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1989: Dawn of Freedom (2012)
Publisher: GMT Games
Designer: Jason Matthews, Ted Torgerson
Players: 2 to 2
Ages: 12 and up
Duration: 120
Languages: english 
BGN Price
$79.99
Currently Unavailable
 
Description
"History punishes those who come too late."
- Mikhail Gorbachev

1989 is an exciting, fast paced game simulating the end of the Cold War in 1989. During this amazing year, a series of democratic revolutions ended the 40 year Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. 1989 simulates the political, social and economic aspects of these revolutions using a card driven system similar to Twilight Struggle.

"No man is so old he cannot live one more year."
- Leszek Kolakowski

One player plays the Communist. At the start of the game he holds unquestioned power across the six nations of the Warsaw Pact. But there are omnious clouds on the horizon. The new leader in Moscow has declared no more will Soviet tanks prop up tottering Communist governments. The economies, after decades of central planning and stagnation, have reached various stages of crisis. Inside the churches and among the students and their professors there are dissident movements that have been emboldened. From crushing dissent to offering concessions, the Communist player will have to use a variety of strategies in a struggle to hold on to his empire.

Contents:
1 Countersheet
1 22" x 34" MOUNTED map
1 rulebook (approx 24 pages)
2 player aid cards
2 strategy decks (110 cards)
1 Power struggle deck (55 cards)


For more information, including rules translations, visit BoardGameGeek.
 
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