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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
* Collector’s 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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What’s New

Version 1.1.3

Fix IAP system issues

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Albert 2005 ,

Fix bugs with coup and realignment

Great game, but the rules implementation is buggy. There is inconsistency in the Interface allowing coup in areas where the insurgent army does not have influence. The official rules PDF states that one does not need to have influence in the territory to start a coup, and sometimes this is the case in the iOS version as well, but other times the interface prevents coups when you dont have influence in the country. It makes playing the game against AI difficult. More like just a learning tutorial for the real boardgame.

Hotspur122345 ,

Be wary of expansion/update

Twilight Struggle is a great port of a great game, but ever since the expansion/update, the AI -- which used to be fast and efficient -- takes forever to make a simple decision. The game is almost unplayable now (even on the most modern iPads). I'd also second those other critics who say the Turn Zero cards are very buggy. I'm very surprised that Playdek, an otherwise excellent games company, released this into the wild. I guess they wanted something out by Christmas, but if I were you, I'd stay away from updating the previous version until they've fixed the bugs.

UPDATE (October 2017): To be fair, the developers eventually fixed the bizarrely buggy release and it plays beautifully well now (and has been for some time). So buy it, buy it, buy it.
P.S.: The Turn Zero expansion is quite fun, especially since the weird bugs in it (the AI seemed to forget the special rules) have been ironed out. Would love to see if Playdek can release some more expansions.

fracguru ,

Great game, great app

A great port for a great game. The sound files and quotes really add to the flavor and feel. The AI is good enough that you will become a good player before you beat it regularly.

Even once you are better than the AI it is good enough that it will provide you a good game and can even beat you with some poor card draws on your part.

Add to the fact that you can play a game in a much shorter time than over the board and you have an app that will provide you hours of enjoyment and teach you this fascinating game.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your support!

Best regards,
Asmodee Digital support


Asmodee Digital
317.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© 2016 Playdek, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Turn Zero & Promo Packs $2.99


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