Blockade Runner is a resource trading game in the Euro style, but with a dash of danger. In Blockade Runner, players take on the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money by shipping cargo in and out of the South during the American Civil War. Positioning is achieved by competing with each other for access to commodities, top market prices, and newly built ships. Hard decisions include whether to play safely to keep ships afloat or take potentially profitable risks. The crux of the play hinges upon whether to bring in vital war goods, which reduce the intensity of the growing blockade, or more profitable black market goods. This enables a potential for cooperation, but competition is the heart of the game.
Genre: Economic / Strategy
Ages: 12 and up
Play time: 90-180 minutes
Video Tutorial by Dietmar Gottschick at Essen
Video Review by Marco Arnaudo
Review from England Boardgames in Blighty
Review from Gamers Alliance
Review from Northwest Historical Miniature Gamer
Downloads for this game are available HERE
wrap a small piece of scotch tape on each smokestack stem
put a dab of modeling clay in the bottom of each ship hole
A more advanced fix: glue cardboard or balsa wood to the ship bottoms and drill or punch a smaller hole.
For the second run, they fit but do not stay in quite as well as one would hope. It helps if you poke the smokestacks in the back of the ships first to expand the bottom of the hole.
Sorry for the inconvenience
Won Best of show at Kublacon 2011!
Winner of the Gaming Genius Award 2011 (Montreal)