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Jon Shupe
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When I was a kid, my aunts and uncles played a boardgame that fascinated me, but they wouldn't let me play because I wasn't old enough.

The game came out around 1970 (give or take) and was combination puzzle/battle game.

There two sides and at least two players to a side. The game started with the players laying terrain pieces from their side of the board (jigsaw style pieces I think) and built a map across which they would battle. You could build evenly across your front, or try to build salients to the other side.

The playing pieces included infantry, tanks, paratroops and maybe planes. The pieces could be initially placed on the terrain pieces your side had played. Then the game would proceed as a battle, with some sort of dice based combat resolution, I think. Although it may have been a simpler roshambo style.

Seemed to be a fun game, but probably massively flawed compared to modern games. Yet I'd still like to know what the game was.

Anyone recognize it?

Thanks!
 
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Situation 4

maybe?
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Situation 4

Or the space version Situation 7
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But Situation 4 was for ages 8 and up, so essentially a family game. Wouldn't the OP have been allowed to play?
Or I guess he was really young at the time.
 
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Definitely 'Situation 4'. That was a favorite of mine. Two complete sets of the puzzle map, one in a greenish tint, one in a brownish tint. And then orange and yellow plastic pieces for the tanks, bridges, paratroops, and flags.
 
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That's it exactly! Thanks!

I was at least 10 at the time ... I don't think that I was too young, I think they just having too much fun.

But Grandpa would always play Dominoes and 42 with us kids, so it all worked out.
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