one of the best 2 player board games I've ever played
Simply put, one of the best 2 player board games I've ever played.
This game is deceptively simple once you complete your first full game turn, but at the same time has unrivaled depth and is brimming with subterfuge and trickery.
It captures the theme beautifully, as the USSR and the USA play tug of war with the world as the stage and ultimate prize.
In your twilight struggle, you must manage crisis, take advantage of beneficial historical events, spread your influence, and try desperately to stave off nuclear war as the DEFCON rating drops and threatens armageddon.
A word of warning to new players; the USSR starts off stronger than the USA, and this can be discouraging to new players.
As the war progresses, the USA will regain their ground and give the USSR a real run for their money, so don't lose hope!
If you are a strategy fan this is a must buy.