The best games set in the Civil War ⚔️ 2021

Looking for a really good game that takes place during the Civil War? Then we have just the thing: our list of the best games that play during the Civil War 2021.

What are games that take place during the Civil War?

Civil War games usually have storylines that involve a violent struggle for government control between two other groups from the same country. Most civil war games are also categorized as wargames.

Note

This category includes all civil wars including the American Civil War (1861-65).

For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on Civil Wars.

Other historical games

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

In addition to Civil War games, we have 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 Civil War 2021 ⚔️

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 291 board games for this list and selected the top 10. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  2. Star Wars: Rebellion

    All details for the board game Star Wars: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Star Wars: Rebellion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Star Wars: Rebellion

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: Rebellion" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. Battle Cry

    All details for the board game Battle Cry and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Battle Cry
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War

    All details for the board game Julius Caesar: Caesar, Pompey, and the Roman Civil War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. 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
  6. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    All details for the board game Freedom: The Underground Railroad and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. 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
  8. Early American Chrononauts

    All details for the board game Early American Chrononauts and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. 1918: Brother Against Brother

    All details for the board game 1918: Brother Against Brother and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

    All details for the board game Crusade and Revolution: The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 - 360 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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