Monday, January 16, 2012

Ascending Empires!

Hey Geekshelfers!  I recently had a chance to play a three player game of Ascending Empires and wanted to share some pictures with you.  The game is about space colonization where each player takes their troops/ships and colonizes planets in the galaxy.

What's different about the game, though is there's a dexterity element which has players flicking their space ships across the board.  That's right, flicking!

The game starts with the planets turned upside down and if you flick a space ship into its orbit (inside the planet's purple ring), you can flip it over and colonize it...

 Of course, the other players are also trying to colonize the planets!
 With each planet you discover, you can build research stations to develop different technologies that make your moves more efficient...
 As the game progresses, players start to run into each other and tension mounts!
 I've almost forgotten to write about one of the most interesting parts of the game.  Space combat.  If you can flick enough ships close to your opponent and overpower them, you can destroy their ships and earn victory points.  You can also earn victory points by colonizing planets too.  Whoever has the most VP at the end wins!
For more information on Ascending Empires, visit

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