Is Goto Hell! fun to play?
Players: 1 – 2 players | Game Duration – mins | Min. Age + | Game complexity: Genre: War, War Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: No | Online Version: No
What is Goto Hell! about?
Against The Odds has released Goto Hell, a pocket battle game. This game fits in your pocket. With the rules on the back of the game map, it is about the size of a postcard. You can cut out the counters along the border, or you can buy or add the game as a freebie while ordering another game through ATO. With the simple rules, units have a unit type, a firepower type (anti-tank or anti-infantry) and a unit type. There is one hex movement per turn and a range of 2-3 hexes. In addition to Off Board Artillery and Air, there are firepower attacks and modifiers to attacks made by other units.
Each attack is rolled by drawing a card from a deck. Card 7 and above are removed, leaving the rest of the cards and two jokers. These cards are drawn to resolve the conflict. The game is very easy to play for anyone who has played wargames before.
Set in Saipan, the game depicts a Japanese armored counterattack against US Marines. The gameplay is fast, and a D10 can be used instead of a deck of cards to modify it.
Due to the ease of setup and play, anyone could get a feel for wargames. The game and others in the series (ATO offers numerous pocket games) can give a wargamer thinking about it a taste that leads to more exploration and, eventually, consistency.
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Awards Won by Goto Hell!
2020 Charles S. Roberts Postcard/Small Format Board Wargame Nominee