Win World War One in an Hour
with this 2-player or solo 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.
“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 the Cards, Rules, etc. below
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2021: The links below go to version 6.0 of the rules and other components.
The Box Cover
Listen to Dana Lombardy’s interview at Harold on Games on SoundCloud
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.
Game reviewer and podcaster/vlogger Stuka Joe interviewed me at Consimworld Expo in early September 2021 where I explained how this Kickstarter project went sideways. The part where I discuss the World War One card game begins at the 43:48 point of the 57-minute interview. In the first 43 minutes I talk about the battle history, design evolution, and show some artwork of my future (fourth) edition of Streets of Stalingrad – this version of SOS will NOT be a monster game like two of the previous ones that had 2,000 playing pieces and a huge 8-foot long game map.