Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition
- Players: 2
- Playing Time: 120-180 Minutes
- Age: 13+
- Mechanisms: Area Control, Area Influence, Campaign, Battle Card Driven, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection
- Designer: Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews
- Contents: 228 full color counters, One Deluxe 22"x34" full-color mounted map, 110 Event Cards, Two six-sided dice, 2 full color, Player Aid cards
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.