More routes to victory, more starting worlds and yet another set of player cards. With the Gathering Storm you can now play 6 players as my playgroup does more often than any other game. This is a must-buy along with the base game and TGS.
Add more to the "Race" with goals that give bonus points to the first player to fulfill them and also "longest road" style goals that you can steal from other players. Most importantly there is more starting worlds and phase cards to support an additional player. This expansion is a must!
Race for the Galaxy is a strategy card game that has stood the test of time. Its rarest and best qualities are the high strategy/low luck factor, quick turns (due to simultaneous turns and little direct conflict), and a ton of routes to victories (especially with the first 2 expansions). I really like the name "Race" as players try to "piggyback" or "draft" off other players' decisions in order to try and pass them rather than win through direct conflict and eliminating other players.