Released 13 Apr 2016
Twilight Struggle can be an intimidating game. But it doesn't have to be - with the help of this site (also available as a free eBook), the forum, and perhaps a patient playing partner, you can find out for yourself why it's the top-ranked game on BoardGameGeek. 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. 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. Beyond Twilight Struggle, we'll generally have two types of products listed on this page: 1. IOS versions of our games (Android will be coming at some point, just not initially). Clicking on any iOS products below (once they are approved by Apple, listed on iTunes, and posted here) will send you to a product description page which will include a link to buy the game on the iOS marketplace. Twilight Struggle (PC/Mac) - One of the best board games I've ever played, this is a two-player card-based recreation of the Cold War that uses area of control and hand management mechanics to.
I went into my first game of Cold War simulation Twilight Struggle with low expectations. For me, the Cold War wasn't interesting history: it was the early part of my life. I ended that first game with a burning hunger for more. Eighty odd plays later, there was still enough appetite left for me to immediately jump on the Kickstarter for the digital version.
In spite of slapping down the money, my expectations for a computer version remained low. Part of the genius of the game is its card system. Players take turns to play cards, which can either be cashed in for action points and spent on a variety of effects, or can be used to trigger a historical event keyed to either the US or USSR. If you play a card keyed to your opponent, you get the points but the event triggers for them automatically. Each and every play is thus a vast web of interlocking possibilities. Far too many, it would seem, for a computer AI to properly grasp.
Scoring cards gain each player points based on countries they control in a given region
On these foundations is built an astonishing artifice of strategy. Your goal is to spend your action points to bring countries under the sway of your superpower, either by safe diplomacy or the dice-based violence of a coup or political realignment. This must be balanced against the need to mitigate the effects of enemy cards you've been unlucky enough to draw. If, for example, the US draws the Brezhnev Doctrine card, which gives the USSR player bonus points on every card, it's wise to play it at the end of the round to minimise their chances to use it.
Game 104: june 24 2016 the initials games. So a pattern is established. You draw a hand, plan how you're going to use your cards and minimise damage from the enemy ones, then watch as the game shreds those plans over the course of the round. It's a constant twisting, turning mess of tweaking strategies that's so beguiling and addictive because no matter how much you think you know, there's always a spanner round the corner. There's always a card in your opponent's hand you weren't expecting. There's always something you could have done better, will do better next time.
To succeed, you'll need to master a multitude of skills. Memory to recall the deck and the cards played, bluff to keep your plan secret, logic to figure out the best plays from each position, and statistics to know when to risk a dice roll. Twilight Struggle is all-conquering and is, in fact, my favourite game. So it's one I've written about a lot in the past. Every time I do, I ask myself the same embarrassing question: have my descriptions really done this game justice? Trying to detail what makes this game so special feels like staring up at a sheer cliff. How is one supposed to describe the face of God?
No matter the score, landmass always makes the USSR look like it’s winning.
History is stuffed into the game like feathers in a pillow. Most of the cards represent well known events from the cold war, and they're separated into early, mid and late war decks so that some semblance of order is maintained while giving you viable alternative history. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Ussuri River dispute may happen earlier or later than they really did, but they'll likely come to pass and likely with similar effects. Sideboard mechanics give you the chance to compete in the space race or incinerate the entire world through nuclear war.
It's got a neat I-go, you-go structure that makes it well suited for online play. So, naturally, there are already a number of ways you can do so. This, however, is a professional version made by Playdek, a developer famed for their smooth digital implementations of online games. It's leaps and bounds better than the rough-hewn versions built in Java and Excel but it's not quite as user-friendly as you might like. There are a few minor display bugs even in this finished version, and information about the game state isn't always readily available at a glance. It also uses Playdek custom accounts for matchmaking rather than Steam, but that's for cross-platform play down the line so it's forgivable.
Twilight Struggle Map
A bigger draw of professional polish is accessibility to new players. Here, Playdek's version scores well. There's a fine tutorial to guide you through the game mechanics which eventually lets you play the game to completion without guidance. And, to my surprise and pleasure, the AI on offer is good enough to challenge players on the initial learning curve. Old hands will beat it handily most of the time but even then it's capable of making the odd inspired play. A couple of times I've had to reconsider tried and tested strategies in the face of its decisions.
For those familiar with the game, online asynchronous play is straightforward both against friends and in random matches against strangers. It's as fun as it's ever been, just slightly smoother. The real draw here is for the many who may not have come across Twilight Struggle before. Here's a sweet package that will teach them to play and help them hone their early strategies. I hope this adaptation has the power to reach out beyond the converted, to those who were daunted by the tabletop game or who have never heard of it because every strategy gamer should play Twilight Struggle without fail: it's just that good.
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Twilight Struggle in details
If you are interested, some numbers may please you :
- The latest version of this application is 1.1.3
- Last update was on October 1, 2018.
- The category of the app is: Asmodee Digital
- The total number of downloads is: 10,000
- And the OS you need to use or play on PC/Mac : Windows (XP, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows 7) and Mac OS (macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10
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Description of Twilight Struggle
Here is a short description of the app to let you know more about it :
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'Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle..'
– President John F. Kennedy
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Twilight Struggle puts the player at the center of the Cold War, the political and economic struggle between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R that spanned 5 decades from the 1950's to the 1990's. Designed by award winning creators Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews, players control one of the two modern superpowers, as they work to spread their dominance throughout the world via political influence and coup attempts. But if either side triggers nuclear war, it's game over!
CARD BASED EVENTS
The event cards in the game are based on actual historical events from the Cold War era. Through the playing of these events, players exert their superpower's influence as they attempt to gain allies and regional control of the globe. From the early days of De-Stalinization, to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and beyond, players are immersed in the actual events of the struggle between these two nations to be the dominant superpower in the world!
Hone your skill and strategy as a world leader against an A.I. opponent, and then take your game global with matches against other players via asynchronous online game play.
•Asynchronous or Real-time Online Play
•Invite Playdek Friends
•Online Profile and Stats
•Customized Online Game Clock
•Player Rating System
'As a strategy game, Twilight Struggle is a revelation.' - PC Gamer
'..every strategy gamer should play Twilight Struggle without fail: it's just that good.' - Pocket Tactics
2012 Ludoteca Ideale Winner
2011 Lucca Games Best Boardgame for Experts
2006 International Gamers Awards - Historical Simulation
2006 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Two-players
2006 Golden Geek Best Wargame Winner
2006 Golden Geek Best 2-Player Board Game Winner
2005 James F. Dunnigan Award Winner
2005 Charles S. Roberts Best Modern Era Boardgame Winner
*AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND PLAYDEK ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED FOR ONLINE PLAY.*
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Twilight Struggle on PC and Mac
To have it yourself on your computer Mac or PC, you just have to follow the steps below :
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- Once the emulator loaded on your computer, you can launch it and search for “Twilight Struggle” from the store
- Then, install Twilight Struggle and enjoy it from your own computer
Download Twilight Struggle on your smartphone
If you prefer to have it on your smartphone, it is also easy to download it :
Twilight Struggle on Android phone
- Open your Play Store
- On the research bar, write Twilight Struggle and “OK”
- Once you have found the app you are looking for, click to install it
- Wait and then enjoy using the application
Twilight Struggle on iPhone or iPad
- Launch the App Store
- Type to found Twilight Struggle and then install it
- The dowload may take a few seconds or minute, and be set on your smartphone or tablet
- You just have to click on the app to use it