Enjoy a strategy game set in the world of the future with this collection of Science Fiction Board Games. Some of these games are based on established franchises, such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, or Star Wars, while other are entirely original creations.
A future world of human misery, squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding, sets the tone for Android, a board game of murder and machination. Players take on the roles of one of five detectives, each with his own strengths, weaknesses, and personal demons. These detectives are given two weeks to to solve a mysterious murder case. between the city of New Angeles and moon colony Heinlein chasing down leads, calling favors, and uncovering the sinister conspiracy beneath it all. In addition, the detectives will have to deal with problems that come up in their personal lives. After the murderer has been revealed, Victory Points are tallied and the player who has best managed all of the tasks listed above will come out with the most and solve the mystery of Android!
The Planetary Union of the Andromeda galaxy wants wealthy traders from Earth to invest in their economy, but they want to limit those investments. To control such investments, they have allocated three orbiting economic centers above each of their most important planets for development by Earth interests. This keeps the strange Earthlings off their planets and also creates competition among the many Earth companies interested in such development. The Planetary Union hopes this competition will br ing them even more money for these investments as the Earthlings compete for the best centers. To keep the Earthlings from conspiring amongst themselves to divide up the economic centers on their own with secret agreements, the Planetary Union requires th at all trades be done under their watchful eyes. They also have spies probing for such secret negotiations and will eliminate traders who are caught in such activities.
- Battleship Galaxies: The Saturn Offensive
Battleship Galaxies is a combat miniatures board game that challenges you outsmart and outmaneuver your enemy with courage, instinct, and strategy as the theater of battle launches into the vast reaches of space. In Battleship Galaxies you get to design your fleet by choosing from solo ships or squadrons in a variety of sizes, strengths, weapons, special powers and more. Build your deck and use your tactic cards strategically to add weapons, heroes, powerful attacks and ship upgrades. Reveal, move and attack! Command your fleet as it finds and fires upon enemy ships. Can you destroy their fleet before they destroy yours?
- Battlestar Galactica - The Board Game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival which places each player in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and all must work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly is secretly a Cylon, and wants the humans to perish. This cooperative game requires each player to work together in order to win. If the humans reach their objective before the Cylons can sabotage their plans, the game is won!
- Cosmic Encounter
Bring the game of "Alien Politics" to your table with the board game, Cosmic Encounter! Based on the earlier version (first published in 1977) it brings back some of the aliens from the original game (such as the Oracle, Loser, and the Clone), and brings with it new mechanisms and races. With fifty different alien races to choose from, players pick one and assume the role of the leader. Each race possess its own unique characteristics that help expedite its goal for galactic domination! The first player who establishes five colonies (on five separate planets) outside of there own home system wins the game. This game requires a culmination of might, diplomacy, and shrewd tactics in order to win - with no two games are ever the same!
- Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies and build spaceships to send into battle. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory!
- Galactic Emperor
Galactic Emperor is a fast paced empire-building board game of exploration, conflict and struggle for dominance. The last Galactic Emperor has met with a sudden and quite fatal accident. Now there is a power vacuum in the galaxy, and you're one of the Planetary Dukes who wants to fill it. Each player controls a space sector with a home planet, and for a time, shares the power of the galactic throne. During the fight for control, the central Omega Sun is heading toward collapse... a cataclysm that will only accelerate the chaos!
- Galaxy Trucker
Build your own space ship from the available prefabricated components, and fly it to the Periphery. Of course, you may have to eat a loss, but any profits you make along the way are yours to keep, and Corporation Incorporated will pay you a bonus for quick delivery. It's possible that you will end up with an insurmountable debt and finish your days panhandling on the streets of Deneb III, but if Lady Luck should smile upon you, you just might find yourself among the 10 billion richest people in the Galaxy!
- Halley's Revenge
Halley's Revenge is a strategy game with the excitement of a high-speed chase. The object of the game is to capture as many of your opponent's satellites as possible before the comet takes over the board. Halley's Revenge has no limit to its wrath--it moves at an incredible rate, gobbling up everything in its path. Halley's comet occupies more and more spaces, satellite movement becomes more and more difficult. Run if you can, but Halley's comet is out for revenge. Approximate playing time, depending on the number of players, is between 20 and 30 minutes. The game is for two to four players, ages 8 to adult.
- Lunar Rails
Dawn on the moon. The brilliant blue Earth rises above the crater's edge. Amid the lunar dust in the cold emptiness that is the lunar atmosphere, you can feel the strength and power of the train rushing by, but you can not hear it... One can't help but wonder at the willfulness of the human race, shaping the universe one rock at a time. From dome to dome, installation to mine to city, all the settlements on the moon must be connected by rail. There are no roads for cars, no atmosphere for airplanes. The only economical solution is rail. High speed, high capacity, reliable, efficient. Are you up to the challenge? Can you drive the rail lines from Sinus Iridum to Mare Nectarus?
- Neuroshima Hex!
Neuroshima Hex! takes place in a post-apocalyptic world following a great war between humans and machines. Players choose which one of the four armies (Hegemony, Outpost, Moloch, or Borgo) they will control. Players then begin to take turns strategically placing their Action and Board tiles to attack enemy Headquarters, each of which has 20 "hit points" at the beginning of the game. Battles ensue between opposing players with the possibility of a "Final Battle" at the end of the game as tiles get used up. The game ends when the Final Battle is over or when the Toughness points of an HQ is reduced to zero. Neuroshima Hex! is a unique tactical board game that plays in just about 40 minutes.
- Race For The Galaxy
In Race for the Galaxy, players become Earth's former colonies that build intergalactic civilizations using game cards that represent worlds, or technological and social developments. They'll need to decide where and when to explore, settle, develop, trade, consume, and produce. Rounds are made up of 1-5 possible phases. During each round, players secretly and simultaneously choose one of seven different action cards and then reveals it. The phases revealed are then acted upon by players by using their action cards. The player who earns the most victory points by best managing his cards, phase and bonus selections, and card powers to build the greatest space empire, wins Race for the Galaxy!
- Race For The Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium
Expand your Race for the Galaxy with Rebel vs Imperium. While the Imperium is busy expanding its reach, the Rebel worlds have started political and military alliances. Can you assemble a rich and powerful space empire strong enough to withstand the many forces at work in a galaxy where conflict rules? The Rebel vs Imperium expansion introduces new start worlds, goals, and game cards. It includes action cards and VP chips for a sixth player and has takeover rules to Race for the Galaxy and its first expansion, The Gathering Storm. New solitaire game counters and info to help players keep track of their military and takeover status are furnished. Please note: This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of Race for the Galaxy is required to play. Although a copy of the first expansion, The Gathering Storm, is not required, it is strongly recommended.
- Race For The Galaxy: The Gathering Storm
The race for the galaxy continues with The Gathering Storm (expansion #1 for Race for the Galaxy). The Gathering Storm adds new start worlds and game cards, action cards, and Victory Point chips for a fifth player, as well as goals for Race for the Galaxy. Also included is a separate solitaire game allowing a single player to enjoy Race for the Galaxy. Finally, a drafting variant and blank game cards - so players can design their own unique worlds and developments - are also supplied. Please note: This is not a stand-alone game. A copy of the original Race for the Galaxy board game is required to play.
- Race For The Galaxy: The Brink Of War
The competition to build the greatest space empire known continues in Race for the Galaxy - The Brink of War Expansion. Now galactic prestige has become all-important for extracting concessions and fending off attackers. As the conflict spreads, the Alien departure point is located and the Uplift Overseers come to light!Race for the Galaxy - The Brink of War brings new start worlds, goals, game cards, and rules for galactic prestige to your Race for the Galaxy game and its first two expansions, The Gathering Storm and Rebel vs Imperium. It also comes with new solitaire game counters and drafting rules for six players.
- Race Through Space
Be the first to fly your rocket towards the Space Stations to gather supplies! But watch out! Asteroid fields and Black Holes may hurtle you backwards through Space. This is a great basic strategy and deduction board game for kids. Its easy enough for beginners, but enough fun for adults as well.
- Risk 2210
Risk 2210 is the game of global domination and beyond! The world is at war, and as the leader of one of the warring factions you control the destiny of your people. On and above the Earth you must marshal your forces, send forth your troops, hire the right commanders, and crush your enemies. Build alliances if you dare, but also be wary of those who call you friend. Spend your energy wisely. Enlist the commanders with the right commands and you can gain the power you need to conquer the world and beyond. This set includes all pieces to play the classic Risk game as well as the 2210 A.D. version which features expanded game play.
- Shake 'n Take
Alert: the Aliens have landed! Grab the marker and start capturing Aliens. But beware, other players will try to stop you. When the player next to you makes the alien face appear by shaking the egg, that player takes the marker right out of your hand! Now that players captures as many aliens as possible before the marker is taken once again. Be the first to capture all of your aliens, save the world and win the game!
- Twilight Imperium - Third Edition
Welcome to a galaxy of epic conquest, interstellar trade, and political intrigue! Twilight Imperium is an exciting board game in which players seek to build a galactic empire by the cunning use of strategy, diplomacy, and resource management. By taking on the role of a great interstellar race, players will seek the ultimate goal: to claim the Imperial Throne on Mecatol Rex and lead the galaxy to a new age of glory. But the road to the Imperial Throne is long and the galaxy holds many dangers. Do you have what it takes to lead your race out of the troubled Twilight Age? Do you have the determination to move your race forward using a balance of diplomacy, careful planning, and the use of force? Are you ready to direct the scientific development, military might, and economic growth for an entire interstellar civilization? If so, your time has come!