Games & Toys from the Civil War Era. Cards, Wood Guns, Dice, Fox & Geese,

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Games of all manner helped alleviate the Civil War soldier's boredom.

C&C Sutlery has authentic reproduction card decks, wood Fox & Geese board game, and dice. Wood rubber-band guns, knives, and swords enable the youngsters to play Civil War soldier.

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$3.95

These dice are hand-made of natural horn.

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$29.95

The common ballot box was used for both official and recreational purposes. Companies sometimes elected officers and NCO's or chose soldiers for various work details using the ballot box. When they were bored, soldiers might vote on any number of issues of the day.

Design consisted of a rectangular box with a hinged lid on top and a handle on the back. The open front portion had a small hole in the body of the box. A supply of black and white marbles were kept with the box.

When time to vote, each man was given a black marble and a white marble. Typically the white marbles were assigned "yes" or 'approve" and the black marble were assigned "no" or "disapprove" but they could be assigned other specific votes if needed. To cast the vote, the ballot box was extended toward each man by the handle and the secret vote was cast by placing the selected marble through the hole into the closed box. The marbles were then counted and the vote outcome determined.

The ballot box is made of poplar wood hand rubbed with linseed oil. A ballot box made of oak wood is available for an addition $10.00. Marbles NOT included. Marbles are currently not available.

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$19.95

The game of Fox & Geese has been around for several centuries. Both Confederate and Union soldiers suffered from boredom. Reading, letter writing, and games helped pass the time.

In the game of Fox & Geese, the single predator, the Fox, attempts to remove all the other animals, the Geese. While the Geese attempt to surround the Fox and prevent it from moving. If the player controlling the Geese prevents the Fox from moving, he wins. If the player controlling the Fox eliminates enough Geese so that the Fox cannot be surrounded, he wins.

There are 2 versions of Fox & Geese - a 13 Geese version and a 15 Geese version. Each has rule variations. This board has 15 Geese enabling playing of the 13 or 15 Geese version. The game board measures approximately 10" x 5".

Rules for all versions are included with the game. Click Here to download a copy of the rules.

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$9.95

The game of Fox & Geese has been around for several centuries. Both Confederate and Union soldiers suffered from boredom. Reading, letter writing, and games helped pass the time.

In the game of Fox & Geese, the single predator, the Fox, attempts to remove all the other animals, the Geese. While the Geese attempt to surround the Fox and prevent it from moving. If the player controlling the Geese prevents the Fox from moving, he wins. If the player controlling the Fox eliminates enough Geese so that the Fox cannot be surrounded, he wins.

There are 2 versions of Fox & Geese - a 13 Geese version and a 15 Geese version. Each has rule variations. This board has 15 Geese enabling playing of the 13 or 15 Geese version.

This game board could have eaily been made by the soldier using materials easily found in the field such as discarded crate wood and square headed nails. The field made game board measures approximately 4.5" x 4.5".

Rules for all versions are included with the game. Click Here to download a copy of the rules.

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$4.75

Single shot rubber band gun. Single Barreled Wooden Hand Gun - 12“ long.

Ammo not included.

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$7.95

Double shot rubber band gun. Double Barreled Wooden Hand Gun - 13“ long.

Ammo not included. Handmade.

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$4.95

Derringer hand gun. Rubber band gun. 

Ammo not included. Handmade

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$7.50

Revolver hand gun rubber band gun. 

Ammo not included. Handmade.

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$4.95

Single shot rubber band gun. Single Barreled Wooden Rifle - 22“ long.

Ammo not included.

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$8.95

Single shot rubber band gun. Single Barreled Wooden Revolver-style Rifle - 22“ long.

Ammo not included. Handmade.

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$15.95

This infantry rifle wood gun is perfect for use with children in hands-on demonstrations of infantry drill. The rifle is 51" long and will be shipped in 2 pieces; assembly required. Click on the picture for a larger image.

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$18.95

This is the rubberband version of the infantry rifle wood  gun. Ammo not included.  The rifle is 51" long and will be shipped in 2 pieces; assembly required. Click on the picture for a larger image.

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$3.95

Wooden Knife, 11“ long.

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$5.50

Wooden Sword, 22“ long.

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$5.95

This authentic reproduction of a Civil War era poker deck of 55 cards features full-length, single-ended court figures. The cards have square corners as in the original 1864 deck. Per the traditional style, there are no indices in the corners of the cards. The original wrapper contained two 1 cent proprietary tax stamps valid from 1862-1871. The box shows a reproduction of these tax stamps with the hand cancellation dated June 2, 1864.

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$5.95

This card deck describes and illustrates the weaponry used by soldiers during America's most divisive battles. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The Civil War series card game honors the people and events of the war.  The decks may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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$5.95

For decades, African-American soldiers of the US Military remained unsung heroes. The black regiments, first formed in 1866, quickly earned the respect of all. This beautifully illustrated deck of 54 cards pays homage to those individuals who helped change the face of America. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The deck may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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$13.95

Originally published in 1865 by Andrew Dougherty, this authentic reproduction of the Civil War Illuminated Playing Card Deck borrows its name and appearance from illuminated medieval manuscripts. The deck is beautifully illuminated with gold ink to recreate the look of the original cards. In the style of the times, this deck features full-length, single-ended court figures, square corners, and traditional non-indexed (no suites nor indices in the corners) styling. The deck is packaged in a strudy upright case.

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$5.95

This deck is a reproduction of the playing cards originally published in 1863 by M. Nelson. Each card features an engraved portrait of a Confederate General or statesman of the Confederacy.

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$5.95

This card deck features facts about the famous battles of the civil War, with background details on leaders, locations, and outcomes. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The Civil War series card game honors the people and events of the war.  The decks may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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This card deck features 13 important leaders of the Civil War who served their country in its desperate struggle. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The Civil War series card game honors the people and events of the war.  The decks may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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This card deck highlights the important contributions of 13 heroic women during the Civil War. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The Civil War series card game honors the people and events of the war.  The decks may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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This card deck describes and illustrates Union and Confederate battle flags of the Civil War. This educational card game is great for the entire family.

The Civil War series card game honors the people and events of the war.  The decks may be used for most standard card games. Instructions are included with the deck for the specific card game. 

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This deck is a reproduction of the playing cards originally published in 1863 by M. Nelson. Each card features an engraved portrait of a Union General or statesman of the Union.

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$34.50

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