1812: The Invasion of Canada 12+

HexWar Games Ltd

    • 3.6 • 5 Ratings
    • $12.99




The year is 1812. Great Britain and her allies are battling Napoleon for control of Europe. In response to British seizure of American ships and goods, the young United States declares war on Britain and invades Canada. You and up to 4 other players take command of the armies of the British Redcoats, Canadian Militia, and Native Americans, or of the American Regulars and American Militia to decide the fate of the Americas. The action takes place on a huge historically accurate map that spans the United States and Canada from Detroit to Montreal. Players from each faction cooperate to gain control of key towns and forts.

About the Game

1812 features fast, intuitive and fun gameplay that involves teamwork and strategic planning in a historic and educational setting. This is THE GAME for people who want an enjoyable and manageable introduction to historic/conflict based games.

In 1812 - The Invasion of Canada, players take on one of the roles of the major factions that took part in the War of 1812. On the British side these are represented by the British Regulars (Redcoats), Canadian Militia and Native Americans; and the American Regular Army and American Militia comprise the American players. Players for each side will cooperate with each other in order to plan and conduct their campaigns. Each side will attempt to capture Objective Areas on the map. When a truce is called, the side that controls the most enemy Objective Areas wins.

Key Features:

3 Scenarios – 1812, 1812 (Short) and 1813.
Play solo vs. 3 AI difficulties
60 Cards (Movement & Event)
Cross-platform 2 player online play or up to 5 player hotseat multiplayer.
Faithful conversion of the original board game.

Note: We recommend playing on an iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro or newer device.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Fixed an issue with the "Capt. Aisquith's Sharpshooters" card which could cause a battle to be unresolvable.
- Fixed an issue with the text on the "General Brock" card.
- Fixed an issue with the "General Brock" card so that it now works correctly (Canadian Militia ignore flee).
- Fixed the "Publication Ban" card so that it now lets you place additional fled units in Rome after the card has been played.
- Fixed an issue with cities/forts name toggle.
- Fixed an issue with tooltips showing for hotkeys.
- Fixed an issue which could cause the incorrect units to be placed during the Enlistments phase.
- Fixed the Enlistments for American Regulars so 3 are now placed in Albany instead of 2.
- Fixed the "Ambush" card so that it now correctly lets the British have the first turn in battle after assigning the 2 hits to the American side.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

MSgt Pepe ,

Good game!!! (iPad Air)

What the title says! I also have 1775, which along with this game and 1754 make up the Birth Of America trilogy. Very fun and educational game system. It has a few birthing glitches, but nothing that will kill it in the crib. Matter of fact, so did 1775 and HexWar was very responsive to my inputs and 'got her done', and they will do the same here. These folks are serious about fixing stuff - but they have to hear from you! That's the key: give them INPUT in a timely and clear manner with screenshots if possible. I've never been disappointed with their games/support (I have a bunch of their titles). They have a great track record, and I'm looking forward to 1754: The French And Indian War.

TheDudeAbided ,

Great strategy game!

This is a very good follow-up to the previous 1775 game by the same developers. The American militia and regular army face off against the British regulars, Canadian militia, and Native American tribes in the war of 1812.

The game features a simple system, with area movement and card- driven movement capabilities. Combat is based on die rolling, but different units have different potential to hit, flee or hold in place. The Great Lakes divide up the border region so that there are three main fronts, which allows for various strategies as to where you're going to attack and defend. Both sides have to balance pursuing offensives with funneling additional troops and reinforcements to the front; it's very easy to run out of steam just when you're striking deep into enemy territory.

The best thing about 1812, like 1775, is that it's one of the very few games by Hexwar that allows you to play other opponents online. Maybe it's just me, but playing the AI is never as much fun as playing an actual human, and a human opponent will come up with much more clever strategies every time. More like this, please!

Werewolf013 ,

Too Expensive

The game's overpriced and lacks a lot of content for being at the price it is, also froze on me a few times. Save your money.

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