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Designed by Vlaada Chvatil
Current overall rank on BoardGameGeek: 110
Current overall rank on reddit r/boardgames: 89
Corporation Incorporated is an interplanetary construction firm that builds sewer systems and low-income housing on the less-developed planets of the Galaxy. For years, Corp Inc. has tottered on the brink of bankruptcy: transporting building materials to the edge of the Galaxy, where the need for their services is greatest, is a risky business.
The company was saved by a few visionaries on the board of directors. Instead of shipping materials to the Periphery, they reasoned, why not build the materials into spacecraft and let them ship themselves? Furthermore, why hire pilots if there are nut-cases who will do it for free?
That’s where you come in. Just sign the contract, and you gain unrestricted access to a Corp Inc. Warehouse. Build your own space ship from the available prefabricated components, and fly it to the Periphery. Of course, you may have to eat a loss, but any profits you make along the way are yours to keep, and Corporation Incorporated will pay you a bonus for quick delivery.
It’s possible that you will end up with an insurmountable debt and finish your days panhandling on the streets of Deneb III, but if Lady Luck should smile upon you, you just might find yourself among the 10 billion richest people in the Galaxy!
• 1 Flight board
• 8 Two-sided ship boards
• 60 Adventure cards (20 in each level)
• 64 Cosmic Credit pieces in various denominations
• 144 Space ship components (including 4 starting components)
• 4 Numbered tiles
• 40 Grey astronaut figures
• 8 Alien figures in two different colors
• 8 Rocket markers in 4 colors
• 36 Battery tokens
• 56 Goods blocks in 4 colors
• 1 Two-sided card with rules for rounds II and III
• 2 Dice
• 1 Timer
I see Galaxy Trucker as a game of two parts, first building your spaceship, and second using your spaceship to play the game. The building phase consists of turning over upside-down tiles until you find a piece that you want to add to your ship. If you build well, you should be able to navigate the galaxy and win the game. This game is fun when you feel like building something unique.