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Through Hell and Back


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Amid World War II, countless young men from diverse backgrounds embarked on perilous missions, each fueled by a desire to serve their nations and return to their loved ones. "Through Hell and Back" seeks to capture these tales of courage and sacrifice.

This board game offers an engaging experience of being part of the crew on a B-24 bomber over Europe. You will manage your crew during the mission, manning the defensive gunner positions, the pilot, and the bombardier, all to keep you safe from enemy interceptors so you can line up your target and drop your bombs. Then, turn around and try to make it safely back to your home airfield. How many of the 26 missions can you make it through?

Say goodbye to complicated lookup tables! Our streamlined gameplay centers around the cards you'll use for your missions, ensuring a more immersive experience. No more pausing the action to consult charts; let your strategy unfold seamlessly through the mission deck. The game features hand management and dice placement/matching.

Components needed for gameplay that are not included in the PDF:

22 White 12mm D6

8 Red 12mm D6

6 Blue 12mm D6

1 12mm D6, any color

1 D12


14 Black and 14 Yellow 8mm cubes.

20 Red 8mm Cubes

2 Blue 8mm Cubes

This digital download contains printable files of the gameboard in both split and full versions. The following PDFs contain files for:

  • 12 Allied Escort Cards (Includes one special Ace)
  • 20 Enemy Aircraft Cards (includes one special Ace)
  • 25 Missions (bombsights and dossier)
  • 3 Bomber Mini-cards
  • 155 Base Mission and Engine and miscellaneous mission cards
  • 10 Double-sided crew cards (novice & veteran)
  • Post Mission Records Sheet
  • Blank Crew cards to write in your own names.
  • 1 Game Manual
Gameplay can be seen on my YouTube channel, "gudkarma games." or search for "through hell and Back WW2 game"

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(Images are of retail boxed version)

Enemy Interceptor Cards of the Luftwaffe

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Martin G March 02, 2024 2:45 am UTC
The revised rule file (Through_hell_and_back_manual-2024-rev2.pdf) appears to be "broken". Is the a repaired version available?
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steven R March 02, 2024 2:55 am UTC
Martin, I am sorry for the issue. I just uploaded a new one. I hope it works. Any troubles please let me know. Thank you.
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Christoph H January 26, 2024 8:05 am UTC
A fine game! Similar to the old AH game B-17 but way better.
One remark: the Dossier card #25 is available but the Bombing Sight card #25 is missing. At least I can't find it.
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steven R January 27, 2024 12:03 pm UTC
Thank you sir. I have corrected the issue of the missing card. I added it to the files today. Sorry for the issue and thank you for letting me know.
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This title was added to our catalog on December 08, 2023.
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