Academy Games introduces The Birth of America Series with the arrival of 1812 - The Invasion of Canada!
The year is 1812. Great Britain and her allies are battling Napoleon for control of Europe. In response to British seizure of American ships and goods, the young United States declares war on Britain and invades Canada. You and up to 4 other players take command of the armies of the British Redcoats, Canadian Militia, and Native Americans, or of the American Regulars and American Militia to decide the fate of the Americas. The action takes place on a huge historically accurate map that spans the United States and Canada from Detroit to Montreal. Players from each faction cooperate to gain control of key towns and forts.
1812 features fast, intuitive and fun gameplay that involves teamwork and strategic planning in a historic and educational setting. This is THE GAME for people who want an enjoyable and manageable introduction to historic/conflict based games.
1812 is an area control game that is great for head-to-head or up to 5-player team play.
Fun - Quick play without waiting
Teamwork - Interactive play allows for group objectives and decision making
Simple - Easy to learn rules
Educational - Learn about this important chapter of American and Canadian history
Strategic - Command your armies to change the course of history 1812 is the perfect introduction to historical boardgames!
1 large 950 x 480mm mounted map board
5 Custom Battle Dice sets for fast game play
5 Custom Card Decks for individual strategic play
160 Wooden Unit Cubes
Rulebook with multiple historical scenarios
In-Depth Historical Overview of the war included
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Posted by: Anonymous
Date: 2012/09/20 Time: 8:40am
Welcome to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. This game is excellent for giving you the feel of the tense situation as the US embarks on an invasion of Canada. The game itself is a light treatment of the war that can be up and playing in 20 minutes with the rules explained and everything set up. It is quick to play and has a reasonable amount of strategy to make it interesting. Careful planning and just a little bit of luck can turn disaster into victory. Great game and very tense to play right up to the last die roll.