Dave Phillips recommends The Cold War board game … a vintage game for 4 players from 1984. Play Communist USSR or China OR Capitalist Western Europe or USA and try to gain political, economic and military control of regions of the world by playing nice whilst undermining your opponents with you agents. Straightforward rules, but clever,and lot to it. ANYONE UP FOR ANOTHER GAME NEXT THURSDAY?… Best with 4 players-Recommended with 4 players. A quote from Board Game Geek says “
A game for four players, Cold War gives you command of the economic, military, and intelligence forces of one of the contemporary world’s major powers, and dares you to seize political, military, and economic control of as much of the world as possible. The only obstacles in your way are your three opponents, each of whom has a bag of dirty tricks to play and an equal stake in the world regions you claim for your own. Cold War is designed to be easy to learn, fun to play, and hard to win.