Access Denied: Battle for the South China Sea 2025

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Price: $ 12.00

File Type: zip

File Size: 844 KB

Pages in main/rules file: 9

Game System:

Players: 2

Designer(s): Perry Moore

demo: No demo available


China has claimed the South China Sea as its own and by 2012, had started a slow but steady seizure of the Spratly atolls situated in the midst of the world's shipping lanes. The seizures can be said was akin to Hitler seizing Austria or Czechoslovakia in the late 1930's because the world did nothing to oppose them. The only opposition was verbal from nations like Vietnam, Philippines, etc. American interests were nil in preventing the quiet seizure of these key atolls even as China changed them extensively creating airbases and radar bases. Even as these bases were completed and armed with electronic warfare radar, long range anti-ship missiles, airbases for fighter jets, America looked the other way with only the U.S. Navy sailing near them to oppose the Chinese occupation. By then, it was little too late.

By 2018, China did control the South China Sea. All they needed to do was to make any ship transit through the area dangerous, but instead, they continued their quiet build-up until one day.

That day came by 2025, when China decided to close access to nations that opposed China. This was nothing new. China had strong-armed the Philippines into cooperation after it had said they would drill for oil in the waters off that country. China threatened saying that this was China's ocean and that they would go to war. Naturally, the Philippines were intimidated and decided to cooperate in 2018.

When China closed the South China Sea, shipping mayhem followed as many countries refused. Those countries that trespassed China's ocean was harassed and even one tanker had been sunk 100 miles off the Spratly's. America, Japan, and Britain, remained defiant. They would challenge and sail their fleet once again through this area.

Unlike years before, it would not end well for either.

One 11" x 17" map sheet depicting the battle area.
One set of playing pieces.
One 9 page rulebook
Charts and tables


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