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Twilight Struggle Collector's Edition




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This Twilight Struggle Collector's Limited Edition is the ultimate version of our best-selling game. We offered it initially only to backers in the Kickstarter campaign for the digital edition of Twilight Struggle. After fulfilling all the Kickstarter orders, we have remaining in our warehouse several hundred copies of this one-time only Collector's Editon print run. So we are going to offer these to our entire customer base, on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of one copy per customer.

If you are one of our few customers who doesn't know anything about Twilight Struggle, we've included some descriptive text, including Alan Moon's endorsement, below. If you're already familiar with Twilight Struggle, and would like to purchase one of the Limited Collector's Edition of our best-selling game, we will begin accepting orders at 1300 hrs (1 pm) Pacific time on Wednesday, March 29th. Just return to this page and place your order then. Based on customer inquiries to date, we don't expect these to last long, so order early in you want a copy!

Shipping: For those of you computing shipping costs and options for this product, we are charging it as a 10 lb item (it's a bit more). Normal shipping charges apply. Note that, for our European customers, the "Euro Friendly Option" through Second Chance games that pre-pays VAT is an option for this product.

We hope you all enjoy this Collector's Edition of Twilight Struggle!

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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 this. - 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 27 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.

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 Collector's Edition of Twilight Struggle marries exclusive components, with the world-class game play for which Twilight Struggle and 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:
  • Beautiful Wooden Collector's Edition box
  • Mounted Map with Exclusive new Collector's Edition mapboard art
  • Card decks with 110 Event Cards with Exclusive new Collector's Edition card backs
  • Package of 20 Promo Cards and Player Aid material (containing both Promo Decks and the Turn Zero Deck from the Kickstarter campaign, with Collector's Edition card backs)
  • Pack of 9 updated cards - an update for Kickstarter backers to correct typos in the CE cards.
  • 1 Bag of Wooden Blocks
  • 1 Sticker sheet
  • 5 Plastic Miniatures
  • 1 Dice set (1 large blue, 1 large red, 1 small blue, 1 small red)
  • 1 Rulebook
  • Player Aid Cards
  • Black Bag for the wooden blocks
  • 3 packs of  clear card sleeves
  • Certificate of Authenticity, with designers' signatures

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