Some games benefit greatly from a digital adaption, mostly because of ease of accessibility and increased exposure to a different crowd of gamers. While it can feel somber to lose the tactile joy of manipulating cards or miniatures, the loss of fiddly bits in lieu of speed and convenience can be enough of a pleasing alternative to reward the jump from tabletop to video game. 1775: Rebellion, the immensely popular war game from Academy games, has made such a leap and is available right now on PC through the Steam marketplace. Developed by HexWar Games, this version of the award winning board game offers several exclusive, and admittedly expected, features as described on the game’s store page:
“Now you and your friends command the armies of the British Redcoats, English Loyalists, German Hessians, American Regulars, Patriots, French Regulars and Native Americans to decide the fate of the Americas. Players from each faction cooperate to gain control of key towns and forts. Share the fun in this light and fast paced game vs the AI, hotseat or online!”
PC players 1775 normal and short scenarios, as well as the Siege of Quebec, all available in solo vs 3 AI difficulties or through local and cross-platform multiplayer. As of writing this, the game has been updated to version 1.03 which has addressed many interface issues mentioned in early reviews of the game. The dedication to faithfully delivering the tabletop experience to PC is echoed by the majority of positive reviews currently on Steam. Be sure to check out the community hub for more information and updates as the game continues to grow and will hopefully inspire even more impressively developed adaptations of worthy board games.