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Year Published
2009
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
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Some necessary text - easily memorized or small crib sheet
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Primary Name
Ad Astra
Alternate Names
Ad•Astra
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Humans have evolved into five different races, each of them adapted to life in different planetary conditions. Guide one of the five human factions in its exploration of the galaxy, while exploiting resources, terraforming planets and creating advanced space colonies. You may even find artifacts of a long-lost alien civilization and use them to your advantage.

A game round consists of three phases: planning phase, action phase and end of round. During the planning phase, action cards are placed face-down on any empty space of a shared planning board. When all spaces on the board have been filled, the action phase begins. In sequence, each card is revealed and all players may carry out the corresponding action. At the end of round, the action cards are returned to the players' hands and a new round begins.

The available actions are:

  • Production: one of the resources depicted on the card is generated on every matching planet.
  • Movement: starships may be moved to other planets by spending energy.
  • Build: colonies, factories, starships and terraformers may be built on the planets by using resource cards.
  • Trade: resource cards may be traded among the players and the bank.
  • Scoring: the players are scored based on one of the game elements depicted on the card.

The owner of each card has an advantage when resolving it, such as deciding which resource is generated or on which game element the players score.

The game ends when one player reaches at least 50 victory points or when all planets have been discovered. At that point, the player with the most victory points is the winner.

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Components:

  • Planning Board
  • 150 Resource Cards (25 each of 6 resources)
  • 55 Action Cards (11 per player)
  • 25 Starship Pawns (5 per player)
  • 25 Colony Pawns (5 per player)
  • 25 Factory Pawns (5 per player)
  • 25 Terraformer Pawns (5 per player)
  • 11 Alien Artifacts Cards (incl. 2 optional cards)
  • Counters and Tokens:
    • 43 Planets: 6 Water, 6 Food, 8 Energy, 6 X-Ore, 6 Y-Ore, 6 Z-Ore, 5 Alien Planets
    • 9 Stars
    • 5 Scoring Tokens (1 per player)
    • 1 First Player Token
  • 5 Player Reference Sheets
  • Rulebook

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English first edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Justin Albers, Kieran Yanner
Year: 2009
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment, Nexus
Artist: Justin Albers, Kieran Yanner
Year: 2009
Product Code: UBIAD01
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Publisher: Heidelberger Spieleverlag
Artist: Justin Albers, Kieran Yanner
Year: 2009
Product Code: NX004
Size: 11.81 x 11.81 x 2.83 inches
2.65 pounds
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Multilingual edition
Publisher: Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games, Nexus
Artist: Justin Albers, Kieran Yanner
Year: 2009
Product Code: NDS #01 VA66
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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Publisher: Edge Entertainment
Artist: Kieran Yanner
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1 Readable _AdAstra_ rules_A4
This an A4 version (for non-US gamers) of the file created by jdesmond (https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/48833/readable-ad-astra-rules)
English
2015-04-28
13 [Español] Reglas a la JcK
Completo resumen de las reglas al estilo JcK [imageid=1251209 medium]
Spanish
2014-08-02
1 Player Aid in italiano
5 schede giocatori in italiano stampabili fronte / retro Versione 1.1 Layout modificato e più leggibile
Italian
2013-02-23
7 Resource production sheet
A simple chart that can be used to track your resource income. [ImageID=1292746] Printed size should be 145mm*87mm Enjoy :)
English
2012-04-19
12 Reglamento original en castellano
Traducción de las reglas originales de la versión en castellano de Edge maquetadas en PDF.
Spanish
2011-10-27
2 'Restriced System' Tokens
Print using 150 dpi, glue top half to cardboard, bottom half to other side, and cut into 10 tokens. Use during setup to indicate which systems each player has "limited movement option" to. (i.e. which 2 system that player needs other player's movement cards to get to. During setup to help even out the game, you can put less planets on systems were 2 players can't easily go and more planets on systems where everyone can go. You can also leave these tokens there all game long as a simple reminder of that fact.
English
2011-08-28
3 Ad Astra - French Player Aid / Aide de jeu en Français
Based on Solamar's color player aid, translated into french (without player card Index).
French
2010-05-17
6 German Quick Reference
Quick Reference card in German including all Building costs,Movement costs and scoring detail.
German
2010-01-15
9 Ad Astra - zasady gry [PL]
Zasady gry po polsku - bez przykładu gry. Rules Polish translation - no game example inculded.
Polish
2009-12-28
1 Ad Astra-racconto-di Eric Dion-ITA
Traduzione del racconto (non ufficiale) di Eric Dion, sugli eventi di Ad Astra. - Italian translation of the fan-fic backstory by Eric Dion. English version here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/47121
Italian
2009-12-25
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