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 which places each player in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and all must work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game is secretly a Cylon, and wants the humans to perish.

Battlestar Galactica The Board Game Contents:

• 1 Rulebook
• 1 Game Board
• 10 Character Sheets
• Over 50 Tokens
• More Than 230 Cards!
• 32 Highly Detailed Plastic Ships

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Fantasy Flight Games
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Battlestar Galactica is not quite what you might expect.
This game defies expectations of a franchised board game, which are normally a bit disappointing. But Battlestar manages to create a gaming experience that has yet to disappoint our gaming group.
You dont need to be a fan of the television show but it does manage to capture that feeling very well.
It is a cooperative game, but the gameplay relies on the traitor mechanic. In larger games you can pretty much guarantee that you are going to be playing against 2 hidden cylons amongst the players, and as challenges are resolved anonymously, you have to play a complex guessing game to identify and out them.
Even if the cylons are ousted then they play in a separate area controlling the massing cylon fleet or prompting more crisis cards to reduce the fleets dwindling resources.
Good gameplay and paranoia make for a great experience but it does tend to make for a long game often taking 3 hours for our social group to meander to the endgame. It also seems slightly balanced in favour of the cylons.
Its still excellent and i expect to play it quite a few more times over the coming weeks.
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