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Beyond Humanity: Colonies Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The human race is destined to spread out among the stars. Soon, we'll have the energy and capability to make other planets home. In Beyond Humanity: Colonies, players are looking to make a new colony on a far-away world. They must work together to do so... at least somewhat. There's still plenty of competition to be had for who will do the most for this fledgling civilization. The game is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Beyond Humanity: Colonies is a hybrid, semi-cooperative board game for 1 to 5 players. You will be building and expanding a human colony on an alien planet. You will experience a new milestone in the fusion of classic board game design, inventive electronic modules, and its companion app.

In Beyond Humanity: Colonies, players take on the roles of managers of a new settlement built on a distant exoplanet by refugees from a future Earth that is polluted and overpopulated. As a manager, you will propose and vote on new modules to be built, introduce decrees to define the culture and functionality of the colony, carry out planetary exploration and research to obtain valuable artifacts, gather resources, and gain public support from the colonists.

This is a semi-cooperative game, which means you will have to cooperate to keep the colony operational and self-sufficient, while at the same time competing to gain influence and make decisions on the direction of the colony's development based on your individual victory goals. If the colony fails, you all lose, but if it succeeds, there will only be one true winner.

Beyond Humanity: Colonies is a hybrid board game like you've never seen before: it is an unprecedented combination of a traditional board game combined with electronic miniatures that are supported by a linked app.

As you can see from the featured image, they're already over their funding goal. They've kept going and are more like 5x funded at this point, give or take. The campaign's set to go for another 18 days.

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