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Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition - 2014 Reprint

COMPONENTS: LIVING RULES DELUXE EDITION ONLINE RESOURCES: PREVIOUS EDITIONS ONLINE RESOURCES: AWARDS:
  • Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Modern Era Boardgame 2005
  • The International Gamers Award for General Strategy, Two Player 2006
  • The International Gamers Award for Historical Simulation, 2006
  • The Boardgamegeek, Golden Geek Award for Best Wargame 2006
  • The Boardgamegeek, Golden Geek Award for Best 2 player game.
  • Nominee Games Magazine Best Historical Simulation 2007
  • Nominee Origins Awards Historical Boardgame of the Year 2005
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PUBLISHED: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
DESIGNER: Ananda Gupta & Jason Matthews
ART DIRECTOR: Rodger B. MacGowan
MAP, CARD, & COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch
PRODUCERS: Gene Billingsley, Tony Curtis, Andy Lewis, Rodger MacGowan, Mark Simonitch


Price: $60.00 
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31. Helmut on 1/4/2008, said:

a brilliant and relatively simple game, playable in less than three hours by experianced players
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32. Steve on 10/22/2007, said:

As a game, this is one of the best, causing players to think through strategy until the end. I was dissappointed in it as a simulation; it doesn't model crucial aspects of the Cold War, except in the most abstract of terms. But if you are willing to play it as a game, you will not be dissappointed.
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33. Alex on 10/7/2007, said:

Love this game. It brings back the feeling of the cold war and reminds me of the daily news of my childhood and adolesence. I've played twice (both times into turn ten) and each time was nailbitingly fun. It is a simple set up and a medium difficulty to learn, yet tense and unpredictable to play through. You have to continually be on your toes, ever balancing and edging your influence ahead.
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34. Matteo on 10/4/2007, said:

Simple rules, fast play and a very deep strategy. It's simply the best!
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35. Dr. Philipp on 9/25/2007, said:

Great game but unforgiving.
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36. Karl on 9/25/2007, said:

A classic, great game play, deep strategy, and simple rules this game has it all. While the game is a bit on the unforgiving side another game can be played fairly quickly so I think it balances out.
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37. Todd on 9/25/2007, said:

Fantastic Game!! Quick-playing. Deep. Strategic. All you could want.
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38. Colin on 9/25/2007, said:

A modern classic. This game is undoubtedly a seminal game combining excellent card play with an engrossing theme. Regardless of whether you like the game I think you have to respect the quality of game design and unscripted game play.
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39. Douglas on 9/24/2007, said:

A blast.
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40. Patrick on 9/24/2007, said:

Simple set up, plays fast, but really captures the flavor of the era and the tension of the Cold War. It can take so many directions and your position can change on a dime. This old Cold War warrior's favorite!
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TWILIGHT STRUGGLE is my all-time favorite game. It is a brilliant first design by the team of Jason Matthews and Ananda Gupta. It takes the card-driven genre of games like WE THE PEOPLE, HANNIBAL; ROME VS. CARTHAGE, and WILDERNESS WAR to its highest peak. Every game is different and the game gets better and better as you become more familiar with the individual cards. You are surprised as hidden combos are revealed game after game. Every turn is filled with tension as you try to figure out the best way to play the hand of cards you've been dealt. Gaming simply doesn't get any better than thi
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- Alan R. Moon
 
On November 9th of 2009, the world marked the 20th Anniversary of the conclusion of the Cold War.  That was the day that the Cold War's most tangible symbol -- the Berlin Wall -- was relegated to the ash heap of history.  Unlike the 20th Century's other great conflict, the Cold War did not end in an explosion of neutrons, but rather, an explosion of human freedom and optimism.  We had avoided what many thought inevitable -- the destruction of mankind through armed conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States.  Overnight, the face of Europe had changed.  Suddenly, all things were possible.

That was now 23 years ago.  Sadly, we all learned that the end of the Cold War was not "the end of history."  Mankind would find new ways to divide itself. While the threat of nuclear holocaust disappeared, newer and more sinister forms of conflict would take its place.  Where once superpowers bestrode the globe, decentralized networks and even individuals now command the world's attention.



 

This Deluxe Edition of Twilight Struggle seeks to capture the feeling of  that earlier era.  Twilight Struggle is a two-player game simulating the forty-five year dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the Soviet Union and the United States. Using the card-driven game mechanics pioneered in such award winning games as We the People and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, Twilight Struggle recreates the conflict between the most powerful nation states the world has ever known. The scope of the game covers the entire world as it was found in 1945.  Players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. As with GMT's other card-driven games, decision-making is a challenge; how to best use one's cards and units given consistently limited resources? Twilight Struggle's Event cards add cover a vast array of historical happenings, from the Berlin Airlift, to the Vietnam War and the U.S. peace movement, to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This Deluxe Edition of Twilight Struggle marries world-class components, with the sort of world-class game play for which GMT is already known.  We cannot think of a better way to commemorate this vital piece of world history. We invite you to relieve an era with the words uttered by one of  its most iconic statesmen:

"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 a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle" - John F. Kennedy

 
Components:
  • Heavy duty 9 x 12 x 2 inch box
  • Mounted map with revised graphics
  • Two double-thick counter sheets with 228 counters
  • Deck of 110 event cards (increased from 104)
  • Revised rules and player aid cards
  • Two six-sided dice

Game Features

TIME SCALE approx. 3-5 years per turn
MAP SCALE Point-to-point system
UNIT SCALE Influence markers
NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1 - 2