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Announcing the revised edition of Cold War: CIA vs KGB
Cold War: CIA vs KGB | Published 21 September 2011

"The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting."
      – Richard M. Nixon

It is the height of the Cold War, and the two global superpowers, vying for control of the world’s resources, each employ their own network of highly trained spies and assassins. These shadowy operatives will resort to any means necessary - dirty tricks, devious ploys, underhanded machinations, and outright treachery - to ensure their side emerges victorious. Through subtle manipulation a country’s economy, media, political machine, or military complex, these agents can see to it those foreign governments embrace the correct ideologies – theirs.

Fantasy Flight Game is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Cold War: CIA vs KGB! This updated reprint of the popular two-player card game features clarified rules, more compact components, and a smaller, more portable box (4½” x 4½”, as also seen in Hey, That’s my Fish!). With the revised edition of Cold War, pulling the strings of world politics has never been more convenient or affordable.

Face off for the fate of the world

"We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked."
      –Dean Rusk

In Cold War, each player takes on the role of the director of either the CIA or the KGB as they attempt to gain control of various countries. To win control of a country, players take turns drawing cards from a shared deck of “Group Cards,” which come in one of four categories: Military, Media, Economy, and Politics. These cards each have a number, and players must keep adding them to their play area until the sum of these numbers equals a value on the contested country, without going over.

Although based on this deceptively simple premise, Cold War offers a number of additional strategic options. For example, each type of group card has its own special effect, and can be “mobilized” (tipped on its side) in order to execute that effect, including the ability to discard your opponent’s cards and look at the next card in the deck! The result is a tense back-and-forth as players maneuver their agents in an attempt to outwit their ideological counterparts.

Visit our Cold War: CIA vs KGB website to learn more, and in the fourth quarter of 2011, prepare to make the world safe for your way of life!

Cold War: CIA vs KGB is a quick card game of bluffing and resource gathering. Two players carefully select which covert agent to dispatch to deal with various world crises and manipulate different economic, media, military, and political groups to ensure supremacy. The revised edition features clarified rules, more compact components, and a smaller, more portable box.

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Published: 10/8/2011 1:53:01 AM

I also have the original.  Is there any reason to buy this again?  Will the rules be published online? 

Published: 10/5/2011 9:53:57 PM

This is great news! I have been wanting to buy this game since first finding out about it earlier this year. I couldn't find it anywhere and I had wondered if it would ever be available again. Thank you for the re-release.

The Spaniard
Published: 9/22/2011 10:32:09 AM
FFG Staff

 There are no changes to the rules or cards of the game. The box is smaller (the size of the new "Hey That's my Fish" box).


Published: 9/22/2011 1:52:56 AM

Nice, have been thinking of picking this game up, might wait for the revised edition now


Published: 9/21/2011 9:23:38 PM

Any change in the rules?

Published: 9/21/2011 7:13:23 PM

It looks like the same game in a new box, except the componaints (such as the CIA and KGB chips) are less solid than before.

Published: 9/21/2011 6:01:29 PM

While I am happy about the reprint (the game is great!), I would love to know if there is a change in the  components (save for their size). Because as an owner of the first edition I don't want to pay a second time for the same stuff.


Published: 9/21/2011 5:44:12 PM

Will the revised rules be posted?  If I have the first edition, is there any reason to get this one?

Published: 9/21/2011 5:24:54 PM

Great news about great game, thx FFG

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