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Sun, Sep 24


New Canaan

New Canaan Library Game Day

This month, play as American Marines or German infantry as their two armies clash at the Battle of Belleau Wood, a famous encounter during World War One.

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New Canaan Library Game Day
New Canaan Library Game Day

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

New Canaan, 151 Main St, New Canaan, CT 06840, USA

About the event

The Battle of Belleau Wood, June 1918.

Come play a recreation of the famous World War I battle between the Germans and American Marines using miniature figures of all the soldiers. The playing area consists of trenches, barbed wire, shell craters, bunkers, and destroyed villages. The Germans try to overwhelm the newly arrived Marines. This is where the Marines earned their nickname “Devil Dogs”. Lots of fun, and also learn a bit of history. Games are facilitated by experts from HMGS Next Gen, Inc. who have great experience in running games that are fun and challenging for players.

This event is perfect for children enrolled in grades 6 through 12. 

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