At Nexus Game Fair we received a copy of Dual Powers by Thunderworks Games. We’re fans of Twilight Struggle so we were excited when we heard this described as a lighter version of that title.

We’d say that is a fair assessment but your mileage may vary. Twilight Struggle is a fantastic game with great depth and trying to make a lite-version that still feels the same as the full-bodied version must have been no small task.

While we won’t disagree with the comparisons being made to this and Twilight Struggle, with the theme being so strong an indicator, we actually likened this more to a “2 de Mayo on steroids” instead. And with 2 de Mayo one of our favorite 2-player games that is not a bad thing. And let’s face it; getting Twilight Struggle tabled can be a task in itself. Dual Powers fill the space between the Mexican Revolution and the Cold War nicely.

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