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Freedom - The Underground Railroad Header Graphic

Box Cover Art

Demo Table at GenCon

Game in play in Essen Germany

Initiating new legislation at BGG Con

Brian Mayer - Game Designer

Men and Women of the Underground Railroad

Gameboard - where Support and Laws take effect

Player Role Mats

Players barely win at BGG Con

Pondering the next action

Ready to play a solo game

Slave Catcher Dice

Freedom - The Underground Railroad

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Published by: Academy Games Game Design: Brian Mayer
Area Control Game for 1-4 Players: Cooperative Play
Play Time: 90 minutesAges: 10+

Freedom - The Underground Railroad is an engaging cooperative game about a pivotal time in American history. Players assume the roles of important historical Abolitionist characters pitted against the slave economy from the early 1800’s thru the Civil War.

Players succeed together by balancing their actions between raising funds for the Abolitionist cause and helping slaves as they move from the Southern States to freedom in Canada. But every move risks alerting the slave catchers, who roam the board trying to return the runaway slaves back to the plantations.

Teamwork - Challenging and cooperative play against the game.

Educational - Players become familiar with the important historical figures, political agendas, and crucial events that unfolded in America between 1800 and 1865.

Uwe Eickert interview at Essen.


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Freedom - The Underground Railroad Expansion Cards Overview


This file contains an overview and explanation for each card in the Expansion Card Deck, which includes additional General, Reserve and Opposition Cards.

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Academy Games Catalogue - Summer 2014

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