- Game board
- 4 sets of 12 flying saucer pawns
- Regular die
- Direction die
Object of the Game
To capture any 10 opponent pawns before any other player. A player captures an opponent's pawn by jumping over it.
The Ixithani have been capturing and studying Earth's unique life forms for centuries. They will fight to protect the humans... but only so they can continue using them for their experiments.
This ancient race lived on Earth millions of years ago. Now that pollution is destroying their homeworld, they've come back to reclaim their long-abandoned colony.
The Armada plans to melt down Earth and use its iron core to supply the massive factories that build Mechanoids night and day.
The insectoid Formians breed by the millions and spread their colonies to every star system they can reach. Earth is next in line to be transformed into a Formic hive.
Each player selects a color and places their fleet of 12 flying saucer pawns on the matching section of the playing area. (When only two players are playing, we suggest they sit across from each other).
To play a turn, a player rolls both dice and must move one of their pawns according to the roll, if possible.
The regular die gives the exact number of spaces the pawn must be moved and the direction die gives the direction the pawn must be moved.
All directional movement is based on the colors on the board; if blue is rolled, the player must move their pawn towards the blue section of the board. Two sides of the direction die are marked WILD.
This means a pawn can move the exact number of spaces rolled on the regular die in the player's choice of direction.
Pawns must move in the direction shown by the direction die unless they are in the player's wild area. See Moving in the wild area.
Pawns cannot jump over or onto the Earth in the middle of the game board.
Pawns cannot jump over two or more adjacent pawns belonging to the same player.
Pawns cannot jump over any pawns of their own color.
Pawns must move the exact number of spaces shown on the die and end on an unoccupied space. If, on a player's turn, that player cannot move any of their pawns according to the above rules, the player forfeits that turn.
Moving in the Wild Area
When a player moves their pawn to the four last rows on the opposite side of the board from their starting side, that pawn becomes wild.
A pawn that is wild may ignore the direction die and move in any direction. However, if a wild pawn moves out of its own wild area, it is no longer wild unless it moves back into the wild area again.
Green's wild area
Warp a Pawn
If a player moves their pawn to the edge of the playing area and still needs one or more spaces to complete their move, the player can "warp" the pawn to the other side of the board.
The player then continues to move their pawn in the same row and same direction until their move is complete.
Note: When warping horizontally or vertically, the space at one end of the row is considered to be adjacent to the space at the opposite end of the row during the move.
If a player's pawn jumps over opposing pawns, then those pawns are captured and placed in the attacker's prison cells.
End of the Game
The first player to capture 10 pawns and place them in their prison cells wins the game.