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Founding Fathers: Civil War & the Gilded Age

Double your fun with this sequel to Founding Fathers!

The Civil War and the three amendments that followed have been called the Second Founding. With this Founding Fathers expansion kit you no longer need to stop at the Civil War. Instead, continue on to face the tough challenges of the War Between the States and beyond, including:

  • Reconstruction
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Rampant corruption
  • Industrial action
  • Spanish-American War
  • The Great War

These are just some of the elements in a new narrative to weave.

In addition, this set adds the Variable Outcome cards that provide more random outcomes for major war events, including several in the base game.

Important Note: This is an expansion kit for the Founding Fathers board game, which is required to use this product. It is fully compatible with the previous Founding Fathers: Offices & Statesman and Founding Fathers: Ladies & Orators expansion kits.

Latest News

  • 2019 March 26: FAQ updated
  • 2019 March 26: fix to typo on A War to End All Wars card incorporated

New Play Features

  • New method of electing the president
  • Player operation to attract Congressional support
  • Smoke-filled rooms rules for choosing Presidential nominees
  • New offices, such as the Admiral
  • Possibility of serving a third term, or non-consecutive terms

Statesmen include

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • William Tecumseh Sherman
  • George B. McClellan
  • Grover Cleveland
  • William McKinley
  • George Dewey
  • Henry Halleck
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Every major party Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate

GREEN EDITION: Find out more about this environmentally-friendly, lower-cost edition at Founding Fathers: Civil War & the Gilded Age - Green Edition

Components: see below. Note that the current box type is not yet discontinued, but will be soon. When that occurs we will change to a different box type, the Large Retail Box

Play options

  • Two new scenarios
  • Compatible with all previous Founding Fathers expansions
  • If intending to play using the solo or two-player rules, be sure to download the Solo Supplement (below)



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