Ares Games and Igrology launched their Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming Master of the Galaxy today. The 4X board game aims to raise $20,000 by August and will be available next year if funded.
A collaboration from two board game juggernauts, Master of the Galaxy is a 4X board game for 2 to 4 players, which mixes bag-building, card-drafting, and tech-tree development mechanics with classic sci-fi elements.
Nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way. Players are challenged to conquer the Galaxy, starting with one star system, one Species card and a modest supply of resources. Using at its core a “bag-building” mechanic, players will collect new resources to fuel their expansion and development to suit their strategy. Players can choose different ways to dominate the Galaxy – trying to quickly spread their people across the stars, developing science to a level unreachable by the opponents, or embarking themselves on a methodical extermination of the rivals. A complete game requires 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of players.
The Kickstarter has three tiers available for pledging; Spacefarer (which includes one game at the discounted rate of $40), “Space Colony” (which includes three games at the discounted rate of $110), and “Space Civilization” (A retailer only tier which includes six copies for $150). The regular price for the game will retail at $50.
You can check out Master of the Galaxy’s Kickstarter campaign here, which will run until August 11 with a $20,000 funding goal. Check out a video of the game from Druid City Games above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.