White Wizard Games Star Realms Deckbuilding Game
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- Fun - Amazingly rich yet easy to learn game play
- Portable - The whole game comes in a deck-box that can fit in your jacket pocket
- Expandable - One copy supports 2 players Add additional copies for multi-player games of up to 6 players
- Beautiful - Rich full color artwork brings this science fiction universe to life
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You've start with 50 green points. In this game green points are called "authority" and in similar games they're called "health" or "victory points". The first player to lose all their green points loses.
You have cards, some of which give you more green points (sort of like healing), some give you red points, some give you yellow points, some cards give you a combination of points. Red points are used to hurt your opponent. Every one red point you get makes your opponent lose one green point (damage reducing health). Yellow points are basically the money you use to buy more cards. You start with very basic cards and over the game you try to buy better cards.
The cards work together in interesting ways. The fun of the game is in deciding what cards to buy based on what's available on your turn and what you've bought on previous turns and what your opponent has been buying.
If you like deckbuilders then the above probably makes sense to you and you should buy this. If you like collectable card games and have never tried a deckbuilder then you will likely figure the game out very quickly you should buy this for something new. If you like games at all then you should buy this and discover a whole new kind of game. If you discover that you like Star Realms then there are a number of other, more complicated deckbuilding games that might also enjoy and now you have a new genre to explore.
Or it was. Until Star Realms.
This game is everything we look for in card games. Easy to learn. Varied in its strategy. It plays quick and set up and tear down times are all but nonexistent. And every game is different.
Most importantly of all, however - this game changes up the deckbuilding formula. Unlike so many "multiplayer solitaire" type games - Dominion, Ascension, etc - Star Reals is built around interaction between players. There are no vicoty points. No collecting things in order to win.
Rather, Star Realms sees each player building a fleet of ships and space stations. And each turn, a player attacks the opponent. The first player to reduce their opponent's Authority (health) to Zero wins. Sounds simple enough, and at first blush it is pretty straightforward.
But contained within the common deck are four factions: The Blob are an aggressive species who specialize in rushing. Alone their ships are weak; in groups they are extremely powerful. Collecting numerous Blob ships early can end a game fast. The Empire ships are varied in size and power level - and they like to mess with the opponent's hand, often forcing discards. The Federation will draw their controller cards while also restoring authority. And the Machine race will allow players to purge cards from their deck.Read more ›
In short, star realms is easy to learn, affordable, replayable, and just plain satisfying. I highly recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Absolutely fantastic. If there's one board game my father, brother, and I play when we get together it's this. Read morePublished 20 days ago by JJ
Box is bad quality and falling apart after a few uses. Not to mention, the cards are bad quality too. The graphics could have been sharper. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ricardo Garcia
This game is super fun. It's a 2 player deckbuilding game that cleverly balances luck and strategy. It's also a quick play which is nice. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Noah
Really an excellent game for when you have a few minutes to kill. I purchased this game because I was going to be traveling and wanted something portable as well as fast. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Duncan McKee
Addicted. Can't stop playing it. I have it on my phone too. Easy to get started and complex enough to keep you playing after you perfect the basics. Great balance. Read morePublished 29 days ago by 4d4m
Good game. Requires strategy and a little luck.Strategy can win the late game even when you've been pummeled early game. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chandler Whipple
This game is so addicting. I love deck builders and this is one of my favorite 2 players. This is a great addition for anyone into gaming.Published 1 month ago by Courtney
Great deck building game! Girlfriend is 40. I am 50. And right now this is our go-to deck building game. Hours of fun. Simple mechanic. Inexpensive. Never the same game twice. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I heard about how fun this game was from a podcast review and they were right. There is a learning curve and there are many different strategies that you can try. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer