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Cuba’s Splending Little War – A new board game

Want to relive and play out Cuba's war for independence? Well, there's a board game for that.

Via The Boardgaming Way:

Cuba: The Splendid Little War – A Boardgaming Way Review

Out of the box…

Cuba 2This game is strictly a two-player simulation of the third War of Cuban Independence. One player controls the Cuban Guerrilla forces, and the U.S. forces once the U.S. declares WAR! The other player controls the Spanish forces. Victory Point Games claims some solo play value, but as a reviewer the only solo value I found was in reading the historical notes on the cards and the designers notes. I admit that I knew precious little about the third Cuban war of independence when I was handed this game to review. So I eagerly dove into the designer’s notes on the flyleaf of the rulebook.  The war is described as “a bloody guerrilla war that Spain nearly won.” The statement reeks of exciting war game potential, bloody and balanced! The well written and organized designer’s notes do an excellent job of introducing both the time period, and the conflict.

The rules themselves are numbered in typical war game fashion, but are also color coded, and highlighted.  This is a good presentation concept… for everyone except those who are challenged with color blindness, but it does not preclude such persons use of the game.

Continue reading HERE.

H/T Fausta's Blog

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