It's a Weird, Weird Galaxy

It's a Weird, Weird Galaxy!

Players 2-5
Length 30-60 minutes
Equipment Required piecepack, piecepack expansion (either seasons or cards), twelve unique counters for each player (twelve pennies, twelve nickels, etc.), scratch paper (or form found in appendix), pencil
Designer JimAdams and AmyEnge
Version 1.0
Version Date2004-01-07
License none specified , re-licensed CC BY-SA 4.0


It's the year 2543 and technology in the galaxy has reached unprecedented heights and achievements. No, there's still no cure for the common cold. No, a shocking percentage of the galactic gross national product is still going into building weapons to vaporize everyone. No, the Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since the 20th century. Enough questions, okay?

Ahem. Space travel has advanced to the point that traveling to the center of our own Milky Way galaxy is now possible and practical. Not only that, there is now the ways and means of building a space station near the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Why undertake such an extremely expensive and dangerous task? Planetary pride! You see, several planets are trying to be the first to build a huge space station at the center of the galaxy, essentially for the political bragging rights. And, to draw attention away from their various little domestic issues that leave much of their respective societies no better off than where they were in the 21st century. So, nothing ever changes!

It's a Weird, Weird Galaxy! is a space race and resource management game. Each player, starting from their home world, flies their starship about the galaxy engaging in interstellar trade in order to earn enough Space Bucks to build a string of space stations stretching from their home world to the center of the galaxy. The first player to complete their seventh space station wins. However, nothing is that easy! Each space station cost more than the last one to build. Each space station also impedes the path of opposing starships. Finally, there is this weird space alien, affectionately known as Phredd, and looking vaguely like a camel the size of a small moon that randomly flies around spitting on stuff and generally balling up the works. But, hey! It's a weird, weird galaxy!



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