Twilight Struggle

2005 · 2 Players · 120-180 Minutes
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Twilight Struggle board game
Twilight Struggle board game

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. 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.

Components (original edition):

  • 228 full colour counters
  • 22"x34" full colour map
  • 103 event cards
  • 2 six-sided dice
  • 1 24-page rulebook
  • 2 full colour player aid cards

Components (2009 Deluxe edition and after)

  • 260 full colour counters
  • 22"x34" mounted map with revised graphics
  • 110 event cards
  • 2 six-sided dice
  • 1 24-page rulebook
  • 2 full colour player aid cards

 

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

DESIGNER: Ananda Gupta & Jason Matthews
MAP, CARD, & COUNTER ART: Mark Simonitch

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Details

Year Published2005
Number of Players 2
Playtime 120-180 Minutes
Minimum Age 13
Mechanics Area Control, Campaign, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Simulation, Simultaneous Play, Simultaneous action selection, Tug of War
Categories Political
Learning Complexity 3.00 / 5[Vote]
Strategy Complexity 4.00 / 5[Vote]
Official Site Official Website
Rule URL Official Rules
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