"The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting."
– Richard M. Nixon
It is the height of the Cold War, and the two global superpowers, vying for control of the world’s resources, each employ their own network of highly trained spies and assassins. These shadowy operatives will resort to any means necessary - dirty tricks, devious ploys, underhanded machinations, and outright treachery - to ensure their side emerges victorious. Through subtle manipulation a country’s economy, media, political machine, or military complex, these agents can see to it those foreign governments embrace the correct ideologies – theirs.
Fantasy Flight Game is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Cold War: CIA vs KGB ! This updated reprint of the popular two-player card game features clarified rules, more compact components, and a smaller, more portable box (4½” x 4½”, as also seen in Hey, That’s my Fish! ). With the revised edition of Cold War , pulling the strings of world politics has never been more convenient or affordable.
Face off for the fate of the world
"We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked."
In Cold War , each player takes on the role of the director of either the CIA or the KGB as they attempt to gain control of various countries. To win control of a country, players take turns drawing cards from a shared deck of “Group Cards,” which come in one of four categories: Military, Media, Economy, and Politics. These cards each have a number, and players must keep adding them to their play area until the sum of these numbers equals a value on the contested country, without going over.
Although based on this deceptively simple premise, Cold War offers a number of additional strategic options. For example, each type of group card has its own special effect, and can be “mobilized” (tipped on its side) in order to execute that effect, including the ability to discard your opponent’s cards and look at the next card in the deck! The result is a tense back-and-forth as players maneuver their agents in an attempt to outwit their ideological counterparts.
Visit our Cold War: CIA vs KGB website to learn more, and in the fourth quarter of 2011, prepare to make the world safe for your way of life!
Cold War: CIA vs KGB is a quick card game of bluffing and resource gathering. Two players carefully select which covert agent to dispatch to deal with various world crises and manipulate different economic, media, military, and political groups to ensure supremacy. The revised edition features clarified rules, more compact components, and a smaller, more portable box.