In 1955: The War of Espionage, you are the head of one of the two major Faction’s Covert Operations Agency. Your task is to protect your country from the tainted views of your enemies while seeking to gain the trust and support of the world’s population. To do that, you will be utilizing resources provided to you by your supporters (represented by the cards you draw). Every successful operation in a country gains you some level of temporary influence until such time as you secure the country’s stability (represented by advancing the Control Marker to your side of the board) as they support your faction. The game is fun for gamers 14 years and older who enjoy playing against a single opponent and who want deeper strategy and tactics out of their filler game.