Archive | April 2014

Star Realms, Can you Rule the Stars?

IMAG0001Once again the galaxy is up for grabs. It’s up to you, an opportunist warlord, to unite The Machine Cult, Star Empire, Trade Federation. and  the Alien Blob factions in an effort to forge your Star Realm.

Will you be able to form and utilize your empire to rule, before your foe, or will you be reduced to nothing more than a backwater trader?

Star Realms is a science fiction deck-building game that puts you in the role of a small time leader of nothing more than a few trade ships and 2 attack ships in the hope that you will be able to build up a mighty fleet to defeat your enemy. For those of you who are not sure what deck building means, it’s where the central mechanic of the game is to start off with a very limited number of cards and through the process of buying cards – from a large deck that is shared between all players –  you build your deck into a larger more powerful one.

I have not had the chance to sit down and really try a deck builder, so when the opportunity arose to try one out, I took it. I was intrigued by the tuck-box with the space tank on it. That evening I played three matches in a row. Suffice it to say I enjoy the game immensely.

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