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Jonas
United States
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10
Oct 2007*
Best 2 player game, and a great Political Game.
2007-10-12*
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Alvis CHAN
Hong Kong
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10
Sep 2012
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robert cabrera
United States
Chesterfield
Virginia
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9.5
May 2009*
Outstanding game. Wife likes it alot...couldnt get her to try twilight struggle. This being an election year might have helped.
Obama 08
2008-01-16*
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Javier Adarga
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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9.5
Sep 2009*
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Francesco Meucci
Italy
Guasticce
Livorno
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9.5
Jul 2013
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Guy Riessen
United States
Sebastopol
California
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9
Oct 2007*
Brilliant card-driven area-control game with multiple paths to effect change in control. Play relatively quickly too, and is quite tense right down to counting the final ballots
2007-10-21*
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Eric Lafrance
Canada
Sainte-Julie
Quebec
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9
Sep 2009*
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Kevin Warrender
United States
Rockaway
New Jersey
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9
Apr 2008*
Great game. Lots of depth and each game will be different. Figuring out how to maximize your points and limit your opponents at the same time can make for some tough decisions. Some minor problems keep it from being a 10 in my book.
2008-04-25*
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Ron Spreckels
United States
Hayward
Wisconsin
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9
Dec 2009*
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Tom Vasel
United States
Homestead
Unspecified
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9
Dec 2010
I'm not sure if I like this better than Twilight Struggle, but it is more streamlined and has a terrific theme!
2007-12-11*
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Bob Flaherty
United States
Loves Park
Illinois
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9
Feb 2010
After two plays of this game, I am in love with it. I only wish I could read my wife a little better. I know she doesn't particularly like the length of the game. Part of it her fault - she has a little AP syndrome. Her first move of the game took 10 minutes - I timed it! I hope as she becomes more familiar it will streamline. If we could play in 60-90 minutes I am sure it would hit the table more often.

Other than that, there is nothing I don't like about this game. It is so realistic. I haven't played another game where the mechanics and the theme meld so well together. It is so much like real life it is scary. There are about a million things you want to do but are limited by your time and money and have to do what is best at the time. However, there are events taking place all around you that are out of your control. As Kennedy, you want to campaign in the West but Congress calls an emergency session and you must do your job - fly back to Maryland and suffer a penalty to movement. Or as Nixon you bang your knee on your car door and are in the hospital unable to campaign at all.

There have been some people who don't particularly like the debate section. I think it is an interesting part of the game. Winning the last issue allows you to put four state support anywhere on the board. Two turns from election day, this could put a serious hamper on your opponent's final campaign strategy. Trying to figure out how to play your cards without getting burned by opponent's events and placing the right cards into the debates (right issue, right candidate, right CP value) makes for an interesting challenge. I know my wife has been frustrated by her lack of ability to play the debates well and me being able to put a lot of state support onto the board.
2010-06-03
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Eric Faris
United States
Edgewood
Kentucky
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9
Mar 2008*
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Brian Vogle
United States
Jenks
Oklahoma
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9
Mar 2008*
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Hank Panethiere
United States
Festus
Missouri
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9
May 2008*
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2010-07-31
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Fisherking
United States
Hawthorne
New Jersey
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9
Jun 2014
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Daniel Smith
United States
Perris
California
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9
Aug 2011
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Sheldon Smith
United States
Alta Loma
California
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9
May 2011
I have only played this game twice so far, and I'm absolutely loving it! It takes a while to explain and setup (a lot of pieces & tokens to place), along with a considerable amount of rules to learn. But eventually it all clicks. It's a neat blend of area control, bluffing, and a slick card-driven system that allows players many options in playing their hands. It's exciting to see how a particular move can have deep "ripple effects" that impact other layers.

I haven't played Twilight Struggle yet, but from what I hear it's even better than 1960:TMofP (but also longer). Until then, I must say this is an outstanding game as it provides a highly engrossing experience. Both games took nearly 3 hours (with setup & rules explanation). Even so, the time flew on by. It's really a treat to have this much FUN, TENSION, and AGONIZING choices tightly woven in a 2-player game. If there is anything I can remotely complain about, there *MAY* be a slight clunkiness in how the Debate Phase works. Perhaps it's there to help fit the election theme? Or maybe this "clunkiness" is just my imagination.

I also love the tension of building the campaign strategy decks. It's not only a great way to get rid of unfavorable cards (like the Church in San Juan), but it also accelerates the tension. Both the debate and election phases are great "battles" where players run like mad attempting to push states in their favor before the final election.

Excellent job Jason & Chris! Grade: A
2010-07-16
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Christopher Seguin
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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9
May 2009*
A most excellent game. This is all about playing the right cards at the right time, and in the correct order. Everything else is just a bonus. The fact that you can take advantage of a card played by your opponent makes the momentum aspect of the game very important. There is the potential that the "Issues" portion of the game can be a little overpowering, but I think that only works against you if you decide to ignore that part of the game - at your detriment. Expect to lose if you ignore the issues.

Overall, an excellent game, and one that I will try to get to the table as often as possible.

(Never happened - traded it away, as my wife wouldn't play, and I rarely have an opportunity to play a two-player game with anyone other than her or someone that would want to play it. So it is gone due to "lack of exposure", although if someone asked me to play today, I would play it).
2014-05-22
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sorio gianni
Italy
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Oct 2008*
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Thirty Thirty
England
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Surrey
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9
Jan 2009*
Would have been a perfect 10 if the game made better use of the map board. Instead, it is mainly about competing for the most powerful states in the East region like NY, PA, etc. (Yeah, I realise that is thematically correct but I am scoring this from the gameplay point of view).
Art on this is just fantastic!

As far as my track record is concerned, I still proudly maintain a clean sheet after 10 plays with both sides against 6 different opponents including seasoned wargamers, witty ameritrashers and casual gamers alike.

2013-10-02
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J Fro
United States
Buffalo
United States
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I just want to say, God, on behalf of all of us thank you for all of the good things we do in your name, like charity and forgiveness. That’s an idea we would never come up with. That’s for sure. You know that better than anybody.
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Mar 2009*
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Alex "το πόνυ" Katsoufis
Greece
Athens
Attiki
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9
May 2010
Great game, makes for some nail-bitting moments.
Only drawback is that with extended play the luck factor will matter more.
2009-08-05
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Arno Madathian
United States
Tujunga
California
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Sep 2009*
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adebisi
Finland
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9
Jan 2013
THANK YOU SECRET SANTA 2009!

This is a great game, similar to Twilight Struggle. 1960 is a bit lighter, faster and more beginner friendly but still offers gaming hours dripping with theme.

I love 'em both.

UPDATE March/2010:
9 -> 10
I constantly want to play this. The strategic and tactical depth of the game combined with an interesting theme has made this a classic.

UPDATE December/2010
10 -> 9
This is a great game but not as good as Twilight Struggle. And because I can't give TS an eleven, I'm afraid 1960 has to do with a nine.
2010-12-13
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David Socha
United States
Trumbull
Connecticut
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Nov 2009*
I love this game. Extremely well designed. Absolutely thematic and beautifully designed board. Very interesting card mechanic. The number of options of where to place your cubes confuses my wife but she likes the card mechanic. I don't see me ever trading this one away though it might not get a lot of plays with me and her. When my oldest daughter gets older this will see many more plays.
2011-11-18
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Mike Mead
United States
Surprise
Arizona
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9
Dec 2009*
Great 2 player game. Wish my wife liked it a little more, though.
2009-12-12
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Antonio Quesada
Spain
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9
Jun 2010
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Josh Edwards
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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9
Mar 2011
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Wes
United States
Illinois
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9
Feb 2011
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Miguel Gonzalez
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Dec 2010
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Dean Donofrio
United States
Marina Del Rey
California
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9
Jul 2012
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Goran M
Croatia
Zagreb
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9
Apr 2011
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Bermudez Jimenez Cesar /cesarmagala
Spain
Málaga
Málaga
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Apr 2011
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Ben Friedberg
United States
Winona Lake
Indiana
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9
Mar 2012
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Oveshnikov Andrey
Russia
Yubileiniy
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9
Aug 2011
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Barry
United States
Quakertown
Pennsylvania
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9
Sep 2011
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Evil!Travis
Canada
New Brunswick
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9
Feb 2012
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Hyunho Kim
South Korea
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9
Sep 2012
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Lochi Lochi
Spain
Madrid
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9
Apr 2012
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J. Atkinson
United States
Grant
AL
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9
Sep 2012
One well designed 2-player game. Beautiful push and pull or give and take kind of strategies on more subtle levels. Well designed...so subtle... so subtle. Campaign Manager 2000 is a lighter version of this game which is like a cheeseburger compared to filet mignon.
2013-12-29
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Rachel Poulos
United States
Worcester
Massachusetts
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9
Jun 2013
It is a little swingy - but that's what makes it so fun!
2013-08-18
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Tsung-Han Chuang
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Dec 2014
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Albert Gao
China
Nanjing
Jiangsu
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8.9
Sep 2009*
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David Cid
Spain
Unspecified
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8.8
Nov 2012
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Brandon Pennington
United States
Springfield
Missouri
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8.7
Apr 2008*
It really does feel like Twilight Struggle light and I am glad it does. It really works as a good gateway game to other card driven war games. (no I am not saying this is a wargame)
2009-12-02
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Simon Jutras
Canada
Montreal
Québec
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8.7
Feb 2014
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Nathan Ehlers
United States
Cleveland
Ohio
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8.6
Oct 2010
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Dimitris Vasiadis
Greece
Vari
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8.6
Apr 2011
Love the theme. This game is like twilight struggle. Actual historical event cards tie in very good with the theme. My complaint from these two games, is that all these events are used to interact with some number on a territory on the map. I wish for a wider scope. Still a very nice game, and actually I think it is the best political game I've played.
2011-02-12
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Carl Bussema
United States
Lansing
Michigan
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8.5
Feb 2009*
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♫ Eric Herman ♫
United States
West Richland
Washington
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I like elephants. I like how they swing through trees.
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8.5
Nov 2009*
An excellent game that very creatively depicts its subject. A lot of great push and pull between the two players. I haven't played Twilight Struggle yet, so I can't compare this to that...
2007-12-12*
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