€ 78,95
Brand: Compass Games Language: English Conditions: New N° of players: 1-2 Playing time: 240' Age: 12+ Author: Michael Rinella

Festung Europa: The Campaign for Western Europe, 1943-1945 is a two player game simulating the Second World War in the European Theatre of Operations between the fall of Tunis in May, 1943 and the final Axis surrender in 1945. The game is based on the card system used in MMP’s award-nominated Shifting Sands: The Campaign for North Africa, 1940-1943.


Product Information:

Complexity:  5 out of 10.  It’s definitely on the lighter side compared to PoG or even Shifting Sands.

Solitaire suitability:  always difficult to say.  It’s not a solitaire game, so in that sense it’s low, but could a player play a card-driven game solitaire?  Sure.  My own view would be 5 out of 10.

Time Scale:  Seasonal turns with six action rounds per turn – action rounds represent about two weeks.

Map Scale:  70 miles per hex. 

Unit Scale:  Army and Corps, with Axis Fortress units.

Players:  2 or solitaire

Playing Time:  4-5 hours

Number of Scenarios:  The campaign game and an Overlord scenario. 

Designer: Michael Rinella



One 22” x 34” paper map

One deck of 110 cards playing cards (55 Allied, 55 Axis)

One Rulebook

One full sheet of 176 5/8” full color counters and markers

One half sheet of 130 1/2” full color control markers

Two Player aid cards

Two six-sided dice