Sunday, January 15, 2012

Game Profile: Alien Frontiers

Do You Have What It Takes To Colonize A New World?

Mechanics Area Control, Dice Rolling, Worker Placement
Theme Science Fiction
Publication Clever Mojo Games, 2010
Ages 13+
Time 90
Players 2 - 4

The Alien civilization that once ruled here vanished long ago, leaving traces of their technology and a terrain ripe for settlement.  Now the race is on to see who can take control of this abandoned planet!
In Alien Frontiers, players use dice as space ships to explore and colonize an alien planet.  Dice can be placed to gather resources, additional ships, and alien technologies, and eventually colonies to be placed on the planet's surface.  Each of the eight areas of the planet grants a special ability to the player who colonizes and controls it.  Those abilities relate to the orbital facility above that section of the planet.

The object of the game is to score points by placing colonies, controlling territories by having a majority of colonies in a territory, and by possessing certain alien technology cards.  Each of the location for dice placement has a different way the can be used.  Sometime it takes two or three dice to use an orbital facility.  Strategic play of the dice will be critical to a player’s success.

We have an open copy of Alien Frontiers available in our Demo Games Library for you come in and try. 

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