Tri-Tactics is a fascinating military board game that combines the elements of three strategic battle arenas: land, sea and air. This challenging board game was copyrighted and manufactured in London, England in the 1950s by H. P. Gibson & Sons, Ltd.
In this two-player game, each side starts with the identical elements of troops, ships, planes and artillery arrayed over a three-panel, fold-out game board with land and sea terrain. Pieces can be moved back-to-back to opponent’s pieces, and players can elect to attack each other or not. If a player opts to engage in battle and depending on what military unit he has employed to attack an opposing piece, the winner of the battle is determined by a tactics chart.
While the game board and military units are in good vintage condition, the two tactics charts have yellowed quite a bit with age, but they are still legible. The game box, however, is in a poor condition. The graphics on top of the box remain bright, but the four corners of the top are split. The box’s bottom has one split corner and two split edges. Please review the accompanying photographs for condition issues.
For those who enjoy military conquest games, Tri-Tactics has the same element of game tension experienced in the American board games Stratego, Battleship, and Dogfight; in fact, this game offers all the thrills of those three different forms of battle. For collectors of vintage military games, Tri-Tactics would make for an interesting addition.