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Thomas Staudt
Germany
Rutesheim
Baden-Württemberg
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10
Feb 2013
Galaxy Trucker meets MagBlast? Definitely interested
Update: Backed on Kickstarter with Custom Board option.
2012-02-15
Owned
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Christian Lütgens
Germany
Lübeck
Schleswig-Holstein
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10
Feb 2013
I like it very much .
2013-02-12
Owned
Thomas McGill
United States
Laconia
New Hampshire
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As featured in Eminent Domain!
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10
Feb 2013
This is the game I've been waiting for years.
2013-02-05
Owned
Will
Argentina
Buenos Aires
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Reseñas de Juegos Argentinos
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10
Jul 2014
Awesome game!! Very thematic like no other space battle game I have played before!! it definitely sets the mood of the 2 gunships trying to outrun and outfire the other ship and it gives the feeling it´s not only about the 2 ships but that things are happening on the background as well (the carries attacking each other at the start of the turns)... Very, very, very good game!!
2014-07-05
Owned
Michael Matecha
United States
Florence
New Jersey
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9
Mar 2012
I have a Demo copy of Gunship and have played over a dozen games, 2-player, 3-player, 4-player, even solo and it's a great game!

One of the main features I like is the customizability of the Gunship and how it affects your overall strategy.

For me the 4-player really shines as you have a wingman to support you. I can't wait for the multi-table tournament games and the 'living' galaxy map we can fight over.


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2012-04-10
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James Dalley
United States
Plano
Texas
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9
Dec 2013
Here is a link to my review of this awesome game!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/922790/damn-the-torpedoes-fu...
2013-04-06
Owned
Preordered
Michael Kennedy

Pennsylvania
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9
Feb 2013
Like they said in "Bloom County"...

"Set Phasers to Slaughter!"

-1 point for somewhat thin cards, otherwise, excellent!
2013-02-12
Owned
United States
Missouri
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9
Feb 2013
Excellent game. Does what it says on the tin. You feel like you are having a fast and fun space battle. The gunships are well balanced and fun. Look forward to more expansions.

One point deducted for below average card stock and boards.
2013-02-07
Owned
Crafty Critter
United States
Pennsylvania
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9
Jun 2013
A unique game with a 'build-able' ship. Rules can be a little tricky for new players; it takes quite a few games to finally get into the swing of understanding them all. The customizable options are really great and add a lot to this game.
2013-06-12
Owned
David Ells
United States
Baltimore
Maryland
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Here the truceless armies yet / Trample, rolled in blood and sweat; / They kill and kill and never die; / And I think that each is I. // None will part us, none undo / The knot that makes one flesh of two, /
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Sick with hatred, sick with pain, / Strangling -- When shall we be slain? // When shall I be dead and rid / Of the wrong my father did? / How long, how long, till spade and hearse / Puts to sleep my mother's curse?
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8
Oct 2012
Kickstarter!
2012-10-07
Preordered
Peter Bogdasarian
United States
Washington
Dist of Columbia
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8
Feb 2013
The games have been close, the pace furious (45-60 min) and the action exciting. The x-perimental weapon upgrade set is a must own as it allows you to have asymmetric sides, which is something I really like in my games. Overall, a well done for Escape Pod Games, which delivered a well-tested and well-made game for its first Kickstarter.

Now that I've tried it, let me add that the 2-on-2 multiplayer scenario is a great deal of fun and provides another layer of strategic depth to the core game. It certainly helps my opinion that our game came down to a 1-0 photo finish!
2013-04-06
Owned
zee Parks
United States
New Jersey
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8
Mar 2013
wish the cards were regulation size, instead of being elongated.
2013-11-08
Owned
Alvin Simmons

Sacramento
California
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7.8
Jul 2014
A "sleeper!" I'm glad to have stumbled on this game. While it takes a solid 30min to teach someone the basics and a round to understand, it's an extremely well balanced mix of mechanics with theme. Could benefit from a Kickstarter!
2015-06-17
Owned
Jack Reda
United States
Herndon
Virginia
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My favorite game is Cosmic Encounter.
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7.5
Jun 2015
Base game on its own is decent, but really comes to life much more with expansions.
2015-06-03
Owned
Shayne Gray
United States
Akron
Ohio
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7.5
Jun 2013
Good game, I played 2 games of this. Will have to play a few more times to really get a gauge on it. The rules were good for explaining the basics, but there is a lot of situational type things that come up that the rules are lacking in. Apparently the second edition will have an updated rule book.

Putting it at 7.5 for now, we'll see how it goes with more plays.
2013-06-10
Owned
Ubergeek
United States
Camas
Washington
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I spent 100 Geek Gold and all I got was this lousy overtext message!
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7.4
Apr 2013
Good thematic game for when you want to throw dice at each other. There's a few choices to be made on where to press your attack but really it's just a dice and card drawing fest. That's not saying it's a bad game. It's fun, plays in under an hour, and generates a few shouts and groans along the way. Euro brainiacs need not apply to this fleet's crew. Components are well done and the box was stuffed with extras in the kickstart edition. Overall, I'm glad I got it.
2013-04-09
Owned
Chris Oldgeorge
Greece
Athens
Attika
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7
Mar 2013
Fast and Furious spaceship combat. Good fun and decent mix of mayhem, hand management and tactics. I am pretty sure that the advanced game and the mini-expansions (MK.II, crew, etc) actually make it far better, haven't played yet.
2013-03-18
Owned
Ron
Austria
Vienna
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Devoted Follower of the Most Holy Church of the Evil Bob. Possessed and down the road to become chaotic, evil & naughty. All hail the Evil Bob and his Stargate.
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7
May 2013
Stupid postmen lost my kickstarter copy - but Steve at Escape Pod Games sent me another one! Thanks! meeple
2013-05-03
Owned
Mark McGee
United States
Cary
North Carolina
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The desired exploration of the unknown.
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7
Jul 2015
There are a lot of rules that all make sense, but I usually have to look them up a lot when playing. The setup is the good and the bad thing about this game. I wish it were faster, but it takes so long because it's a customizable game. Different setups unfortunately don't feel very different. I think this hits the bad middle ground between having too many rules for being as light and random as it is. Going either way would make it a lot better (fewer rules, same lightweight gameplay, or same number of rules but less randomness and more strategy).
2014-12-25
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Runar Jenssen
Norway
Lillehammer
Oppland
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7
Jun 2013
Some minor warping issues and production quality that is only OKAY+ doesn't hinder this game from being easy to learn and fun to play all around.
2013-06-20
Owned
Sebastian Grawan
Germany
Eicklingen/Celle
Niedersachsen
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7
Mar 2013
Nice game about customizable space combat.
2013-03-29
Owned
Chad Lawrence
United States
Lewisville
Texas
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7
Mar 2015
Fun, but fairly luck based.
2015-03-14
Joe Canuck
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6.75
Aug 2014
Theme-infused two or four player game in which you seek to destroy the opponent's command ship before they do in yours. The mechanics are a balanced mix of luck and strategy, with a variety of planning and layout. Requires a lot of space to play — and the importance of pieces is somehow counter intuitive: the bigger board isn't the winning one.

PLUS: theme, balance between luck and strategy
MINUS: table size required, needs more combinations to get real advantages
2014-02-16
Owned
Juan Medina
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Board games rule my life, and my wife's. That is a good thing, believe it or not ;)
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6.75
Jul 2013
Not my cup of tea, but a good design overall. There is a lot to keep track off and a lot of back and forth. Will play it if asked but will not look forward to it.
2013-07-15
Jason Clague
New Zealand
Hamilton
Waikato
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I can see my house from here!
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6.64
Nov 2014
Preordered: Kickstarter

ETA Aug 2012
2012-06-05
Owned
Martin Diehl
United States
Junction City
Kansas
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The eerie war chant emanating from the morning fog set chills down every spine. "Lah, lah, la lah, lah, lah."
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6
Jun 2014
Think "a more complex version of Magblast."
2014-07-15
Owned
Robert Manore
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Warlord beats Troll, Troll beats Elf, Elf beats Water Sprite, and basically everything else beats Enchanted Bunny.
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6
Aug 2013
158 cards @ 51mm W x 89mm H
A very chaotic space battle game for Ameritrashers. If you can get through the randomness of the main deck and initiative mechanic, you will enjoy this game. Not for strategy or euro gamers.

BIN: $35
2013-08-07
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Brook Gentlestream
United States
Long Beach
California
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6
Mar 2013
Unfortunately, while I like the feel and idea of this game, it is much too random for our group. Fighters are the main problem. This game could be dramatically improved with better fighter rules. Right now, fighters are a completely random component resolved entirely by opposed die rolls, and they will pretty much determine whether you win or lose the game, with very little strategy or decision on the part of the player.
2013-03-04
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John Mehrholz
United States
Springdale
Arkansas
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6
Feb 2013
Enjoyable for what it is, which is a "simulation" of science fiction space combat that involves a lot of luck. That's not to say that your decisions don't matter, just that they will be routinely overridden by the roll of the dice or the luck of the draw.

One advantage of this is that the game tends to create interesting narratives. We played a four player game in which one side kicked the crap out of the other side's gunships, but the superior gunnery of the other side's carrier (something which is completely random in the game) ended up winning them the battle.

That same game saw my teammate spend several turns repairing his gunship while assembling the "perfect" hand for a run on the enemy carrier, only to see lucky defensive fire from the carrier take out his torpedo launcher before he could use any cards (other than the one to start the run). Hilarious in retrospect, but very frustrating for him at the time.

You have to have the attitude going in that this kind of thing is acceptable to enjoy this game.

Ten years ago this could have been my favorite game, but now I'm more into games with fewer random elements. Still, I would recommend it to people who like this kind of game, and will consider getting any expansions that come out.
2013-02-24
Owned
Andrew H
Australia
Brisbane
Queensland
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6
May 2015
Pretty good game but so much of the game is largely irrelevant to the final outcome. Luck of the draw and the dice is key.
2013-02-22
Ricky Dang
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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6
Mar 2013
Great game, but poor component quality made it hard to swallow. I had to let it go in the end unfortunately, but if they fix the problem in the future, I may consider it again.
2013-10-17
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The Redheaded Pharmacist
United States
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6
May 2014
Interesting game that allows you to customize your ship. I would like to see more expansions for this game exploring more customization options. Waiting on the Afterburners expansion.
2014-01-06
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Sam Wineinger
United States
Wood River
Illinois
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6
Jan 2014
Man, was I excited for this Kickstarter to finish, and get this little gem at my door. Boy, did I drink the Kool-Aid. It's not that this game is terrible; it's just not all that great either.
2014-01-13
Owned
Imtiaz
Singapore
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5.5
Oct 2014
Quite a luckfest.
2014-10-12
Brian Frazee
United States
Carson City
Nevada
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5
Oct 2013
Could be unfair rating, but barely survived first playthrough.
2015-05-27
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Mark Sautman
United States
Evans
Georgia
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5
Jul 2013
Base game disappointing. There's very limited customization really available - 2 options for your weapon pods and 3 options for your wing weapon (2 of which are the same ones above). This is a far cry from something like car wars. I don't mind dice and even a lot of dice rolling if it comes with decisions that can modify the combat. However, the only maneuvering decisions are which of the three zones you want to be. There's also no opportunities to plan attacks to make them more advantageous for you by adding dice or getting dice roll modifiers. It always comes down to simply rolling the dice or drawing a card. The theme is thick and if you can get excited about rolling dice and seeing the results, then you might enjoy this. Score: 5

The game with the Kickstarter extras is decent. Now you have lots of special weapons, armor, and crew members that distinguish the ships more and allow more strategies.
Score: 6
2013-07-03
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Kristoff Bergenholm
United States
Millersville
Maryland
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5
Nov 2013
Kickstarter
2015-01-15
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Ron Emch
United States
Maumee
Ohio
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5
Mar 2014
My game club members ridicule this game. Kind of spoiled it for me.
2014-03-06
Owned
Per Landberger
Sweden
Spånga
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5
Feb 2013
As with too many kickstarter games, the rules don't tell it all. theese rules are well organized, but is lacking some important information.

We have tested this once, and if we understand the rules correctly this is a 50-50 lottery, with no gaming, strategy, or tactics needed, but now when I read the online rules I don't recognize the wording, so I hope there is a difference between the rules I have in my box and the online rules. I will compare when I come home, before I comment further.
2014-11-19
Owned
Paul DeStefano
United States
Long Island
New York
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5
Feb 2013
Way too random for my tastes and I LOVE random. There's no meaningful decisions that make you think you actually control the game.
2013-02-28
Simon
United States
Fremont
CA
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5
Sep 2014
The graphic design is not too great and having to consistently refer back to the rulebook didn't do this game any favors: I think it could be fun if played until the card effects are internalized, but don't know if it would be worth the effort.
2014-09-12
Owned
Bryan Gustin
United States
Georgetown
Texas
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5
Jul 2015
Sell $25 Like New
2015-07-17
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Steve Rogers
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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They're Young, They're in Love... They eat LARD
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4
Apr 2015
Kickstarter...yes, I hopped because I could, I hope it was worth it.
2012-03-30
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Mikhael Weitzel
United States
Huntsvile
AL
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4
Apr 2013
For our tastes it was too much luck not enough strategy
2013-04-19
Owned
Marc Maier
United States
Darien
Connecticut
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4
Jan 2015
Cool idea, piss-poor execution.
2015-07-16
navajas
United States
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3.5
May 2015
Terribly disappointing. A study in poor design leading to fiddly, unintuitive frustration.
2015-05-04
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Alfredo Lorente
United States
Minneapolis
MN
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3
Feb 2014
Few tactical choices, high randomness factor. Not what I look for in games.
2014-02-21
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Reuven Fischer
United States
Bala Cynwyd
Pennsylvania
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3
Feb 2014
Too Random for my tastes. Hoping to be able to trade this
2013-03-18
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Andrew S. Fischer
United States
Devon
Pennsylvania
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3
Feb 2013
Card and dice slugfest which may be enjoyed by some. Not me, though.
2013-02-25
William Natoli
United States
Farmingdale
New York
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3
Jan 2015
A great space battle concept that falls flat due to over complication, a high randomness ratio (for a combat strategy game? NO!), lack of any real decision making, and constant rule-checks that leads to further confusion. Disappointing.
2014-09-24
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