The Pacific War

The Pacific War

On December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy bombed the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, an unprovoked attack that brought the United States into World War 2. Instead of delivering a fatal death blow that would give the Empire of Japan dominance of the Pacific region, the attack’s ultimate consequence was to, in words attributed to Admiral Yamamoto, “awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

In The Pacific War - From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines, two players face off in an epic struggle for control of the Pacific area of operations. In action from December 1941 to June 1944, the Japanese player uses his forces against the Allied forces from the United States, Great Britain, Australia and the Netherlands. Aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, and land-based aircraft are all involved. With them, each player plans and conducts strategies out of a limited hand of Resource cards in order to gain the initiative and defeat his enemy’s forces and control crucial ports and bases across the Pacific. The Japanese are at their strongest at the beginning, and the Allies gain power and resources each turn. Few would debate Japan’s chances of victory, but the goal of The Pacific War is to see whether the Japanese forces can achieve better military gains and delay its defeat. Or can the Allies win a quicker victory? It’s up to the players to utilize their assets to turn the tide of the war!

Man, your battle station . . . It’s time to fight The Pacific War!

Once Upon A Game Unboxing of Pacific War

The Pacific War Gameplay Timelapse

The Big Board Shrink Rip

The Pacific War Includes:

1 x Color 36” x 27” Map.


3 x Counter Sheets of 1.0” counters that are 2mm Thick.

1 x Color 40+ page Color Rule Manual with
Examples of Play.

1 x Battle Card 8.5 x 11 Player Aid Cards.

1 x Deck of Cards.2 x D6 Dice.

1 x Heavy Duty Box.

Requirements: No other product is required to play this game.

Complexity: 4 out of 10

Solitaire: 2 out of 10

Ages: 12+

Players: 2

Time: 2-4 Hrs.

Scale: Naval Units and Air Units

Executive Producer: David Heath

Associate Producer: Blackwell Hird

Game Design & Development: Yasushi Nakaguro

English Translation: Yannis Panayotopoulos


Manual Editor: Jeff Lewis

Counter Art: Blackwell Hird

Map Art: Marc von Martial

Graphic Design & Layout: Blackwell Hird

Box Art & Design: Blackwell Hird, David Heath

Administration: Ava Marie Heath

Customer Support: Jason Church

Logistic Manager: Darren White

Special Appreciation: Hokusai-Tushinsha Co., Ltd. Katsuhiro Matsui, Yannis Panayotopoulos and Company

Playtesters: Sean Druelinger, David Heath, Shane Heath, Noah Stoltz, Yannis Panayotopoulos, Keith Tracton.

Special Thanks & Support: Mark Apodaca, Ren Bitzer, Russell Brown, Shauna Church, John Deluca, Debbie Deluca, Nathan Druelinger, Sean Druelinger, Ralph Ferrari, Roger Lewis, Matt Lohse, Phil Lucero, Je Newell, Andrew Heath, Daniel Heath, Nicholas Heath, Shane Heath, Yvonne Heath, Phil Lucero, Katsuhiro Matsui, Mark Mitchell, Steve Overton, Yannis Panayotopoulos, Mike Panikowski, Tyler Roush, Kevin Sharp, Noah Stoltz, Vance Strickland, Keith Tracton, Brittany Ward, Kindra White.

Why We Do What We Do: We love playing games, as well as designing and developing them. We give praise and thanks to God for blessing us so we can follow our dreams and passions. We also thank you our fans, friends, and family for making this possible for us.

On December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy bombed the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, an unprovoked attack that brought the United States into World War 2. Instead of delivering a fatal death blow that would give the Empire of Japan dominance of the Pacific region, the attack’s ultimate consequence was to, in words attributed to Admiral Yamamoto, “awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

In The Pacific War - From Pearl Harbor to the Philippines, two players face off in an epic struggle for control of the Pacific area of operations. In action from December 1941 to June 1944, the Japanese player uses his forces against the Allied forces from the United States, Great Britain, Australia and the Netherlands. Aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, and land-based aircraft are all involved. With them, each player plans and conducts strategies out of a limited hand of Resource cards in order to gain the initiative and defeat his enemy’s forces and control crucial ports and bases across the Pacific. The Japanese are at their strongest at the beginning, and the Allies gain power and resources each turn. Few would debate Japan’s chances of victory, but the goal of The Pacific War is to see whether the Japanese forces can achieve better military gains and delay its defeat. Or can the Allies win a quicker victory? It’s up to the players to utilize their assets to turn the tide of the war!

Man, your battle station . . . It’s time to fight The Pacific War!

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