|Blockade Runner by Numbskull Games is designed by Patrick and Alex Stevens and costs about $50.|
|A look at the board from the Gulf Coast side. It is a mounted board, colorful without being busy, and its includes very easy to use charts to track the supply and price of resources.|
|Overall look at the game board from the north side. The blocks are wooden, and the counters are nice and thick.|
|All the Union actions are run from the War Effort Chart. Just apply the simple mechanics to information from this chart and, bingo, the Yankees are done in five minutes.|
Blockade Runner is a costly game, about fifty bucks, but beautiful in its execution. It has a fully mounted board. The counters are nice and thick. The three decks of cards are nicely laminated to prolong their life. The only drawback to the game is pretty minor. Each ship has a hole for a colored smokestack to denote which player owns it. The hole is too shallow or the smokestack is too big, so they fall out all the time. No biggie.
|The game materials are awfully nice. The cards are laminated and have lots of illustration. The money is based on Confederate bills. Probably keeps the game expensive, but still a nice touch.|