In Race for the Galaxy, players build galactic civilizations by game cards that represent worlds or technical and social developments.
Every turn each player secretly and simultaneously chooses one of seven different action cards, and then reveals it. Only the selected phases occur, and the others share in the actions chosen. For these phases, every player performs the phase’s action, while the selecting player(s) also get a bonus for that phase.
The family listing covers the base game as well as the currently available expansions.