The Patriotes of Lower Canada became notorious for uprisings in 1837-1838 that prompted a bloody crackdown by the colonial authority. The battles that resulted from this escalating violence left quite a mark on the imagination and history of a modern-day nation unused to armed conflict.
But most Quebecers today know little about what led to these events. In the years before the Rebellion, the demands for greater power for elected officials and for recognition of the Canadians' rights were at the heart of an ideological struggle between the Patriotes and a Coalition loyal to the system in place under the British crown.
Prelude to Rebellion depicts this conflict as a card-driven game using key events from 1834 to 1837. Each player strives to mobilize the people of the various counties of Lower Canada and rally them to his point of view.
Relive the history of the famous characters who shaped the province of Quebec in a strategic duel where each turn will bring plenty of unique tension and excitement!
Contents: One 22x34" Mounted Game Board, 2 Double-sided Player Aids, 3 Green dice to be used by the Patriote player and 3 Red dice to be used by the Loyal player, 4 Custom Scoring dice, 150 Green Mobilization cubes to be used by the Patriote player, 125 Red Mobilization cubes to be used by the Loyal player, 147 Cards divided as such (8 Key Event Cards, 24 Cards forming the 1834 Deck, 24 Cards forming the 1835-36 Deck, 39 Cards forming the 1837 Deck, 52 Cards forming the Generic Deck), 1 La Tête à Papineau Player Board and 1 Governor's Privileges Player Board (4.5x9") and 91 ½” Counters.
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