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Alien Frontiers (4th Edition): A board game of strategy & luck deep in uncharted space for 2 to 4 players.

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Alien Frontiers (4th Edition): A board game of strategy & luck deep in uncharted space for 2 to 4 players.

Welcome to the prize of mankind's explorations, a newly discovered world deep in uncharted space. The alien civilization that once ruled here vanished long ago, leaving traces of their technology and a terrain ripe for settlement. Now the race is on to see who can take control of this abandoned planet!

Alien Frontiers is a board game of strategy and luck for two to four players. You will utilize orbital facilities, discover alien technology, and build colonies to control vital locations. Every maneuver has an advantage but also a cost, and victory requires tough decisions. Assign your fleet, leverage territory bonuses, and manage resources to achieve your goals wile blocking the plans of your opponents.

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When humans first landed on the new world they knew it would be rough going. Building up fuel and ore reserves and constructing colony domes is hard work. But then the first alien artifact was discovered, and the secret tunnels, and the abandoned city. Now it's a race to colonize and control this Alien Frontier.

Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management, worker placement, and area control set in a retro-future scifi universe.

The dice you receive at the start of the game represent the spaceships in your fleet. Docking your ships at the orbital facilities will earn resources, expand your fleet, raid your opponents, discover alien technology, trade commodities, and build colony domes to land on the planet.
Winning will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory bonuses into your expansion plans, and block the other players from building colonies of their own.


  • MTV Geek Top 10 Board Games of 2010
  • Game of the Year 2010
  • The Dice Tower Eric Summerer's Game of the Year 2010

Note: This 4th Edition of Alien Frontiers features a new double-sided board which supports both standard 6-sided dice (d6) and Rocket Dice. It also includes the Alien Frontiers Upgrade Pack, plus dock covers for the Rocket Dice, and does away with baggies: it now uses various tuck boxes to store the components. Finally, the backing of the Alien Tech cards was slightly altered.

Contents: 1 double-sided game board, 8 territory counters, 3 field miniatures, 3 field counters, 24 Alien Tech cards, 24 colored dice (6 each in the 4 player colors: red, blue, green and yellow), 1 transparent die, 30 orange discs, 20 grey cubes, 32 colony domes, 1 scoring track, 4 scoring rockets, 20 dock covers, rule book.


Number of Players 2 to 4
Playing Time 90 minutes
Suggested Ages 13 and up
Demo Available Yes
Mechanics area control, area influence, dice rolling, worker placement, dice, sci fi, space exploration, territory building
Designer Niemann, Tory
Illustrator Mark Maxwell
Publisher Game Salute
Year Published 2014
Binding Box
Condition New


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