Hi board game geeks! My name’s Doddy and I’m here to help you ‘Kickstart’ your game collection by navigating the choppy waters of crowdfunding campaigns! I’ll be looking at which games deserve your gold and which you should avoid like an orc encampment! On today’s edition we’ll be looking at Star Waves from Spacecrew Entertainment.
Spacecrew Entertainment bring us the beautiful little card game- Star Waves. The game takes you on a journey into space, throws in some resource management and the horrific dice roll (everyone has that one friend who can roll exactly what they need, whilst you roll the pure chaos and smile because you know it’s all going wrong and you just need that one item… sorry).
Take on your opponent as you compete over challenging quests to establish yourself as the most famous bounty hunter this side of the galaxy. Get your credits ready to throw at actions cards to give you the edge. Keep track of your fuel consumption or just use your action cards to get you to your next location. Plan well as you don’t want to be left adrift in space. Solo mode is available for those who want to go it alone. But, be cautious as your resources maybe stocked they are also limited.
Each game starts by players selecting a Quest Card to set the difficulty and required time. Each player gains their Starting Resources—Fuel, which is used when discovering Locations; and Credits, which pay the costs for playing Action Cards. Players discover a new Location every turn. Then, a dice roll determines whether they find great treasure—or total disaster. It is never certain what your next move holds in store for you and how it will play out.
At the beginning of a players turn, they draw an Action Card. Action Cards can influence events of the game, negate bad outcomes or give you better control over random outcomes. Play them to sabotage your opponents, or accelerate your own progress. The game is won by completing all Quests on your chosen Quest Card.
The game itself is easy to pick up and use straight away. The basics can be taught in 5 minutes and turns will be fast, so no mode waiting for your opponent who takes ages to do one action.
Well it’s on! Take on your opponents in this turn based, card game. Use actions to sabotage them or give yourself the edge. Discover new locations, items and artifacts. Make them credits flow and claim your fame. Oh I forgot to say there’s quests with side quests and more quests. So get out there.
Place a pledge for as little as €18 (approx £16) which will get you 1 core game which has 138 cards and your name in the manual. Pledges end May 15th 2019.
Print and play is available right now and check out the full Kickstarter campaign here.