Wings for the Baron

Wings for the Baron is a fast-playing, easy-to-learn game about aeroplane development during World War I. Players take the role of German manufacturers such as Fokker and Albatros, competing to develop the best designs and deliver the most machines.

Each turn, you choose to build factories, research new technologies, spy on your enemies, try out new aeroplane designs, or convert your hard-earned cash into inflation-proof gold. Timing plays it's part, too, as the end of the war -- and the game! -- gets closer unpredictably.

A 40-card deck chock full of historical photos randomizes your technical development, and also features all of the historical issues faced by the actual participants: new technologies, political influence, crashing prototypes, fires, talented engineers and more! Perhaps even The Red Baron himself will help you out...

Wings for the Baron comes with:

  • Component guide
  • 16-page Rulebook (6 pages rules, 10 pages historical notes)
  • 4 Player Mats in full color
  • 101 Game Markers in full color (unmounted)
  • 56 illustrated cards
  • Game Mat
  • Cover sheet
  • Zip-lock plastic bag for storage

You'll need to do some simple assembly (mounting the counters, cutting apart the counters and cards) and provide at least one six-sided die to play.

Number of Players 2, 3, or 4 (yes, it really does work with three!)
Age Range 8+ (simple arithmetic, one percentage calculation)
Playing Time 30 minutes
Price $20 (+ $5 Shipping w/in Continental US, + $9 Shipping elsewhere)

Check out Wings for the Baron at BoardGameGeek.

News! There is now a Second Edition of Wings for the Baron! Check it out at Victory Point Games. It features expanded and streamlined rules, a fifth player, an advanced game featuring reconnaissance and bomber aeroplane development, and no assembly required. If for some reason you would really prefer the version that I sell, please indicate in your Paypal payment notice that this is really what you want.

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