Jazzpunk, see more here, is a comedy adventure set in an alternate reality Cold War World, plagued with corporate espionage, CyberCrime, and sentient martinis. Gameplay is inspired by spoof comedy films and cartoons of yesteryear, with a focus on weird gadgets, exotic locales, and open-world style exploration.
“The genius of Jazzpunk is that the comedy isn’t just happening around you — it’s happening to you and because of you. The player more often than not gets to deliver the punch line or perform the joke,” raves NPR’s review, here.
Twilight Struggle seeks to capture the feeling of that earlier era. Twilight Struggle is a two-player Cold War simulation game that presents the forty-five year dance of intrigue, prestige, and occasional flares of warfare between the Soviet Union and the United States. Twilight Struggle simulates the conflict between the most powerful nation states the world has ever known. The scope of the game covers the entire world as it was found in 1945. Players move units and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower.
Confusion: Espionage and Deception is a Cold War strategy game that takes players back to the early 1960s and the Cold War between the United States and the USSR. Each player takes on the role of their selected nation’s spy agency: the CIA or the KGB. At the start of a game of Confusion, players aren’t aware of the talents and skills their spies possess. Your opponent can see what your spies can do, but you cannot. Your job as a wise leader is to first deduce exactly how each of your spies move, then employ your knowledge by using each spy for maximum effect. But be on alert, because your opponent has placed a double-agent in your team of spies. The first player to take the Top Secret Briefcase from the middle of the board and deliver it to his opponent’s side of the board is the winner.