Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game
Based on the popular science fiction show, Battlestar Galactica, which runs on the theme of a futuristic society based in a distant star system with twelve colonies and then colonise Earth as its thirteenth colony. The series has received critical acclaim and several awards, and has succeeded in spawning off a series of franchise elements, including Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game.
A semi-co-operative board game, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game follows the premise of the series. The cylons are attacking again and your team has to work together to defeat them. The only problem is that you have traitors in your midst who are secretly working for the cylons and will betray you at the first opportunity. Not knowing who the traitor is adds a lot of intrigue to the game and keeps you interested till the end, while you grapple with fuel and food shortages and political unrest.
The players can choose from one of the ten characters from the series, which are classified under different categories, each character having different features and advantages. All the players are also given loyalty cards which determine whose side they are on. The goal is to reach Earth by playing strategically and not running out of essential equipment, like food.
Designed by Corey Konieczka and published by Fantasy Flight Games, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game has a very realistic depiction of the series in its gameplay. The illustration by artists Kevin Childress, Andrew Navaro, Brian Schomburg, and WiL Springer are in keeping with the theme of the game. The game first came out in 2008 and was nominated for several games awards, including the prestigious Golden Geek Awards under several categories.
The gameplay lasts for 3 to 4 hours and provides an immersive game experience for hardened board game fans. And once you are tired of the same strategies, there are also expansions to look forward to! Three expansions to the game have been released, each of them providing new features. Here’s hoping that you will enjoy the game and save Galactica!