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.
- Players: 2
- Play Time: Two to three hours
- Ages: 13+
A card-driven war-game in the style of classics like We the People and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition.
The game takes place across a world map of the period, where players exert influence on the various countries 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 espcially when a card can give advantages to your opponent?
Twilight Struggles' Event cards cover a vast array of historical happenings, from the Arab- Israeli conflicts of 1948 and 1967, to Vietnam and the U.S. peace movement, to 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 game-ending nuclear war.
The new deluxe edition has replaced the original and includes a fully mounted map board with revised graphics, double thickness counters and new event cards and revised rules.