Sci-Fi related Board and Card games

Sci-fi board and card games, such as Core Worlds, Terraforming Mars, Race for the Galaxy, and Eclipse. Obviously also expansions.

Marvel Legendary: Realm of Kings

Posted November 15, 2019 by Jay Kay
Another expansion is due..

Dune expansion

Posted October 19, 2020 by Jay Kay

Two additional houses for the excellent board game Dune, Tleilaxu, and Ixians. These factions will bring some new fresh mechanics and obviously everything else you need like tokens, player sheets, rulebook, and 30 cards.

Anachrony: Future Imperfect

Posted June 09, 2020 by Jay Kay

We covered the Anachrony: Fractures of Time Kickstarter a year back, and in this Kickstarter, there were a couple of expansion modules included as stretch goals. Those are now contained in this box called Anachrony: Future Imperfect. Let's have a look.

Fallout Shelter: The Board Game

Posted June 04, 2020 by Jay Kay

A worker-placement game set in the very famous Fallout universe has been released! We are talking about Fallout Shelter: The Board Game, based on the popular mobile science fiction game. The game looks promising with top-notch artwork and some cool mechanics.

Terraforming Mars big box Kickstarter

Posted June 01, 2020 by Jay Kay

The long-awaited "big box release" for Terraforming Mars is going to be on Kickstarter in the near future (date set for 9th of June or so). But what does this mean? Well, let's find out.

Talisman: Star Wars

Posted May 03, 2020 by Jay Kay

The publisher The Op (USAopoly) has announced Talisman: Star Wars, another fruit from their relatively new partnership with Games Workshop.

The pair have previously released Talisman: Kingdom Hearts, Talisman: Batman, and Monopoly: Warhammer 40k. The bad news for the good people of the US is that this game probably won't be released in America.

Terraforming Mars the Dice Game

Posted March 31, 2020 by Jay Kay

Good news Terraforming Mars fans! There is a dice version of the popular game coming out some time in 2021, here's what we know so far.

Star Wars: Outer Rim

Posted May 25, 2019 by Jay Kay

Finally, non-RPG players will be able to take part of the Star Wars: Outer Rim universe on your gaming table. Fantasy Flight is releasing a new sci-fi board game in June.
The game will support 1-4 players and will take 2-3 hours to play.

Marvel Legendary: Dimensions

Posted May 09, 2019 by Jay Kay

Another expansion for Marvel Legendary is due in May! It's a small expansion, as in 100 cards, it will contain a new keyword, Switcheroo, and two returning ones, Investigate and Teleport from Noir and Dark City/Secret Wars respectively.
As the previous small expansions, there will be 5 new heroes, 2 new henchman groups, but only one new mastermind, to make room for 5 new bystanders.

Dune the board game is being reprinted

Posted March 22, 2019 by Jay Kay

Gale Force Nine has revealed they are releasing a reprint of the classic board game Dune. Along with this, they are planning to release multiple other Dune based titles, and we are very excited about this, because Dune is freaking awesome. 

The Silver River

Posted March 16, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Silver River is a  new 4X game, currently on Kickstarter, designed by Robert Burke and Nate Blivins, and artwork byt Ton Ho Sim.
You should really read on because this game looks good indeed.

District 9 the Board game

Posted February 24, 2019 by Jay Kay

Weta Workshop, a movie-making firm studio, known for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and Mad Max: Fury Road, has announced a District 9: The Board Game Kickstarter Campaign. A movie, which they were very involved in doing.
The New Zealand based company has released one board game before, GKR: Heavy Hitters, which has spawned a couple of expansions.

On Mars by Vital Lacerda

Posted January 21, 2019 by Jay Kay

The Portuguese designer Vital Lacerda, known for titles such as Vinhos, Lisboa, and CO₂, is working on a game named On Mars.

Like the name suggests, the game is set on Mars, and the players take the roles as chief austronats working for private space exploration companies. They are to develop the biggest, most advanced colony on mars scoring points for different mission goals and hidden corporate agendas.
Mining, building, exploring, upgrading buildings, recruiting and managing settlers are their tasks, aswell as getting power to the colonies.
In the end, the colony should be self-sufficient.

Underwater Cities

Posted January 20, 2019 by Jay Kay

Rio Grande games has announced that Underwater Cities is hitting the stores in US this spring. This version has upgraded components such as thicker boards. The game, which was released in 2018, has been designed by the Czech designer Vladimír Suchýwhich (Pulsar 2849 and Last Will), has reached a high ranking on BGG, and looks very solid.

Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry

Posted January 15, 2019 by Jay Kay

The highly anticipated second expansion for Roll for the Galaxy is being released some time in Mars/April 2019.

MSRP $80, which is 20$ more than the base game, and the designer has commented this like so;

There will be plenty of content; a new die type, new start factions, home worlds, and game tiles, new player screens, all new 10 player dice, a dozen customizable dice with over 200 plug-in die faces in 48 different type, 62 Roll dice in 10 different types, 5 sheets of tiles and markers, 8 sheets for the deal mat, new phase strips, plus wooden disks. Alot of stuff.
We recognize the price is high, especially for an expansion. If we divided it into three separate expansions, then the total would probably be around ~$125, instead of $80, and we wouldn't be able to provide unified Player screens or save some cost on components shared between the Deal and Orb games.

Terraforming Mars rumours

Posted December 22, 2018 by Jay Kay

Huge news for you TM fans! Terraforming Mars: Turmoil, the 5th expansion for Terraforming Mars is underway, and Terraforming Mars Legacy, like the title suggests, a standalone "Legacy" style of game set in the same universe is being designed in this very moment!

Core Worlds: Empires

Posted December 14, 2018 by Jay Kay

According to Stronghold Games, a standalone board game set in the Core Worlds universe is under development by designer Andrew Parks and his Quixotic Games development team.
No exact release day has been announced but we are guessing some time after the summer 2019.

Marvel Legendary: Venom coming in February 2019

Posted December 02, 2018 by Jay Kay

The expansion in a nutshell:

  • NOT related to the recent Venom movie. (You know the sucky one with Tom Hardy)
  • Small expansion with 100 cards.
  • 5 new heroes, Carnage, Venom Rocket (Racoon), Venom, Venompool, and Venomized Dr. Strange.
  • 2 masterminds, Poison Thanos and Hybrid.
  • 2 new villian groups; Life foundations and Poisons.
  • 4 new schemes
  • Return of the Excessive Violence keyword, and some brand new mechanics, like;
    Digest and Indigestion. Bad guys gets Symbiotic Bounds. Read more below.
  • Will NOT be released in February, March/April more likely.
Last updated 2019-03-08

Terraforming Mars Colonies

Posted November 22, 2018 by Jay Kay

Just in case you have missed it, another expansion for the excellent board game Terraforming Mars, is out now in a store near you. Go pick it up already.

Below there is more information, and also a tutorial video.