Race for the Galaxy is an entirely card-based game of empire building and struggle. Players settle and conquer worlds, construct economic and military developments, and produce and consume goods to power their empire.

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Can you re-use millitary power to conquer two worlds on the same turn (with Improved Logistics)

Does Improved Logistics allow you to re-use your military power to settle two new worlds in the same turn?
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Does the starting world dictate your strategy in Race for the Galaxy?

Our board games club recently purchased Race for the Galaxy and we've played around a dozen games so far, plus some research using Keldon's AI (which is excellent). In the base set with one world, ...
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What Happens During the Consume Phase In Race for the Galaxy If you have no consume powers?

In the basic game of Race for the Galaxy (no expansions), what happens during the consume phase if none of your cards give you any consume powers? Do those goods get consumed anyway without giving you ...
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What is the best starting planet in Race for the Galaxy (base set)

I've seen stats on BGG which include expansion sets but couldn't find stats on just the base set. I would like to know which starting planet has the highest probability of winning, which has the ...
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Do you need military power when using the Rebel Sneak Attack to settle an additional military world?

The card Rebel Sneak Attack, among its other powers, grants the ability to discard itself from the tableau to allow you to place an additional military world. Do you need to have sufficient military ...
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When drawing cards for each produced good, does it include goods produced on windfall worlds?

My friends and I have had disagreements about how one particular kind of production power works in Race for the Galaxy: powers that involve drawing cards for each good produced, e.g. Diversified ...
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In Race for the Galaxy on 6-cost development cards, does a player receive VPs for all of the categories they have satisfied, or just one?

My family and I are confused about the wording in the instructions. Perhaps my question is best asked with an example: I have the Alien Tech Institute card, which has three parts: 3 VPs for each ...
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Is Consume-Trade on Alpha Centauri always a good start?

I've found that when I start with the windfall world Alpha Centauri, I always open Consume-Trade. If my hand is good, I probably want cards to pay for settling and development. If not, I need more ...
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How to mitigate the intial luck factor in Race For The Galaxy?

Background (feel free to skip): My mom and I often play RFTG together (I am a very fortunate child to have a game-playing parent :), and we've noticed that there usually isn't as much luck in the ...
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Tournament rules for RftG, how to ensure fair play?

I am going to run a Race for the Galaxy tournament at WBC this year. You should all come and play! I received a message that last year, one of the competitors suspected another player was underpaying ...
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When should I choose an Explore card in Race For The Galaxy?

On a VERY basic level, my RFTG choices work like this: Pick Develop if you want to build a development Pick Settle if you want to settle a world Pick Trade if you want to trade Pick ...
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Are unused Start Worlds shuffled into the card supply?

When you begin play and randomly hand out the start worlds, do you shuffle the remaining start worlds into the deck?
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Do Race for the Galaxy expansions allow more players without changing the base game's rules?

I just acquired the game Race for the Galaxy, and I plan to play it at work. It would be nice to play with up to 5 or 6 players, though, and the base game supports only 4. I see that two expansions ...
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Good produce/consume strategy in RftG

I've been playing Race for the Galaxy with a friend of mine for quite a while, and I've noticed the game seems to be going more and more in favor of a blitzkrieg strategy of conquering as many planets ...
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Race for the Galaxy vs. San Juan and Puerto Rico

I've seen these games compared very often, with steadfast advocates on each side (that thread has a lot of interesting stuff as well). I'm mainly concerned with: depth of strategy suitability for ...
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Consume>Trade in RftG Base game

In the base game of RftG, if you chose Consume>Trade as the action, do you have to trade on a card that has a $ ability? If it is a +3 and do you get +3 cards in addition to the normal trade value?
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How do the expansions for Race for the Galaxy alter the game - are they worth buying?

Can someone give a good summary of each expansion for Race for the Galaxy, and explain how it changes the game? Is it worth it to buy the expansions straight out? Or is it fine to stick with the base ...
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Winning Race for the Galaxy Without 6-cost Developments?

My brother-in-law bought me Race For The Galaxy for Christmas so I've been playing a few games recently. Obviously we are nowhere near mastering it; but what I've been seeing in all of our scorelines ...
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Interaction in Race For The Galaxy

In Race For The Galaxy, I'm usually focused on my own cards, and only find out who wins during the scoring at the end of the game. Is this a feature of the game — that is, is it low on interaction? ...