Civilization: Beyond Earth Takes Your Civ Into An Alien Future

Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the basic structure of Civilization 5 and infuses it with science-fiction tropes, alien creatures, and a sprawling web of advanced speculative technology. Yes, it's an excellent game. Its only fault is that it's not quite alien enough. » 11/07/14 7:30am 11/07/14 7:30am

The First Space Wargame Prepares for Relaunch

You might be familiar with E.E. Smith's Lensman novels, but you've probably never played the 1969 classic Lensman wargame. Out of print since the 70s, copies of the original Lensman game are so rare they're hard to find even on ebay. Now, original designer Phil Pritchard is overhauling the game for re-release,… » 7/22/08 8:00am 7/22/08 8:00am

An Interstellar Empire Is Yours for the Making

An ancient galactic civilization is fragmented; numerous intelligent species vie for political, commercial and military control. Meanwhile, the former galactic capital of Mecatol Rex hosts the Galactic Council. Can you create a power base strong enough to unite the galaxy and begin a new golden age? That's the task… » 5/22/08 8:00am 5/22/08 8:00am

Merchant of Venus, the Game of Intergalactic Trade

In 1988, Avalon Hill released Merchant of Venus, a game of intergalactic trade and exploration that was about a decade ahead of its time. Although the pun-tacular title character exists only as a legend outlined on the back of the box, Merchant of Venus maintains a loyal cult following. People have even created mods… » 4/22/08 8:00am 4/22/08 8:00am