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Victory in Europe

A project in Blaine, WA by Columbia Games

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Strategic block wargame of World War II, for 2 or 3 players. Plays in 3-5 hours on an oval map of Europe. Ends on VE Day, May 8th.
Backers: 765
Average Pledge Per Backer: $104

Funded: $79,484 of $20,000
Dates: Apr 4th -> May 8th (35 days)
Project By: Columbia Games
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Latest News

VE Day is here

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow.  What a ride.  $24K of pledges in the last two days.  We are very close to those wood markers at $80K.  If there are any out there who wanted to add a copy or two but timed out, please order online.  We will count all orders for VE over the... (Read More)

$80K STRETCH GOAL....Drum Roll...

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
WOODEN MARKERS The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of wooden markers. So I have made that the official $80K goal.  And just to be prove I'm half-crazy, I have put up a $90K goal for FOIL LABELS.  Tom  (Read More)

Blitzed through that $70K fence...

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Can we get to $80K?  I'm thinking here of a mystery stretch goal, meaning I have a few ideas but can't decide.  Never thought we would get to $70K.   My short list: 1. Foil Labels 2. Wooden Markers: slim circles with labels. 3. Mini-Poster of the... (Read More)

Let us go forward together...

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Kickstarter community activism continues to impress us here.  Heartfelt thanks to all our backers.   Let us CONTINUE to go forward together.... To Victory in Europe! The WW2 era war poster below is a possible inspiration for a game cover. Churchill... (Read More)


May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello: There is some confusion out there about what will be unique to KS editions. These are: 1. The gameboard will be mounted. 2. Two copies of Rules. 3. Americans have green blocks, British have brown blocks, and Italians have gray blocks.  In the... (Read More)


May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: We have negotiated a service that will save you some money. Shipping to Europe remains as posted in the Rewards. However, we will ship all the Kickstarter copies to Germany in bulk, and from there a package service will mail to you. We pay... (Read More)

$60K passed and still surging...

May 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: I just love the community aspect of Kickstarter.  $65K is now looking quite possible.  Do I need something for $70K?  PERHAPS extra dice: black for the Axis, blue for the West, and Red for the Soviet player of course.   I'll post that... (Read More)


May 6th - via: kickstarter.com
48 HOURS to GO$60K stretch goal is looking good, so...$65K STRETCH GOAL – Scenario Booklet We have been preparing Scenarios for download from our website after the game is published. If we reach this goal, we will print these in a booklet and... (Read More)

$50K and counting

May 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: We just stormed above the $50K stretch goal so VE will have the double deck.  Can we get to $60K for the final stretch goal?  Did I say final?   I meant next stretch goal... Below are some new cards  (Read More)

Mein Moscow and three new VE cards

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Some concern out there that Moscow is now (after some recent map tweaks) just three areas from Warsaw.  This is true but it needs to be that way.  Barbarossa 1941 starts from the Warsaw and Konigsberg areas, not the Poland-Russia border, since the... (Read More)


May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goal $60K adds 21 new wood blocks to the game.  Many of these are orange neutrals and this caused some confusion since there were already orange blocks listed as being in the game. There are two varieties of Neutrals; those that provided... (Read More)

$60K Stretch Goal

April 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We had quite a few requests for the $60K stretch goal, including foil labels, battle boards,  and scenarios.  But we felt the extra blocks would give backers more value and more utility in the game.  Of course $60K is ambitious with just 8 days... (Read More)

$40K passed and preview of three new VE cards

April 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Yesterday we passed $40K so our 2nd stretch goal has been met.  The Kickstarter edition of Victory in Europe will have three additional block colors: USA green, British brown, and Italian gray.  Onward now to the $50K stretch goal, which is an... (Read More)

Time Travel to 1940

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
We have replaced the Spitfire illustration in our Battle of Britain card.  The old illo was a late war Spitfire, and we now have a Mark II 1940 version.  Three backers noted this error so we fixed it.  Our artist is getting nervous that I will... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal

April 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: We have met the first Stretch Goal of $30,000.  Thanks for your support.  Every copy of the game will now contain a BONUS 2nd copy of the rules. Backers will also be able to download a free, full-size map PDF when the project is complete.... (Read More)

Mounted Map & PDF Map Update

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Lots of votes for the mounted map.  Very few for the two larger map(s).   Absolutely no contest.  So, we keep the mounted map for Kickstarter backers.  We are well past funding and approaching our initial stretch goal. There was also huge... (Read More)


April 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: Many of you would like a bigger map.  Personally, I would like one as big as a ping-pong table, with cute ladies pushing blocks around with big sticks.  I'm unlikely to get that. Certainly a bigger map is possible, but not as a stretch... (Read More)


April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Backers: We have uploaded a revised VE map to clarify mountain borders and areas.  Terrain works in this game like it does in most of our games:  both areas and area borders are significant.   Hence, units may cross mountain borders like the... (Read More)

Thank you backers, Victory in Europe is funded.

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Exciting news: Victory in Europe has reached it's funding target.  The game will be released this July!  Thank you backers! Ron Draker has flown out to the Columbia compound in Washington State to finalize Victory in Europe with us.  We're having... (Read More)


April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now 55% funded, which is good for less than 24 hours.  Games on WWII have always been the most popular wargame period, although probably not in the dirty thirties.  A slightly revised Rules Synopsis has also been uploaded. Thanks for the... (Read More)


April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been asked to add a reward for multiple copies of the game. So, we have added a new $148 Reward Level for two copies of the game. This is a discount of $5.00 per game.  And for those who must pay shipping, we can ship two games at the same... (Read More)


April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Blitzkreig launch with 25% funding in four hours.  Thanks to all. The map is now clickable to get a larger version.  (Read More)

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