Minden Games PDF FORMAT GAME FILES
Many Minden titles--including some that are out of print-- are available in PDF file format. All items listed on this page are in PDF format. All the rules and components necessary to play are included in the PDF file. When you order PDF items, we will email you the game file (usually within 48 hours), along with the file's password, and you can then open and print them on your own. (You will need a copy of Adobe (or compatible program) to open these files, if you don't have it already; this is available as a free download from Adobe.) PDF files are proving to be very popular with some gamers. Many of the PDF items here are also available via Wargame Vault. The prices here are more inexpensive than WV, but delivery of files from us is not as quick as WV. The choice is yours. Click on the cover of a particular item, to find out more details. Please read the PDF Rationale below, and the Policies at the bottom of this page before ordering . Thanks.
PDF RATIONALE: Each order automatically includes the standard $3.50 postage charge when you check out. Why is this, if you are only buying PDF items that are emailed and require no postage? First, we have taken this fact into consideration, and offer lower purchase prices for each individual item to fully offset this. For instance, if you order one item for $9.00, we priced it at $9.00 and not $12.50 (and zero postage). Second, this allows for a built in discount if ordering more than one PDF. By charging $3.50 per order (instead of adding $3.50 to the cost of each individual item), it encourages you to save by buying more than one item at a time. (Example: If you order three $9.00 items, the combined price ($9 + $9 + $9 + 3.50) comes to $30.50--a savings of $7.00 had you ordered three items at $12.50 each.) Bottom line: This is a reasonable policy that works in your favor by allowing volume discounts; the more items you order at one time, the better your bargain.
Paper format games are listed on the ORDERING page. Amazon items are listed on the AMAZON page. All items on this page are PDF file games & magazines.
HOW TO ORDER: Click on the item cover for more details. Click on the drop-down box to order. The usual flat fee of $3.50 automatically added to your order at checkout (read Rationale, in pink box above).
It is the responsibility of the gamer to get a free copy of the Adobe software necessary to use any of these files that you purchase, and have access to a suitable printer. Upon purchase, we will email you the purchased titles, along with necessary, unique passwords for the files.
We're making these titles available in this format to provide players with more flexibility in purchasing and using our games and magazines. Thanks for your support and have fun !
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PDF items listed in these categories:
Naval Games, Air Combat Games, Combat Leader Series,
Land Games, Magazines w/games, Political & Misc. Games
BEFORE ORDERING, please read the PDF Rationale immediately below. This explains our postage policy, which works in your favor.
denotes game specifically designed for solitaire
denotes game out-of-print in paper format
Four WW2 solitaire naval games: Torpedo Raiders Adv., Destruction of Force Z, Mers-el-Kebir, & Salvo! Denmark Strait.
Battle over Britain series, with French, German, British, Italian, Russian planes. Includes Solitaire BoB Supplement, allowing you to play any game in the series solo.
Battle over Britain series, with German & British planes, historical scenarios, campaign game. Second edition.
Battle over Britain series, with Japanese, USA, British, German, Italian, Polish, Dutch planes,
Solitaire WW2 Salvo! game system simulation, with rated warships from Britain, France, Germany, Italy.
Solitaire WW1 Salvo! game system simulation, with 330 rated warship counters from several countries.
Solitaire design covering Battle of the North Cape (1943), using the WW2 Salvo! game system.
Pre-dreadnought era naval game, using the Battleship Captain game system, with special focus on the Russo-Japanese War. Over 300 warship counters from several nations.
PDF release with 420 ship counters of the pre-dreadnought era, with most up-to-date Battleship Captain system ratings.
WW1 tactical game simulating Battle of Dogger Bank (1915), using the NavTac game system.
Solitaire WW2 naval/air game which saw the destruction of Royal Navy's Force Z in late 1941.
Introductory level WW2 tactical naval game, using the Battleship Captain system.
Solitaire game of the initial Viking raids in the British Isles, later 9th c. onward.
Solitaire game of the British attack on the French fleet in North Africa, 1940, using the Salvo! game system.
WW1 tactical game simulating naval encounters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, using the NavTac game system.
Solitaire, introductory level WW2 tactical naval combat "postcard" games, using the Salvo! system, simulating battles of Denmark Strait, and River Plate.
WW1 tactical game simulating naval encounters focusing on the battles of Coronel and the Falklands, using the NavTac game system.
Introductory game of battleship combat in WW2, simple to learn, simple to play, with rated ship counters from several nations. Comes with the Expansion set as well.
Simple game of WW1 naval combat, using a modified Fletcher Pratt system for this 1914 battle between Emden and Sydney.
Simple, introductory level Civil War naval game simulating the Battle of Hampton Roads, 1862.
Older edition Battleship Captain (1st ed.) system game covering battles involving HMS Hood in WW2.
Solitaire BoB Supplement allows you to play any game in the series solo. You must own a Battle over Britain series game to use this.
Four older games in the Battle over Britain series: Battle over Britain 2nd ed, Battle over the Pacific, Faith, Hope & Charity, and Solitaire Module.
Book containing the core rules for the entire WW2 Combat Leader system, allowing you to play any game/module in the series.
East front module with counter sheets A, B, C (German & Russian soldiers), two maps (1 & 2), six scenarios, game markers, Ref Card, four-page module folder.
Winter War module with counter sheets G & H (Finns & Russians), two maps (7 & 8), four scenarios, game markers, Ref Card, 11-page module folder detailing Finnish characteristics and weapons.
Volkssturm 2nd ed. module with counter sheet D (German Volkssturm & Russians), three maps (3, 4, & 5), three scenarios, game markers, Ref Card, 8-page module folder detailing Volkssturm characteristics and weapons.
Poland 1939 module with counter sheets J & K (Poles & Germans), two maps (9 & 10), five scenarios, game markers, Ref Card, 12-page module folder detailing special Polish characteristics and weapons.
Counter sheets E & F (Germans & Russians), one map (6), several scenarios, game markers, Ref Card, 20-page booklet detailing how to play Combat Leader solo.
Battle over Britain series module, adding multi-engine bombers to the game, with bombers from several nations, along with rules incorporating their use in the game system.
Solitaire WW1 tactical game of the air war over France, 1915, during the "Fokker Scourge" period. 2nd edition.
Solitaire WW2 card game, with you taking the role of a torpedo bomber vs enemy ships. Several historical scenarios.
Battle over Britain series, with Japanese & American planes, historical 1941-42 scenarios, campaign game.
Battle over Britain series, solitaire design, with Japanese & Chinese AVG, Polish, Dutch planes, historical scenarios, campaign games.
Original Combat Leader game, covering the East Front. Two counter sheets (A & B), two maps (1 & 2), 6 scenarios, Ref Card, 16-page rules (now supplanted by CL: Core Rules).
Expansion module for original Combat Leader game, with one counter sheet (C), two maps (3 & 4), Ref Card, expansion rules (now supplanted by CL: Core Rules).
Set that includes Combat Leader: Core Rules, and Combat Leader: Ostkrieg.
Set that includes Combat Leader: Core Rules, and Combat Leader: Poland 1939.
Solitaire, tactical game of German assault in south Stalingrad, September 13-15, 1942.
Solitaire game of famous Roman siege of the mountain fortress of Masada, A.D. 73.
Solitaire American Civil War game of the bloody Union assault at Cold Harbor, June 1864.
Solitaire game of first day of the Somme Offensive, July 1, 1916. PDF ed. also includes the Somme Extra Counter Set.
Solitaire game of the famous "900-Day Siege" of WW2, from economic and social perspective.
Three solitaire WW2 strategy card games: Stringbag, Sniper Attack, and Penal Battalion.
Solitaire WW2 game of British attack on Madagascar, 1942.
Post-D-Day WW2 game of allied breakout at St. Lo, France, July 1944.
Post-D-Day WW2 game of German troops surrounded in the Falaise Pocket, August 1944..
46-page wargame magazine with three complete issue games inside: Viking Fury, Battle over Europe, & North Cape. 2019.
Wargame magazine with two complete issue games inside: Combat Leader: Winter War, and Stringbag.
Wargame magazine with two complete solitaire issue games inside: Mers-el-Kebir, and Assault at Cold Harbor.
Magazines with complete game inside: Faith, Hope & Charity (Battle over Britain series).
Magazines with three complete game inside: Swordfish at Taranto, Field of Honour, & Evacuation of Konigsberg.
Magazine Anthology of wargame reviews from Panzer Digest #1 to #9 (no game included). Published 2010.
Panzerschreck #17 (Fall 2020) 88-page issue with three games: Battle over Dunkirk, Der Tag 1916, Napoleon in Italy 2nd ed.
Panzerschreck #16 with issue game Destruction of Force Z (solitaire WW2).
Magazine with issue game: Great War Salvo! Promo ed. 2012.
Panzer Digest Naval Warfare Special (2018) with three issue games: Monitor vs Merrimac, Tsushima 1905 1st ed., and Great War NavTac, along with gaming articles.
Panzer Digest Naval Special (2008) with issue game: Dogger Bank II (Dreadnoughts & Battlecruisers system), along with gaming articles.
Multi-player diplomacy game based on the career of the Beatles.
Solitaire, power politics game set in Europe, 1936. Third edition.
Recreate a medieval jousting tournament on the tabletop.
Tactical WW2 Wargame Variant Rules, 5th edition.
Solitaire WW1 strategic level game of the North Sea campaign between the British and German fleets.
Battle over Britain series, with French, British, German, and Belgian planes, historical 1940 scenarios, campaign game.
POLICIES: We typically fill orders two or three times a week, so allow a day or two before the PDF files (and passwords) arrive in your email inbox.
Many of these PDF items are also available at Wargame Vault. Orders placed at Wargame Vault are filled automatically and immediately, but the cost there is higher.
If you do not mind a short delay, ordering here will save you money. Your choice. Thanks for your understanding.
Panzerschreck #18 (Winter 2020-21) 94-page issue with three solitaire games: Charge of the Light Brigade, Gunfight at OK Corral, Fall of Rohm 2nd ed.
Solitaire WW2 tactical game of the British raid on Taranto, November 1940, by Fairey Swordfish bombers. New, 3rd edition. Foreword by Norman Bell.
Solitaire wargame about the most famous gunfight of the Old West, Tombstone AZ, 1881.
Solitaire game simulating the fateful charge during the Crimean War, 1854.
Introductory level WW2 tactical naval game, using the Battleship Captain system. PDF ed. has 48 page color rule book, plus four color counter sheets (#1 to #4).
Must have Action Stations: Atlantic or Battleship Captain 3rd to use this module. This PDF edition has 12 counter sheets (#7 to #18), additional rules and several convoy scenarios.
Solitaire power politics game set in pre-war Germany, 1934. 2nd edition.