Back in the days of WWII, Berlin had been famously split between east and west, and West Berlin was controlled by the allies, but completely locked in by the Soviets. This meant that land delivery of food was impossible, and so Operation Candy Bomber was launched to supply the city with enough food to survive the winter. In the game Operation Candy Bomber, you and your fellow players are working together to accomplish that very goal.
In this game the board will start out seeded with food, but every round you will flip over a card to indicate where food will be eaten. Now it’s up to the players to take their limited actions in the best way possible to resupply the people with food and candy. As typical with cooperative games there are lots of ways to lose, but only one way to win, and that’s to complete all your missions and keep everyone fed. At the start of the game you will flip over a mission/quest card, this will tell you where you need to go in order to complete the mission and any other special rules. Now it’s time to go and deliver food and candy to the hungry people, all while trying to complete the mission. Every once in a while a card will come up that moves the storm track closer to winter, and when it hits you will be grounded because of the cold weather, ending the game. If you take too long to deliver supplies to the people then they will start to go hungry, if they get too hungry they will starve, also ending the game. But if you can keep everyone fed and complete all your missions, then you will win the game. Think Pandemic but in reverse.
The game is included in the $49 pledge and also comes with a poster to display on your wall if you so desire, you can even pledge to get the 70th anniversary edition of the book, The Berlin Candy Bomber. So if this family weight historical game sounds interesting to you, head on over to the Kickstarter page.