Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artefacts, is the fourth expansion for Race for the Galaxy, is incompatible with earlier expansions for that game, instead taking the game in a new direction. Race for the Galaxy: Alien Artefacts consists of two parts:
46 new cards including 5 new start worlds to add to the base set, plus a set of action cards and start hand for a fifth player. These can be used without the orb cards.
49 cards used to represent the Alien Orb which players jointly map and explore, gaining artefact tokens of various types that provide powers and VPs. There are also five new Explore action cards used in the orb game (instead of gaining an additional card or greater card selection).
The orb game is optional and provides a new RFTG experience, as players have to balance how much effort and actions they wish to put into exploring the orb versus developing their empires.
PLEASE NOTE This new expansion for Race for the Galaxy will take the basic game in a new direction. It will not be compatible with any of the first three expansions.
Game Type(s): Card Games
# of Players: 2 +
Age: 13 +
Released: 07 January 2014