The Manufacturer's Board Game Review of The Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion:
This expansion contains everything you need to include two additional players in the Starfarers of Catan. the exciting, fast moving, science fiction game. Here you'll find 2 mother ships, 2 sets of playing pieces, additional cards, 2 reusable game board overlays, and a new alien race ripe for encounter. Now you can play any one of the five or six Starfarers commissioned to explore the galaxy, build new colonies, and expand commercial ties with various races of the Galactic Council. Accept the challenge! Careful diplomacy, clever trade, a firm stance against pirates, and the bold colonization of distant planetary systems will win you the support of humanity, and the other races of the galaxy and make you humanities' ambassador to the Galactic Council.
Of course you can also use the new planetary systems and the fifth race of aliens, the Travelers, in games of only 3-4 players. The shorter flight times will accelerate your exploration, add more action and increase the fun!
Rainy Day Game's Board Game Review of The Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion:
While our core group of gamers here is just 3 guys, we often have other friends or girlfriends join in. It only takes a couple of people to make the original Starfarers of Catan board game impossible to play.
The Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion saves the day by giving you the pieces required to add two more people to the game. And we've taken Mayfair Games' suggestion and use the new planets and aliens in all our games. This expansion is rare in that it improves game play for any number of players, not just the extra players it's designed for.
If you really don't want to use the new additions, the new planets come as stickers which can be removed and reapplied as you desire. Mayfair has done a great job with these, and they work very well.
The Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion will make all your games of Starfarers better, not just for large groups. If you enjoy the original Starfarers of Catan but would like to enhance it or play it with your larger gaming group, buy The Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion. It's exactly what you're looking for.
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