Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis

Last updated on January 15th, 2023 at 08:10 pm

Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis


Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis is one of the best $4.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Playdek, Inc., Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis is a Entertainment game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 22nd May 2019 with the latest update 26th August 2022

Whether you are a fan of Entertainment, Strategy, or Board games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


29 people have rated 1.0.3

You can download the game Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis from APP STORE.


Can you drive the Secessionist into the Fort Sumter trap that gave Lincoln his historic victory? Can you successfully use the issue of States Rights to divide Northern opinion? Fort Sumter let’s you explore this seminal moment in American history in a fast-playing, easy-to-learn game.

The country is on the verge of being torn apart so how will you act? Fort Sumter: The Secession Crisis is set during the events that led to the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the start of the American Civil War. The game takes the side of either a Unionist or Secessionist who must work to preserve the Union or follow the path to dissolve it.

Each player uses an area control mechanic to place, move, and remove political capital. The location of political capital determines who controls each of the four crisis dimensions – Political, Secession, Public Opinion, and Armaments. After three rounds of play, the game culminates in a Final Crisis confrontation.


CDG (Card Driven Game) system designed by Mark Herman

Civil War Historical setting depicts the actual events of the crisis

Immersive voice over and audio that recreates the sound of that era

A.I. Opponent for Offline Play

Asynchronous or Real Time 2-player Online Game Play

Pass-and-Play Multiplayer


Per our Terms of Service, you must be 13 years old or older to use the Playdek online games service.

Updated on 26th August 2022

Optimizations and bug fixes.

Fort Sumter: Secession Crisis Reviews

Love the strategy and interface. Easy to learn and understand. Purchased the actual board game after playing this app.

We wanted to like this game. And our initial review would have been four or five stars. But now Im giving it two stars. And we will probably delete it. Why? This game is way too dependent on luck. If you are, say, the Union player and you are dealt a run of Confederate 1 cards, you might as well quit and start over. And why is the Union player being dealt Confederate cards anyway? The Union player should be dealt only Union cards. This flaw ruins the game for us.

Update to review- thanks for the turn indicator. A new problem is the log stops at the final crisis (at least we’ve noticed it in our current game wherein the final crisis was triggered by cubes in 2nd turn.). There is, afaik, no way to tell what opponents previous cards were, nor what either of their or your cube moves were. It’s really important to be able to see that. 5 star after that gets fixed. Good game but, afaik, there is no way to tell whose turn it is in a multiplayer game. When you play multiple games, it is extremely annoying to go through the games to find the one where is your turn. Also the AI is weaker than I’d have expected. A decent neural net should have been able to make a reasonable AI I’d think.

Great game. Keep up the good work. You hit one out of the park.

This is a smooth implementation of the excellent GMT board game. It plays well and has a fairly intuitive interface. No complaints, Im enjoying it thoroughly!

The AI can be slow, but it is an excellent challenge. No game is a guaranteed win. Well done. Price is a bit high we think.

Love the game and the implementation. Couple suggestions that would make it 5 stars: Clear status symbols or text that says whos turn it is for online play. Tough to decipher from the game lobby screen. Dragging a Card to play on an iPhone X and above is difficult due to the swipe up gesture that closes the app. Cards need to be placed so it is easier to select. Every time you accidentally swipe up, the game has to reload, seems like this should have been caught during play testing.

Good game, if a little abstract, but the AI is very weak.

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