Long distance hauling in a box
It’s the distant future. Mankind has achieved the miraculous feat of interstellar travel, and the fantasies of man about a spacefaring destiny have come true. What do you want to be? A Jedi Knight? A captain of a Starfleet ship? An intergalactic bounty hunter? An alien’s best friend? Well, sorry bub, the future ain’t that bright. Sure, there are cool things in space, but let’s not forget that our everyday needs still need to be met, and as such, there are certain, well, mundane jobs that need to be fulfilled.
Enter Galaxy Trucker. That’s right, space goods don’t just ship themselves, you know. Even the open galactic expanse needs truckers, and that’s where you come in. Galaxy Trucker, designed by Vlaada Chvatil (Through the Ages, Codenames) and published by Czech Games Edition in 2007, is a game that puts you in the driver’s seat of a galactic shipping business, and it’s up to you to make sure that your corporation is the most profitable at the end of the day.
Galaxy Trucker is a two to four player game where players build ships, and then send them into the wild frontier of outer space. In this barbaric journey, only the best of ships will survive. It’s up to you to build a ship that will endure extraterrestrial threats, asteroid barrages, and even war-torn combat zones. Will your ship fall apart and float back home as a pathetic shell of what it once was, or will you experience a triumphal return and become the wealthiest man in space? In Galaxy Trucker, all of that is up to you.
This is a short preview of a review made by boardgameresource.com