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I guess no one knows of such a game. I can't think of one either.

Until you find it, consider Race for the Galaxy. I love the sci fi theme. I think later expansions add some conflict, but you'll want to check into that to be sure.

If you are willing to consider non-card games, your options open up. Here's a good list:
Best Sci-Fi game (VOTE)

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Though of course it's not a card game, you may be looking for Battletech
 
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I guess galaxy trucker + the big box expansion should work :D As you do all kinds of things there... and there are miniatures. And the game is actally card driven :D Okay, it's not as much of a card game as Race for the Galaxy is, but still worth to try...

Otherwise I definitely agree that Race for the Galaxy is a good choice.
 
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I'm wondering why a card game in particular. Is it a matter of space?

Seriously, if you asked about board games, you'd get many recommendations. I do have a few sci-fi card games you might check out: Galaxy: The Dark Ages, Light Speed and the Flagship games, Flagship: Prometheus Unchained and Flagship: Coyote Stands.

 
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mrtech wrote:

Where you can trade,battle,buy stuff like that.



Do you mean trade and buy stuff as part of the game, or trade and buy cards and/or miniatures to use in the game?
 
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I don't know of any card games with minis. Are you asking for a card driven game with board and miniatures. I've never played it, but Horus Heresy just came out and it's sci-fi, has minis, uses a card driven battle system. If you can afford the hefty price tag and are into war games you could check it out. It only supports two though.
 
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Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century Game has cards, and miniatures aplenty. It is great fun, but it is most certainly a board game.
 
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How about Summoner Wars?

Plays like a tactical miniatures game only uses cards instead of figurines. No trading or buying, just a head to head battle. Good, cheap fun!
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Matt Worden has recently created one that looks like it matches your criteria. I have not played it...but merely basing on your description it seems to fit.

Jump Gate

It is available on The Game Crafter website.

http://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/jump-gate
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mrtech wrote:
Hi do you know of any Good card games that are sci-fi and possibly uses miniatures.

Where you can trade,battle,buy stuff like that.

Miniatures are not essential but would be fantastic.

It's just me and dad playing at the moment so a 2 player game is what I'm looking for but there might be a time when we have three - four people playing.

I am open to any suggestions, thanks so much


I have absolutely no idea how it plays, and it doesn't come with minis, but you can try Escape Velocity Nova: A Sci-Fi Card-Driven Board Game for the trade/battle type stuff. The board is a map; the rest of the components are all cards.
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mrtech wrote:
... Good card games that are sci-fi and possibly uses miniatures.

How about Dying Lights? A good card game. No minis required but, if you REALLY want to, you can use some to REPRESENT fighters or your fleet position in space. And instead of "trade,battle,buy stuff" it's more like "battle,battle,battle, desperate negotiations".

What do you think?
 
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Not really card games- but fit the other criteria

Throneworld
Twilight Imperium (Third Edition)
Smugglers of the Galaxy
 
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