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Is Space Alert fun to play?

Is Space Alert fun to play?
Space Alert

Players: 1 – 5 players | Game Duration 25 – 30 mins | Min. Age 12+ | Game complexity: MEDIUM

Genre: Electronic, Real-time, Science, Space

Solo game mode: Yes | Co-op: Yes | Online Version: No

What is Space Alert about?

Space Alert is a cooperative team survival game. Players become crew members of a small spaceship scanning dangerous sectors of the galaxy. The missions last just 10 real-time minutes (hyperspace jump, sector scan, hyperspace jump back) and the only task the players have is to protect their ship.

During play, the central computer will announce the presence of various threats on one the supplied 10 minute soundtracks that also acts as a game timer. The threats vary from space battleships and interceptors to different interstellar monsters and abominations, asteroids or even intruders and malfunctions on the spaceship. Players have to agree who will take care of which task and coordinate their actions (moving around the ship, firing weapons, distributing energy, using battlebots to deal with intruders, launching guided missiles, etc.) in real time to defend the ship. Only a well-working team can survive 10 minutes and make the jump back to safety.

The game offers several difficulty levels, huge variability and a unique experience for one to five player teams. One mission lasts only about 30 minutes, including setup and evaluation.

(Based on a description from Czech Games Edition)

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Awards Won by Space Alert

2009 Spiel des Jahres “New Worlds Game” Winner
2009 Spiel der Spiele Hit mit Freunden Recommended
2009 JoTa Highlights of the Year Nominee
2009 JoTa Highlights of the Year Critic Award
2009 International Gamers Awards – General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Winner
2009 Golden Geek Most Innovative Board Game Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Gamers’ Board Game Nominee
2009 Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork/Presentation Nominee

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