Twilight Struggle, a game that has been consistently rated as the: #2 Board Game (Overall) on Boardgamegeek.com , the #1 War Game on BGG.com, and the #3 Strategy Game on BGG.com, is armed and dangerous on Steam. Also, it’s got a cool 20% knocked off of the overall price of $15.00 —
Wait, what exactly is Twilight Struggle? It’s first appearance is accredited to that ol’ Catholic, John F. Kennedy: “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, year in and year out, ‘rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation’, a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself”.
Still, a quote from a deceased president doesn’t fully explain what this game is. Or does it? The idea behind Twilight Struggle is one in where the world is retreating from the post-war horrors of the Second World War, diving headlong into the era of imperial quagmires and political revolution. This game is a Cold-War spanning behemoth that sits at the perfect intersection of history, strategy, and tension. Now, for the, well kinda first time, Twilight Struggle is available for the PC — assembly no longer required!
Twilight Struggle is a challenging strategy game of medium complexity that presents new and different challenges with every game session. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. The playable events in the game 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. Play as the US or USSR during the Cold War and change the course of history.
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Gaming from the swampy flatlands of Florida since 1989, Alex D’Alessandro is always looking for a way to stay inside and escape the southern heat.