World in Flames Collector's Edition Deluxe game (available soon)


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Note that only the World in Flames Collector's Edition Super Deluxe package is currently available for advance order. We will be offering all our other Collector's edition products, including the World in Flames Deluxe game itself, via crowdfunding in late August. Stay tuned for further updates.


It is the dawn of September 1939, and the dark clouds of war hover over the globe. China and Japan have already been fighting for more than 2 years and now a Continental war is about to spread worldwide, a World in Flames

You, as leader of your country, must guide your nation in the darkest period of our history. You are not defenceless but the lingering wisps of the great depression have hollowed out your forces and discouraged your people. You must lift them to their greatest heights and achieve the impossible, victory against an implacable foe.

In 1985 Australian Design Group launched what would become the definitive international award winning game of World War II, World in Flames. Now after 32 years we are giving you its finest expression.

From the snowy wastes of the arctic to the deserts of Africa and the Jungles of the Pacific; armies, navies and air flotillas contest the air sea and sky to liberate subject peoples from their wicked overlords.

On any one day you might be fighting on the shores of Normandy, defending your capital, struggling amongst the snows of Russia, or launching carrier strikes in a life-or-death struggle for control of your sea lanes.

World in Flames also includes the fog of war particularly in relation to navies

where you can hide your units on the Task Force display and play the shell game. Is that task force a carrier strike force or a scouting cruiser? There is one way to find out, but that can be very painful.

But battle is just one demand on your skills. You must also plan for your future. World in Flames allows you to produce everything you did historically or to change your mix depending on your cunning long-term plans to defeat your foes. Do you have the right mix of aircraft? How many aircraft carriers do you need? Do you want a small elite all mechanised force or a large army of militia and garrisons to hold what you can until your allies intervene, and the fortunes of war swing inexorably in your favour.

Speaking of allies, you need to flatter your potential partners, plan with your allies

and negotiate with your potential enemies

to ensure that when the blow comes it will be you dictating the terms and not your foes.  

But Allies is a purely relative term, and only one country can emerge from this epic struggle truly strong and free. Is this to be your century?

Based on thousands of hours of research, plans and top secret technical data and input from over 10 million hours of playtest data, World in Flames is the definitive strategic game of World War II.

With 5 hard-mounted maps and 4800 counters, World in Flames Collector's Edition Deluxe game is one of the largest published boardgames in history, with unlimited fun, strategy and replayability. The incredible depth of detail in terrain and units, from the most common,

to the most exotic,

has never been paralleled.

World in Flames is the ultimate gaming challenge. Are you game to play?


The World in Flames Collector’s Edition Deluxe game consists of:

  • the World in Flames Classic Collector’s game;
  • Planes in Flames;
  • Ships in Flames;
  • Divisions in Flames; and
  • Territories in Flames;

for a total of 5 hard-mounted maps. a hard-mounted turn record chart (including Production circle), hard-mounted task force display, 4800 counters, 2 full-colour rule books and 5 colour charts. The full contents description can be downloaded here.


The recommended retail price for the World in Flames Deluxe game is Australian$399. The price shown of Australian$299 is for the advance order period prior to official launch expected at Spiel 2017 starting October 26.


During our hour of peril, and if you ignore the other 57 Headquarters included in World in Flames, few were finer than Australia's finest:

(just one of 4800 counters, note to self, never design another 4800 counter game again, if that's ok by you Harry).