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Race for the Galaxy

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Explore, Develop, Settle, Trade, Consume, or Produce? Which do you need most? Which of Earth's former colonies will be most successful at settling the galaxy, now that JumpDrive exists? Who will discover the secrets of the mysteriously vanished Alien Overlords? Your goal: to build the most prosperous and powerful space empire!

Based on the acclaimed and best selling board game, Race for the Galaxy brings the galactic conquest to your PC.Game Features
  • 2 – 4 player with network multiplayer
  • Single player mode with advanced neural network AI
  • Five starting worlds and ninety settlement and development cards
  • Free promo pack included: New Worlds with six additional starting planets
  • Gathering Storm and Rebel Vs. Imperium expansions available immediately
Release date
Temple Gates Games
Temple Gates Games LLC
Temple Gates Games, Temple Gates Games LLC
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for Android

4.4 and up

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or higher
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.00 GHz or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Short Summary: Very good Implementation of the Card Game. If you like Magic the Gathering or Dominion and similar Card Games, you should also check out this Game. To the Card Game itself: + Good Illustrations, matching the science fiction setting + Many Ways to shape the Game/diverse Skills for the 5 Actions. One should also always Keep an eye on the Strategy of the Opponents in order to be able to benefit from the Actions they have triggered with their own Skills. + Well thought-out game. And very successful: There are 5 Extensions. 2 of These were implemented as an Extension to Steam. + Optional Rules (Additional Goals, Takeover, Advanced Mode for 2 player game) To bring in even more Variety The Implementation as a PC game of Temple Gate Games: + Good Artificial Intelligence in the solo Modus.3 Difficulty levels. The simple Variant is easy to beat, but you have to contend with the heaviest Variant. "Checking" the AI in the Form of additional Knowledge (E.g. which Card is drawn next) or even Determining the next Card does not take place, the AI is simply very strong. + Online games are stored servery-side, meaning connection breakdowns are not a Problem at all. Just log back in and it can go on seamlessly. + In the evening (Central European Time) you can find an Opponent quite quickly for a 2-Player game. ("Quick Play" button)-Sometimes you have to wait a long time for the next move of the Opponents for 3-Player games, or more often for 4-Player games. But it Is not up to the game, but To the Players ... + To mitigate this, you can define a timeout time (Min: 30 Minutes, maximum 1 Week). Must wait for an Action of an Opponent longer than this Time, + Accurate implementation of the Rules (I once thought I had found a Bug, but a Developer replied by email and alerted me to a Rule I had read all Along:-)))-In engli The same Language is very good, but German Translation is very bad at the moment. (The Developers are aware of this and are also asking for support for Translation.) Since there is a lot of work in the game with Pictograms, however, that is not so important. + Very beautiful and fluid Animations. Window size can be made as small or large as you like. Of Course, also full picture. + Some new Worlds (Expansion "NW") in the App, which are not physically available to buy. At least not to my Knowledge.
Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
The board game is of the really good ones to have. Infinite Replay value and different paths for victory, mechanics of engine/plateau building cards with simultaneous action selection, excellent scalability from 2 to 4 players. As far as porting is concerned: The cost is high, considering that each of the 3 expansions is sold separately. The base is already good, but with the expansions you give a nap of balancing to some strategies and you introduce variability and some additional rules (goals, takeovers). I would Definitely advise you to introduce "gathering Storm". Porting is good, at least for iPad, and the app gets played. The difficulty seems OK, for experienced players the average level of AI is a little ' easy but still fun, I assume that hard is a good challenge but still to try. ———————————————————————————— Some Minor issues playing with iPad:-management of good discards seems fiddly-having to press OK after finishing discards should be disabled in option-it is not possible playing vs. IA to wait and see what they are putting down in the tableau Before you the few times the placement order does matter-the visibility of the goals taken by opponents when playing with GS Exp has to be improved. 5 pts goals shall remain visible in the reduced window all the time, since they can be taken back-multiplayer ranking to be introduced-final tableau saved for later review would be nice-cross platform capabilities to be added
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