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Homefront Board games
« on: March 26, 2014, 04:23:04 PM »
My father grew up during the World War Two years and he had war maps on the wall of his room and he would play board games with the family. Here are a few of the board games that he played

First up is "Ferry Command" a game of ferrying B-17 Bombers to overseas bases..

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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 04:24:50 PM »
Here is the gameboard
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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 04:26:38 PM »
The instruction booklet
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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 04:27:22 PM »
The game pieces
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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 01:24:16 PM »
Okay Smitty, tell us how the game works.....?
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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 04:56:01 PM »
Uhhh...

Let me get back with you...

Gotta ask Pops..

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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 08:06:04 PM »
Smitty,

This is one that I have never seen. I will ask my Dad if he ever had one of these.

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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 06:00:47 AM »
I just saw one on up for sale for $150.00..

Not  that I am going to sell this piece, but wow, I was surprised..


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Re: Homefront Board games
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 11:39:11 AM »
My Dad had this game as a boy in the 1940's.  It was still at my grandparents house.  My brother and I played it every time we visited there.  I found one on eBay for $40.00 with shipping.  My brother and I played it 12 times on Thanksgiving day that year I bought it. 

My Dad's game had little pawn like play pieces.  The one I have now has little airplane pieces.  It is pretty simple to play.  You pick a card to tell you your destination.  Then another card to tell you what your cargo will be. Then you roll dice to go there, and back home.  The first player to get back home wins.
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