Space Cadets: Away Missions

Long before the invention of the Warp Drive or the founding of the Space Academy, humanity experienced a Golden Age of space exploration. The mineral riches of the thriving Moon colony attracted legions of adventurous Earth citizens to seek their fortunes in space. Humble, primitive rockets probed the farthest reaches of the Solar System looking for resources, and brave colonists set up their homes wherever they could survive. Pioneer life was hard, but the spacemen and spacewomen who worked and raised their families on those planets, moons and asteroids had much to be proud of.

Then the rumours began – whispered tales of frontier abductions and sightings of mysterious creatures. By the time the secret invasion was exposed, the aliens were already everywhere. The whole families have been stolen away by slavers from the stars, and the peace-loving survivors had no choice but to arm themselves and fight back - to stop the alien attacks, free the helpless abductees, and drive the alien aggressors back into space, ending forever their threat to humanity and return peace to the human colonies.

Thus was born the Rocket Patrol – an organisation of brave men and women dedicated to defending humanity and taking the fight back to the alien menace.

Space Cadets: Away Missions is a co-operative, team combat board game for 1-6 players set during the bygone Golden Age of space exploration. In this game, the third standalone title in the Space Cadets franchise of science fiction themed games from Stronghold Games, players take on the roles of adventurous human spacemen who explore UFOs, acquire alien technology and fight hostile extraterrestrials.

At each turn, spacemen (i.e. players) have three action points to spend on a choice of activities such as firing their atomic rifles, analysing alien equipment, or subduing the malicious Brain-in-a-Jar aliens. When the spacemen are finished, the aliens take their turns by following simple movement and combat protocols. Throughout the course of the game, seven types of hostile aliens threaten the players, from the repulsive Mind Leeches to the rampaging Titanic Sentinels.

Space Cadets: Away Missions contains fifteen scenarios linked in a campaign story. Each mission features different combinations of aliens on different spaceships, with hexagonal map tiles arranged to form flying saucers, rocket ships, space stations, etc. Cooperation, tactical planning and good dice throws are essential if the spacemen hope to overcome the relentless hordes of alien invaders.

Space Cadets: Away Missions board game contains these components:

◈  1 Rulebook

◈  1 Scenario Book (with 20 scenarios)

◈  33 Standard Map Tiles

◈  14 Scenario Map Tiles

◈  15 Scenario Tile Markers

◈  11 Hatch Markers

◈  6 Spaceman Figures

◈  85 Alien Figures, including:

     • 8 Leader Figures

     • Saucermen Figures

     • 12 Leech Figures

     • 12 Thrall Figures

     • 7 Sentinel Figures

     • 5 Brain Figures

     • 20 Bug Figures

◈  34 Alien Tokens

◈  26 Discovery Tokens

◈  12 Alert Tokens

◈  23 Spaceman Action Point Markers

◈  6 Spaceman Order/Scan Markers

◈  10 Wire/Alien Blood Markers

◈  1 Spaceman/Alien Reference Sheet

◈  1 Overkill Reference Sheet

◈  6 Spaceman Character Sheets

◈  35 Spaceman Gear Cards

◈  16 Alien Discovery Cards

◈  6 Alien Schematic Cards

◈  7 Alien Quick-Reference Cards

◈  5 Dominated Brain-in-a-Jar Cards

◈  10 Rescued Thrall Cards

◈  8 10-sided Dice (four colour-matched pairs)

◈  71 Plastic Stands for Standees

◈  36 Red Cubes

◈  22 Blue Cubes

◈  36 Green Cubes


This board game is for 1-6 players (ages 10+). Price: TBA.