Twilight Struggle Deluxe Edition
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.
In 1945, unlikely allies toppled Hitler's war machine, while humanity's most devastating weapons forced the Japanese Empire to its knees in a storm of fire. Where once there stood many great powers, there then stood only two. The world had scant months to sigh it's collective relief before a new conflict threatened. Unlike the titanic struggles of the preceding decades, this conflict would be waged not primarily by soldiers and tanks, but by spies and politicians, scientists and intellectuals, artists and traitors. The entire world is the stage on which these two titans fight to make the world safe for their own ideologies and ways of life. The game begins amidst the ruins of Europe as the two new "superpowers" scramble over the wreckage of the Second World War, and ends in 1989, when only the United States remained standing.
A deluxe edition, published in 2009 includes the following changes from the basic game:
- Mounted map with revised graphics
- Two double-thick counter sheets with 260 counters
- Deck of 110 event cards (increased from 104)
- Revised rules and player aid cards
2005 Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Modern Era board game
2006 International Gamers Award for Best Wargame and Best 2 Player Game