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Race for the Galaxy Board Game

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  • |MFG Age: 12 years and up
  • $34.99
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Product Description

In Race for the Galaxy, players build galactic civilizations by game cards that represent worlds or technical and social developments.Each round consists of one or more of five possible phases. In each round, each player secretly and simultaneously chooses one of seven different action cards and then reveals it. Only the selected phases occur. For these phases, every player performs the phase's action, while the selecting player(s) also get a bonus for that phase.For example, if at least one player chooses the Develop action, then the Develop phase will occur; otherwise it is skipped. In it, each player may simultaneously select a development from his hand of cards to build. After revealing the cards, each player adds his development to his tableau of cards on the table and then discards cards from his hand equal to its cost. Each player who chose Develop discards one card fewer as his bonus.Explore allows a player to draw cards and select which of them to add to his hand. Settle allows a player to place a world in his tableau. Some worlds produce goods, represented by face down cards, when Produce is selected. These goods can be discarded for victory points or sold to add cards to the player's hand by selecting Consume. With cards, players can settle new worlds and build more developments, gaining both victory points and card powers that provide advantages in certain phases.The player who best manages his cards, phase and bonus selections, and card powers to build the greatest space empire, wins. The winner is the player with the most victory points. For 2-4 players ages 12 and up. Takes about 30-60 minutes to play.

Additional Info

157420

B756E341

655132003018

4102867

1.9 pounds

12.0 x 8.0 x 2.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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Rio Grande GamesRace for the Galaxy Board Game
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult instructions (4)

    Best Uses

    • Adults (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gamer (4), Parent (3)

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent card game

    By Cthulhus Chosen

    from Örebro, Sweden

    About Me Avid Gamer, Educator, Parent

    Pros

    • Deep
    • Fun
    • Nice Layout

    Cons

    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • 10
    • Adults

    Comments about Rio Grande Games Race for the Galaxy Board Game:

    This is an excellent card game for people who like to think. Once you play a game or two the cards and phases should become understandable. Then as you continue to play, the strategic depth with appear.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Steep Learning Curve

    By Chris

    from State College, PA

    About Me Avid Gamer

    Pros

    • Fun
    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Adults

    Comments about Rio Grande Games Race for the Galaxy Board Game:

    I play this game all the time. Its a nice game to play several rounds of, because it goes so quickly. There's a ton of variety and replayability here, no two hands will be the same. However, its really tough to get through the rules and it takes between 5-10 plays before you start to see strategy. Not for everyone.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Gamer Guy

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Gamer, Parent

    Pros

    • Entertaining
    • Interactive
    • Thought Provoking

    Cons

    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Teens

    Comments about Rio Grande Games Race for the Galaxy Board Game:

    The rules are a bit to get through, but after you get the hang of it the game play is amazing. It's like Citidels meets the future.

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    (0 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    HORRIBLE don't waste your $$$

    By crazy

    from nowhere

    About Me Avid Gamer, Parent

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Boring
    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Make yourself bored

    Comments about Rio Grande Games Race for the Galaxy Board Game:

    STUPID

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