1949: Germany is split in two, as the Iron Curtain descends. East Germany and West Germany become bitter rivals. Which system will make its people happier? Socialism vs Capitalism — which will triumph?
Wir sind das Volk! (We are the people!) was the main slogan of East German demonstrators in 1989. In this game about the divided Germany, from 1945 to 1989, one player takes the role of East Germany, the other of West Germany.
Basic idea: With the use of action cards, players build up their economies and increase their living standards. Too high a difference in living standards (both internally and compared to the other) will cause unrest. Too much unrest will result in a mass protest. When checked for, a state will collapse (and lose the game) with 4 mass protest markers.
- 1 game board (25" x 17")
- 50 wooden pieces unrest
- 12 wooden pieces socialist
- 35 wooden pieces living standard
- 84 action cards
- 2 die-cut counter sheets
- 1 rules booklet