Best 4th of July Games
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For the USA BGG'ers, or other celebrants, which board games go the best with the Independence Day holiday?

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1. Board Game: Washington's War [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:451]
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Celebrate Independence Day by contesting the Revolutionary War with this card-driven war-game! There is even a "Declaration of Independence" card.

BONUS: If you have a buddy who is down on the whole 4th of July thing, they can play the British forces to attempt to throw a wet blanket on your celebrations
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2. Board Game: Hanabi [Average Rating:7.16 Overall Rank:289]
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The 4th of July is traditionally celebrated with fireworks, and this is the only fireworks-themed game I can think of. Can you find any others?
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This review/session report makes the (very tongue-in-cheek) case for 1776 as the ultimate 4th of July game.

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"...it is a lot like Monopoly for the Founding Fathers, except, since this game takes place before the establishment of the United States of America, the concept of the rights of personal property, and being free from unreasonable search and seizure have been eliminated for the purposes of historical accuracy."
 
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4. Board Game: Yankees & Rebels [Average Rating:7.48 Unranked]
Kent Reuber
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The game features the Battle of Gettysburg which was fought on July 1st to July 3rd, 1863. It's the 150th anniversary of the battle.
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5. Board Game: Twilight Struggle [Average Rating:8.33 Overall Rank:5]
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Pretty obscure.
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6. Board Game: Molly's Mystery Party Game A Spy on the Home Front [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: War of 1812 [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:2147]
Clive Lovett
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When Canadians razed the White House...the act that I believe is behind the lyrics of the US National Anthem
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8. Board Game: Spurs and Sprockets: Revolutionary Decks [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.33 Unranked]
Bobby Doran
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I'll add one of my game designs. A themed deck of Spurs and Sprockets. The perfect filler game or picnic blanket game for the 4th of July.
 
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9. Board Game: Founding Fathers [Average Rating:7.97 Overall Rank:3952]
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Celebrate the 4th with the Founders as they attempt to see the country through many issues and crises; see if you can get elected president and avoid starting the Civil War.
 
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