Alien Frontiers (2nd Printing)
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Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management, worker placement, and area control set in a retro-future scifi universe.
The dice you receive at the start of the game represent the spaceships in your fleet. Docking your ships at the orbital facilities will earn resources, expand your fleet, raid your opponents, discover alien technology, trade commodities, and build colony domes to land on the planet.
Winning will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory bonuses into your expansion plans, and block the other players from building colonies of their own.
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|I have never played Kingsburg, but this game gets compared to it a lot around where I play (and nearly always in a good way).
This game will appeal to those who like the challenge of maximizing the resources (ships, aka dice) that you get during your turn. Those players who like to have complete control over their chosen path to victory will be disappointed as the dice will sometimes make you change your plans.
I always try to base my opinion of a game on one question: Is it fun?
When playing this game, I feel like I'm in (or watching) an old Sci-Fi movie...... that on top of the interesting choices and healthy does of luck make it so I never try to take it (or myself) too seriously in this game. Pick up this game if you like dice, like the Sci-Fi theme, or if you want a medium weight game to play with 1-3 others.
|Fun Game! Game goes fairly quickly and is easy to learn. I wasn't sure at first about the mechanics, but I really liked rolling dice and placing them based their values to get resources, colonies, more ships, etc. The board is very nicely laid out with great graphics / icons to help keep the game running smoothly.
| Really liking this game. I love the retro feel and art of the game. I think this is solid.
|Great game! Dice playment along the lines of Castles of Burgundy and Troyes. Great game!