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The Great Game: Rival Empires in Central Asia 1837-1886




Price £62.95
Game Series
The Great Game Map
The Great Game Cards plus Counters

Product Description

Theme:      Colonial Wars      1 to 2 Players     

The Great Game recreates the 19th Century Anglo-Russian struggle for supremacy in Central Asia.  In the actual contest, Tsarist Russia resented British expeditions into the Steppe Khanates while Victorian Britain feared that Russian entreaties to Persia and Afghanistan would jeopardize India's security.  So the two imperial powers wove a complex tale of diplomatic intrigue, colonial conquest and proxy wars that spanned 50 years. 

The Great Game is a card driven game (CDG), where players alternate moving officers (historical personalities) and troops across a point-to-point map of Central Asia in decade turns. Imperial powers strive to enlist vassal states such as Afghanistan and Bokhara into their camp through diplomacy or combat so an engaging game of move-counter move unfolds across the chessboard of Central Asia.

Game Contents:

  • Game Map: 22" x 34"
  • Counters: 120 each .75" Counters & 176 each .6" Counters
  • Rules Book: 16 pages
  • Cards: Deck of 54
  • Player Aids: 3 ea. 8 1/2" x 11" Charts
  • Scenarios: 2 Scenarios, Campaign Game

Game Details:

  • Map Scale: Point to Point
  • Unit Size: Army Strength Points
  • Time Scale: Decade turns/5 rounds per
  • Players: 1-2
  • Complexity: Medium
  • Solitaire: Medium

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