the sting of Allied defeats--Hong Kong, Malaya, the Philippines, Java.
Axis and Allies: Pacific 


Battle Cry
Step back in time and lead your armies in 15 classic Civil War battles. Match wits with such great American generals as Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, "Fighting Joe" Hooker, and "Stonewall" Jackson. Maneuver your infantry, artillery, and cavalry across the customizable game board representing the actual features from each battlefield.
Battle Cry 

BattleLore
The world of BattleLore meshes history and fantasy together -- putting players in command of a vast array of miniature troops on the battlefields of a Medieval Europe Uchronia at the outset of the Hundred Years War.
BattleLore 

Conquest of the Empire
Players of Conquest of the Empire take on the role of potential Caesars in the second century A.D. The 200 year Pax Romana has come to an end and someone must arise to unite the land. Who that person is will be determined through land and sea battles across the empire.
Conquest of the Empire 

Cosmic Encounter
One of the longest lived and most loved strategy games of all time. Expand your alien species into your opponents territory and rule the galaxy! You can't do it alone, but you can form alliances. Negotiation and political intrigue make this one of the best stategy games in our closet!
Cosmic Encounter 

Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga
Fear the fury of the Men of the North! Trade, plunder and colonize the world of the early middle ages! Sail the oceans to the borders of the world. Fight bravely under the banner of the Crow and fearlessly cross the doors of Valhalla!
Fire & Axe: A Viking Saga 

Game of Thrones
King Robert Baratheon is dead, and the seven kingdoms brace for war. House Lannister, whose daughter Cersei was Robert's queen, claims the throne for her young son Joffery. From the Dragonstone Isle, Stannis Baratheon knows that Robert was not the true father of Joffrey, and rightfully demands the throne for himself.
Game of Thrones 

Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings Expansion
It's here! A Clash of Kings, the first expansion to A Game of Thrones: The Board Game! Claim the Iron Trhones and the Lands of Westeros. It is a time of battle, deadly intrigue, and epic strife. The war of the Five Kings rages across the Trident riverlands, the Wildlings are massin gnorth of the Wall, and the spectre of winter is casting its frozen tendrils across the land. In the sun-kissed south, the ancient House Martell once again moves to intervene in the affairs of Westeros.
Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings Expansion 

Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords Expansion
In the aftermath of King Robert Baratheon's death, Westeros bleeds. The scheming Lannisters control King's Landing, trying to solidify their hold on the Iron Throne in the face of assaults from Robert's brother, Stannis. In Winterfell, Robb Stark has rallied the Northmen and forged an alliance with House Frey. But as he readies his forces to march south through the riverlands, the lronborn of House Greyjoy prepare to pillage Westeros and make their own bid for power.
Game of Thrones: A Storm of Swords Expansion 

Hellas
Hellas is a war game a little different than you might be used to. It's close to an abstract strategy game in that the theme is less important than the puzzle behind the peices. In a 45 minute package, you'll get an epic battle for control of ancient Greece. For gamers looking for something different than the huge battle simulations out there..
Hellas 

History of the World
History of the World traces the rise and fall of empires from the dawn of civilization to the threshold of modern time. You'll lead a different empire in each of the game's seven epochs, from the ancient Sumerians to the Egyptians, Romans, Huns, Mongols, and Spanish Conquistadores. Each epoch represents a specific period in world history.
History of the World 

Lord of the Rings - Friends and Foes Expansion
Friends & Foes provides two completely new Scenario boards, Bree and Isengard, as well as 21 new Feature cards. Find new friends to help you conquer the challenges ahead: Tom Bombadil, Glorfindel, Treebeard, Strider and many more.
Lord of the Rings - Friends and Foes Expansion 

Memoir '44
From the cliffs of Pointe-du-Hoc to the hedgerow battles in the Corentin Peninsula and beyond -- Memoir '44 airdrops you into the key battles that turned the tide in Western Europe during the summer of 1944. Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Operation Cobra… Step in and command your troops on the battlefields that defined History in the 20th century!
Memoir '44 

Memoir '44 - Eastern Front Expansion Pack
The Memoir '44 'Eastern Front' expansion pack is devoted to the ferocious battles that pit the Axis and Soviet forces against each other. Also included is a scenario drawn from the Russian-Finnish war, and an Overlord scenario of what turned out to be the largest tank battle in history - Kursk
Memoir '44 - Eastern Front Expansion Pack 

Memoir '44 - Terrain Pack Expansion
From the sand dunes of North Africa to the mountain passes of Northern Italy; from the Pripet Marshes of Southern Belarus to the high ground surrounding Operation Market Garden... Prior to WWII, never before in history had a conflict been fought by so many men over such vast expanses of land and so many different terrain types.
Memoir '44 - Terrain Pack Expansion 

Napoleon in Europe
The players are leaders of the great powers of the era: France, Great Britain, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Spain, and the Ottoman Empire. Using diplomacy and warfare, they attempt to dominate Europe with armies of Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery. Strategy and tactics used in the game are based on those of the era while remaining fast and playable.
Napoleon in Europe 

Naval Battles
Naval Battles is a fast and furious game of naval combat in World War II for 2 to 6 players. Each player commands a fleet of World War II ships. His goal is to launch attacks from his ships and sink the ships of the opposing players. The game includes surface vessels and submarines of six different nations – France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States.
Naval Battles 

Nuclear Proliferation
The second expansion set for the Nuclear War card game can also be played on its own. The key innovation are the "countries" which give each player a special power.
Nuclear Proliferation 

Risk 2210 A.D.
In the year 2210, the world is at war. As the leader of a warring faction, you control the destiny of your people. On the Earth, in the great underwater domed cities beneath the oceans, in orbit, and even on the Moon, you must marshal your forces, send forth your troops, and hire the right commanders to crush your enemies. Build alliances if you dare, but be wary of whom you trust. Energy is the currency of the 23rd century; spend yours wisely and you just might conquer the world--and beyond.
Risk 2210 A.D. 

Risk Godstorm
Enter a time of myths and legends. Enter the world of Risk Godstorm, where ancient faiths and fears rule. Battle across the Earth and in the dark regions below. Harness spiritual forces to strike with devastating power.
Risk Godstorm 

Risk: Lord of the Rings
Risk : The Lord of the Rings, The Middle-earth Conquest Game, is a special edition of the game of Risk. Unite your armies and battle your rivals in a bid to control the land! Play by classic Risk game rules or add in special The Lord of the Rings twists.
Risk: Lord of the Rings 

Samurai & Katana
In Samurai and Katana, you are the daimyo of a samurai clan in the middle of a civil war! Become Shogun by unifying Japan under your rule by using honorable and dishonorable tactics.
Samurai & Katana 

Shogun
As warlords in 16th-century Japan, the players attempt to secure a position of dominance for their respective clans. The most successful Daimyo at the end of the game will become shogun.
Shogun 

Struggle of Empires
Struggle of the Empires recreates the various wars fought between European powers as they attempted to become the dominant force in Europe and the rest of the world during the eighteenth century. Build armies and fleets, make alliances, establish colonies, improve your economy, and ultimately wage war to expand your empire. Be careful, though, as a profligate country can end up being consumed by revolution!
Struggle of Empires 

The American Civil War
The American Civil War is a game of grand strategy and tactical battles during the epic struggle that divided the United States. The players take control of the war effort of the North as they attempt to save the Union, or the South as they attempt to gain independence for the Confederacy. They can lead armies into battle, build their navy, emancipate the slaves, enact conscription, or attempt to influence European involvement in the struggle to tip the balance. Refight the war, and change the course of history.
The American Civil War 

Tide of Iron
TIDE OF IRON is the definitive board game of WWII squad-level combat, for 2-4 players. With streamlined, scenario-driven gameplay and an attention to historic detail, TIDE OF IRON is sure to delight every fan of tactical, historical wargaming.
Tide of Iron 

Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition
It has been more than three millennia since the ancient galactic empire crumbled and the great races retreated into remote and safe areas of space. But now, as the great races once more delve into the heart of the galaxy, the balance of power has become increasingly fragile.
Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition 

War of the Ring
The War of the Ring board game is a grand strategic simulation of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. While the Fellowship of the Ring advances towards Mordor, the Dark Lord Sauron tries to find the location of the Ring-bearer, and unleashes his armies against the last strongholds of the Free Peoples.
War of the Ring 

War Of The Ring - Battles Of The Third Age Expansion
The first expansion to the best-selling War of the Ring game makes the greatest strategy game created from The Lord of the Rings even greater, with more figures, exciting additions to the rules, and a complete companion game which enables you to re-fight the most popular siege battles at the end of the Third Age!
War Of The Ring - Battles Of The Third Age Expansion 

War!: Age of Imperialism
Conquer the world! War! Is a game of empire building, exploration, economic expansion, technological advancement, diplomacy, and tactical battles in the age of Imperialism (1830 – 1900). Players rule one of the great powers of the era as they attempt to carve out an empire. Should they build up their army or economy? Negotiate or attack? Spend on research or a new fort to protect the frontier?
War!: Age of Imperialism 

Wings of War: Burning Drachens
Roaring two-seater planes fly over the trenches on recon missions, bombing runs, trench strafing, and daring rescues... Can you escort your planes to their targets and safely back home? Or can you prevent your opponent's planes from striking at the heart of your forces?
Wings of War: Burning Drachens 

Wings of War: Dawn of War
World War I was the age of the "knights of the air." Aircraft were new, and their role as a weapon of war just being invented. By World War II, the machines were much more sophisticated, and more critical to the plans of an army general than ever before.
Wings of War: Dawn of War 

Wings of War: Famous Aces
Wings of War is a game series which merges card and board game mechanics to recreate aerial combat. The first series of Wings of War games focus on the "knights of the air" age, World War I, portraying the abilities of the fighting planes of this period. Each Wings of War set is a complete game for 2 to 4 players which may be combined with additional sets, or with other copies of the same set, to play larger games.
Wings of War: Famous Aces 

Wings of War: Recon Patrol
Wings of War: Recon Patrol includes the popular D maneuver deck, as well as the new K deck, for two-seater aircraft. It includes a variety of airplanes, from the Sopwith Triplane of Naval 1, planes from Richthofen's "Flying Circus," and even a Turkish Breguet Br.14 B2. Recon Patrol is a suitable addition to any of the three Wings of War base games.
Wings of War: Recon Patrol 

Wings of War: Top Fighters
Wings of War: Top Fighters includes two brand new maneuver decks, the L amd M decks, which offer some never-before seen flying tricks! Top Fighters includes two of the best planes of the war, the Fokker D.VII and the Sopwith Snipe, as well as a host of other aircraft from Germany, Australia, Britain, and several airplanes from the Russian Civil Wars spanning 1919-1922.
Wings of War: Top Fighters 

Wings of War: Watch Your Back!
Roaring two-seater planes fly over the trenches on recon missions, bombing runs, trench strafing, and daring rescues... Can you escort your planes to their targets and safely back home? Or can you prevent your opponent's planes from striking at the heart of your forces?
Wings of War: Watch Your Back! 

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