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Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition

  • Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition
  • Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition
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3 hours
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Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but as a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle - John F, Kennedy.

In 1945, unlikely allies toppled Hitler's war machine while humanity's most devastating weapons forced the Japanese Empire to its knees in a storm of fire. Where once there stood many great powers, there now stood only two - the United States and the Soviet Union. The world had scant months to collectively sigh in relief before a new conflict threatened. Unlike the titanic struggles of the preceding decades, this conflict would be waged not primarily by soldiers and tanks, but by spies and politicians, scientists and intellectuals, artists and traitors. Twilight Struggle is a two-player game simulating the 45 year dance of intrigue, prestige and occasional flares of warfare between the USSR and the USA. The entire world is the stage on which these two titans fight. The game begins amidst the ruins of Europe as the two new superpowers scramble over the wreckage of WWII and ends in 1989, when only the United States remained standing.

Twilight Struggle is a quick-playing, low-complexity game that comprises a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower.

Twilight Struggle's Event cards add detail and flavour to the game. They cover a vast array of historical happenings: the Arab-Israeli conflicts, Vietnam, the peace movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis and other such incidents that brought the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation. Subsystems capture the prestige-laden Space Race as well as nuclear tensions, with the possibility of a game-ending nuclear war. Can you, as the U.S. President or Soviet Premier, lead your nation to victory? Play Twilight Struggle and find out.

This is the 2009 Deluxe Edition of Twilight Struggle.

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Contents: mounted map board with revised graphics, 228 double-thickness counters, 110 Event Cards, 2 six-sided dice, 24-page Revised Rule book, 2 Player Aid cards

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