"Nuclear War" Game (ca. 1970/1980s)


"Nuclear War," which has been around since 1965, is described as a "comical cataclysmic card game of global destruction." 

The box explains how the game is played as follows: "two to six players engage in touchy negotiations until a warmonger pushes the button!"

Each player rules a country whose population initially depends on the population cards that they are dealt. Everyone also gets a set of nine  Nuclear War cards that represent such assets as missiles, bombers, nuclear bombs, etc.

The game ends when only one, or no, country is populated.

It is usually the case that everyone is wiped out and nobody wins Nuclear War.


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