Twilight Struggle

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4.1
1.55K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this game

"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!

IMMERSIVE STRATEGY
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.

FEATURES
•A.I. Opponent
•In-game Tutorial
•Pass-and-Play Multiplayer
•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

AWARDS
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.*

Per our Terms of Service, you must be 13 years old or older to use the Playdek online games service.


For Twilight Struggle game support, please contact: support@playdekgames.com
Updated on
Oct 25, 2022

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4.1
1.55K reviews
A Google user
March 5, 2020
Literally an exact port of the version you can find on Steam, which is fantastic. Several annoying issues that make this inferior to the desktop version, however. The "on the board" special condition tiles (e.g. NATO, Flower Power, etc.) are not really viewable, as you can't hover a cursor over them like on a computer. Additionally, the game won't let you purchase the additional content, and despite repeated inquiries to the developers I have gotten no response on how to remedy this.
41 people found this review helpful
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Jonathan Porecki
March 6, 2021
It's easy to forget this was originally a board game! Switching between desktop and mobile works without a hitch. I like getting notifications for my turns and having the option to do it in the moment or to know I have a turn waiting for me later. The game itself: Excellent work done to make it an immersion into history and the game mechanics are interesting and have a lot of replay value. Having this game computerized makes 2hr matches possible. Before you had to quit your job to play!
22 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
October 19, 2019
Terrific board game. The app does a good job capturing it. One nice feature is that it helps newer players learn about defcon suicide by flagging potentially game ending situations - one of the most important aspects of the game. This app does crash consistently once per game. Nothing that patience can't overcome, I have never had a game that wouldn't continue after I reloaded a few times. One parting thought - the AI's success percentage with Indo-Pakistani War is ridiculously high.
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What's new

Added support for the latest Android SDK