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1959
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2 − 7
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 7 players
Recommended with 6, 7 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
360 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Diplomacy
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1914: O Jogo da Diplomacia
Deluxe Diplomacy
Diplomacia
Diplomacy 50th Anniversary Edition
Diplomatie
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This classic game of pure negotiation has taken many forms over the years.

The first Avalon Hill version has perhaps the widest release, but Avalon Hill (Hasbro) re-released the game in 1999, complete with a colorful new map and metal pieces. They recently released a 50th anniversary edition with a new map and cardboard pieces representing the armies and navies.

In the game, players represent one of the seven "Great Powers of Europe" (Great Britain, France, Austria-Hungry, Germany, Italy, Russia or Turkey) in the years prior to World War I. Play begins in the Spring of 1901, and players make both Spring and Autumn moves each year. There are only two kinds of military units: armies and fleets. On any given turn, each of your military units has limited options: they can move into an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in an attack on an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in defending an adjoining territory, or hold their position. Players instruct each of their units by writing a set of "orders." The outcome of each turn is determined by the rules of the game. There are no dice rolls or other elements of chance. With its incredibly simplistic movement mechanics fused to a significant negotiation element, this system is highly respected by many a gamer.

Avalon Hill Complexity rating - 3

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from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Diplomacy (1976)
Previously published stock sold in Avalon Hill packaging
Designed by Allan Calhamer

DIPLOMACY was purchased outright from Games Research, Inc.—a one game company run on a part-time basis. DIPLOMACY had been around for many years and had become a separate part of the hobby altogether—distinctly separated by its own choosing from the major branches of miniatures and board games. AH limited its contribution to packaging and an enlarged version of the playing board.


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  • Number 53 May-Jun '72
    • Diplomacy - "Diplomacy: Russia's Northern Offensive" (Strategy) Rod Walker [Reprinted from Hoosier Archives]
  • Number 55 Sep-Oct '72
  • Number 56 Nov-Dec '72
    • Diplomacy - "Diplomacy: The Fool's Mate in Diplomacy?" (Strategy) Rick Brooks [Reprinted from Hoosier Archives]
  • Number 59 Jul-Aug '73
  • Number 62
    • Diplomacy - "Diplomacy: A Fight to the Finnish" (Strategy) Tom Hubbard [Reprinted from Diplomacy World]

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Avalon Hill (Hasbro) 50th Anniversary Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
Artist: Blake Beasley, Allison Shinkle
Year: 2008
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 2.25 inches
2.40 pounds
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Asmodée French edition
Publisher: Asmodee
Artist: Vincent Dutrait
Year: 2006
Size: 11.20 x 11.20 x 3.10 inches
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Avalon Hill (Hasbro) Big Box Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill (Hasbro)
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 076930413074
Size: 15.75 x 10.59 x 3.54 inches
4.21 pounds
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Year: 1999
Product Code: 030041307100
Size: 15.75 x 10.59 x 3.54 inches
4.20 pounds
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Descartes French edition
Publisher: Descartes Editeur
Artist: Gilles Lautussier, Guillaume Rohmer
Year: 1994
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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1 YAOS (A5)
Yet Another Order Sheet. In A5 format. Has Spring, Fall, and Winter Adjustments on one sheet.
English
2015-01-21
0 Diplomacy Vietnamese
Diplomacy Vietnamese http://www.facebook.com/EnjoyBoardgame
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2015-01-15
2 How to write orders - Dutch reference sheet
I made this for new Dutch players. This lists the order types with some examples and the basic rules for writing them legally. (This does not explain how orders are resolved.) Handy to have some copies lying around in a new group.
Dutch
2014-11-19
7 ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN MAP
New map graphic of the Ancient Mediterranean variant. For 5 players.
English
2014-08-12
5 DIPLOMACY COVERS - ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
Custom covers for each country (fitted for the Ancient Mediterranean Variant). Useful to identify each player and hide his Order Sheet. Print front/back (better if A3 sheet). Cut and fold.
English
2014-08-10
6 ORDER SHEET
An useful Order Sheet in A4 format. Fitted for the Diplomacy Covers.
English
2014-08-10
8 DIPLOMACY COVERS - CLASSIC
Custom covers for each country (fitted for the Classic Game). Useful to identify each player and hide his Order Sheet. Print front/back (better if A3 sheet). Cut and fold.
English
2014-08-10
6 Diplomacy PowerPoint for the Classroom
This is a power point I developed for a teacher to use in a classroom. Thoughts or improvement ideas are appreciated. 2.0 Added "stars" for control center markers.
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2014-05-13
3 Identification Counters
A set of home made identification counters for marking resource centres on the gameboard map. A4 - format, each counter should be 10 x 10 mm
English
2014-02-03
2 Global Warming 9-Player Variant
This is a 9-player Diplomacy variant where players vie for control of a North America ravaged by global warming and internal conflict. The .zip file includes a large map, player map, and rules clarifications.
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2013-08-19
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