Race for the Galaxy Board Game

Race for the Galaxy

In this complex card game, players build their galactic civilizations by spending cards from their hand. Wise hand management and a love for strategy make this game a good find.

Overall Rating: 7.8

Luck Strategy
Casual Intense
Complex Simple

User Reviews

8 Reviews Written for Race for the Galaxy

  • Steep learning curve, but the actual gameplay is easy to teach. So many symbols! Great game once you get the hang of it, good with 2 players.Devin3279January 28th, 2015 9 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • An intergalactic San Juan (both are tableau-builders), with a role selection mechanic much like Puerto Rico. This game's depth sets it apart, though. Different starting conditions add to replay value.mike25uJanuary 16th, 2013 9 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • Great depth and strategy. Really fun to build your "engine" to achieve victory points. One of my most played games, there are so many cards it holds up to many plays.egofumpapaJuly 26th, 2012 9 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • It's not just that luck plays a big part, it's just much more of a tactical game than a strategic one. It's too complex for casual play but not deep enough for hardcore play. It's an uneasy middle.CunningAllusionmentJuly 24th, 2012 7 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • This game is very hard to teach to others, and for that I very rarely get to play. When I am able to, though, I enjoy the mechanics and the deep thought that goes into each move.BuddytheRatJuly 23rd, 2012 7 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • A role selection/tableau builder in the mold of San Juan, but with lots more depth. Theme fits really well and games play fast - a meaty game for those of you who want to take it up a notch.sunwukungJuly 23rd, 2012 8 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • This great game is hard to learn for many people but is casual after. Strategy is required but I'm rating the game luck based because the game heavily depends on the starting planet. Expansions aboundjackspeedJuly 23rd, 2012 8 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple
  • This game is hard! I love it, but I rarely win and am still learning to play it. Perhaps the hardest part is trying to visualize since it is a card game. Still, a great game.EricAugust 28th, 2011 5 Luck Strategy Casual Intense Complex Simple

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