In July, 1936, "Generalissimo" Franoc and the mass of the Spanish Army made a coup against the Spanish popular front government. Their plan failed because the Spanish people stood up against the Army by spontaneously forming militia. Till Spring 1939, Spain was divided into two sides fighting a fierce war: the "Republicans" and the "Nationalists." Millions of Spanish soldiers fought on both sides. The Nationalists received massive support from Italy and Germany. The Republicans were supported by the USSR and thousands of volunteers from all countries of the world who formed the famous International Brigades.
The Spanish Civil War was the battlefield where European major powers tested their war machines for WWII. Historically, the war ended with a Nationalist decisive victory. More than 500,000 people were killed in the Spanish Civil War. Both sides - especially the Nationalists - committed war crimes. Franco: "If necessary, I will execute half of Spain." The Republicans formed the slogan: ¡No Pasarán!, meaning "no passage" (for the Nationalists). From the game's point of view, the outcome is not decided, therefore its title is ¿Pasarán?.
¿Pasarán? features the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, on a strategic level using the Blitzkrieg General system, an area based map system, easy die roll procedure without tables, land warfare, and production. The option cards are one major difference to other easy-to-play strategic games.
¿Pasarán? can build the bridge to real wargaming because special terrain-, weather-, and supply-rules, as well as our ¿Pasarán? command system will challenge your skills...
Every game is different for noone knows when which random option card is taken and what cards your opponent keeps in his hand...
¿Pasarán? is a stand-alone game for 1 to 2 players. Additionally, ¿Pasarán? provides 20 "Christmas" counters for the UGG games published so far and repairs errata counters.