Roll For The Galaxy board game
Roll For The Galaxy board game

Roll For The Galaxy

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Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2-5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!

This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the the feel of the original game.

MSRP: $59.95

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  • A fun tableau/pool builder with lots of colorful little dice. Takes a bit of time to teach to new people, but plays fast once people get it. I prefer Race for the Galaxy and New Frontiers, but will not turn down a game of Roll either.
  • I really enjoy the puzzley nature of moving my dice and predicting other players actions. A very fun dice mitigation experience.
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For me, I have had #Roll For The Galaxy, #Troyes, and #Le Havre on the longest. I just really dont like spending too much on board games (I am super cheap). so much shame...

I'm just going to answer the second question about my favorite space games. 

#Alien Frontiers is probably my favorite. It is also one of my wife's top games. I like dice and dice manipulation. One thing that is good about this over similar games like Kingsburg is that you aren't punished as much for low rolls. Low rolls are better in  some spots so you can still be competitive. 

#Race for the Galaxy #Roll For The Galaxy..

I think Race is one of the best two player games made. Being able to choose two actions is really fun. Roll is different enough to have a place in a collection too. The sell/trade is a little more straight forward and it is easier to dig for tiles you want.

#Ascending Empires I don't play a lot of 4x games, but I like this one. It is a flicky game where you flick your ships around to board to orbit and colonize planets. When getting multiple planets of the same type, your science goes up in that color and you get special powers. It also plays in under an hour. But don't take it too seriously, because the flick mechanic can be maddening at times.

#Ad Astra Advanced Settlers of Catan in space. I'd like to see a nice deluxe reprint of this game.

Man there’s too many...

I like almost any game with player boards and chunky/custom dice...

#Quantum has these and it’s a great looking game.

#Roll For The Galaxy is amazing in terms of components for these reasons too. Plus the cups and shields are really fun to have.

#Space Base is cool with the evolving player board, however it is very inconvenient to tuck card after card.

Has it been that long? haha I've thought about starting a new one, but never actually got around to it. Thanks for getting it started! Here are mine:

1. #Clank!: The Mummy's Curse - Despite how good other games might be, I just love the adventure and STRESS of Clank! 

2. #Scythe - This was a solo play; first one with Scythe. I beat the Automa 72-67.

3. #Underwater Cities - Great game. Some say it's a #Terraforming Mars killer, but I think it's quite different enough that both are worth having. 

4. #Roll For The Galaxy - Played on my birthday yesterday. Wife beat me by 10.

5. #Click Clack Lumberjack - Played with the kids yesterday. Good, fast dexterity game.

Got a full two sessions of gaming in this week including a looong one on Saturday.  

  • #Roll For The Galaxy (x2) Board Game Arena, Multiplayer: Someone had asked how I compared #Race for the Galaxy vs Roll and I had no idea as I hadn't played it.  So we decided to play it!  They are reasonably comparable in game structure and play but the dice really change things up at the strategy level.  While there is some mitigation you are pretty beholden to the dice roll.  It is hard to predict what other people are going to do and hard to really capitalize on your strategy if the dice do weird things.   It doesn't bother me too much as I like rolling with the punches but you definitely have to approach the game with a different attitude.  You might lose for reasons outside your control.  I prefer Race but Roll is fine with me too.
  • #Roll Player Board Game Arena Multiplayer: I've played this one a couple of times before.  It's an enjoyable game which doesn't overstay its welcome.
  • #Architects of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: I've played this one quite a few times.  I managed to pull out a win by a combination of going church and building some great buildings I got in my hand. I really enjoy this game and will play it anytime. 
  • #Paladins of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: Not my best game of Paladins but always enjoyable.  I consider this one to be the most complex out of the 3 West Kingdom Games.  I find you really have to focus on 1 or two areas and max them out to pull out a win.  Doing ok at a variety of things isn't going to do it.  
  • #Viscounts of the West Kingdom Tabletopia Multiplayer: Second time playing this one.  I quite enjoy it.  The rolling deck building is an interesting mechanism which I can't recall having played before previously.  I managed to hit the castle up and build some of the big buildings to pull out a win.

I won the "Tour of the West Kingdoms' by 1 point!  There is a kickstarter one of the members of my group has purchased which ties them all together but we just did our own tour as a warm up.  

I initially thought the 3 games might finished in 5 - 6 hours but forgot that not everyone had played all the games so we ended up finishing in ~ 7.5 hours.  I think 5 - 6 is still doable with an experienced group.

Played #Roll For The Galaxy last night.  I quite liked it!  The games are faster than Race and dice manipulation is an important part of the game but after a couple of rounds it made a lot of sense.

It was definitely harder to predict what other players were going to do because the action choice they might make will be influenced by the dice.  And that means that the dice rolls you get will definitely influence what you can do in a round unless you have a lot of dice manipulation available.  Some people may not like that. 

I'm ok with it in a short game but I think I prefer Race overall.

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