Redmond-based ASSA Games will be introducing its second board game, “Galaxy’s Edge,” to the public this Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Redmond Town Center Uncle’s Games store.
In Galaxy’s Edge, you are a flagship commander of one of the great galactic superpowers, navigating the fringe of the known galaxy in an effort to claim and colonize the many bountiful star systems in the region. Expansion can be achieved through a combination of peaceful occupation and use of military resources to seize enemy outposts and to protect your own. A variety of alien species are native to the newly-charted sectors; earning their loyalty will go a long way towards claiming a victory and “event cards” can be used to further your goals in a number of ways.
Galaxy’s Edge game designer Andrei Burago also was the mastermind behind the successful “Conquest of the Fallen Lands” (rated a “Top 100” board game by The Dice Tower, an online tabletop game review Web site) released in 2005. Burago will be on hand to answer questions about the game, play a round of Galaxy’s Edge with guests and sign copies of the game.