Axis & Allies Board Game

How To Play Axis & Allies

Axis & Allies Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 5
Play Time
120 MIN
Axis and Allies is a classic WWII board game similar to that of the Risk board game. A full map of the world is provided with various territories broken up. Players have at their disposal infantry, armor, fighters, bombers, battleships, aircraft carriers, submarines, troop transports, anti-air guns, and factories all with different functions and purposes.

Players have to work together (if playing in teams) to coordinate offensive and defensive war tactics. If you like war games, Axis and Allies is a must play. Try playing the board game Axis and Allies today.
The game Axis & Allies should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • Depending On The Numerous Versions Of Axis And Allies You Are Playing The Contents May Change Drastically Most All Axis And Allies Games Will Include The Game Board
  • Game Pieces
  • Official Axis And Allies Rules And Instructions
How to Win
Axis and Allies can be played by up to five players. Each of you will control one or more world powers. On your turn, you build, deploy, maneuver, and command army divisions, air wings, and naval fleets to loosen your foes' hold on their territories. On your opponents' turns, they will bring their forces against you. The more territories you hold, the more weapons you can build—and the more powerful those weapons can be. When at the end of a turn, your side controls a set number of victory cities, you win the war.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Axis & Allies rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Axis & Allies. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Nate says:

If Germany gets taken over, can Germany collect IPC’s if they take over Russia, or does it just increase NPL?
Ben says:

Wow, these game rules are a brain full. I saw this game and it looked really fun but after looking through the game rules I am so overwhelmed and confused I give up. Maybe this is just isn't my kind of game but I sure couldn't learn how to play.
Scott says:

I remember a classmate in school being obsessed about this game but never really attempted to learn how to play since the rules looked a little intimidating. Maybe I'll have to look into now that I have more time.
Justin says:

why does Italy only get 10 IPCs per turn they should get a least 17 IPCs.
kurt logan says:

Can the british invade germany in an anphibious assault through the denmark stright.
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