SHAEF is a two player, card-driven, World War II strategy game covering the period from June 1944 to March 1945, by the acclaimed designer of the Quartermaster General series of games, Ian Brody.
One player takes the role of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) – commanded by US General Dwight D. Eisenhower – tasked with landing on the continent and advancing to seize key locations beyond the River Rhine. The other player takes the role of the Axis forces, tasked with bringing the Allied invasion to a halt.
Gameplay is at army and corps level, with each turn of the game representing a full month of the campaign. The historical armies and corps that fought in the campaign are represented by counters on the board; lower echelon forces (such as divisions and brigades) are represented by cards assigned to the army counters. Other cards provide combat support and special tactics for each side.