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Asteroid Pirates: A Game of Ship to Ship Combat in the Asteroid Belts
Asteroid Pirates: A Game of Ship to Ship Combat in the Asteroid Belts
by Yaquinto (1981)
Player Count
2 to 4

Player Ages
12+

Playing Time
1 hour
Categories
  • Science Fiction
  • Wargame
  • Designers
  • Michael S. Matheny
  • Mechanisms
  • Action Point Allowance System
  • Hex-and-Counter
  • Paper-and-Pencil
  • Simulation
  • Dice Rolling
  • Critical Hits and Failures
  • Family
  • Asteroids
  • Series: Album Games (Yaquinto)
  • Rating: 0/10 from 0 users

    Description

    Tactical space combat. Each player is a pirate squadron or convoy escort squadron (on its way to relieve a besieged Mars). The action occurs amidst the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, Star Wars style (e.g. this "belt" looks more like a proto-planet than an actual asteroid belt) --asteroids offer shelter and menace as you weave your way through them. Ships are designed by the players then flown in the missions. Missiles, lasers, tractor beams, oh my! Play involves energy allocation using little cardboard sliders. Fast and furious.

    Shooting Stars: A Tactical Game of Fighter Combat in Space is a similar game, but more involved and detailed.

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