Rating: 7.5 Very Good
Popularity:44
Difficulty:Easy
Year:2014
Players: 2-5 players
Playing time: 45 minutes
Age:13+

Official Site: Game page (English) - Rio Grande Games


Created by: Wei-Hwa Huang, Thomas Lehmann, Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan, Mirko Suzuki

Published by: Games Factory Publishing, Gigamic, Pegasus Spiele

Description:

Game description from the publisher:

Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2-5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!

This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the feel of the original game.

Prices:
Retail Price:$45
Amazon:$31
Ebay:$49
Expansions:
Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition
Roll for the Galaxy: Bountiful Gaming Grid Promo Tile
Awards:
International Gamers Award - General Strategy: Multi-player Nominee 2015
Meeples' Choice Winner 2014
Meeples' Choice Nominee 2014
Golden Geek Board Game of the Year Nominee 2014
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Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires. Your dice represent workers who develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!

Components

  • 5 dice cups
  • 5 credit markers
  • 5 player mats
  • 5 player screens
  • 5 phase strips
  • 9 faction tiles
  • 9 home world tiles
  • 111 custom dice
  • 55 game tiles
  • 1 cloth bag
  • 33 victory point (VP) chips
  • 5 phase tiles
  • rulebook

Object of the Game

In Roll for the Galaxy, each player creates a galactic civilization by recruiting workers (represented by custom dice) to settle worlds and build developments (represented by game tiles), over several game rounds. …



Advanced Logistics: Use this power as many times as you wish during Explore, but not after a tile draw by Alien Research Team. When doing Explore with strict timing, you may only use this power during your turn to Explore.

Alien Archaeology: See the Alien explorer and symbols questions in the Development Powers section.

Alien Research Team: Draw its extra tile(s) after all players have done their tasks, before returning any abandoned tiles to end the phase. Also see the Alien explorer and symbols questions in the Development Powers section. …



Q: What is the difference between dice terms such as: workers, shippers, and goods?

A: Workers are dice in a player's cup, below a player's phase strip, or being used to select a phase. Dice that are unowned, in a player's Citizenry, or in Dictate areas are not workers.

Based on the phase they are assigned to, workers become explorers, developers, settlers, producers, or shippers. Producers put onto worlds become goods.

Q: Why do the Produce icons vary on differently colored dice?

A: This is an aid for color-blind players. …




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