Posted by James (admin) on 24th March 2015
7 Days of Westerplatte is a co-operative game about the opening shots of World War II, when a German ship began bombarding the Polish, with German troops soon following. During the game, players take on the role of the Polish in trying to last out 7 days. The game is relatively simple. Players take turns carrying out their turn and, once a player has completed their actions, the German forces take their actions.
On their turn, a player can move their troop figure up to 2 spaces and take 1 action, in any order. As an action, a player on one of the 6 building tiles can use the building’s power to do things such as gaining ammo, planting a land mine for the enemy to trip, fire a mortar (doing 2 damage to an enemy anywhere on the board), move some enemy units backwards, raise morale, or add 2 bricks to one area. (The mortars, mines and bricks are limited in number.) Alternatively, a player on one of the 5 spaces near the river can use their action to spend 1 ammunition to inflict 1 damage on an enemy troop, if there is one in the same column as the player. If other players are on the space, they can combine fire and also each spend 1 ammunition each to inflict 1 damage each too – this is very handy as tougher enemies appear. Read the rest of this entry »