Megagame Makers Archive

We have compiled some notes on previous megagames, in some cases with photos and downloads of briefings/rules etc. If anyone was at (or designed) any of these games and would like to add comments or information to the entry, just email us.

Year
Game Period Description Designer(s)
Serial
1980
  Memphis Mangler Vietnam Memphis Mangler was about village clearance in Vietnam. Not by Megagame Makers, but the first game to be called a megagame. This game started off the whole idea of megagames and was an inspiration to us all. Paddy Griffith
1
1983
  Novi French Revolutionary Wars A megagame of the Battle of Novi 1799, using a huge floor model and toy soldiers. By Paddy Griffith and Jim Wallman
2
1984
  Kirovograd WW2 Operational battle on the Russian Front 1944. Andy Grainger
3
1985
  Kirovograd 2 WW2 Operational battle on the Russian Front 1944. Andy Grainger
4
1986
  Guns of August WW1 Opening campaign in France and the Low Countries in 1914 Paddy Griffith and Andy Grainger
5
1987
  Blood & Thunder 18th Cent. Pirate role playing and naval action Jim Wallman
6
1988
  Operation Market Garden WW2 Operational battle in the Netherlands in 1944. Jim Wallman
7
1989
  Clouds in the West Ancient The megagame of the Second Punic War Andy Grainger
8
  Battle of Britain WW2 A megagame depicting, in real time, of a typical day during the Battle of Britain. Andy Grainger
9
  Final Frontier SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
10
    Final Frontier 2 SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
11
1990
  Springtime for Hitler WW2 The campaign of the fall of France in 1940, played on the 50th anniversary. Jim Wallman, Brian Cameron, Terry Martin, Andy Grainger, Peter Howland, Graham Attfield
12
  Battle of Britain 2 WW2 A megagame depicting, in real time, of a typical day during the Battle of Britain. Andy Grainger
13
    Clouds in the West 2 Ancient The megagame of the Second Punic War Andy Grainger
14
  Final Frontier 3 SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
15
1991
  Dreams of Empire 18th Cent. Politics and war in 18th Centruy Europe. Brian Cameron & Bernard Ganley
16
  Breed of Heroes WW2 War in the Western Desert WW2 Andy Grainger
17
    Blood & Thunder 2 18th Cent Pirate role playing and naval action Jim Wallman
18
    Final Frontier 4 SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
19
1992
  Master of Europe Napoleonic Political and operational megagame of the 1813 Campaign. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
20
    Master of Europe 2 Napoleonic Political and operational megagame of the 1813 Campaign. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
21
  Berserker! SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
22
  Berserker! 2 SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
23
  Unfinished Business Late 20th Cent The megagame of the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 Terry Martin
24
  Star Jihad (FF5) SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
25
  Crisis in the Desert WW2 War in the Western Desert WW2 Andy Grainger
26
1993
  First Contact (FF6) SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
27
  Crisis in Britannia Ancient The Roman invasion of Britain, 1st Century AD Jim Wallman & Andy Grainger
28
  Starship Trooper SF Science fiction groundcombat base dont he ep[onymous book. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
29
  Dreams of Empire 2 18th Cent Politics and war in 18th Centruy Europe. Brian Cameron & Bernard Ganley
30
  Land of the Gods 16th Cent Japan Japan in the age of wars. Jim Wallman
31
  Final Frontier 1.1 (FF7) SF Science fiction space battles and politics. Jim Wallman
32
  Outer Worlds SF Science fiction politics, diplomacy and economics. Jim Wallman
33
  Operation Market Garden 2 WW2 Operational battle in the Netherlands in 1944. Jim Wallman
34
  Tranquility Station (Berserker3) SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
35
  Fire & Steel WW2 Tactical Tank V Tank combat in WW2 Jim Wallman
36
  Pax Britannia Ancient The megagame of province building - 1st Century AD Jim Wallman & Andy Grainger
37
1994
  Kirovograd 3 WW2 Operational battle on the Russian Front 1944. Andy Grainger
38
  Assault on Warlock Mountain Fantasy Fantasy role playing megagame Jim Wallman
39
  Ancien Regime 18th Cent Politics and diplomacy in the 18th Century Brian Cameron
40
  Sengoku 16th Cent Japan Japan in the age of wars. Jim Wallman
41
  Death of Fascism WW2 The final stages of WW2 at the highest level, covering 1944 and 1945. Jim Wallman
42
  1494 Renaissance Dirty deeds in Renaissance Italy. Brian Cameron
43
  Return to Warlock Mountain Fantasy Fantasy role playing megagame Jim Wallman
44
  More Unfinished Business Late 20th Cent The megagame of the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 Terry Martin
45
1995
  Send a Gunboat 19th Cent Colonial expansion at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
46
  Ancien Regime 2 18th Cent Politics and diplomacy in the 18th Century Brian Cameron
47
  Death of Fascism 2 WW2 The final stages of WW2 at the highest level, covering 1944 and 1945. Jim Wallman
48
  Home before the Leaves Fall WW1 The opening moves of WW1 in 1914. Jon Casey
49
  War Without an Enemy 17th Cent Megagame of the English Civil War Brian Cameron
50
  Clouds in the West 3 Ancient The megagame of the Second Punic War Andy Grainger
51
1996
  Sengoku Ni 16th Cent Japan Japan in the age of wars. Jim Wallman
52
  Spanish Ulcer Napoleonic The Peninsular War Bernard Ganley
53
  1494 Once More Rennaissance Dirty deeds in Renaissance Italy. Brian Cameron
54
    Return to Yendor Fantasy Fantasy role playing megagame Jim Wallman
55
    Cruel Void SF Campaign game of space dogfighting and character development. Jim Wallman
56
    Serenity Station (Berserker4) SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
57
    Send Another Gunboat 19th Cent Colonial expansion at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
58
    God Wills It! Medieval The Crusades Terry Martin
59
1997
  AD69 Ancient The Roman Empire in crisis in the Year of Four Emperors. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
60
    Cruel Void 2 SF Campaign game of space dogfighting and character development. Jim Wallman
61
    War Without an Enemy 2 17th Cent Megagame of the English Civil War Brian Cameron
62
  Russian Revolution Mid 20th Cent The ciritical events of the Revolution 1917 Bernard Ganley
63
  Yendor Triumphant Fantasy Fantasy role playing megagame Jim Wallman
64
1998
  Crisis in Binni Late 20th Cent Politics and conflict in the context of an humanitarian crisis in the 3rd world. Jim Wallman
65
  Aweary of the Sun SF SF game about expansion and exploration within the Solar System. John Rutherford
66
  Clash of Titans WW2 The megagame of Operation Barbarossa 1941. Mukul Patel
67
  Congress of Vienna 19th Cent The wheeling and dealing at the greatest congress of the 19th Century. Brian Cameron
68
  A King for Bohemia 17th Cent The first 30 Years War megagame Brian Cameron
69
  Spanish Ulcer 2 Napoleonic The Peninsular War Bernard Ganley
70
  Berserker 0101 SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
71
1999
  National Razor 18th Cent The Peninsular War Bernard Ganley
72
  Breakout from Normandy WW2 The megagame of D-Day and beyond Andy Grainger
73
  Still Unfinished Business Late 20th Cent The megagame of the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 Terry Martin
74
  Shameless & Impudent Lords Medieval Wars of the Roses megagame Nick Luft
75
2000
  Sengoku San 16th Cent Japan Japan in the age of wars. Jim Wallman
76
    A Wolf by the Ears WW2 The Battle of Kursk Bernard Ganley
77
    Ursa Major SF Megagame of colonisation and development of a new world. John Rutherford & Jim Wallman
78
    Dreams of Empire 3 18th Cent Politics and war in revolutionary Europe. Brian Cameron
79
2001
  Washington Conference Mid 20th Cent political A megagame of pure diplomacy and negotiation Dave Boundy
80
  Revenge of the Robots SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. John Rutherford
81
  Another Crisis in Binni Late 20th Cent Politics and conflict in the context of an humanitarian crisis in the 3rd world. Jim Wallman
82
  City of God Medieval Megagame of the first crusade Richard Hands
83
  Lenin on the Wire Mid 20th Cent The ciritical events of the Russian Revolution 1917 Bernard Ganley
84
2002
  Clash of Titans 2 WW2 The megagame of Operation Barbarossa 1941 Mukul Patel
85
  Prosperity Station SF Starship Marine boarding action science fiction megagame. Jim Wallman
86
  Crisis in Ruritania 19th Cent Game of internal polics and revolution in a fictional 19th century country. Brian Cameron
87
  Crisis in Britannia 2 Ancient The Roman invasion of Britain, 1st Century AD Jim Wallman & Andy Grainger
88
2003
  Napoleon in India Napoleonic Napoleonic India in crisis John Rutherford
89
  Shameless & Impudent Lords 2 Medieval Wars of the Roses megagame Nick Luft
90
2004
  Operation Market Garden 3 WW2 Operational battle in the Netherlands in 1944. Jim Wallman
91
  Ruins of Avalon SF SF game about conflict and archeology. John Rutherford
92
  Funeral Games Ancient Political / Military The succession crisis after the death of Alexander the Great Rob Cooper
93
  Winds that Swept Mexico Mid 20th Cent Megagame of politics and revolution in Mexico in the 1930s Jonathan Pickles
94
2005
  Quadrant Zero SF High level interstellar politics and diplomacy. Jim Wallman
95
  Alea Iacta Est Ancient Politics and Crisis in the Roman Civil War. Richard Hands
96
  The Last War WW2 World War 2 - from 1941 to 1945 Jim Wallman
100
2006
  Pirates of Yendor Fantasy Naval Sea combat against pirates attacking the fantasy city of Yendor. Jim Wallman
97
    On To Richmond American Civil War On to Richmond!” is a semi-fictional megagame set in early June 1863 Peter Merritt
98
    At Right Angles to Reality Gothic horror roleplaying Deep in the unholy recesses of the world there are things that man was not meant to know. Brian Cameron, Richard Hands & Jim Wallman
99
    Another Congress of Vienna 19th Cent The Congress of Vienna in 1815 brought together the nations of Europe to resolve the political issues left in the wake of Napoleon’s defeat in 1814 Brian Cameron
101
    Price of Victory WW1 The battle of the Somme 1916 Andy Grainger
102
2007
  For the Light of the Trees Fantasy strategic An epic game of fantastic proportions, For the Light of the Trees is all about amazing creatures, monsters, magical artifacts, battles and heroes in a mythic world. Andrew Hadley & Trevor Duguid-Farrant
103
    Habsburg Ascendant 30 Years War The megagame of the great upheaval in Europe of the 17th Century Brian Cameron
104
    Siege of Yendor Fantasy Siege A game set in the fantasy city of Yendor in which it was besieged and attacked by the Army of the Dark Lord. Jim Wallman
105
2008
  Washington Conference 2 Mid 20th Cent political A megagame of pure diplomacy and negotiation Dave Boundy
106
    Sengoku Si 16th Century Japan Japan in the age of wars. Jim Wallman
107
    Interesting Times 20th Century China The megagame of Chinese warlords and generals in the 1920's. Brian Cameron & Dave Boundy
108
  Mystery by Gaslight Victorian role playing A large adventure role-play game: crimefighting, villainy and mystery set predominantly in foggy, gaslit, poverty-stricken 1890s East London. John Rutherford
109
2009   Master of Europe 3 Campaigns of Napoleon 1813 Political and operational megagame of the 1813 Campaign. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
110
    Long Live Death Spanish Civil War   Bernard Ganley
111
    Crusade of Yendor Fantasy strategic campaign A megagame of fantasy armies on a crusade against the Dark Lord. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
112
    Rennaisance and Reformation 16th Century religious wars   Brian Cameron
113
2010   War in the West The campaign in France 1940 The campaign of the fall of France in 1940, played on the 50th anniversary. Jim Wallman
114
    Of Gods and Men Mythological Greek Heroic Age Greece with real gods! Bruce Walton & Paul Hill
115
    Come One and Eorl Dark ages Britain   Andrew Hadley
116
2011   Spanish Ulcer The Napoleonic war in Spain The Peninsular War Bernard Ganley
117
  Operation Goodwood WW2 Normandy operational The famous battle in Normany in WW2 Jim Wallman
118
  Washington Conference 3 Mid 20th Cent political A megagame of pure diplomacy and negotiation Dave Boundy
119
  Operation Goodwood 2 WW2 Normandy operational The famous battle in Normany in WW2 Jim Wallman
120
  Invasion from Mars!
SF Crisis Game Superpower intervention in interstellar colonial wars. Jim Wallman
121
2012   End of the Beginning WW2 operational War int he Western Desert in WW2 Rob Cooper
122
    Memphis Mangler 2 Vietnam tactical A memorial re-imagining of the very first ever megagame. Jim Wallman
123
    Urban Nightmare Managing an outbreak of disorder in a modern city Zombie apocalypse in a 1990's American city. Jim Wallman
124
    Lost Youth
Vietnam tactical Vietnam war - the NVA/VC experience. Jim Wallman
125
    Urban Nightmare 2 Managing an outbreak of disorder in a modern city Zombie apocalypse in a 1990's American city. Jim Wallman
127
2013   Endgame : Campaign in Tunisia 1943 WW2 operational Operational megagame on the war in Tunisia in 1943 Rob Cooper & Jim Wallman
128
    Invasion from Mars 2 SF Crisis Game Superpower intervention in interstellar colonial wars. Jim Wallman
129
    Crisis in Binni 3 UN Humanitarian crisis game Politics and conflict in the context of an humanitarian crisis in the 3rd world. Jim Wallman
130
    Master of Europe 4
Napoleonic operational / political Political and operational megagame of the 1813 Campaign. Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
131
    Alea Iacta Est Iterum Ancient political Politics and Crisis in the Roman Civil War. Richard Hands
132
    End of the Beginning 2 WW2 operational War int he Western Desert in WW2 Rob Cooper
133
2014   Price of Victory 2 WW1 Operational The battle of the Somme 1916 Dave Boundy
134
  Renaissance & Reformation 2 16th Century religious wars   Brian Cameron
135
  Watch the Skies! Future Political Military SF Political / Military megagame with a science fiction twist. Jim Wallman
136
  Iron Dice WW1 Opening moves   Jon Casy
137
  Of Gods and Men 2 Epic Fantasy Heroic Age Greece with real gods!

Bruce Walton & Paul HIll

138
  Planet of the Damned SF Political / Military High level interstellar politics and diplomacy Jim Wallman
139
  Funeral Games 2 Ancient Politcal / Military The succession crisis after the death of Alexander the Great Rob Cooper
140
     
2015   Watch the Skies 2 : Global Conspiracy Future Political Military SF Political / Military megagame with a science fiction twist. Jim Wallman
141
  D-Day Dodgers 1 WW2 Operational The invasion of Sicily and Italy in WW2 Rob Cooper & Jim Wallman
142
  A New Age Dawns Political / Military during 19th Century Politics and war in 18th Centruy Europe. Brian Cameron & Bernard Ganley
143
    Don't Panic! Operation Seelowe - WW2 Operational megagame about the German Invasion of Britain in 1940. Jim Wallman
144
    Don't Panic Too! Operation Seelowe - WW2 Operational megagame about the German Invasion of Britain in 1940. Jim Wallman
145
    Watch The Skies 3 - Global Conspiracy Future Political Military SF Political / Military megagame with a science fiction twist. Jim Wallman
146
    City of Shadows 1930s gangland America An urban gangsters game set int he 1930 with the addition of pulp masked vigilantes and mad scientists! Brian Cameron & Jim Wallman
147
    A New Age Dawns 2 Political / Military during 19th Century Politics and war in 18th Centruy Europe. Brian Cameron & Bernard Ganley
148
  Washington Conference 4 Mid 20th Cent political A megagame of pure diplomacy and negotiation Dave Boundy
149
    Come To A King Dark Ages England   Andrew Hadley
150
    Invasion from Mars 2 SF Crisis Game Superpower intervention in interstellar colonial wars. Jim Wallman
151
2016   Watch The Skies 4 - Global Apocalypse Future Political Military SF Political / Military megagame with a science fiction twist. The last WTS. Jim Wallman
152
  1866 & All That 19th Century Europe Politics and power-play in late 19th Century Europe. Bernard Ganley
153
  Guelphs and Ghibellines Medieval Complex politics between and within Italian city-states. Jaap Boender
154
  The Spanish Road 17th Century   Ben Moores
155
    Not Over By Christmas 20th Century Operational wargame about whay might have happened if WW3 had started. Rob Cooper
156
    Everybody Dies Fantasy Game of dark politics and warefare in a well-known fantasy world. Becky Ladley
157
2017   Foxes & Devils 16th Century religious wars Politics, dynasty and warfare in 16th century Europe. Brian Cameron
158
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

 

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