Yahtzee meets worker-placement... in space! Roll your ships (dice), then place them to gain resources, loot alien artifacts, found colonies, and crush your opponents.

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Can you ever get a player down to just 2 ships?

Alien Frontiers has been carefully designed to prevent any player from being reduced to two ships: you can't use the Terraforming Station (which converts one of your ships into a colony) if you only ...
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When should I stop retaliating?

This frequently comes up when I play Alien Frontiers: both the Burroughs Desert (for its relic ship) and the Holographic Decoys are hotly-contested commodities. (Yes, it's a bit silly to use the ...
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How can I catch up in Alien Frontiers?

If I've fallen behind in Alien Frontiers, how can I catch up? If the leading player(s) have more ships and colonies on the board, they're going to pull ahead even faster, so that an early lead turns ...
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Which Factions sharply change the way that Alien Frontiers plays out?

I've picked up the Factions expansion for Alien Frontiers, and have played a single game with it. I ended up with the Proxima Centauri Scholars, which have the ability to place the various Fields once ...
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Can you combine the Orbital Teleporter's ability with other Alien Tech cards?

Consider the following: I have an Orbital Teleporter and a Stasis Beam I roll 5,5,6 I have 3 ore I place the 6 at the Solar Array to claim 3 energy, then use the Orbital Teleporter to move the 6 ...
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How many times can Proxima Cenatauri Scholars use its owner benefit?

I am a bit confused about the owner benefit for Proxima Cenatauri Scholars. The Scholars may not place or removemore than one field generator per turn. Does this mean : a) the Scholars can only ...