The Goal

Your goal in Revolutionary Choices is to ​win the Revolutionary War​ ​AND​ ​make liberty and unity the highest level they can be​. ​Liberty​ ​is a measure of how ​free ​all individuals in the country feel they are, and​ ​unity​ is a measure of how ​unified and cooperative the thirteen colonies and other territories feel.

How to Play

Assign your event cards, and then take action to build up resources you need to win:

Part 1 : Assignment Phase

First, decide which part of the Revolution should handle a particular problem. Sometimes there will be only one choice, sometimes more choices between the ​Army​, the ​Congress​, or the ​States​. ​It is up to you to decide who can handle a particular problem best.

Part 2 : Action Phase

Each event must be completely decided, voted on, or fought over. ​All​ events and mandatory battles must be dealt with ​before you can proceed to the next turn.

Aside from your ​generals​, number of ​troops​, and the ​unity​ and ​liberty​ levels, you should also pay attention to the stock of ​supplies​ you have, the amount of money​ on hand, and the level of public ​support​ in each of the three geographic regions you receive. ​When the nation is in debt, support falls each turn​. When support is low, less militia assemble to help fight. When support is high more militia assemble, and cities also produce more money and supplies.

The game is over if support in ​any​ region falls to zero, or if you lose the end battles at Yorktown.

Game Tips

  • Generals and their armies only work once per turn.​ If you fortify, recruit, enter a battle, scout, or move them to another region they have no more moves available until the next turn.
  • Recruit troops frequently to replenish those lost in battle.​ When you are done with a turn, check to see if you have any generals and their armies available to recruit to.
  • You do not always have to win a battle to get benefits.​ Just showing up to fight the British helps gain objective and support at times. If you win a battle you gain big, but sometimes strategically retreating and keeping as many soldiers with you as you can is a good strategy too.
  • In Congress ​use lobbying and favors​ to get Congress to make the best decision for the country.