Shields up! Charge maser batteries! Load missile launch bays! Power up the engines! It's space combat time. You're at the helm of your own space cruiser when you've been approached by an enemy vessel. Only one of you will be jetting away from the encounter. That's the story behind Stellar Armada, a new sci-fi abstract board game that's up on Kickstarter now.
Take on the roll of captain of your own ship. Your opponent is coming in fast, so you need to prep for battle. On your turn, spend your reactor's power and crew resources wisely. Set your speed, charge your shields, repair your damage, and fire your weapons. Missiles are powerful, but you only have so many on board. Masers don't do as much damage, but you can fire them indefinitely. Adjusting your speed will make you harder to hit. But there's only so much power to go around. Picking the right choices at the right time will be crucial to victory.
And that's not a typo in the Featured Image. The base game really is just $1. There's a deluxe version that comes with dice and upgraded tokens for $5 as well.
The Kickstarter campaign's well over their funding goal (by about 18x, actually). There's still 14 days to go to get in on the action.