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Roll for The Galaxy Board Game
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- 2-5 Players
- 45 minute playing time
- Great strategy game
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Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the feel of the original game.
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|Item Dimensions||11.8 x 3 x 11.8 in||1.57 x 7.09 x 4.72 in||11.8 x 5.8 x 11.8 in||3.15 x 12.2 x 12.2 in||7.5 x 5.5 x 3 in||6 x 2 x 9 in|
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The one downside I can see for some is that there's not a lot of direct interaction - there's no way to attack others, and even when you are taking technologies, you take them from a big shared bag rather than some big list of stuff that's normally available to anyone. Still, the way the game works, you do need to pay attention to what others are doing as one player can only pick one of five "phases" - things to do - and if you assign dice to any other phases, then you can only perform those actions if other people pick those phases. So if you have a bunch of dice locked up in, say, production and need to do a shipping phase in order to get those victory points and free up the dice, but you also see someone else did the same thing in putting a bunch of dice in production the same turn, you might make a different phase other than shipping your "active" one and bank on the other player picking the shipping. As long as you have dice assigned to a phase that someone else picked, even if you didn't pick that one yourself, you can use those too. That's a long description but I feel it's necessary to explain the extent of the limited interaction between players.
Once you transfer this into a reasonably sized box, this game doesn't take up much space. I put this into a Pandemic box and store the cups loosely outside of the game.
Note that this games a VERY steep learning curve. Like, the directions are not great. I spent hours watching videos and reading forums to understand what some of the cards meant. And it's not easy to teach people who aren't gamers. But once you learn how to play with a core group, this game is a staple. It's also unusual and unlike anything else that we have.
What a great game. The game rules in as brief as possible is to roll dice, do missions, get money for missions, get dice for missions, buy back dice for next mission, roll dice again.
The mechanic works surprisingly well, and much better than I thought it might. If you want to "roll the dice" and take a gamble on a game that is easier than the directions make it out to be, try this. I'd highly suggest emailing me or someone else who has played to get less complicated directions. The book directions are as clear as mud.
Love it. Now need more people to play.