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Strap on your space suit and get ready to count down our top 10 space board games! One small step for man, one great board gaming night for humankind.

Take to the stars and become a living legend in Star Wars™: Outer Rim, a game of bounty hunters, mercenaries, and smugglers for 1-4 players!

In Outer Rim, you take on the role of an underworld denizen, setting out to make your mark on the galaxy. You’ll travel the outer rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and try to become the most famous (or infamous) outlaw in the galaxy!

But it won’t be easy, the warring factions of the galaxy roam the outer rim, hunting down the scum that have proven to be a thorn in their side, and other scoundrels looking to make their mark see you as the perfect target to bring down to bolster their own reputation. Do you have what it takes to survive in the outer rim and become a living legend?

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1 – 4 Players
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Ages 14+
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It’s the year 2700 and you’ve been selected to compete for the prestigious title of Ambassador to the Galactic Council.

Not just anyone can become Ambassador—you must earn fame and glory by leaving the known universe behind. Delve deep into the unknown, discover new solar systems, meet new extraterrestrial lifeforms and use your diplomacy so they will aid you with their powers. As you explore the space in between, you’ll encounter wormholes, merchants, pirates and more. All of this is made easier with the right upgrades to your ship.

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3 – 4 Players
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Ages 14+
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The players all compete to explore the galaxy by exploring new worlds and developing new technologies.

Each turn each player chooses one action, but the others will share in the actions chosen.

In the end, the player with the most points is the winner.

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2 – 4 Players
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Medium Complexity
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Ages 12+
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Starcadia Quest is the sci-fi stand-alone game in the Arcadia Quest family. The game employs the same Player vs. Player vs. Enemy mechanic of the originals, but with new rules and themes that are out of this world. Players take on the role of Crews of two Heroes as they must fight against the evil minions of Supreme Commander Thorne. Over the course of a branching campaign, players will fight alien monsters and each other, find new gear, explore the far reaches of space, and do their best to not become alien chow.

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2 – 4 Players
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Medium Complexity
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Ages 13+
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Imperial Assault casts you and your friends into the climatic events following the Death Star’s destruction above Yavin 4, and offers two full game experiences within the Star Wars saga. In the campaign game, you and up to four other friends play a series of thrilling missions woven together in a narrative campaign, and in the skirmish game, you and your opponent muster your own strike teams and battle head-to-head over conflicting objectives. Whether you play as a hero of the Rebellion and fight alongside iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, or command the seemingly limitless armies of the Galactic Empire, you’ll enter the Star Wars universe in Imperial Assault.

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1 – 5 Players
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In the co-operative trick-taking game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine, the players set out as astronauts on an uncertain space adventure. What about the rumors about the unknown planet about? The eventful journey through space extends over 50 exciting missions. But this game can only be defeated by meeting common individual tasks of each player. In order to meet the varied challenges, communication is essential in the team. But this is more difficult than expected in space.

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2 – 5 Players
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Ages 10+
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Experience the Galactic Civil War like never before! In Star Wars™: Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. You must command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause, all while directing a handful of iconic heroes and villains to undertake dramatic secret missions. Featuring more than 150 plastic miniatures and a two-piece game board that accounts for thirty-two of the Star Wars™ galaxy’s most notable systems, Star Wars™: Rebellion balances the grandeur of the classic Star Wars™ trilogy with a cinematic focus on its key characters.

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2 – 4 Players
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Ages 14+
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In the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet Mars. Giant corporations, sponsored by the World Government on Earth, initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In Terraforming Mars, you play one of those corporations and work together in the terraforming process, but compete for getting victory points that are awarded not only for your contribution to the terraforming, but also for advancing human infrastructure throughout the solar system, and doing other commendable things.

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1 – 5 Players
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Ages 12+
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Set your sights on distant stars and strive to colonize the galaxy in Gaia Project, the follow-up to the smash hit Terra Mystica! True to the foundations that made Terra Mystica a massive success, this box invites one to four players to forge their own galactic empires. Explore the vast reaches of space and convert planets to meet your faction’s unique environmental needs as you seek to tighten your grasp on the galaxy. Fourteen unique factions stand ready to boldly take their first steps into the cosmos while building structures to generate resources, researching new technology, and uniting planets to form powerful federations. Chart your course and remake planets as you see fit in Gaia Project. In the end, only the most advanced faction will win.

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1 – 4 Players
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Ages 12+
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For two decades, Twilight Imperium has thrilled gamers with its grand story telling and tactical strategy. Now players can explore the next step in the Twilight Imperium legacy with Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition, an epic game of galactic conquest for three to six players. Each player takes command of one of seventeen unique civilizations to compete for interstellar supremacy through warfare, trade, uncertain allegiances, and political dominance. Every faction offers a completely different play experience, from the wormhole-hopping Ghosts of Creuss to the Emiratates of Hacan, the masters of trade. All of these races have many paths to victory, but only one will sit upon the throne of Mecatol Rex as the new masters of the galaxy.

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3 – 6 Players
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Ages 14+
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That’s it. What did you think of our top 10 space board games? Want to suggest other space board games? Leave a comment below.

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