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Friday, November 6, 2015

Diplomacy

Finn and Leo 11.6.15

You may not know about it, but it's getting more and more popular, it's Diplomacy: The Board game. It is a game that challenges your every sense. It has been around for a long time and is  just recently becoming popular. The game only costs about $22 and lasts 6-8 hours. This game will truly take a day to complete and up to 7 people can play it, although it is recommended that you have a game 'master' or a game referee.

The game starts by you and your friends/family each picking one of several major European powers: Great Britain, Italy, France, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Germany. The first thing you will do (is (called negotiation for about 20-30 minutes is meet in private with the other players and make or break alliances.You can also share information about other countries you may know about. Much like in real life, these alliances can be broken at anytime.This phase is the probably the most crucial, as it will decide if you have the correct information about other attacks and defence.

The game begins in 1901 and advances in seasons. There are two main seasons in this game. The first one is “Spring” and the second is “Autumn/Fall” The seasons are divided into movement and negotiation. After negotiation you write secret orders for every unit. These orders are revealed and executed simultaneously. Units can move from its location into a empty space around him. You can also move units in “armies”. Armies can occupy land and sea borders all around the map.

After each autumn season, supply centers become owned by the players who are occupying them. If a player has less supply centers than units, their units are disbanded. There are 34 supply centers.Players who own no supply centers are immediately eliminated from the game. If a player contains 18 or more, which is more than half of them. The player is automatically declared the winner. Players can also declare a draw if they would like. This happens when there are unusual stalemates occur.


So yeah, this game is very complicated, but for people who like war and strategy games and who are willing to put the time and effort into this, it will be a fun game for you and your friends.

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