Freedom - The Underground Railroad is an engaging cooperative game about a pivotal time in American history. Players assume the roles of important historical Abolitionist characters pitted against the slave economy from the early 1800's thru the Civil War. Players succeed together by balancing their actions between raising funds for the Abolitionist cause and helping runaway slaves move from the Southern States to freedom in Canada. But every move risks alerting the slave catchers, who roam the board trying to return the runaway slaves to the plantations. Educational - Players become familiar with the important historical figures, political agendas and crucial events that unfolded in America between 1800 and 1865.