If you want to replay history using scripted movements and positions, playing across a hexagonal grid, you will not likely enjoy Guns of Gettysburg, designed by Bowen Simmons and published by Mercury Games. But if you are looking for a unique design that takes you into the action of those three days, this is a candidate well deserving of your time.
Tag: Civil War Games
Games based on the American Civil War
The Last Spike- a BoardgamingLife Review
In the game, players compete to accumulate money from land speculation out West where railroads are due to be built. This differs very much from the railroad building genre popular in eurogame circles where building the rail line is paramount and moving commodities is profitable. In this game your goal is to buy the land where the railroad track would be laid and profit when the track is actually completed between 2 cities. There is no product to move and no cargoes to be managed.
Iron and Oak – A Boardgaming Life Review
Game Design by James M. Day GMT Games LLC Review by Mitchell Freedman The box cover says Iron and Oak is a game of “ship-to
Antietam – Burnished Rows of Steel – A Board Game Review
By Mitch Freedman Designer – Jonathan Southard Development – Ty Bomba & Chris Perello XRT Games – 1993 As a battle, Antietam was a mess.
Bobby Lee: The Civil War in Virginia
by Harvey Mossman Although seven score and ten years have passed since the Civil War, this titanic struggle still profoundly affects American culture and the
Over the River and Through the Woods – A “Grant Takes Command” Board Game Replay
By Fred W. Manzo and Harvey Mossman Overview A now well established and long enduring war game series called the Great Campaigns of the American Civil