"Parsec - Age Of Colonies" is an unusual 4x with a mix of resource management and fleet space combat, using dice rolls and card decks. We also have added quick and easy trading capabilities, just to add some spice to the overall tense taste of the game.The game will be released fully translated in english and italian.
We are old gamers, in every sense. This means that we truly love games and that making games is our daily commitment. This is why Parsec was born. In the beginning it was a game made for ourselves, because we missed a sci-fi themed board game, but without those cluttered and overloaded interfaces. Something easy to learn, fun to play and, of course, hard to master. It quickly became evident that with more and more people asking us to have a copy of the game, the time to the next step (funding and production) had already come.
We have spent the last year in play-testing, polishing the design and refining gameplay, adding more depth to various elements of the game. The game rules are rock-solid and fully scalable, and have been thoroughly tested considering all possible game scenarios.
The rules are simple yet deep enough even for the more demanding gamers.
The scifi themed board games are usually very complex, somehow cluttered by dozens of parts used to represent almost anything. In Parsec - Age Of Colonies this is not true, the game is very simple and easy to learn. All the technology has been moved onto the cards. The cards decide your faction, the faction (almost) decide your strategy. Cards are divided in four classes (strategic, natural, bonus and permanent) and are constantly flowing through players that can buy, use, steal or sell them in order to achieve specific goals. This approach, along with dice rolling, the modular board and the factions randomness, add a virtually endless replay value to the game. Players can bind alliances on the fly to combat against other players when they are too close to victory, but without knowing the enemy's card deck it will be anyway a difficult task. Parsec - Age Of Colonies is much more deeper than it looks at a first glance.
The cards play a pivotal role in the gameplay, of course. You will gain access to special items or additional resources, diplomacy, weapons and, most important, you'll be able to unleash the power of natural events in your favor.
The game is composed of two playset, one for 4 players and one for 2 players, that can be combined together to form a massive playing field, up to six (or more...) players.
The game graphics have been designed with a videogame quality approach with high and colorful details, and the game pawns are simple but engaging.
See more about the rewards we are offering and enlist now for your journey in the Parsec universe!
Learn more about the game...
The strategic game for the conquest of the Galaxy
2 to 6 players, 13+
The fight for total control of the Galaxy has begun. Lead one of the twelve game Factions to the conquest of the known universe! PARSEC - AGE OF COLONIES® it's a strategy space game where your command, diplomacy and resource management skills will be put to test. It will be up to you to reach the final victory!
There are two different game sets:
- FOUR players box content:
- 4 Faction pawns sets (red, green, yellow, blue) containing 10 colonies, 10 cargos, 10 fighters, 8 transports, 8 cruisers
- 4 8-sided dices (red, green, yellow, blue)
- 4 technical sheets
- 8 "1 turn" tokens
- 70 Event cards
- 40 Gold cards
- 40 Energy cards
- 40 Titanium cards
- 8 Faction cards
- 12 table modules (11+1 space port)
- TWO players box content:
- 2 Faction pawns sets (orange, purple) containing 10 colonies, 10 cargos, 10 fighters, 8 transports, 8 cruisers
- 2 8-sided dices (orange, purple)
- 2 technical sheets
- 4 "1 turn" tokens
- 35 Event cards
- 20 Gold cards
- 20 Energy cards
- 20 Titanium cards
- 4 Faction cards
- 6 table modules (5+1 space port)
Furthermore, additional Event card decks and two more expansion sets are arriving to bring the total player numbers to eight, for even more challenging games!
In PARSEC - AGE OF COLONIES® you can achieve victory in different ways: taking control of space economic system, colonizing most of the planets or crushing your enemies one by one with your war fleet.
Turn in your favor cosmic events like black holes, space-time distorsions, meteor swarms and much more. During the struggle for total domination, you will have the chance to break through new scientific discoveries that will let you develop your space navigation capability, your weapons and your defenses, helping you achieve your goals. Watch your enemies, because they won't just seat there.
Each time you destroy an enemy unit, you will recover it's value in resources.
They will oppose you by all means with sabotage, spying, interfering in your commercial negotiations or stealing your technologies and vessels. Ally with your opponents in order to gain strategic advantages or striking down more powerful enemies.
Will you colonize the Galaxy to control its riches or will you use them to move to war against your enemies? This call is only yours! In PARSEC - AGE OF COLONIES® in order to found a new galactic empire, players must colonize the planets and take control of asteroids, building colonies and cargo ships that will let them extract the three key resources: Titanium, Gold and Energy.
Using a blend of strategy and war tactics, you must find the right balance to achieve your goals, taking advantage of the peculiar abilities of your Faction and of the rich deck of Event cards divided in four categories:
- Strategic Events [ Technologies, Weapons, Tactical actions ]
- Natural Events [ Black holes, Asteroid fields and similar ]
- Bonus Events [ Additional resources, Vessels ]
- Permanent Events [ Building capabilities, Attack and Defense ]
To get more detail about game card decks, visit the CARD SECTION of our website www.parsectheboardgame.com.
With the modular game board, the Event cards and the Faction cards, every game will be different. You will be able to explore and fight in always different battle scenarios and to experiment with always new combat strategies. Each of this key gameplay elements will let you live unprecedented epic galactic battles.
Risks and challenges
Yes, the game is complete and we are near to sign with a publisher.
We believe that tabletop gaming deserves much more, and the market numbers are getting more and more interesting. We raised relevant interest in the last game faires from many top publishers. Game production is a serious matter and is also our job.
We all know that people don't have money to waste for a cheap, low profile game or in a project that is still not finished. This make us more than confident in the project success and with your precious support we will make it true.
The team at Back2brain
- (60 days)