Board Games Civil War Board Game 1862

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The Game of Secession or Sketches of the Rebellion
This full-color game board from 1862 includes images of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and three military figures as well as images of battle sites and editorial cartoons related to the Civil War.

Source: The Game of Secession or Sketches of the Rebellion. Digital Collection, New York State Library, Source.
 
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@Rosie this is really neat! Thanks for sharing! I went to the Link where you can zoom in. Look at some of these images from the game board! I see Lincoln, Winfield Scott, George McClellan, and Commodore Samuel Francis DuPont! There's more great images when you zoom in too! Thanks again for sharing.
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The Game of Secession or Sketches of the Rebellion
This full-color game board from 1862 includes images of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and three military figures as well as images of battle sites and editorial cartoons related to the Civil War.

Source: The Game of Secession or Sketches of the Rebellion. Digital Collection, New York State Library, Source.
Very nice find! I remember the 82 conflict over the Falklands and a game was quickly produced to cover the campaign.
 

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Wonder how it was played. There are some fine print at the bottom but also along the numbered line.

If you follow the source link, it's easy to zoom in and look at the details. Here are the instructions:

"This Game is played with two dice or a tee-to-tum, and any number may play it. Whatever number if thrown, the player must place his counter on that number, and at every throw add the number thrown to his former one. The player that is sent from one to another, backwards or forward, is not entitled to the advantage or disadvantage of that Jump, they must remain where they are sent until their turn to throw again."
 

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Very cool! Is that Davis in the bottom right corner? Its hard to tell from the picture. Thanks for sharing.

Certainly looks like Davis and Beauregard .
Interesting that the last space No135 says ' Secesh as it is - consider yourself played out.'
So it seems like the winner is the last man on the board to avoid secession. Or another way of looking at it is, everybody else has seceded but you.:cautious: Life can be so lonely.:laugh:
 

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Compare it with either of these from a century later!

 
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