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Diplomacy: the art of saying "Nice
until you can find a stick-- Wynn Catlin
The Society exists to play Avalon Hill's Diplomacy, a tactical board game. Each of the seven players take the part of a Great Power at the start of the 20th Century: Austria-Hungary, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia or Turkey. The board is shown above.
Your aim is to become the dominant power in Europe. But to do this you will need to persuade -- and sometimes deceive -- your rivals into helping you achieve your military objectives. You are given three armed units to start with, each an army or a fleet. By annexing first neutral (yellow) territory, then that of your rivals, you gain more resources to construct new units.
Diplomacy can be played on any map, and we have a number representing different areas of the world in different historical periods, including variants designed here in Cambridge. The Diplomatic Pouch WebZine gives a more detailed outline of how the game works.
This term we will meet on Thursday evenings (beginning on Thursday 18th October) at 7:30pm in the Keynes Seminar Room in King's to play Diplomacy and its variants. Every other week we play other board games.
At 10:00 on Saturday the 16th, we will meet in CC43 in Queens' for the end of term all day meeting.
To get updated information about our meetings you can contact the committee at soc-dip-committee[at]lists.cam.ac.uk.removethis, or subscribe to our e-mail list.
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These pages were last updated on Friday 15 March 2013 by Benjamin Gill.
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