Apocalyptic Warfare in the End Times
Game Design: Kerry Anderson
12The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East...
16Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
The Bible contains prophecies about the final days, describing how the armies of the World will fight the final battle and that without divine intervention, no life shall be saved (Matthew 24: 22). Biblical scholars have described how closely these prophecies correlate to our modern times and put forward scenarios for this climactic battle.
The Battle of Armageddon is a 2 to 6 player game dealing with this final battle. The game brings together the forces of the World into the ultimate battle for control of the Earth. The 17 x 33" game map represents the battleground, stretching from Egypt to Iran. The 216 5/8" counters (die-cut and back-printed) represent the armies of Israel, the Arabs, Magog (Russia), the Revived Roman Empire (Europe), USA and the Kings of the East (China).
The 144 pre-cut playing cards capture apocalytpic events (7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 vials), special powers (e.g. the Anitchrist, Gog of Magog, etc.), nuclear weapons (tactical, theatre, and strategic) and homeland populations.
Four custom battle dice are used to resolve combat. Roll a matching symbol to score a hit.
In line with other main-stream games, The Battle of Armageddon provides a simple but challenging game system suitable for both seasoned and casual players. Players are forced to adjust their strategy depending on rapidly changing conditions as dictated by the event cards. Combat is bloody, yet managed quickly and decisively through the battle dice. Players must manipulate allies and opponents to acheive the goal of capturing the Holy Land.
Note that this version of game The Battle of Armageddon is a significant departure from the original game published in 1999.
And check out these videos:
A promotional video on The Battle of Armageddon
Joel Toppen's Battle of Armageddon - Inside the Box game review
And some exciting game play at Consimworld/Expo 2014 (using an enlarged map and pieces from Fortress America)