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2008
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1 − 5
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Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Space Alert
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Space Alert is a cooperative team survival game. Players become crew members of a small spaceship scanning dangerous sectors of galaxy. The missions last just 10 real-time minutes (hyperspace jump, sector scan, hyperspace jump back) and the only task the players have is to protect their ship.

During play, the central computer will announce the presence of various threats on one the supplied 10 minute soundtracks that also acts as a game timer. The threats vary from space battleships and interceptors to different interstellar monsters and abominations, asteroids or even intruders and malfunctions on the spaceship. Players have to agree who will take care of which task and coordinate their actions (moving around the ship, firing weapons, distributing energy, using battlebots to deal with intruders, launching guided missiles, etc.) in real time to defend the ship. Only a well-working team can survive 10 minutes and make the jump back to safety.

The game offers several difficulty levels, huge variability and a unique experience for one to five player teams. One mission lasts only about 30 minutes, including setup and evaluation.

(Based on a description from Czech Games Edition)

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More Information Edit | History

Misprinted CDs: In some Rio Grande copies, the labels on the Tutorial and Mission CDs are switched, or one CD is missing and there are two copies of the other CD with two different labels. Current copies have just one CD in MP3 format that includes all 16 soundtracks (tutorial and mission). More information: 1 2 3 4

Misprinted Cards: In some Rio Grande copies, the threat cards are printed on smaller cardstock than other editions. This results in not being able to shuffle the threat cards from the expansion into the deck. Czech Games will replace the misprinted cards. This issue has been resolved for current printings. More information: 1

Awards:

  • 2012 BoardGamer.ru (Russia) Most Innovative Game
  • 2009 JoTa - Highlight of the Year (Audience)
  • 2009 Spiel des Jahres, Winner Special Prize for New Game Worlds
  • 2009 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek, Innovative Game, Winner
  • 2008 Dice Tower Gaming Awards, Most Innovative Game, Winner

Game Components of Current Edition:

1 Spaceship Board
10 Action Boards in 5 colors
7 Trajectory Boards
1 Mission Steps Board
10 plastic figures
75+ plastic blocks in 6 colors
1 blue and 3 green cylinders
90 Action Cards
6 Heroic Action Cards
55 Threat Cards
18 damage tiles
26 internal threat tokens
16 numbered tokens
1 MP3 CD with 16 soundtracks
1 ship’s log
1 Rulebook
1 “How to Become a Space Explorer” handbook

Card sizes:
Threat cards: 61x103mm
Action cards: 40x67mm

Differences Between Editions:

The first editions of this game included 2 audio CDs. Current editions have a single CD with the same 16 soundtracks in MP3 format. It can be played on CD players that support MP3 CDs or on a computer. The soundtracks can also be downloaded from the Czech Games Edition and there are applications for iOS and Android that generate mission soundtracks.

The first editions of this game also included 16 scenario cards that could be used instead of a soundtrack. They are not included in current editions but can be downloaded from the Czech Games Edition website.

Some earlier editions came with 55+ wooden blocks, current editions come with 75+ plastic blocks. An upgrade is available in the BoardGameGeek Store. Glass components have also been available as a promo item.

Card Contents: (From Tim Myers)

Standard Action Cards

10 - Button A & Up/down 8 - Button B & Up/down 7 - Button C & Up/down 5 - BattleBot & Up/down
10 - Button A & Blue 8 - Button B & Blue 7 - Button C & Blue 5 - BattleBot & Blue
10 - Button A & Red 8 - Button B & Red 7 - Button C & Red 5 - BattleBot & Red

Heroic Action Cards

Button A & Blue Lower
Button A & Red Lower
Button B & Blue Upper
Button B & Red Upper
BattleBot/Interceptor & White Lower
BattleBot/Interceptor & White Upper

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Publisher: HomoLudicus
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Year: 2013
Product Code: HL0054
Size: 12.60 x 2.76 x 9.06 inches
3.09 pounds
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French edition 2012
Publisher: IELLO
Artist: Radim Pech, Milan Vavroň
Year: 2012
Size: 12.60 x 9.13 x 2.76 inches
3.31 pounds
French
Release Date: Nov 16, 2012
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Italian edition 2011
Publisher: Red Glove
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Year: 2011
Size: Medium Rectangle (e.g. Agricola)
3.53 pounds
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Dutch edition 2009
Publisher: Quined White Goblin Games
Artist: Radim Pech, Milan Vavroň
Year: 2009
Size: 12.60 x 9.13 x 2.76 inches
3.31 pounds
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1 Russian voice pack
Пакет предназначен для андроидного Space Alert Mission Generator’а, но подходит и для других генераторов миссий. Для скачки также доступны русские треки для базовой игры. Автор: Jay
Russian
2015-07-24
2 Space Alert Cards - Hungarian
A Space Alert kártyái magyarra fordítva, táblázatba rendezve.
Hungarian
2015-04-21
12 GLaDOS Soundpack for Android Mission Generator
A collection of sounds for the android Space Alert Mission Generator app. To get this working: 1. Download and unzip this file 2. Transfer GLaDOS folder to your android phone in the com.boarbeard directory 3. In the options for the Space Alert Mission Generator app, select GLaDOS for the soundpack. 4. Play random mission with GLaDOS.
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2015-03-09
3 Resumen de juego (con expansión)
Un resumen de juego que compila todas las pequeñas reglas del juego base y su expansión. Ideal para refrescar la memoria antes de jugar y para tener en cuanto ciertos detalles durante la resolución.
Spanish
2015-01-31
4 Space Alert: Drinking Game
My friends and I were playing Space Alert the other day and decided that it wasn't nearly hard, or silly enough, without a little extra help. Therefore we put down the rules for the Space Alert drinking game. With a little revision this is the best I could come up with. I hope you guys enjoy it and put it to good use. Feel free to tweak it for however you would like to play and post some great stories in the comments!
English
2014-12-22
5 Hard Missions. Threat Level 9. Randomly Generated.
These are randomly generated hard missions created by zorba's Space Alert Mission Generator 1.0.1 posted here on BGG. Frakmis's English was used for the clips (the communications down sound is more pleasant than stock - his clips are available through the links in zorba's Generator's comments). Thanks to both zorba and Frakmis for being awesome!! These hard missions are threat level 9. The default missions are threat level 8 (7 threats + 1 unconfirmed threat; 1 = normal threat, 2 = serious threat). These missions also have an average mission time of 9:30. They are for the stock version of the game. Enjoy!! :)
English
2013-10-21
4 Russian rulebook
Качественный перевод правил, сверстанный в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Обновленная версия. Перевод и верстка: Jay
Russian
2013-05-14
4 Russian Threats Cards
Перевод карт угроз. Для вставки в протекторы. Версия 1.2. Перевод и верстка: Jay Обработка изображений: Moldon
Russian
2012-12-13
4 Russian Scenarios
Перевод карточек сценариев, сверстанный в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Обновленная версия. Перевод и верстка: Jay
Russian
2012-12-13
3 Russian hadbook
Сверстанные в pdf на основе оригинального буклета. Перевод и верстка: Jay. Исправлены небольшие опечатки в оригинальном руководстве.
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