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Dale Withroder
United States
Olsburg
Kansas
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10
Dec 2010
Smashing good fun. Each turn, both sides felt the other had the stronger position in our first play. The wife enjoyed this one a lot. Heavier cardboard map a plus for me. I despise, but am often forced to live with, paper maps in many games. We have played twice, and each side has won. Cries of play balance issues are crap this soon after a game is out.
2006-01-09*
Owned
James Terry
United States
Somersworth
New Hampshire
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10
Jan 2007*
A great crossover game, quick and fun but plenty of Cold War flavor. Don't blow up the world!
2007-01-05*
Owned
Ivano Rosa
Italy
Ferentino
Frosinone
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10
Jan 2006*
You must play this game!!
2006-01-16*
Nicholas Barker
United Kingdom
London
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10
Jan 2006*
Initially I had concerns about play balance but I no longer think that there is an issue there. A highly entertaining game, with plenty of scope for skill and lots of replay value.

A few minor niggles to counterbalance my generally positive impression.

1. Few of the events are sufficiently valuable to play as events. So the mechanism means that you will use them for movement and hope that they later end up in your opponent's hand and that he will be forced to use them for movement and thus trigger an event in your favour. This is okay, but there are ways to prevent having to trigger an event for the other player. So events can either fail to happen or turn up at peculiar times. A Marshall Plan or the creation of the Warsaw Pact in the 1980s?

2. Some of the events, such as NATO, are utterly pointless.

3. The DEFCON track is too drastic. It spends the game hovering over the nuclear threshold which means that coups are too difficult to mount and that much of the map is usually invulnerable to coup or realignment attempts. In four games, we only did a single realignment option.

4. The typical GMT production which is generally okay but let down by slipshod minor details like incorrectly printed map, cards, play aids and instant errata on some rather important points.
2006-01-29*
Owned
David Barlowe
United States
Clarks Summit
Pennsylvania
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10
Nov 2014
First impression after 1 play with another new player - stinking awesome. We were totally enthralled with this thing, driping with theme.
2012-10-06
Owned
Roy Patchell
United States
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Unspecified
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10
Feb 2006*
This is a great new game that is fun and plays reasonably quickly without a million pages of rules. The cards add a new twist to every game. This is one of my favorite games ever.
2011-11-09
Owned
Joe Steadman
United States
El Paso
Texas
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10
Sep 2009*
To me the game is a great introduction game into the card driven world or wargaming in general. Heck, I%u2019ve got my wife asking about HoS and We the People thanks to this beauty. The game is fast, well balanced, and intriguing. I really feel like the president of a cold-war era superpower being forced to respond to the actions of my rival superpower all during the game.

See my review.
2006-02-24*
Owned
Brent Grindstaff
United States
Elizabethton
Tennessee
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10
Apr 2015
Combines a genre I'm familiar with, area majority, with a genre I'm not, card-driven wargames.
2013-04-28
Owned
Barry Johnston

Georgia
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10
Mar 2006*
Great game. Addicting. I've played over 20 games of it and have enjoyed them all.
2006-03-06*
Owned
Chris Carnes
United States
Woodbridge
VA
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10
Mar 2006*
Fantastic game! Easy to learn, extremely difficult to master, this game captures the essence of the Cold War. Baby Boomers and anyone even remotely interested in 20th Century history and culture needs to check this one out.
2006-03-08*
Owned
Alex Limoges
Canada
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Quebec
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10
Mar 2006*
A fantastic influence game that draws the best from both the european and the wargames families. The unbalance exists, but only because it is easier to win early with the USSR. I you end up in the middle of the second pack without a strong USSR lead, you will probably see a US victory, and this puts a lot of pressure on the Soviet. It's nice that they play differently.

The game asks for a few plays before one gets an idea of the general schedule of events. Do not pass on this one, as it is both accessible and deep.
2006-03-22*
Scott Alden
United States
Dallas
Texas
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10
Nov 2010
Played as the Russians against Derk a few times.. very cool theme and the best CDG I've played.
2006-06-08*
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Jeff Coon
United States
Plano
Texas
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10
Apr 2008*
Has become one of my top games. I haven't played any game similar to Twilight Struggle. While it may be similar to some card-driven wargames, it's very different than the Euros I've played. While there is definitely conflict in the game, it feels very indirect. It's great to play a wargame where the movement of troops isn't a primary mechanic.

*Update: Moved this up to a 9. I'm now "always up for a game" of Twilight Struggle. Brilliant game that seems to have a lot of replay value for me.

*Update 2: Up to a 9.5 - it's fantastic.

*Update 3: Okay. It's a 10. I'm always up for a game. Always.

*Update 4: Can I give this a 10.5?
2011-08-24
Owned
Marc Guenette
Canada
Laval
Quebec
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10
Oct 2012
Not as complex as the other CDG, but fun, very fun.
2006-04-22*
Owned
Arnold Neumann
Canada
St. Albert
Alberta
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10
Sep 2007*
Excellent game. USSR seems to have a very slight advantage
2007-09-25*
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jeff slaga
United States
Denver
Colorado
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10
Jul 2009*
Interesting Cold War use of the Hannibal card and pc marker mechanics. Fantastic depiction of the Cold War events that were part of my childhood. Fun and easy to play. 1st Edition.
2010-04-08
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Jason
United States
Indiana
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10
Jun 2008*
My first foray into the CDG genre, this game was a very pleasant surprise that my non-wargaming wife even liked. The cold war history is interesting and the game presents you with a number of difficult choices. Those seeking the breakout of a "hot" war need not apply. The game even elegantly incorporates the fear of mutually assured destruction by limiting players aggressive actions with a DEFCON track. This tends to push players towards a more historic balancing act rather than the all-out nuclear struggle that often erupts in other wargames covering the period.


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2008-06-17*
Owned
Chris B
United States
Oxford
Mississippi
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10
Dec 2010
I like Twilight Struggle, it might be my favorite two player game if you've got the time to play it. There is a chance for some card hosage if you get a lot of scoring cards. But it still is a fun game.

I need more plays of Hannibal. In the end, I would probably only keep one of those two games. But I am currently unsure of which that would be.
2009-08-20
Owned
Bob Aarhus
United States
Centreville
VA
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10
Dec 2009*
Cold War tensions are re-lived in this excellent application of card-driven mechanics. Superior concept, short rule book, great theme and chrome -- and you are acutely aware that even the most innocent of actions could escalate to nuclear armageddon.
2006-07-09*
Owned
Dale Larson
United States
Hartland
Wisconsin
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10
Dec 2009*
I'm really enjoying this game! Feels just like the cold war. You think you have put out a fire somewhere on the globe and it pops up somewhere else. I really like ops/enemy event mechanic. Tough choices all around. Updated: Bumped from 9 to 10 after receiving the Deluxe Edition. A perfect game.
2009-12-19
Owned
Ee Chew
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
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10
Aug 2006*
Excellent game on the Cold War. Simple yet clever design ensure a tense 3-hour of gaming experience for both the US and USSR players. Though the game may seems to be favouring the USSR player initially, TS is actually quite balance with the US player having a steeper learning curve. After numerous plays, game is still as addictive as ever!
2006-08-03*
Owned
Dan Mixer
United States
Orrington
Maine
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10
Aug 2006*
One of my favorite 2 player games! Lots of choices and always a good time.
2006-08-16*
Owned
Cassius Longinus
France
Chelles
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10
Aug 2011
Outstanding game !
2011-08-27
Owned
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Christine Biancheria
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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10
Jan 2014
A wonderful and tense 2-player game. I'd give it a 10 except that it suffers from some of those hard-to-overlook downsides of some American games, like somewhat convoluted rules, down-at-the-heel components with a variety of erros and confusing interplay between some of the cards. But this one is well worth it.
2006-09-05*
Owned
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Chris Kelly
Malaysia
George Town
Penang
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10
Jan 2011
Best of the CDG's today - full credit to the designers for mixing some area control elements (reminds me of History of the World) with some wargamey-elements and an overall great historical feel.
2006-09-18*
Owned

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