Saturday, February 26, 2022

#74: Galaxy Trucker (Mark's Top 100 2022)

Galaxy Trucker

  • rank: 220
  • rating: 7.4
  • published: 2007
Print Status
  • in print (2nd edition)
Why It's On The List
  • Another Vlaada design, ripe with humor and clever game play. A real-time scramble/spatial puzzle (building your starship) is followed by a Dungeonquest-like run-in with the game system, which is conspiring to keep anything good from happening to you.
Tips & Tricks:
  • Clean starships don't only win you points, they save lives. And starships. And cargo.
  • The rulebook is a work of comic genius. (This is not unusual for CGE games - which is probably one of the reasons I tend to love them.)
  • It is tempting to teach players this game with all of the expansions (there are TWO big boxes plus an extra set of starship boards and a Missions box)... this is bad. The game has enough going on that newbies should learn on the base game.
  • I wrote a mini-review of the The Latest Models for the Opinionated Gamers website.
  • The iOS app is fantastic - especially the campaign mode.
  • There is a new edition published this last year... I haven't had a chance to play it yet. 
  • Since my oldest son borrowed my copy of Galaxy Trucker, I didn't have a chance to get a good picture... so, I'm using an excellent photo from Gary James.
  • This is the first of two games on this countdown designed by Vlaada Chvátil.

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