Congratulations Commander on your promotion. As you know, commanding a war fleet requires training. This manual will provide you with all the basic rules of space combat. Mark them well, for when the missiles are impacting and the beams are slicing, you'll be hard pressed to lead your fleet to victory.
There are six known races in this section of the galaxy. Until a few years ago, each had been peacefully exploring the star systems around their home planets. Contact between the races could have been peaceful, and the galaxy could have become a nice place to live in. This was, however, not to be. As a carry over from their old planet-bound days, most races used their military forces for space exploration. As a result, first contacts usually occurred between armed fleets. As you might guess, when one obviously well armed fleet unexpectedly meets another obviously well armed fleet, the commanders can either open up communications or unleash the weaponry. It goes without saying that there were very few messages sent. And the replies to those that were sent took the form of high-energy particle beams and fission warheads. This resulted in fewer communications being attempted as time went on. The six races are now in the opening stages of a war for control of the few exploitable planets in this part of the galaxy.
The game is light-hearted and very low in complexity.
Very cool art by Christopher Moeller!
Command a fleet of planet-wrecking ships, and ground-pounding troops to pulverize your opponents!
2 to 6 players can play, and resolve a game in under an hour.
- Star Map Board
- Counters to mark the destruction you unleash
- 112 Action Cards
- Lots of Ship Cards for 6 different empires
- Full Color Rulebook
This is an ideal game for ages 8 and up. The game is easy to learn, fast to play, and involves both strategy and social interaction between the players.
If you like card games, science fiction, aliens, meat, vegetables, or breads, this is the game for you!
If you love war, peace, negotiations, ultimatums, genocide, fratricide, or insecticides, this is the game for you!
If you’re a mammal, amphibian, exo-skeleton, AI, or hive mind, this is the game for you!