CJstratgamer
Rating: 10
Talk about a lucky find! I bought this for I think 5.00! I still own this one, and have played it with opponents, I know there's some nice expansions on Deer Valley but have to check it out.
chaosbreaker
Rating: 9
A really simple game. A great intro to a real war game. Because of simultaneous moves plays in 45 minuets or less because one side can concede.
Bastian Bux
Rating: 9
initial feelings are that I like this very much--simple, tight bluff game with lots of dice rolling combat. Very themed, which is a major draw for me because of the period.
ajpyyzajp
Rating: 9
First block game which I got it on Ebay for $1. Very happy to find a solitaire way to play it. Love the optional rules you can add as well. Would be better f2f but still a good game all around. The only thing I would change is the board. Would prefer a more realistic map rather than hand drawn cartoonish map. But other than that this game is wonderful.
cfarrell
Rating: 9
I played this recently and it substantially exceeded expectations. Short, simple tense - I was really taken with it, and I'm not sure why I hadn't been before. I like the simultaneous orders, I think they work very well with minimal hassle, the bluffing and hidden information works as well here as in any Columbia game, the 16 turns makes for some time pressure, and the two sides play differently.

I'm not entirely sure of game balance (the British may be favored), and the game is mostly one of bluff and logistics rather than tactics, so it's unlikely to be infinitely replayable. But I really enjoyed playing it and for the complexity and playing time, felt that it was very, very good.
elijah234
Rating: 9
Blocks are well used here to create the fog-of-war effect allowing players to bluff and counter-bluff. Brilliant design that produces a very tense game.
ajpyyzajp
Rating: 9
First block game which I got. Very happy to find a solitaire way to play it. Love the optional rules you can add as well. Would be better f2f but still a good game all around. The only thing I would change is the board. Would prefer a more realistic map rather than hand drawn cartoonish map. But other than that this game is wonderful.
Checkallday
Rating: 8.5
An ideal intro-to-blockgames for new wargamers. Quebec is simple, but has enough options to justify replaying. I LOVE the simultaneous move option, and it gets bonus points for being an extremely fast-playing wargame. Experienced players could get two games done in 2 or 3 hours, which is recommended since the sides are so asymmetric.
dyvdav
Rating: 8.14
Unballanced, but quite interesting historically
agripa
Rating: 8
Operational block wargame with simultaneous movement.
So simple and ingenious at the same time.
The british player is faced with the same difficulties and constraints of general James Wolfe.
Taking Quebec is like a puzzle to solve before the St Lawrence river freezes.
A thrilling match for both sides.
A Classic!

Can be played in 1 to 2 hours.
futhee
Rating: 8
Very quick game requiring different strategies for the two sides. I don't know if it will hold up to repeated plays, but I loved the first time.
conky
Rating: 8
Unity Games 19 pick up.
canucklehead
Rating: 8
Nothing really wrong with it - but as the French you better roll well!
Coffeebike
Rating: 8
10 plays. The game is solid. Tricky... Bit of a shell game at the beaches... Brits must mind the clock. Interesting puzzle of a game, with lively dice factor and a beautiful board. And, it has the virtue of quick play. Don't try to scale the cliffs from St. Charles under fire! Played 4 times in a row and I wanted to play again. Takes about an hour to play. A keeper (as time, not me, has proved). I dig it. Odd to think that my Quebecois ancestors must have been present during this campaign. Update... I think is a wonderful light wargame / starter wargame with effective Fog of War surprises, easy play, and some easy detailed chrome (such as the battle formations).
Flyinacres
Rating: 8
I even enjoy solo play with this...
agripa
Rating: 8
Operational block wargame with simultaneous movement.

So simple and ingenious at the same time.

The british player is faced with the same difficulties and constraints of general James Wolfe.

Taking Quebec is like a puzzle to solve before the St Lawrence river freezes.

A thrilling match for both sides.

A Classic!

Can be played in 1 to 2 hours.
agripa
Rating: 8
Operational block wargame with simultaneous movement.

So simple and ingenious at the same time.

The british player is faced with the same difficulties and constraints of general James Wolfe.

Taking Québec is like a puzzle to solve before the St Lawrence river freezes.

A thrilling match for both sides.

A Classic!
anderson
Rating: 8
Great exciting little game with huge opportunities. A painless introduction to block games.
acchas
Rating: 8
slated for trade at PrezCon
afafard
Rating: 8
Very interesting wargame recreating the 1759 battle of Quebec.
The game manages to put faithfully both players in the shoes of the two generals.
Very tense and full of strategic options.

My only serious concern is the price. Columbia charges $50 for a flimsy cardboard (unmounted!) map, 50 wooden blocks, 4 tiny wooden dice and a stickers sheet. All this stuffed into something that has the size and sturdiness of a cereal box.

This game is a must, but if you have the choice, go for the older versions. They seem to be of a much better quality.

I rated the game based on the gameplay experience.
el_guapo
Rating: 8
Played many games with my brother-in-law, who lived in la vieille ville for a while.
Eddy Vickery
Rating: 8
An excellent 2 player wargame that plays in an hour.
edarden
Rating: 8
A great, quick game. I once taught a friend to play and then played the game while the others in our group were still debating what we would all be playing that afternoon.
Drewcooter
Rating: 8
I like the combat resolution system and the fact that both players write down their moves , reveal them, move at the same time, and then resolve any battles that may result.

Interesting game, IMHO every bit as good as 1812, maybe even a little better.
David-Harmsworth
Rating: 8
Home made
Cthulhu1
Rating: 8
Along with 1812 this is the first wargame I ever played. I love the theme, and this classic version has a proper hard mounted board, which I wish modern Columbia Games sets had.
CSoren
Rating: 8
My first ever play of an historical war game!
More than 2 years later, Quebec 1759 finally hit the table for our second play. We needed to go through the rules again, which took about 30 minutes with only a couple of references to BGG. We openly discussed strategy throughout the game and afterward, with the result that we're both eager to try it again to attempt some of our ideas.
frunkee
Rating: 8
Simplist and quickest block game.
airjudden
Rating: 8
Love it! It's easy, challenging, historical, and plays fast. British have the quality units, and the French have the advantage of defenders rolling first and amphibious advantage. By requiring the British to control Abraham and not take too many losses, it balances out the game. The British have to feign attacks, just like they did in 1759.
Eric P
Rating: 8
First Columbia block game. Good introductory game particularly for Canadians. I have introduced two or three people to wargaming using this title.
funkyherman
Rating: 7.5
Fast and easy block wargame. Lots of dice throwing but there are some decisions. I really want more wargames like this I can play in 1-2 h.
gametweaker
Rating: 7.5
Great introduction to block games and war games. Plays fast and offers a lot for the time invested.
Csigs
Rating: 7.5
One play. Light, quick and fun wargame. The only block wargame I've played thusfar so it's hard to compare how much of the fun came from the system or from this game, itself. Looking forward to more.
fehrmeister
Rating: 7.5
Rules Complexity: :star::star::nostar::nostar::nostar:
Strategic Depth: :star::star::star::nostar::nostar:
Luck Factor :star::star::nostar::nostar::nostar:
Negotiation Factor: :nostar::nostar::nostar::nostar::nostar:
Amount of Downtime: :nostar::nostar::nostar::nostar::nostar:
Fiddliness: :star::nostar::nostar::nostar::nostar:
Component Quality: :star::star::star::halfstar::nostar:
Player Interaction: :star::star::star::star::star:
"Take That" Conflict: :star::star::star::star::star:
Theme Integration: :star::star::star::star::nostar:

An entry-level Columbia block game that takes about 45 minutes to play. There is a lot of tension as British forces slowly cross the river into Quebec, repelled by a much weaker French force, all leading to a usually exciting climax in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
cernsy
Rating: 7.5
My first block game and for this reason alone it holds a special place. It is also a very good little game.
EndersGame
Rating: 7.5
[gameid=1645] (weight 2.3) or [gameid=85] (weight 2.2) are perhaps the easiest of the Columbia block games, and most suitable for newbies (comparison thread here and here).

British perhaps have a slight advantage. NB: revised rules and artwork in updated edition from 2009. See also minor corrections needed as posted here and in subsequent post, and corrected stickers as posted here.

Great introductory block war games, with strong historical theme and flavour, elegance of gameplay, fog of war and bluffing, lots of fun, playable in an hour. Has an appeal and accessibility that many eurogamers will find within reach and worthwhile - a natural step up from games like Stratego, and yet offers so much more in terms of gameplay and theme. See my pictorial review.

Status: traded
anemaat
Rating: 7.5
There isn't much replay value here, but that goes for many non-Columbia Games wargames.
freechinanow
Rating: 7
I purchased Quebec 1759 because I am interested in the history of board games in general and this one is significant as being the first "block" wargame. History aside, it is quick-playing, light but dice-heavy, wargame. The theme is of high interest to me as a Canadian, and I don't mind having a couple of wargames with this level of ease. I've always liked games where you have to intuit your opponent's next move, and secret unit movement handles this nicely. The few "wargame-y" rules only serve to enhance the theme. My rating reflects mostly the historical significance, theme, and ease of play vs. level of enjoyment. If a game like Quebec 1759 came out today it probably wouldn't get much notice. But as the first block wargame, plus the fact that it is a great introductory or light wargame, great for 60 minutes, I think Quebec 1759 stands up well. It's pretty dice-heavy, but I'd rather play a game like this based on something historical in 60 minutes than Risk, which has no history, no colour, and takes about 6 hours.
a2greg
Rating: 7
This is a very interesting game covering a not often covered war. Tough decisions and some fun large scale battles. The written orders part of the game system is a bit old but in this game it works.
AlexBeresford
Rating: 7
A classic. Pretty good. Wish I could play it solo as well.
bagio99
Rating: 7
Game with relatively simple rules, easily taught to newcomers and very fast play (for wargames). Winning requires a modicum of strategic thinking. Bluff is a big part of the game. Theme hits the spot for me. Gave away as a gift to my youngest brother, who had left Québec, "La Belle Province", some years ago back to France. I re-ordered this fine little game a few month later from www.columbiagames.com
barteus
Rating: 7
Intro block game, simple and fast, yet satisfying. British must go on offense; French have defensive advantages and must wear down their opponent. Cannot play brute force, must add feints, makes the game very interesting
Benzebub
Rating: 7
2P
cube
Rating: 7
The ultimate introducing wargame. Nice map, few blocks per side, fun fog of war and simultaneous movement rules. Playable in 45-60 minutes.
cannoneer
Rating: 7
It's hard to see how a methodical British player could lose. Using weak forces to scout the French positions and then move over in force.

I think Levis is the key. If the French don't garrison it strongly, the British will be able to split French troops on either side of Abraham. Even though the Brits have to move their ships up and down the river, they can still go either way easier than the French, perhaps.
chitshappen
Rating: 7
Not sure which side it's more skewed to...I've read all the comments. This has been my first block game, and I LOVE it. Wargaming in 60 minutes? Why isn't everyone doing this? Bumped up to 8 after some really good recent plays. Almost chess-like, in a really really good way.
chris0zz
Rating: 7
30 minute war game, beer & pretzel classic
Cosmid
Rating: 7
Great game! Simple yet elegant, quick and FUN to play.

I play with the original rules.
cptantilles
Rating: 7
Solid introductory block game. Not as refined as some of the later block games, but a fun play on occasion.
David Vander Ark
Rating: 7
Plays quickly, and we've found that either side can win. Tense game, probably my favorite of the block wargames, simply because it packs so much into just 45 minutes of gaming.
DHolte
Rating: 7
Good intro to block games.
dr glaze et al
Rating: 7
Underrated game that really shows what the block system does best- bluff and maneuver. Can't wait for more chances to check this out!
dun166
Rating: 7
nice and easy
fattylumpkin
Rating: 7
A nice little introductory block game. Plays fast, simple, and nicely asymmetric.
fortinm
Rating: 7
I have not finished exploring this game. This acquisition was more for personal and historical reasons than gaming reasons (I hate wargames). The rules contains many errors and lacks clarity. This is hard to accept considering it exists since 1972!
gamey
Rating: 7
A game I could never win, but doesn't change the fact that it's a nice mechanism with a sharply focused scenario. Wood bits and board are attractive.
bagio99
Rating: 7
Game with relatively simple rules, easily taught to newcomers and short play time (for a wargame). Winning requires a modicum of strategic thinking. Bluff is a big part of the game. Theme hits the spot for me. Gave away as a gift to my youngest brother, who had left Québec, "La Belle Province", some years ago back to France. I re-ordered this fine little game a few month later from www.columbiagames.com
funkyherman
Rating: 7
Fast and easy block wargame. Lots of dice throwing but there are some decisions. I really want more wargames like this I can play in 1-2 h.
afafard
Rating: 7
Very interesting wargame recreating the 1759 battle of Quebec.
The game manages to put faithfully both players in the shoes of the two generals.
Very tense and full of strategic options.

My only serious concern is the price. Columbia charges $50 for a flimsy cardboard (unmounted!) map, 50 wooden blocks, 4 tiny wooden dice and a stickers sheet. All this stuffed into something that has the size and sturdiness of a cereal box.
If you have the choice, go for the older versions. They seem to be of a much better quality.

I rated the game based on the gameplay experience.
donlyn
Rating: 7
became Columbia Games
Eldard
Rating: 7
block game
bookmanrk
Rating: 6.7
One of the first of the Block style games which was unigue at the time and involves attrition of units by rotating the block. Looks cool map is ok but nothing special to look at.
caise
Rating: 6.5
My first "block game".
cornjob
Rating: 6.5
I enjoy playing this. The blocks with the decoys and the limited 16 turn game make for some cool tension. Its a nice length for playing a complete game in a short amount of time.

I'm concerned that there may be one best strategy for the British and that the outcome of the game comes less from the tricky decision-making and more from the whims of the dice.

Still, I'd be willing to play this from time to time. Its definitely the simplest of the block games I've played, but it holds up fairly well and the theme is a fun one.
Freitag
Rating: 6.5
A great intro to why block games are popular. Very simple and playable.
caise
Rating: 6.5
Would like the original edition.
brandysta
Rating: 6.5
A guessing game -- I use it with my 5th Grade class when we study the War of 1812.
Dieroll Honker
Rating: 6
Yeah, one of the original blockheads and still worth a play now and again. Don't let those French know where you are coming!
djlg
Rating: 6
Good simple intro to the Columbia block genre. I like the simple naval rules and the use of dummy blocks. However the situation is pretty simple and really only worth a couple of plays. There's two main routes to victory and it nearly always boils down to a final battle on the Plains of Abraham. At least that makes it historical. :-)
dogmatix
Rating: 6
The granddaddy of all block games; simple and easy to play but I'm just not a fan of the system...
dougadamsau
Rating: 6
The simplest of the block wargames, set during the French and Indian Wars. Players battle along a point to point map of the Wilderness. Great introductory wargame.
dratz
Rating: 6
Played this a few times years ago. Enjoyed the challenge posed by placing the decoy pieces.
duckweed
Rating: 6
Even after 4 plays, it's hard to come to an opinion on this one. There are several strategic options, but they still feel rather limited due to the setup and small number of territories. Bluffing often wins or loses the game. **update** I finally came to the conclusion that my wife simply doesn't dig this game, so I traded it for Devil's Horesemen (that'll show her! :-))
BobbyD
Rating: 6
One of the more simpler block games. Easy to introduce to non-wargamers. The mapboard is a bit confusing, as it is basically an area map, but without the area boundary lines.
fastfingers
Rating: 6
Bought this game after hearing about it on Point-2-Point podcast.
blockhead
Rating: 6
Interesting game on a rather obscure topic. Probably not the greatest simulation, but there are some interesting choices for both sides. This was a very early game for Columbia and the system bears little resemblence to the later games, so don't buy it just as an introduction. But if you like a light, 60 minute game of low complexity, this will do.
Bill Romaniecki
Rating: 6
Simple game. Limited replayability.
fubar awol
Rating: 6
The best entry-level block game because it is simple an quick. Takes advantage of the "fog of war" by introducing blank blocks so you can feint. Don't expect infinite replayability with this one, but do expect a fun game.
Beyak
Rating: 6
Somewhat like rock paper scissors, but with a few twists and turns.
Bankler
Rating: 6
Really more a bluffing game than a block game. Fast little wargame.
bagio99
Rating: 6
Game with relatively simple rules, easily taught to newcomers and short play time: it's a light wargame. Winning requires a modicum of strategic thinking. Bluff is a big part of the game. Theme hits the spot for me. Gave away as a gift to my youngest brother, who had left Québec, "La Belle Province", some years ago back to France. I re-ordered this fine little game a few month later from www.columbiagames.com
charlescab
Rating: 6
Very good intro block game. I think War of 1812 is a better stepping stone
alfredo lorente
Rating: 6
Small, short, and under-appreciated.

Location: Basement (FR)
cratex
Rating: 6
Interesting game; played it several times many years ago in the late 90s -- I just haven't picked up a copy because it is expensive for what you get because of the wooden blocks.
alexisW
Rating: 6
A gateway wargame for wargamers and eurogamers as well. Simple, simultaneous orders, simple battle system. Rolling amount of dice to score hits and win battle/skirmishes is a simple but effective way to play this war in less than an hour.

Great replayability as blocks creates FOW.

Used this game to teach newbies to wargaming.
Bien
Rating: 5
6 rating based on the original rules, 4 with the new rules. Never give up in this game, always allow your opponent the satisfaction of rolling 35 D6s.
britchey
Rating: 5
I like it as a short wargame and as an introduction to block gaming, but the choices are limited and I couldn't see playing it very often.
Fiske Warren
Rating: 5
Only played once so far and I was rather disappointed. Must try again
Elixer1
Rating: 5
A neat game, but fundamentally broken. A good to play a few times until the flaw is obvious.
Buzz
Rating: 4
I'm with Paul Denhup on this...nice map!
andrewhodkinson
Rating: 4
Block Wargame
DoctorJ
Rating: 3
Part of my attempt to find a wargame I like. Didn't like the hex games. Block games didn't do it for me, either.
derekrledr
Rating: -
I have the original Gamma Two Games version... with updated rules and counters
caise
Rating: -
My first "block game".
gamellerbe
Rating: -
786-my copy has the greatly improved box art, probably from the 1973 revision.
Calxx55
Rating: -
COLUMBIA
BanjosAreLoud
Rating: -
Lighter weight block wargame.
gamezendo.com
Rating: -
Old Gamma II longbox version! Unplayed condition
Fred59
Rating: -
N
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caublbil
Rating: -
Columbia Games Second Edition (2009)
aquabob79
Rating: -
Columbia Games
callidusx3
Rating: -
OT
Abiteacher
Rating: -
Sean's War Game
DesertWargamer
Rating: -
Purchased on: 9/27/15
Purchased from: [url]www.columbiagames.com[/url]
Purchase price: $49.98 (+ $4.95 SH, - $50.00 Game$ Discount)

Notes:
- Purchased new

Weight: 2.1 (9/27/15)
caise
Rating: -
Would like the original edition.
Calxx55
Rating: -
GAMMA TWO
duron600
Rating: -
Einfaldasta av slagnum.
Burnham
Rating: -
I haven't played this yet, but it seems like it will be a good introduction to block wargames.

edit: Dammit dammit son of a bitch dammit! Of course, now I regret getting rid of this.
-Johnny-
Rating: -
(trade, Mission: Red Planet)(traded, $20 gift certificate)
DrFlanagan
Rating: -
Gamma Two version
Constantinople
Rating: -
1972 Columbia Games mint unp
blunxy
Rating: -
Not played yet.
dmareske
Rating: -
Excellent condition, smoke free
AiGuru
Rating: -
Never played
fiatkid55
Rating: -
1972 original and Columbia Games reprint
Amiral
Rating: -
Complimentary copy given by Grant Dalgliesh (traded for a copy of D-Day Dice at WBC).
fifa30
Rating: -
UP
Flamandier
Rating: -
I live in France so I'd rather buy from a french player to reduce shipping cost
AliPogo
Rating: -
F&IW
Fred59
Rating: -
N
Byrns
Rating: -
AGW 2.2
Cpl Scrappy
Rating: -
played