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Spirit Games (Est. 1984) - Supplying role playing games (RPG), wargames rules, miniatures and scenery, new and traditional board and card games for the last 20 years sells Cuba Libre: Castro

Cuba Libre: Castro's Insurgency, 1957-1958 (COIN Series Volume II) Third Printing

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Cuba: Revolution's Success in the West
In December 1956, paroled rebel Fidel Castro returned to Cuba to launch his revolution with a tiny force which was quickly attacked and fled into the mountains. Two years later, through masterful propaganda and factional manoeuvre, Castro, his brother Raul, and iconic revoluntionary Che Guevara had united disparate guerrillas and exploited Cubans' deep opposition to their dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro's takeover of the cointry became a model for Leftist insurgency.

Cuba Libre takes 1-4 players into the Cuban Revolution. Castro's 26 July Movement must expand from its camps in the Sirrra Maestra mountains to fight its way to Havana. Meanwhile, anti-communist student groups, urban guerrillas, and expatriates try to de-stabilize the Batista regime and stave off a new dictatorship under Castro. Batista's Government must maintain steam to counter the twin insurgency, while managing two benefactors: an eroding US Alliance and a corrupting crime Syndicate. In the turmoil, Meyer Lansky and his Syndicate bosses will jockey to keep their Cuban gangster paradise alive.

Cuba Libre features the same game system ass Andean Abyss (GMT Games) and is easy to learn. Like COIN Series Volume 1, Cuba Libre is equally playable solitaire or by multiple players up to 4 - and with a shorter time to completion. But Cuba Libre's Strategic challenges are new: 4 unique roles and a deck of fresh events will bring 1950's Cuba to life on your tabletop. Game Contents:

  • One 17x22 inch Mounted Map
  • 106 Wooden Pieces
  • 52 Playing Cards
  • One full-colour Countersheet
  • Rules Booklet
  • Play Booklet
  • 7 Player Aid Sheets
  • Three 6-sided dice

Reviews Review Game
By NickBleech From Northants in United Kingdom
Review
This is the best COIN game to start with, because it teaches you the common mechanics of the series and, with a smaller board and correspondingly few areas and spaces to struggle over, the 'decision space' is kept low to limit analysis paralysis. The depth of COIN comes from the range of actions (different for each player) and the clever selection mechanic. Realistically this causes the tempo of the game to ebb back and forth between the government and insurgents. While the game works best with 3 or 4 players, it includes a system for 'non players' (dummies) so you can play solitaire or 2 player. While you may find the themes of other COIN games to be closer to your taste, they are really more complicated... so start here!

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Related Tags
Alphanumeric
C
Game Type
Wargame
Manufacturer
GMT Games
No. Players
Solitaire
1-4 Players
Designer
Jeff Grossman
Volko Ruhnke
Age
14 +
Manufacturer's Code
1309

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