Conquer an impregnable fortress – or save an indefensible city!
Vangelis Bagiartakis
English, Polish, Greek

2020 Winner of Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Late Gunpowder Era Wargame

It’s a siege, a test of will, endurance and tactics between the besieged freedom fighters and the besieging imperial forces, who have come to crush the rebellion. This universal contest is presented through a dramatic history of the third siege of a Greek Holy City (Messolonghi) by Ottoman forces during the Greek War of Independence.


Freedom! is an asymmetric 2-hour game that captures the fluidity of the siege and the wider political and logistical challenges facing both sides. The player actions are driven by the cards in their hands, which highlight actual events and personalities of that time, while the combat is dice-base to allow for quick and exciting gameplay.

Freedom! features asymmetrical play. The goal of the invading forces is to get inside the city before the end of the game, or to force the citizens to abandon the cause by dropping their morale to zero. The defenders, on the other hand, try to withstand the siege and protect the city long enough for the invaders to abandon their attempt either by deciding to leave on their own or by having their morale dropped to zero. The battle takes place on two maps: one showing the city itself and the forces involved in the siege, and one showing the surrounding areas, highlighting the support that each of them provides to both players.

Game details:



  • board
  • 50 Dawn of Freedom cards
  • 50 Twilight of Freedom cards
  • 2 player aid charts
  • rulebook
  • 20 food markers
  • 10 money markers
  • 10 damaged/destroyed walls markers
  • 1 round marker
  • 2 preparation markers
  • 1 food track marker
  • 2 morale markers
  • 2 plea for aid markers
  • 30 support markers
  • 8 surrounding areas tiles
  • 124 8mm wooden cubes
  • 2 d6 dice
  • 2 d8 dice
  • 10 zip-lock bags


Images and videos of the game

Game gallery

Preview the game pictures, zoomed elements, pawns, boards details.


Supporting files you can download for the game

Freedom! – Rulebook
Freedom! – Rulebook