Saturday, September 6, 2008

A New Cold War

I finally managed to get to play Twilight Struggle in the week and what a game. It was absolutely brilliant and even though it took nearly four hours to play I enjoyed every minute of it.

Its a two player game where each player takes the role of either the USA or the USSR. You then play cards over a number of rounds to apply influence to the countries of the world. Certain cards then score the areas and whoever has the most control gets the most points.
Sounds easy enough but when the cards you have can also help your opponent its sometimes tricky to know what to play.

Throw in a space race, coup's and a decreasing defcon status and it all adds up to a fantastic game.

The worst thing about this game is the cost. You don't get a huge amount for your money and they definitely didn't go all out for a great looking board. But if you can get over that its a game worth playing.

1 comment:

Steerpike said...

Twilight Struggle is on my wish list too - but so far the cost vs production values has put me off.

I wish that Fantasy Flight produced this one.

Four hours is not always the norm. Depends how close (and experienced)the players are - I've seen it whipped off in an hour and a half.