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Osprey Escape from Colditz Castle World War II


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The definitive edition of an iconic game.

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Major Pat Reid, OBE, was a British Army officer and prisoner of war during World War II. Held in the infamous Colditz Castle, a Nazi prison designated for troublesome enemy combatants, he is one of the few prisoners who managed to escape. He is also the author of two books about his experience in Colditz, The Colditz Story and Latter Days at Colditz, which form the basis for the prison's lasting appeal in popular culture. Brian Degas is a script writer and producer, best known for his work on Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik, and the BBC's iconic Colditz series. A close friend of Pat Reid, they worked closely together to create recreate the tension and daring of Major Reid's escape, making Escape from Colditz a household name. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.


I think this might be one of the most gorgeous board games ever published. Bravo! - Man vs Meeple The details are fantastic as you'll crawl through tunnels, clip the outer wire, maybe even steal the German Officer's Staff car and drive out the front gate. The vectors of escape and little touches encountered will vary due to cards drawn and situations in play. It makes for an exciting story as you scale down a couple of walls and gun it full speed with guards in hot pursuit. - Geek & Sundry Thrilling at an emotional level and instantly generates a reverence and respect that causes you to approach this game from a different angle; this isn't Monopoly, Ticket to Ride, or even Memoir 44. . . if you can get into the mind of the POWs and what they went through, then you will eat this one up. It's beautifully portrayed and it offers genuine atmosphere steeped in a chilling experience. - Charlie Theel, Geek & Sundry Everything about the production is absolutely amazing. I think Osprey Games hit it out of the park with redoing this. The attention to detail is amazing. This is one I really think you should play for yourself and check out. You will be immersed. - The Game Boy Geek I recommend Escape from Colditz as an immensely satisfying and immersive experience. - The Board Game Show This game is based on real life events and designed in partnership by one of a hand full of people to actually escape the prison Major Pat Reid! Unbelievable story and history all wrapped up in one tabletop experience. So start thinking and planning your every move to even try and escape Castle Colditz! - theMCGuiRE review If trying your own luck at the castle sounds like a fun time, then you'll love the board game Escape from Colditz. - Unbound Worlds We played a 5 player game and it took 3 hours to play. Everyone really enjoyed it . . . My other half commented after everyone had gone home that we were far more boisterous than usual and it sounded like we were having a whale of a time. - Lizard Lounge I'm enamoured by what the product is. For me this is more than just a board game. This is a window into the life of Pat Reid, and the experiences he had during the latter stages of the war. - Alexander, The Players' Aid Everything about Escape from Colditz just oozes quality, from the production values to the historical accuracy and from the nostalgia to the balanced game play. - Gaming Respawn Stellar production for creating a classic game! - The Dice Tower This is a brilliantly produced game. - The Discriminating Gamer Clearly, a lot of care and attention has been paid to respecting the original game and its real-life muse, while also making smart changes to help find a new audience today. All of the components are finished to an impressive level of standard, complemented by beautiful new artwork and the fascinating historical artifacts and details. It's the type of set you could see continuing to be passed down through generations another 75 years from now. - Tabletop Gaming Escape from Colditz is a great game with a unique and exciting theme that will appeal to a wide variety of gamers, from those into historical games, to those who enjoy strategy with a twist. Osprey did an amazing job on this reboot of a classic and it's one that you should have in your game collection. - Military History The 75th Anniversary Edition of Escape from Colditz is a beautiful tweak of a classic board game. With its impressive historical foundation, beautiful presentation, and the blessing of the original designer, Osprey's update easily earns a place in the hearts of historical gamers and World War II history buffs everywhere. - GTM Five stars! Escape from Colditz is enjoyable and atmospheric. Few games can boast having a designer involved in its subject, which gives it a unique quality. Unlike other war games that attract mainly military historians, Colditz has the ability to attract wider crowds, including families and kids. - World War II magazine . . . the game unfolds as if you're watching a movie. - Board to Death [Escape from Colditz's] current presentation is lovely, for a stark measure of loveliness, and it is clear that this anniversary edition is a meaningful tribute to the original. - Andrew Fisher, Gameosity . . . the art and style really brought the theme to life and also really respected the original publication of the game. - To Die for Games

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