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Home of Kriegsspiel
The International Kriegsspiel Society is the world’s largest, online association dedicated to Kriegsspiel. It unites over 2,000 members from all over the world in the passion of studying, discussing and playing Kriegsspiel.
The International Kriegsspiel Society is an open, welcoming, inclusive and diverse community. Wargaming and especially Kriegsspiel as we understand it, focus on people, diversity of thought and perspectives, on learning from others, and reflecting about preconceptions and established concepts of thought.
The International Kriegsspiel Society endorses the Derby House Principles for inclusion and diversity in professional wargaming.
The International Kriegsspiel Society is open to everyone interested in the game, no matter the experience level or background. Kriegsspiel is easy to play, hard to master, as players don’t need to know any rules!
Our mission is to preserve Kriegsspiel, to make it accessible to enthusiasts, hobbyists and practitioners, to provide extensive resources to study and play Kriegsspiel, and to contribute to the development of new Kriegsspiel systems.
In order to reach these goals, we encourage every person interested to learn more about and play Kriegsspiel to join the community, no matter their experience level, social, educational, national or religious background, age, or gender. Although we keep being positively surprised by the communication culture of our community, our moderation policy is dedicated to firmly ensure that this remains to be the case. We pledge to keep the IKS a space where you can be you, without the toxicity or inappropriate attention.
We hope to welcome you soon!
Are you a ...
No, you do not need to be a military history nerd to play and enjoy Kriegsspiel.
Where should I start?
What is Kriegsspiel
Kriegsspiel is the mother of all wargames. Learn why it was invented, how it is played, why we try to preserve it and more.
How to play
Learn how to play (with us). Kriegsspiel is easy to play, hard to master, a unique challenge and not like any other game.
New players often ask the same questions. We want to make the entry easy for you. So here are our answers.
Map drawing, arrangement and photograph by Robert Mastrud.
Recent blog posts
Jan was invited to play Kriegsspiel at the German Command and Staff College and had the opportunity to connect with practitioners from various backgrounds and talk about wargames.
The IKS around the globe
With more than 2,000 members on the Discord server and more than 400 members in the Facebook group, the International Kriegsspiel Society has members all around the world. Some regions are still under-represented, though, and we strive to spread the enthusiasm for Kriegsspiel as much as we can. Come join the IKS and begin your awesome ride into the world of civilian recreational Kriegsspiel.