Major Pat Reid, OBE, was a British Army officer and prisoner of war during World War II. Held in the infamous Colditz Castle, a Nazi prison designated for troublesome enemy combatants, he is one of the few prisoners who managed to escape.
Major Pat Reid is also the author of two books about his experience in Colditz, The Colditz Story and Latter Days at Colditz, which form the basis for the prison's lasting appeal in popular culture. Brian Degas is a script writer and producer, best known for his work on Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik, and the BBC's iconic Colditz series.
A close friend of Pat Reid, they worked closely together to create recreate the tension and daring of Major Reid's escape, making Escape from Colditz a household name.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
With the 75th Anniversary Edition of Escape From Colditz, Osprey Games spared no expense creating the most authentic and high-quality components possible.
Thick, textured paper along with silky-smooth linen playing cards provide the sturdiness required to last a lifetime of gaming. This is truly an edition that is meant as a work of art as well as a unique gaming experience.
Use All of Your Resources to Escape!
In Escape From Colditz you will use a variety of items to help you find your way to freedom:
Wire Cutters will cut through the barbed wire fence surrounding the castle. These are often required to make it outside in the darkness.
Rope is crafted in the Chapel and Stores areas and is crucial for repelling down 30 and 60-foot drops that exist around the facility.
Keys get you through doors you have no right accessing and get you that much closer to the British intelligence waiting to whisk you to safety.
German Passes can get you through doors and checkpoints with no hassle or verification.
Personal Escape Kits are required to be rescued. Each player who is trying to escape from Colditz will get one for free, but as you must free at least two of your countrymen--you'll have to craft additional kits yourself.
All-New Hand-Drawn Artwork!
To match the classic look of Escape From Colditz, Osprey Games has commissioned all-new artwork for this 75th Anniversary Edition!
This includes artwork for all components, items, and cards!
Critical Praise for Escape From Colditz!
"It's a lot of fun. We had a blast playing it."
"Every single aspect of [the components]...feels like they perfectly nailed it."