Battlestar Galactica is a 3-6 player game based on the Sci-Fi TV series, published by Fantasy Flight Games. It is a mostly cooperative game featuring a "hidden traitor" mechanic. Players select characters and work together to save humanity, but some portion of them are secretly Cylons, evil robots ...

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Does “next” in line-of-succession mean “first remaining” in line-of-succession?

The rules for BSG state that "Should the President or Admiral be revealed as a Cylon, the next player in the line of succession for that title claims it". However, because of the Administration ...
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What are some Battlestar Galactica Daybreak Human Strategies?

My group and I have recently acquired the Battle Star Galactica Daybreak expansion. We also have all the previous expansions and base game. To give context, the previous expansions made it very ...
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Is it required that someone is Admiral?

When starting a game of Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the three players selected Roslin, Tyrol, and Apollo. Per page 5 of the rules, none of us are the Admiral. Then we got a Crisis card that ...
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Do you get two actions when you return from space with Starbuck?

In Battlestar Galactica, "Starbuck" has a special ability that when she starts her turn in space, she gets two actions instead of one. This makes sense because as a snazzy pilot, she can out-manuever ...
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Battlestar Galactica: what is the most critical resource?

In the Battlestar Galactica basic game, what is the most critical resource between Fuel, Food, Morale and Population? Does it change with the 6-player FFG optional rule where humans start with 8 ...
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Does the Battlestar Galactica game spoil the TV series?

I've watched the first few episodes of Battlestar Galactica, and a friend recently got the game. We love The Resistance, and I'm eager to try a similarly deceptive game with more going on than just ...
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Battlestar Galactica: why Pegasus sympathiser is better

I've heard the sympathiser in Pegasus Expansion is far more interesting to play than the one in the basic game. What makes it so different?
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Alternatives to the Sympathiser in Battlestar Galactica

I'm a big fan of Battlestar Galactica, but have an issue with games with an even number of players. For these games, the game recommends replacing a Cylon with a Sympathiser to help balance it. For ...
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Is it possible for a 6-player game of BSG + Exodus to only ever have one Cylon?

The revised rules for preparing the Loyalty deck when using the "Exodus" expansion say that in a 6-player game, we should build a deck with an additional "You are not a Cylon" card (compared to the ...
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Help! I'm A Cylon!

A bit of backstory: I've only played the Battlestar Galactica game twice. The first time I was uproariously drunk, and a bit too delighted at getting to "be" Dr Gaius Baltar; all the inexperienced ...
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Cylon loyalty card abilities and the New Caprica detention location

If the Cylon loyalty card ability says "If not in the brig...", can the player then activate it when he reveals himself as a Cylon while in detention in New Caprica?
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Will Return to Duty get someone out of the Brig?

The other day, when playing Battlestar Galactica, we had all (bar the CAG) been brigged, and someone drew the crisis Return to Duty card. Turn 5 Crisis: Return to Duty CAG Chooses Any ...
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Battlestar Galactica: meaning of a Quorum card that destroys ships

I have a question regarding a specific Quorum card in Battlestar Galactica. I don't remember its title, but it has in its text something like "Destroy 3 raiders, a heavy raider, or a centurion ...
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What happens to the president's quorum card hand when he loses the title?

Do they get handed over to the new president or do they get shuffled back into the quorum card deck?
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Which expansion to get for BSG Board game?

I've got the Battlestar Galactica board game and I absolutely love it. I'm thinking of getting one of the expansions for it but I'm torn between the Exodus and Pegasus expansions. How do these two ...
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You are a sympathetic Cylon

I'm still pondering over our Cylon's greatest loss in the last 6 player game we played. In turn 3 the first Cylon player got executed by an Admiral Chooses crisis card (Kain-player resolved that one ...
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Use of Executive Order in Battlestar Galatica

As seen in this question ...Playing "Executive Orders" on self Executive Order lets another player take 2 Actions if they don't move. From my understanding of the rules this means the ...
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New Cylon Leader Objectives

When playing with a cylon leader, a benign "humans win" objective generally unbalances the game. Also, the limited number of objectives makes it fairly easy to guess which the leader has. As a ...
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Does Consult The Prisoner move jump track again, after an auto-jump?

Here's the scenario: The fleet is one away from auto-jumping, i.e. at the -1 location on the jump track Consult The Prisoner is drawn during the Crisis step Current Player chooses to attempt the ...
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Strategy for succeeding at Crisis skill checks

I've played my first real BSG game last week with three players and the humans got wiped out before we even jumped once... I did some calculations to figure out if things get easier or harder with ...
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Should the core Battlestar Galactica game adopt the revised Cylon Resurrection Ship?

In Battlestar Galactica, revealed Cylon players can use the Resurrection Ship location to pass their unrevealed loyalty cards to another player at the table. This can be necessary when one player has ...
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Reuse Quorum cards with “Give this card to another player”

Many quorum cards feature an effect that says "give this card to another player". That player then receives some kind of passive privilege (does not require an action) like determining the next FTL ...
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More conveniently randomizing the cardboard tokens

Since BSG takes up quite a bit of real estate on the table I found it to be difficult at times to a good random pick among the damage or ship tokens. I've thought about using the dice. Put them in a ...
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Using weapons control on raiders

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... In my version the "weapons control" locations ...
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Quorum cards like “Inspirational Speech” - Difference between results

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... The card "Inspirational Speech" says something ...
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Playing “Executive Orders” on self

I just played my first game of BSG (solo using the official fully cooperative rules). I've got the german edition so my card names might be a bit off... The green skill cards 1 and 2 say something ...
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Paying Costs you Cannot Afford

Sometimes you get a crisis card that has a choice, such as "-1 Food OR Current Player Discards 3 Cards". In situations where you cannot afford the cost of the latter, are you forced into the former? ...
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Battlestar Galactica vs. Shadows over Camelot

I've seen these games compared very often, with steadfast advocates on each side. link1 link2 link3 I'm mainly concerned with: depth of strategy suitability for new players (length of time to ...
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Political Prowess someone else's activation?

In Battlestar Galactica, there is a card (Political Prowess) whose text reads thusly: Play before making a skill check triggered by a location. Do not make the skill check; instead, it ...
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What is the most damaging thing a cylon can do in BattleStar Galactica on a turn he is revealing himself?

What I have seen people do is try to brig a player making a final attempt to sway someone to help. The best success I have had in a game was grab the admiral position for a turn with a character ...
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Do events that occur “After the Activate Cylon Ships step” occur on revealed Cylon turns?

Revealed Cylons can choose to enact Crisis cards from Caprica. At least one of these cards - Fulfiller of Prophecy - says something along these lines: After the Activate Cylon Ships step, return ...
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Why does BSG's “Assign Vice President” card not affect succession?

In the Battlestar Galactica game, the quorum card "Assign Vice President" can be given to a player, and causes that player to be the only viable target for the "Administration" location that picks a ...
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Aftermarket Cases for Board Games

So I've picked up the Battlestar Galactica: Exodus expansion, and now have the base game, the pegasus expansion, and the exodus expansion. It has reached the point where it is near impossible to fit ...
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“Best of the Best” and Heavy Raiders?

There is a card in the Battlestar Galactica: Exodus expansion called "Best of the Best". It says: Play before a piloted viper makes an attack. Instead of rolling the attack, roll the die and ...
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Anastasia “Dee” Dualla Once-Per-Game Ability Timing

The text on Anastasia "Dee" Dualla's once per game says: Once per game, before making a Skill check, look at the top 3 cards of any Skill deck (even outside your Skill set), and add all of them to ...
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Effect of “keep in play” on “Thirty-Three” crisis card?

The crisis card 'Thirty-Three' has the following special rule: Relentless Pursuit: Keep this card in play until a civilian ship or basestar is destroyed. If this card is in play when the fleet ...
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Infiltrating in new Caprica

Suppose you are playing a game with a Cylon leader. He is not infiltrating. The humans reach New Caprica. Is there now no mechanic by which a Cylon Leader can infiltrate? So the only way for a Cylon ...
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What happens when you roll “Off the top” of a result table?

For example, on the Pegasus' various weapon stations, there is a result chart printed on the board. It covers the possibilities of getting a die result of 1-8, on an 8-sided die. But now suppose ...
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What happens to Infiltrating Cylons on New Caprica when Galactica jumps away?

If a Cylon leader is infiltrating and still on New Caprica when Galactica jumps away, do they count as a "human character left on New Caprica", thus triggering their execution? This could be relevant ...
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How does Engine Room work with Roslin’s Religious Visions ability?

If the Engine Room is used during Roslin's turn, would either Crisis Card she chooses automatically have a jump icon, or just the first one drawn?
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When on New Caprica, can a crisis effect move a player from Detention to the Medical Center?

When on New Caprica in the Pegasus expansion, can a crisis effect move a player from Detention to the Medical Center? The Cylon players allowed it in the individual instance to try and keep the game ...
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Games with features like Battlestar Galactica's “Traitor” Mechanic? [closed]

My local gaming group has been playing the heck out of Battlestar Galactica for some time now. Are there any other board games that can be recommended that have a similar theme, or similar mechanics? ...