Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

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UPDATE: 200 copies are out there now, mostly going for outrageous amounts on eBay. Impressions and reviews are coming in here. The rest of us have to wait till October. This quote is awesome:

“That being said, an interesting feature of the game is that cylons might now show up during the begining of the game. Once the humans have gotten 1/2 towards winning the game a second batch of loyalty cards are handed out, which can cause people who thought they were playing humans all along to really be cylons. And one person will end up getting a sympathizer card that switches the player to be on whichever side is currently doing worse.”

Doug, prepare yourself. Dan, hold onto your pants.


“Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed new Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

Includes: 10 character cards, 32 highly-detailed plastic ships, high-quality card board tokens, hundreds of cards, game board with resource counters. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3-6 players ages 10 and up that can be played in 2-3 hours.”

I know we were aware of it, but I didn’t remember seeing any details about the gameplay. I have to imagine that they mix up who the Cylons are in the game, otherwise, it’d be a pretty weak game.

Source: BoardGameGeek