Twilight Struggle is a 2 player strategy game based on the events of the Cold War.
One person plays as USSR while the other plays as USA. Players move to gain influence or control of countries around the world as depicted on the game map. There are many difficult decisions to be made by each player at every turn, since many cards in the game do not provide clear bonuses for the player that has to play them.
This game is historically accurate, as all Event cards in it have a real event from the cold war, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, and historical figures such as Fidel Castro.
Pro Very tense gameplay
Twilight Struggle perfectly captures all of the tension of the Cold War through its clever influence system and the way that players must play all of their cards each turn, even ones that would possibly help their opponent. The result is a game where both sides feel stressed (in a good way) as they try to out maneuver the other player.