Recommend
2 
 Thumb up
 Hide
10 Posts

BoardGameGeek» Forums » Gaming Related » Recommendations

Subject: American Civil War rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Giovanni
United States
MINNEAPOLIS
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
What's your favorite American Civil War game?

Some things that matter to me:
*Historically accurate
*Educational / Increases understanding of the subject
*Replay-ability
*Can be played solo (even if just playing both sides)
*Lots of tough decisions
EDIT
* Not ridiculously expensive

I probably would prefer something that encompasses the whole war, but would also consider a single battle (e.g. Gettysburg) if it has enough merits.


Some that I heard about when searching, but open to any others:
Guns of Gettysburg
For the People
A House Divided
The Civil War


What's your favorite? Sell me.

P.S. if you have any book recommendations on the subject I'd love to learn more!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Matt Gustafson
United States
Warsaw
Indiana
flag msg tools
badge
“The elements of good trading are: (1) cutting losses, (2) cutting losses, and (3) cutting losses. If you can follow these three rules, you may have a chance.” – Ed Seykota
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The U.S. Civil War
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
upandawaygames.com
United States
California
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
http://spotlightongames.com/military/mnights/c.html#civil
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Giovanni
United States
MINNEAPOLIS
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks for the two recommendations! Care to elaborate on why either of those is the civil war game I should get?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jim Van Verth
United States
Durham
North Carolina
flag msg tools
designer
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
What level of complexity are you looking for?
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
Ladson
South Carolina
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Im a Mark Herman fan, so For the People gets my vote. Watch his strategy video to see if it looks right for you:

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Giovanni
United States
MINNEAPOLIS
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Jvsquare wrote:
What level of complexity are you looking for?


I haven't played a ton of physical war games, but love the tactical and strategic genre of Computer games. I generally like my board games heavy, especially if I can play it solo. I would say no limit on complexity, if it's a great game I'm willing to learn it. I would be a little opposed to games that have terrible rules (poorly written and organized), but other than that open to anything. I would probably get bored of something considered light.

Let me know if that doesn't answer your question.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Giovanni
United States
MINNEAPOLIS
Minnesota
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Thanks Scott, I'll check this out now!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Pokey 64
United States
Niagara Falls
New York
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
The Lost Cause
The Lost Cause Expansion Kit

True solitaire. The whole war. Double sided map with basic game on one side, advanced on the other.

Not everyone's cup o tea but I like it.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
United States
Ladson
South Carolina
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
truthd wrote:
I generally like my board games heavy, especially if I can play it solo.


I should mention that while For the People is designed for two people, BGG user "stukajoe" has pioneered a very respectable solo system for card-driven wargames that even got written up in GMT's magazine. He demos it here for Paths of Glory: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/91662/paths-glory/solo-c...
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.