Ages: 12+ Number of players: 3-8 Playing time: 90-120 minutes Components: over-sized game board, 56 playing pieces, 96 playing cards, rules booklet, history booklet, replica P.O.W. aid box, 2 dice, some hidden surprises
This is the enemy-Colditz Castle. Tall, grey, forbidding, it rises out of the cliff face, an impregnable fortress. During World War I, Colditz was a prisoner-of-war camp from which no one escaped.
This is World War II. Now you must attempt to Escape from Colditz. Play as allied prisoners of war, gathering equipment and planning your escape. Play as German prison guards, with absolute authority but limited numbers.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Major Pat Reid's escape from Colditz Castle during World War II, this is the definitive edition of an iconic game. Escape from Colditz been given a complete visual overhaul from renowned World War II artist Peter Dennis. Designed by Major Reid himself, the rules have been updated in consultation with co-designer Brian Degas.
About the Creators
Major Pat Reid, OBE, was a British Army officer during World War II. In 1942, he became one of the few people to escape the Nazi prison Colditz Castle. He is the author of two books about his experience in Colditz, The Colditz Story and Latter Days at Colditz. Brian Degas is a screenwriter and producer best known for his work on Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik and the 1972 BBC series Colditz. A close friend of Major Pat Reid, they worked together to recreate the Major's daring escape from Colditz.
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