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Joe Pruitt
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I recently acquired just enough credit on Amazon to purchase Xia, Legends of a Drift System, and was about to pull the trigger, when I heard about Smugglers of the Galaxy, which I hadn't known about before and seems to scratch the same itch as Xia for a fraction of the price. Xia seems to be more popular, but is it 3x better (that's the price difference)?

Is there anyone who has played both who can compare them?

(Also, feel free to recommend other similar games, but I'd prefer to keep it to a space/sci-fi theme)
 
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Alex Radcliffe BoardGameCo
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Shouldn't the gigantic ratings gap be your answer? Never heard of Smugglers but I can say Xia is awesome.
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I was torn between The Phantom League and Xia myself... from the perspective of someone who's never played either I was actually more interested in the gameplay of Phantom League however I just couldn't resist those tiny painted ships in Xia especially when the kickstarter for the expansion came around.
 
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Tyler Gobe
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Jhogun wrote:
I recently acquired just enough credit on Amazon to purchase Xia, Legends of a Drift System, and was about to pull the trigger, when I heard about Smugglers of the Galaxy, which I hadn't known about before and seems to scratch the same itch as Xia for a fraction of the price. Xia seems to be more popular, but is it 3x better (that's the price difference)?

Is there anyone who has played both who can compare them?

(Also, feel free to recommend other similar games, but I'd prefer to keep it to a space/sci-fi theme)
Never heard of Smugglers, but based of the ratings difference and the components, I would say Xia is absolutely worth the higher price. Xia also has an expansion coming out soon that looks like it will fix some of the problems with the base game, as well as add the ability to play solo and 2-player games.
 
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Derry Salewski
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Augusta
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. . . give a ship.
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You can have smugglers for free if you pay for the shipping.
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