This German Trading Card Game is based on the weekly science fiction series Perry Rhodan. You you can play over the story from about the first 100 novellas issued. The game is broken up in different phases which you can play separately or one after another for a very long game. The phases with different backsides are:
Phase I: Die Dritte Macht (The Third Power, 1996)
Phase II/III: Topsider & Springer (1996)
Phase IV: Vorstoß nach Arkon (Approach to Arkon, 1997)
Phase V: Atlan & Arkon (2003)
Fanpro canceled the game in 1998. Finally Between The Stars (a company founded by fans of the game) took over and released phase V in 2003.
The player with the most victory points wins this complex game. You get victory points for completing phases and for completing side plots. Only after a phase is completed the players can draw cards from the next phase (you need separate decks for each phase you will play).
The cards show different planets, star systems, mutants with psi-talents, other persons, troops, spaceships, fleets, accessories, event cards and galactic riddles. There is also an action card deck to randomize the fights someway.
Every card can be "Pro", "Anti", or both ("Dual"). In a game you have to play two sides at the same time, the pro-side (the good guys) and the anti-side (the bad boys). After you have built up your fleets and armies (you normally hide them below other cards) you fight space fights and invasions on enemy planets: With your anti-side you attack the pro-sides of your opponents, and with your pro-side you damage their anti-sides.