Fire in the Sky is a two-player game of strategic rivalry and tactical responsiveness set during the Pacific War, stretching from the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7th 1941 to the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the atomic hellfire in August 1945.
During 16 phase-based turns, players attempt to conduct successful attacks on their opponent’s units, break loose from the sea siege, or simply outsmart their enemy so craftily that their willingness to carry on would be crushed. The contenders cannot forget about logistics – spend their transportation points wisely and supply their units with oil or they end up as unarmed stationary ducks, an easy prey for enemy diving bombers or destroyers.
Fire in the Sky provides players with a long, well-balanced gameplay. If a player chooses the Japanese side of the conflict, the goal is to gather as many points as possible (20 of them and victory is immediate!) in the first couple of turns and prevent the Allied opponents from retaking them later in the game. Positive victory points at the end of the game for the Land of the Rising Sun means it wins. But obviously, every other result makes the Allied forces the winner.
Prepare yourself for making enemy fleets flee from their positions by courageous attacks of your squadrons of fighters and bombers, to establish peace in the Pacific on your own terms!
120+ minute play time
10 d6 dice (5 blue, 5 red)
2 Player aids