I bloody love Twilight Struggle. Used to play it all the time, not as much nowadays bc of work.
I'd highly encourage newbies to stick with it for a bit until the pieces fall into place. It can be a daunting game when you're starting out, but you soon learn by heart what most of the cards do, and that's when the game becomes so much more fun. If you'd like to watch some high-level matches to pick up strats and stuff, Crow Crowlas on YTube is a pretty chill dude whose commentary is p. good.
Btw, the dudes behind this game made a follow-up called 1989: Dawn of Freedom (yawn). It's an even better game in my view, but sadly doesn't have a digital version so finding people to play with is too damn hard.>>11666
Yeah, made by libs unfortunately. Even more hilarious than the 5 Year Plan (actually a god-tier card as >>11667
explained) is De-Stalinisation being one of the USSR's key early game cards that lets you move into South America.