Cuban Missile Crisis

Player Rating4.74/8

"#227 overall, #21 for 2013"
based on 109 ratings since 05/30/2013
played 2,071 times (finished 132)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length4/8

"A well spent lunch break"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

You are the president of the United States, the most powerful person in the world. When faced with the threat of impending Cuban nuclear capabilities you must choose the US course of action to maintain the global balance of power. The fate of the Earth rests in your hands, as humanity is on the brink of total nuclear war. You have the power to either save the world, or destroy it. Choose wisely.

Player Comments

It's not always easy to present a historical event as a story game, but the author has pulled it off. My only regret is that as the reader I wasn't immersed in the story. I would have liked to have a drop of sweat make its way down my brow as my decisions decided the fates of millions of lives. Instead it was a very impersonal read, but still good fun, edutainment indeed. I appreciate the bibliography you included.
-- ugilick on 6/13/2013 5:42:54 PM
I liked the bibliography part, made the story have a sense of credibility. That's a plus for me. The thing is that, it is something that I'll prolly forget after a night or two. It's nothing that will make my heart beat faster. There's no sense of pressure even tho my decision will decide the fate of the world or something like that. It's realistic in a historical sense but it's something that I can't take seriously with the way it was written, what I mean is that I can't emotionally connect with the character I am playing as. Still gave a decent score because spelling and grammar is good, the choices and their results are logical and as I said, the bibliography part is a nice touch.
-- EunHa on 1/2/2018 8:04:49 AM
Loved it!Please make more stories like this!8/8...
-- Creepyguy735 on 12/28/2017 11:17:17 PM
Good story, but you do have a loop in there where the reader can repeatedly invade Cuba. Aside from that, I'm glad that we finally get an alternate history line for once.
-- Saika on 12/1/2017 5:12:11 AM
Was ok. I didn't feel the player was given enough freedom to completely change this storygame's outcomes. Too attached to reality, opinion. Some spelling errors.
-- Quorrah on 1/11/2017 11:54:12 PM
But, the elephant is in the room. The truth is in your face, when you r the Cuban warheads go BOOM!!!
-- Tarbo134 on 10/28/2016 12:28:21 AM
educational and fun
-- ben on 9/15/2016 9:56:14 AM
I'm just doing this for points...
-- MisterMeep5 on 4/22/2016 1:08:03 PM
Wow. It was fun playing through an alternate history timeline. As pointed out, I wish there was a little more immersion but to me that wasn't a large problem. Thanks for the bibliography.
-- FazzTheMan on 6/24/2015 12:52:43 AM
Nice one. Great idea to create a story like this.
-- Penworth on 3/9/2015 8:28:06 AM
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