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I really enjoy Twilight Struggle because:

- wargame-ish
- card-driven
- fairly simple, but exciting
- thematic

Request recommendations for a multiplayer game like Twilight Struggle that would feature these elements. I have already played and considered Friedrich, and it's a pretty good match, but I'm looking for something even closer.

Thanking you in advance for your kind consideration in this matter, I remain,

Yours Truly,

Andrew Nick
 
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Here I Stand ??
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"sword of Rome"
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"here I stand"

come to mind. But both have thick rulebooks comparing to Twilight Struggle. Mostly because they have both war rules and card rules.

Sword of Rome is a good tense game that is playable at 3, and especially good for 4 players. Apparently there is a 5 player version out (or soon to be out) with the 5th player playing Carthage. Here I stand has all sorts of rules for the religious struggle to learn as well. Here I stand is good for 3 and shines at 6. (not so good for 4 and 5.)

Both are tense and are card driven. But there are no card driven multiplayer games out there (that I know of) that are both as good and as simple to learn as Twilight Struggle.
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Windopaene wrote:
pwn3d wrote:


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I whole heartedly disagree with Brad. Manifest Destiny is a really good game. I think you'll get a lot of bad looks from fans of Age of Renaissance, but it's not available and MD is a great game on it's own.
 
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TGov wrote:


Yes, this will get you there.
 
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Successors?
 
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mi_de wrote:
Successors?


I've heard this one bandied about. What say the rest of you? Is it less complex than Here I Stand, or Sword of Rome?
 
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I'm going to off the beaten path a little and recommend Imperial. It's isn't card driven but it does incorporate a lot of everything else you asked for.
 
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Ayrk wrote:
I'm going to off the beaten path a little and recommend Imperial. It's isn't card driven but it does incorporate a lot of everything else you asked for.


Thanks, Ayrk, but, as you suspected, way off base. I've played Imperial, and that's not at all what I'm looking for here.
 
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Swing and a miss. Well at least I got up to bat.


How about Nexus Ops? It's not so much card-driven as card-modified but it is a great light wargame.

 
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Another recommendation for Manifest Destiny.
 
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Okay...this might seem like an odd suggestion, but I think that United Nations is probably the closest in feel. (For me at least) I know it's not card-driven, but it's a decent game in its own right. It handles up to four players.

Then again, there's the problem of finding it now.
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Ayrk wrote:
Swing and a miss. Well at least I got up to bat.


How about Nexus Ops? It's not so much card-driven as card-modified but it is a great light wargame.



Again, play it on occasion, and quite like it, but not the type of game I'm looking for here.

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syphon wrote:
Okay...this might seem like an odd suggestion, but I think that United Nations is probably the closest in feel. (For me at least) I know it's not card-driven, but it's a decent game in its own right. It handles up to four players.

Then again, there's the problem of finding it now.


Actually, not that odd a suggestion, considering the theme. And I just picked-up a copy of it a couple of weeks ago, and will be trying it out at some point, due to the success we had playing another game that looks a lot like it--Cold War. If it is like Cold War, however--despite the fact that we enjoyed Cold War--it's not quite what I was looking for here.

So far it looks like I need to try Manifest Destiny, and maybe Successors (second edition).
 
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The Napoleonic Wars (Second Edition) is a multiplayer ccg wargame. I ve never played it but would love feedback on how well that plays for the non French/British players.
 
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