Star Realms Board Game



The Star Realms board game master page. A complete guide. Review, how to play, editorial, useful links, similar games, FAQ, interesting facts and so much more. Star Realms is an epic space deck building game that pits player against player with the help of five different factions.

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STAR REALMS GAME INFO


RELEASE:2012
PLAYERS:2 Players
DURATION: 20 Minutes
AGE:12+
GENRE:Deck Building
DESIGNER: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
ARTIST:Vito Gesualdi
PUBLISHER:White Wizard Games

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STAR REALMS OVERVIEW


Star Realms is a fast paced deck-building card game of outer space combat. It combines the fun of a deck-building game with the interactivity of Trading Card Game style combat. As you play, you make use of Trade to acquire new Ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. When you reduce your opponent’s Authority to zero, you win.

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STAR REALMS REVIEW


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We have not reviewed this game yet but we can tell you that it is a fantastic deck building board game that is built to be a great two player showdown. You have the power to command a space force and just enough flexibility with the different factions to strategize.

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STAR REALMS HOW TO PLAY


This is a spaceship combat game where you make use of Trade to acquire new Ships and Bases from the cards being turned face up in the Trade Row from the Trade Deck. You use the Ships and Bases you acquire to either generate more Trade or to generate Combat to attack your opponent and their bases. Reduce your opponent’s health to zero to win.

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STAR REALMS 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 Star Realms. The quick recap of the list is below with the link to the descriptions and full article below it.

  1. Hero Realms
  2. Ascension
  3. Nightfall
  4. Bloodbowl Team Manager
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STAR REALMS INTERESTING FACTS


The creators of Star Realms also made the popular Hero Realms, which is the same gameplay mechanics but in a typical fantasy setting with knights and wizards and whatnot.

There have been three major expansions to Star Realms including the Gambit Expansion, Crisis Expansion and United.

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STAR REALMS FAQ


Yes! There is no limit to the amount of Authority you can gain.
In the digital game, players discard cards at the beginning of their turns, though in the physical game players should discard as soon as the ability is triggered.
If an ability forces a player to discard a card, they choose which card to discard.
You may use the ally ability of a card so long as you have another card of the same faction in play. The order in which you play your cards does not matter for ally abilities (if you play two cards with ally abilities, both will become active, regardless of which entered play first).
In Star Realms, cards which grant combat add that combat to an imaginary combat stack, which you can distribute as you please. So, if your cards have given you a total of ten combat, you could use six combat to destroy a Mech World and use the remaining four combat to attack your opponent.
Yes! Put the card into play, use its abilities, then trigger the scrap ability last.
No, on a card like Cutter, you get both (2 Trade and 4 Authority). The only time you have to choose is if there is an “or” clause separating the two icons (like on Patrol Mech).
When a Hero from the United expansion is acquired, you do what is listed as their primary ability (the top-most text box). You only use the primary ability at that moment, so you do not get to use it every turn.
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