- 2012: 79th
- 2010: did not appear
- 2005: did not appear
- rank: 1214
- rating: 6.40
Why It's On The List
- The trading mechanic is tricky & interesting... and when you add the rummy-ish set collecting to pay for actions, it's even better. However, those who don't like taking chances should avoid this game & the fabled Cosmic Hockey Puck.
Tips & Tricks:
- Like many Euros, running contrary to the groupthink in this game can be profitable - if everyone is building their tech & ship levels, consider bombing planets for quick points. OTOH, if there's a rush to get planets, hang back & build up your ship and tech.
- You can't win everything - so stop trying At the same time, don't be in a rush to move pieces back to Earth - leave them there & let your opponent do it for you.
- I've grown in my appreciation of this game over time - freed from the expectations of being a think-y Eurogame, it's charms are readily apparent.