Galaxy of Trian is a new electronic board game available for iOS devices. This was initially a Kickstarter project for the physical copy of the board game. Today I am looking at its iOS port.
Overal it is a very nice and polished game and worth the few dollar investment. This is a game that will take a little bit to “figure out” but one has lots of replay value.
To get a good over of the physical game, check out Tom Vasel’s review over at DiceTower.
This is from official Press Release:
“Galaxy of Trian is a fast-paced digital board game about space exploration and control. During the game, players take command over one of a few opposing races fighting over a territory and technology left by a powerful race called Trian. Players take turns exploring and claiming the tiles that make up the board, allowing the placement of stations and collection of precious minerals. By upgrading stations and performing various other tasks, players collect points towards a pre-designated total to win the game.”
The game has 4 main sections:
- Campaign – contains 10 tutorial games
- Local Game
- Network Game
- Player Matchmaking
I definitely recommend you go through the 10 game tutorials to go over the basics. You have to win each game to go progress to the next. I had replayed a few myself but I thought they did a good job explaining things.
At it’s heart this is a tile based, turn based board game. What you need to do is place the tiles from the deck to create the universe. As you create, you will get points from the regions, minerals, upgrades, research you conduct. Each item has different point values and there are numerous things you will need to work towards such as planetary systems, nebulas, the placement of emissary and research stations, etc. The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.
As Tom Vasel said in his review, this game is very, very similar to Carcassonne. This is not a bad thing. The principles of the game are very similar to that popular board game , this is one reason why I really like Galaxy of Trian.
The graphics and game layout are great. I have no problem recommending this game, as I see myself playing many, many times as there is a lot to it.