Zurmat (named for a district in Afghanistan) is a well designed two-player (Coalition versus the Taliban) game played across month-long turns with players trying to achieve their commander’s objectives while always trying to gain control of the peoples’ hearts and minds. Each month/turn begins with a random event, then the Coalition player takes their turn, followed by the Taliban player. Each turn you will take an action and play cards. The game ends when winter arrives. Since winter cards are part of the deck of random events, the exact ending of the game may not be known until perhaps even the last turn of the game.
The game is currently on Kickstarter but ends soon so if you are interested you had better act fast as this game is a great introductory game on a topic that is in the headlines recently. If you are interested in Zurmat, you can check out the Kickstarter page at the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/usslaffey/zurmat