Welcome to the home of the 3rd Boardgame Players Association Twilight Struggle play-by-email (PBEM) tournament.
Update June 10, 2018, The tournament is now in its single elimination phase.
Signups are now closed. Thank you for all for participating.
If you would like to enter the tournament, sign up by October 27, 2017 – by posting a comment below. All entrants are required to be members of the Boardgame Players Association – see the BPA website for details about joining. (For a history of previous BPA Twilight Struggle tournaments, click here.)
The tournament format consists of a series of Swiss rounds, from which the top players will qualify for a four-round elimination stage. (The top players in the standings will receive byes directly to the semifinals.) For more information about the tournament format and other rules and guidelines, click on the relevant links at the top of the page. (For background information about what a Swiss tournament format entails, click here.)
AFTER ACTION REPORTS ENCOURAGED: Note that we will endeavor to include any postgame recaps you wish to provide on the website, giving them their own unique webpages and including as many pictures (within reason) and as much text as you want. So please think about this as your games proceed – we’d love to document as much of the tournament action as possible!
To sign up for the tournament , add a comment below with:
Tool Preference in order (e.g. Playdek, Acts, Wargameroom):
Note all first time posts are moderated so it may take up to a few days for your post to become visible. No need to repost a second time.
SIGNUPS ARE NOW CLOSED. A future tournament has not been scheduled.
IMPORTANT REMINDER – STEAM/PLAYDEK IS THE DEFAULT TOOL FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. ACTS or WargamerRoom games will only be accommodated if both players agree.
Games will use Deluxe Rules + optional cards with +2 influence for the United States as the starting condition.
No Chinese Civil War and no optional rules.
- Extra Influence points are placed after all other Influence points for that country have been placed.
- Such extra Influence may only be placed in countries where friendly Influence already exists.
Both players should confirm that the game is properly set up with the correct starting conditions before accepting and playing. If games are not setup correctly and this is discovered up to the turn 3 reshuffle, upon mutual agreement players can restart the game.
The optional cards should be included if the red (+) is lit up on the setup screen.
Influence should be +2 Americans
Games will be played using tools based on mutual agreement. ACTS, Playdek, Vassal Live, and WargameRoom are all acceptable options. The default tool used will be Playdek if players cannot agree.
The Playdek Twilight Struggle application is available at:
iTunes for Apple iOS platforms: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twilight-struggle/id942766453?mt=8
Google Play Store for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playdekgames.twilightstruggle
Steam for PC/MacOS :http://store.steampowered.com/app/406290/Twilight_Struggle/