Playing the new Cold War board game is a trip back to the 1980s. So why is the theme of an America being invaded still so popular?
“Chinese marines storm San Diego. Russian tanks clank through the streets of New York, while Mexican helicopters hover over Houston. The news grows grimmer with each passing day: From east, west, and south, America has been invaded. The defense of the nation now rests with bands of freedom fighters gathering in woods and mountains, from Maine to Montana, to wage guerrilla warfare to the death.
It’s not the script for a new Rambo movie or the fevered delusion of a Montana militiaman squatting in his bunker, scanning the skies for black helicopters; it’s a new (retro) board game called Fortress America — where the classic game of Risk meets classic American paranoia, seasoned with a touch of poetic justice….”
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