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Light Speed (2003)

Average Rating: 6.37/10
Board Game Rank: 1680
Thematic Rank: 304
Party Game Rank: 119
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Year Published
2003
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2 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
10 minutes
User Suggested Ages
8 and up
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No necessary in-game text
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Light Speed
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Kosmiczna Eskadra
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'Light Speed is a lightning-fast card game of space combat about identical teams of spaceships dropping out of hyperspace to do battle over an extremely important asteroid. Each spaceship is equipped with 1 to 4 lasers, and the lasers have 3 different "strengths"

The game is played in two stages. In the "fast round" players play their cards onto a table, trying to position them so that their laser beams will hit either the asteroid (and thereby "mining" it) or other players (causing them damage). Once one player has gotten rid of all of their cards, the "scoring round" begins.

In the Scoring round, all ships of the same rank will fire at the same time. (All "1" ships will fire, then all "2" ships, etc.) If, after all the ships of the same rank have fired, a ship has more damage than it does Health, the ship is destroyed. Play continues through the ranks 1-10. Once all ships have fired, players receive 1 point for each point of health they took from their opponent, plus one point for each successful "mining" of the asteroid.

Light Speed is part of the Hip Pocket Games series.

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Print & Play edition
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Artist: Eduardo Muller
Year: 2012
Size: 3.50 x 2.50 x 0.50 inches
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Cheapass Print-and-play Round Cards edition
Publisher: Cheapass Games
Artist: Eduardo Muller
Year: 2012
Size: 3.00 x 3.00 x 0.50 inches
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Publisher: Cheapass Games
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Year: 2003
Product Code: CAG 964
Size: 5.84 x 4.00 x 0.56 inches
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5 Damage and Asteroid counters for 5 players (can be used with round cards)
This file is based on the file from matildadad: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/35763/damage-and-asteroid-counters-for-light-speed-full I've added a 5th colour (included in the Artscow round card set) and extra asteroids for 5 players. I've put the image in a pdf for easier printing.
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2012-12-18
5 Asteroid Field variant
This variant involves scattering the asteroid/rock tokens on the play area, instead of using the asteroid cards.
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2009-09-18
9 Damage and Asteroid Counters for Light Speed (full set)
Full set of damage counters in the 4 ship colours, plus 12 counters to represent the minerals from the Asteroid. These are SMALL counters that fit comfortably on the Light Speed cards. Can be printed larger if preferred. For best result, paste on very thick cardboard and cut (I used self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles, works great!).
2008-10-10
11 An unofficial timer variant for Light Speed
This eliminates the 15 second problem.
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2008-04-03
6 Cover if you want to put Light Speed in a box
I like to put zip lock games into boxes. I think the games feel neglected if you don't do that. Here is a cover that I made for our Light Speed Box.
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2008-04-03
12 Pink and Red ships with extra asteroids to play 6 player
This has a set of pink and a set of red ships for those families with more than 2 kids. :-)
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2008-04-03
8 Light_Speed_Spanish_Rules_Version_1.1.pdf
Rules in Spanish - Version 1.1 [geeklist=148780]Mis otras traducciones y ayudas de juego.[/geeklist]
Spanish
2006-06-15
1 Light Speed ITA rules (by Kaitarn).doc
Translation of the game rules in ITALIAN
2004-04-28
12 Light Speed 20 minutes strategy variant.txt
An 20 minute strategy variant to Lightspeed
2003-12-22
2 Light Speed - Cheapass Games - French Rules Translation.doc
Traduction française - french translation
2003-03-20
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Board Game Rank: 1680
Thematic Rank: 304
Party Game Rank: 119
Num Ratings: 1107
Average Rating: 6.37
Standard Deviation: 1.39
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