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The game is exciting, skilful and full of cunning negotiations!

If you have not played this game, you are missing out . If you have played it and did not enjoy, there could have been many reasons why but by reading this page, you might decide to try it again.

As an overview of Diplomacy, the game is based in Europe at 1901 and there are seven Great Powers. They are Austria-Hungary, England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Turkey. A player is the leader of one of those countries. Regarding England being used not Great Britain, is due to an American, many decades ago, invented the game and for reasons unknown to me, England seems to be used by people from that country and not Great Britain. As for this site, for certain variant games I have changed it to Britain, but that being said, if a player writes England, that is fine. I was thinking of changing it to Scotland, but then there is a variant for that country and soon I will have it shown here . The game does not use dice, therefore you have to plan your objectives and negotiate with the other players, which may become a short or long-term ally. The aim is to win, which means you will have to control Europe!

For further details, including the rules, a link below will take you to a section, which is aimed and helping you out. One added point is abbreviation, which you will see and they are; Face to Face is F-F, Play by Mail is PBM and Play by E-mail is PBEM. The provinces and seas have abbreviations, however there will be a help within the articles.

ALB and GSB not only has games arranged by it, but the site is also open to hosted competitions, yet those are arranged by their own organiser. The hosted competitions do, however have to follow the ALB and GSB Houserules, but as they are often variants of Diplomacy certain rules will be different and those will be shown in their own set of rules.

Rules and Maps will show rules used for Diplomacy and equally those that have been altered to play on certain Web Sites. The alteration between usual Diplomacy and those used on sites is so you know how to write orders, etc, by using PBEM. In addition to the above, maps are shown. One displays the provinces by using abbreviations, whereas the other shows your starting position for armies and fleets. Rules and Map

Articles Articles about Diplomacy are intended to give you my view of certain aspects of the game. It is fair to say many people play the game and some may have a different view to mine, but I hope you will find them interesting. One thing I am sure of, is that the game can be classed as a complexes game, yet I personally think the game is not and hopefully the articles will make you think I am right.

The noughts and crosses picture is intended to show that games are shown within the link. Most of the games are based on Diplomacy and also its variants, but other non-Diplomacy games might soon be within. Links to the Admiral and Intimate Diplomacy Tournament games are shown. Games

Stats Many players like to research stats to give them a clearer idea of games that have been played in the past. Often stats do not give a better view, however these do give a good incline into normal games and the Gunboat variant. Tables will show the Openings and Endings, but based on countries not players.

Intimate Diplomacy Tournament (ID) was designed by some of my Diplomacy colleagues, but as they do not have a site, it is hosted here. The game itself is a two-player game based on Diplomacy, where each player takes one of the seven major powers of the regular game. Players earn credits according to the number of supply centres held by their own country at the end of the Autumn season. The players then use these credits to bid for control of the remaining five great powers for one game year at a time. In addition, Hucknall Cup (HC) was thought of by Richard Hucknall and is played by the same players playing the Tournament. For more details, click here. Intimate Diplomacy Tournament

Waiting List The Waiting List shows games that are currently able to play. The list will include the type of game, the length of time for the Deadlines and the names of players waiting. The games, which are part of Gunboat, will not show the players' real names but it will show the amount waiting. If you like the idea of a game but are unaware of the rules, links to it are shown.

Currently on hold!!
In Easter 2003 Admiral started with the aim to give players a bit of fun whilst they are trying to become classed as a good Gunboat player. Thankfully many players said they enjoyed it and asked for it to continue. Within this link you will be able to read information about the competition, including the rules and if your native language is not English, do not worry as named players did translate to their language. If interested, click here Admiral Gunboat Competition

Where to Play Where to Play provides a handful of ways to play the game and also other types of games. It includes Web Sites plus mentions how you can play F-F games or learn or both. In case you wonder, none of the above costs money to play, however F-F games may to cover any expenditure such as venue.

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