Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game board game
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game board game

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

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Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival...but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3-6 players ages 10 and up that can be played in 2-3 hours.

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  • This game seems perfectly designed for the fans of the show. However, as someone who has never seen an episode, it felt a little long for what it was and a few of the mechanics felt a little clunky. It seemed that the cylons needed little to no subterfuge in order to win, because the game is so heavily weighted in their favor anyways. I'm willing to play again, but I definitely don't feel the need to purchase my own copy. It's just a little too complex, and yet seemingly a little too luck-based, for my taste.
  • Well-made experience game. Lots of decisions to be made, lots of potential for paranoia, and lots of excitement thanks to the constant addition of new crises. Theme/mechanics integration is excellent - this really is a game *about* BSG, rather than a game with a BSG theme pasted on.I have played a couple of games, and like it so far. Both games have been with 6 players, and while that allows group dynamics to flourish, it does mean massive downtime between your turns. On the plus side, one is involved in the game even outside one's turn, but there is no denying that actually getting to *do* something is a rare occurence.
  • 2013-08-19 : Over the years we've played some legendary games of this ... and also absolute clunkers. But when the stars align this game is pure magic.2017-03-18 : Another 5-player game in which the 2 Cylons were there from the start has convinced me that this needs toning down. Stack the loyalty deck so there's a maximum of 1 Cylon player in the first half.2017-12-30 : Another magic night where population, fuel and morale went down to "1", food to "2", all raptors gone, only 2 vipers left to fly, a centurion on board, everyone out of cards and still a human win to the dismay of both toasters.2018-05-12 : 3rd 6-player game in a row with the same 3 couples and 3 times in a row the exact same couple turned out to be the toasters. I've done the math and the chance that's happening is 1 in 3375. Another close human win, but not as close as last time.
  • Bought: March 20118 - 9, L1My Review: My Review: A Year With Battlestar Galactica
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Are you only doing base games, and not expansions? I've got #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game already but the expansions (#Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game - Pegasus#Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game - Daybreak and #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game - Exodus) are way out of my budget now.

I also remembered another one. Apparently #Discworld: Ankh-Morpork is excellent and hard to find now. Though they did retheme it as #Nanty Narking recently.

1. My interest is betwen medium and high. Personally, I'm super interested but from what I've read, people appreciate better with more plays. What that means for me is that it's probably not something I'd feasibly get around to until the holidays. Not even totally sure I'll have time for more than one play of this, sadly. At least not anytime soon.

2. How small is "small"? Maybe 1 expensive game for myself if I can figure out what to pick! And small-ish games for the rest for sure. My immediate family members are casual players for sure. 

3. Probably #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game. I have never seen this show, and I don't know any of these characters. If they are banking on nostalgia, it's going to get nowhere with me. While I don't mind the sci-fi theme at all, I can't say it's something I gravitate towards to either. If I did win, I'd definitely still try it! If a game is good and fun, then it really doesn't matter what the theme is, so long as the mechanics are solid. 

I have actually not heard of Inis before and honestly don't really know much about most of the hard to find/out of print games.  I'm not sure why that is.  Maybe I tend to pay more attention to the new hottness instead of the hard to find classics.  I have heard about #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game before and would love to play it but I really don't think my usual gaming group would be too into it unfortunately.  Plus whenever we play a co-op with traitor mechanic my husband is the traitor like 90% of the time.  Don't know how he does it. 

#Inis has gotten some good press from prominent reviewers, and I like that it works even at 2. Definitely been interested for a while. 

My collection isn't very large (<100) but even now I have a bunch of games that are unplayed. Rather than further bloat that number, I would go for something big like #Cthulhu Wars probably.

#Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game used to really interest me, but it honestly sounds kind of exhausting and I don't have the right group for an experience that long. If I won it, I would probably try to find someone to trade with.

I have a high interest in #Inis as i have an unopened copy :(  One day it'll be played, one day...

as for $200 allowance, for sure i'd go smaller games, but ones that are deeper, like #Innovation where the replayability is high.  Having a bunch of those would be awesome!

and aws for OoP/rare games, I'd choose #Chaos in the Old World#Glory To Rome or #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game just to see what the hype is about.  Those two games always come up in OoP game discussions.

1) I have a pretty high interest #Inis and like merged mechanic games - so hand management with area control sounds like a nice #Mythotopia / #Chaos in the Old World slice of pie 


2) I would probably drop my $200 on an expensive title - some mini-hoard vomit with 12 expansions I missed out on Kickstarter - #Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down would be a good one - (well if it ever comes out :P )


3) I didn't really see any grail games on the previous list that wouldn't be well loved - and isn't #Gaia Project pretty hard to find also - I'd want that lol. The only miss for me is #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game as I already own and love it so if that came my way I would have to find a deserving owner or turn it into EBAY Gold so I could get the one expansion I missed :(



My interest level in #Inis is fairly high.

Now, I would buy 1 expensive game, probably from chip theory, and 1 or 2 others.

I really don't want #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game. If I were to win it, I would probably pay it forward somehow to this community.

I am excited for the big reveal.

Other than #Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, I haven't heard of these. Guess it makes sense they're out of print!

What most interests you about them?