Today is celebrated as the International Day of Human Space Flight in dedication of the first manned space flight made on April 12 in 1961. To commemorate this day, we have composed a list of 12 (definitely not a coincidence, he-he) space games you can play on Tabletopia.

Aliens and races, space exploration and domination, mining for recources, population of planets, space technologies and innovations, galactic escape: we have it all, take a look!


1. Alien Frontiers

2–4 Players; 60–90 Min


Alien Frontiers is a game of resource management and planetary development for two to four players. During the game you will utilize orbital facilities and alien technology to build colony domes in strategic locations to control the newly discovered world.

2. Farlight

2–5 Players; 45–60 Min


Farlight is a light-medium weight game of blind bidding, tile placement and resource management. Your organization will compete to design the most efficient and powerful spacecraft, to gather scientific knowledge, construct facilities on distant worlds, and transport colonists to the farthest reaches of our Solar System.

3. Darkrock Ventures

1–5 Players; 30–45 Min


Darkrock Ventures is a worker placement game about mining and exporting in a hostile outer space. Players will be controlling a mining company working in harsh conditions to acquire the most credits.


4. Master of the Galaxy

2–4 Players; 60 Min


Master of the Galaxy is a fast and furious 4Х board game inspired by the best-selling computer game Master of Orion. The Galaxy is vast, rich and open for any species that discover space flight. But nine Elder Races are about to unleash the war to seize its stars and planets. eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate!


5. Hexpanse

2–4 Players; 30–60 Min


Hexpanse is a fast, hexagon based tactical board game of planetary conquest. As interstellar commanders and warlords, you will be battling for control over a single planet. To do so, you will be deploying troops from your mothership, mining for valuable resources, and using unique abilities of your factions.


6. Survive: Space Attack!

2–4 Players; 45–60 Min


Survive: Space Attack! is a reimplementation of a beloved classic Survive: Escape From Atlantis! You’re deep in space and are suddenly under attack by aliens… Grab your escape pod or suit and run for your life! And beware alien Warriors, Spawns, and Queens patrolling the space around the station. Who will be able to escape to safety?


7. Exoplanets

2–4 Players; 30 Min


Exoplanets is a medium-light game, where players create their own planetary system on the table.  Players add to the common star tiles which represent various planets or moons. Each of these tiles/planets give a different number of tokens (water, atmosphere, asteroids and light) and each planet has their climatic condition, which allows us to create life on these planets.


8. Chimera Station

2–4 Players; 60 Min


Chimera Station is a worker placement game for 2–4 players with customizable workers that you can enhance during the game to get various powers. You will splice claws, tentacles, and other parts onto your aliens to gain the abilities needed to outperform the competition. Your goal is to construct the space station and take command to gain prestige and win!


9. Empires: Galactic Rebellion

2–5 Players; 90–180 Min


Empires: Galactic Rebellion is a sequel to Empires: Age of Discovery using similar overall mechanisms. You are the leader of one of several rebel factions. You must recruit and train key specialists to help you fight and defeat the Galactic Empire.


10. Septikon

2 Players; 30–60 Min


Septikon re-creates the retro-futuristic atmosphere which was so popular in games like Fallout and BioShock. The players take the role of the owners and leaders of orbital mining battle stations, which are hunting for rich uranium deposits in an asteroid belt.


11. Lift Off! Get me off this Planet!

2–5 Players; 45 Min


Lift Off! Get me off this Planet! is a fast-paced semi-cooperative game with a fresh, lightweight take on unit placement and resource management. Use the moon and spacecrafts to get your Aliens off the planet before it explodes!


12. Space Race: The Card Game

2–4 Players; 30–60 Min

Space Race is a card game that takes place during the first seven decades of the space conquest, and players become directors of newly established Space Agencies. Their goal is to expand them and to achieve astonishing breakthroughs.


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