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Imperial Struggle

Brand: GMT Games

Product Code: GMT2001-20

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Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle
Imperial Struggle

Description

Imperial Struggle is a two-player game depicting the 18th-century rivalry between France and Britain. It begins in 1697, as the two realms wait warily for the King of Spain to name an heir, and ends in 1789, when a new order brought down the Bastille. Battlefield success will only go so far; to triumph, players must also build the foundations of colonial wealth and deal with the other nations of Europe.

Imperial Struggle covers almost 100 years of history and four major wars. Yet it remains a quick-playing, low-complexity game. It aims to honor its spiritual ancestor, Twilight Struggle, by pushing further in the direction of simple rules and playable systems, while maintaining global scope and historical sweep in the scope of a single evening. In peace turns, players build their economic interests and alliances, and take advantage of historical events represented by Event cards. They must choose their investments wisely, but also with an eye to denying these opportunities to their opponent. In war turns, each theater can bring great rewards of conquest and prestige… but territorial gains can disappear at the treaty table. At the end of the century, will the British rule an empire on which the sun never sets? Or will France light the way for the world, as the superpower of the Sun King’s dreams or the republic of Lafayette’s?

A complete game of Imperial Struggle include:
  • One mounted gameboard
  • Four countersheets
  • 41 Event cards
  • 26 Ministry cards
  • Two playmats
  • One Investment Tile Display
  • Two double-sided War Displays
  • Two double-sided Player Aids
  • One rulebook
  • One playbook

Specification

Edition
2nd Printing, 2021
Design
Ananda Gupta, Jason Matthews
Artist
Terry Leeds, Mark Simonitch
Game Language
English
# Players
2
Complexity
4 (MEDIUM) out of 9
Solitaire
2 (LOW) out of 9
Sizes
30.5cm x 23cm x 7.5cm
Weight
0 kg

Boardgamegeek rating:8.3


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