"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..."
- John F. Kennedy
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 its 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. 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. 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.
Twilight Struggle inherits its fundamental systems from the card-driven classics We the People and Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage. It is a quick-playing, low-complexity game in that tradition. The game map is a world map of the period, whereon players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. As with GMT's other card-driven games, decision-making is a challenge; how to best use one's cards and units given consistently limited resources?
Twilight Struggle's Event cards add detail and flavor to the game. They cover a vast array of historical happenings, from the Arab- Israeli conflicts of 1948 and 1967, to Vietnam and the U.S. peace movement, to the Cuban Missile Crisis and other such incidents that brought the world to the brink of nuclear annihilation. Subsystems capture the prestige-laden Space Race as well as nuclear tensions, with the possibility of game-ending nuclear war.
The deluxe edition, published in 2009 includes the following changes from the basic game:
There are also the deluxe mounted map and deluxe euro-style countersheet upgrades.
The full Carcassonne Experience! The Base game, 4 expansions, and much more in one box!
Whether you're a huge Carcassonne fan or experiencing this award-winning game for the first time, the Carcassonne Big Box has something for everyone.
The expansions included in the box change the game in new and exciting ways and can be used in any combination, guaranteeing a new experience every time you play. In addition to the base game, you will find the following expansions: Inn & Cathedrals, Traders & Builders, The River, Hills & Sheep, and The Wheel of Fortune! Inside you will also find two brand new colors of followers, allowing you to play Carcassonne with 7 or 8 players for the first time.
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.
You are survivors of the zombie apocalypse and trying to escape the zombie hordes that are devastating one city after another...
There are only 15 minutes left for all players to escape from the town before you will be overrun by the zombies! Don't sit still for a second - start running now and you might just escape!
Escape: Zombie City is a cooperative real-time game. Instead of playing the game in rounds, each player rolls his five dice as quickly and as often as he can! The music begins - the tension rises. Can you escape the zombies within 15 minutes?
Game Length: 20 minutes
The shifting Warp Storms that surround the long lost Herakon Cluster have finally abated, leaving the ancient treasures and planets within this sector open to the rest of the galaxy. Now, the great factions of the galaxy mobilize their fleets and race to establish a foothold. The reward for successful domination surpasses all other concerns, and the price for conquering this sector will be paid in lives.
Forbidden Stars challenges you and up to three other players to take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines chapter of Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines. Each faction offers unique armies and play styles, but your goal remains the same – to claim the key objectives selected for your faction. These objective tokens are scattered throughout the Herakon Cluster, but your opponents are sure to defend your objectives against you. You need to build massive armies and command them in unending war to best your enemies and claim your objectives. The fight for the Herakon Cluster is brutal and bloody, and you will either stride triumphant over the bodies of your fallen foes, or they will do the same to you.
₱3,499.00It was a war no one wanted at the worst possible time. Ancient King Arikan's throne, empty these last five centuries, had remained beyond the Scion Kings' reach, yet always in their thoughts. Centuries passed. Three Scions died. And two remaining heirs drew secret plans for decisive actions, a quick and limited conflict. But hidden hands tugged the tapestry, and unseen players altered the game. A war between brothers now engulfs the five nations as rulers great and small vie for the Empyrean Throne. In the end, only one shall ascend. Only one shall rule. Only one shall survive the Wrath of Kings.
Models are made of plastic.
12 Ashmen Swordsmen
2 Ashmen Hakar
12 Pelagarth Bloodmask
2 Pelegarth Howl
Miniatures are supplied unpainted. Preparation and assembly may be required.
This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Wrath of Kings: Rulebook is required to play.