Race For the Galaxy
Designer Thomas Lehmann
In Race for the Galaxy players build a galactic civilization. This economic card game lets players chose a phase role each round that will give them a special benefit and will allow all players to execute the action of that phase. Players draw and play cards that settle or develop planets. The planets produce resources which can be consumed or traded for victory points or more cards. The game ends when a player has 12 cards in their tableau or all victory point tokens have been taken.