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Galaxy Trucker

Post by Loopy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:39 am

You must play this game.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/31481/galaxy-trucker

The game is about building a star freighter and going on trade missions with it. It is amazing.

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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by cicero » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:05 pm

I love any game with a spaceship customization element. Have you played Eclipse loopy?
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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by Loopy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:27 pm

No. Do tell!
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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by cicero » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:36 am

Imagine a galaxy of hex shaped tiles laid out like settlers, except that they start face down and the players around the edge have to explore them. You then settle planets which produce the resources you need to build ships, research technologies, and manage your economy. Your ships all start with the same basic blueprints for the different size vessels, but you can upgrade the components slots with technology you research.

The economy mechanic is very well done. To colonize worlds on a tile you have to take control of that tile by moving discs from your player sheet. These discs uncover progressively,higher upkeep costs for your infrastructure that you have to pay every turn.

Also some tiles contain randomly generated space treasure.
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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by Loopy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:30 pm

"Randomly generated space treasure" is a phrase that I do not hear enough in my life.
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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by Chaosmaster » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:37 pm

There is an iPad version of Galaxy Trucker as well.

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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by Loopy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Shut. The. Front. Door.
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Re: Galaxy Trucker

Post by Gigantor » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:24 am

While iPad version is neat, I'm starting to think that all these solo iPad versions of multi player board games are depriving people of face to face contact. But that is cool.
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