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Nuclear War in Europe

A comic-book-styled game of espionage, warfare, and nuclear exchange. It is a game for 1-2 players, which begins its story at the height of the Cold War.

Game Overview

"Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us."
—John Fitzgerald Kennedy, September 1961

John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Take the role of NATO or Warsaw Pact commander-in-chief. Use your agents to stage coups and infiltrate countries in the heart of Europe. Send your military to quell insurgencies and combat enemy troops.

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Escalate the game as you play. Perform intelligence operations during the initial Cold War stage. Bring the army and airforce to bear when you escalate to the Conventional War stage. Engage in a nuclear exchange with your enemy when you cross the Nuclear War threshold.

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The game will be designed for 1 or 2 players. We will implement a special Solo Bot system for solitaire play. You will have several options to choose from, allowing for a gameplay duration between 2 and 4 hours. We will use comic-book illustration style throughout to lighten up this heavy subject.

Nuclear Explosion in European city


  • stunning, clean, and illustrated Map

  • about a hundred beautifully illustrated Action Cards showing historical events, persons, and weapons

  • a set of Solo Bot Cards used for solitaire play

  • a couple of hundred Counters, used as units and markers

  • a couple of Wooden Cylinders used for marking turns, victory points, and escalation levels

  • two Custom 6-sided Dice, with easy-to-use symbols used for combat and intelligence actions

  • several illustrated Player Aids, convenient and easy to use

  • informative and beautiful Rulebook and Playbook, containing game rules, detailed tutorial for learning the game, an encyclopedia of historical events used in the game, and a nice bibliography

  • Box and Lid

NOTE: contents are subject to change as the game is still being developed

Production Status

The game is still in development. If you wish to follow our development progress and be updated when the game gets released, please subscribe to our newsletter below. Also, feel free to contact us through forums, discord, or email.


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