My Account
Your cart is currently empty.
Shop by Age Shop by Players Kids Family Strategy Card Party Puzzles Toys Extras
Funagain Frank's Adventures Funagain Points System Funagain Membership System Ashland, Oregon Eugene, Oregon Free shipping at $100! Facebook
AT $100!
Get Funagain Points by submitting media! Full details, including content license, are available here.
You must be logged in to your account to submit media. Please click here to log in or create a free account.


second edition

Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title [], but it may be available in another edition. Try: Friedrich

Notify me if/when this item becomes available:
(you will be asked to log in first)

Product Awards:  
Games Magazine Awards
Best Historical Simulation, 2006

Ages Play Time Players
12+ 150+ minutes 3-4

Designer(s): Richard Sivel

Manufacturer(s): Histogame, Simmons Games

Please Login to use shopping lists.

Product Description

Summer, 1756. Frederick the Great faces the grim fact that half of Europe has formed an alliance. It seems to him that their aim is the annihilation of Prussia. Therefore he makes a preemptive strike against Saxony, which surrenders weeks later. But this is only the first chapter in what would become known as the Seven Years War! Prussia is completely encircled by her enemies, the biggest continental powers in Europe. England and Hanover are her only allies. Prussia's situation is easy to sum up: To be or not to be.

Soon the Prussian House is burning. France has conquered Northern Germany. Austria has invaded Silesia. Russian hordes are crossing the River Oder, and Berlin is a mere five days march away!

Frederick is relentless. He desperately rushes from crisis to crisis within his strategic triangle, managing to check one enemy only as another takes advantage of his absence to advance. After six long years of struggle, Prussia seems doomed to fall...

Frederick is saved by a miracle. The Russian Tsarina Elisabeth dies, and her successor has an almost infinite adoration for Frederick, and immediately makes peace. Sweden soon comes to terms, followed one year later by a bankrupt France.

Prussia is saved.

Product Awards

Games Magazine Awards
Best Historical Simulation, 2006

Product Information

  • Designer(s): Richard Sivel

  • Manufacturer(s): Histogame, Simmons Games

  • Artist(s): Andreas Topfer

  • Year: 2005

  • Players: 3 - 4

  • Time: 150 or more minutes

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Est. time to learn: 20-30 minutes

  • Weight: 1,549 grams

  • Language Requirements: Manufacturer's rules are printed in multiple languages (including English). Game components are printed in multiple languages, including English. This is an international edition or domestic edition of an imported item.


  • 24 wooden Generals
  • 11 wooden Supply Trains
  • 24 named Labels of historical Figures
  • 1 Countersheet
  • 2 x 18 Cards of Fate
  • 200 Tactical Cards
  • 4 Playing Aid Cards
  • 1 Map of Old Europe
  • 5 Army Sheets
  • 1 Set of Rules

Product Reviews


Average Rating: 5 in 1 review

by Roy L.
Excellent Eurogame / Subtle Wargame
September 23, 2005

Friedrich is an usual game -- a subtle Eurogame with all of the historical feel of a wargame. All elements, from the map art to the clever and unusual rules, contribute to a strong sense of place and history -- stronger than is available from some (too many) wargames. But these elements never interfere with the fluid and tense play of what is essentially a classic hand management card game (despite not being listed in that category here). This rare combination makes this overlooked game something that both serious wargamers and core Eurogamers can appreciate -- perhaps one they can even play together.

Other Resources for Friedrich:

Board Game Geek is an incredible compilation of information about board and card games with many descriptions, photographs, reviews, session reports, and other commentary.