Twilight Struggle: The Cold War, 1945-1989

$48 $65

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 now stood only two - the United States and the Soviet Union. The world had scant months to collectively sigh in 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.

Twilight Struggle is a two-player game simulating the 45 year dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the USSR and the USA. The entire world is the stage on which these two titans fight. The game begins amidst the ruins of Europe as the two new superpowers scramble over the wreckage of WWII, and ends in 1989, when only the United States remained standing.


  • 228 Full Color Counters
  • One Deluxe 22"x34" Full-color Mounted Map
  • 110 Event Cards
  • Two six-sided dice
  • 2 full color Player Aid cards

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 Designer(s)  Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews
 Artist(s)  Viktor Csete, Rodger B. MacGowan, Chechu Nieto, Guillaume Ries, Mark Simonitch
 Publisher(s)  GMT Games
 Year Published  2005
 Mechanics   Area Control, Dice Rolling, Hand Management, Simultaneous Action Selection
 Categories  Essential Games, Strategy Games
 Player Count  2
 Play Time  120–180 Min
 Age  13+
 Weight  3.57 / 5

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