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Star Trek Ascendancy Board Game FS with Amazon Prime $61.48

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Star Trek Ascendancy is near its historic price low per 3C at:

https://www.amazon.com/Gale-Force...1940825911

Admittedly not a screaming slick deal, but if you're in the market and interested, worth considering if you need something like this for the holidays.

Review from Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/20...-building/

Basically, it sounds like: the game captures the exploration aspect of the source material well, and has some nice miniatures, but doesn't insert as much Trek flavor directly into the game as fans might like (not a lot of pictures of Picard/Sisko directly in the game materials themselves). Sounds like you can take control of civilizations (Romulans, Klingons, Starfleet) and play styles are consistent with the source material themes. The only major downside: it's a long game to play.

Live long and prosper, my friends.

https://www.amazon.com/Gale-Force...ascendancy
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There are other expansions available for this game correct?
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There are other expansions available for this game correct?
Yes, three, plus add on additional ship models and playmat.
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thank you for posting this deal thumbs up
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So, this is a very fun game if you are a Star Trek fan, particularly with the two new expansion races. It's by Gale Force Nine, who made the Firefly game, and is a middle-weight game. If you like 4X games (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) like Civilization on the PC, you'll probably enjoy this.

The first phase of the game is exploring new star systems, which get added as you move outward from your homeworld. You colonize new systems, build up your resources, have randomly drawn encounters, etc. Then you make contact with your rivals, trade or go to war, or try to win through pure cultural domination (acquiring five Ascendancy token through cultural production.)

The dynamic is best with four players, but three or five work too. The game says to bank "an hour per player" to play -- and it may indeed take that long when you're first learning -- but once your group is experienced, it doesn't take that long. The last four-player game I payed took about 90 minutes, with four players who knew the rules and had a good idea about strategy.

Each race -- currently Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, and Ferengi -- have very different play-styles given their different strengths and weaknesses. However, depending on how your exploration and available resources go, you can play out-of-type and still win. We had one particularly weird game with the hostile, aggressive Federation, the culturally-superior, defensive Klingons, and the friendly, diplomatic-trader Romulans.

Like Firefly, there are (and will be) a lot of extra expansion material. Although you can play with just the base game -- and should, it's a fun time, just limited to three players -- if you pick up all of the extras, it will cost a pretty penny.
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If you guys are into star wars board games. Barnes and nobles has star wars imperial assault and star wars Armada at 50% off. Combine with 20% coupon and 10% members discount you can get each for 35 plus tax.
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If you guys are into star wars board games. Barnes and nobles has star wars imperial assault and star wars Armada at 50% off. Combine with 20% coupon and 10% members discount you can get each for 35 plus tax.
Thanks for the tip!
Any place to get the 20%?
Know how long the sale runs? I'm assuming in store only based on their website.
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Now down to $59 with prime.
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Thanks for the tip!
Any place to get the 20%?
Know how long the sale runs? I'm assuming in store only based on their website.
20% is on their website. You can print it. It is in store only thats why I didnt bother creating a thread...These ymmv deals are downvote magnets.
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Down to $57.45 now.
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