The current version of Startropolis is undergoing changes to correct mass manufacturing errors in the plastic pieces. Some copies of the game may have modules that fit together as intended, but others may not. As a result, we are re-tooling the plastic pieces and will then re-manufacture them. See here for more details (link).
A 3D space station building game
This fast-paced, family friendly board game is at once competitive and cooperative! Players collectively build the space station, but by connecting module in ways that benefit themselves at the expense of others. Each turn players buy a module and connect it, thus earning them more revenue. Though easy to learn, the tactics are endless!
Buy. Build. Earn.
Playing Startropolis is easy. Each round takes place over three phases.
STEP 1: PURCHASE A MODULE
There are 6 different types of modules in Startropolis and each one earns revenue in a different way. Players take turns purchasing modules form the construction track.
STEP 2: ATTACH YOUR MODULE
In reverse turn order, each player attaches their module to the communal space station. As modules are attached, every affected player should adjust their income track. That's right, when you attach a module in Startropolis, it not only can effect your earning potential, but your opponents as well.
STEP 3: COLLECT YOUR INCOME
Each player collects their income based on their attached modules. then, a new player order is determined and a new round begins!
Awards & Reviews
“...Overall, I think I’d recommend Startropolis for those who like the idea of construction and the puzzle of maximizing revenue. If you don’t enjoy spatial reasoning puzzles, it’s probably not a good fit for you. Also, stay tuned with the Kickstarter page to see what stretch goals are unlocked, because there will probably be additional modules (which I haven’t seen yet) added to the game if those are funded.”
-Jonathan H. Liu at GeekDad.com
“I was so fascinated with how unique it was...I really love that concept and I can't wait to see this one.”
Rahdo Runs Down Startropolis
“...this is a fairly cutthroat game. Now, if you don't mind that, it works great...this is a really good, family friendly, gateway style game, provided you've got a family that's ready to look for ways to cut each other off and maximize their own income while building a lovely, wonderful Startropolis...”
“Startropolis is a modular tabletop game from Petersen Games, which allows players to build a variety of modules onto the circular “core” of a 3D space station to generate revenue. These modules look like highly detailed building blocks (think a souped-up version of K’Nex), which come in different colors and can be arranged in a variety of ways to create space stations in all sorts of shapes and sizes.”
The Nova Box expansion adds SIX new types of modules! Each operates differently from the six core game module types. This expansion also comes with Advanced Modules cards to replace basic module cards, rendering each color of each module unique!
You can also now play with Mission Cards that provide new secret missions that give you extra revenue for the game end.
And finally, with the Nova box each player can be a different Alien Faction, each with its own unique permanent ability, as well as a once per game ability!