Axis & Allies 1941, first time for me and the boys. They were the Allies; I was the Axis. First pic is the opening setup. Other pic is after the first round.
It was mostly quiet on land in the beginning, but there had been some nasty sea battles. My Japan conquered the Hawaiian Islands.
Later, it seesawed back and forth in minor battles, trading territories here and there.
My German assault on England ended in disaster, sinking most of my navy.
After more inconclusive rounds, my Germans threw everything in an all-or-nothing attack on Moscow, capturing it and winning the game.
We learned a lot in this first game. In addition to strategy, my sons also learned that the Allies should be cooperating, not squabbling.