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Designed by Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Current overall rank on BoardGameGeek: 74
Current overall rank on reddit r/boardgames: 92
Star Realms is a spaceship combat deckbuilding game designed by Magic Pro Tour Champions and Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and cofounder of the Ascension Deckbuilding Game).
The game offers all the thrills of traditional trading card game style combat, combined with the fun of a deckbuilding game. Play powerful ships, destroy enemy bases or blast your opponent directly on your way to victory!
* Portable – The whole game fits in a deckbox.
* Expandable – One deckbox supports 2 players. Use additional copies for multi-player games.
This is easily my favorite Deckbuilding game. I even like all of the expansions. The only thing I don't like about it is the scorekeeping, but the publisher, White Wizard Games, have now come out with an excellent scorekeeping app for your phone. I usually carry Star Realms around if I know we're going to be waiting around for something.