The best games set in the American Civil War🇺🇸⚔️ 2024

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 2024.

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 2024 🇺🇸⚔️

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 739 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Battle Cry

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    Battle Cry immerses players in the tumultuous era of the American Civil War, offering a low-complexity, highly modular board game experience. Through the strategic use of hexagonal tiles, players can recreate a variety of historical battlefields, bringing the conflict to life with an extensive collection of plastic miniatures representing infantry, cavalry, artillery, and leaders. The heart of the game lies in its innovative use of cards, which command troops across the battlefield's flanks and center, a system that would become the foundation for Richard Borg's acclaimed Command and Colors system.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Battle Cry
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Games of War: A Treasury of Rules for Battles with Toy Soldiers, Ships and Planes

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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    Freedom: The Underground Railroad is a compelling cooperative game that immerses players in the crucial historical period of the Abolitionist movement in the United States. Players collaboratively work to build up the movement's strength using cards representing notable figures and events from Early Independence to the Civil War. The game balances the challenging tasks of moving slaves to freedom in Canada and raising funds to sustain abolitionist activities. The presence of slave catchers on the board adds a tense and realistic element, as they seek to thwart the players' efforts.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Freedom: The Underground Railroad
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    • YouTube Review for the game "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  5. Rebels and Patriots: Wargaming Rules for North America

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    • 2 Players
    • Easy to learn
  6. Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis, 1860-61

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Antietam 1862

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    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 60 - 300 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65

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    • 2 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Gettysburg (125th Anniversary Edition)

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    • 2 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Test of Fire: Bull Run 1861

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    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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