Asteroid (1980)

Average Rating: 6.30/10
Board Game Rank: 4783
Thematic Rank: 558
Strategy Game Rank: 1241
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1980
# of Players
2
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
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10
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Asteroid
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アステロイド
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In Asteroid, one player controls a team of adventurers attempting to destroy a runaway mining asteroid on a collision course with Earth; the other player controls the evil computer brain that runs the mining station. The good guys must overcome the station's defenses (including various nasty robots), turn off the computer brain, set the asteroid to self-destruct, and escape before it blows.

Each of the adventurers has unique characteristics, including ranged and melee combat abilities, computer skills, demolition skills, stealthiness, psychic ability, luck and even emotional attachments to other characters.

The computer brain player secretly determines the configuration of the modular boards to form a map of the mining station and deploys robots to prevent the adventurers from shutting it down.

Victory levels for the adventurers include World Survival Victory, Personal Survival Victory, Common Decency Victory, Romantic Victory and even SPCA Victory (involving the outcome with respect to the dog character, Sasha).

One of GDW's Series 120 games, the game includes eight 5.5" x 8.5" maps and 120 tile counters that represent the characters, robots, items, etc.

It was resold from Kokusai-Tsushin in 2003.

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Publisher: Kokusai-Tsushin Co., Ltd.
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Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Rich Banner
Year: 1983
Product Code: 652
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GDW Series 120 small box
Publisher: GDW Games
Artist: Rich Banner, Richard Hentz, William H. Keith, Jr.
Year: 1980
Product Code: Stock no 412
Size: 9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 inches
0.49 pounds
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11 Variant Map Tiles
Variant map for Asteroid using map tiles.
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2011-04-09
5 Asteroid Character Special Rules Chart v.1
Handy chart summarizing special rules for all characters in the Asteroid game. For use in expedition planning and during game play. Helps avoid repeated references to rules booklet during the course of play. Who can deactivate the computer? Who's a pilot? Who can use the Disintegrator? The chart will tell you.
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2010-09-26
7 Asteroid Perfect Brain Setup.pdf
Kill All Humans! The perfect Brain setup :)
2006-06-06
1 Asteroid Hit Tables.xls
Hit tables and kill probabilities for characters in Asteroid.
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Board Game Rank: 4783
Thematic Rank: 558
Strategy Game Rank: 1241
Num Ratings: 129
Average Rating: 6.30
Standard Deviation: 1.41
Num Views: 24909
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Personal Comments: 71
Users Owning: 343
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