Among the Stars
Designer Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artwork: Oddysseus Stamoglou, Antonis Papantoniou, Giota Vargia
Theme: After a devastating war, peace is declared among all the major races of the galaxy, creating the Alliance. The first initiative announced by the Alliance is the creation of space stations throughout the galaxy to promote trade among the races, strengthen diplomatic relations, and help keep the newly-established peace. In Among the Stars, the players are leaders of various races each trying to build a space station for the Alliance. Who will build the most efficient station in time?
- Play Time: 30 minutes
- Player Count: 2-4 Players. Two variants included for 2 player games.
- Ages: 10+
- Complexity of Rules: Medium/Low
- Setup Time: Medium/Low
- Replay Value: High - Multiple strategies for victory and the game expansions help keep this game fun to replay.
- Direct Conflict: None (Medium when playing with optional conflict cards)
How It Plays
- Game Mechanics: This is a card drafting, space city building game. Players start with a hand of six cards and select one card to keep then pass the rest to their neighbor. The selected card can then be added to their station. The cards are drafted and passed until all are gone then a new 6 card round begins.
- Turn Summary:
- Select a card and pass the remaining cards clockwise or counter clockwise depending on the year.
- Players simultaneously reveal the selected cards and take one of the following actions:
- Build Location - Pay the cost of the card and place it in their station using placement rules.
- Build a Power Plant - Discard the card trading it for a power plant card to add it to their station.
- Discard the card for 3 credits of money
- End Game: A year is represented by a complete 6 card drafting round. The game ends after 4 years.
- Victory: The player with the most victory points acquired from played location cards, used power plants, objective cards, and any remaining credits wins.
Among The Stars: The Ambassadors
Among the Stars: Expanding The Alliance
Among the Stars: The Revival