The Vintage Gamer #6: Diplomacy (BG)

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games, Podcasts

This week, I cover Allan Calhamer’s (in)famous game Diplomacy, once published through Avalon Hill and currently published by Hasbro through its Avalon Hill line (not quite the same thing).

Show notes:

  • Thanks to Have Games, Will Travel and Gaming Uncensored
  • Rules for standard Diplomacy
  • Some variants on the standard rules and board
  • General Diplomacy strategy
  • Ways to play
  • My Diplomatic history
  • Next week: something lighter


Final Thoughts:

In reviewing the final recording, I realized that I forgot to mention some other members of the Realpolitik team, so I’d like to give all of them credit here. Many thanks to:

  • Lucas B. Kruijswijk
  • Ben Hines
  • Don Hessong
  • Simon Haines
  • Ronnie van ‘t Westeinde
  • Peter Steiner

Ronnie is also the creator of Palmpolitik.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 at 11:42 am and is filed under Board games, Podcasts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

4 comments so far


Welcome back…And with references to a great game too… Even though we all know that Diplomacy can get quite physical…

February 22nd, 2006 at 4:01 pm

Thanks! No one has ever come to blows in any game I’ve played…. maybe you live in a rougher neighborhood.

February 24th, 2006 at 8:33 am

Maybe! But you wouldnt know where it is…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great game though. (Oh, and the latest Diplomacy PC Game is absolutely awful!)

February 24th, 2006 at 3:56 pm

Oh, one more thing…. Would you be interested in exchanging links?

February 27th, 2006 at 1:42 pm

Leave a reply

Name (*)
Mail (will not be published) (*)

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'wfWAFStorageFileException' with message 'Unable to verify temporary file contents for atomic writing.' in /home/jvsquare/public_html/vintagegamer/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php:47 Stack trace: #0 /home/jvsquare/public_html/vintagegamer/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php(650): wfWAFStorageFile::atomicFilePutContents('/home/jvsquare/...', '<?php exit('Acc...') #1 [internal function]: wfWAFStorageFile->saveConfig('livewaf') #2 {main} thrown in /home/jvsquare/public_html/vintagegamer/wp-content/plugins/wordfence/vendor/wordfence/wf-waf/src/lib/storage/file.php on line 47