Paul Koenig's Market-Garden: Nijmegen Bridge

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Enjoy the third and final installment of Paul Koenig's Market-Garden series: Nijmegen Bridge covering the events at this vital river crossing in September of 1944.

Paul Koenig's Market-Garden: Nijmegen Bridge

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Paul Koenig's Market-Garden is a series of small-format, competitive introductory-level wargames covering the critical first three days of Operation Market-Garden, where the Allies attempted to seize a series of bridges in Holland and end World War 2 before Christmas. Each game in the series covers a separate bridge: Arnhem, Eindhoven, and Nijmegen. As a player, you must command your German or Allied forces so as to capture key objectives on the board while keeping your casualties down (and your opponent's casualties up).

Nijmegen Bridge is the third and final game in the Market-Garden series, covering the events happening at this vital river crossing from 17-19 September, 1944. The central Nijmegen sector of the attack crossed an arm of the Rhine that could not be bridged easily. If the US 82nd Airborne failed to capture the Nijmegen crossing, the advance of XXX Corps would be checked and Operation Market-Garden would fail.

With plenty of decision making and Optional Rules to extend gameplay and realism, the Allied advance into Germany hangs in the balance at Nijmegen Bridge!

What's In The Box?:

•   One 16-page, full-color Rules booklet (Standard, Optional, and Exclusive rules included)
•   One 11" x 17" cardstock game map with tables
•   72 thick, two-sided, multi-shaped, laser-cut game pieces
•   One 11" x 17" mounted, jigsaw-cut game map
•   One bright red, 9 1/4" x 5 7/8" Standard cardboard VPG game box
•   One beautiful box cover sleeve
•   One "Wipes-A-Lot" napkin
•   One charcoal desiccant packet


Game Design: Paul Koenig
Documentation and Development: Bryan Armor
Graphic Design: Tim Allen, Bryan Armor and Alan Emrich
Playtesting: Kevin Bierre, Mark Brownell, Niek van Diepen, Rich Horton, Hans Korting, Jorik Mandemaker
Vassal Module: Art Bennett
Proofreading: Bill Barrett, Joshua Gottesman, Rick Partin, Ian Wakeham

Game Resources

(Rules require a PDF viewer installed in your browser, or right-click to download and open with a PDF reader)

Game Data

Number of Players 2
Age 13+
Playing Time Approximately 50 minutes
Difficulty 3
Solitaire Suitability 8
Designer Paul Koenig
Developer Bryan Armor


Paul Koenig's Market-Garden: Nijmegen by Boardgames in Blighty
If you are a fan of the old SPI folio series games, you will love these games. If you are new to war gaming, you will love these games as a good entry point to a great hobby. If you are like me and are looking for fast, playable war games, this is definitely the ticket.

Paul Koenig’s Market Garden: Nijmegen Bridge is tops for me, along with the other games in the series.