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
- Heavy duty 9 x 12 x 2 inch box
- Mounted map
- Two double-thick counter sheets with 228 counters
- Deck of 110 event cards
- Revised rules and player aid cards
- Two six-sided dice
Includes the Turn Zero Expansion:
Each of the two Promo Packs includes four new cards for the game, some including "What if" alternate history additions to the game. The Turn Zero expansion adds twelve new cards and a new starting point for Twilight Struggle. Also included in the expansion pack are rules for a new Optional Space Race Track, to add variability to your Twilight Struggle experience.
- Promo Pack #1 - 4 new cards.
- Promo Pack #2 - 4 new cards.
- 2 counters for Zaire and Taiwan, for options in Promo Pack 1 and Turn Zero
- 1 Rules Sheet for the Turn Zero expansion
- 12 Cards for the Turn Zero expansion
- Six 3" x 5" Result Cards for The Turn Zero expansion
- 1 Optional Space Race board
- 2 Player Aid cards
Play Time: 180 Minutes