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David Cole
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If you want to read the rules for this game they are available. Instead of going over them I am going to go over what I thought of the game.

If you enjoy space themed games with trade and and exploration you will like this one.

What does it have going for it?
1. The theme works. I have purchased and played a few other space themed titles recently that turned out to be abstracts with a space theme tacked on. While they were good games I was disappointed. Terra Prime uses the theme well.

2. It's short. A 90 minute game tops. If you don't want to invest the time to play Twilight Imperium then you can play this.

3. The rules are easy to learn and teach. I played one game on Thursday and taught one game on Saturday at BGG Con. The only thing that I had to look up was the set up as the game was already set up the first time around.

The Cons:
1. Placing new tiles was sometimes difficult. It only happened once, but we were unable to place a tile and had to remove it because we could not place it without the planets ending up one jump away. This was the only thing that bothered me about the game. Actually looking back through the rules I think some of the problems we faced with placing new systems and what slowed the game down was misreading the rules. I think on a couple occasions we were treating asteroids like planets and trying to avoid placing them next to other planets. I leave this in here because I am not sure that is what happened on the first game when we had to take the system out.

Actually that is the only thing that really bothered me about the game. I look forward to seeing more games from Mr. Jaffe in the future.
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Alex Rockwell
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Ah, yeah. Asteroid != Planet!
That would screw things up. You shouldnt be unable to place a tile.
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Tor Sverre Lund
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Looking more and more forward to recieving my copy :)
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Seth Jaffee
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Alexfrog wrote:
Ah, yeah. Asteroid != Planet!
That would screw things up. You shouldnt be unable to place a tile.

IT IS possible, but it VERY VERY seldom comes up. It's important to remember that Asteroids do not count as planets (but Terra Prime does!)

- Seth
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Michael Mindes
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DaveCole wrote:
Actually that is the only thing that really bothered me about the game. I look forward to seeing more games from Mr. Jaffe in the future.


As it turns out, all games that are published by Tasty Minstrel Games will be going through a development process with Seth. So you can be assured that what we publish will be polished.

Seth has done a great job with all of Terra Prime and development on Homesteaders and Belfort which will be coming out in 2010.
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Nathan Morse
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...still want to try Belfort.... cry
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zefquaavius wrote:
...still want to try Belfort.... cry


I had the privilege of playing Belfort at RinCon '09 and am very much looking forward to this coming out. thumbsup
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