Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Freedom: The Underground Railroad is an engaging cooperative game for one to four players about a pivotal time in people's history and movements. Players assume the roles of important historical characters attempting to help slaves escape from southern states to freedom in Canada while overcoming those determined to rob them of their freedom.
This is also a powerful tool that helps players understand how slaves directly resisted and fought back against the institution of slavery, and how their allies assisted them in their struggle for freedom.
During the game, players need to work together in an effort to achieve two victory conditions. First, the players need to raise the strength of the Abolitionist movement through the acquisition of Support Tokens. Next, the players also need to help slaves escape from the plantations in the south, moving them north to freedom in Canada while avoiding those that would try to stop them. If the players are able to achieve both conditions before the end of the game, they win. Of course this is not going to be easy, but through careful planning and strategy, the group can recreate history, helping to bring down slavery.
The game board consists of two sections. The map on the right of the board features the paths available to both escaping slaves as well as the Slave Catchers who roam the board. The North Star Newspaper on the left of the board holds the resources available to the players during the game, including Abolitionist Cards that feature key historical figures and events.Note: TESA is not the creator or publisher of this game, we are just distributing it.