1989 - Dawn of Freedom (2nd Printing)

By: GMT Games

Type: Boxed Game

Product Line: Card-Driven Games

MSRP $65.00


Product Info

Title
1989 - Dawn of Freedom (2nd Printing)
Publisher
Product Line
Category
Sub-category
Publish Year
2012
Dimensions
9x12x2"
NKG Part #
2147818538
MFG. Part #
GMT1202-20
Type
Boxed Game
Age Range
12 Years and Up
# Players
2 Players
Game Length
120 - 180 Minutes

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 ominous 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.

"A bad regime is never in so great danger as when it tries to improve." - Alexis de Tocqueville

The other player plays the Democrat. At the dawn of 1989, behind the iron curtain, no one considers revolution possible. The goal of dissidents is to create a civil society outside the control of the Communist regimes. On their side are students who are fascinated with the style and pop culture of the west, and the Church. Against them is the vast apparatus of the Communist state. Their challenge is to persuade the workers, who are the bulk of society, to join their cause.

"Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" - Ronald Reagan

Contents:

  • Two counters sheets
  • 22x34 inch full-color mapsheet
  • 110 Strategy cards
  • 52 Power cards
  • Rules Booklet
  • Two Player Aid Cards
  • Two 6-sided dice
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