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Publications

  • Strategy Guide: Twilight Strategy is a free e-book designed to teach Twilight Struggle to a relative beginner.

Card list

  • 110 cards (103 standard + 7 optional)
    • 39 Early War cards (36 standard + 3 optional)
    • 48 Mid War cards (46 standard + 2 optional)
    • 23 Late War cards (21 standard + 2 optional)

Learning Aids

How To Play Podcast: Episode 35 - Twilight Struggle - 1h


  • Aid
    • TS Cards, a free iPhone App of card reviewer on App Store
    • Cold War Soundtrack, an online TS-themed soundtrack that plays songs and video clips from 1945-1989

Play by email

Download the excellent Twilight Struggle Game Engine. You no longer need to use the Automated Card Tracking System, but this is still an option. The Excel file now keeps track both the deck of cards in the players' hands, and the board status.


Extra scenarios and variants

C3i issue #18 includes cut out markers for Twilight Struggle.
C3i issue #19 includes a late war scenario for Twilight Struggle.
C3i issue #21 includes an official rules variant (Chinese Civil War).

Redux map: Mahaffey map.


Important Errata

Phase E (Check Military Operations Status) and Phase F (Reveal Held Card) should swap places in the sequence of play, becoming Phase E (Reveal Held Card) and Phase F (Check Military Operations Status).

Furthermore, Phase E (Reveal Held Card) is no longer a tournament rule (and is therefore no longer optional). However, as the cards imply, 4.5F (now 4.5E) and 11.1.1 should be understood only as requiring examination of the bottom portion of the held card - the part with the red stripe - to verify that none are scoring cards.
Reference: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/12971360#12971360

Optional cards 105, 106 and 108 all have issues in the 2009 Deluxe edition. Depending on when your copy was produced you may have a slip of paper describing the corrections for 105 and 106.
As of late January 2010, all new copies now contain an extra three corrected copies of these cards. The new cards are also available for download from the GMT web site.


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