MacGowan and Lombardy’s The Great War card game

Win World War One in an Hour

with this 2-player or solo game!

MacGowan and Lombardy's The Great War game

A collaboration by Game Manufacturers (GAMA) Hall of Fame graphic artist Rodger B. MacGowan  and award-winning game designer Dana Lombardy (Streets of Stalingrad, Russia’s Great War 1914). Scroll down to see latest rules, sample cards and examples of play from MacGowan and Lombardy’s The Great War™ card game.

THE GAME IS FULLY FUNDED!

The Kickstarter has ended but add-ons and pre-orders will begin soon. Click HERE to sign up for email updates and offers.


“My first impression of the game was that there was probably going to be too much chance—luck of the draw in the game play—rather than strategy. But there is a lot more to it: when to play your nationality cards or the neutral cards, and bluffing like poker. I like the nuance.”
—playtester Eric Hosler

  • Designed for fast play.
  • Cards illustrated with Rodger MacGowan’s artwork or colorized historical photos. A great way for Rodger’s fans to collect his WW1 art!
  • Core game cards presented in standard decks (deuce through ace, 4 suits) and can be used for any traditional card game.

Download Sample Cards

Download the 2-page game rules, one-page Quick-Play outline, explanation of information found on the cards, and examples of play below, and watch a video of how to play the game.

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NOW THAT M&L’S THE GREAT WAR HAS BEEN FUNDED ON KICKSTARTER, WE’RE PREPARING AN EXPANSION BASED ON H.G. WELLS’S WAR OF THE WORLDS. CLICK THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE BACKSTORY.

Dana and Rodger appreciate your support!

Cards overview

Latest rules

Quick-Play rules

Examples of play

War of the Worlds Backstory

Watch Dana Lombardy’s interview at Harold on Games.

Listen to Dana in a No Dice No Glory podcast that goes into the background of M&L The Great War as well as discussions of wargame design theory, World War One history, and more.

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