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Cold War Naval Battles Air War Card DeckClick to magnify

Cold War Naval Battles Air War Card Deck


Cold War Naval Battles was originally published as Modern Naval Battles, a series of three boxed card games for two to six players based on (then) present day sea power with an emphasis on action. It was introduced in the late 1980s by 3W, Inc. of Cambria, California.

The rights to the game's design have long since reverted back to designer Dan Verssen, and Rodger B. MacGowan has always retained the rights to the graphic design. Meanwhile, Alan Emrich, who did the development work and co-designed the series, continued to receive email from its many fans asking if copies could still be obtained (even though it was long out of print).

In their quest for good gaming karma, Dan, Rodger, and Alan agreed that they would re-release the game, renamed (more accurately) Cold War Naval Battles, as a free download for personal use only (i.e., not for resale) on the internet. It is their hope that the fans of this wonderful game series will continue to find hours of enjoyment in it well into the future.

Since Cold War Naval Battles was made available, it has been available via Mike Nagel's Relative Range web site in PDF format. All told, the game is comprised of 725 ship, action, and other support cards. Creating these physical components can kill several ink cartridges and inflict arthritis-by-scissor upon even the stoutest of hands. To save time, ink, and physical pain, the opportunity to purchase professionally printed card sets has been provided here.

There are three decks available for purchase, all of which are required to play the full version of Cold War Naval Battles. This item includes the Air War deck (25 mini cards). Only one Air War deck is required to play the game. You'll also need one Ships deck and at least one Action Cards deck.

Enjoy this classic game with professionally printed card decks!

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This title was added to our catalog on December 01, 2023.
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