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Race For The Galaxy (RFG) Links Email GM   Last updated May 26, 2019
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule  GM: Eric Guttag (2nd Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1Mo141Exhibit Hall Annex 3
Heat 1/4Mo92First Tracks Poolside
Heat 2/4Mo112First Tracks Poolside
Heat 3/4Fr142First Tracks Poolside
Heat 4/4Fr172First Tracks Poolside
SemifinalFr222First Tracks Poolside
FinalFr232First Tracks Poolside
2019 Tournament Format HMW

Race for the Galaxy is the classic sci-fi themed phase/action selection game using cards to build a galactic civilization representing worlds, as well as technical and social developments. In each round, players secretly and simultaneously choose one of seven possible action cards representing one of those five phases, and then reveals those selected action cards. For those selected phases, every player performs that phase’s action, with the player(s) selecting that phase also getting a bonus. Explore to draw more cards. Develop cards with diamond-shaped icons to gain special powers and bonuses. Settle black circle-shaped worlds by discarding cards, or conqueror red circle-shaped worlds with by using red military points. Consume Produced goods for Victory Point chips, or to gain more cards through trade. Produce goods on settled worlds having one of four colors (blue, brown, green or yellow) for later Consume actions. The player who creates the greatest galatic empire in terms of combined point totals from placed world and development cards, along with Victory Point chips wins. Beginners, including those who would like to demystify Race’s card iconography, as well as experienced players are welcome! Will also include The Gathering Storm expansion for those who are interested.

In the semifinal, we will also use The Gathering Storm (TGS) expansion in addition to base game, including Goals (First and Most).

In the final, we will also use Rebels v. Imperium (no takeover mechanic) in addition to base game and TGS.

Additioonal Prizes: The Finalists will be offered choices of science fiction classic books.