Space Alert board game
Space Alert board game

Space Alert

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Space Alert is a team survival game. Players take on the role of a crew of space explorers sent out through hyperspace to survey a dangerous sector of the Galaxy. The pace of the game is set by 10-minute soundtracks on included CDs (or by scenario cards, if you don't have a CD player). During these 10 minutes, the crew must defend the ship while it scans the enemy sector. If they succeed, the ship brings back valuable data. If they fail... it is time to train a new crew.

Players do not compete against each other. Instead, they work together against the challenge presented by the game. The difficulty of this challenge can be chosen by the players themselves. Completing the most difficult missions requires close teamwork.

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  • Real time chaos. Maybe one day I'll find one that works for me? Not this one.
  • Quite a different kind of game.
  • One of the most unique games I've ever played! SO excited to get a group together to play it again!
  • I think I really like this game. We tried it twice, but we lost horribly. I think we should have started by running through the tutorial missions, but we tried to jump right into the hard missions. We had not really gotten the hang of working together yet and we were plunged into mayhem.Sort of like kids running the Enterprise or something.In any case, I want to go back through the training missions and build our crew up to battling the real enemies.
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I have really enjoyed a number of real time games, some of my favourites are:

#Magic Maze - So wonderfully tense, especially as you cannot talk, so if someone isn't doing what you want them to you are very aware of the time pressure (and get to use the giant red player marker to 'encourarge' them)

#Space Alert - Makes what action programming much less heavy puzzle and instead a manic, collaborative and hilarious mess. I especially like that after the timed bit you then play it out turn by turn and you get this slow reveal of all the mistakes you made collectively which is just hilarious.

#XCOM: The Board Game -  the app for this game is great, it constantly throws curve balls at you. At a slow pace (which we played for the first few games) it is fun but becomes so much more intense when you start adding the time limitations.

I love thinking things out in games (prone to a little AP) so real-time games really challenge me, in a positive way to make decisions on the fly/with my gut.

There are some really great simulataneous play Co-op games I have really enjoyed like #XCOM: The Board Game and #Space Alert which are great at both keeping everyone engaged and preventing quarterbacking.

Space Alert is one that we enjoy and gives a good stress level! I personally don't mind stressful games as long as they aren't back to back. 

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