About this project
All Game Pledge levels include all Unlocked Kickstarter Stretch Goals!!!
Pavlov’s House was a fortified apartment building used as a strongpoint by the Soviet 62nd Army during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in WW2. Soviet defenders held out for almost two months from a constant German assault. The building’s name was drawn from Yakov Pavlov, a sergeant who led the initial storm group assault that resulted in the capture of the building from the Germans. The story of Pavlov’s House was a key piece of Soviet propaganda and was used as a symbol of the incredible resistance of Soviet forces during the Battle of Stalingrad.
In Pavlov’s House, you take control of the valiant defenders of the strongpoint. You also control the key leaders throughout the Soviet 62nd Army that made the defense of Pavlov’s House possible.
Object of the Game
The goal of Pavlov’s House is to last until the defenders of Pavlov’s House are tasked with storming a key German strongpoint during the Battle of Stalingrad. In the game, this is depicted by playing through a deck of cards representing elements of the German 6th Army.
Modes of Play
Solitaire: In the solitaire version of the game, you take control of the defenders of Pavlov’s House. You also control the key leaders throughout the Soviet 62nd Army.
Two Player, Cooperative: In the cooperative version of the game, one player takes the role of the defenders of Pavlov’s House, while the other player takes the role of the leaders of the 62nd Army.
Competitive: In the competitive mode, a player takes the role of the German attackers. They can player against one or two players controlling the Soviet side.
In fact, we are world-wide friendly! All international orders will be shipped from the UK and we will pay the customs and VAT fees!
Pavlov’s House is divided into turns. Each turn consists of the following:
• Soviet Card Phase: Take three actions with Soviet cards
• Wehrmacht Card Phase: Play three Wehrmacht cards
• Soviet Counter Phase: Take three actions with Soviet counters
The Game Board The game board depicts three different views of the Stalingrad battleground. On the left side of the board is a view inside of Pavlov’s House. This portion of the board is used for tactical-level movement of the Soviet counters. In the middle of the board is a view of the area immediately surrounding Pavlov’s House (primarily 9 January Square). This portion of the board is used for tracking Wehrmacht counters as well as the deployment of sappers in the defense of Pavlov’s House. On the right side of the board is a depiction of the Volga River and operational-level elements of the Soviet 62nd Army, which were critical in the defense of Pavlov’s House. The colored square areas on the Pavlov’s House section of the board are combat positions used by the Soviet counters. The colored circle areas on the 9 January Square section of the board are where Wehrmacht counters are placed and advance towards Pavlov’s House.
We've made the current prototype version of Pavlov's House available online so you can try the game out now. Keep in mind this is just a prototype. The components will change, and the gameplay is still in the final design and development stage.
• Video overview of the game:
How to play videos:
Part 1: Setup, Turn Structure, and Modes of Play
Part 2: Soviet Card Phase
Part 3: German Card Phase
Part 4: Soviet Counter Phase
Part 5: Suppression, First Aid, Resupply, Storm Groups, and Scoring
Part 6: 3-Player Variant
Part 7: New Tactics Cards
A Quick Review from Rob Oren
• Listen to the Game Pit discuss their thoughts on Pavlov's House (starts at 3:30)
Pavlov's House won the following awards during the second annual Board Game Geek Wargame Design Competition:
• Best Overall Game: Second Place
• Best Artwork: First Place
* Best Tactical Scale Game: First Place
• Best Rules: Second Place
• Most Original Concept: Second Place
• The blend of easy to learn rules with rich historical accuracy makes this a perfect game for veterans and newcomers alike.
• Plays in 60 - 75 minutes.
• 1 - 3 players with three unique modes of play.
• Extensive historical research.
• 33" x 17" Map
• 112 cards
• 70 1" counters
• 108 circular tokens (1" diameter)
• Rulebook (32 pages)
• 5 six-sided dice
Here is a draft of the rulebook. Please note that this is still a work in progress.
You can check out a low resolution draft of the companion book here.
You can add to your pledge! Once you pledge for the game, you can then manually adjust your pledge amount to any value. When we send out the Surveys, we'll add a question asking the items you Added. We'll ship them all in the same package. Your Add-Ons will not increase your shipping cost. We will cover the extra shipping charges.
For example, if you pledge $40 for the game, plus $15 for shipping, your pledge amount is $55. If you then want to Add-On an item for $20, you'd manually change your pledge amount to $75.
• $10: five custom USSR 6-sided dice
• $10: five custom Germany 6-sided dice
• $10: five custom US 6-sided dice
• $10: five custom UK 6-sided dice
• $10: five custom Japan 6-sided dice
• $40: full set of all 25 custom dice
*Note that the actual dice designs are in work.
• $25: Neoprene mat version of the game board (33" x 17")
Additional DVG Games
Each Extra copy of Pavlov's House - $40
5 DVG Deep Dish Counter Trays - $15
1500 Neoprene Mat - $20
Warfighter WWII Neoprene Mat - $25
Warfighter Modern Neoprene Mat - $25
Tiger Leader Neoprene Mat - $20
Sherman Leader Neoprene Mat - $20
Get two $20 Neoprene mats- $30
Get two $25 Neoprene mats- $45
Get one $20, and one $25 Neoprene mat- $40
Modern Naval Battles - Ship Expansion #1 - $15
Modern Naval Battles - Campaign Expansion - $15
Modern Land Battles - $40
Battle For Stalingrad - $30
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict - $25
Thunderbolt-Apache Leader - $75
Israeli Air Force Leader - $80
Israeli Air Force Leader Minis - $40
Phantom Leader Deluxe - $85
Tiger Leader - $70
Sherman/Tiger Leader Enemy Commander Pack - $18
Sherman/Tiger Leader Terrain Tile Pack - $25
Gato Leader - $60
U-Boat Leader - $60
Gato / U-Boat Ship Miniatures - $35
B-17 Leader - $80
B-17 Leader Miniatures - $40
Kill Shot - $10
Field Commander Napoleon - $80
Fleet Commander Nimitz - $80
Fleet Commander Nimitz - Mounted Battle Board - $10
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing - $40
Down In Flames - Guns Blazing Extra Deck - $20
Down In Flames - Wingmen Expansion - $15
Rise of the Zombies! - $20
The Cards of Cthulhu - Bonus Pack - $10
The Cards of Cthulhu - Veil Expansion - $30
The Cards of Cthulhu - Coin Pack - $15
Warfighter Modern - $50
Warfighter - Reloading Expansion #1 - $15
Warfighter - Stealth Expansion #2 - $15
Warfighter - Support Expansion #3 - $15
Warfighter - Bonus Bullet Dice Expansion #4 - $5
Warfighter - Speedball Expansion #5 - $15
Warfighter - United Kingdom Expansion #6 - $15
Warfighter - Russian Federation Expansion #7 - $15
Warfighter - Eastern European Adversaries Expansion #8 - $15
Warfighter - Footlocker Storage Case #9 - $40
Warfighter WWII- $50
Warfighter WWII - US #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - UK #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - GER #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Gear #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Ammo Box - $40
Warfighter WWII - US #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - UK #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - GER #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - RUS #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - RUS #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - POL #1 - $15
Warfighter WWII - POL #2 - $15
Warfighter WWII - Metal Tokens - $15
Warfighter WWII - US Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - UK Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - GER Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - RUS Soldier Mini's $25
Warfighter WWII - Ammo Box Card Decks $25
Risks and challenges
Dan Verssen Games (DVG) has the knowledge and skills to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. We have published dozens of games. If you have any questions or queries, the people at DVG will be here to assist you as quickly as we can. If you would like to see the quality of the games we publish, please visit our website:
With several Kickstarter campaigns behind us, we are able to professionally deal with setbacks while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of the game's journey to your tabletop.
We believe that honesty is as important as regular contact with our backers. You can expect the very best from us, no matter what. As part of our honesty pledge, please be aware that we do not offer refunds after a Kickstarter campaign closes. We need the funds to pay the printer and to purchase the add-ons and stretch goals people have earned during the campaign. If you pledge, and later change your mind, that's okay, but you need to cancel your pledge before the campaign ends.
By working with high quality production facilities that we've dealt with during previous campaigns, we are confident that we'll be able to deliver the game in a timely manner. Our exacting standards mean that you're guaranteed to get a great game.
Our Kickstarter History for funded games...
Rise of the Zombies... Published!
Battle For Stalingrad... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu & Booster... Published!
Warfighter & Expansions Wave #1... Published!
Fleet Commander Nimitz… Published!
Tiger Leader... Published!
Warfighter Expansions Wave #2... Published!
The Cards of Cthulhu Expansion, Beyond the Veil… Published!
Phantom Leader Deluxe... Published!
Hornet Leader: The Cthulhu Conflict... Published!
U-Boat Leader 2nd edition... Published!
Gato Leader... Published!
Ship Miniatures for Gato & U-Boat... Published!
Warfighter WWII Wave #1... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader... Published!
B-17 Flying Fortress Leader Aircraft Miniatures... Published!
Israeli Air Force Leader... Published!
Sherman Leader... At the Printer!
1500 - The New World... Preparing Final Files!
War of the Worlds... Preparing Final Files!
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