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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is a free turn-based simulation game designed by Chris Crawford, developed by Mindscape and released by Mindscape in 1989. Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition runs on Windows 3.x. Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition is part of the Balance of Power game series.
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Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition review

ACE Magazine Issue 03 (1987): "It's complex, it's involving, it's certainly thought-provoking and it's difficult to play in ten minute sessions. Set aside a lot of time and you'll get a lot of enjoyment from the game. Absorbing stuff that gives an insight into the devious world of Geopolitics."

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In 1986, Crawford published a book, also called Balance of Power, which details the internals of the game great depth. It explains the background of the politics, the formulas used to calculate prestige and related parameters, and an account of its (lengthy) gestation.

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Additional info about Balance of Power: The 1990 Edition

Status: freeware

Input: keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 5,25 floppy disk

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