Over the past several days retailers, such as Walmart and Sears have rushed to remove products bearing the Confederate flag from their shelves. At Amazon and Apple this has resulted in several Civil War board games disappearing from the sites.
Amazon's new policy of eliminating any non-book product that bears the Confederate flag may have resulted in the disappearance of the most recent edition of Battle Cry, The Guns of Gettysburg, and the Civil War version of Stratego. However, several other Civil War games and toy sets that bear the Confederate flag still remain. It is possible that these disappearances may be a coincidence or the games may have been eliminated in error.
There is no doubt regarding the situation at Apple, however, where a developer was quoted as saying a games were removed, “because [the game] includes images of the confederate flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways.”