- Gateway Series:
- Axis and Allies: 1941 is a variation of the game designed to be simpler in setup and gameplay to make it easier for new players to get into the series.
- Similarly, the original Axis and Allies is often viewed as a "stepping stone" on the way to more complex and detailed tabletop wargames.
- Unfortunate Implications: The color for Japanese models in the earliest editions of the game? Yellow. Later editions changed this to a more neutral orange color.
YMMV / Axis & Allies