Battlestar Galactica Board Game

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA GAME INFO


RELEASE:2008
PLAYERS:3 – 6 Players
DURATION: 120 – 180 Minutes
AGE:14+
GENRE:Hidden Role RPG
DESIGNER: Corey Konieczka
ARTIST:Kevin Childress, Andrew Navaro, Brian Schomburg, WiL Springer
PUBLISHER:Fantasy Flight Games

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA OVERVIEW


The Cylons were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies, before the day they decided to kill their masters. After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared and the Cylons left for another world. Forty years later, they returned and brought humanity to the brink of extinction. The remaining humans, led by the crew of the Battlestar Galactica, flee in hope of finding a new home, one known by legend as Earth. But as resources run low, the survivors discover that their enemy can appear human and infiltrate the fleet from the inside…

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game provides a unique gaming experience. Unlike most games where players win individually, Battlestar Galactica is a cooperative game, with the added complication that one or more of the players is a secret Cylon traitor—your entire side will win or lose, and you might not even be certain who is on your side until the game ends!

Each player is secretly assigned his or her loyalty at the start of the game. Players will either be loyal to the humans or to the Cylons. Humans and Cylons have specific and conflicting winning objectives. The human players win by reaching Kobol, but the Galactica will be be threatened by a host of challenges along the way. Only through the cooperation of the humans will the ship (and fleet) survive. The Cylon players win either by destroying the Galactica with attacks from the Cylon fleet, or, through sabotage that reduces one of the necessary resources (Food, Fuel, Population, or Morale) to zero.

Either all of the humans win together or all of the Cylons win together… but both sides must figure out who they can trust in order to achieve victory.

Players’ identities are secret and no one knows for certain at the beginning of the game who they can trust. Keep your eyes open and watch how the other players play. Can you trust them to watch out for humanity’s interests? Or are they Cylons bent on destroying the last fragment of mankind?

If your gaming group enjoys highly-thematic political intrigue, and can handle some good-natured infighting and backstabbing, you’ll enjoy Battlestar Galactica.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REVIEW


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We have not reviewed this game yet but we can tell you that it lives up to the scope and thrilling intrigue of the original TV series. There are many traitor games out there but none that blend the role-playing area movement and strategy of a deep game like this.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA HOW TO PLAY


You are one of ten favorite characters from the iconic show, each with their own special traits. All the characters must work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. Problem is, one of you is a Cylon. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threaten to tear the fleet apart.

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SIMILAR GAMES


We thought about everything from gameplay to theme, intensity level to overall motivations, the quality and more to determine what are the five most similar board games to Battlestar Galactica. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.

  1. Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
  2. Deranged
  3. Betrayal at House on the Hill
  4. Dark Moon
  5. Firefly

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA EDITORIAL


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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VIDEOS


How To Play Battlestar Galactica By Steve Is Board [TRT 24:38]



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