This is the first volume of the United States History Games series, which will cover the entire history of the USA (from Virginia 1607 to modern times). The first game simulates the rise of "The Cotton kingdom" in the southern states. The heart of the game system are the Epoch cards which are divided into 13 decks, one for each epoch. This way, it is ensured that each event happens roughly at the correct time. Certain major events can only happen when specific actions or events have taken place.