Magazine & Wargame
by Decision Games
US intervention in Latin-America involved the US Marine Corps, Army and Navy. Caribbean nations were invaded, occupied, and sometimes native politicians deposed. Battles with native rebels were frequent. Protecting and promoting economic concerns lay at the root of US military intervention. Businesses such as the United Fruit Company and the Standard Fruit Company sought to control the Caribbean banana, sugar and tobacco trade. Our doughboys became their enforcers.
Banana Wars is a delightful, card-driven whack-a-mole game in which the US player stamps out insurrections while the Insurrecto player creates an unending string of crises to exhaust US resources.