Israeli Independence, by designer Darin A. Leviloff, is an introductory level solitaire wargame that tells the rich and engaging story of the First Arab-Israeli War – Israel's War for Independence. Five Arab armies, poised at the borders of the newly declared state, launch their determined invasions, and each must be pushed back in turn before any reaches West Jerusalem, the new Israeli capital.
As the headlines unfold and the vast forces of the Arab League relentlessly press forward, can you successfully allocate the precious few resources of the new Israeli Defense Force (IDF) to conduct daring offensives that will send them reeling back? Can you push the Arab legions back so far that an armistice can be achieved and these threats removed? Or will you be overwhelmed and defeated, seeing Zionist aspirations crushed?
Wargames recreate situations so that they can be studied and played, and Israeli Independence is particularly well suited to classroom use. The included BattLessonTM article helps explain this useful and fascinating field of study: wargaming.
• One 2-page, full-color game Rules sheet
• One 8½" x 11" paper game map
• Eight color, die-cut 5/8" mounted game pieces
• 24 Headline cards
• One 2-page BattLessonTM sheet
• Polybag packaging and component storage
Game Design: Darin A. Leviloff
Documentation and Development: Alan Emrich
Map Art: Vince DeNardo
Playtesting: Dina Bedak, M. Evan Brooks, Vince DeNardo, Daniel Gray, Cody Leviloff, Truman Pollard III