After Hours

Classic Games: Balance Of Power

In the 80's, the Cold War was running luke-warm. Games of the day reflected this tension. One of the most innovative Cold War simulators of the time was Balance of Power. It wasn't a shootem-up game, but rather a foreign policy strategy game. Here's a look back.

The first version of BOP debuted in 1985. This is the 1990 edition which introduced more countries (62) and many other features. It ran under Windows 2.0.

You're the President of the United States from 1989 - 1997. Your goal is to maximize American power and prestige in the world while avoiding nuclear destruction.