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It turns out my previous post about 1775: Rebellion arriving this month was a bit premature… It turns out Academy Games is taking the Kickstarter route to fund production and the project is now live for backing. If the title is anything like the previous release in the Birth of America Series, 1812: The Invasion of Canada, (check out my review here) it’ll be a good one!

From Academy:

We are offering ‘1775 – Rebellion’ on Kickstarter and ask for your support. By donating to the campaign and reaching the stretch goals, we will be able to increase and improve the game’s contents, including a premium plastic sorting tray, custom molded dice, wooden nation flag markers, and much more. In addition, we will add extra cards for The Siege of Quebec campaign!

1775 – Rebellion is a fast and fun playing game in which teams of players cooperate to further either the American or British cause in the North American colonies. Players will be cheering their victories in battle, groaning as their own men run away, or begging their allies for help. Players command the British Redcoats, English Loyalists, American Regulars, or American Patriots, along with French Regulars, German Hessians, and Native American Tribes.

In the mid 1760’s, Britain, in order to deal with their mounting debt from the French & Indian Wars, levied new taxes on the British colonies in America.  This unfair trade and economic pressure turned many colonists from loyal British subjects into anti-British patriots. After the Tea Act of 1773 and other subsequent events, the boiling point was eventually reached, and the outbreak of rebellion was upon the British.

1775 – Rebellion from Academy Games is the new game in the Birth of America series by Beau Beckett and Jeph Stahl. It plays 2 to 4 players, utilizing team play when there are more than 2.  Players take sides in the American Revolutionary War, trying to claim the American colonies for the Patriots, or crush the uprising as the British Regulars. Making things more challenging is the addition of the French as allies for the Patriots and the Hessians, hired by the British.

Founder/Editor-in-chief of The Gaming Gang website and host of The Gaming Gang Dispatch and other TGG media, Jeff tackles any and all sorts of games but has a special fondness for strategy, conflict sims, and roleplaying games. Plus, he's certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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