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Australian Design Group is about to break the world record for the biggest board game ever produced with its newest release, World in Flames: the collector’s edition (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/collections/world-in-flames-collect...).

World in Flames is a grand strategy board game of the Second World War which was first released in 1985. It has been best seller ever since, and is the recipient of multiple international awards.

Based in the Queensland town of Mapleton, Australian Design Group has reached out across the world to take advantage of recent high-tech developments in print technology to print the, up to now, unprintable.

Australian Design Group Managing Director Harry Rowland said the idea to make the collector’s edition something very special had resulted in the chance to take out the world record.

“World in Flames: the Collector’s edition will be released as a hard-mounted board game, unlike previous versions which, like most games in this genre, use paper maps,” Mr Rowland said.

“It will have four 830mm x 574mm hard-mounted maps and three 420mm x 297mm hard-mounted mini-maps and displays, totalling 2.27 sqm.

“While we have to confirm with the Guinness Book of Records, we believe that our game will smash the current world record by more than 20 per cent. The current record is a 97cm x 195cm boardgame (http://www.thewargame.com/supplysergeant.htm) according to the Guinness book of records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-bo...).

“We submitted an application on 4 August to the Guinness Book of Records in support of our claim and we look forward to it being recognised on the game’s release in October.”

While produced by this small Australian Company, World in Flames has been an international hit from its first year of release. The game begins in 1939, and encompasses all the important aspects of diplomacy, production and warfare across the globe during the Second World War.

“World in Flames: the Collector’s Edition is the culmination of millions of hours testing the game to its limits by thousands of gamers over the years, we couldn’t have done it without their help.” Mr Rowland said.

“The international nature of modern gaming is clearly displayed in this project with artists contributing from Mexico, the USA, Germany, Czechia and Australia; testing from around the world and design in Mapleton.

“In particular we are very excited to be collaborating with our printers, EFKO based in Prague. They are one of the few companies in the world that could take on a project as massive as this and will give it the lavish attention it deserves when we claim the world record.”

EFKO owner, Mirek Kotik, said his company was proud to be taking part in this project and creating history with this world record.

“It is a deserved recognition of our team’s professional approach to printing the most complex projects in a time critical manner, paying attention to the smallest detail in every game we produce.”

World in Flames: the Collector’s edition is available for advance order on kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/489244166/world-in-flam......) from Sunday 3 September until 3 October.

To read the full presser pls go here (https://www.a-d-g.com.au/blogs/news/world-in-flames-set-to-b...)

Personally I would like to thank the thousands of WiFFers over the years who have me announcing this incredible news today. If it wasn't for you, some of you for 32 years, with little or no monetary reward, we wouldn't be breaking a world record together now.

The third element of happiness is the successful completion of a task in co-operation with other people. Everyone who has played and commented on world in Flames over the years should give yourselves a big pat on the back. You are making history today too.

Thank you.

Regards
Harry Rowland

Designer of World in Flames: the collector's edition and managing director of Australian Design Group, still slaving over a hot counter 32 years later.
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Interrupted link fixed:

https://www.a-d-g.com.au/blogs/news/world-in-flames-set-to-b...
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Had a chat with my copy of War in Europe last night. It claims to be the biggest board game. devil

Is the distinction here the mounted map?
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Back in the days when there were less maps we played every map back to back
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Your copy of War in Europe may have a point, it is potentially more likely that Guiness World Records have no idea what they are talking about, since they have the largest board game collection in the world listed as 1,531 games

Given that there are 173 people on the Geek with the mb which is over 2,500 games I would take Guiness World Records with a grain of salt cool

All that said, I am sure this upcoming edition of WIF is going to give War in Europe a serious run for its money and that is without getting out the tape measure or counting counters!
 
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Not to mention quality
 
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Videos of the official first opening of the game by our European agent can be watched here

https://www.a-d-g.com.au/blogs/have-your-say/world-in-flames....

Massive is almost an understatement, 6.75 kilos (more than 15 pounds)!

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