Official Site: Alien Frontiers at Game Salute
Created by: Tory Niemann, Piotr Burzykowski, Karim Chakroun, Mark Maxwell
Published by: Clever Mojo Games, Game Salute, LocWorks
Alternate Names: Alien Frontiers: Aurora
Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will exploit orbital facilities and alien technology, building colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.
The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system's star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the spaceships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.
As the game proceeds, you will land your colonies on the planet to control its territories. Tach territory carries a particular benefit and, if you control a territory, you are able to use that influence to your advantage.
The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.
Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory bonuses into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to colonize a new world?
Alien Frontiers: Expansion Pack #1
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Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee 2011
Golden Geek Best Strategy Board Game Nominee 2011
Golden Geek Best Innovative Board Game Nominee 2011
Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee 2011
Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee 2011