If you're not familiar with TS, it's one of the most popular board games of all time, scoring first in board games, first in war games, and second in strategy games on BoardGameGeek.
Twilight Struggle (the name is based on a quote from John F. Kennedy - see below) that simulates the Cold War era from 1945 to 1989.
It's legend within the gaming community...and I almost picked it up at a game convention about 4 years ago. After that it went out of print and could be had for over $200 from owners. But GMT Games is (IMHO) one of the most innovative game companies out there - mainly because of their P500 Pre-order program. When they have a new game being developed or are looking at reprints of popular games (such as Twilight) they put it on their P500 program. Essentially if a game hits certain levels of customer pre-orders then it goes to production and once it hits 500 pre-orders, it ships. Pre-orders usually have a pretty good discount (for instance I got Twilight Struggle for $42.50 - normal price of the reprint is $65.00) and once that 500 order limit hits, the game autoships to your front door. The coolest part of GMT's P500 is that customers truly get to have a say in what games are produced and reprinted...
Now I just have to figure out if I can get away with playing around on Christmas Eve with the Cuban Missile Crisis, Che Guevara, the Brezhnev Doctrine, and when to play the China Card.
"Now the trumpet summons us again, not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are – but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle..."