What is Memoir' 44?
The Official Game of the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings
From the opening minutes of D-Day to the liberation of Paris and beyond - Memoir '44 airdrops you into the key battles that turned the tide in Western Europe. Omaha Beach, Pegasus Bridge, Ardennes… You'll command your troops in battlefields that defined history in the 20th century.
Memoir '44 includes over 15 different battle scenarios and features a double-sided hex game board for both beach landings and countryside combat. Each scenario mimics the historical terrain, troop placements and objectives of each army. Commanders deploy troops through Command and Tactic cards, applying the unique skills of his units - infantry, paratrooper, tank, artillery, and even resistance fighters - to their greatest strength.
"By design, the game is not overly complex", says Memoir '44 designer, Richard Borg. "The game mechanics, although simple, still require strategic card play, timely dice rolling and an aggressive yet flexible battle plan to achieve victory." In addition to the large, double-sided gameboard, Memoir '44 includes 144 amazingly detailed army miniatures - including historically accurate infantry, tanks and artillery; 36 Obstacle pieces, 60 illustrated Command cards, 44 Special Terrain tiles, and 8 Custom Wooden dice.
Memoir '44 is designed for 2 players but easily accommodates team play. And with Memoir '44 Overlord scenarios, players can use multiple boards and up to 8 players to conduct large scale operations, experiencing the challenges of troop coordination and military chain of command on a large scale battlefield. Average game length is between 30 and 60 minutes, encouraging match play where players can command first one side and then the other.
The Memoir '44 series consists of this base game and a number of optional expansions. Select "Memoir 44", under Product Details, to view available expansions.
Contents: 1 double-sided hex board battle map, 144 Axis and Allied army pieces, 36 obstacles, 44 terrain tiles, 60 command cards, 9 summary cards, 8 battle dice, 2 card holders, 32-page rules & scenario booklet (with bonus team-play Memoir '44 Overlord scenario), 1 Days of Wonder Online access number. Box size approximately 30 x 30 x 8cm
2 players (can be played in teams up to 6 players)
Ages 8 & up
Playtime: 30-60 minutes
Author: Richard Borg
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Winner Best 2 Player Game International Gamers Award 2004
Winner Best Historical Simulation Games 100 2005
Winner Award of Excellence Wargamer.com