War Chest

Article number: AEG-7035
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War Chest

Designed by Trevor Benjamin and David Thompson (I)

  • Age 14+
  • 2-4 players
  • 30 minute playtime
  • 2.29/5 complexity
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Wargame
  • Area Majority / Influence
  • Deck, Bag, and Pool Building
  • Hand Management
  • Team-Based Game
  • Variable Player Powers


Master the Ancient Arts of War

War Chest is an all-new bag-building war game! At the start of the game, raise your banner call drawing various units into your army, which you then use to capture key points on the board.To succeed you must successfully manage not only your armies on the battlefield, but those that are waiting to be deployed. Each round you will draw 3 Unit Coins from your bag and then take turns using them to perform actions. Each coin shows a military unit on one side and can be used for one of several actions. The game ends when one player, or one team in the case of a four-player game, has placed all of their control markers. That player or team is the winner!

  • War Chest is an easy-to-learn, tricky-to-master, elegant battlefield strategy game. Game play is simple and available to even non-gamers, whilst at the same time presenting depth of play and replayability.
  • The game is presented in a box that appears to be old and well loved. It is  an ancient game, newly rediscovered and presented as it would have once been gifted to the sons and daughters of kings, as a way for them to learn battlefield strategy.



  • 16 Cards
  • 79 high-quality “poker chip style” game pieces
  • Game board
  • 4 Bags
  • Cardboard Tokens
  • 1  Rulebook
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