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2012
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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 and up
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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!

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. Game play 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 5 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)
  • 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)
  • 16 Space Ships (4 colors, 4 unique sculpts)
  • 6 Warp Gate Tokens
  • 6 Warp Gate Token Stands
  • 4 Orbital Platform Tokens
  • 1 Earth Starting Tile
  • 4 Player Dashboards
  • 4 Pointer Discs
  • 4 Plastic Connectors

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Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Sep 2012
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 5529
Strategy Game Rank: 1279
Num Ratings: 147
Average Rating: 6.14
Standard Deviation: 2.04
Num Views: 36577
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.1
Fans: 36
Personal Comments: 65
Users Owning: 444
Users Wanting: 8
Users Trading: 47 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 197
Plays This Month: 0
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