The Shores of Tripoli is a 1-2 player game set during the First Barbary War.
A recently independent United States of America experiences disrupted commercial shipping in the Mediterranean Sea at the hands of the Tripolitanian fleet.
Tomas Jefferson confronts Tripolitania leading to a detachment of the US fleet entering the Med and conflict erupts between the two navies.
The Shores of Tripoli is a a card driven game, with full solo mode, featuring top notch components and extensive liner notes.
The copy in the video was given to me by designer Kevin Bertram, who I am hoping to interview for the site in early 2021.