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Dan Evans
United States
Bakersfield
California
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10
Jun 2002*
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david bigness
United States
richmond
Virginia
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10
Aug 2006*
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David Dockter
United States
Minnesota
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10
Dec 2007*
Hooked me on wargaming a lifetime ago. Best American Revolutionary War game. Elegant design. Very accessable and a blast to play.
2007-12-16*
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Doug Pratto
United States
Peabody
Massachusetts
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10
Jul 2008*
Try it with the 3rd Edition Rules!
2008-07-05*
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Richard Erwin
United States
Mercer Island
Washington
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Jul 2008*
This is as much about sweet memories as well as a great design. Almost at the level of a loyal and trusted pet.

I bought my first copy of this game at a Zayre's in 1975. (Those of you of a certain age and from a certain region might understand - those of you younger, this was like, in today's terms, buying it from a Target, hidden somehow in the Books section, beneath all the self-help and personal growth tomes, a little too close to the CD/DVD binders on sale.)

This was the first game that, in my mind, really tried to get the feel of the AWI period right and complete at the operational level. (SDC's Jerusalem! would fall into my hands a year later, and it only confirmed my belief in the joy of "design for effect".)

All the variants and optional stuff that's rolled on by over time only shows me that I'm not alone in my enjoyment of this game as a design that's stood the test of time for so many years.
2008-07-12*
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Lincoln Graves
United States
Denver
Colorado
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Mar 2012
Not much of a simulation but great fun. The Boardgamer Magazine additions with generals and new scenarios is a must to fix what was originally a game easily broken. The new scenarios are a delight and play quickly and are always close run between experienced players.
2014-11-26
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Robert Stuart
United States
Los Alamos
New Mexico
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Apr 2011
But without those silly rock-paper-scissors tactical cards! My rating WITH those cards drops to a 5! Yes, silly add-ons can ruin an otherwise fine game. Better to perform surgery and have a great game than to let the victim languish in mediocrity.

Oh, and yes: this rating applies only to the full campaign game, using the advanced rules. The introductory game, covering just the northern campaign, isn't really that good.
2012-10-26
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Mike Uhrich
United States
Lebanon
Pennsylvania
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DE143 Fiske In memory of my stepfather Charles Frank 4/13/1924 - 11/5/2011
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Oct 2013
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Dò the Clef
France
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May 2011
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Tim Niven
United States
Minnesota
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10
Nov 2011
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Kim Meints
United States
Waterloo
Iowa
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10
Mar 2012
Still the best game on the war I feel after 40 + yrs
2014-07-03
roger cox
United States
Spartanburg
South Carolina
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10
Feb 2013
georgi k
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Sep 2013
Tony Doran
United States
Columbia
Tennessee
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Nov 2013
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Brian Mueller
United States
Winona
Minnesota
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May 2003*
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Brad Burchett
United States
Longview
Washington
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Jun 2006*
Excellent game that is deceptively difficult. Guerilla style warfare tactics, great game.
2006-06-29*
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Ash Timms
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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May 2004*
well balanced, exciting wargame. One of the best reinforcement systems I have seen.
2004-05-31*
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Alan Laird
United Kingdom
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Unspecified
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Nov 2004*
The standard for AWI games. One of the few games which plays well out of the box but also benefits from expansion rules. Screaming out as THE classsic game no one has reprinted yet. Maybe one day.
2004-11-22*
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Dick Jarvinen
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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Mar 2005*
Great classic. Has all the elements I like in a war game: different strategies, objectives and units for both sides; one of my favorite periods; clean, simple interface; great combat system; scenarios and a campaign game.

I'm always willing to play this game.
2005-03-30*
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John Hooper
United States
Dickerson
Maryland
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Apr 2005*
One of my favorite games of all time. The scenarios are nothing special, but 1776 really shines when playing the Campaign Game. Naval rules allow for historical results such as Yorktown. Combat is enjoyable due to multiple round possiblities, tactical cards and armies composed of variable numbers of strength points. The game's moderate complexity hits just the right spot too, although a group of long-time players are adding more and more rules in an unofficial edition which increases complexity beyond my tastes - I'll stick with the original rules, plus one variant: leaders.
2009-11-18
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Mark Kolenski
United States
Haverhill
Massachusetts
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May 2005*
This is an excellent and classic game. For me it DID convey the flavor of the war and was really enjoyable solitaire. A two hour playing time would have to be for a scenario. The game really shines in campaign mode with the advanced rules and some optional rules. A very under-rated game. One of the best wargames ever, but it can require some dedication to get into it. I think 6-8 hours would not be unusual for the advanced campaign game.
2005-05-16*
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Stephen Jackson
United States
North Carolina
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Feb 2006*
Innovative treatment of the Revolution. It covers very complex issues with not so hard rule mechanics. A classic.
2006-02-14*
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Robert Patton
United States
Manassas
Virginia
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Jan 2007*
Get the 2nd Edition rules
2007-01-21*
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Lowell Drake
United States
Meridian
Idaho
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9
Apr 2014
Personally, I think this is one of the "perfect" war games. It's fairly easy to learn, colorful, and recreates the historical feel to a fair degree. It hasn't aged very well, but still a great game.
2014-04-02
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Chris Knapp
United States
Altadena
California
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Nov 2006*
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