At the turn of the 20th century, prior to World War I, the seven Great European Powers engage in an intricate struggle for supremacy. Military forces invade and withdraw, shifting borders and altering empires with subtle maneuvers and daring gambits. Alliances are formed and trust is betrayed as players negotiate and outwit one another in a delicate balance of cooperation and competition to gain dominance of the continent.
The Diplomacy board game is a classic negotiating game in existence since 1959. Diplomacy challenges players to rely on their own cunning and cleverness, not dice, to determine the outcome of this game of conspiracies and conquest. Social interaction, interpersonal skills and negotiation make up an essential part of the game play.
This new edition of Diplomacy, first time back in print since 1999, features new artistic treatment to game components. The game board measures 30" x 20", and game set includes 315 army, navy and national control markers, 20 count strategy map pad and 24-page rulebook. Recommended for 2-6 players with an estimated playing time of 1 hour.