The following is a list of Civil War games, seperated by company. Some of these companies are no longer in business.

3W Inc.

3W Inc. (short for World Wide Wargaming) was founded in 1977 in the United Kingdom and later moved to California. It published a variety of magazines concerning the wargaming hobby, including the magazine Strategy & Tactics between the years of 1987 and 1991; the company also published The Wargamer in two different periods, from 1977 to 1988 (referred to as Volume 1) and from 1988 to 1990 (referred to as Volume 2).


Avalon Hill

Avalon Hill was founded in 1952 by Charles S. Roberts in Baltimore, Mayrland. His game Tactics (published in 1954) is considered the first wargame. The company was sold to Hasbro in August 1998 and is currently operated as a subsidiary of Wizards of the Coast (itself a Hasbro subsidiary).

Baccus 6mm Ltd.

Bandwagon Games

Berserker Games

Blue Guidon

Clash of Armes Games

Columbia Games

Founded in 1970 and based in Blaine, Washington, it is one of the oldest wargame companies. One of the company's most popular lines is a series of block wargames, using wooden blocks rather than the usual cardboard counters.

Compass Games

Decision Games

Decision Games was founded in 1988, publishing both original games and revised editions of SPI games. Some of the games are published in the Folio series (usually consisting of a 17” x 22” map and 80-100 counters) and Mini series (usually consisting of a 11" x 17" map sheet and 40 counters), both series using the Musket & Saber system of rules. The company also publishes Strategy & Tactics, a bimonthly magazine with a complete game in each issue.

Eagle-Gryphon Games

Electronic Arts

Fiery Dragon Productions

Game Designers' Workshop

Founded in 1973, the company published board games, minitures games, and role playing games; it acquired the Conflict Games Company in the 1970s. The company disbanded in 1996 due to financial difficulties.

The Gamers

Originally founded by Dean Essig in Homer, Illinos, the company focused on publishing individual games as part of several series. In 2001, the company was bought by Multi-Man Publishing, which continues publishing several game series.

GMT Games

Founded in 1990 by Gene Billingsley, Mike Crane, and Terry Shrum and currently based in California.

Guidon Games

Guidon Games was a subsidiary of Lowry Hobbies and operated between 1971 and 1973. It produced board games and rules for minitures wargames.

High Flying Dice Games, LLC

Impressions Games

Founed in 1989 in the United Kingdom, it was sold in 1995 to Sierra Entertainment. Impressions Games ceased operations in April 2004.

Interactive Magic

Founded by Bill Stealy in 1995.

Iron Crown Enterprises

Ivy Street Games

LPD Games

Matrix Games

Founded by David Heath in 1999, Matrix Games is currently based in Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom, with subsidiary offices based in the United States, Italy, and Canada. In May 2010, it was acquired by British company Slitherine.

Mercury Games

Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley was a board game manufacturer that was founded in 1860; it produced a variety of games, including (starting in the 1960s) wargames. In 1984, it became a subsidiary of Hasbro and in 2009 the name Milton Bradley was dropped in favor of Hasbro Games.

Multi-Man Publishing

Founded in 1994 by four playtesters for Avalon Hill. In 2001, it purchased the company The Gamers.

One Small Step

Operational Studies Group

Osprey Publishing

Quantum Printing

SDC (Simulations Design Corporation)

Simulation Design, Inc.

Simulations Publications, Inc.

Simulations Publications, Inc., or also known as SPI, was founded in 1969 and was acquired by TSR in 1982. The company published the bimonthly magazine Strategy & Tactics, which included a wargame in each issue. The rights of many SPI games was acquired by Decision Games, which is revising and republishing many of the games.

Stratagem Publications LTD

Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Strategic Simulations was a computer and video game company that was founded by Joel Billings in 1970; the 1980 game Computer Bismark was the first commercially published computer wargame. The company was acquired by Mindscape in 1994.

Strategic Studies Group

Strategic Studies Group is an Australian company that was founded in 1983 by Ian Trout and Roger Keating. It focuses on computer games.


The company was founded in March 1995 and was aquired in December 1998 by Take-Two Interactive. TalonSoft ceased operations in 2002.

Between 1995 and 1999, TalonSoft released nine games in their Battleground series, five of which featured Civil War battles. The Battleground Civil War series were turn-based computer games released for Windows; the units were regiments/battalions for infantry and cavalry and batteries for artillery.

Totem Games

Treefrog Games

TSR, Inc.

Founded in 1973 by Gary Gygax and Don Kaye to publish the Dungeon & Dragons role playing games, the company expanded into other types of games. It was the publisher of Strategy & Tactics magazine between 1983 and 1987, when the magazine was sold to 3W. TSR, Inc. was bought by Wizards of the Coast in 1997, who discontinued using the name in 2000.

Victory Games

Victory Games was founded as a subsidiary of Avalon Hill in 1982, with several former employees of the recently closed SPI, and continued operations until 1991.

Victory Point Games

Founded in 2007 and based in Southern California, VPG was aquired in 2018 by Tabletop Tycoon.

Wargame Shop

Xeno Games


An independent video game publisher founded in 2013 and based in Redmond, Washington.