Exile Sun (2012)

Average Rating: 5.85/10
Board Game Rank: 7915
War Game Rank: 2027
Strategy Game Rank: 1276
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Year Published
2012
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 6 players
Recommended with 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
14 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
14 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Exile Sun
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Game Play Description

Exile Sun combines some of the most compelling strategic mechanics in a way that delivers a streamlined, integrated, and fast-paced game of competition and conflict. Simplified deck building, hand management, simultaneous hidden worker placement, a card draft, 6 unique player advantages, and a revolutionary zero-luck combat resolution system ensure that playing Exile Sun is like no other game. Private and public card-based objectives give players options for points, but they must choose carefully when allocating their limited resources. The player with the most points accumulated at the end of three game cycles wins.

A Game Round

The game simply consists of cycles where each player in turn makes four fleet moves and then ends their turn by moving a pawn on the 'Timer Track'. The 'Timer Track' triggers events like 'Supply' and 'Battle' that effect all players simultaneously. Once each event is resolved, the player turns continue.

      • Moves - These moves can be regular movement, scanning an enemy fleet, launching a decoy fleet, and initiating a battle.
      • Events - The battle and supply events are resolved with a mechanic that may be best described as simultaneous hidden worker placement. This unique mechanic involves the use of a control card with 10 sliding tabs. The resulting game play is tense, intuitive, and intensely competitive.


Theme Overview

Far off and forgotten, orbiting the Exile star, a fragmented group of Colonial powers is struggling to exist in the harsh environment of their foreign home. Having been unexpectedly cut off from contact with Earth over two hundred years ago, the process of gaining some economic recovery has been slow and arduous. With dissension rising among the populace, these leaders must compete to gain military, economic, and technological advantages over each other in a race to lead the united colonies in a mission to contact Earth. Time is short. While an outright planetary assault could express dominance in military power, perhaps luring out and destroying an opposing Flagship or Construction Shipyard can have the same effect using fewer resources. Or hit and run assaults with fleets of strike craft can be equally effective. But be warned, leaders dare not neglect their own colony resources, or their supporters will lose faith in them and they’ll fall quickly out of the race.

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Contents:

7 Map Tiles
6 Control Cards
6 Frame Tiles
20 Agenda Cards
1 Bonus Mission Card
30 Technology Cards
10 Strike Craft Cards
7 Pawns

6 Colonies each having:

1 Colony Card
18 Ship Cards
10 Colony Markers
1 Shipyard Fleet Token/Miniature
2 Heavy Fleet Tokens/Miniatures
2 Medium Fleet Tokens/Miniatures
2 Light Fleet Tokens/Miniatures
3 Decoy Fleet Tokens/Miniatures

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Exile Sun
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English first edition
Publisher: Game Knight Games
Artist: Eric J. Carter
Year: 2012
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Release Date: Nov 2012
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5 The Japanese translation from the Exile Sun rule Book with permission
ルールブックの翻訳を作成するにあたってデザイナーの許可をいただきました。この場を借りて感謝申し上げます。 翻訳作成にあたってパブリッシャー及びデザイナーの編集は一切受けておりません。 このファイルは個人がゲームを楽しむ以外の利用は認められておりませんのでご了承ください。
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 7915
War Game Rank: 2027
Strategy Game Rank: 1276
Num Ratings: 107
Average Rating: 5.85
Standard Deviation: 2.05
Num Views: 78641
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.9
Fans: 47
Personal Comments: 70
Users Owning: 415
Users Wanting: 16
Users Trading: 73 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 2
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 109
Plays This Month: 1
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