"Big time, one-more-turn, addictive quality to this game; the time (about 4 hours) flew by. I really like it a lot, quite an elegant design." - Steve C.
"An insightful and fun experience which you will want to play again and again...I wholeheartedly recommend picking up Jeff Davis if you’re a solo gamer with an interest in history (and, even if you aren't, this game might change that!). Jeff Davis is another gem in Ben Madison’s growing library of interesting titles." Christian S. on BoardGameGeek
Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War is a solitaire board war game designed by Charles S. Roberts Award-winner R. Ben Madison. You play President Jefferson Davis, managing the Confederate government and the Southern war effort. Your choices help determine the fate of great armies and the titanic struggle between Lee and Grant as well as peripheral or more dispersed campaigns like Morgan’s Ohio raid and Indian Territory. Decide which famous generals are worthy of scarce artillery and ironclads resources, while you unleash bushwhackers behind Union lines and rush reinforcements into battle on your rickety rail network. Back in Richmond, you’ll push the Confederate Congress to enact your reforms and overcome the inefficiency of States’ Rights as you defend key cities vital to your political survival. Dispatch your cabinet members as economic troubleshooters to prop up agriculture, industry and infrastructure for the war effort. Slavery is a major factor in your economy, but you will pay for most of your actions through the cat-and-mouse game of blockade running. Choose which armies to supply or if to invade the North as you calculate where the next Union hammer might fall. Can you hold out long enough to trigger British and French intervention? Re-fight the Civil War as Jeff Davis!
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17" x 11" Game Map
8.5" x 11" Counter ID Card
8.5" x 11" Counter Tray Card
8.5" x 11" Display Card
176 Double-Sided Chits
16-Page Rule Book
Confederate Blockade Running
Foreign Troops and Mexican Resources
Supply and Logistics
Union "Anaconda Plan" Landings
Ironclads and Bushwhackers
CSS Hunley Submarine
Plantations and Slavery
Confederate Infrastructure and Industry
Freedmen and Indian Units
Confederate and Union Elections
Southern Politicians and Policy Shifts
Kentucky and Missouri Rebels
New Mexico Campaign
Unboxing of Jeff Davis: The Confederacy at War by Wayne Hansen.
Tutorial, full-turn play though, and review of Jeff Davis by Wayne Hansen.
"A good solo game which packs sufficient fun and some difficult decision-making into a small package." - Sam S. See his AAR of four Jeff Davis game plays.