After a devastating war, peace is declared among all the major races of the galaxy and an Alliance is created to face mutual threats. One of the first decisions of the Alliance is to build immense space stations all along the galaxy in order to promote trade among the allies, strengthen diplomatic relations and help keep the newly established peace.
Each player takes the role of one of those races, trying to build the best space station.
Players use a card drafting mechanism, select location cards, place them on their station, and score victory points according to where in the station they place them. Construction lasts 4 rounds and the player with the most points in the end wins the game.
The rules can be taught in less than 5 minutes and each game lasts approximately 30 minutes.
The game is great for both new and experienced players, and offers elements that can increase complexity and allow different levels of strategy.
To download the English rules of Among the Stars, click here.
All boxes of the AtS Universe. New Dawn & Among the Stars + Expansions.
A new era has begun. The Alliance's attempt to revive the worlds that were destroyed during the Purge was met with great success and the future looks bright for the first time. Those sectors that were abandoned before, have now become very active and are blooming with life.
Due to the increased traffic, the construction of new Stations in the area was deemed necessary. Once again, the alien races rush to build the best Space Station, in order to take advantage of the new opportunities that arise. To that end, Advisors are being sent by the Alliance to assist in the construction.
Revival is a stand-alone 2-player game, as well as an expansion for Among the Stars. It includes exciting new features such as:
• 30 Brand new Locations - 15 Basic and 15 Special (90 cards).
• New 2-player rules that are more strategic and skill-testing. These rules can also be used for Among the Stars base game.
• Spaceships is a new highly-interactive mechanic used by a lot of the new cards. It allows the players to put Spaceship tokens on the Stations, preventing anyone from building on those spaces.
• Advisors is a new module that can be optionally added in a game of Among the Stars. It increases competition among the players in order to control Advisor cards that grant them special abilities as well as additional victory points.
To download the English rules of Revival, click here (pre-published version)
You can watch a review of Revival by Rahdo here:
You can watch a review of Revival by Undead Viking here:
8 years later, the memories of the purge which brought about the end to the war are still fresh. There is still fear and distrust among the members of the Alliance, and the construction of the stations has proven to be more challenging than expected. The purpose of the alliance is questioned and immediate action is required.
Ambassadors from each race are dispatched to every corner of the galaxy to assist in the construction of the stations.
This expansion adds a new action that allows you to invite ambassadors from other races who give you permanent or one time abilities. Also it adds a new set of basic locations as well as special locations.
To download the English rules of Among the Stars: The Ambassadors, click here.
Expanding the Alliance
As the Alliance grows stronger with the help of the Ambassadors, new races decide to join its cause.
This expansion adds new modules and alien races to offer even more strategies and variety to Among the Stars and the Ambassadors.
To download the English rules of Among the Stars: Expanding the Alliance, click here.
In the following list you can find video and written reviews for Among the Stars, its expansions as well as New Dawn.
REVIVAL - VIDEO REVIEWS
AMONG THE STARS - VIDEO REVIEWS
Crits Happen - preview
AMONG THE STARS - WRITTEN REVIEWS
Father Geek - preview
THE AMBASSADORS - VIDEO REVIEWS
THE AMBASSADORS - WRITTEN REVIEWS
EXPANDING THE ALLIANCE - WRITTEN REVIEWS
NEW DAWN - VIDEO REVIEWS
Our main goal is to gather the funds that will allow us to bring this new expansion of Among the Stars to life. Your support will determine this campaign's fate. You can help us revive the Alliance by pledging on this campaign and/or by spreading the word on social media (facebook, twitter etc.)
To add these items to your order, please click on "Manage your pledge" and increase the pledged amount to match the cost of the items you want. When our campaign ends, you will receive a survey through which you will be able to tell us which items you would like to receive for the amount you have pledged.
Among the Stars: Revival is scheduled for production in May-June 2015 at Germany's largest game manufacturer, ensuring high quality materials.
Stronghold Games will be co-publishing and distributing the game for Northern America making it widely available in the US and Canada in a simultaneous release.
Schwerkraft-Verlag will be releasing a German edition of Among the Stars: Revival simultaneously.
Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors, layout etc. because of production limitations and publisher’s adjustments.
Backers should be receiving their games within August 2015. We will do everything in our power to deliver your orders sooner (especially for items already in stock that are not part of group shipping). However, we state August 2015 as the delivery estimated period because there is always the chance of the production process getting delayed for various reasons. Our current shipping solution DOES NOT offer tracking. From past experience we already know that the percentage of lost items is almost 0%.
If you require tracking for your order, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and let us know. Please note that you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs since your order will have to be handled separately from our group shipping solution.
All orders will be shipped from Greece. If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us at support[at]artipiagames.com and we will assist you on that.
NOTE: We've been having tremendous delivery problems with games shipped to Brazil for which Artipia Games is not responsible. For that reason we are forced to exclude delivery to Brazil from our group shipment. As a result, shipping to Brazil includes additional charges than the rest of the world (these extra charges will be automatically added for backers from Brazil when they choose a pledge level). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Risks and challenges
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.
Even though we do our best to ensure a quality product and a fast production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. Artipia Games should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. In addition, some of the items shown might differ from final product due to supplier/manufacturer error.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find out that there are items missing, please contact us at support [at] artipiagames.com and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at support [at] artipiagames.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible. Our previous packing solution was over 99.5% damage-proof. However, there were a few cases where the packages were hit so hard that damage was caused to the games’ boxes. Replacement were sent to the backers who received damaged boxes. The games shipped through this campaign, will be sent out in a larger and stronger package which will better protect the contents against such damage.
Our current estimation for delivery is August 2015. We are optimistic that this campaign will be delivered sooner than that. However history has shown that no matter how well you plan things, there is always a chance of delays caused by third parties. Please understand that we want your orders to be delivered quickly as much as you do. Please note that some of the promo material may be delivered separately in a later date due to production time needed.
If a package is not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.
As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order to. By keeping in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date, please give us an address that will surely not change. (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around February, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery)
Please read the Shipping section above.
Please note that your order may be delivered in multiple packages. This is done due to weight limitations for group shipments. Each game or expansion ordered through this campaign will most likely be delivered on a separate package. Even though the items you ordered will be shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each countries postal service sort-and-dispatch system.
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