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Alien Frontiers

iOS App

$4.99

Designer
Artist
Publisher
Year Published
2010
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3, 4 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
(201 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
13 and up
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
(36 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
(38 voters) [poll]
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Alien Frontiers
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Alien Frontiers: Aurora
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Do you have what it takes to be a deep space colonist? An alien frontier awaits the brave and daring! This new planet will be harsh, but if you have the skills to manage your resources, build a fleet, research alien life, and settle colonies, the world can be yours.

Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.

The game board shows the planet, its moon, the stations in orbit around the planet, and the solar system’s star. The dice you are given at the start of the game represent the space ships in your fleet. You will assign these ships to the orbital facilities in order to earn resources, expand your fleet, and colonize the planet.

As the game progresses, you will place your colony tokens on the planet to represent the amount of control you have over each territory. Those territories exert influence over specific orbital facilities and, if you control a territory, you are able to utilize that sway to your advantage.

The planet was once the home of an alien race and they left behind a wondrous artifact in orbit. Using your fleet to explore the artifact, you will discover amazing alien technologies that you can use to advance your cause.

Winning the game will require careful consideration as you assign your fleet, integrate the alien technology and territory influences into your expansion plans, and block your opponents from building colonies of their own. Do you have what it takes to conquer an alien frontier?

Roll and place your dice to gain advantages over your opponent and block them out of useful areas of the board. Use Alien Tech cards to manipulate your dice rolls and territory bonuses to break the rules. Steal resources, overtake territories, and do whatever it takes to get your colonies on the map first! Don't dream it'll be easy, though, because the other players will be trying to do the same thing.

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Version Information

  • First Edition - Clear dice
  • Second Edition - Frosted dice, background color on tech cards was slightly changed
  • Third Edition - includes rocket scoring tokens and Alien Frontiers: The Mind Control Helmet, (Semi-transparent dice?)
  • Fourth Edition - 1st Printing - Comes with a new double sided board which supports both standard D6s and Rocket Dice. The D6 side of the board has a minor misprint, the third Colonist Hub track is missing the arrows between spaces. It also includes the Alien Frontiers Upgrade Pack plus dock covers for the Rocket Dice. The Fourth Edition also does away with baggies, it now uses various tuck boxes to store its components. Finally, the backing of the Alien Tech cards was slightly altered.
  • Fourth Edition - 2nd Printing - Same as 1st Printing, but with corrected board
  • Aurora - International edition in Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish

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Multilingual first edition
Publisher: LocWorks
Artist: Piotr Burzykowski, Mark Maxwell
Year: 2014
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanishmore»
Release Date: Oct 2014
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English fourth edition
Publisher: Clever Mojo Games, Game Salute
Artist: Mark Maxwell
Year: 2014
Product Code: 1306-345
Size: 11.70 x 11.70 x 2.75 inches
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Release Date: Mar 21, 2014
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English second edition
Publisher: Clever Mojo Games
Artist: Karim Chakroun, Mark Maxwell
Year: 2011
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
2.75 pounds
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Publisher: Clever Mojo Games
Artist: Karim Chakroun, Mark Maxwell
Year: 2011
Product Code: CMG-AF01
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
2.75 pounds
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Publisher: Clever Mojo Games
Artist: Karim Chakroun, Mark Maxwell
Year: 2010
Size: 10.50 x 10.50 x 3.00 inches
2.75 pounds
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0 Alien Frontiers (4th ed) rules summary in Swedish, v1, (Posted with permission from Michael Fox)
Sammanfattning på svenska av reglerna till Alien Frontiers samt översättning av text på kort och brickor i grundspelet. Skriv ut dubbelsidigt på A4 och vik till smidig folder!
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2015-07-28
8 Alien Frontiers - Rules Reference_Player Aid (includes Factions)
This is a 2-page PDF of the rules for Alien Frontiers. Includes rules for Factions and Faction Pack #1
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2015-04-20
2 Improved 2-Player Game Variant (Version 1.0)
Many of you think the 2-player game is perfect as is, and that's great. Clearly, this variant is not for you. On the other hand, many people think the 2-player game of Alien Frontiers is only so-so and suffers from a variety of problems: -- Some think the game plays too fast (30-45 minutes) instead of, say 60-90 minutes (which would be more to my liking, at least). -- Game can be extremely cutthroat since there's no 3rd or 4th player to help gang up on the leader. -- The runaway leader/runaway dice problem. -- The necessity for specific cards such as plasma cannon to help keep things in check. Thus, here is my variant for a 2-player game that I think helps address all of these problems. I've played with it a half dozen times so far and, in all instances, it played quite...
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2015-03-14
6 Alien Frontiers Card Legend
Updated version with the new Alien Tech icons and Asteroid Cards. This is for an A4 print out and for 4 legend cards.
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2015-02-03
12 Expansion Identification Chart
Updated with the Outer Belt Expansion and Expansion Pack #7. The legend for the Asteroid cards are the little dots under the middle die legend. I only include 7, not the 15 dots that are on the cards - if they get that far with expansions, I suppose I'll update this sheet.
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2015-01-10
1 Paste-ups para Alien Frontiers
Cartas Alienígenas e Poderes
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2014-12-26
31 Alien Frontiers Rulebook, 4th Edition, 2nd Printing, English
Alien Frontiers Rulebook, 4th Edition, 2nd Printing, English
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2014-09-04
8 Alien Frontiers 4th Ed. - kafelki PL
przetłumaczone na j. polski kafelki terenu oraz żetony pól I, R, P - wydrukuj, wytnij i naklej na oryginał lub tekturę
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2014-06-21
9 Alien Frontiers 4th Ed. - karty PL
poprawione: - karty HEŁM KONTROLI UMYSŁU (we właściwościach jest mowa o pojedynczym statku) - dodana kart KOSMICZNY DŹWIG (oryginalnie jako dodatek, ale w pudle z grą są 3 czyste karty, na które można nałożyć ten wydruk) Karty są dorzucone na stronie 2 i 3 a dla tych, którzy już wydrukowali błędnie przetłumaczone karty zbiórka poprawek jest na 4 stronie. Za pomyłkę przepraszam.
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2014-06-18
4 Alien Frontiers Card paste ups - Traditional Chinese (Mandarin) - 繁體
Alien Frontiers - 中文化 (繁體) by 方馬丁
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