Alien Frontiers board game was funded on Kickstarter back in 2010. Since then, this gripping game of colonizing an alien world has grown to include two major expansions: Factions and Outer Belt, along with a galaxy of other fun additions. This Big Box edition of the board game, including the core game and all 13 expansions, is available for pre-order during October, after which we will close off pre-orders and likely will not be able to get more copies. Pre-orders must be pre-paid, but will receive double rewards points. You can pre-order below, or in store for $199.99.
Delivery Date: December 2, 2016
Pre-order now: $199.99
Alien Frontiers Big Box includes:
- Alien Frontiers
- Alien Frontiers: Factions
- Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #1
- Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #2
- Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #3
- Alien Frontiers: Faction Pack #4
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #1
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #2
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #3
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #4
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #5
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #6
- Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #7
- Alien Frontiers: Outer Belt
60-90 minute play time
Board Game Geek Rating: 7.5/10 (11k ratings)
Matt’s Rating: Essential Board Game – no one into dice placement games, interesting mechanics, or sci-fi should be without this game. This edition trims over $100 off the retail price of the separate components in the box, making it an awesome gift for the holidays (for yourself or someone else, we won’t tell!)
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Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.
Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.
The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system’s star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the space ships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.
As the game progresses, you will place your colony tokens on the planet to represent the amount of control you have over each territory. Those territories exert influence over specific orbital facilities and, if you control a territory, you are able to utilize that sway to your advantage.
The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.
Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory influences into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to conquer an alien frontier?
Roll and place your dice to gain advantages over your opponent and block them out of useful areas of the board. Use Alien Tech cards to manipulate your dice rolls and territory bonuses to break the rules. Steal resources, overtake territories, and do whatever it takes to get your colonies on the map first! Don’t dream it’ll be easy, though, because the other players will be trying to do the same thing.