The best games set in the American Civil War🇺🇸⚔️ 2021

Looking for a really good game set during the American Civil War 🇺🇸⚔️? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games that play during the American Civil War 2021.

What are games set during the American Civil War?

American Civil War or "Secession War" games have storylines set during the secession years of the United States of America (1861-1865).

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on the American Civil War.

Note

The games in this category are also included in the Civil War category - this includes all Civil Wars.

Other historical games

Most games set during the American Civil War are also considered a wargame - but need not necessarily be the case.

In addition to American Civil War games, we've created a general list of games based on historical events - and further divided them below into several, more detailed historical categories.

List of the best games set during the American Civil War 2021 🇺🇸⚔️

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 214 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Battle Cry

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

    All details for the board game In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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  4. Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

    All details for the board game Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Early American Chrononauts

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    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Gettysburg (125th Anniversary Edition)

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1

    All details for the board game Yetisburg: Titanic Battles in History, Vol. 1 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Lincoln

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  10. Antietam 1862

    All details for the board game Antietam 1862 and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime60 - 300 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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