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  • War artist Harold Beament's painting depicts the destruction by the Canadian corvette HMCS Ville de Québec of German U-Boat (submarine) U-224 on 13 January 1943
    Artifact Number CWM 19710261-1031
  • A close up of a family of three playing Atlantic Peril in the gallery.
    CWM 2023-0029-0047-Dm

Atlantic Peril Board Game Experience


Games History & heritage Museum Youth & teens
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Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place

Ottawa, ON

Directions: Visitors must go inside the War Games exhibition to find the game.



Offered in English and French.

Wheelchair accessible.

For more information or questions, please contact the Museum 819-776-7000 (TTY for people with hearing disabilities: 819-776-7003).


Battle German submarines in a gripping game of strategy!

The Battle of the Atlantic, 1942. German U-boats are attacking Allied merchant ships at an alarming rate. The Western Approaches Tactical Unit must find solutions and one group discovers wargaming as the means to develop better anti-submarine tactics.

Take on the role of an Allied naval commander as you navigate a convoy of ships transporting vital supplies to troops fighting in Europe. Guide your convoy across the North Atlantic battling U-boats at every turn. It’s a treacherous journey and the stakes are high!

Atlantic Peril is a guided board game experience, featured in the Museum’s special exhibition, War Games. Game developers worked with Museum staff to create a unique experience inspired by real events. Visit the exhibition to discover how gaming played a decisive role in the Battle of the Atlantic.


Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict.