January 4, 2016 by deltagamegirl22
While perusing Kickstarter, I may have stumbled on a quick and easy, deckbuilding gem: Alienation – An Intergalactic Card Drafting Game by Coryn Lombardi.
In Alienation two to four players face off in an attempt to be the most successful real-estate agents in the galaxy.
This game starts with a drafting session for players to set their hand of 9 creature cards and revolves around a series of turns where players take turns populating their galaxies. Points are scored for specific types of aliens played according to their proximity and synergies.
There are six different types of aliens that you can populate galaxies with…
Friendlies (scoring one point for each in your galaxy at the end of each turn), Meanies (scoring a minus one each at the end of each turn – but beware, collecting all Meanies can cause a plus three instead!), Rowdies (the life of the party, offer plus five points at the end of each round for the player with the most Rowdies), Sleepies (offer one point a piece and nullify any Rowdie they are orthogonally near), Matchies (offer five points when you have an even number of them at the end of each turn) and Sunnies (offer an additional six points for the player with the most Sunnies after three rounds).
Though your plan for for populating your galaxy may be sound, this game has a wonderful screw your neighbour mechanic that allows other players the ability to place aliens in your galaxy as well. This might be aliens that flat out cause a minus in scoring, or they may nullify synergy bonuses.
The game takes only twenty minutes and plays over three turns, but one thing is for sure, these may very well be the cutest aliens you’ve ever seen.
Will you be part of the Alienation?
"Though your plan for for populating your galaxy may be sound, this game has a wonderful screw your neighbour mechanic that allows other players the ability to place aliens in your galaxy as well..."