Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Play: Alien Frontiers...

....and yes, it really is THAT good.  Easy-to-explain rules but with what seems a great depth of strategy, mechanics that are as tightly interwoven as classics like Agricola or Princes of Florence, and a back and forth race-to-the-finish feeling that hearkens back to Settlers (minus the mind-numbing endgame).  And just enough die-rolling to keep the game as fun and thrilling as the recent Lords of Vegas.  Brilliant.  Seriously.  It feels like this game was playtested for years and years before the final version was ever even considered.

And don't even get me started on how nice the components:  the board, the dice, cards, rules, and every other single thing in the box.  Top notch.  This one was definitely worth the wait and I can't wait to play it again.  An immediate classic.


  1. lol... yeah it's an interesting and fun game!

  2. Im on the fence because I have Kingsburg and it seems too similar. Any one that has played both can clear the air on this?

  3. Kris, Ive only played Kingsburg online and I found it a bit dull. I don't consider that an honest review, though. I have read from more than one person that this will replace Kingsburg as you new dice go-to.