❥ My Thoughts
This version of Galaxy Trucker is a relaunch of the original edition in 2007. I'm not familiar with the first edition, but I think this second edition looks really cool. The artwork is a bit playful which certainly catches my attention.
The construction phase is very fun and chaotic because everyone is working on their spaceship at the same time. You try to assemble your ship as quickly and as well as possible to be ready for the dangers. You never know if you'll actually make it. The dangers in space will always surprise you, it remains to be seen how far your journey will eventually take.
The game is easy to learn and it plays fast. I think this is a fun game to pick up in between. I also think the astronauts look very cute!
❥ Galaxy Trucker
2 - 4 players
20 - 30 min
Age: 8 +
Publisher: Czech Games Editon
In the fast paced family game Galaxy Trucker, players begin by simultaneously rummaging through the communal warehouse, trying to grab the most useful part tiles to build their starship - all in real time!
Galaxy Trucker is played in two stages. First, the players work on their spaceship and then go on a space journey. In the construction phase, the players build their spaceship at the same time by collecting tiles. These tiles contain parts that you need to survive your space journey. These are, for example, rocket engines, batteries, aliens or lasers. While building you have to make sure that all parts can be linked together. Each part contains one or more outputs and not everything fits together well. You need enough space for the crew and cargo, but you also need to have sufficient defenses against all dangers in space. You also try to have as few open exits in the spaceship as possible.
The player who is the first to finish the spaceship is the first to go on a space journey and is therefore placed furthest on the space track. The other players have to hurry, the time for building is limited. When all players go into space, there are many different dangers lurking. For example, meteorites can make you lose parts of your spaceship. When all dangers have passed, it is time to award points. The player who has completed the furthest journey gets the most points. Points are also awarded for the player with the most beautiful ship and for the player who has transported the cargo the safest. The player with the most points wins!
Czech Games Editon provided this review copy.