Tuesday, December 9, 2014

TableTop Fun: Among the Stars

Alhambra meets 7 Wonders. YES PLEASE!

From BoardGameGeek:
Among the Stars takes place in a war-ravaged galaxy where the warring alien races have declared peace in the wake of a threat with the potential to destroy them all. An Alliance is established to build space stations throughout the galaxy in order to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations, and defend against this impending threat.
This was one of our first Kickstarter backed games. It's a loose term to say "backed". I really viewed it as shopping because 1) It was 2nd Edition of Among the Stars on Kickstarter and the game was already well known and 2) It was well above their funding limit. The bummer was that the game appeared in our Friendly Local Game Store WAY before we ever got our copy. Yes yes... you can make the argument about different publishers... and we got some extras for backing... blah blah blah. I was bitter. 

ANYWAY, it's a really great game... it pulls the card drafting from 7 Wonders and tile/card placement from Alhambra to build a space station. I wish it had just a little more meat to it... but maybe if we add the Ambassadors Expansion it will fill out. Good game overall though. 

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