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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*
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Freeman Gilbert
United States
Berrien Springs
Michigan
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10
Nov 2010
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
Edgar Gallego
Spain
Sarriguren
Navarra
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10
Sep 2009*
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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*
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JR Dundas
Canada
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10
May 2007*
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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
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Roy Patchell
United States
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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
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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*
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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
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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*
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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*
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Kevin Brown
United States
Macon
Georgia
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10
Nov 2009*
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William De Prêtre
Belgium
Zuienkerke
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10
Mar 2006*
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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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Francesco Ferrari
United Kingdom
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10
Nov 2011
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Michel Drapeau
Canada
Ste-Martine
Québec
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10
Mar 2010
Owned
Greg Parker
United States
Redding
California
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10
Sep 2008*
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Gunnar Braaten
Norway
Oslo
Oslo
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10
Jan 2010
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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
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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*
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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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thomas De Wolf
Belgium
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10
Apr 2006*
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Francis Beaudet
Canada
Gatineau
Quebec
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10
Nov 2006*
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Paolo D'Ulisse
Italy
ROMA
Italy
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10
Jul 2013
Owned
For Trade

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