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1972: The Lost Phantom (PnP)


You are an American F-4 pilot shot down behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War. Wounded and disoriented, you must make your way to safety before the North Vietnamese Army captures you. (Based on a true story.)

"1972: The Lost Phantom" is a free print-and-play solitaire, map-making, survival game focused on a realistic immersion into a narrative of being shot down behind enemy lines.

It’s the 3rd in the xx72 line of 1-page micro games. The game consists of 1 Player Sheet (disposable) and 5 pages of rules, all in a black and white low ink format. It takes 10-30 seconds to set up a game. The inspiration for this game comes from B-17: Queen of the Skies and Source of the Nile.

This game won 2nd place as best Tactical Scale game and 2nd place for best Short/Quick/Small game in the 2016-2017 Wargame PnP Contest.


Video Review


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1972: The Lost Phantom Print and Play Files

Cleaned up some graphics.
Correct Hut options.
Corrected Downed Huey options.

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Lost Phantom Encounters – Tri-fold

Print back to back… make two folds… easy to reference

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1972:TLP map in color

Map with color, new fonts, and a slightly different look. Best for laminating.

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Improved map showing the borders of events’ table

After playing a couple of games I felt the need to have showed on the map the borders of the event table, so I made this simple modification.

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