Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players.
During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world. The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system’s star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the space ships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.
As the game progresses, you will place your colony tokens on the planet to represent the amount of control you have over each territory. Those territories exert influence over specific orbital facilities and, if you control a territory, you are able to utilize that sway to your advantage. The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.
Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory influences into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to conquer an Alien Frontier?
*NOTE* The 4th Edition comes with a new double-sided board which supports both standard D6s and Rocket Dice. Also includes the Alien Frontiers: Upgrade Pack (worth RM59) plus dock covers for the Rocket Dice. The 4th Edition also does away with baggies, it now uses various tuck boxes to store its components. Finally, the backing of the Alien Tech cards was slightly altered.