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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3–4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10+
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Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Disaster Looms!
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The Earth is probably doomed, and rumors and speculation run rampant. Newspaper headlines from across the globe stir the populace to desperation:

"MELTING POLAR ICE CAPS" "RISING SEA LEVELS" "POLLUTION!" "OVERPOPULATION!" "NUCLEAR WINTER?" "RAVENOUS BLACK STAR GOATS?" "WILL METEORS STRIKE YOUR CHILDREN?" "DISASTER LOOMS!"

The race to escape Earth has begun! With the world's nations in decline, powerful corporations now stand as humanity's last hope. Take the reins of one such corporation, as CEO, and venture out into space. With your mission in hand; build ships, collect resources, research technologies, survive the dangers of space exploration, and, while ticket sales hold steady, preserve the human race. Remember to stay a step ahead of competing corporations, which can use slick marketing campaigns and 10 cent tchotchkes to buy the loyalty of the people you just saved from certain doom!

In Disaster Looms!, players are rewarded points for sticking to the mission and building colonies, and saving colonists. As you are a CEO you are also rewarded points for filling the Corporate treasury, and building the company's value proposition by retaining rights to the best technologies. Gameplay is fast, and exciting. Events, and the vast variety of hazards that space has to offer will keep you on your toes, and your underlings busy on the paperwork for decades to come!

The game is played in five phases: Research, Fleet, Management, Revenue, and finally First Player Turn Auction. All players will complete each phase, in turn order, before proceeding to the next phase. This helps to keep the game moving, and keeps players engaged. In Research phase players can pay to research, or choose to license another players tech. In the Fleet phase players get one action with each ship they own. The Management phase is when players build new ships, special tech items, and sell technology to the public domain. The Revenue phase is when players collect their hard earned resources, including a small stipend from their home office on Earth. And finally, the turn auction phase is a bidding war for who goes first. Not that important at the start of the game, but monumental for the end.

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Components

  • 57 Exploration Tiles (16 Regions + 3 Events A-Deck, 13 Regions + 6 Events B-Deck, 15 Regions + 4 Events C-Deck)
  • 1 Earth Starting Tile
  • 1 Treasure World Tile, marked "Set aside for Auction" (missing in components list in both v1.0 and v2.0 of the rules)
  • 55 Technology Cards (15 A-Deck, 16 B-Deck, 16 C-Deck, 7 Special, 1 Blank)
  • 90 Customer Tokens
  • 100 Resource Tokens (60x 1, 20x 5, 20x 10)
  • 48 Corporation tokens (12 of each color Red, Yellow, Blue, Black)
  • 16 Space Ships (4 unique sculpts, 4 colors Red, Yellow, Blue, Black)
  • 6 Warp Gate Tokens
  • 6 Warp Gate Token Stands
  • 1 1st player Token
  • 1 Space Elevator Token
  • 4 Orbital Platform Tokens
  • 4 Player Dashboards
  • 4 Pointer Discs
  • 4 Plastic Connectors
  • 2 Blank Exploration Tiles (Spare parts to fill up the component sheets)
  • 2 promotional tokens "BreakFromReality" "Thank you, Backers!" (Spare parts to fill up the component sheets)
  • 2 Blank tokens (Spare customer, resource or corporation tokens, to fill up the component sheets)

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Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Sep 2012
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Disaster Looms! Instruction Manual - 2nd Edition - English Version
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 6242
Strategy Game Rank: 1392
Num Ratings: 155
Average Rating: 6.03
Standard Deviation: 2.07
Num Views: 39051
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.1
Fans: 38
Personal Comments: 71
Users Owning: 485
Users Wanting: 6
Users Trading: 51 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 203
Plays This Month: 0
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Average Weight 2.25
Num Owned 216
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Want in Trade 6
Wishlist 11
Comments 13
Year Published 2012
Num Ratings 19
Average Rating 6.74
Average Weight 1.67
Num Owned 116
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For Trade 9
Want in Trade 5
Wishlist 9
Comments 8
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