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1988
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, more than 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Sky Galleons of Mars
Alternate Names
Space 1889: Sky Galleons of Mars
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Sky Galleons of Mars is a board game set in the fantasy Victorian era of space exploration. It is essentially the tactical ship combat game for the "Space: 1889" role-playing system.

The game has a lot of mechanics that are similar to Star Fleet Battles and Interceptor. It has a distinct 'naval' feel about it though... think of a game like Wooden Ships & Iron Men, with altitude thrown into the mix.

The game is played in turns of three phases. In the Initiative Phase, players form or disband boarding parties and change crew assignments. They also roll dice to see who becomes the First Player that turn.

Two Movement/Fire Phases follow. The moving player moves all of his vessels, both players fire (depending on range, weapon, etc.), damage is taken, then the second player repeats the full move/fire action.

Two large hex, beautifully rendered maps are included in the game to accomodate detailed plastic ships. The rules are broken into two parts: Basic (the game at its simplest level with basic rules for moving, firing, taking damage, etc.) and Advanced (adds more detailed rules such as: ramming and grappling, towing, small arms, crew quality, etc.). Also included are seven Scenarios and rules for a Campaign game.

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Sky Galleons of Mars
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Heliograph second edition
Publisher: Heliograph Incorporated
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Year: 2000
Product Code: HG1904
Size: 11.00 x 8.50 x 0.20 inches
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GDW Games First Edition
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Year: 1988
Product Code: 1890
Size: 14.50 x 11.50 x 2.25 inches
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8 Counters
Sky Galleons of Mars counters. New (better quality) pdf format to replace the iffy jpg files that I'd uploaded previously. These were produced because the new paperback edtion of the SGOM+CSGB rules were fine, but you still needed counters to play the game. Now all you need is a blank hex sheet and some dice.
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2012-09-18
1 Box content
Content of the game box.
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2009-12-04
5 Errata 12-21-1988
the 21 december 1988 errata for Sky Galleons of Mars.
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2009-12-04
1 Martian Cloudship Conversion Guide
Conversion guide that came with the extra boxes of Martian Cloudships.
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