News for December 2011
One Nation, Under Siege 97
Announcing FORTRESS AMERICA, a board game of strategy and survival
Fortress America | Published 16 December 2011

In the 21st century, the United States unveiled a military defense system that completely changed global politics. Through a series of satellites and powerful lasers, the U.S. gained a flawless defense against intercontinental missile attacks. The rest of the world feared that this defensive network might be used to launch an attack, and they united to demand that the U.S. dismantle it. A lengthy diplomatic stalemate gripped the globe. With the world at a crossroads, coalitions of nations were formed unlike any that had ever existed before. A plan was devised to destroy this perceived technological threat through military action. It involved attacking from three directions at once, for the nations of the world knew that every army dreads fighting a war on two fronts... and America was about to face three.


Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the upcoming release of Fortress America, a board game of strategy and survival for two to four players! This updated version of Michael Gray's 1986 classic pits one player, in control of the beleaguered American forces, against up to three others, who team up to assault the U.S. on three fronts. Featuring beautifully crafted components (including over 300 detailed plastic figures), Fortress America thrusts players into a frightening geopolitical scenario in which diplomacy has failed, and World War III has begun.

When diplomacy fails

In Fortress America, the United States must defend itself from three deadly invading armies: the Asian People’s Alliance from the West, the Central American Federation from the South, and the Euro-Socialist Pact from the East. Players take on either the role of the United States, struggling to protect itself from foreign threats, or the role of one or more of the invading armies, fighting battle after battle to acquire important territories.

Fans of the 1986 Milton Bradley release will find designer Michael Gray's core experience essentially unchanged, while offering welcome enhancements over the original. For more information, including an overview of game play and a look at the changes we’ve introduced, visit our detailed description page. Then keep checking back in the coming weeks as we unveil an in-depth series of previews, and prepare for WWIII to begin in the first quarter of 2012!

Important note: Our initial announcement of Fortress America included flavor text that was interpreted by readers (quite justifiably) as politically inflammatory. That text has been since altered to correctly reflect our game's backstory. Our marketing department misread certain key thematic elements of the game, and took unauthorized dramatic liberties with the text. We apologize for any offense this may have caused.

Fortress America is a board game of strategy and survival for two to four players. This updated version of the 1986 classic pits the United States against three invading coalitions in a desperate siege. Featuring beautifully crafted components, Fortress America thrusts players into a frightening geopolitical scenario in which diplomacy has failed and another World War has started.

FORTRESS AMERICA is a trademark of HASBRO, Inc. in the U.S.A. and other countries. Game images © 2012 HASBRO.

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Published: 12/16/2011 4:41:07 PM

USA as the bad guys? Why is this the case? Dont want to offend anyone except your own countrymen? I very disapointed FFG. Let my boycott of FFG products begin. I will be spreading the word to as many people as I can reference this BS.



Published: 12/16/2011 4:26:03 PM

This is soooooooooooo awesome.  I used to play this all the time and loved it.  I lost my original in a move some time ago.  I can't wait to get this.  THANKS!!

Published: 12/16/2011 4:20:39 PM

 I will go on the record as repeating the previously stated "OH MY GOD".

Published: 12/16/2011 3:59:52 PM

...Then I read the fluff.

I had hope for this for years. But seriously, using the US as the evil threat to the world instead of the generic bad guys from the original?

I may pass on this one.



Published: 12/16/2011 3:44:53 PM

OH MY GOD!   OH MY GOD!.   Sweettttt!

Published: 12/16/2011 3:35:30 PM


Published: 12/16/2011 3:24:34 PM

Will this game be starring Snake Plissken? =D

Christian Lindke
Published: 12/16/2011 3:16:19 PM

My childhood thanks you.  My wallet fears you.

Published: 12/16/2011 3:06:14 PM

 Excellent! Now, if someone would reprint Broadsides & Boarding Parties, the circle would be complete.

Published: 12/16/2011 2:57:03 PM

 Three words: OH MY GOD!!!!!!


Best News this Year!!

Published: 12/16/2011 2:48:10 PM

Sweeeeet. Looks intense.

Published: 12/16/2011 2:40:34 PM

Dear Santa, All I want this year is Fortress America.....

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