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Year Published
2013
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
8 and up
Playing Time
45 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Primary Name
Theseus: The Dark Orbit
Alternate Names
Raumstation Theseus
Tezeusz: Mroczna Orbita
Theseus: La Station abandonnée
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Theseus: The Dark Orbit puts players in the heart of a conflict between five factions trapped on a space station in deep space. Only one can survive...

  • Command the marine forces! Use deadly weaponry, setting traps and mines in corridors to defend the human race.
  • Command the alien race! Use secret passages and ventilation ducts to launch surprise attacks and grow small aliens to take control of the station.
  • Command the scientists! Use computers and technological devices to gather data and record information about other inhabitants of the station.
  • Command the Greys race! Use their mind powers to control the enemy and use them for your own purposes.
  • The fifth faction? It's a mystery. It's precisely why you made the trek to Theseus, and it's precisely why you will die...

In Theseus: The Dark Orbit, players move their pawns around the space station and activate the abilities of different rooms. Every move you take changes the movement possibilities of your opponent. On your turn, you need to think about which room you want to reach and (in addition) how to mess your opponent's movement, which leads to great choices and meaningful decisions.

Rooms abilities change during the game as players install trait cards that give rooms new abilities and skills. Players create Theseus during gameplay by placing traps, smart guns, secret passages and many other features. In every game Theseus looks different; in every game it's deadly for you in a new way...

Rules for team play allow players to engage in incredibly emotional 2-vs-2 battles. With perfectly balanced factions, players will be able to fight engaging and deadly battles as a teams. Each faction has a unique deck of cards, and before the game starts, you discard ten cards from the deck. In basic mode you discard at random, while in tournament (master) mode you choose cards and build your deck. With five factions and 110 cards, the game can provide years of unique experiences.

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Game Design Journal
Here is the story of Theseus:

I - How I summoned Michal Oracz
II - Why I am worst tester ever
III - Honest manifest
IV - Expect unexpected

Component list

  • 1 life and data board
  • 4 faction sector boards
  • 3 different sector boards
  • 1 rulebook
  • 12 unit pawns
  • 24 faction stickers
  • 58 various tokens
  • 14 pandora army Tokens
  • 110 cards (44x68):
    • 25 marines cards
    • 25 scientists cards
    • 25 aliens cards
    • 25 greys cards
    • 9 bonus cards
    • 1 turn card

Microbadges

mb - Theseus: The Dark Orbit fan - Greys
mb - Theseus: The Dark Orbit fan - Marines
mb - Theseus: The Dark Orbit fan - Scientists
mb - Theseus: The Dark Orbit fan - Hive

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Raumstation Theseus
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German first edition
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Mateusz Bielski, Piotr Foksowicz, Tomasz Jedruszek, Maciej Mutwilmore»
Year: 2014
Product Code: 51960G
Size: 11.61 x 11.61 x 2.76 inches
2.20 pounds
German
Release Date: May 7, 2014
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French first edition
Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Mateusz Bielski, Piotr Foksowicz
Year: 2014
Product Code: 51155
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
French
Release Date: Q3 2014
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English first edition
Publisher: Portal Games
Artist: Mateusz Bielski, Piotr Foksowicz
Year: 2013
Product Code: PLG0002
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 3.00 inches
2.50 pounds
English
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Portal Games
Artist: Mateusz Bielski, Piotr Foksowicz
Year: 2013
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
Polish
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013
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33 Universal Head THESEUS: THE DARK ORBIT Rules Summary & Reference
The Universal Head THESEUS: THE DARK ORBIT Rules Summary & Reference v1.1 (Apr15). Rules summary, player reference sheet.
English
2014-06-29
5 Raumstation Theseus - Deutsche Spielanleitung (German rulebook)
Deutsche Spielanleitung von "Raumstation Theseus" (Pegasus Spiele, 2014) [German rulebook]
German
2014-05-05
4 Italian Rules
Selfmade unofficial translation of rules in italian on original layout
Italian
2014-02-23
47 Theseus Official FAQ 1.0
Official FAQ for Theseus
English
2013-12-30
2 Theseus (Tezeusz) - Oficjalne FAQ 1.0 (PL)
Frequently asked questions answered by the designer.
Polish
2013-12-16
5 Theseus - Hoja de ayuda
Versión en PDF. Hoja de ayuda para Theseus. Resumen de las fases y descripción de las acciones de sector y las reglas de ataque. Este documento está basado en la traducción del manual al español realizada por Gallardus. Muchas gracias Gallardus. [user=Gallardus][/user] Puedes descargar el manual en español en este enlace: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/95487/theseus-the-dark-orbit-reglamento-en-espanol
Spanish
2013-12-14
4 Tezeusz: Mroczna Orbita - nieoficjalne FAQ
Nieoficjalne FAQ do gry Tezeusz: Mroczna Orbita, które powstało na podstawie odpowiedzi Wydawnictwa Portal na pytania graczy zadawane na forum gry-planszowe.pl – stan na 24-10-2013.
Polish
2013-10-24
12 Theseus: The Dark Orbit - Reglamento en español
English Rulebook translated into Spanish. I didn't keep the original formatting, but managed to find type fonts very similar to the original ones :) Enjoy!
Spanish
2013-10-08
7 Tezeusz: Mroczna orbita. Zasady gry
Tezeusz: Mroczna orbita. Polska instrukcja.
Polish
2013-09-27
102 Theseus: the Dark Orbit. English rules
Theseus: the Dark Orbit. English rulebook.
English
2013-09-26
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 685
Strategy Game Rank: 365
Num Ratings: 863
Average Rating: 7.38
Standard Deviation: 1.42
Num Views: 137347
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Personal Comments: 226
Users Owning: 1445
Users Wanting: 165
Users Trading: 38 [find trade matches]
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