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Ares Games Launches Master of the Galaxy Kickstarter

The galaxy is vast. It's full of wonders that no creature can entirely fathom. ... Sounds like we need to go out there and claim it for ourselves! That's what you'll be doing in Master of the Galaxy, a new board game from Ares Games that's up on Kickstarter now. Start out with a single planet and a couple resources, and turn that into an interplanetary empire that's bigger than any other.

From the campaign:

Nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way. Players are challenged to conquer the Galaxy, starting with one star system, one Species card and a modest supply of resources. Using at its core a “bag-building” mechanic, players will collect new resources to fuel their expansion and development to suit their strategy. Players can choose different ways to dominate the Galaxy - trying to quickly spread their people across the stars, developing science to a level unreachable by the opponents, or embarking themselves on a methodical extermination of the rivals. A complete game requires 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of players.

The Kickstarter campaign is up and running now. It's set to go for another 24 days.