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A House Divided – 4th Edition

A House Divided - 4th Edition

A House Divided – 4th Edition 2 players. Average game length: 60 minutes A House Divided simulates the epic struggle of the American Civil War that was fought over the twin issues of slavery and state’s rights. The period from 1840 to 1861 saw these issues brought to a boil, and in 1861 the nation became tangled in a terrible war that lasted four long years.The game depicts the war between North and South from the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas Junction) to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse (or Grant’s surrender at Harrisburg…). Each player leads one of these two nations and makes the strategic decisions which determine the outcome of the war.The game board represents the United States, north and south and from the Atlantic coast to just west of the Mississippi. Including Missouri, Iowa, Illinois Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. The play map contains a number of boxes, each representing a city, town or locations important to the war. These boxes are connected by transportation lines – blue for rivers, tan for roads and black for railroads – which provide the paths to victory or defeat.Can you keep the Union whole or force the separation of the United States?Components    • 234 die cut markers representing armies, leaders and specials    o 48 miscellaneous 5/8” counters    o 45 Veteran Infantry ¾” counters    o 18 Veteran Cavalry ¾” counters    o 21 Crack Infantry ¾” counters    o 15 Crack Cavalry ¾” counters    o 42 Militia Infantry ¾” counters    o 6 Militia Cavalry ¾” counters    o 21 Utility ¾” counters    o 4 General counters    • 2 Order of Battle forms    • 1 game board 21” x 20.50” (6 panel)    • 6 dice (3 blue, 3 gray)    • 1 tray    • 1 box    • 1 rule book – containing basic, standard and advanced rules.

The first thing you see when looking at any puzzle is the photo or illustration of the completed puzzle. On choosing, remember that the image should have some educational value but also be something the child can relate to. If the image is familiar to the child or fulfills the educational objective (like learning colours or naming objects), the experience of completing the puzzle will be all the more enjoyable, satisfying and productive. The image should be easily recognizable so the child can identify it as something they see around them in their everyday life. It should also have distinguishable features to help them decide where to put the piece so that it ends up in the right place.

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