Designed by Larry Harris
In Axis & Allies, players play as the major belligerents of World War II: Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The players playing the Axis powers team up against those of the Allied powers in an attempt to conquer key territories, represented by regions on the map board. This was done by capturing and holding until the end of a round of play certain territories where the opposing alliance's capital cities are located. Axis powers could also win by capturing and holding until the end of a round of play enough territories to gain an economic advantage.