Why our games are the best

Unparalleled scale

Every TSWW game in each “theatre” interlocks, so the ETO mates to the MTO, Africa mates to the MTO and the Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War maps tie in with both.

Meticulous research

All our OB and timeline research is from the same basic source files, thus providing a seamless transition from game to game, ensuring that the products correctly reflect each other in unit terms.

Multi dimensional

Surface, sea, sub-sea and air units allow full-scale war in 4 dimensions with accurate rules. Can your side win?

The TSWW game timeline

Diffraction Entertainment Ltd. publishes the TKC-designed TSWW game series, the ONLY way to fight World War Two on your table top at 15 miles to the hex, with units ranging from P51s to HMS Warspite, from the elite panzer divisions of the Heer to the US Marines assaulting Atolls in the Pacific.

  • May 21

    1937–1949: The China Incident

    1937–1949: The China Incident

    May 21, 1937
    The China Incident - Box front
    THE CHINA INCIDENT is the title of the fifteenth game in the TSWW game series. Commencing in 1937, the game will deal with the extended, brutal and bloody conflict in China…. The China Incident is..Read More
  • May 21

    1939–1941: Balkan Fury

    1939–1941: Balkan Fury

    May 21, 1939
    1939–1941: Balkan Fury
    BALKAN FURY is the second game in the TSWW series. Available for immediate shipping in Ziplock and Boxed editions direct from DE Ltd. and from our retail partners, Balkan Fury is an exceptionally fun game..Read More
  • May 21

    1939–1943: Blitzkrieg

    1939–1943: Blitzkrieg

    May 21, 1939
    1939–1943: Blitzkrieg
    BLITZKRIEG is the first game in the TSWW series. Now sold out (other than as a self print version) direct from DE Ltd., I am delighted to announce that we will be moving this great..Read More
  • May 21

    1939–1941: Hakkaa Päälle

    1939–1941: Hakkaa Päälle

    May 21, 1939
    1939–1941: Hakkaa Päälle
    Hakkaa Päälle is the planned eleventh game in the TSWW series. It will deal with the infamous Winter War of 1939. Hakkaa Päälle will be offered in boxed editions, with a target price not too..Read More
  • May 21

    1940–1943: Mare Nostrum

    1940–1943: Mare Nostrum

    May 21, 1940
    1940–1943: Mare Nostrum
    MARE NOSTRUM is the third game in the TSWW series, and is arguably the largest board game currently available. Mare Nostrum is the all encompassing operational game covering the campaigns in North Africa, The Western..Read More
  • May 21

    1941: Operation Merkur

    1941: Operation Merkur

    May 21, 1941
    1941: Operation Merkur
    OPERATION MERKUR is the fifth game in the TSWW Game Series, and is our ideal introductory title for those wanting a “low impact” way into the game series. Operation Merkur is a super detailed handling..Read More
  • May 21

    1941–1945: Singapore

    1941–1945: Singapore

    May 21, 1941
    1941–1945: Singapore
    SINGAPORE! is the sixth title in the immense (in acclaim as well as size) TSWW Game Series.  Singapore is our first Pacific Theatre Title, and is shipping as this is written. Singapore! is the all..Read More
  • May 21

    1941–1943: Day of Infamy

    1941–1943: Day of Infamy

    May 21, 1941
    1941–1943: Day of Infamy
    Day of Infamy (DOI for short) is the brand new PTO theatre TSWW game dealing with the initial battles of the Central Pacific campaigns of WW2. It is a boxed game and will ship in..Read More
  • May 21

    1941–1945: I Shall Return

    1941–1945: I Shall Return

    May 21, 1941
    1941–1945: I Shall Return
    I SHALL RETURN is the twelfth game planned in the TSWW Game series. Covering the campaigns in the Philippines from 1941 to 1945, the game will include a variety of exciting campaign, module and what..Read More
  • May 21

    1941–1943: Barbarossa

    1941–1943: Barbarossa

    May 21, 1941
    Barbarossa box front
    BARBAROSSA is the TSWW game that handles the largest land battle of the Second World War from June 22nd, 1941 into the middle of 1943. Named for Red Beard, the game simulates the Axis invasion..Read More
  • May 21

    1941: Operation Battleaxe

    1941: Operation Battleaxe

    May 21, 1941
    1941: Operation Battleaxe
    OPERATION BATTLEAXE is our new ZIPLOCK game for those of you who want, need and can never have enough TSWW. As well as being an add on for Mare Nostrum (it brings in What If..Read More
  • May 21

    1941–1945: Operation Watchtower

    1941–1945: Operation Watchtower

    May 21, 1941
    1941–1945: Operation Watchtower
    OPERATION WATCHTOWER is the tenth game in the TSWW series. It will cover the South West Pacific theatre, dealing with the Japanese thrust towards New Zealand and Australia, and the first major Allied counter offensive..Read More
  • May 21

    1942: Madagascar

    1942: Madagascar

    May 21, 1942
    1942: Madagascar
    MADAGASCAR is the only commercially published standalone game that covers Operation Ironclad, the Allied invasion of Vichy Madagascar in 1942. It is the fourth release in the acclaimed TSWW game series. Go to the Madagascar..Read More
  • May 21

    1943–1945: Liberation

    1943–1945: Liberation

    May 21, 1943
    1943–1945: Liberation
    LIBERATION is the TSWW Game Series title that concludes the main element of WW2 is Europe. With large map areas, many counters, and the largest US military force deployed overseas in the long history of..Read More
  • May 21

    1943–1945: Vengeance

    1943–1945: Vengeance

    May 21, 1943
    1943–1945: Vengeance
    VENGEANCE is the TSWW game that draws the war in Europe to a close on the Soviet/German front. Commencing with the climactic battles around the Kursk Salient, the game moves through 1943, 44, and 1945..Read More
  • May 21

    1943–1945: Kamikaze

    1943–1945: Kamikaze

    May 21, 1943
    KAMIKAZE is the tentative title for the fourteenth game in the TSWW game series. Commencing with the American counter attack in the Central Pacific, and ending with the Divine Wind being blown away by the..Read More

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Products

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The Second World War – The Global Edition

A special bundle containing 15 games (8 in print and 7 pre-order) plus extras, worth over £4300 but yours for £3445! See below for bundle contents…

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Beginning of the End Bundle (General’s Edition)

A special bundle containing 10 games and extras, worth over £1820 but yours for £1420! See below for bundle contents…

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The China Incident PRE-ORDER

Commencing in 1937 and ending with the official end of the Chinese Civil war in 1949 the game will be designed to link into the BTW “Korea” game…

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Barbarossa

Barbarossa is the TSWW game covering the entire Eastern Front from June 22nd, 1941, until June 30th, 1943.

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What our customers are saying...

Day of Infamy

Day of Infamy

“WOW. The most sumptuously presented game I have ever seen”

“You have done it again"

“The finest study of the campaign ever put out in a game”

Blitzkrieg

Blitzkrieg

“Superbly detailed, complex without being too complex”

“Amazing…. The best operational game I have played to date”

Mare Nostrum

Mare Nostrum

“ I had to have this game… shame it broke my foot when I dropped it on it… “

“The ONLY game to aspire to owning…”

“I saliviate, caress, and examine this masterpiece”

Operation Battleaxe

Operation Battleaxe

“The best small game of the series – smooth, simple to learn and exciting to play”

“Finally makes Mare Nostrum complete for me”

Merkur

Merkur

“I cannot beat or break the game, tremendously addictive – and I play it at least once a day”

“The best introduction to the system so far”

Singapore

Singapore

“Exceptional – the best game in the series, dripping quality and remarkably easy to get into”

“Simply the best monster game I have ever played”

News and Announcements

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I have finally heard back re print scheduling from our key providers.  The problem is that due to out die cutting requirements we are unable to get the print job undertaken until the first week Read more…

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