Galaxy Defenders is a cooperative tactical board game, with RPG elements, inspired by the classical Sci-Fi movies and video games of the '80s and '90s.
In Galaxy Defenders up to five players fight together – each taking control of one or more agents with unique powers – to defend the planet from an alien invasion. The Aliens are controlled by a sophisticated, card-driven artificial intelligence system. The battle for Earth against the aliens develops in a series of missions organized in a story-driven campaign.
The game includes 12 different missions. Each mission provides a different challenge to the players.
After setting up the mission, gameplay revolves around a tactical combat system, using custom 10-sided dice.
There is no "alien player" in Galaxy Defenders. The aliens are controlled by the fame system itself, through an artificial intelligence system based on two types of cards: Alien cards; and Close Encounter cards.
The combination of a unique AI for each alien species, and the uncertainty about alien activation in a turn are an incredibly realistic simulation of the chaos of battle, and provide a very sophisticated challenge to the players.
The turn structure allows the level of difficulty to scale dynamically, based on the number of agents in play. More agents bring more activations for the aliens. The system provides an appropriate level of difficulty, regardless of the number of players. If agents die during the game, the system "recalibrates" the difficulty to a reasonable and enjoyable level. So you still have a chance to complete the mission.
Campaign & Rank-Up System
Mission events influence future events in two different ways: