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Brian Modreski
United States
Thornton
Colorado
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Jan 2015
Fantastic. A real-time programming race. You know everything that will happen on a turn, but you have to be really clever to make sense out of it all! This game always brings out a lot of excitement and laughs.
I like that there are several variants. Drones are very tricky though!
I would prefer if pilots hadn't been associated with special abilities.
+ team variant +
2015-07-24
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Freddy Dekker
Netherlands
Friesland
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Jan 2012
It's a space race and you have to try and finish it without hitting anything which can be quite a challenge.

We really enjoyed it.
2012-01-18
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Cristina Martin Diaz
Spain
Malaga
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8.9
Aug 2013
Ingenioso juego en el que hay que tener mucha visualización espacial y además hay que ser rápido. Divertido y entretenido y rápido de explicar, lo recomiendo!
2014-11-11
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SSO Ghantu
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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8.5
Sep 2010
This ended up being a lot of fun when I played it, but only one play so far.
2010-09-18
Carmine Migliore
United Kingdom
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
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8.25
Sep 2014
wow a blast! mathy game with many twists. Only played the race game, still to try the other versions.
2014-08-03
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Stephen Tavener
United Kingdom
London
England
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8
Sep 2010
Preprogrammed movement game. Much more chaotic than the likes of RoboRally, but short enough not to outstay its welcome!
2010-09-22
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Randy Miczek
United States
Saratoga Springs
New York
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Apr 2014
This is a programing game that is under extreme pressure with the time limit. Fun because there just isn't enough time to analyze all the angles so maybe you just push your luck an go for a guess or stay conservative and only move a little each turn. the game mechanics are quite easy to grasp but there is a ton of re-playability because of the different missions and variable set up so each game is different. Quick enough that you can play multiple times in a night. Just a fun intense programing game .
2014-04-23
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mark sellmeyer
United States
st louis
Missouri
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8
Jun 2010
like a cross between roborally and ricochet robots. might be a good gateway to get people into roborally
2010-06-28
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Greg H.
United States
Cleveland
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Jul 2011
Asteroyds is one of the few "programmed movement" games I've played, the other being Space Alert. Where Space Alert is a complex pressure-filled and intense collaborative game experience, Asteroyds is lighter with relatively straightforward rules. Essentially, you're moving a ship around an asteroid field, those asteroyds are on hex-shaped tiles, and each hex side represents one side of a six-sided die. Roll the dice, anticipate where the asteroids will move, choose up to six movements for your ship, and then see how you screwed up once you actually move the asteroids. Every turn takes roughly 50 seconds on a timer.

This is probably a divisive game. Programmed movement is not for everyone. Some will love the time pressure and spacial planning, others will find it confusing or simply not fun. Cound me in for enjoying this style of game... I find it a fun challenge. I love watching your best intentions crumble as that one false turn bonks you into one asteroid after another. This is also a game that will have a learning curve. I imagine "seasoned pilots" will blow away newbies. Fortunately, there's scenarios that can balance out the disparity in experience.

There's some nitpicks about the game--the "dual color" asteroids are hard to distinguish, and the pips on the asteroids can be hard to read. The little plastic ships aren't clear in what direction is "forward." Having said that, I think the game looks impressive when set up. There's also some unique benefits to this game--there's three different versions for playing out of the box, including team play, and it handles six players wonderfully. Our game group had a blast with this one, and it's been very well received.

2012-05-18
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Károly Dudás
Hungary
Szigetszentmiklós
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Feb 2011
6 fővel is gyors játék. Verseny típus, bármelyik verziójával is, és a móka, kacagás az alap. Roborally alap, de tovább fejlesztve: nincs végtelen ciklus, és nagyon gyors játék...Nos és persze több féle játék mód. verseny, csapat, egyéb...Vidámság, móka, és kacagás, csak ajánlani tudom.
Másodjára is jó volt, tényleg gyors, vidám. Szinte bárkivel játszható
2011-03-31
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Mik Svellov
Denmark
Copenhagen N
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8
Apr 2010
Fun race game which plays like a mix between RoboRally and Das Motorsportspiel. But much faster to finish!
2010-04-21
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JOLY Cyril
France
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Jun 2010
In the space, nobody will hear you ... crash on an asteroyd !
2010-06-02
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Jonathan Takagi
United States
San Marcos
California
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Jul 2010
Aside from Himalaya, Roborally and Space Alert I haven't played too many programming games, and I've only played these a couple times. So I'm a fan of the mechanism, especially when there's time pressure, as extended calculation ruins any game, especially lighthearted ones like Asteroyds.

I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan, but the artwork is fine and the theme is passable. But it is pretty funny to see miscalculations and errors, even when you do it yourself. Those that complain about chaos just aren't thinking hard/fast enough, because you can know exactly what's going to happen. I guess if one player was way better at this type of spatial visualization, they should have a much easier time.

I also like that there is some breathing room in the system to add your own little touches to the game. One thing I'd like to see (and surely most people must think this way) is some sort of combat variant or something to allow more interaction between players.

A final note about the production. While it's not that big of a deal, it was disheartening to see that the RGG print run at least was made in China. You can definitely feel the difference as you handle the box and punch out the pieces. There was definitely no difference in price - if anything, Asteroyds seems overpriced for what you get. I hope this is not a signal of a general shift in philosophy.
2010-07-02
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Terry
United States
carlsbad
California
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Jul 2010
Really enjoyable game, and it can be quite tricky with all of the moving asteroids. I suspect that over time we'd get better and it would become more of an optimization problem rather than a game of survival.

Certainly would like to play this again.
2010-07-02
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Demian Lord
Canada
Burnaby
British Columbia
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8
Aug 2010
It's like Robo Rally meets Powerboats meets ridiculous fast-paced chaos. This game is not for people who buckle under serious time constraints, but is awesome fun with the right crowd. Anyone who likes to analyze moves very carefully should look elsewhere.
2010-08-21
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Pierre Beri
France
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Oct 2010
I love it but you should play with players of your level. That's the kind of game (speed thinking) that suits some players and doesn't suit others. And as there is no interaction at all, there is no way to counter power brains.

That's a big drawback I want to highlight.
2010-10-31
Cory Gerleman
United States
Adel
Iowa
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Mar 2011
The great thing about games that come with timers is the feeling of pressure they induce. This makes the game feel tense and really gets your blood pumping as your racing the clock and the other players, and really have to think fast. This game is more of a system in a box, with many modes of play, and endless possibilities for custom scenarios/modes. In fact, the designers encourage it right in the manual. Plays quickly and is easy to teach and learn.
2011-04-01
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Tim Comfort
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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Jan 2011
A hilariously fun and occasionally mind boggling game about planning movement under significant time pressure with lots of other moving things. There are a couple of different modes of play including teams, race, and target shooting which makes the game very replayable.
2011-01-22
Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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8
Jan 2011
Robo Rally on (a)steroids. Under immense time pressure, you need to quickly determine where every single asteroid in your vicinity is going to move (5 different types of asteroids, each moving in a different direction per the dice rolled at start of turn, moving a different number of spaces, some pushing, some not) and then program a series of straight aheads, lefts and rights to negotiate a safe path towards the next gate you need to get to (get to all 4 first to win). Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard, but the pressure is fun. And if it gets too easy, reduce the time allowed. There's too much to set it up, and a bit fiddly each turn moving all the asteroids before you move your rockets, but everyone pitches in and it goes pretty fast once you've done it a few times. And there's any number of variants you can play if you're done with the standard race game, including shoot 'em ups. My only reservation is that experienced players will dominate, but you can overcome this by having two different time restrictions in place. The standard game is over in 5 or 6 turns once you get cracking, say 20 mins or so. Good fun, but for time pressure fast-board-assessment junkies only.
2011-01-24
Ken Sullivan
Canada
Halifax
Nova Scotia
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Apr 2011
I have to admit, I did not expect a lot from this game going in, but it really surprised me!

It has a lot of similar chaotic elements to Robo Rally, but in a more controlled fashion. Loosing due to Chaos in this game is more a fault of your own lack of foresight rather than purely from the board screwing you over, which is neat.

The board can be a little too random sometimes, and it seems that asteroids that get clustered sometimes remain clustered for quite a time. Not a lot that can be done there, aside from like, a bouncing collision mechanic.

Overall, very fun game! Glad I picked it up!
2011-04-11
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Jimmy Jazz Jazz Jazz
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May 2011
9 Solo jugado modo carrera.
2012-02-29
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Eric Foldenauer
United States
Ypsilanti
Michigan
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8
Nov 2011
This game is fun in the way that Space Alert is fun. You have to program your actions under a timer without full knowledge of the movement of asteroids. then chaos happens It's a lot of fun, and playable in under an hour. I am told this is roborally in space that plays quicker, but I have not played roborally to verify that.
2011-06-27
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Seb Hovart
France
LYON
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8
Oct 2011
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Lucas Gerlach
United States
Watertown
Wisconsin
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8
Mar 2012
Right now, I can't seem to get enough of this game. The hectic planning and catastrophic mistakes make this game lots of fun.
2012-03-13
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Jeremy Avery
Canada
Kamloops
British Columbia
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8
Jan 2012
Played 1 time with 3 players.

This game isn't for everyone (what game is? I suppose one might rejoin, but I mean it in a more prevalent sense), but I love the "program your move ahead of time" mechanics. I *don't* like this as much as I like RoboRally, but I still like it. With a few more playings, I think my rating will fall to a 7 because it does have the variety (or insanity) of RoboRally, but still fun.
2012-01-01
Lorena Torres
Spain
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Aug 2013
Me encanta, es sencillo de explicar con el juego delante y apto para todos, desde los más jugones a los jugadores casuals. No conocemos a nadie que nos diga que no a este juego. En breve intentaremos probarlo con los niños de la biblioteca a ver qué tal se les da el pilotaje interestelar.
2014-02-13
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Benedicto José Muñoz Iglesias
Spain
Gines
Sevilla
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Mar 2013
Caótico juego de carreras espaciales entre asteroides, claro homenaje a una de las primeras máquinas recreativas de mi infancia ASTEROIDS. Me gusta mucho este juego, y a 40 segundos más!
2013-06-25
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Jakub Polkowski
Poland
Warsaw
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8
Aug 2013
A great racing game - even better than Kosmonauts!
2013-08-21
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TOKYO Heartbroken
England
York
North Yorkshire
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8
Jun 2014
Bought cheap. Really enjoyed it, my kind of visual game, great fun. Very simple system to maove asteroids around and plan your flight. Different games to be played using the basic system. The race game was too easy but the drone shooting game was excellent. maddening. I'd plan the perfect manouevre, turn shoot turn away shoot again. Hang on, where'd that asteroid come from? Thoroughly enjoyable game, would suit non-gamers without the timer, fantastic value at the bargain price I paid. Very happy.
2014-06-16
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Jean-François Jouin
France
Limoges
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7.9
Apr 2011
A fast-paced RoboRally-like game that brings easily as much fun as its older brother. Might be more difficult because of the time constraint.
2011-06-21
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luispe
Spain
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Dec 2014
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Michael Klein
Germany
Schoenaich
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7.5
Nov 2010
For me, this is clearly the better Robo Rally. Brisk pace with less downtime, shorter playing time and the additional chaos from the asteroids make this a great alternative.
2010-06-17
Bess A.
United States
Euclid
Ohio
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7.5
Aug 2010
I would probably rate this higher except that I'm really terrible at it, and I can't figure out why. I really liked the idea of preprogramming my moves, and the dice-generated asteroid paths seemed very clever. But there is a lot to anticipate on each move, and I always seem to miss something. Maybe I need to try it earlier in the day.
2010-08-06
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Jan Bazynski
Poland
Warsaw
Mazowieckie
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7.5
Aug 2010
Played only the first scenario. At first it is hard to plan your move without hitting everything around and it takes couple of turns to learn it. I hope the next scenarios are more complex as the first one after 2 plays is longer a challenge.
2010-08-18
Drew Spencer
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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7.5
Oct 2010
RoboRally style fun. Maybe not quite as good as RoboRally, but significantly shorter.
2010-10-01
Dariusz Duch
Poland
Gdynia
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7.5
Nov 2010
Very, very good filler.
In my opinion it is what robo really should be.
2010-11-10
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Peter Elsenheimer
United States
Howard City
Michigan
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7.5
Sep 2014
Chaotic Space Cool !! Like RoboRally amongst randomly moving asteroids !! Plays much faster than RoboRally. Various modes of play, with the basic way being racing through four gates. Minor player powers.
2013-07-21
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Morgan Dontanville
United States
Charlottesville
Virginia
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7.5
Mar 2012
Cute preprogrammed racing game ala Warhamster Rally. It is light and fun and yields some fun results as gaffes ensue. You can't take it too seriously, but if you are able to just enjoy getting slammed by asteroids then this is nice little romp.
2012-02-25
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Bryan Munson
United States
Roanoke
Virginia
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7.5
Jul 2012
This game surprised me. I really enjoyed it in my gaming group, and it sold me on getting my own copy. I love that it has different variations that make for very different playing experiences.
2012-07-13
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Alejandro Calle Martín
Spain
Alcorcón
Madrid
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7.5
Jan 2013
1 a 6 jugadores. Recomendado de 1 a 6 jugadores.
Duración: 30 minutos.
2013-02-01
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rafael fernandez
Spain
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Oct 2014
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2013-10-05
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Rich Marlow
United Kingdom
Bournemouth
Dorset
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7.5
Jul 2014
Quite good fun
2014-07-03
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Colin Harvey
Scotland
Edinburgh
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7.5
Nov 2014
@home
2014-07-26
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Cristóbal Santiago Pérez
Spain
Málaga
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7.5
Oct 2014
Gran juego de programación de movimientos, en mi opinión, mucho mejor que roborally.
2014-10-22
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Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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May 2014
The bastard offspring of Roborally & Powerboats.

Due to the hex map, and movement options your spaceship is able sweep through the asteroid field much more smoothly, quickly, and fluidly than in either of those aforementioned games.

When it comes to the asteroid movement, the directions are calculated before the round starts, so there is no luck involved as to their paths, only spatial awareness of their routes.

It doesn't take long to learn & read where the asteroids are moving to, and for safety you 'mostly' only need to concentrate on your finishing destination. The trouble is you are up against a strict time limit, in which to perform your ships manoeuvring sequence.

There is a bit of downtime when you actually move the asteroid field. During this period your ship can sometimes take minor damage from the ever changing playfield. Therefore you are always engaged in some fashion.

The hex board and the dice are pretty large as opposed to the smallish player pieces which unfortunately could have been a lot chunkier.

Limitless options for creating your own scenarios/layouts.

Worried about your ship becoming trapped in a heavy Asteroid filled area? Then head straight for it with your shield activated, and obliterate it into space dust!

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2014-05-10
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Michel Bédard
Canada
Québec
Québec
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Aug 2010
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2010-08-19
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Nathan Morse
United States
Powell
Ohio
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Oct 2010
This is the programming fun of RoboRally, made more challenging. Not only are you on a short timer to program your turn, you don't have the luxury of holding only 5 pieces of information (with embellishments) in your mind while you program. No, you have to program fully 7 steps, while keeping in mind three stages of asteroid movement, based on the values of three different dice... and the directions are different for each asteroid. This is pretty harsh, but I like it. Unfortunately, the cool style of ship design results in bleah ship pawns that indicate their orientation poorly. I look forward to taking the Asteroyds challenge again!
2010-10-03
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Ryan M.
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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Jul 2010
Quite a unique gaming experience. I think that people who play it more will have a big advantage. Good for big groups though.
2010-10-18
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Chester
United States
Temple
Texas
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Mar 2011
I've only played the "race" format of this one. I found the rules to have a couple holes, but overall a pretty simple design.

I am surprised at how much diversity there is in peoples' ability to correctly calculate the path of the meteors. I think someone who isn't a natural at doing that will find this game very frustrating. The time element seems crucial to make the game work, but could also be a negative for some players. Personally, I think its just fine.

The set up time for this game seems out of proportion to the game length, but I still look forward to repeated plays. Its nice that it scales up to 6 players.
2011-03-20
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Larry Chong
United States
Kendall Park
New Jersey
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Apr 2010
A nice fairly short racing game in closed portion of outer space, where you must pilot your ship and meet the goal visiting x number of gates. It's a little like Nascar Space Arena-style.
2010-07-21

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