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Year Published
2014
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
100 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Language Dependence
No necessary in-game text
(11 voters) [poll]
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Subdomain
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Primary Name
AquaSphere
Alternate Names
Badacze Głębin
アクアスフィア
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News from the depths! The AquaSphere is a research facility stationed deep below the ocean's surface, and your skilled team — consisting of an engineer, a scientist, reprogrammable bots and exploratory submarines — is trying to gather as much data as possible.

The game board in AquaSphere has two main areas: A research station comprised of six sectors in which your scientist conducts experiments and a headquarters where your engineer supervises preparation of the bots. During each of the four game rounds, you take several turns, and on each turn you either:

  • Use your engineer in the headquarters to program a bot; each round you can choose from three of the seven actions.
  • Have your scientist bring a bot to a sector to perform an action.

Through actions such as improving your lab, sending out submarines, collecting crystals, and examining octopuses, you expand the abilities of your team or gather knowledge points, which are necessary to win. Additional challenges result from the limited size of your lab, which is your personal stock; you can increase the size of your lab, which makes life easier, but this costs valuable time.

AquaSphere is a challenging game of strategy and tactics with different paths to victory that requires planning in advance as well as skillful use of short-term opportunities.

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Components

  • 1 Research Station consisting of 6 sectors
  • 1 Headquarters
  • 4 Player Boards
  • 6 Center Tiles (4 per number of players, two-sided)
  • 6 Base Labs
  • 30 Lab Expansions
  • 38 Time Markers
  • 41 Research Cards
  • 3 Setup Overviews (1 per number of players)
  • 7 Program Cards (two-sided)
  • 7 Programming Tiles
  • 20 Crystals
  • 15 Octopods
  • 4 Engineers
  • 4 Scientists
  • 24 Submarines
  • 64 Bots
  • 8 Counters

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AquaSphere
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Italian first edition
Publisher: Asterion Press
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Japanese first edition
Publisher: Arclight
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2015
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
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AquaSphere
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English/German first edition
Publisher: Hall Games, Pegasus Spiele
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2014
Product Code: 55120G
Size: 12.40 x 8.86 x 2.76 inches
English, German
Release Date: Oct 2014
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AquaSphere
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French first edition
Publisher: Matagot
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2014
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Release Date: Q4 2014
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Badacze Głębin
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Polish first edition
Publisher: Fullcap Games
Artist: Dennis Lohausen
Year: 2014
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Release Date: Oct 2014
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4 Aqua Sphere Cheat Sheet
Handy set of rules written on Word for quick editing or to be used as is
English
2015-02-26
14 Aquasphere Condensed Setup Guide
This is a one-page setup guide for Aquasphere that condenses what is in the manual to a one page list. I recommend taking this document and the research guide uploaded by binnet and laminating them back to back to make a handy reference sheet.
English
2015-01-26
26 Aquasphere Player Aide/Teaching Guide
Fixed a typo. Aquasphere has a lot of things going on, so I made this to help make sure I remember all points to teach players for their first game, as well as reminders of what happens with various actions. This guide gives a rundown of: - Actions available on a turn - All benefits and requirements of various sectors - Instructions for end of round - Intermediate scoring - End of game scoring I prefer to fold or cut this in half, then trim and laminate it into a two-sided card for each player.
English
2015-01-26
19 AquaShpere 2 Player Aids - Reasearch Cards
Print double-sided and cut and laminate. Takes up less space on the gaming table then the rule book.
English
2014-11-06
22 AquaSphere Reglas en Español
Reglas arregladas gracias a la aportacion de Shafalika
Spanish
2014-10-13
6 Rules for AquaSphere (unofficial)
A szabályok magyarul - Hungarian translation of the rules v1.0
Hungarian
2014-09-08
11 AquaSphere
Deutsche Version der Anleitung
German
2014-08-26
111 English rules for Aquasphere
Final English rulebook for Aquasphere - TMG edition
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2014-08-21
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