Thursday, August 9, 2012

1989: Dawn of Freedom

Recently I got in a couple games of GMT's new game: 1989: Dawn of Freedom.  The game is about the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.  It plays very similar to another one of my favourites, Twilight Struggle. The biggest change is probably the power struggle mechanic.  When a scoring card is played for a country, instead of just scoring controlled territories, there's a fight between the two factions to see if the Communist player can maintain power in said country. It's a neat mechanic.  The only down side to the game probably is the names.  It's a lot easier to say "I control Italy" as opposed to "I control Szekesfehervar".  Components are of course top notch.  I'm looking forward to getting in many games.

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