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  • Publisher: Playdek, Inc.
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 261.9 MB
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: The #1 rated strategy board game gets its first expansion!

Twilight Struggle: Turn Zero is a new mini-expansion that lets players explore alternate starting situations for the two superpowers. What if Chiang's forces had held on in southern China? What if Churchill's Tories had won re-election in 1945? And what if the Western Allies had crossed the bridge too far, and reached Berlin first? These and other possibilities that alter the opening setup in Twilight Struggle are now open to players. Both seasoned veterans and new arrivals will enjoy the many new plays and dilemmas introduced here for the first time. The expansion release includes:

* Turn Zero Scenario
* Promo Packs 1 and 2 (8 cards)
* Alternate Space Rack Track
* Collectors Edition Card Art

"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

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!

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!

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.

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

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


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For Twilight Struggle game support, please contact: support@playdekgames.com

klink's comments:

Sorry, I missed that it's iPad only.
06-24-2016, 09:54 AM
iPhone support coming in the future?

06-24-2016, 10:01 AM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,190
Originally Posted by Bowflexman View Post
iPhone support coming in the future?
As the owner of a no-longer-functioning-iPad, I'd love to know this as well...

If only Apple could break out the 6+/6s+ into their own category...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
06-24-2016, 10:31 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,067
How's the single player AI and how long is a standard game session?

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06-24-2016, 10:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Sweden
Posts: 24
How can it be called "Mobile" when it only supports tablets?
06-24-2016, 10:47 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a surprise!

I am a player of the Mac version and I think a single player campaign can last for 3 - 4 hours, as long as you survive the Cold War -- the game ends when either side goes DEFCON 1 or reaches 20 points lead.

As for the AI, I am a newbie but the masters over BGG says it is just easy-for-medium to them. But as a newbie, I won my first game after my neck handed to me 7 times in a row...

I am a backer of the mobile version of the Kickstarter campaign but I get zero notification about this coming. Either way, I am buying now...

Edit: expect a review from Curry & Mutton soon!

The Unofficial Touch Arcade's Captain Slow(TM)

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)

Last edited by currymutton; 06-24-2016 at 10:55 AM.
06-24-2016, 10:53 AM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 561
Originally Posted by christianX0 View Post
How can it be called "Mobile" when it only supports tablets?
Because tablets are mobile.....in comparison to a PC/Mac!
06-24-2016, 10:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
Oh yeah, been waiting for this bad boy! Come to daddy
06-24-2016, 11:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 770
You will be mine!
06-24-2016, 12:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 19
For those who don't know anything about Twilight Struggle: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/12333/twilight-struggle

Ranked #2 board game overall.
Ranked #1 war game
Ranked #3 strategy game

Card driven, area control. Drips with theme and tension.

Last edited by Peripatetic; 06-24-2016 at 03:53 PM.