Save (Or Destroy) Humanity with Battlestar Galactica, the Board Game

Sometimes life comes down to a single important question: are you a Cylon or aren't you? Fantasy Flight Games will let you play out that question, and all the backstabbing, paranoiac hijinks sure to follow, with Battlestar Galactica: the Board Game, due for release later this fall.


Each player takes on the role of one of the characters from the series, with the skills, abilities and drawbacks inherent to each character. Players also get a secret loyalty card that reveals whether or not they are truly human. Unrevealed Cylons may be subtly working against the other players. Worse still, players who thought they were human may find out later in the game that they were Cylons all along. The game board depicts the Galactica and nearby space, which may contain Cylon ships or other vessels.

The entire two to three hour game is set up for maximum tension. Not only are you unsure if your allies are truly your allies, but there's the twin impending dooms of Cylon Centurion invasion and dwindling resources. If the human players can navigate the maze of deception, space battles and shipboard intrigue long enough to make the final jump to Kobol, they win. I'm betting on the Cylons. Fantasy Flight has posted pdf version of the rulebook and FAQ already. Images by: Fantasy Flight Games.

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