Minden Games

      Minden designs are crafted to emphasize historicity and playability.  Designs cover a wide range of subjects, scales, eras, and game systems.  Our games have small footprints, but punch way beyond their size when it comes to wargaming fun.   With lower production costs (you must cut out the thick-card counters, and supply your own dice; games are packaged in zip-top bags), we can pass savings along to you.  

     Whether you enjoy traditional hexagon games, naval miniatures, solitaire designs, abstract political simulations, or all of the above, Minden games have the mix of historical insight, strategy, and high playability that you should expect from a wargame, at the right price.  Click on the covers (below) to find out more details.

    ORDERING VIA PAYPAL:  Click on the drop down menu of the game you want, and select either "US/Canada" or "Outside N.America" as delivery location (overseas prices are slightly higher, reflecting higher postage costs).  During checkout, a flat $3.50 postage fee will be added to your order, no matter your location.  If you are outside North America, be sure to click on the drop-down box and select the "Outside N.America" option when ordering, as overseas prices are higher to offset higher airmail postage charges.  Overseas items may be sent via surface mail, or your order returned unfilled, if this is disregarded.   (If you wish to order by US$ check or money order, send payment to:  Minden Games, P.O. Box 10667, Glendale, AZ, 85318; remember to include the postage charge, your name and address, and list of what you are ordering.)

    Many current and out-of-print titles are available as PDF files.  Check them out by visiting the PDF FORMAT PAGE.

   ORDERING VIA AMAZON:  Many of our newer titles are sold as books on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.  This is an attractive option, especially if you live outside North America.  Click here to visit our Amazon page and find out all the details.

5th edition of this popular WWII tactical squad-level combat game variant is now available, and comes with 56-page illustrated rule booklet, eleven scenarios, DYO instructions. 2016.  
New 3rd ed., solitaire, tactical WWI naval game, 52 page full-color book includes 12 counter sheets, scenarios, rules, optional rules. Ships from Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, Russia, Turkey, the USA, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands.  2019.

2nd ed. Vol. 1 of the series, tactical plane vs plane WW2 air combat card game, Battle of Britain 1940. Two-player with solo option, 40 page full color rule book with regular and optional rules, scenarios, 32 plane counters, Dogfight Display, and Reference Card in pages of the book. (If you want physical game components, order Bomber Command or Fighter Command.) 2017.
For Alphabetical List of Minden games, click here. (Not updated)
Now available again in physical format.  Contains solitaire rules system for Combat Leader, plus map 6, 2 counter sheets (E & F), Reference Cards.  2018.

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46-page full color 8"x11" magazine with articles, game reviews, variants, plus three issue games:  Viking Fury, Battle over  Europe, and North Cape. ​Also includes small Combat Leader variant, adding dogs to the game (includes counters).  2019.


Panzer Digest #14

CSR Award 
winning magazine
Battleship Captain 3rd ed., comprehensive game of tactical naval combat, 1890-1945, ships from 20 countries, 375 ship classes. 2016.
Soft cover book containing facsimiles of all 1,500 warships available (1890-1945) for Battleship Captain, allowing you to photocopy and create scale counters. 2016.
Battleship Captain, 3rd Ed.
Battleship Captain Warship Counters, 1890-1945
Retro 5th ed. (special)
Vol. 5 of BoB series covers the early North African Campaign, plus includes all planes and campaign games originally included in Vols. 2, 3, & 4, plus new rules and new planes. 52 page full color book with planes, Dogfight Display, Ref Card within its pages. (For physical components, order Fighter Command, separately.) 2018.
Two-player game of tactical naval combat during the Great War, with 1/3000 scale ship counters, standard & advanced rules, scenarios.  2017.
Battle over Britain 2d
NavTav Coronel & Falklands.
Two-player game of tactical naval combat during the Great War, with 1/3000 scale ship counters, covering Battle of Dogger Bank, and more, with standard & advanced rules, scenarios.  2018.
Tally Ho!.
Battle of Dogger Bank.
Beatles Diplomacy is a 52-page book containing a strategy, "diplomacy"-style game about the rise of the Beatles in the 1960s, for 3 to 6 players (solitaire rules included).  2018.

CL: Core Rules is a 52-page book contains all standard, advance, and optional rules for the entire CL system.   Use with any CL game or module, past or present.  Moving forward, we'll be making game components (and nationalities) available separately.  2018.

CL Sourcebook :Component Set A is a full-color book that includes all game components for use with CL: Core Rules book.  Covers German & Russian soldiers. Includes maps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; counter sheets A, B, C, D; game marker sheet; three scenario cards (6 CL: East Front, and 2 CL Volkssturm scenarios); Ref Card; but no core rules. Scan the components, print, and play. 2018.
Panzer Digest Naval War Special 2108 is a 90-page book containing 3 naval wargames, plus gaming articles.  Games are Monitor vs Merrimack 1862, Tsushima 1905 1st ed., and Great War NavTac 1914. 2018.

Masada: Epic Last Stand in the Desert is a 58-page book containing a simulation of the Roman siege of Masada, A.D. 73.  2018.
42-page book containing a WW2 tactical naval game for 2 players, using simplified Battleship Captain system, with full rules, River Plate, Denmark Strait, Mers-El-Kebir scenarios, 20 rated warships (BB, BC, CA, CL) at 1/4500 scale. Updates and expands the original 2011 game. Published 2018.

Several of our games are also currently available via Amazon (as noted on the AMAZON page).
Combat Leader: Core Rules
Battle of the River Plate
Pz Digest naval War Special
Many current and out-of-print Minden titles are available in PDF file format.  Check them out by visiting the PDF FORMAT PAGE.
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... plus many current titles, also available in PDF format.
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Great War Salvo 3rd ed. component set, consisting of 12 counter sheets (#1 to 9, A, B, & C), Reference Card, but no rules.  For use with Great War Salvo! 3rd ed. 2019.
Combat Leader Sourcebook A
Great War Salvo 3rd ed.
Panzer Digest #14
Tsushima 1905 2nd ed
Tactical pre-dreadnought naval combat rules using the Battleship Captain system.  Comes with full rules, scenarios, background notes, and 330 newly revised facsimile ship counters from 11 national navies. 2019.
Action Stations: Atlantic
Torpedo Raiders Advanced Ed.
Advanced ed. of solitaire game covering torpedo bombing in WW2, with historical scenarios on Taranto, Pearl Harbor, Force Z in the Far East, Sinking of the Bismarck, and Midway. The 50-page book contains rules, charts, optional rules, five historical scenarios, five advanced scenarios, historical notes, designer's notes.  
World War 2 era Core Rules book using the Battleship Captain system, with full rules, scenarios, and dozens of black-and-white scale ship counter facsimiles from Britain, Germany, and France within the pages of the 48-page book.
Minden Classics Series, vol.3, with three strategy WW2 solitaire card games in one 48-page book:  Stringbag, Sniper Attack, Penal Battalion.  Games originally appeared in Panzer Digest.
Minden Classics Series, vol.1, 58-page illustrated book containing solitaire, abstract simulation of the historic 900-day WW2 siege of Leningrad.  Game originally appeared in Panzerschreck.
Siege of Leningrad
Battle of the Somme
Solitaire game simulating first day of the Somme, at tactical, man-to-man level.  This is the newest edition of game formerly called PBI: Somme, now with more rules, more men, and Advanced rules.  2019.
Solitaire WW2 Wargames

CSR Award winning magazine

Panzerschreck #17
88-page full color 6"x9" magazine with articles, game reviews, variants, plus three issue games:  DER TAG 1916, BATTLE OVER DUNKIRK, and NAPOLEON IN ITALY 2nd ed. Also includes Retro 5th ed. extra counter sheet. Fall 2020.
Great War Salvo 3rd ed. component set
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94-page full color 6"x9" magazine with many game reviews, articles, and wargame variants, plus three issue games: CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, GUNFIGHT AT OK CORRAL, & FALL OF ROHM 2nd ed..  Winter 2020-2021.

Panzerschreck #18
100-page full color 6"x9" magazine with many game reviews, articles, and wargame variants, plus two issue games: U-BOAT CAPTAIN, and BATTLE OF CAJAMARCA 1532. Our biggest and best issue yet!  Summer 2021.

Panzerschreck #19
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Minden Classics Vol. 2... Swordfish at Taranto (3rd ed.) is a solitaire game that simulates the daring British raid on the Italian fleet in 1940 using Swordfish bombers. 2020. 

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Solitaire WW2 U-Boat game, book format, with additional optional rules and more individually rated U-Boats (VIIA, VIIB, VIIC, IXA, IXB, IXC, IIB, IID than the edition published in Panzerschreck. 2022.
Three solitaire wargames from the 19th century:  Charge of the Light Brigade, Gunfight at O.K. Corral (2nd ed.), Assault at Cold Harbor.  2022
Solitaire WW2 wargame based on the German assault in southern Stalingrad, 1942. 2nd ed. 2022.
First edition of solitaire game simulating "30 shots in 30 seconds" at the West's most famous gunfight in Tombstone, Arizona, 1881.  2021.
Solitaire, strategic level game based in the North Sea, between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet.  2021.
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These Battle over Britain titles available in PDF format only.
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Several Combat Leader modules & games are available in PDF format only.
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Available in PDF format only.
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Solitaire, tactical game or aerial combat in France, 1915, during the Fokker Scourge.