Diplomacy for new or experienced players.

  • May 3 · 9:30 AM
  • Don's House

Diplomacy is the classic game of pure negotiation. Players represent one of the seven "Great Powers of Europe" (Great Britain, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Russia or Turkey) in the years prior to World War I. Play begins in the Spring of 1901, and players make both Spring and Autumn moves each year. There are only two kinds of military units: armies and fleets. On any given turn, each of your military units has limited options: they can move into an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in an attack on an adjoining territory, support an allied unit in defending an adjoining territory, or hold their position. Players instruct each of their units by writing a set of "orders." The outcome of each turn is determined by the rules of the game. There are no dice rolls or other elements of chance. With its incredibly simplistic movement mechanics fused to a significant negotiation element, this system is highly respected by many a gamer.

Difficulty Level: 3 Playing Time: 5+ Hours.

Beginning around 9:30am, the rules will be explained to new players (and those wanting a refresher) and we will play a short practice game. Around 10:30 we will restart the game for real, and play until approximately 6pm. Lunch will be served - probably a sandwich spread.

Please do not bring pets, children under 18, or illegal substances.

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  • Kim

    Hey Don going to Kolache Factory will bring breakfast for 9:30 learners

    May 3

  • Todd

    I'm not going to be able to make it. I had a long night, and I'm just now going to bed. I find it unlikely that I will want to wake up in 3 hours to play Diplomacy. Y'all have fun without me.

    May 3

  • Evan W.

    Since I've played many a time, I will be there at 10:30.

    May 3

  • Don S.

    New players, arrive at 9:30 to learn the rules and run through a short practice game!

    April 30

  • Don Scheifler changed the time from 10:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    April 1

  • Rachel V.

    Rob and I wish we could play Diplomacy again that weekend, but we are going to be moving in May/June so we'll be busy. (We're just moving to a different area within Houston.) Have fun everyone! And watch out - Susie is deceptively good at Diplomacy!

    March 23

    • Don S.

      Hi Rachel! There is a group meeting in the Spring area on Saturday 3/29. Wish I could go, but can't. If you want info, email me: [masked]. See you next time!

      March 23

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