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Xintao23 Nov 2016 6:31 p.m. PST

Just played my first game of Twilight Struggle. Best boardgame I've played all year.


It's 2 player, USA vs USSR during the Cold War. In your turn you play event cards that are real events that happened during the Cold War. Sometimes they are good for you, and sometimes they are bad as you try to influence other countries into your sphere of control. If you trigger WWIII you lose.


In our game, on our third turn, we both had cards if not played carefully would have triggered the war. The world hung on a knife's edge for that turn.

I'm of a certain age, that I remember a lot of those events or some of those events were recent history and they still reverberate in today's world. This is one game for the boardgame library.


KTravlos Inactive Member24 Nov 2016 6:49 a.m. PST

Yes, Twilight Struggle is indeed one of the best thematic board-games out there (look up Labyrinth for the same system adapted to the War on Terror, and Andean Abyss adapted to the Columbian Civil War).

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