Among the Stars: Expanding The Alliance

Among the Stars: Expanding The Alliance is the second expansion for the critically acclaimed Among the Stars board game, which uses card drafting (similarly to the highly regarded 2010 Belgian board game 7 Wonders). Originally published only in Europe by Artipia Games, and unavailable in retail outlets throughout the rest of the world, it is now brought to the North American, Australian and Asian gamers by Stronghold Games. This, already second expansion of the original game can be combined with the base game Among the Stars and/or the first expansion, Among the Stars: The Ambassadors.

In the first game of the series, Among the Stars, that takes place in a war-ravaged galaxy where the warring alien races have agreed on a fragile peace in order to face a much bigger threat with the potential to destroy them all, an intergalactic Alliance is formed with the aim to build space stations throughout the galaxy with the goal to ward off this impending threat, as well as to strengthen diplomatic relations and promote trade amongst the alien races.

While the first expansion, Among the Stars: The Ambassadors, introduced the Ambassador characters in order to assist in the construction of players’ space stations alongside the addition of a fourth action that allowed the players to invite the Ambassadors to their space station and make them part of their council, this, already second, expansion of this board game series features a significant amount of new game elements for lovers of the Among the Stars franchise.

Note:

Among the Stars: Expanding The Alliance requires the first game of the series, Among the Stars, or the first expansion for this board game, also published by Stronghold Games, titled: Among the Stars: The Ambassadors. For the maximum effect, the base game can be combined with both expansions.


Among the Stars: Expanding The Alliance board game contains these components:

◈  Special Locations:

     • Ambassadorial Shuttle (2 cards)

     • Waste Processing Facility (2 cards)

     • Galactic Expo (2 cards)

     • Xenobiology Lab (2 cards)

     • Zero Gravity Area (2 cards)

     • Defense Grid (2 cards)

     • Casino (2 cards)

     • Section Seal (2 cards)

     • Logistics Facility (2 cards)

     • Galactic Trade Centre (2 cards)

     • Space Combat Simulator (2 cards)

     • Alliance Strategic Command Location Set (2 cards)

     • Mess Hall Location Set (2 cards)

     • Administrative Sector Gateway (2 cards)

     • Diplomatic Sector Gateway (2 cards)

     • Business Sector Gateway (2 cards)

     • Recreational Sector Gateway (2 cards)

     • Military Sector Gateway (2 cards)

     • Hotel (alternative artwork) (2 cards)

     • Holding Cells (alternative artwork) (2 cards)

     • Ship Repair Facility (alternative artwork) (2 cards)

     • Alien Museum (alternative artwork) (2 cards)

     • Galactic Court (alternative artwork) (2 cards)

◈  Conflict Sets:

     • Infestation (12 cards) + Tokens

     • Relocation (12 cards)

◈  Objectives:

     • Energy Efficient (1 card)

     • Fully Operational (1 card)

     • Something for Everyone (1 card)

     • Reach for the Stars (1 card)

     • Multipurpose (1 card)

     • No Delays (1 card)

◈  Reactors:

     • Main Reactors for the 5th and 6th player (2 cards)

     • Vak Main Reactor for the 5th and 6th player (1 card

     • Vak Main Reactors (2 cards)

     • Power Reactors (3 cards)

◈  Races:

     • Debos Alien Race

     • Nyxtos Alien Race + Tokens

     • Ludons Alien Race + Tokens

◈  Ambassadors:

     • Ludons (4 cards)

     • Revuarz (4 cards)

◈  Mini Expansions:

     • Alliance Inspection (6 cards)

◈  Other:

     • Ship Tokens for the 5th and 6th player (2 tokens)

     • Bureau cards for the 5th and 6th player (10 cards)

     • 10-credit token (1 token)

     • 5-credit token (1 token)

     • Energy Cubes (8x)

This board game is for 2-6 players (ages 10+) and sells for $35 (£26/€32).