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The Race for the Galaxy family includes three released games (Race for the Galaxy, Roll for the Galaxy, and Jump Drive) as well as their expansions. It also includes an upcoming game: New Frontiers.

In all three games, players race to build galactic civilizations, represented by a tableau of cards or tiles, and to provide goods for their populace, earning VP chips. Race and Jump Drive are card based; Roll is dice based. Jump Drive is an introductory game.

In Race for the Galaxy and Roll for the Galaxy, the game end is triggered either by one player building a tableau of size 12 or more or by all players collectively depleting the initial pool of VP chips (adding more if needed). Player then total their VP chips, tableau VPs, and any bonus VPs to determine the winner.

In each round, players secretly and simultaneously choose a phase to occur, either by selecting one of seven different action cards or by placing a die on a phase strip behind a screen. When all players have done so, phase selections are revealed. Only the selected phases occur, but all players perform the phases chosen (if possible).

Jump Drive works similarly, except that the game ends once any player has 50+ VPs and the phases are implicit with each player simply placing their intended cards simultaneously (or placing an Explore chit instead).

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Jump Drive


Jump Drive

Race for the Galaxy

First Arc

The first arc consists of three expansions which are designed to be added to the base game in order:


Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm


Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs Imperium


Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War

Second Arc

The second arc consists of a single expansion and is not compatible with the first arc expansions:


Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artifacts

Third Arc

The third arc currently consists of a single expansion and is not compatible with the first or second arc expansions:


Race for the Galaxy: Xeno Invasion

Fan Expansions

Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm included blank cards which prompted a large number of fan designed cards, some of which formed the basis for cards in the official expansions. Some fan made expansions have also been made.

Patronage

Roll for the Galaxy

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