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- Product InformationDeveloped in 1959 by Allan Calhamer and published by Avalon Hill, the original board game of Diplomacy has been a staple on game store shelves for nearly four decades. MicroProse and Hasbro Interactive bring the intrigue and strategy of the game to the PC while faithfully remaining true to the intent and gameplay of the original.
In Diplomacy: The Game of International Intrigue, set in pre-World War I, you must guide your selected country with all the intricacies of diplomacy through negotiations geared at giving you control of Europe. Choose to play as England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey or Austria-Hungary. More than a dozen neutral countries add additional strategic considerations to the mix.
The computer version of this turn-based game offers a choice of nine time-tested variations of the original board game and a timer menu that allows customization of time limits associated with each phase. Turns represent six months each with a total of ten phases divided into Spring (4) and Fall (6) sessions. The first four phases of each include negotiation, issue orders, execute orders and resolve conflicts. The Fall turn adds an additional two phases: adjust strengths and summary. Game default begins in 1901 but can be changed through customization options.
Diplomacy offers full multi-player support for up to seven human or computer controlled players over the Internet, a LAN, hot seat competition or play-by-e-mail (PBEM) with specific setup options for each. The AI is designed to ensure no single-player game is ever the same and the computer controlled countries can be set to Civil Disorder or AI full control. The game comes with an editor that allows customization in areas such as date, ownership of supply centers, unit removal or addition and victory conditions.
World peace? Chaos and disorder? The ultimate outcome is up to you in Diplomacy: The Game of International Intrigue.
- PublisherHasbro Interactive
- GameDiplomacy: The Game of International Intrigue
- ESRB RatingE - Everyone
- Control ElementsKeyboard,Mouse
- Number of Players1-7
- Release Year1999
- Game Special Features
- Based on Avalon Hill's popular board game
- Represent a European power before WWI
- Create or break treaties with nearby nations
- Command armies and fleets
- Challenge players from around the world via Internet
- Play as one of seven nations in your quest to dominate the world
- Based on the popular Avalon Hill board game
- Multiplayer support via LAN, Internet, and e-mail
- Based on Avalon Hill's popular board game
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- longkissgoodngtJan 31, 2008by
Looks great, but much more confusing
So I've been a big fan of Diplomacy ever since I played the board game with friends as a kid. I've also played the older style computer game and found it just as much fun. So when the opportunity to purchase this newer version of the computer game came along, I jumped right in. The new visuals and graphics are very good. Make sure you have a high speed processor though(at least 2G) otherwise the graphics will get a little choppy. The 3D game board and avatars are a big improvement and give the game a much more modern feel. Now the bad news. Hasbro decided to alter the game play and it's not good. In the old version, the negotiation phase and orders phase were 2 different phases. You had one room that you went into to negotiate, and when you were done negotiating, you left that room, went to the map and issued your orders. Not so in this game. The negotiation and orders phase is the same phase. You are always in front of the map and are supposed to negotiate via dialogue blocks that pop up when you click on an avatar. The problem is, they never tell you how to do this. The manual is next to useless and after three games I still have yet to figure out how to negotiate with other players. I'm sure when I finally figure it out it will seem simple, but Diplomacy is already a complex game. If an experienced player like myself has this much trouble figuring out how to play, novice players have no chance.Read full review
- 310cashman19Dec 17, 2010by
Diplomacy - PC version
Don't know why this wasn't more popular, its awesome! I think because there are no level incentives, you either win or lose or a game, perhaps they could have had a point or medal system (Lt, Capt etc) or something. But I don't need that. I love the board game and this is the only way I can play it these days.
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