|1994 - Avalon Hill
Colonial Diplomacy - Game of Intrigue in the Era of Empire
Colonial diplomacy is a game of grand strategy and diplomacy set during the height of the great age of imperialism, when nearly half the world's population in Africa, Asia, Persia, the Indian sub-continent, Manchu China, Indo-China and the East Indies was brought under the control and domination of colonial powers.
The elegantly simple game system and mechanics of play of DIPLOMACY have been used. So all the essential elements of careful planning, secrecy, co-operation, skillful negotiations, the inevitable treachery and backstab that have made DIPLOMACY so popular, are included. Each player must guide the destiny of one of the vast empires involved in the struggle for nationalisn, and colonial acqisitions during this era - the British Empire, the Ottoman Turkish Empire, French Indo-China, the Dutch East Indies, the Russian Empire, Manchu China and Imperial Japan. Armies and Navies must be mobilized and deployed in this challenging contest of strategies in order to gain areas of economic, strategic, and military importance. The game spans 60 years of exciting history from the Opium Wars, the Crimean War, the struggle in Egypt and Sudan, through the Russo-Japanese conflict of 1905. Will history repeat itself?
Contents:22" x 32" mapboard
Seven Conference Maps
Rules Booklet, with Historical Notes
140 Wooden Playing Pieces