Questions tagged [diplomacy]

A highly strategic war-game which focuses on negotiations between players. Many opportunities to form, manipulate, and break secret alliances.

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In Diplomacy, Is the "Three Emperor's Alliance" a Good Strategy For Russia?

Russia, which gets an extra piece, is in some ways the most powerful country in Diplomacy. It is also one of the most vulnerable, insofar as it is surrounded by four potentially hostile countries. (...
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Basic strategies for each country in Diplomacy

I found out one of my friends has Diplomacy and wants to play. He's never played before, and neither have I, nor anyone else in the group. I'm confident I can explain the rules, but I don't really ...
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In Diplomacy, How Would England Identify Its First Target?

England, being an island, has an enviable defensive position. This same fact makes it hard for it to get a foothold on the European Continent, where most of the remaining 31 supply centers lie. There ...
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How can I play a short/small, but still satisfying round of Diplomacy?

I liked playing Diplomacy back in university, where I had almost no problem gathering seven people with a whole day (including the nights) to spend. Nowadays however, I'd consider myself lucky to ...
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In Diplomacy, Should You Have Separate Country "Draws" For Players of Different Experience?

Once I was in Diplomacy game with two experienced players, one intermediate (me), and four people who had never played the game before. As it were, the two best players drew England and Turkey, and ...
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How Would I Get A Modern Diplomacy -"Like" Game Produced?

Some years ago, I created a modern Diplomacy "takeoff" game (with a new name to be determined). The five "countries" are U.S., Russia, China, Europe and the Middle East. The pieces are fleets (F), ...
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How long does it take to play Diplomacy?

I guess this varies a lot from game to game, but I've seen everything from 120 to 360 minutes, and wondered where the average lies. If it's closer to 360, I don't think I will bother to buy it. I ...
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Diplomacy "lite"? [closed]

I love Diplomacy. The alliances, intrigue, negotiation, backstabbing, and the relatively simple mechanics that help emphasize the diplomatic aspect over the game mechanics. However, it can be hard to ...
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Official Diplomacy sets, variations and where to buy

Diplomacy only seems to have one set available to buy widely that I am aware of, built by Gibson Games. It's nothing special, an averagely constructed cardboard board with plastic pieces. Are there ...
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Timing a backstab in Diplomacy

When is a good time to backstab an ally in Diplomacy? Should I backstab if I can grab a Supply Centre or two, or should I wait for an opportunity to eliminate an enemy?
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What is a winning strategy for Italy with Diplomacy [closed]

Italy is almost the worst country to start with. But that makes it a nice challenge. What is your winning strategy with Italy?

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